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Entries in Carl Distefano (8)

Tuesday
Jul232013

Miller Leads the Pro Division

With Saturday's win at the PeakVision Leawood Challenge, Paul Miller moves into the pole position for the MCA Nine-Wicket Series. The top eight for the Pro Division will be invited to the MCA Championship on September 14. The Pro Division singles championship will be a single elimination bracket and seeds are based on the current point rankings.

With her eight place position, Deborah Millican will have the opportunity to play in both the Pro bracket and the Gold Division tournament.

RankFirstLastGPWinsLossesTotal WicketsWicket Average
1PaulMiller1410430922.07
2GregClouse139428221.69
3DylanGoodwin149527219.43
4RobertFournier137626120.08
5RonMillican126623519.58
6GregAdams83513316.63
7MattSmith44010325.75
8DebbieMillican5329919.80
9JasonJohnson5149118.20
10CarlDistefano5057715.40
11JodiAdams4046616.50
12BillBerg5145511.00
13KeithBerg3034113.67
14S. JasonCole3124013.33
Tuesday
Jul232013

Johnson Retains Lead in Gold Division

Jason Johnson held on to his lead in the Gold Division despite missing out on the Gold Final this past Saturday in Leawood, Kansas. Johnson is at 170 points, but that will have to hold as he will be unable to attend the MCA Championship in September. In the meantime, Bill Berg moved up to second place with 148 points, while Deborah Millican maintained third place with 141 points.

RankFirstLastGPWinsLossesTotal WicketsWicket Average
1JasonJohnson86217021.25
2BillBerg95414816.44
3DeborahMillican86214117.63
4KeithBerg5147114.20
5JustinMarciniak4045914.75
6S. JasonCole2113718.50
7CarlDistefano2022211.00
Monday
Jun102013

Goodwin Jumps Ahead in the Pro Division

With a win over Greg Clouse in the quarterfinals at Lee's Summit, Dylan Goodwin was able to leapfrog Clouse in the standings for the overall lead. Goodwin now has a 199 points in 10 games. Paul Miller stayed in second with 171 points in nine games, but is closer to the top position. Clouse follows closely in third place with 166 points. We now know that 30 or 40 points is easily made up in this race, so that means Robert Fournier (145) and Ron Millican (135) are still in contention. The race is on.

RankFirstLastGPWinsLossesTotal WicketsWicket Average
1DylanGoodwin107319919.90
2PaulMiller95417119.00
3GregClouse85316620.75
4RobertFournier84414518.13
5RonMillican73413519.29
6MattSmith44010325.75
7GregAdams4226616.50
8JodiAdams4046616.50
9CarlDistefano2023316.50
10DebbieMillican2113216.00
11JasonJohnson2022211.00
12BillBerg202147.00
Monday
Jun102013

Johnson Extends Lead in the Gold Division

Jason Johnson extended his lead in the Gold Division with his second title of the year at Lee's Summit this past Saturday. Bill Berg utilized his extra game in the championship to move into second place on the list. Full standings:

RankFirstLastGPWinsLossesTotal WicketsWicket Average
1JasonJohnson76115922.71
2BillBerg63310317.17
3DeborahMillican6429816.33
4KeithBerg4135914.75
5JustinMarciniak4045914.75
6CarlDistefano1011212.00
Monday
May272013

Commanding Lead for Clouse in the Pro Division

Rank First Last GP Wins Losses Total Wickets Wicket Average
1 Greg Clouse 4 4 0 111 27.75
2 Paul Miller 4 2 2 77 19.25
3 Dylan Goodwin 4 3 1 75 18.75
4 Ron Millican 3 2 1 59 19.67
5 Robert Fournier 3 1 2 54 18.00
6 Carl Distefano 2 0 2 33 16.50
7 Debbie Millican 2 1 1 32 16.00
8 Jason Johnson 2 0 2 22 11.00
9 Bill Berg 2 0 2 14 7.00

 

Pro Division points are earned from Pro Division playoff games and open/Pro Division block games. Due to open block games, it is possible for Gold Division players to earn points in both the Pro Division and the Gold Division. It is also possible for a Gold Division player to qualify for the MCA Championship in both or all divisions.

Monday
May272013

Johnson Leads MCA Gold Division

Rank First Last GP Wins Losses Total Wickets Wicket Average
1 Jason Johnson 2 2 0 55 27.50
2 Debbie Millican 2 1 1 27 13.50
3 Carl Distefano 1 0 1 12 12.00
4 Bill Berg 1 0 1 12 12.00

Gold Division points are earned from Gold Division only games in either block or playoff games. Due to open block games, it is possible for Gold Division players to earn points in both the Pro Division and the Gold Division. It is also possible for a Gold Division player to qualify for the MCA Championship in both or all divisions.

Saturday
May252013

Clouse Racks 'Em Up in Stilwell

Pro Division FinalistsStilwell, KS -- Greg Clouse rolled through the Stilwell Open with relative ease in the early going. Clouse took 32-9 and 32-8 wins in block play to take the number one overall seed in the Pro Division Playoff. In the semi-finals, he knocked out Paul Miller 29-12. In the championship game he survived a late attack by Dylan Goodwin to claim the Stilwell Open title with an 18-16 win. Goodwin as the three seed, had advanced with a tight 18-16 win over two-seed Ron Millican on his side of the bracket. Clouse, Goodwin and Millican were all 2-0 in block play.

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The final between Goodwin and Clouse came down to last turns. Goodwin was first ball with red and cleared 11PW to pull within two wickets of Clouse. He failed to gain a foward rush on black and then made a key mistake in trying to roll black toward 13PW while taking red toward blue near 14PW. He ended up wired and tried to jump the 15PW for the roquet on blue but missed by a foot.

The easier solution would have been to leave black and go set yellow (dead on red) in front of its wicket (six). Yellow could have then wired black from blue.

In the Gold Division, playoff Debbie Millican started as the number one seed after coming up on the short end of the gross points tiebreaker among the 1-1 block players. Debbie beat newcomer Bill Berg 14-12 in the semi-finals for a berth in the championship game. As the three seed, Jason Johnson caught fire in the semi-final and took a 32-12 win over Carl Distefano who is also brand new to the sport. In the final, Johnson took the win over Debbie with a 23-12.

First and second place in both divisions received white baseball caps with the host Kansas City Croquet Club logo.

Standings in the MCA Nine-Wicket Points Series are being tabulated and will be posted when they are available.

FINAL ORDER

Gold Division FinalistsPro Division
1. Greg Clouse
2. Dylan Goodwin
3. Ron Millican
4. Paul Miller
5. Robert Fournier

Gold Division
1. Jason Johnson
2. Debbie Millican
3. Carl Distefano
4. Bill Berg

BLOCK GAME RESULTS

A Block
Greg Clouse 32-9 over Debbie Millican
Debbie Millican 23-14 over Jason Johnson
Greg Clouse 32-8 over Jason Johnson

B Block
Dylan Goodwin 23-7 over Bill Berg
Robert Fournier 20-7 over Bill Berg
Dylan Goodwin 18-13 over Robert Fournier

C Block
Paul Miller 26-19 over Carl Distefano
Ron Millican 23-14 over Carl Distefano
Ron Millican 20-16 over Paul Miller

PRO DIVISION PLAYOFFS

Wildcard
#4 Paul Miller 23-21 over Robert Fournier

Semi-finals
#1 Greg Clouse 29-12 over #4 Paul Miller
#3 Dylan Goodwin 18-16 over #2 Ron Millican

Finals
#1 Greg Clouse 18-16 over #3 Dylan Goodwin

GOLD DIVISION PLAYOFFS

Semi-finals
#1 Debbie Millican 14-12 over #4 Bill Berg
#3 Jason Johnson 32-12 over #2 Carl Distefano

Finals
#2 Jason Johnson 23-13 over #1 Debbie Millican

Thursday
May232013

Stilwell Open Game Times

We've got a great turnout considering the holiday weekend with nine players committed. We've got a few new players in the mix as well so this turnout bodes well for the Lee's Summit event as well.

For Saturday, you should be at the courts by 8:30 a.m. and they should be set for practice on right around 8:00 a.m.
Nine is a bit of a tough number for tournaments especially considering this group doesn't fit neatly into Pro and Gold divisions. I've set it as three blocks of three and the top five performers will go to the Pro Division playoff while the bottom four will go to the Gold Division playoff. All players are guaranteed three games. The block tie-breaker is head-to-head, gross wickets, net wickets, lag for the stake. Times and blocks listed below.

Lunch is provided and is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Camping chairs are a good idea and if you have a pop-up tent those are always good to have. I will have one set up.
Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each playoff.
A BLOCK
Greg Clouse
Jason Johnson
Debbie Millican
B BLOCK
Dylan Goodwin
Robert Fournier
Bill Berg
C BLOCK
Paul Miller
Ron Millican
Carl Distefano
Round 1 - 9:00 a.m
CT1 - G Clouse vs D Millican
CT2 - D Goodwin vs B Berg
CT3 - P Miller vs C Distefano
Round 2 - 10:15 a.m.
CT2 - J Johnson vs D Millican
CT3 - R Fournier vs B Berg
CT1 - R Millican vs C Distefano
Round 3 - 12:30 p.m.
CT3 - G Clouse vs J Johnson
CT1 - D Goodwin vs R Fournier
CT2 - P Miller vs R Millican