Over-The-Line Tournament Returns To San Diego In 2021


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A San Diego tradition, the OMBAC Over-the-Line Tournament is returning this year after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The beach softball game has been happening since the 1950s. The tournament is usually on the second and third weekends of July.

Last year was only the second time the tournament didn't take place in its 68-year history.

"I think missing out on over-the-line was just an example of what 2020 was.," OTL player and OMBAC member Jeff Briggs told KGTV.

Just last week, OMBAC was given the OK to hold the world championships on Fiesta Island in July.

However, there will be some changes this year.

"The plan this year is to have a three-day tournament starting on a Friday. It will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the third weekend of July. Most of the divisions will play, there will be RV parking, and you can still bring your beer out to the island."

Because of the short notice, a condensed number of teams will be playing this year. In the past, there have been close to 1200 teams signed up to play.

"I think they are going to limit it to about 500 teams, and the last I heard there were about 350 to 360 already signed up. If you want to play, I would encourage you to go to the OMBAC webpage and sign up."

You can find out more information here.


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