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August 11,2017 08:11

The qualification process for the Little League World Series begins in the months before the tournament, when each local Little League program puts together an all-star team within its league. That team goes on to compete in district, sectional and ...and more »



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2017 Little League Baseball World Series
LLWS Games on ESPN -- August 11, 2016
Event
Time (ET)
Network
Teams
Site

LLWS Midwest Regional Semifinal
11 a.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Missouri vs. Nebraska
Westfield, IN
LLWS New England Regional Semifinal
1 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Maine vs. New Hampshire
Bristol, CT
LLWS Northwest Regional Semifinal
3 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Montana vs. Washington
San Bernardino, CA
LLWS Great Lakes Regional Semifinal
5 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Ohio vs. Michigan Semifinal
Westfield, IN
LLWS Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinal
7 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Maryland vs. Pennsylvania
Bristol, CT
LLWS West Regional Semifinal
9 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN3.com
Utah vs. Hawaii California
San Bernardino, CA
• 2017 LLWS Schedule• 2017 LLWS Bracket• Tournament Coverage: Game Live
Hills Little League from Sydney, Australia, will make a return trip to Williamsport after repeating as the Australia Region champion. Courtesy of Little LeagueInternational Teams in 2017 Little League World Series
Region
Team
Location
Asia-Pacific
Seoul West Little League
Seoul
Australia
Hills Little League
Sydney
Canada
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
Caribbean
Los Bravos de Pontezuela Little League
Dominican Republic
Europe-Africa
Emilia Little League
Emilia, Italy
Japan
Tokyo Kitasuna Little League
Tokyo
Latin America
Luz-Maracaibo Little League
Venezuela
Mexico
Guadalupe Treviño Kelly Little League
Tamaulipas
U.S. Teams in 2017 Little League World Series
Region
Team
Location
Great Lakes
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
Mid-Atlantic
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
Midwest
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
New England
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
Northwest
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
Southeast
North State Little League
Greenville, North Carolina
Southwest
Lufkin Little League
Lufkin, Texas
West
Champion will be determined on Aug. 12
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Aug. 9-16Portland, Oregon
• 2017 LLSWS Schedule• 2017 LLSWS Bracket• Tournament Coverage: Game Live
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Qualification
The qualification process for the Little League World Series begins in the months before the tournament, when each local Little League program puts together an all-star team within its league. That team goes on to compete in district, sectional and state tournaments, most of which are double-elimination. The state champions (each state sends two teams) go on to a regional competition, broken up into eight regions:
New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Great Lakes, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and West. Eight divisions also compete in the international bracket: Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Europe-Middle East-Africa and Trans-Atlantic. More than 7,000 teams -- 6,500 in the U.S. -- participate in the tournament, with 6,500 of them eliminated within the first three weeks.
World Series Format
The Little League World Series is contested by 16 teams: the eight winners of the regional tournaments and eight international champions. In 2010, the tournament was determined by double elimination for the first time. The two brackets (the U.S. and international brackets) are divided into two pools. The winner of each pool goes on to a single-elimination championship game within its bracket. Then the U.S. and international champions compete for the World Series title in the championship game.
Each team still will play at least three games -- the four teams that lose both games in their pool will play a consolation match against an international team that also dropped out in two games.
Eligibility
Players in the Little League World Series must be between the ages of 11 and 13. Players must provide birth certificates to show they are of age. The birth-date cutoff -- the earliest date that players could turn 13 -- is May. That means many of the players in the later rounds of the tournament have already turned 13.
Girls are allowed to participate in the Little League World Series, although there also is a separate softball World Series. Girls were not allowed to participate in Little League until 1974, when the rules were revised to allow inclusion. Little League's softball programs were created the same year. Victoria Roche was the first girl to play in a Little League World Series, in the 1984 competition for the Brussels (Belgium) international squad. The 2004 tournament marked the first time two girls played in the same World Series (it happened again in 2009).
Venues
Howard J. Lamade StadiumHoward J. Lamade Stadium is the field in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, that has played host to the Little League Baseball World Series every year since 1959. Located off U.S. Route 15, the field is named for the late vice president of Grit Publishing who was a member of the Little League board of directors in the 1950s.
The field is roughly two-thirds the size of a conventional major league field. The pitching rubber is 46 feet from home plate, while basepaths are 60 feet in length. The distance from home plate to all points of the outfield fence at Lamade Stadium is 225 feet.
It is estimated that more than 40,000 fans could be accommodated, including those on the hills beyond the outfield fences. The stadium seats between 8,000 and 10,000 fans.
Little League Volunteer StadiumSituated next to Howard J. Lamade Stadium at Little League Baseball's headquarters in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Little League Volunteer Stadium can accommodate approximately 5,000 spectators (including lawn seating).
Little League Volunteer Stadium is used for early-round games of the Little League World Series. Admission to and parking for games during the Little League World Series is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Year
Winner
Runner-up
Score
2016
Endwell, New York
Seoul, South Korea
2-1
2015
Tokyo, Japan
Red Land, Pennsylvania
18-11
2014
* Seoul, South Korea
Las Vegas, Nevada
--
2013
Tokyo, Japan
Chula Vista, Calif.
6-4
2012
Tokyo, Japan
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
12-2
2011
Huntington Beach, California
Hamamatsu City, Japan
2-1
2010
Tokyo, Japan
Waipahu, Hawaii
4-1
2009
Chula Vista, California
Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
6-3
2008
Waipahu, Hawaii
Matamoros, Mexico
12-3
2007
Warner Robins, Georgia
Tokyo, Japan
3-2 (F/8)
2006
Columbus, Georgia
Kawaguchi City, Japan
2-1
2005
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Willemstad, Curacao
7-6 (F/7)
2004
Willemstad, Curacao
Thousand Oaks, California
5-2
2003
Tokyo, Japan
Boynton Beach, Florida
10-0
2002
Louisville, Kentucky
Sendai, Japan
1-0
2001
Tokyo, Japan
Apopka, Florida
2-1
2000
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bellaire, Texas
3-2
1999
Osaka, Japan
Phenix City, Alabama
5-0
1998
Toms River, New Jersey
Kashima, Japan
12-9
1997
Guadalupe, Mexico
Mission Viejo, California
5-4
1996
Chinese Taipei
Cranston, Rhode Island
13-3
1995
Tainan, Chinese Taipei
Spring, Texas
17-3
1994
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Northridge, California
4-3
1993
Long Beach, California
Chiriqui, Panama
3-2
1992
Long Beach, California
Zamboaanga City, Phillippines
6-0 (forfeit)
1991
Tai Chung, Chinese Taipei
Danville, California
11-0
1990
San-Hua, Chinese Taipei
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
9-0
1989
Trumbull, Connecticut
Kang-Tu, Chinese Taipei
5-2
1988
Tai Ping, Chinese Taipei
Pearl City, Hawaii
10-0
1987
Hua Lian, Chinese Taipei
Irvine, California
21-1
1986
Tainan Park, Chinese Taipei
Tucson, Arizona
12-0
1985
Seoul, South Korea
Mexicali, Mexico
7-1
1984
Seoul, South Korea
Altamonte Springs, Florida
6-2
1983
Marietta, Georgia
Barahona, Dominican Republic
3-1
1982
Kirkland, Washington
Pu-tzu Town, Chinese Taipei
6-0
1981
Tai-Ping, Chinese Taipei
Tampa, Florida
4-2
1980
Long Kuong, Chinese Taipei
Tampa, Florida
4-3
1979
Pu-Tzu Town, Chinese Taipei
Campbell, California
2-1
1978
Pin-Kuana, Chinese Taipei
Danville, California
11-1
1977
Li-Teh, Chinese Taipei
El Cajon, California
7-2
1976
Tokyo, Japan
Campbell, California
10-3
1975
Lakewood, New Jersey
Tampa, Florida
4-3
1974
Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Red Bluff, California
12-1
1973
Tainan City, Chinese Taipei
Tucson, Arizona
12-0
1972
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Hammond, Indiana
6-0
1971
Tainan, Chinese Taipei
Gary, Indiana
12-3 (F/9)
1970
Wayne, New Jersey
Campbell, California
2-0
1969
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Santa Clara, California
5-0
1968
Osaka, Japan
Richmond, Virginia
1-0
1967
Tokyo, Japan
Chicago, Illinois
4-1
1966
Houston, Texas
West New York, New Jersey
8-2
1965
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Ontario, Canada
3-1
1964
Staten Island, New York
Monterrey, Mexico
4-0
1963
Granada Hills, California
Stratford, Connecticut
2-1
1962
San Jose, California
Kankakee, Illinois
3-0
1961
El Cajon, California
El Campo, Texas
4-0
1960
Levittown, Pennsylvania
Fort Worth, Texas
5-0
1959
Hamtramck, Michigan
Auburn, California
12-0
1958
Monterrey, Mexico
Kankakee, Illinois
10-1
1957
Industrial Monterrey, Mexico
La Mesa, California
4-0
1956
Roswell, New Mexico
Delaware Township, New Jersey
3-1
1955
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Merchantville, New Jersey
4-3
1954
Schenectady, New York
Colton, California
7-5
1953
Birmingham, Alabama
Schenectady, New York
1-0
1952
Norwalk, Connecticut
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
4-3
1951
Stamford, Connecticut
Austin, Texas
3-0
1950
Houston, Texas
Bridgeport, Connecticut
2-1
1949
Hammonton, New Jersey
Pensacola, Florida
5-0
1948
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
St. Petersburg, Florida
6-5
1947
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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