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Entries in Belton Croquet (19)

Friday
Aug282015

2015 MCA Championship Player List Update

Updated on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:59AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 10:00AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:44AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:54AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

LEAWOOD, KS -- Each year, the MCA headquarters springs into action after the final MCA 9WS regular season event and begins the invite process for the MCA Championship. For those not familiar with the format, MCA members that qualify in the top event of each division (12 in Bronze) get free entry into the championship. Non-members that qualify can still pay a fee to participate in the event. In addition, the MCA will offer a single-elimination Six-Ball Championship on Friday evening (September 18) that is free for members and open to all players with a $10 entry fee.

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Thursday
Jun112015

2015 Missouri Open - Gold Schedule

BELTON, MO - Entries for the 2015 Missouri Open Pro and Gold Division topped out at an odd number of 15 players. That scenario forced a split between the Pro and Gold Division. With 10 pro spots available eight spots were given to the eight players that made the pro playoff at the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament. Matt Smith and Paul Miller were awarded the final two spots based on 9W ranking. The Gold Division will play a four-game round-robin format at this Saturday's event with games starting at 8:30 a.m. All players will receive one bye during the event. Full schedule:

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Thursday
Jun112015

2015 Missouri Open - Silver Schedule

BELTON, MO - The 2015 Missouri Open Silver Division will play a four-game round-robin format at Saturday's event. Games will start at 12:15 p.m.

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Thursday
Jun112015

2015 Missouri Open - Bronze Line Up

BELTON, MO -- The 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing will have five players in the six-ball Bronze Division. The Bronze Division will play two games and places will be determined by total points in both games.

Game 1 -- 12:15 p.m.

Game 2 -- 2:30 p.m.

Players:
Gwyneth Bowen
Elizabeth Goodwin
Renee Potter
Gabe Andrews
Donald Dawes

ENTRY FEE: $10, Registration for Bronze will be courtside.

ADDRESS: 4200 Bong Ave, Belton, MO 64012

LUNCH: Available for purchase on site in the Eagles' Landing Clubhouse.

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. 

NO COOLERS: Eagles's Landing Golf Course does not allow coolers on the course. This is to prohibit the use of alcohol and also to encourage usage of the on-site clubhouse.

SIX-BALL RULES:
Six ball follows the same set of rules as the MCA Silver Division, but each player only plays one ball. The order of play is Blue, Red, Black, Yellow, Green, Orange. The first player to run all of the wickets and peg out is the winner. There is a time-limit of 50 minutes. If time runs out before a peg out, each ball gets one last turn. A player earns one point for each wicket run and peg scored. The player with the most points in a non-pegout game is the winner.

A player may not earn bonus shots off of another ball prior to running the first wicket. A player also may not earn bonus shots off of any other ball that has not previously scored the first wicket. If a player that has run the first wicket (in the game), hits his or her ball into a ball that has not scored the first wicket (out of the game), the balls reset and the turn is over.

One bonus shot is earned for running a wicket or scoring the stake. Wickets must be run from the proper side. If a player scores two wickets in one stroke, then two bonus shots are earned. If a player scores a wicket and a stake in the same stroke two bonus strokes are earned. However, a third bonus shot can never be earned (two wickets and a stake, still only results in two bonus shots).

If a player hits another ball, that earns two bonus shots. However, a player may only hit a ball once before scoring a wicket. 

Each player gets one, one-minute time out during the game. 

If a player withdrawals from a game, that player's ball is removed from the court.

Friday
Jun052015

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 for an event, it appears as though top players are paying attention. The 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, MO., on Saturday, June 6, 2015 now boasts the best Pro field that the 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. And 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 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 as the entry deadline, 21 players have already committed and there are only two slots left for Pro/Gold. 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 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday
May132015

June 13: Missouri Open at Eagles Landing

BELTON, MO -- The Midwest Croquet Association has added the Missouri Open at Eagles Landing in Belton, Missouri for Saturday, June 13, 2015. The new event will be held on four full-size nine wicket courts that will be located on the driving range tee boxes for the public golf club and is the next event in the 2015 MCA Nine Wicket Series.

"This is an incredible opportunity for MCA players," said MCA President Dylan Goodwin. "Outside of Tulsa and Kactus Creek in Parkville, this will be the best surface the Nine Wicket Series has visited."

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Sunday
Sep142014

MCA Crowns 2014 Champions

BELTON, MO -- The second annual MCA Championship was held yesterday in Belton, Missouri with Matt Griffith taking the MCA Pro Championship with a 26-19 win over Jason Johnson. It was Griffith's second straight tourney win and he is now riding an eight-game winning streak and is undefeated in MCA play.

The overall Pro Race standings remained unchanged as Dylan Goodwin finished with 442 points on a 17-5 record to claim the Goodwin World Media MCA Pro Points race and the top prize of $100. Greg Adams took second with 320 points and a 10-8 record to claim second place and a $50 payout. Ron Millican held third place with 278 points on a 5-11 record and a $30 payout.

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Saturday
Feb152014

MCA Championship Returns to Belton

BELTON, MO -- Bill Berg reported yesterday that an agreement to hold the 2014 MCA Championship at Markey Park in Belton, MO with the Belton Parks and Recreation Department has been reached. The event will be held Saturday, September 13 and will be for the top qualifiers in the respective MCA Nine-Wicket Series points races. Players must be members to participate in the MCA Championship, but there is no entry fee.

The event will be one week prior to the USCA's Nine Wicket National Championship which is set for September 19-21 in the Kansas City area. The MCA Championship should provide a good warm-up for that event.

Behind the scenes, the MCA is also close to announcing another regular season event. The target for 2014 is four regular season events in addition to the MCA Championship.

2014 MCA SCHEDULE TO DATE

02/22--AGM (Kansas City)
05/17--T-Bone (Lee's Summit)
09/13--MCA Championship (Belton)

Detailed Schedule:

http://missouricroquet.squarespace.com/2014-schedule/

Saturday
Sep142013

2013 MCA Championship: Early Report

BELTON, MO -- A full report will be available later this weekend. Today's winners:

MCA Pro Points Race - Paul Miller
MCA Championship - Paul Miller 

MCA Gold Points Race - Jason Johnson
MCA Gold Championship - Jodi Adams

MCA Six-Ball Championship - Dylan Goodwin 

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