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(June 2022) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2022 Southern California divisional tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Southern California district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
This site has been on the web since July 28, 1998. Click to contact the webmaster with any comments or questions about this page.
Thanks to the late Al Bryce from Roseville, California, for his collaboration on the historical results in the Southern California section of the Unpage web site.
Thanks also to Chris Wurdemann of Butte, Montana, for his assistance in obtaining present-day Southern California tournament results.
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 teams have won 40 region championships since 1957, and Southern California has led the way with 26 titles.
Southern California's districts are grouped into ten sections, and the winners of these sections compete for the Southland's divisional championship. The five North section winners compete for one championship series berth, and the five South section winners compete for the other. The North and South champions then meet in a best 2-of-3 championship series. In previous years, Southern California's districts were organized into four sections, and in more recent years, ten sections. The manner in which districts are aligned into sections has evolved frequently over time as the number of districts in the division increased.
The Southern California champions advance to the West Region tournament, which is held in San Bernardino, California, each August. The West Region tournament champion then advances to the Little League World Series.
California has sent more teams to the Little League World Series than any other state, with 50 leagues winning California state or divisional championships eventually participating in the series. This includes Southern California's most recent Little League World Series qualifier, Torrance Little League in 2021.
Seven California leagues have won the Little League World Series, including most recently Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach, which defeated Japan's Hamamatsu Minami Little League, 2-1, in the 2011 Little League World Series championship game. El Cajon Northern Little League (1961), Granada Hills National Little League (1963), Long Beach Little League (1992 and 1993), and Park View Little League from Chula Vista in 2009 also won the Little League World Series championship.
Click here to visit a similar page focusing on historical results from the Northern California Divisional Little League Tournament.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the California Little League tournament structure.
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