Gus Macker Tournament Eklhart benefiting CAPS and the Women’s Shelter

Hosted By:
Elkhart City, Elkhart City Parks, River Oaks Community
Church and Zion Missionary Church
Woodland Crossing Shopping Center (Sears Parking Lot)
138 West Hively Ave.
What is Gus Macker?
The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun.For the first 13 years it was a single tournament
started by a pair of brothers and their friends in 1974, but became a festival phenomenon
and America’s Original 3-on-3 Basketball Tour in 1987.
Who can play?
A Gus Macker Tournament is designed for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway
game – male or female, from age 7 to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with
little or no experience who just want to play.
How are the teams chosen?
Teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior,
Adult, or Top. The age, height and experience of all four players on each team are considered in
bracketing.
How many games will be played?
Teams receive at least three scheduled games each tournament. A Macker is a double-elimination
tournament, but with a consolation bracket historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose
the first two games.