July, 2005: The Sunriver Open

July, 2005: The Sunriver Open

The biggest game to-date was played at Three Rivers School in Sunriver, Oregon. It was dubbed “The Sunriver Open” by Danny just after the first round ended. This historic game marked the first time that a women-only round was played. It included Kathy Spielman,...
June, 2005: Original Cross Country Big Ball Website Published

June, 2005: Original Cross Country Big Ball Website Published

John Spielman finally met the demands of players and fans of Cross Country Big Ball by creating an official website at CrossCountryBigBall.com in June, 2005. John chose a simple yet functional design for the site: one page with a nearly infinite scroll. The original...
Apr., 2005: The Codys Join In

Apr., 2005: The Codys Join In

Game with the Codys before dinner “almost” around two soccer matches. Ben became the first to play Cross Country Big Ball on a public street. Monica established herself as the #1 U-18 girl in North America. Danny almost broke a school window. He also moved from boys...
Aug., 2004: Cross Country Big Ball Expands to Oregon

Aug., 2004: Cross Country Big Ball Expands to Oregon

The Spielmans and the Winters gathered in Sunriver, Oregon for a round of Cross Country Big Ball. The games were played at and around Fort Rock Park. Some of the first recorded photos of Cross Country Big Ball were taken. Tessa won and took control of the U-9 girls...
Apr., 2005: The Codys Join In

Apr., 2004: Day After Easter

Steve Spielman and Jeff Oechsli played a short game of Cross Country Big Ball. This marked the first game played without the participation of John Spielman, the Father of Cross Country Big Ball.
Apr., 2005: The Codys Join In

Feb., 2001: The FIRST Cross Country Big Ball Game!

The legendary first game took place when John brought a carload of soccer balls to Scott’s little league baseball practice and the whole team played several rounds. Some of the fathers played too. Scott won the youth category and became the #1 U-12 player in the...