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|For results and details on Central Region tournaments held since 2001, visit the Great Lakes Region and Midwest Region tournament pages. Central Region tournament results from 1957 through 2000 can be found by clicking on the links on the left side of this page.|
Our coverage of the Central Region tournament launched on March 23, 1998. Click to contact the webmaster with any comments or questions about this page.
Since that time, Central Region state champions have competed in the Great Lakes Region and Midwest Region tournaments. Both tournaments are held at Little League Baseball's Central Region Headquarters complex in Whitestown, Indiana. As of 2022, Central Region state champions are assigned to the new regions as follows:
|Great Lakes Region||Midwest Region|
Visit our Great Lakes Region and Midwest Region pages for results from Central Region tournaments since 2001.
The Central Region format has evolved over time. Held for the first time in 1957 -- the region was then called the North Region -- the tournament initially employed a four-team, single-elimination format. In its early days, the tournament roamed from site to site, with leagues in eight different states serving as the tournament host. In 1990, soon after the new Central Region complex was opened, the tournament expanded to become a twelve team event that encompasses state champions from across the region. The tournament was the first U.S. region tournament to employ a double-elimination format before later switching to a round robin pool play schedule.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Central Region Little League tournament structure.
|Australian Region||Mid-Atlantic Region||Northwest Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southeast Region|
|Great Lakes Region||Mountain Region||Southwest Region|
|Japanese Region||New England Region||West Region|
|Connecticut||Massachusetts||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Minnesota||Washington|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|