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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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Entries in MCA States Shield (4)

Sunday
May222016

MCA States Shield: Missouri Wins 7-3

PARKVILLE, MO -- The veteran Missouri team didn't leave much to chance in the final rounds of the inaugural MCA States Shield held on Saturday morning at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri as they rolled to a 7-3 win over Kansas.

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Friday
May202016

MCA States Shield: Missouri Leads 2-1

PARKVILLE, MO -- Under the threat of rain that never developed, the inaugural MCA States Shield Golf Croquet Test between Missouri and Kansas got underway on schedule last night at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The first round was a doubles game between Dylan Goodwin and Darin Watson for Kansas and Matt Griffith and Steve Jackson for Missouri. Kansas kept it close for the distance despite Goodwin scoring a hoop for the Missouri team on a long clear early in the game.

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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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Saturday
Apr302016

GC Test Announced: Kansas vs Missouri

The MCA has announced Saturday, May 21, 2016, as the date for a new golf croquet team test to be held at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. Full details are still under discussion, but the concept lines out as a test between three-player teams representing Kansas and Missouri. Dylan Goodwin will captain the Kansas team and Matt Griffith will captain the Missouri team. 

The format will include one doubles game and three rounds of singles games. That means all players will play against all of the players from the other side. If the series is tied, one final doubles game will be played. The game format is likely to be seven-point games with 75-minute time limits.

Right now, the captains are starting the process of selecting two teammates each with the primary requirement being that they must be a resident of the state that they represent on the date of the event.

Missouri has a deeper pool of players to pull from as Griffith and Steve Jackson both carry international GC rankings. Kansas currently has no players with official ranked golf croquet game experience.

"Selection will be a bit subjective for the launch of this event," said Goodwin. "The key is to just give this a trial in year one and if we like it, I suspect you'll see a more formal selection process next year. You might even see some selection events develop out of this."

One detail that has been decided is that the event will forgo treating the test games as ranked GC games. However, it will move toward that in year two.

Goodwin said, "This is something I've wanted to try for several years and I want to keep it simple and make it fun. With the USCA Midwest Regionals being hosted here in Kansas City as a golf croquet event in June, it seemed like the perfect time to give it a go."