Saturday Game – Eagles’ Landing Test

SATURDAY GAME — Eagles’ Landing 9:00 AM: I’ve returned from my European adventures just in time to kick off a couple of Saturday sessions at the Eagles’ Landing Golf Course in Belton, MO. Start time is 9:00 a.m. and we’ll run through beginner tutorials first, then hopefully follow with two rounds of actual games. If the weather is questionable watch your email for an update by 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Address: 4200 Bong Ave, Belton, MO 64012

MISSOURI OPEN: Don’t forget to email kccroquetclub@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles’ Landing to be played Saturday, June 13. We’ll get started by 8:30 a.m., but we will likely stagger starts. More details are coming,  but the key is we may need to cap entries and the first players to sign up have priority.

SUNFLOWER WICKETS — JUNE 5: The MCA is looking for a few more volunteers for the Friday afternoon Sunflower Wickets Benefit in Olathe, Kansas. Email kccroquetclub@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Justin Marciniak has been working on developing social media for the MCA. We decided that with the USCA Midwest Region Facebook group that it would be a bad idea to have a second “Midwest” Facebook group. So, the Facebook group for the MCA is actually the Kansas City Croquet Club Facebook Group. I encourage everyone on the list to Like the page as it will become more of a resource for our activities. Thanks to Justin, the MCA does now have a Twitter account and an Instagram account.

TOURNAMENTS: The full MCA schedule is still evolving, but keep in mind that we are still working on an event in Kansas with Saturday, July 11 as our primary target. Depending on the flexibility of the venue, that could potentially shift to July 18.

Weekly Schedule:
05/30 — Eagles’ Landing/Belton, MO, 9:00 AM
06/05 — Sunflower Wickets GC Benefit
06/06 — Eagles’ Landing/Belton, MO, 9:00 AM
06/13 — Missouri Open/Belton, MO, 8:30 AM
06/20 — Saturday Game TBD
06/27 — Saturday Game TBD
07/04 — Off
07/11 — Kansas Challenge TBD
07/18 — Saturday Game TBD / Alternate KS Ch. Date
07/25 — Saturday Game TBD
08/01 — KC Open/Pro-Gold, Parkville, MO
08/02 — KC Open/Silver-Bronze, Parkville, MO
08/08 — Saturday Game TBD
08/15 — Saturday Game TBD
08/22 — Saturday Game TBD
08/29 — Saturday Game TBD
09/05 — Off
09/12 — Saturday Game TBD
09/18 — MCA 6B Championship, Belton, MO
09/19 — MCA Championship, Belton, MO
09/26 — Saturday Game TBD

MTE = Mission Trail Elementary (133rd and Mission, Leawood)
Note MTE is closed for the summer starting on May 23 for construction.

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Club Grows and Final 2014 Sessions

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Ana and Nate Benz are working on a plan to increase membership. Looks we’ll see this little guy on the courts in about three years. In the meantime, we are wrapping up the 2014 season with Sunday afternoon play at Bill Berg’s Cleveland Croquet Club. Contact Dylan at kccroquetclub@gmail.com if you are interested in playing. We welcome new players each week.

PROJECTED SCHEDULE
10/12 — CCC / Noon
10/19 — CCC / Noon
10/26 — CCC / Noon
11/02 — CCC / Noon

2014 KC Club August-September Schedule

AS WE PREPARE FOR two championship events in September, we are doing a bit of a switch-up and scheduling on Sunday afternoons. Our current schedule:

SUN – 8/31 at 1:30 pm (MTE*)
SUN – 9/7 at 1:30 pm (MTE*
Break for MCA Championship (Sep 13)
Break for USCA 9W Championship (Sep 19-21)
SUN – 9/28 at 1:30 pm (MTE*)

*Sessions are planned for Mission Trail Elementary in Leawood, but that is subject to field availability

INFO ON THE MCA CHAMPIONSHIP and line-ups is filtering out this week on the MCA website (midwestcroquet.com). We are still waiting to finalize the last spot for Silver but it looks like we will have eight in the division.

THE USCA NINE WICKET CHAMPIONSHIP will be held September 19-21 at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. Singles only is $125 and if you want to do both singles and doubles the cost is $145. More info here:
http://croquet.ning.com/events/2014-usca-nine-wicket-national-championship

BASIC CROQUET SHOT FUNDAMENTALS: Over the summer, we’ve touched on many of the basic skills and tactics of croquet. This page on the USCA 9-Wicket site gives a great rundown on the key “ball-in-contact” croquet shots that you need to be successful in the sport. The page includes text, photos and videos that show is all. In fact, the Tips section on this sight probably accounts for 90% of what I have learned as a croquet player. Enjoy:
http://www.9wicketcroquet.com/tips/47/fundamentals-croquet-shots

Kansas City Croquet Club June 2014 Schedule

We run FREE beginner’s clinic at each of these sessions. If you are interested in joining us, contact Dylan Goodwin at kccroquet@gmail.com
 
Upcoming Saturday Schedule:
05/31 – MTE-Leawood
06/07 – MTE (Rained Out)
06/14 – OFF (Oklahoma Open)
06/21 – MTE-Leawood
06/28 – MTE-Leawood
07/05 – OFF
07/12 – OFF (Kansas Challenge)
07/19 – MTE-Leawood
07/26 – MTE-Leawood
 
All dates and times are tentative.

 

 

KC Club 2014 Schedule

It’s time to start swinging the mallets. We’re going to kick off regular Saturday play this week at Mission Trail Elementary in Leawood (133rd and Mission). We’ll get started at 9:30 a.m.

We run FREE beginner’s clinic at each of these sessions. If you are interested in joining us, contact Dylan Goodwin at kccroquet@gmail.com

FULL SPRING SCHEDULE:
04/19 – Mission Trail 9:30 a.m.
04/46 – Mission Trail 9:30 a.m.
05/03 – Mission Trail 9:30 a.m.
05/10 – Mission Trail 9:30 a.m.
05/17 – MCA Lee’s Summit Tournament
05/24 – TBD
05/31 – Mission Trail 9:30 a.m.
(end of Spring session)
All times and dates are tentative.

2013 Fall Kansas City Croquet Club Schedule

To wrap up the 2013 schedule, we have three dates planned for the fall:

Sep 29 . 1:00 p.m.
Oct 06 . 1:00 p.m.
Oct 13 . 1:00 p.m.
Beginners are welcome and we will provide introductory lessons for free. If you are interested contact kccroquetclub@gmail.com to confirm location and reserve a spot.