The game of half rubber is so loved by everyone here in the South. In fact, we think the game originated here in Charleston. The people in Savannah, GA may disagree…
This year, the Half Rubber Tournament is fast approaching. If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC you only have until Wednesday, August 14th to pre-register, so get your teams together. Teams are 3 and 4 person, ages 16 and up. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams.
On Saturday, August 17, on the Isle of Palms the 15th Annual Half Rubber Tournament will be held. Games may be played on Sunday, August 18 if needed as well. Games begin at 8am on Saturday and the lights will be turned off at 10pm! That is a lot of half rubber.
If you are new to the area and wondering, “What is half rubber?”
The game of Half Rubber has 2 pieces of equipment; a wooden pole about the diameter of a broom stick and one half of a red rubber ball (this is where the name ‘Half Rubber’ came from). The poles, or bats, are very personal to each player. A 'regulation' bat can be up to 48 inches long and one-and-a-half inches in diameter.
A Half Rubber team is made up of three or four people; a pitcher, a catcher and one or two fielders. Think of baseball, except there is only half a ball, so you swing where you think the ball will be. You need to see it, so head to the Annual Half Rubber Ball Tournament.
Need tourney info? http://www.iop.net/departments/recreation_adult_halfrubbertournament.aspx