"Holy Kraken!"Across the world, Barrageball isn't a big sport. However, it is also the most popular sport in the countries of Oskad and Eskana where even university students can earn money playing in junior leagues.
"The teams I betted on won...I just won a fortune. "
HistoryBarrageBall evolved from a collection of sports played by children in the port city of Elm in the country of Eskana. Among them being Ghost ball where you threw balls at each other and became ghosts. A game that had become popular in Nesta because of the popular children's tale of The Golden Dagger. The first official game was played by two university teams in 397AC. A rule book was written up by a university sports coach. As of 652AC the sport is played by over 1 million high school students, 80000 university students and the Eskanian BB league is the biggest professional league in the world. Their championship game, The Golden Cup, is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.
POSITIONSThe number of players on a team rooster depends on the league and the level of organization. The 4 positions that team roosters in all leagues must have are:
CarriersCarriers are the ones who pass the Prince ball between each other to get it to the goal.
ShieldsThe shields carry shields and protect the carriers from the BB balls.
HittersThe hitters try to hit away the BB balls that are thrown at the carriers and the rest of the team with their bats.
ThrowersIn smaller teams playing for smaller leagues, the other positions play as throwers while they are playing as protectors. In larger leagues, the roosters have up to 7 throwers to play when the team play as the protectors.
ShieldstersThe Shieldsters have smaller shields than the Shields and an aluminum bat like the Hitters, they are a hybrid of Shields and Hitters.
ThrowstersThese are Throwers that can intercept the carriers by catching the Prince ball when it is thrown between the carriers. They are not allowed physical contact with the carriers.
CastersAre carriers that carry a bat that they can hit any ball with. Jump to top
EquipmentIn professional play, the equipment is heavily regulated while the equipment for regular players can be whatever the players have available to them. This game was after all first played by children who gathered their equipment from other sports as well as from junkyards.
The Field is circular and 100 meters in diameter.
BB balls or Barrageball balls are large rubber balls. Depending on the league, the sizes and material of the balls are different. The balls must be fluorescent yellow.
The Prince ball must be fluorescent yellow as that show best on TV screens. They are filled with air and the surface consists of a felt-covered rubber compound. They should be 8cm in diameter.
The shields are made of foam and coreflute. The shields are round and should be 70cm in diameter. The shields for the Shieldsters should be 55cm.
The aluminum bats should be 1m tall and 7cm at the thickest part as well as weighing no more or less than 1kg.
The throne is a 70cm high pole that is 9cm in diameter, that has a small indent at the top where the Prince ball should be placed. Jump to top