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Nine-Wicket National Championships Won by George Cochran, Matt Baird & Art Parcells, and Brad Clouse

3-5 October 2008
Shawnee Mission, KS
by Matt Griffith

On a cool Friday morning with sunny skies the USCA National Championship 9-Wicket Tournament got under way. We had three blocks of five and one block of six. Everyone played 4 games.

Eight players came out of the blocks to qualify for the final knockout. The survivors of the knockout were Matt Smith and George Cochran. George prevailed to become the National Singles Champion.

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
George Cochran and Matt Smith

On Friday Night, Matt and Rose Griffith hosted an Opening Reception at their club, Kactus Creek. The event was well attended, with Bob Kroger holding a clinic.

Saturday Morning play resumed at 8:30 with 2 blocks of 7 teams in the doubles and 10 cutthroat players. Each of the teams played 6 games.

The Block A was a battle with 3 teams ending with a 5 and 1 record. Net wickets determined that Matt Baird and Art Parcells were number 1, Matt Griffith and Billy Bob Breeden were second and George Cochran and Don Oakley were third.

In Block B the results were Bob Kroger and Reid Fleming first, followed by Matt Smith and Nick Zink, followed by father-and-son team Mike and Michael Chandler in third.

The top 2 teams got a bye. Matt Griffith and Billy Bob beat Mike and Michael Chandler; George Cochran and Don Oakley defeated Matt and Nick.

Matt and Art won over George and Don and Bob and Reid, winning by 1 wicket over Matt and Billy Bob.

In the finals Matt and Art prevailed over Bob and Reid with Matt and Billy Bob winning 3rd over George and Don.


Matt Baird, Matt Griffith, and Art Parcells

Cut-throat singles had 10 players each getting 4 games. The top 2 had a bye to the finals and the rest played for the last 2 spots. The National Champion in Cut-throat single was
Brad Clouse.

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Brad Clouse and Matt Griffith

A great time was had by all, with the weather being a beautiful sunny 70's all weekend. It was determined that Kansas City will again play host to the 2009 National 9-Wicket Tournament.

[Watch video of Nine-Wicket National Championships on YouTube.]

Final Order

  Singles Doubles Cut-Throat
1st

George Cochran

Matt Baird & Art Parcells

Brad Clouse

2nd

Matt Smith

Bob Kroger & Reid Fleming

Ron Millican

3rd

Billy Bob Breeden

Matt Griffith & Billy Bob Breeden

Roy Morgan

4th

Reid Fleming

George Cochran & Don Oakley

Debbie Breeden

5th

Matt Baird

Matt Smith & Nick Zink

Stephen Morgan

6th

Matt Griffith

Mike & Michael Chandler

Jodie Adams

7th

Bill Martin

Don Brooks & Johnny Nichols

Deborah Millican

8th

Greg Clouse

Greg Adams & Troy White

David Starr

9th

Bob Kroger

Greg Clouse & Dylan Goodwin

Alex Starr

10th

Nick Zink

Tom Ericsson & Tony Wackerle

Jacob Starr

11th

John Warlick

Caren & Eric Sawyer

 
12th

Art Parcells

Bill Martin & John Warlick

13th

Scott Ryburn

Bill Savage & Boyd Haldstead

14th

Don Brooks

Beth Ericsson & Mark Miler

15th

Don Oakley

 
16th

Jeff Teeter

17th

Stephen Morgan

18th

Roy Morgan

19th

Eric Sawyer

20th

Dylan Goodwin

21st

Caren Sawyer

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