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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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Wednesday
Jul072010

Midwest Regional Championships 2010

TULSA, OK -- Traveling to the Midwest Regional Championship Tournament held in Tulsa, Okahoma were Kactus Creek Croquet Club members Matt Griffith, Matt Smith, Billy Bob Breeden & Ron & Deborah Milligan. After enduring rain, heat & humidity but still able to enjoy themselves, Missouri players showed their expertise by bringing home several trophies. Matt Smith, Warrensburg won second place in the Championship Flight Division while Ron Milligan, Lee's Summit won second place in the Second Flight Division.

Winners in the doubles competition were 2nd place Championship Division, Matt Smith & Matt Griffith with Ron & Deborah Milligan winning second place in the Second Flight Division.

Click here for photos or go to the photo tag at top of page to see pictures of the Midwest Regional 2010.

 

Friday
Jun042010

MCA members visit Sarasota County Croquet Club


VENICE, FL -- Jodi and Greg Adams of Kansas City, Mo were at Venice, Florida this last weekend to visit the Sarasota County Croquet Club. The Adams' report everyone was very nice and welcoming.

The club was formed in 2000 and now has 160 members. The club has three regulation sized croquet courts, one of which is sometimes converted into two ½ sized courts to better accommodate beginners to the sport.

The SCCC is located in Venice Florida on property owned by the City of Venice and maintained by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. The SCCC is the largest public facility dedicated to croquet in the United States.

Sunday
May162010

Brad Clouse Wins 2010 Lee's Summit Tourney

Brad Clouse (click photo to see gallery)LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- Twelve players braved a day of steady, cold rain at Hartman Park in Lee's Summit yesterday to kick off the 2010 MCA croquet season. Brad Clouse emerged as the first place winner of the Waterford Doubles nine-wicket event with a perfect 5-0 record.

Nick Zink claimed second place and Johnny Nichol grabbed third place, but the main story was one of survival. Umbrellas, rain suits and a change clothes were essential for the event as the rain never quit. The time limit games were shortened to 40 minutes after lunch to speed things along. Lunch was a big highlight as Ron and Debbie Millican funded a catered BBQ lunch that was fantastic and gave the players a chance to huddle near the heated food trays.

Despite the wet atmosphere, Hartman Park appeared to be a great facility for the event and players discussed the potential of hosting the event there again in 2011.

Link to Photo Gallery


Full Standings:

01. Brad Clouse
02. Nick Zink
03. Johnny Nichol
04. Matt Smith
05. Jason Johnson
06. Ron Millican
07. Jodi Adams
08. Greg Adams
09. Harvey Clouse
10. Greg Clouse
11. Dylan Goodwin
12. Debra Millican

Monday
May102010

2010 Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets

OLATHE, KS -- The Missouri Croquet Association provided equipment and referees for the First Annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets golf croquet fundraiser on Saturday morning in Olathe, Kansas. The event was held on four fields on the Mahaffie Farmstead and had 16 doubles teams battling in a single elimination event that was completed in two hours.

After the croquet tournamant, a champagne brunch was catered by delish Catering of Olathe. Engraved mallets were presented to the first through fourth place teams. It was reported that the event raised $4000 and appeared to be very popular with the participants.

Results:

1st -- Brady Small/Tim McKee

2nd -- Marge Vogt/Fred Sherman

3rd -- Brad Cornell/Matt Holstin

4th -- John Bacon/Bob Montgomery

Full Photo Gallery

2010 Sunflower Wickets action

Sunday
May092010

Pelican Ridge Date Change

The Pelican Ridge Tournament date has been moved back to July 31.

Tuesday
May042010

Lee's Summit Tourney Registration

The Lee's Summit tournament is on Saturday, May 15th starting at 9 AM. To register, contact the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department at 816-969-1500. Entry fee is just $15 and the format is 9W Cutthroat Croquet. Ron and Debbie Millican have graciously offered to provide lunch for all participants.

The tournament will be played Hartman Park in Lee's Summit, Missouri (just south of 3rd street and Pryor). It is a softball complex that they just completely revamped last year with new grading and newly seeded last year.

Tuesday
May042010

Midwest Open Date: Still TBD (Correction)

The Midwest Open has officially been set for Saturday, July 31 is still TBD. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday
Feb162010

2010 MCA Schedule Released

May 15 -- Lee's Summit Croquet Tournament (Cutthroat 9 Wicket)
May 29,30,31 -- Kactus Creek Croquet Tournament (6 Wicket-US Championship, 1st flight singles)
June 16,17,18,19,20 -- Tulsa Midwest Regional Croquet Tournament (6 Wicket-US-Singles/Doubles)
July 31 -- Pelican Ridge Croquet Tournament (Cutthroat 9 Wicket-Singles/Doubles)
XX/XX -- Midwest Open Croquet Tournament (Cutthroat 9 Wicket-Singles/Doubles)
Aug 14 -- Kansas City Croquet Tournament (Cutthroat 9 Wicket)
Sept 4,5,6 -- Indian Territory Open Croquet Tournament (6 Wicket-US-Singles/Doubles)
Sept 17,18,19-- 9-Wicket National Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket-Cutthroat/Standard Doubles/Singles)
Oct 2,3-- Kactus Creek Croquet Tournament (6 Wicket-US Club hi-low teams)
Oct 16-- Pumpkin Open Croquet Tournament (Cutthroat 9 Wicket)

Saturday
Jan022010

Results of the 2009 Croquet Season

This year Billy Bob & Debbie Breeden was the only ones that were able to attend the Midwest Regional Tournament in Edina, Minnesota.

After venturing to Edina, Minnesota, Billy Bob put in a great showing by winning 2nd place in the 6 wicket Midwest Regional Tournament in the First Flight Division.

In August the 36th Annual Kansas City tournament was held. The winner was Johnny Nichol of Warrensburg, Mo.

On Labor Day weekend several of us from Missouri travel to Oklahoma to compete in the Indian fall Territory Croquet Tournament held in Tulsa. Matt Smith of Warrensburg, Mo. finished second in the championship flight singles and Matt Griffith & Matt Smith finished first in the championship flight doubles. While Jodi Adams of Kansas City, MO, & Debbie Breeden of Gallatin finish in Third place in the 2nd flight division.

Then our focus moved to the 9-Wicket National, which was hosted by MCA & KCCC Croquet Clubs, held at the Shawnee Mission Sports Complex in Shawnee, Ks. On Sept 25-27, competitors from Canada, California, Missouri, Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, & Texas battled it out to show their skills.

Singles division in 9 wicket were: 1st Matt Smith, 2nd George Cochran, & 3rd Matt Griffith. Doubles division in 9 wicket were: 1st Matt Smith & Nick Zink, 2nd Matt Griffith & Billy Bob Breeden, & 3rd Matt Baird & Art Percell. Cutthroat winners were: 1st Jason Cole, 2nd Charles Cole, & 3rd Ron Millican.

The 28 annual Pumpkin open was held in Oct. The winners were 1st Don Brooks of Warrensburg, Mo. 2nd was Dalton Mayo of Parkville, Mo. & 3rd was Johnny Nichol of Warrensburg, Mo.

The M& M State Face Off was held Oct 16-17 at the Kactus Creek Croquet course in Parkville, MO. Competitors from Minnesota & Missouri battled the weather & each other in order to be named M&M Champions. After stiff competition in singles & doubles matches, Minnesota players Nate Weimerskirch, Rick Sheely, & George Funk were named the M&M winners, Missouri players competing were Matt Smith, Matt Griffith, & Billy Bob Breeden. All players are looking forward to next year’s tournament & hopefully warmer weather.

Saturday
Jan022010

2010 USCA Nine-Wicket Championship

The 2010 USCA Nine-Wicket National Championship is scheduled for 9/17-9/19 in Shawnee, Kansas. This will be the third straight year that the MCA will host the event.