Moberly’s Gus Macker set to draw 96 teams
Portions of the cobblestone streets and a parking lot in downtown Moberly will echo the pounding of basketballs, the shouting of shoes and the cheers of spectators as they compete in the first renowned Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. national organized by the community. this Saturday and Sunday.
Led by the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce, the tournament is part of the Moberly Homecoming Festival weekend which runs from September 24-26 and features a host of activities, including a large-scale retail event. ladder to downtown Junk Junktion.
Karie Flood, coordinator of the event, said she and her committee look forward to seeing the fruits of the labor of many volunteers materialize and assist the tens of thousands who are expected to arrive downtown and enjoy what will be exposed.
“It’s exciting. There’s been a lot of preparation and planning, and we’re ready for Gus Macker to come to Moberly,” Flood said.
Following the Moberly High School reunion parade at 3:00 p.m., a designated booth will be set up in W. Reed’s 200 block until approximately 6:00 p.m. So that teams can register and register, as well as Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Gus Macker’s games will be played in the parking lot of the Municipal Auditorium and in Blocks 100 and 200 of N. Williams Street shortly thereafter until approximately 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, games will take place from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. 30:00 There is no admission fee to attend games and it is suggested that participants bring their own chair.
There will be a time limit with the winner determined by which team will score 21 points first or at the end of the time limit, whichever comes first.
Flood said on Monday that 96 teams have registered and that 20 outdoor basketball courts will be used. Teams receive at least three scheduled matches for each tournament, and after Saturday’s matches, Gus Macker’s staff will use the match data to create a tournament championship slice for Sunday’s matches. A Macker is a double elimination tournament, but with a consolation installment historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose the first two games.
Flood said 50 teams from the entered teams are listed in divisions 18 and under. There are 38 adult teams and the senior men’s division has nine competing teams. Moberly is the only community in the state of Missouri to host a Gus Macker event this year.
“We’ve had a huge influx of entries over the past two to three weeks, with a lot of teams coming from out of state,” Flood said. “We will have a slam dunk contest. People who wish to participate do not need to be part of the participating teams and it will be an open competition with everyone competing against each other, regardless of age, and we will have judges on site.
The cost is $ 5 for three dunks in the competition scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Flood said cash prizes of $ 250 for first place, $ 150 for second and third places are awarded to $ 100.
For the tournament, each team will play three games on Saturday. The result of these matches determines the ranking and schedule of the tournament matches for Sunday.
Headquartered in Belding, Michigan, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is in its 47th year as a national event for players of various ages and skill levels in the United States. While every tournament is different, a typical Gus Macker event involves basketball courts set up in parking lots or on closed public streets.
Tournaments are intermediate to major sporting media events and typically take place in seven states almost every weekend from mid-April through late September.
A game format in parentheses for each age / gender category will be established by Gus Macker staff.
Teams are computerized into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior, Adult or Top. The age, size and experience of the four players on each team are taken into account in parentheses. Teams receive at least three scheduled matches for each tournament. A Macker is a double elimination tournament, but with a consolation installment historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose the first two games.
A game format in parentheses for each age / gender category, from youth to adults, will be established by Gus Macker staff.
Teams are computerized into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior, Adult or Top. The age, size and experience of the four players on each team are taken into account in parentheses.