The 27th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Washington Park. Pre-registration will take place Friday. Over 400 teams will be participating in this year's event, up from last years total. With over 16-hundred participants, the registration process could get bogged down if everyone waits until Saturday morning to register.

With that in mind, the Quincy Exchange Club will be holding pre-registration this Friday afternoon in Washington Park for all local players to signup ahead of time. By signing up Friday, there will be no need to stand in long lines on Saturday which usually features all out of town players attempting to register prior to their game times.

Friday's registration will be from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday's registration will begin at 7 a.m. Identification for each player (e.g. birth certificate, drivers license, other photo ID, etc...) is required at on-site registration to verify information provided on the original team application (i.e. age, height, experience).

ID bracelets will be issued at that time. The ID bracelet must be worn at all times to participate in a Macker contest. Players must be prepared to show identification throughout the tournament weekend.