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(June 2022) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2022 Northern California divisional tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Northern California district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
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Thanks to the late Al Bryce from Roseville, California, for his collaboration on the Northern California section of the Unpage web site.
California was first split into Northern and Southern divisions in 1958. In all but three years since that time, both the Northern and Southern California champions have advanced to the West Region tournament, and have generally been the tournament powerhouses. California state or divisional champions have won the West 44 times since 1957, including 15 titles by Northern California leagues. Petaluma National Little League is Northern California's most recent Little League World Series qualifier, having won the region championship and advancing to South Williamsport in 2012.
Northern California's champion is currently decided in a divisional tournament that brings together the winners of seven sectional tournaments. Northern California originally was divided into four sections, and grew to five in 1985 and six in 1992. Today, there are seven sections in Northern California. The structure of these sections has changed constantly over time, with various districts being grouped into different sections as the number of districts in the division has grown.
Additionally, the boundary between Northern and Southern California has changed several times over the years. At one point, leagues as far south as the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys competed in Northern California tournaments. Currently, Monterrey County is the southernmost area of the Northern California divisional structure along the coast, and the Bakersfield area is the southernmost point in the San Joaquin Valley. Leagues located south of these areas compete in the Southern California tournament.
The Northern California champions advance to the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California. The West Region champion then advances to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
California has sent more leagues (50) to the Little League World Series than any other state, and has produced seven Little League World Series champions. The Campbell Moreland Little League won Northern California's only title in 1962.
Click here to visit a similar page focusing on historical results from the Southern California Divisional Little League tournament.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the California Little League tournament structure.
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