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The second annual Crazy Days 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be tipping off July 31 in Baker.

Teams in grades from third to twelfth will be competing in the two-day tournament.

Twenty-two teams have registered for the tournament as of Monday, according to Alissa Miller of the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

“We had 13 teams last year,” she said. “We had mostly third through sixth graders.

“This year, we are going to have third through high school.”

The courts will be located downtown in the parking lots next to the Bank of Baker and Russell’s Clothing. “They are going to be all outdoors. The reason is to promote people shopping in Baker for Crazy Days,” Miller explained.

“There will be three courts at the Bank of Baker parking lot. We will also have a court at Russell’s Clothing,” she said.

The youngest competitors will be playing Friday. “We are aiming for the third through sixth graders to be on Friday and for the seventh through twelfth grade to be Saturday.”

The first games will start off at 9 a.m. on all of the courts on both days, with play continuing until the afternoon.

According to Miller, if the day has high temperatures, the breaks between the games will be extended. “If it is like about 100 degrees, we’ll give them a little more of a break than the regular time would be. It was pretty hot last year but we made it through.”

There will be no bleachers provided along the courts, so people need to bring their own chairs, she added. “We want to still encourage social distancing so it will be up to everyone to bring their own chairs and to have families sit together.”

Players will be coming from as far away as Bowman to the east and Miles City to the west, she said. “We are hoping for one or two more (teams) from each to fill up our brackets.”

Each of the teams will be guaranteed at least three games.

There will also be washing and bathroom facilities located nearby, Miller said. “We will have hand sanitizer at each court table.”

Late registrations will be accepted until July 29.

For more information, contact Alissa at 406-852-3735 or message the Baker Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

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