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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

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2016 Lee's Summit T-Bone Pro Schedule

The MCA Pro Division for the 2016 Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament will utilize two blocks for the morning with all players advancing to an eight-player knockout. Schedule follows.


8:30 AM
Griffith vs B. Berg
R. Millican vs G. Adams

9:45 AM
Griffith vs G. Adams
R. Millican vs B. Berg

11:00 AM
Griffith vs R. Millican
G. Adams vs B. Berg


8:30 AM
Clouse vs D. Millican
Goodwin vs Johnson

9:45 AM
Clouse vs Johnson
Goodwin vs D. Millican

11:00 AM
Clouse vs Goodwin
Johnson vs D. Millican





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2016 MCA 9WS Schedule

LEAWOOD, KS -- The MCA Nine Wicket Series is pleased to announce five events for the 2016 season. All of the 2015 tournaments are back on the schedule, plus the Cleveland Croquet Club will add the Cleveland Open to the mix for the weekend of June 11-12, 2016. The Cleveland Croquet Club is located near Cleveland, Missouri, on State Line Road. More details will be provided at a later date. 

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2016 MCA AGM: USCA Rules for 2016

BELTON, MISSOURI -- The 2016 MCA Annual General Meeting was held at the Belton Wellness Center in Belton, Missouri on January 30, 2016 with a lunch sponsored by MCA partner Goodwin World Media LLC. Several topics were covered but the key story continues to be record-breaking growth in both membership and revenue for the MCA. Since launching the MCA Nine Wicket Series in 2013, the MCA has broken both membership and revenue records each year. For 2016, the MCA brought in $2493 in revenue which is up from $370 in 2012. On the membership side, the MCA had 43 members in 2016 versus nine in 2012.

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Millican Wins 2015 Six Ball Championship

Darin Watson was ready for the rain on Friday nightCROQUET, INTERRUPTED

BELTON, MO -- After a long night of rain delays and tornado sirens, Deborah Millican went on a last ball last turns run to claim the 2015 MCA Six Ball Championship under the lights at Markey Park this evening in Belton, Missouri. The fun started when Dylan Goodwin started a late run but peeled Jason Johnson's blue ball to clear him of severe deadness at wicket five. Goodwin broke down but picked back up another break to start last turns that ended after a missed roquet after 12PW.

Deborah Millican (L)


Free of deadness, Johnson pieced together a break that looked like it would go the distance. Unfortunately, he dribbled through 11PW and had a hampered shot on the roquet. When he missed, Millican picked it up anc started her break at wicket six. She went all the way around, but as the last ball, the game ended when she cleared 13PW.

01. Deborah Millican - 13
02. Dylan Goodwin - 12
03. Jason Johnson - 11
04. Di Berg - 3
05. Ron Millican - 3
06. Renee Potter - 3 

01. Dylan Goodwin - 16
02. Di Berg - 12
03. Darin Watson - 10
04. Cade Millican - 7

01. Jason Johnson - 16
02. Deborah Millican - 16
03. Brevin Millican - 11
04. Gwyneth Bowen - 7

01. Ron Millican - 11
02. Renee Potter - 6
03. Bill Berg - 6
04. Amy Romines - 5
05. Josh Reed - 4 


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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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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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.

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 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.


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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Kansas Challenge Challenged by Construction

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Construction planned for Mission Trail Elementary School this summer will force the Midwest Croquet Association to find another venue for the 2015 Kansas Challenge.

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2015 MCA Pro Rankings Update

The MCA has updated the Pro nine wicket rankings to include the 2014 season. This ranking data is a full career update which means that includes all events starting with the inception of the MCA Nine Wicket Series in 2013. 

The one-year 2014 Pro rankings are available here. The simple ranking system is based on win percentage and average wickets scored per game. The system is an additional tool to be utilized by tournament managers for seeding blocks at MCA nine wicket events. The rankings system is based on games played within a division, so it is possible for a player to carry a ranking in multiple divisions.