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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)

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Wednesday
May182016

2016 MCA States Shield Teams

The golf croquet test between Kansas and Missouri is being called the MCA States Shield in anticipation of adding more state teams to the test in 2017. Goodwin World Media is providing a "MacRobertson" style shield for the event. The schedule follows and the key change from the prior announcement is that the event will start on Thursday night with two rounds and finish on Saturday morning.

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Friday
May132016

2016 Lee's Summit T-Bone Silver-Bronze Schedules

The Bronze Division for the 2016 Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament will include five players in two games. Cumulative wicket scores will determine placings. Coaching will be allowed in the Bronze division, but officials will be asked to keep players to the shot time limit of 45 seconds. Bronze games are 50 minutes with a last turns round for each ball. Each player receives one time-out per game.

GAME 1 - 9:45 AM
GAME 2 - 11:00 AM

PLAYERS: Renee Potter, Shari Cullinan, Gwyneth Bowen, Cade Millican, Patrick Fagan 

The Silver Division has six players split across two blocks for morning play. The top two finishers from each block will advance to a four-player playoff. Silver games are 50 minutes with a last turns round for each ball. Each player receives three time-outs per game. Schedule follows:

SILVER A BLOCK

8:30 AM - D. Berg vs T. Adams
9:45 AM - B. Millican vs T. Adams
11:00 AM - D. Berg vs B. Millican

SILVER B BLOCK

8:30 AM - D. Watson vs J. Reed
9:45 AM - J. Marciniak vs J. Reed
11:00 AM - D. Watson vs J. Marciniak 

PLAYOFFS:

SEMIFINALS - 1:00 PM
A1 vs B2, B1 vs A2

FINAL - 2:15 PM

Updated website information on the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament will appear here:
midwestcroquet.com/missouri-croquet/tag/lees-summit-t-bone-tournament 

Use #MCA9WS for the most up to date news on social media.

Monday
Sep212015

September Madness

BELTON, MO -- The MCA capped its third season of the Nine Wicket Series with a wild weekend of play at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri. Dylan Goodwin took the Pro Championship with a 17-13 win over Greg Clouse in a hard-fought final, but with four divisions and the Six Ball Open Championship on Friday night there was plenty of hardware to go around.

Deborah Millican probably had the biggest weekend as she took the Six Ball Open Championship in an epic Friday night battle under the lights, then followed that with a 20-11 win in the Gold Championship over Bill Berg claiming both the Gold Shield and overall Gold Points race with 208 points on the season. Bill Berg was second in the Gold Points race with 193 points.

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Saturday
Sep192015

2015 MCA Championship Results

MARKEY PARK / BELTON, MISSOURI / SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

PRO DIVISION

Final
Dylan Goodwin 17, Greg Clouse 13

Semifinals
Greg Clouse 23, Ron Millican 19
Dylan Goodwin 17, Billy Bob Breeden 14

Quarterfinals
Greg Clouse 13, Bill Berg 12
Ron Millican 22, Greg Adams 21
Billy Bob Breeden 21, Jason Johnson 20
Dylan Goodwin 21, Deborah Millican 17 

Overall 2015 Pro Division Points Race
1. Matt Griffith 474 pts ($150) 2. Greg Clouse 371 pts ($75) 3. Dylan Goodwin 286 pts ($50) 4. Billy Bob Breeden 254 pts ($25) 5. Ron Millican 248 pts

GOLD DIVISION

Final
Deborah Millican 20, Bill Berg 11

Semifinals
Deborah Millican 22, Ellie Kemp 9
Bill Berg 24, Jodi Adams 23

First Round
Ellie Kemp 20, Debbie Breeden 16 

Overall 2015 Gold Division Points Race
1. Deborah Millican 208 pts 2. Bill Berg 193 pts 3. Jodi Adams 168 pts 4. Debbie Breeden 121 pts 5. Nathan Oberg 114 pts 

SILVER DIVISION

Final
Darin Watson 19, Brevin Millican 15

Semifinals
Brevin Millican 12, Di Berg 10
Darin Watson 10, Justin Marciniak 7

First Round
Brevin Millican 20, Trevor Adams 17 

Overall 2015 Silver Division Points Race
1. Di Berg 163 pts 2. Darin Watson 158 pts 3. Gabe Airrington 135 pts 4. Justin Marciniak 81 pts 5. Eddie Mondt 78 pts 5. Ellie Kemp 78 pts

BRONZE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Renee Potter 16 pts 2. Gwyneth Bowen 13 pts 3. Cade Millican 12 pts 4. Elizabeth Goodwin 10 pts

Game 1 -- G Bowen 8, R Potter 6, E Goodwin 4, C Millican 4
Game 2 -- R Potter 10, C Millican 8, E Goodwin 6, G Bowen 5 

Overall 2015 Bronze Division Points Race
1. Tim Weimholt 50 pts 2. Gwyneth Bowen 46 pts 3. Trevor Adams 42 pts 4. Renee Potter 38 pts 5. Daniel Cooper 37 pts 5. Aaron Rowden 37 pts 

Thursday
Jul302015

2015 KC Open-Silver Schedule

PARKVILLE, MO -- The 2015 Kansas City Open Silver Division will start play at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, August 2, 2015 at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The Silver Division follows standard USCA Nine Wicket Rules with the following options: 3 - Starting Deadness, 4 - Wiring (MCA RULE), 5 - Blocked Wicket, 6 - Rover Play and 8 - Overtime Play. Regarding #8, the MCA will continue rounds until a winner is determined. More Silver Division details follow the block schedule below:

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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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Monday
May112015

Four Races, Four New MCA Leaders

LEAWOOD, KS -- With the addition of the newly formed Bronze (six ball) development division, the Midwest Croquet Association now has four points races to monitor. After his win at the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament, it is no surprise to see Matt Griffith at the top of the GWM Pro Points race with 147 points. Runner-up Greg Clouse follows in second with 117 points, while last year's champion Dylan Goodwin sits in third with 96 points.

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Sunday
May032015

Griffith Claims Third Straight With LSTB Win

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- Matt Griffith continued his dominance in the MCA Nine Wicket Series with his third straight Pro Division win yesterday in Lee's Summit, Missouri at the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament. Griffith took down Greg Clouse in the final with a decisive 32-13 win and extended his game-winning streak to 14 games. That is one-shy of Paul Miller's record 15-game streak. Griffith has never lost an MCA Nine-Wicket Series game and now has a 14-0 record.

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Thursday
Apr302015

MCA Player Tip #1: Be a Stalker

The MCA blog is introducing an occasional series of player tips from and for players of varying skill levels. Darin Watson takes the first swing:

I think learning to “stalk” the ball before a shot really helped me improve. It’s a simple step, but it definitely helps. I like to start about 10-15 feet behind the ball and walk in line with the shot I’m planning to take, and I visualize myself making that shot. Visualize the shot, walk up to it confidently, and make it.

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Tuesday
Sep092014

MCA Silver Lineup Shifts

LEAWOOD, KS -- Nate Benz has dropped from the Silver Championship, so all players have moved up one spot. There is a last-minute bid that has been sent out for the final #8 seed, but to date it has not been accepted. Updated matchups follow:

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