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07/27: KC Open Pro (9WS)
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Entries in Nate Benz (11)

Tuesday
Jun142016

Cleveland Rocks

The Cleveland Open certainly rocked the MCA Nine Wicket Series this past weekend as all four of the points' races saw new leaders at the top of the standings after this weekend's action at the Cleveland Croquet Club. The fun started in the Pro Division, as former USCA Nine Wicket National Champion Matt Smith came into the event with the idea of ending Matt Griffith's participated tournament win streak of six. Smith had a couple of MCA events under his belt, but the Cleveland Open is the first one where he planned to participate in the knockout round.

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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 Gold Line-up

The Gold Division for the 2016 Cleveland Open will kick off at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Four players will do a round-robin looking for one of two spots in the Gold Championship final at 3:15 p.m.

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Tuesday
Feb172015

2014 MCA President's Awards

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- The MCA announced five winners for the 2014 MCA President's Awards at the beginning of the 2015 AGM Meeting on February 7, 2015:

OFF-THE-COURT: JODI ADAMS
Adams earned the Off-the-Court Award for her management of all MCA revenue and expenses during a record year for MCA revenue. The award also recognizes the work she did in 2013 to transition the MCA to a new bank account to accommodate a name change. Honorable Mention: Greg Adams for his work with Mahaffie Farmstead and Sunflower Wickets. Honorable Mention: Matt Griffith for planning and hosting the USCA Nine Wicket National Championship at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO.

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: BILL BERG
Honorable Mention: Jason Johnson

JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TAYLOR AIRRINGTON

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: NATE BENZ
Honorable Mention: Taylor Airrington

GROUNDSKEEPER OF THE YEAR: BILL BERG Berg was awarded Groundskeeper of the year for his work in preparing the courts for the 2014 Kansas Challenge and for the opening of his nine wicket lawn at the Cleveland Croquet Club.

Also see: 2013 MCA President's Awards

Wednesday
Sep032014

MCA Silver Division Playoff Line-ups

Updated on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:36PM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:38AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

LEAWOOD, KS -- Eight players have qualified and accepted bids to play in the MCA Silver Championship on September 13, 2014, in Belton, Missouri. The matchups follow:

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Tuesday
Sep022014

MCA Silver Standings Update

LEAWOOD, KS -- Nate Benz has a commanding lead in the newly formed and highly popular Silver Division as we head into the final event of the 2014 MCA season. Currently, Benz has 214 points, but it is mathematically possible for Justin Marciniak to catch up as he trails by 59 points with 155.

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Saturday
Aug022014

Benzanity

PARKVILLE, MO -- Nate Benz survived a field of nine to claim the Kansas City Open Silver Division title with a 10-8 win over Steve Jackson. The win was the third straight Silver title for Benz and should help extend his lead in the Silver Points race.

Benz and Jackson played a tight game for the full 50-minutes in front of a nice gallery on the Kactus Creek Croquet Club veranda which sits right up next to the court. Most of the Silver Division players stayed to watch the final and several of the Pro-Gold players came by to enjoy the action as well.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Kansas City Open: Silver Division Schedule

PARKVILLE, MO -- On Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., the largest division in the history of the MCA Nine Wicket Series will roll out the balls for a great day of croquet. Nine players will challenge for the KC Open Silver Division title on the fast grass at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. Full schedule is listed below.

PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS:

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Friday
Jul182014

Benz Jumps to the Top of Silver

LEAWOOD, KS -- Nate Benz moved to the top of the Silver Division with a 4-0 record at the Kansas Challenge this past weekend and he now has 154 points. Justin Marciniak and Diane Berg also jumped up in the standings as Bill Berg and Keith Berg played in the Pro-Gold Division. It looks like it could be a good race as we head into the final two events of the season.

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Monday
Jul142014

Kansas Scorcher

LEAWOOD, KS -- The MCA returned to Leawood, Kansas on Saturday in a big way as the the 2014 Kansas Challenge set a new record for player entries with 17. That eclipsed 12 entries for the same event in 2013 and shows the steady growth that the MCA is enjoying in the second season of the Nine Wicket Series.

GALLERY 1 | GALLERY 2 | GALLERY 3 | OFFICIAL SCORESHEET

On the courts though, the big story was the battle against the heat as the temperature reached 92 degrees in the afternoon. The Kansas Challenge had play across three divisions with Dylan Goodwin taking the Pro Division, Ron Millican winning the Gold Division and newcomer Nate Benz going 4-0 to win the Silver Division.

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