2014 Sunflower State Games Showcase - Wicketball
Wicketball was a new sport in the Kansas 2014 Sunflower State Games!
The 2015 tournament date is set for Saturday, July 18th at Lake Shawnee, KS.
What is Wicketball?
Wicketball is a fast growing outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Wicketball combines soccer skills and croquet strategy in a golf course layout. The object of Wicketball is to kick your ball completely through each wicket in as few kicks as possible, playing directly against the other players. Wicketball players typically use a #5 soccer ball (the official ball), but any type of ball can be used. From a starting point, with each player having their own ball, the first player makes the first kick, then each additional player kicks their own ball. The player that goes completely through the wicket in the lowest number of kicks gets one point (players may also tie the wicket and receive the point). Then each next wicket is played from the previous wicket. Wicket number signs have red numbers on one side and black numbers on the other side... the red side is played first (red 1-8), then the black side is played in reverse (black 8-1). Courses can be played on grass areas, lawns, pasture, woods, snow, or sand beaches. Whether you make a short kick to win the wicket, or a long "wicket-in-one", it is a fun and challenging time for all the players. Wicketball is a game full of joys and frustrations, and keeps calling you back to play again and again... you will be hooked!