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2015 Missouri Open Draws Top Talent

BELTON, MO -- As the MCA Nine Wicket Series prepares to take a historic step by partnering with a golf course, it appears as though top players are paying attention. The 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, MO., on Saturday, June 13, 2015 now boasts the best Pro line-up that the Nine Wicket Series has fielded. For starters, 2014 USCA Nine Wicket National champion Paul Miller is on the roster as well as runner-up Matt Griffith.Paul Miller

In addition, former two-time USCA Nine Wicket National champion Matt Smith (2009, 2011) has also joined the fray. Smith took some time off from nine wicket croquet and is now ranked #29 on the US list for Association players. Also from the Association world, Billy Bob Breeden will be on hand for the Missouri Open and he is currently #47 in the US Association rankings.

And of course, MCA 9WS mainstays Dylan Goodwin and Greg Clouse will also be looking to breakthrough the talented field as they join Miller and Griffith as the only other players to have won a an MCA Pro Series event.

"It's been a long term to goal to partner with a golf course here in the Kansas City area," said Dylan Goodwin, MCA President. "So, it's been great to see the top players here support the event."

With Monday, June 8, 2015, as the entry deadline, 22 players have already committed and there are only two slots left for the Pro/Gold division. The tentative plan is to start Pro/Gold at 8:30 a.m. with the championship game slated for roughly 4:00 p.m. The Bronze and Silver Divisions will start at noon and should finish by 7:30 p.m.

"We won't set another entry record with this one as we had to cap entries. We only have room for four courts. But we are going see our best field of players and if ever stops raining, it will far and away be our best long-grass surface of the year," said Goodwin. 

DRESS CODE: The MCA does not have a dress code, but we do honor the code of host venues. In this case, Eagles' Landing requires that men wear shirts with sleeves. Cut-off shorts are not allowed and frayed jeans are also not permitted.

01. Dylan Goodwin
02. Billy Bob Breeden
03. Debbie Breeden
04. Jason Johnson
05. Bill Berg
06. Di Berg - S
07. Keith Berg
08. Justin Marciniak - S
09. Greg Clouse
10. Ron Millican
11. Deborah Millican
12. Matt Smith
13. Renee Potter - B
14. Paul Miller
15. Matt Griffith
16. Ellie Kemp - S
17. Elizabeth Goodwin - B
18. Greg Adams
19. Jodi Adams
20. Trevor Adams - S
21. Darin Watson - S
22. Gwyneth Bowen - B


PRESS CONTACT: Dylan Goodwin / / 913-636-7231

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