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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)

2020
02/01: 2020 MCA Annual General Meeting

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Entries in Gwyneth Bowen (12)

Saturday
Jun112016

2016 Cleveland Open Day One Winners

CLEVELAND, MO -- There was a lot of croquet action on day one of the 2016 Cleveland Open outside of Cleveland, Missouri today as the Pro, Gold and Bronze Divisions all competed today. All three divisions saw new winners.

PRO DIVISION: Matt Smith over Greg Clouse 20-10

GOLD DIVISION: Nate Benz over Jodi Adams 30-22

BRONZE DIVISION: Patrick Fagan 2-0, Gwyneth Bowen 1-1, Shari Cullinan 0-2

A full report will be posted at a later date, as we will continue with Silver play tomorrow morning with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Thursday
Jun092016

2016 Cleveland Open Bronze Line-up

The Bronze Division for the 2016 Cleveland Open will change format with a head-to-head singles in round-robin play. The Bronze Division will not utilize carry-over deadness like the other divisions, but will otherwise follow the same rules of nine wicket croquet as the Silver Division with a 50-minute clock, last turns and three time-outs per player. Game times and court assignments are below. In addition, we will be experimenting with the bracket website Challonge.com and a link is below to follow the scores on that website.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

2015 MCA Awards: Airrington is Junior Player of the Year

BELTON, MO -- The MCA opened the 2016 Annual General Meeting with the announcement of the President's Awards for the 2015 season. Gabe Airrington took the under-18 award for best Junior Player of the Year as he compiled a 5-2 record in Silver Division play and also claimed a tournament win at the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament. Brevin Millican was honorable mention as he finished strong with a surprise run to the Silver Division Final as the #5 seed at the 2015 MCA Championship.

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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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Sunday
Aug022015

2015 KC Open: Griffith Rolls On

PARKVILLE, MO -- This past Saturday, Matt Griffith plowed through the field for his fifth straight MCA tournament title and capped the day with a 32-11 win against Deborah Millican in the Kansas City Open Pro Division final. The event had 21 players overall with 11 in the Silver and Bronze Divisions.

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The Pro/Gold Division utilized two blocks and Griffith ran through the A Block with a 4-0 record. Deborah Millican gave him the toughest challenge in the morning action, but she eventually fell 18-16. That was Griffith's first game of the day and he then found his groove and notched three pegouts in his final five games.

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Thursday
Jul302015

2015 KC Open-Bronze Schedule

The 2015 Kansas City Open Bronze Division will start play at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, August 2, 2015. This division plays Six Ball rules (one player per ball) with no carry over deadness and 50-minute games. When time expires, the ball in play is in its last turn. Each ball/player gets one last turn. If there is a tie for first place, another full round of last turns is played. Rounds continue until a player emerges with a higher point total.

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Sunday
Jun142015

Record-Breaking Day for Griffith

BELTON, MO -- Matt Griffith steam-rolled his way to a record fourth-straight MCA Nine Wicket Series tournament win claiming a 32-6 win over Greg Clouse in the final at the 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Missouri on Saturday. And with the deepest, 10-player Pro Division in MCA 9WS history, it's not like the rest of the field didn't give it their all on ending Griffith's reign over MCA tournament titles.

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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.

Sunday
Feb222015

2015 MCA AGM: Focus on KC Development

The 2015 Midwest Croquet Association Annual General Meeting was hosted at the home of Ron and Deborah Millican in Lee's Summit, MO on February 7, 2015. The meeting began at 11:00 a.m. with a look at financials and membership. The MCA set records in both revenue ($1815) and members in 2014. The MCA had 32 members in 2014, which was up from the record of 22 in 2013 (2012 had nine members).

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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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