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2017-18 Area Schedule

02/18: AGM (N. Kansas City)
04/21: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/22: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/23: KC AC Invitational (AC)
05/06: Lee’s Summit T-Bone (9WS)
06/02: Sunflower Wickets Benefit (GC)
07/08: Missouri Open (9WS)
07/21: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield IL v WI (GC)
07/29: KC Open: Pro (9WS)
07/30: KC Open: Gold-Silver (9WS)
08/19: States Shield Championship (GC)
09/15: MCA 6B Championship (9W)
09/16: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/10: 2017 President’s Awards/Town Hall
01/28: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)

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Tuesday
May092017

Millican Smashes the Pro Ceiling

The MCA Pro Division now has a female player listed on the page of title champions. Deborah Millican worked through the long grass of the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament held this past Saturday at Howard Park in Lee's Summit to finish with a 25-9 win over Billy Bob Breeden to claim her first Pro title. It's a wonderful moment for the MCA and for croquet in general as the sport has always been marketed as gender and age equal. Scroll through that list of champions and you'll see the MCA is well represented across all demographics.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Breeden Collects Another KC AC Title

The Kactus Creek AC Invitational sponsored by CroquetNetwork.com was originally scheduled for Tulsa, Oklahoma, but with minimal interest the event shifted gears and switched to the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. On relatively short notice, five players chose to join the fray and battle it out April 21-23, 2017. The reward for these brave AC warriors was Friday start in "November-like" conditions, but the event saw improving weather each day.

PHOTO GALLERY | RESULTS

The first two days were a round-robin that eliminated one player to set up a four-player knockout on Sunday. Matt Griffith worked through the block with a 4-0 record to take the top seed in the knockout. There he advanced with a 26-2 semifinal win over Ron Millican, who still needs some convincing on the merits of AC. Billy Bob Breeden took down Dylan Goodwin 24-4 with ease in the other semifinal. That set up what proved to be an interesting final between Griffith and Breeden.

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Sunday
Mar192017

2017 MCA Spring Notes

As we rapidly roll into the 2017 season, here's a brief rundown new developments for the 2017 MCA season ...

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS OPEN: 2017 MCA membership is open and forms for Basic/Family and Premium (Jersey) membership can be found under the Membership page.

TULSA AC INVITATIONAL: Croquet Network has announced an Association Croquet event to be held April 21-23, 2017 at LaFortune Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. MCA member Billy Bob Breeden is spearheading the event and more info is available under the calendar entry on Croquet Nation.

MISSOURI OPEN SET: MCA president Dylan Goodwin has finalized Saturday, July 8, 2017, for the Third Annual Missouri Open to round out the 2017 MCA Nine Wicket Series. The event will again be held at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Missouri.

Wednesday
Aug032016

Miller Back on Top

The 2016 MCA Nine-Wicket Series continues to find ways to reach back to the 2013 season. During that historic first season, Paul Miller took both the inaugural MCA Championship tournament and GWM Pro Points Race, but since then had only been able to play in a few MCA events. His return this year netted his first tourney win since 2013 as he took down Billy Bob Breeden 32-18 in Sunday's Kansas City Open Pro Division final at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. That little nod to the 2013 season follows the only other tournament winner from that first year, Greg Clouse, also picking up his first MCA win since 2013 at the Missouri Open held earlier in July.

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Sunday
Jul312016

2016 KC Open Pro/Gold Early Results

PRO DIVISION: Paul Miller 32, Billy Bob Breeden 18
GOLD DIVISION: Josh Reed 23, Jodi Adams 21 

Thursday
Jun092016

2016 Cleveland Open Pro Line-up

The Pro Division for the 2016 Cleveland Open start swinging the mallets at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning with a three-round random draw format. Ten players will be looking for eight spots in the afternoon playoff bracket. The Pro Championship will take place at 3:15 p.m. on Center Court at the Cleveland Croquet Club. Methodology is explained below.

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Monday
Sep212015

September Madness

BELTON, MO -- The MCA capped its third season of the Nine Wicket Series with a wild weekend of play at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri. Dylan Goodwin took the Pro Championship with a 17-13 win over Greg Clouse in a hard-fought final, but with four divisions and the Six Ball Open Championship on Friday night there was plenty of hardware to go around.

Deborah Millican probably had the biggest weekend as she took the Six Ball Open Championship in an epic Friday night battle under the lights, then followed that with a 20-11 win in the Gold Championship over Bill Berg claiming both the Gold Shield and overall Gold Points race with 208 points on the season. Bill Berg was second in the Gold Points race with 193 points.

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Saturday
Sep192015

2015 MCA Championship Results

MARKEY PARK / BELTON, MISSOURI / SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

PRO DIVISION

Final
Dylan Goodwin 17, Greg Clouse 13

Semifinals
Greg Clouse 23, Ron Millican 19
Dylan Goodwin 17, Billy Bob Breeden 14

Quarterfinals
Greg Clouse 13, Bill Berg 12
Ron Millican 22, Greg Adams 21
Billy Bob Breeden 21, Jason Johnson 20
Dylan Goodwin 21, Deborah Millican 17 

Overall 2015 Pro Division Points Race
1. Matt Griffith 474 pts ($150) 2. Greg Clouse 371 pts ($75) 3. Dylan Goodwin 286 pts ($50) 4. Billy Bob Breeden 254 pts ($25) 5. Ron Millican 248 pts

GOLD DIVISION

Final
Deborah Millican 20, Bill Berg 11

Semifinals
Deborah Millican 22, Ellie Kemp 9
Bill Berg 24, Jodi Adams 23

First Round
Ellie Kemp 20, Debbie Breeden 16 

Overall 2015 Gold Division Points Race
1. Deborah Millican 208 pts 2. Bill Berg 193 pts 3. Jodi Adams 168 pts 4. Debbie Breeden 121 pts 5. Nathan Oberg 114 pts 

SILVER DIVISION

Final
Darin Watson 19, Brevin Millican 15

Semifinals
Brevin Millican 12, Di Berg 10
Darin Watson 10, Justin Marciniak 7

First Round
Brevin Millican 20, Trevor Adams 17 

Overall 2015 Silver Division Points Race
1. Di Berg 163 pts 2. Darin Watson 158 pts 3. Gabe Airrington 135 pts 4. Justin Marciniak 81 pts 5. Eddie Mondt 78 pts 5. Ellie Kemp 78 pts

BRONZE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Renee Potter 16 pts 2. Gwyneth Bowen 13 pts 3. Cade Millican 12 pts 4. Elizabeth Goodwin 10 pts

Game 1 -- G Bowen 8, R Potter 6, E Goodwin 4, C Millican 4
Game 2 -- R Potter 10, C Millican 8, E Goodwin 6, G Bowen 5 

Overall 2015 Bronze Division Points Race
1. Tim Weimholt 50 pts 2. Gwyneth Bowen 46 pts 3. Trevor Adams 42 pts 4. Renee Potter 38 pts 5. Daniel Cooper 37 pts 5. Aaron Rowden 37 pts 

Thursday
Sep172015

2015 MCA Championship Official Schedule

Updated on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:51PM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

BELTON, MO -- It's championship week! The action starts on Friday evening with the Six Ball Championship at 6:00 p.m. at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri. Saturday morning the Pro Division will take the courts with an 8:30 a.m. start. Gold, Silver and Bronze follow with a 12:45 p.m. start. No meals are provided with this event.

ADDRESS:
Markey Park
615 Markey Rd
Belton, MO 64012

We are still able to take up to five more players for the Six Ball Championship on Friday evening. It is a free event for MCA members and $10 for non-members. Contact kccroquetclub@gmail.com if you would like to participate. Official schedule follows.

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Friday
Aug282015

2015 MCA Championship Player List Update

Updated on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:59AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 10:00AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:44AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:54AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

LEAWOOD, KS -- Each year, the MCA headquarters springs into action after the final MCA 9WS regular season event and begins the invite process for the MCA Championship. For those not familiar with the format, MCA members that qualify in the top event of each division (12 in Bronze) get free entry into the championship. Non-members that qualify can still pay a fee to participate in the event. In addition, the MCA will offer a single-elimination Six-Ball Championship on Friday evening (September 18) that is free for members and open to all players with a $10 entry fee.

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