Old Mission Beach Athletic Club OTL Due To COVID-19
It was as inevitable as a July heatwave.
San Diego’s beach summertime party, the Over-The-Line Tournament – known by locals simply as “the OTL” – will not take place in 2020. It has been canceled by organizers because of coronavirus fears.
The two-weekend event is a type of softball played on Fiesta Island that involves teams with hilarious names that are often unfit for print, a huge opening-day open beach party where drinking is legal on the beach and, of course, the Miss Emerson contest, a bikini contest that is one of the event’s highlight happenings.
The OTL now joins Comic-Con, the county fair and the Coronado Fourth of July parade and fireworks as major San Diego events that have been canceled due to COVID-19.
Her is the OMBAC’s statement:
“The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC), in accordance
with the health recommendations and initiatives enacted by the city, county, state and federal
regulations has determined that the 67th Annual World Championship Tournament will be
canceled. Originally scheduled to be held July 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Fiesta Island, the event will
not be played.
“The health, safety and well-being of our players, club members and community partners is
paramount,” said Jim Thomas, President of OMBAC. “While the decision was difficult, we look
forward to working with the City of San Diego and the leaders of the region in bringing back our events in a safe manner.”
This would have been the 67th Annual Over-The-Line World Championship.