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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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Entries in Olathe Croquet (5)


Two Volunteers Needed for Sunflower Wickets Benefit on June 2

The MCA seeks two more volunteers to supervise games at the Sunflower Wickets Croquet Tournament in Olathe in the afternoon of Friday, June 2.

The tournament is a benefit for the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm in Olathe, and MCA has supported it with equipment, officiating and tournament administration for many years.

The golf croquet games run from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Sunflower Wickets will be held at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061.

Email Dylan if you are able to volunteer.

Read more information about Sunflower Wickets.


Grunewald-Shaver Claim Sunflower GC Title

Forty-four players hit the courts on Friday afternoon for the Seventh Annual Sunflower Wickets golf croquet benefit tournament hosted by the Maffaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Foundation at the Olathe Community Center in Olathe, Kansas. Chris Grunewald and Ron Shaver of the Olathe City Council took the overall title as they rolled through the single-elimination event with a 6-0 record.

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2015 Sunflower Wickets Mahaffie Croquet Tournament

Teams are forming now for the Sixth Annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets croquet tournament.  This unique event is hosted by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation in support of the preservation, programming and promotion of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site located at 1200 E. Kansas City Road in Olathe. 

Sunflower Wickets will be held Friday, June 5 at the Olathe Community Center, located across the street from the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Historic Site. Event registration begins at 1 p.m with croquet play from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wicked Wickets Happy Hour runs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishing teams at 4 p.m. in the Olathe Community Center.

Croquet was a popular, inexpensive sport throughout the country in the mid-19th century. Tables of eight are available and two-person teams are now forming.  For more information about forming a team or tournament sponsorship opportunities, visit, contact Mahaffie at (913) 971-5111 or email



2013 Sunflower Wickets Details

The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department has posted details for the 2013 Sunflower Wickets Benefit on Friday, June 7. Schedule:

  • Registration: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center
  • Croquet Play: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Olathe North Soccer Fields
  • Wicked Wickets Happy Hour: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center with presentations beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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2010 Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets

OLATHE, KS -- The Missouri Croquet Association provided equipment and referees for the First Annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets golf croquet fundraiser on Saturday morning in Olathe, Kansas. The event was held on four fields on the Mahaffie Farmstead and had 16 doubles teams battling in a single elimination event that was completed in two hours.

After the croquet tournamant, a champagne brunch was catered by delish Catering of Olathe. Engraved mallets were presented to the first through fourth place teams. It was reported that the event raised $4000 and appeared to be very popular with the participants.


1st -- Brady Small/Tim McKee

2nd -- Marge Vogt/Fred Sherman

3rd -- Brad Cornell/Matt Holstin

4th -- John Bacon/Bob Montgomery

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2010 Sunflower Wickets action