Over the Line 2013

Thousands of people gathered at Fiesta Island during the weekend to celebrate the annual Over the Line tournament.

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Over the Line is a San Diego tradition every summer on Fiesta Island.
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The actual game involves three players, a stick, a ball and the sand. Ask one of the OTL vets for the rules. We're all about the scene and the people-watching.
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Team names - the more offensive the better in OTL tradition.
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Shirts seen bearing team names are a common theme around the beach, some more ‘printable’ than others.
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The “Tres Amigos” could pass as players with their matching uniforms and party supplies.
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“Ombucks” can be purchased for a dollar a piece, making their three token breakfast burrito, a delicious and cheap hangover cure!
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The tournament spans over two weekends and is fodder for many stories and group shots like this one.
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Lost at OTL? OMBAC claims, “we have an app for that.”
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“Fat George,” OMBAC member Jim Morrell, is OTL famous for his OMDOGS (hot dogs). His picture is featured on this year’s OTL t-shirt.
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Don't count out the women! They've got their own competition on the field and off.
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Catherine Karnes, Miss Emerson 2001, was found at the Miss Emerson Headquarters mingling with OMBAC members.
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Some have been participating in OTL for decades. Others just come to watch, camping out on Fiesta Island in prime RV parking spots.
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OTL discourages anyone under the age of 21 from attending. It’s not an environment that is designed for them, OMBAC Vice President John Tefft said.
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This year marks the 60th annual World Championship Over The Line Tournament, sponsored by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC).
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Hundreds of people already gathered at 7 a.m. on Fiesta Island for the Star Spangled Banner.
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The passing of the colors is a tradition for the annual tournament.
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Grant’s Grill operates from 7 a.m., when OTL opens its gates, and is open until OTL play wraps up. The sign also sports OMBAC’s famous rule, “We never have any fun.”
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Competitors look for their team name and which court they will be on.
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Spectators get a kick out of the team names, especially when the older OMBAC members are announcing them over the loud speaker.
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Over-The-Line requires three players to a team. It is a modified form of softball and is condensed into three innings on the first weekend, four on the second.
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Alcohol is allowed on the beach near playing area with a special events permit that OMBAC obtains every year.
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Players sit back and crack open a cold one while they watch their competition on court 27.
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They were among many who got creative with ways to store their alcohol.
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The more serious players used towels to protect their knees when pitching.
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