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The Mid-South Defender's Cup is an American-rules 6-wicket state team tournament, between three teams of four players each, with the teams representing the states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. There's a set sequence of games in both singles and doubles, with wins generating points for your team. The state with the most points at the end of the tournament wins. It was generously hosted by Mississippi at the gorgeous private courts owned by Laurie McRae near Jackson, MS.
The team leader for a team will rank the players on the team, and the game schedule is set up so that the #1 and #2 players will play singles only against other #1 and #2 players, and similarly for the #3 and #4 players, for a total of four singles games for each player. Each doubles pair plays a game against the four doubles pairs from the other two states, for a total of four doubles games for each pair.
This year Arkansas completely dominated Louisiana and Mississippi, and this was mostly due to the dominating play of their #4 player Gary Gerber, whose skill far exceeds his handicap. He could be called the MVP of the tournament.
This was the first year that Louisiana participated in the tournament, and it was the first year of "revival" for the tournament after a 10-year hiatus. It had been regularly played in the 1990's and early 200's between Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, and occasionally Tennessee. Jeff Caldwell at Arkadelphia, AR would know much more about the history of the tournament.
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