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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

BOLD = MCA Tournaments


Entries in Missouri Croquet (14)


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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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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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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2016 Lee's Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- We are just under two weeks away from the opening event for the 2016 MCA Nine Wicket Series. The Lee's Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Howard Park in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Last year's event had 29 entries which stands as the biggest event in MCA Nine Wicket Series history.

To reserve your spot in the event, email or visit the Facebook event page. Please indicate your preferred division.

DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UP: Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 p.m.

Starting time: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Included with entry
Address: 3498 NE Independence Avenue, Lee's Summit, Missouri

Registration fees:
MCA Members: $20.00
Non-members: $30.00
Six-ball (cutthroat) Division: $10.00

Please come early if want to do your 2016 MCA membership on-site. You can also submit your membership in advance. Details here:


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."


Lee's Summit Kickoff Rapidly Approaching

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- The MCA is getting ready to kickoff the 2015 MCA Nine Wicket Series with the 2014 Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament next Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Howard Park in Lee's Summit, MO.

Pre-register by April 28, 2015 at or call 969-1500.

$17 for MCA Members* | $27 for non-members

This is the same location the event was held in 2014. The event is part of the MCA Tour Nine-Wicket Series and is hosted by Ron and Deborah Millican and Greg and Jodi Adams. 

*2015 MCA Membership:


Members Ready for USCA 9W Nationals

KANSAS CITY, MO -- This Friday the USCA returns to Kansas City with the Nine Wicket National Championship to be held at Liberty Memorial (press release). The event runs through Sunday and the MCA will have the following members targeting a national title:

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2014 Lee's Summit Flyer and Entry Details

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- Final details are now in for the first event of the 2014 MCA Nine-Wicket Series. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 ay Howard Park in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The address is 3498 NE Independence Avenue and entry is $25 with lunch included, but MCA members are discounted to $15 per entry.

We plan to run Pro, Gold and a new Silver Division intended for beginner level players. The number of divisions will be based on player sign-ups.

To register or for questions contact tournament manager Dylan Goodwin at

2014 Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament Flyer

2014 MCA Membership Form


MCA Championship Returns to Belton

BELTON, MO -- Bill Berg reported yesterday that an agreement to hold the 2014 MCA Championship at Markey Park in Belton, MO with the Belton Parks and Recreation Department has been reached. The event will be held Saturday, September 13 and will be for the top qualifiers in the respective MCA Nine-Wicket Series points races. Players must be members to participate in the MCA Championship, but there is no entry fee.

The event will be one week prior to the USCA's Nine Wicket National Championship which is set for September 19-21 in the Kansas City area. The MCA Championship should provide a good warm-up for that event.

Behind the scenes, the MCA is also close to announcing another regular season event. The target for 2014 is four regular season events in addition to the MCA Championship.


02/22--AGM (Kansas City)
05/17--T-Bone (Lee's Summit)
09/13--MCA Championship (Belton)

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2013 MCA Championship: Early Report

BELTON, MO -- A full report will be available later this weekend. Today's winners:

MCA Pro Points Race - Paul Miller
MCA Championship - Paul Miller 

MCA Gold Points Race - Jason Johnson
MCA Gold Championship - Jodi Adams

MCA Six-Ball Championship - Dylan Goodwin