WEDNESDAY GAME: This Wednesday night might actually be a little on the cool side, but it should be a very pleasant evening for croquet. With the Wicket & Peg Char Bar tournament starting next week, this session looks to be the last one for a few weeks, so we hope you’ll be able to join us at 6:30 pm at the Cleveland Croquet Club (23567 State Line Rd., Cleveland, MO).
WEEKLY SCHEDULE: We’ll plan on resuming weekly play after the Wicket & Peg tournament. Although the MCA season will be over, it’s still fun to go out and play. Winter is coming, but we’ll play every week as long as we can into the fall. Meanwhile, there are plenty of croquet events happening around the city.
9/6—Cleveland Croquet Club, 6:30 pm9/13—Wicket & Peg Char Bar Cup Week 1 (4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO)
9/16—MCA Championship (Loch Lloyd Golf Course, Belton, MO)
9/20—Wicket & Peg Char Bar Cup Week 2 (4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO)
9/22-24—USCA National 9-Wicket Championship (English Landing Park, Parkville, MO)
9/27—Wicket & Peg Char Bar Cup Week 3 (4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO)
9/30—Wicket & Peg Char Bar Cup Championship (4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO)
MCA CHAMPIONSHIP: Today is the deadline to accept your invitation to the MCA Championship, which will be held at Loch Lloyd Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Pro Division will play in the morning, with Gold and Silver in the afternoon. Expect to see a finalized schedule soon once we know who all is playing. See here for more details.
OTHER TOURNAMENTS: You still have a few days to reserve your spot in the USCA National 9-Wicket Championship, which will be held at English Landing Park in Parkville, MO the weekend of Sept. 22-24. The event will have a Championship flight as well as First Flight Singles and Doubles. The maximum number of entries is 24, and the entry deadline is Sept. 8, so don’t delay signing up if you are interested. Check out this link for more information.
And of course we have the Wicket & Peg Char Bar Cup starting next week. The tournament benefits Giving The Basics and will be played over three Wednesday nights (Sept. 13, 20, and 27, with the championship on Sept. 30). And there will be free samples of Wicket & Peg bourbon! Here are your details. If you can’t play, we hope you’ll at least help spread the word about this worthy cause.
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