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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 USCA Nine-Wicket National Championship (10)


2017 USCA 9 Wicket Nationals Set

The 2017 USCA National 9 Wicket Championship hosted by Kactus Creek Croquet Club will be held at English Landing Park in downtown Parkville, Missouri, September 22-24, 2017. The event will have a Championship Flight and a First Flight Singles and Doubles. The maximum number of entries is 24. The tournament will use standard USCA 9 Wicket Rules with options 1,1b,2,3,4,5,6,8.

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2017 MCA AGM Notes

The 2017 MCA Annual General Meeting was hosted on Saturday, February 18, 2017, by Greg and Jodi Adams in North Kansas City in a private room at the local Pizza Shoppe. The meeting highlighted another record year for revenue and membership. Total membership reached 79 members in 2016 thanks to the re-working of the MCA agreement with the Mahaffie Farmstead on the annual Sunflower Wickets Benefit that now counts each of the players in the event as one-day license members.

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2016 USCA Nine-Wicket Nationals

Five MCA members made the trip to Denver to play in the 2016 USCA Nine Wicket Nationals held June 17-19, 2016, and hosted by the Denver Croquet Club. Matt Griffith finished as runner-up in Championship flight to champion Paul Bennett. In First Flight, Bill Berg collected the second place prize as he finished as runner-up to Charles Berberich. 

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Active Postseason for MCA Players

After a solid second year of MCA Nine Wicket Series play, MCA players and members made a lot of noise in USCA and club events in the postseason. Here's an update:

Matt Griffith and Paul Miller had a repeat of the Kansas City Open final on a much bigger stage as they fought through a tough field at the USCA Nine Wicket National Championship in Kansas City to battle in the title game. This time Paul Miller prevailed 24-15 to claim his first national championship. Miller also made a run at the doubles title as well with his partner Doug Moore from New York, but they came up short against defending doubles champions George Cochran and John Warlick in the final.

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2014 USCA 9W Nationals: September 19-21

PARKVILLE, MO -- USCA Midwest Regional VP Matt Griffith reported this week that the Kansas City metro area will host the 2014 Nine-Wicket National Championships. The dates are set for September 19-21 and the event will likely follow a format utilized in the National Championships held in the area from 2008-2011. Griffith indicated that the venue location has not yet been finalized.


MCA's Matt Smith Takes National Title


SHAWNEE, KS -- The final day of playoff action at the Nine Wicket Nationals in Kansas City saw steady rain, but the players battled through. In championship singles, Matt Smith knocked of Billy Bob Breeden to make the final, while Matt Baird took out George Cochran to advance.

In the final match, Baird got the first break but stuffed number five. That let Smith set up his break which he ran all the way out to the penultimate wicket. He then turned it over to his partner and finished with a double peel to claim the 2011 singles national championship.

In doubles championship play, Matt Baird and Jeff Caldwell battled Billy Bob Breeden and Matt Griffith in the final. Baird and Caldwell took a tight match 32-25 to claim the doubles title.

In the first flight singles playoff, #4 seed Jason Cole knocked off #1 Greg Adams in the semifinals. In the other semi-final, #2 Barry Dupuy beat #4 Ron Millican to advance. Cole won the final over Dupuy to claim the first flight national championship.

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2011 USCA Nine-Wicket Nationals (September 16-18)

This year we will be playing the Nine Wicket Championships at the Mid-America Sports Complex 20000 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas. Dates for the event are Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. There will be Championship singles, doubles; and First flight doubles.

FRIDAY (one event only):

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Nine Wicket National Championship 

SHAWNEE, KS -- Sunday wrapped up the 9W Singles & Doubles Championship.

George Cochran defeated Bill Martin in Singles Championship 28-20 and Matt Smith & Nick Zink defeated Matt Baird and Jeff Caldwell in Doubles Championship 32-25.


Sunday will wrap up the The 9W singles Championship between George Cochran & Bill Martin and the semi finals championship doubles. Matt Smith & Nick Zink vs Matt Griffith & Billy Bob Breeden & Matt Baird, Jeff Caldwell vs Geroge Cochran & Don Oakley

Todays winners for the 9W National First Flight Doubles was Greg Adams & Troy White over Ron & Deborah Millican. 

Billy Bob Breeden loses heartbreaker to Bill Martin in Semi-Finals 24-23. George Cochran wins over Nick Zink in Semi-Finals. George Cochran & Bill Martin will square off  tomorrow afternoon to decide who will be crowned 9W National Champion. Doubles competition will start tomorrow morning at 8 am sharpe.


Nine Wicket Nationals Sept. 17,18 & 19

USCA Nine Wicket Nationals Entry Form

Singles and Doubles
September 17, 18, 19, 2010
Mid-America Sports Complex, 20000 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS

Entry Deadline: Sept 3, 2010
Dear 9-Wicket Player:

FRIDAY (one event only):
Championship Singles (1 vs 1, each person plays two balls).  Open to all skill levels, but be prepared to play against high level players.  Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

Championship Doubles (2 vs 2, each person plays one ball).  Open to all skill levels, but be prepared to play against high level teams.  Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

1st Flight Doubles (2 vs 2, each person plays one ball).  handicap 9 & higher and players without a handicap.
 Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

Sunday will be the playoffs for doubles.  Tournament will be over no later than 1:00 pm.

Play is limited to 30 in singles, 26 Championship doubles teams & 10 First Flight doubles teams. We expect a full tournament this year. Please don’t wait to the last minute to enter if you want to play.
Matt Griffith, Tournament Director 816-665-6762

Entry to the tournament includes, lunches Friday and Saturday, Opening reception at Kactus Creek Croquet Club Friday evening.  A courtside participant’s dinner on Saturday is included with your entry fee, for non-playing guests the dinner fee is $20.00.


2010 USCA Nine-Wicket Championship

The 2010 USCA Nine-Wicket National Championship is scheduled for 9/17-9/19 in Shawnee, Kansas. This will be the third straight year that the MCA will host the event.