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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 Kansas City Open (31)

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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Sunday
Jul292018

KC Open Pro Report: Swiss Battle Royale

The 2018 Kansas City Open Pro Division offered a day designed for the croquet hardcore. Matt Griffith and I squared off in the final yesterday at about 5:30 p.m. at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri, after playing five straight games. In total, we played eight hours of croquet with about 15 minutes for a quick lunch after round two.

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Thursday
Jul262018

Game Times Set for 2018 Kansas City Open

Updated on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:33AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Parkville, Mo.—Starting times for the 2018 Kansas City Open, the next event in the Midwest Croquet Association Nine Wicket Series, are set.

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Sunday
Jul152018

2018 Kansas City Open: Sign up to Play Now

Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 6:53PM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Parkville, Mo.—On July 28 and 29, Kactus Creek Croquet Club will host the Kansas City Open, the next tournament in the 2018 Midwest Croquet Association Nine Wicket Series.

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Wednesday
Jul112018

Event Cancellation: Missouri Open

Because the 2018 Missouri Open attracted only nine entries, the Kansas City Croquet Club has cancelled the event.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

2017 KC Open: Griffith Clinches Pro 9WS

With the dust settling on a big weekend of action at the Kansas City Open held at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri, the numbers all add up to a three-peat for Matt Griffith in the MCA Nine Wicket Series as he now leads the overall race by more than the 96 points that will be available at the MCA Championship in September.

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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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Saturday
Jul292017

2017 KC Open: Early Pro Report

PARKVILLE, MO -- Matt Griffith took the 2017 Kansas City Open Pro Division title with a tight 19-17 win over Billy Bob Breeden at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. Griffith has now won three of the four Kansas City Open Pro titles and a record seven MCA Pro titles. Griffith advanced to the final after a 23-16 win over Dylan Goodwin. Breeden made it to the final after winning 24-22 thriller over Greg Adams in the semifinals.

Tomorrow the action resumes as the Gold players will hit the courts at 8:30 a.m. look to gain slots in the final eight for the MCA Gold Championship in September. 

Wednesday
Jul262017

2017 Kansas City Open: Schedules

PARKVILLE, MO -- The 2017 Kansas City Open is set to roll out this weekend with 20 players lined out for battle at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The Pro Division will start the action with at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Nine players will play in three blocks of three with six players advancing to the afternoon knockout. Matt Griffith, Dylan Goodwin and Billy Bob Breeden will all receive the early morning byes and have 9:45 a.m. starts. All players are asked to be on hand 30 minutes prior to their first game.

PRO SCHEDULE (SATURDAY): challonge.com/2017KCpro

The combo Gold and Silver Division will begin play on Sunday morning and have an 8:30 a.m. start. The combo division will try a new King of the Mountain (KOM) format that will guarantee all players at least two games in Gold and should provide good opportunities for players looking to qualify for the MCA Gold Championship and for players competing for the top spot. Full details on the format will be posted later this week, but the opening matchups are listed below.

GOLD-SILVER FIRST ROUND: 8:30 AM SUNDAY

CT / Seed - Player v Seed - Player
SE: 1 - Steve Jackson v 5 - Ellie Kemp
SW: 3 - Brevin Millican v 7 - Wanda Jackson
NE: 2 - Justin Marciniak v 6 - Josh Reed
NW: 4 - Gabe Airrington v 8 - Cade Millican

Byes: Di Berg, Darin Watson, Jim Ratzlaff (9:45 a.m. starts)

NOTES

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your first game
  • Address: 13312 NW 76th St, Parkville, MO 64152
  • All players should have at least 45 minutes for lunch
  • Lunch is not provided; however, Kactus Creek has a refrigerator and grill on site
  • Winners report/write down scores and both players should gather court equipment: balls, clips, timers and replace to the proper end of the court
  • Games are 60 minutes and each player has three timouts
  • The clock may be stopped interference for double-banked games in the final 10 minutes of the game
  • Entry fee is $20 for MCA members, $30 for non-MCA members [More information about membership]
  • Tournament manager is Dylan Goodwin -- kccroquetclub@gmail.com
Wednesday
Jul192017

2017 Kansas City Open: Nine Wicket Series Returns to Kactus Creek Croquet Club

Registration is open for the Kansas City Open nine-wicket croquet tournament to be held over two days at the end of July at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Mo.

The KC Open is the final regular-season tournament in the Midwest Croquet Association's Nine Wicket Series for 2017 and players' last chance to add to their points totals before the MCA Championship.

Please note: In 2017, the Pro Division takes its turn to play on Saturday — July 29. The lower divisions play on Sunday, July 30, this year. In 2016, the Pro Division played on the Sunday of KC Open weekend. Because of court availability, the divisions alternate days each successive year.

Sign up by Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m. Email kccroquetclub@gmail.com, or mark that you are "Going" on the Facebook event page.

Tournament entry fees are $20 for MCA members and $30 for nonmembers. [More information about membership.]

Lunch is not provided; however, Kactus Creek has a refrigerator and grill on site.