Norwich prepares for Macker weekend

NORWICH – East Main Street in Norwich was closed down at 8 a.m. today to prepare for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament that will officially kick off Saturday morning.

More than 30 basketball courts will be set up along East Main Street, setting the stage for the 427 teams and 1708 players who will begin tournament play on Saturday. Players of all ages will travel to Norwich this weekend to participate in the YMCA’s 13th Gus Macker Tournament.

Team Registration will begin tonight at 4 p.m. and go until 8, and like last year, registration will be held at the City of Norwich Firehouse. Last year registration was held at the Fire Department because the YMCA was undergoing renovations. However, the set up worked so well that when the Fire Department offered their facility again this year, the Y was glad to accept. Tournament Director Tom Revoir said having registration at the Fire Department is helpful because of the close proximity to the courts. “This way it’s easier for teams to go practice on the courts after they register,” he said.

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