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
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.