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2018 Midwest Area Schedule

01/27: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)
05/05: 2018 Lee's Summit T-Bone (9WS)
06/16: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
06/17: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
07/28: KC Open (9WS)
08/18: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
08/19: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
09/15: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/16: 2017 MCA Awards

2019
01/26: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (South)

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Entries in Justin Marciniak (35)

Sunday
Jul292018

KC Open Gold Report: Marciniak Makes It Interesting

Parkville, Mo.—Justin Marciniak won all five of his games Saturday to place first in the Gold division at the 2018 Kansas City Open at Kactus Creek Croquet Club.

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Tuesday
Jul032018

2018 Missouri Open Entry List

Tracking entries for the 2018 Missouri Open at Eagles's Landing set for Saturday, July 14, 2018. Entry deadline is Monday, July 9, 2018.

PRO DIVISION
01. Dylan Goodwin
02. Greg Clouse
03. Matt Griffith
04. Steve Jackson

GOLD DIVISION
01. Justin Marciniak
02. Ellie Griffith
03. Wanda Jackson

SILVER DIVISION
01. Valerie Andruss
02. Jim Ratzlaff

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Wednesday
May162018

Big Early Lead for Ellie

A loss to #1 seed Wanda Jackson in the last round of block play dropped Ellie Griffith into the wildcard round for the Gold Division at the MCA 2018 opener in Lee's Summit, Missouri on May 5, 2018. But that loss didn't turn out to be so bad as she rolled through the bracket and on to her first MCA tournament title.

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Sunday
Mar182018

2017 MCA President's Award Winners

The Midwest Croquet Association announced the 2017 President's Awards at the AGM on January 27, 2018. The following awards were presented. Congratulations to all of the winners.

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Sunday
Feb182018

AGM Highlights: Jackson is New President

The 2018 Midwest Croquet Association Annual General Meeting held at the eCafe in Overland Park, Kansas, on January 27, 2018, achieved the primay goal of transitioning to a new president. Steve Jackson from Kansas City has taken over the role from Dylan Goodwin who served for five years.

The transition was the central part of the meeting discussion and an interesting twist occurred as a new vice president position was created which Ellie Griffith taking that role. The idea is that adding another member will help with the workload for the president and also ensure of smooth succession in future years.

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Thursday
Sep212017

Gold Championship: Jackson's Revenge

The 2017 MCA Gold Championship set up similar to the 2016 edition. Steve Jackson entered with a lead in the overall race in both years. While 2016 ended on a sour note, Jackson left no doubt in 2017 as he capped his 15-1 season with a pair of wins to claim his first Gold Series Championship and third straight Gold tournament title. 

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Tuesday
Sep122017

2017 MCA Championship at Loch Lloyd Line-ups

All qualified players are checked in and the line-ups are set for the 2017 MCA Championship to be held this Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Loch Lloyd in Belton, Missouri. The Pro Division will start at 8:30 a.m. with a projected championship game start time of 11:00 a.m. The Gold Division will start at approximately 12:30 p.m. and will also incorporate the Silver Championship. Four players that fall from the Gold Playoff will move into the Silver Championship while the Gold Championship progresses. The Pro Division will have a court available if knocked out players after round one would like to have a plate.

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Friday
Aug252017

MCA Championship Headed to Loch Lloyd

The MCA is pleased to announce that the 2017 MCA Championship will be held at Loch Lloyd in Belton, Missouri, on September 16, 2017. The Pro Division will have the morning start this year and will begin play at 8:30 a.m. The Gold Division start time will follow the Pro Championship, so the estimated start time is 12:20 p.m. The traditional all-white croquet apparel rule will be in effect for this event, which happens to be the fifth MCA Championship since the start of the Nine Wicket Series (9WS) in 2013. Loch Lloyd also has a dress code and details on that will be provided soon.

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Sunday
Jul302017

2017 KC Open Gold: Jackson's Perfect Day 

The MCA Gold Division took to the court for the second half of the Kansas City Open this morning at 8:30 a.m. Five rounds later, Steve Jackson stood tall as the winner as he went 5-0 and won three straight on the King of the Mountain (KOM) court. The 10-player format on two courts acted like a Swiss while awarding more points each round for the winners v winners games. By round three, that created a KOM court that awarded six points per win and a secondary court that offered three points per win. Players that took a loss in the early rounds had a path back to the top of the mountain.

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Monday
May082017

Gabe Gets Gold at 2017 Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament

Gabe Airrington took his success at the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament to the next level on Saturday.

Returning to Howard Park, the site of his first tournament victory in the Silver Division in 2015, Airrington went undefeated in combined Gold/Silver Division block play in the morning and knocked out the four and two seeds to take first place in the Gold playoff in the afternoon. His block wins over the eventual Silver Division finalists, Eddie Mondt and Wanda Jackson, and his triumphs in the Gold Division proved he belongs in the Gold group in 2017 after a dominant 2016 in the Silver Division.

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