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(June 2021) -- A year after cancelling all tournament play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League Baseball has announced plans for the 2021 international tournament. Following consultation with an advisory committee comprised of outside experts, Little League Baseball has decided to hold the 2021 Little League World Series and all of its qualifying tournaments for the Little League Baseball and Softball divisions (age 10-12 years). Other age divisions will end play at the state tournament level. For 2021 only, the Little League World Series will involve only U.S.-based leagues, with the top two finishers in each region advancing to the Little League World Series.
Little League Baseball has provided guidelines around attendance at the series and COVID protocols for tournament officials and volunteers -- details can be found on the official Little League Baseball website. Beyond this, local tournament officials will follow protocols established by local health authorities based on conditions in their specific area.
With this decision in place and U.S. tournament competition set to begin in the coming weeks, we have begun our coverage of the 2021 Hawaii state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Hawaii district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
(June 2019) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2019 Hawaii state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Hawaii 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 Hawaii section of the Unpage web site.
In early years, all Hawaiian leagues competed in a single "Pacific District" tournament, and the winner advanced to the Little League World Series. Later, as Little League spread to Hawaiian islands beyond Oahu, the state began organizing its leagues into districts. Initially the state was divided into three districts (two on Oahu and one for other islands), and by the end of the 1960s, Hawaiian leagues were organized into eight districts. Additionally, the path to the Little League World Series changed for Hawaiian leagues. In the early 1960s, leagues began to flourish in Japan, and the Hawaiian champion faced a Japanese league for the right to represent the Pacific in the Little League World Series. By 1962, Hawaiian leagues competed in the Western Region like other West Coast states.
Hawaii currently has five districts, and the champions of these districts meet in a double-elimination tournament that decides the state championship. The Hawaiian champion advances to the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California, and the West Region winner then advances to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Thirteen Hawaiian leagues have participated in the Little League World Series, including the state's most recent qualifier, Central East Maui Little League from Wailuku, which finished as the U.S. runner-up in 2019. The state has produced three Little League World Series champions: West Oahu Little League in 2005, Waipio Little League in 2008, and Honolulu Little League in 2018. The 1988 Pearl City Little League all-star squad won the United States championship with a roster that included four players who eventually played in the Little League, Junior League, Senior League, and Big League World Series tournaments.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Hawaii Little League tournament structure.
|Australian Region||Mid-Atlantic Region||Southeast Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southwest Region|
|Great Lakes Region||New England Region||Western Region|
|Japanese Region||Northwest Region|
|Arizona||Indiana||New York NEW FOR 2021!|
|Connecticut||Massachusetts||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Minnesota||Washington NEW FOR 2021!|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|