San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Over the Line (OTL) is a bat and ball game played with 2 teams of 3 players each. The court is approximately 55' wide with foul lines that extend to infinity. Teammates pitch to their own players. Fly balls hit into fair territory without being caught are considered hits. The first three hits in any one inning scores a run with additional hits scoring additional runs for each hit. Games last 3-4 innings unless extra innings are needed for tie-breakers and after two extra innings, the team with the most hits wins. Also, if a team gets an 11 or more run lead, the game is over and they are declared the winner. Gloves for the most part are not used and only official wooden softball bats can be used. For more details visit the official Over the Line website link above.
OTL serves as the primary fundraising source for OMBAC's year-round charitable programs. OTL is more than "beer, babes and bats on the beach." With worldwide competition, OTL began as a San Diego original, played by men and women into their 80's. It is one of the last pure Southern California traditions left untouched by commercialism. OMBAC is continuing to enjoy the respect and admiration of the community. Focused on serving amateur sports and youth athletics, OMBAC enjoys unmatched leadership. If not for the dedication of its members and the unselfish gift of their time, OMBAC would no longer exist. Any profits from OTL goes back into our community.
Admission is free, but guests are asked to observe OTL's "No B Rules."
Alcohol rules and restrictions will be subject to the City of San Diego Special Event Permit process. Details are currently unknown.
Public displays of nudity or violations of San Diego Municipal Code (Section 56.53) are illegal and will not be tolerated.
Bikes are not permitted within the dunes, so be smart to bike and store your bike at the BIKE VALET! Bike Valet will be provided on the North side of the island as you bike in, and only $3 for the day. (Bikes must be Picked up by 6:00 PM each day)
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