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Entries in Matt Smith (27)


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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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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States Shield: Missouri and Wisconsin Advance

After a sweltering two days of action, the 2017 Croquet Network States Shield Championship is set with both Missouri and Wisconsin easily advancing. The mighty Missouri squad easily rolled Kansas 9-1, while Wisconsin won 7-3 in a test that seemed to have a little more balance.

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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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States Shield: Kansas vs Missouri Schedule

Updated on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 06:37AM by Registered CommenterDylan

The 2017 Croquet Network States Shield southern matchup of the Kansas vs Missouri golf croquet test rolls out this Friday evening at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Kansas City, Missouri (Parkville). Missouri has named their starting roster and player spot -- #1 Matt Smith, #2 Steve Jackson and #3 Billy Bob Breeden. Kansas has named a starting roster but has not determined player spots for the #2 and #3 positions. Dylan Goodwin will play in the #1 spot with Justin Marciniak and Darin Watson in the final two positions. Schedule follows:

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2015 USCA Selection Eights Eve

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- It's Selection Eights eve and all through West Palm Beach, AC players are snug in their beds with visions of triples dancing in their heads. Anyway, the news of the day is that the National Croquet Center now has lights available for courts one, two and three. Sources here tell me that they would like to add more. No matter what, it would seem to be a huge benefit to scheduling overall at the Center.

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Morning Coffee: Clarke Croquet

When I heard that Chris and Jenny Clarke were launching a croquet instruction website, I was definitely skeptical. Oxford Croquet has it all covered, right? I was pleasantly surprised though as I took my first spin through. Essentially, what I see is more plain-spoken approach that is concise and with adequate amount of graphics. The format is nice as a sort of page by page navigation and I could see that translating easily into a print book (that I would gladly purchase). I am hoping there is a save my place function that I will discover in my next visit.

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Cochran Wins Midwest Regionals

2014 Midwest Regional Champ George Cochran in action on day oneTULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The 2014 USCA Midwest Regionals held this past weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, nearly avoided rain, but with about 20 minutes left in the championship games the sky opened up.

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2014 USCA Midwest Regionals-Day 1

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The 2014 USCA Midwest Regionals rolled out the balls at 8:00 a.m. this morning. In championship flight, it was two games of doubles and two games of singles for day one. Unfortunately, the scoresheets left the courts before I could take photos, so I will try to do better on that tomorrow.

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USCA's Croquet News 2013 Volume 1 Issue

The first issue of the USCA's Croquet News magazine for 2013 is now available as a PDF in the member's section of the USCA website.

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