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Entries in Kactus Creek Croquet Club (13)

Sunday
Aug202017

Missouri: Defenders of the Shield

The mighty Missouri squad of Billy Bob Breeden, Steve Jackson and Matt Smith defended their 2017 Croquet Network Golf Croquet States Shield title yesterday at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club with a 7-3 win over the visiting Wisconsin team.

The day started with a good omen as Smith pulled off an impressive angled jump shot at hoop one to get Missouri out to a 1-0 lead in the opening doubles game against Nels Bjorkquist and Cheryl Bromley. As the game moved past hoop four, Missouri led 3-1 when Smith's partner Jackson drained hoop five from the south boundary for a 4-1 lead. 

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Thursday
Aug172017

States Shield Final: Ready to Rumble

The 2017 Croquet Network States Shield Championship final is set to roll out this Saturday at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri as the Missouri state GC squad will host the visiting Wisconsin team. The projected team line-ups and are as follows:

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Saturday
Jul222017

States Shield: Missouri Leads 3-0

Missouri's Steve Jackson and Matt Smith took care of business on the first night of the 2017 States Shield Kansas vs Missouri test held at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. They started with a relatively comfortable 7-4 win in the opening doubles match against Dylan Goodwin and Justin Marciniak.

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Friday
Jun162017

2017 States Shield Rosters

All four states for the 2017 Croquet Network States Shield have submitted rosters. The teams were allowed to submit up to six players, but only three starters will play in each of the test rounds. Round one starts in July with Illinois taking on Wisconsin in Milwaukee on July 22. Kansas will play Missouri in Kansas City during the same weekend. Official dates are expected to be announced soon. The winners of those two tests will meet on August 19 for the championship to be held at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Kansas City.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

States Shield Expands to Four Teams

Croquet Network is proud to announce an expansion for the 2017 edition of States Shield Golf Croquet team test. The GC team test started modestly in 2016 with Kansas and Missouri facing off last May with Missouri taking the inaugural title 7-3. For year two, Illinois and Wisconsin will join the mix and the first round tests will take place during the weekend of July 22. Wisconsin will host Illinois at the Milwaukee Croquet Club and Missouri will host Kansas at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club. The winners of those two tests will square off for the Shield in the Kansas City metro on August 19, 2017 at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club.

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Sunday
Jun262016

2016 Midwest GC Regionals Player Report

The ending to the first-ever USCA Regional to be held in Kansas City lived up to expectations. Cheryl Bromley and Matt Griffith faced off in a final that went the distance earlier today as Griffith took a 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 win at his Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The match featured great play by both players with lots of long clears and good hoop battles throughout.

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Thursday
May262016

KC to Host 2016 Midwest Regional

USCA Midwestern Regional VP Matt Griffith has announced Kansas City as the host city for the 2016 USCA Midwest Regionals to be played as golf croquet singles and Waterford doubles. The event will be held June 24-26, 2016 at Griffith's Kactus Creek Croquet Club and The National Golf Club of Kansas City in Parkville, Missouri (northern part of the Kansas City metro).

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Friday
Jan292016

CMOZ: Air Hoop

Your Croquet Moment of Zen for January 2016:

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Monday
Jan112016

2015 USCA Croquet News, 2015 Volume 3 Web Edition

The 2015 Volume 3 issue of the Croquet News mailed in December and should be arriving in mailboxes soon. The web edition is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page. A few of the highlights include:

FROM THE AMERICAN RULES NATIONALS COVERAGE
Danny Huneycutt partnered with Randy Cardo to win the doubles title, and then bested Brian Cumming in an entertaining three-game match for the singles title. It was Cardo’s first national title and a notably quick rise to the top ...

FROM KC'S ONE-COURT MODEL
On September 1, 2007, the KCCC became an official USCA club with eight members. Most had been playing six wicket croquet for years and wanted a place to practice and compete locally. With Griffith’s “open night” approach, membership eventually reached 20 full USCA members ... 

In addition, you will find coverage on:
  • 2015 USCA Selection Eights
  • 2015 USCA Seniors Masters
  • Member Profile: Donna Dixon
  • Club Profile: Sonoma Croquet Club
  • 9 Wicket Nationals
  • Western Regional
  • Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regional
  • On Tactics: Two for One
  • Player's Tip: Performance Thinking
ABOUT THE PDF EDITION: All website and e-mail links should be live in the PDF. If you see an interesting reference, you can click through to dig deeper or reach a contact right away. On computers, the PDF version is best viewed as "two-up" and "show cover page" if you want to see the full spreads (on your Adobe Reader top menu: View/Page Display). The PDF should also be viewable on most tablets.
Sunday
Aug072011

Croquet Video: Kactus Creek Gets A Visit From Frank Martin

PARKVILLE, MO -- As a full-blooded Jayhawk, it pains me to post this, but look at the media exposure Midwest Regional VP Matt Griffith and his Kactus Creek Croquet Club got from hosting the Kansas City Catbackers (a local Kansas State fan club). The Wildcats head basketball coach Frank Martin was on hand and that brought interview the local NBC station. Looks like K-State is moving up, but can they ever get the Alumni Cup back.