Gus Macker Tournament Coming to Burlington

In 2018, Burlington will be Iowa’s only location for a Gus Macker tournament.


The Greater Burlington Partnership went live on Facebook for the announcement of this years’ Gus Macker tournament on the Mississippi Riverfront on August 4th-5th. Jeremy Slagel, chairman of the tourism branch of Greater Burlington Partnership, introduced the creator of Gus Macker, Scott McNeil who opened up his speech with ” This all started in my parent’s drive way 45 years ago when I was 17. “

McNeil explained the tournament is a 4 player, half-court game, similar to a ‘pick up’ game, but with a referee. Once registration is closed, teams that signed up will be placed in categories based on age, height, and experience. This is a double elimination tournament with the goal prize of a trophy. Each team is guaranteed 3 games. McNeil said ” The age range has been as young as 7 and all the way up to 50-60.”

Teams will pay a registration fee, but the event is free for spectators. If you are interested in participating, visit, for information. Registration will open up soon for the Burlington Tournament and will close 3 weeks before the event.