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2019 Midwest Area Schedule

07/27: KC Open Pro (9WS)
07/28: KC Open Gold (9WS)
08/16: US GC Classic
08/17: US GC Classic
08/17: Shield Championship-Tulsa (GC)
08/19: Shield Championship-Tulsa (GC)

02/01: 2020 MCA Annual General Meeting

BOLD = MCA Tournaments


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


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.


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


Pelican Ridge Date Change

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


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.


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.


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)


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.


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.


Nine-Wicket National Championship for 2008  

“Show Me Your Talent” was the battle cry when the Missouri Croquet Association hosted the National 9 Wicket Croquet Tournament. Held in Shawnee Mission, KS on Oct 3-4-5, 2008, competitors from all over the United States and Canada gathered for though competition in 9 wicket singles, doubles & cutthroat playing. Three wonderful days of weather made this ideal for learning new techniques and meeting new friends. After numerous games, Winners were announced. Leading the singles competition were George Cochran, Louisiana; Matt Smith, Missouri 2nd; and Billy Bob Breeden, Missouri 3rd. Doubles winners were Matt Baird & Art Parsells, Oklahoma; Bob Kroger & Reid Fleming, Maine 2nd; & Matt Griffith & Billy Bob Breeden, Missouri 3rd. Cut throat winners included Brad Clouse, Kansas 1st; Ron Millican, Missouri, 2nd ; and Roy Morgan of Washington, DC, 3rd.

The USCA has asked the Missouri Croquet Assoc.  Again, host the 9 Wicket National Croquet Tournaments next year. Tournament dates are September 25–27, 2009 at Shawnee, KS (Mid-American Sport Complex).

Missouri Croquet would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donations for the National Croquet Tournament held in Shawnee, KS, on Oct. 3-5, 2008.  -- Greg & Jodi Adams

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