The third annual Over-the-line tournament is set for January 16th, as part of High on Ice weekend.
Over-the-line is a new sport originating out of California, which sees teams of four players hitting the ball from a batting area into a field – somewhat like baseball, but without the base running. Playing the game in the snow adds a new twist, as fielders are given the added challenge of trying to get to fly balls in potentially knee-deep powder.
This year’s tournament will be a one-day event, starting at 8 a.m., and running until 5 p.m. Teams are made up of four players, but may have up to six, to allow for subsitutions (though one female must be on the pitch at all times).
As with the previous two years, team themes and costumes are welcome, and there is a ‘most-radical team’ prize, for those showing an artistic flair.
Anyone looking to register, or to find more information, can visit the North Peace Leisure Pool, to obtain registration forms and game rules. Organizor Byron Stewart can also be reached for more info, at 250-787-7161, or email [email protected] There is a cap of eight teams for this year’s tourney, so any interested teams should register as soon as possible. The final deadline for registration is Wed. Jan 13th.
Photo – Members of the Hazmats batting at the 2009 Over-the-line tournament.