This semester, NC State University’s Campus Recreation hosted a Pool Battleship Tournament on November 8th
. Six brothers of the North Carolina Chapter participated in the event for the first time with an Alpha team and a Zeta team. Brothers registered online with Campus Recreation, who divided teams into five heats of eight canoes. We arrived at the campus pool fifteen minutes prior to our 6:30 start time. The object of pool battleship is to be the last boat floating, so brothers had to bring tools. Three brothers were in a canoe and either threw water into other canoes with bowls or used a plastic shield to block water. There were no paddles, so teams had to work together to stay balanced while moving. The Alpha canoe flipped fairly early in the heat, however brothers still enjoyed participating in the tournament. The Zeta team worked to avoid sinking for about twenty minutes. The team captain and sports committee head even sacrificed himself by abandoning ship so the canoe could stay afloat. The Zeta team eventually sank, but had a wonderful time tossing water at other boats. It was a great opportunity to relax during a busy semester. The chapter hopes to have more teams participate in the tournament next semester and is working on strategies to stay afloat. The event is also an opportunity to interact with other students on campus.