Introducing the inaugural ORSA State Battleship Tournament
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at The University of Akron

Registration Info <---(click here)

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The Ohio Recreational Sports Association (ORSA) has been proud to offer a number of state tournaments for the past few years, typically in the traditional sports of flag football and basketball. This year, The University of Akron is mixing things up by offering the non-traditional, yet ever-popular BATTLESHIP!

  • Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • At The University of Akron
  • Teams of 4 people
  • Early-Bird Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2013 ($45 per team)
  • Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ($60 per team)
  • Tournament will take place from approximately 9:00am – 6:00pm
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What is Battleship?
Well, this is not your average childhood board game...this is HUMAN Battleship! Teams of 4 people compete in the swimming pool, using only canoes and buckets. Each team will have 3 people seated in the canoe, each armed with a 2-gallon bucket. The fourth team member will act as the "Skipper" by standing in the pool, guiding the team's canoe towards or away from opponents.

The basic concept: Sink your opponents' canoes before they sink yours! Sounds simple enough - right? Well, prepare yourselves, because you won't know what might happen next, with various prizes, advantages, piracy opportunities and much more being introduced throughout each battle!

Visit our ZipsRec YouTube Channel to see just what Battleship is all about!

When is it?
The inaugural ORSA State Battleship tournament will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Where will it be held?
The tournament will be hosted by The University of Akron in Akron, OH. The event itself will be held in the Ocasek Natatorium (ONAT) Pool, which is located adjacent to the Student Recreation & Wellness Center.

How many people can participate?
Each individual team must have four (4) people per team – no more, no less. Teams may be comprised of any combination of males and/or females. There is a limit of 48 teams permitted in the tournament.

Who is eligible?
The tournament is open to students from any college or university within the state of Ohio. All participating students must be currently enrolled in at least one (1) credit at his/her respective institution; roster verification will be conducted via each school’s Intramural Coordinator prior to the tournament. All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

When is the registration deadline?
The Early-Bird Deadline is Monday, February 25th at 5:00pm. Following that, late registration entries (space permitting) will be accepted until Wednesday, March 6th at 5:00pm. The tournament is limited to the first 48 teams to register and pay.

How much is it?
The entry fee for all teams registered by the Early-Bird Deadline (2/25) is $45 per team. Team registration after 2/25 is $60 per team. Any teams registering after 3/6 will be placed on the waitlist and will be notified of their addition to the tournament if space permits.

What does the entry fee include?
The team entry fee (at a breakdown of approximately $12-15 per person) includes participation in “battles” throughout the day – each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 rounds – a tournament t-shirt, and lunch. All registered students will also be eligible to participate in various games and activities throughout the day for a chance to win additional prizes.

How do I register?
All teams must register online via IMLeagues. The tournament registration page can be found at Captains must create an account to register their team online, and pay the entry fee, in order to confirm their space in the tournament. After the team has been created, each team member must create his/her own account to be added to the team roster. Instructions on how to create an IMLeagues account can be found [here]. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams.

How do I pay?
The team captain will pay the entry fee online, upon creating their team at IMLeagues. Once the team has been created, simply click the PayPal button shown on the screen, and complete the checkout process.


Please contact Chelsea Phipps, Manager of Intramural Sports, at The University of Akron by e-mailing or by calling (330) 972-6620.