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The Senior League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 13 to 16 years old that began in 1961.[1] In 2017, the tournament was moved from Bangor, Maine to Easley, South Carolina. (Easley was the site of the Big League World Series from 2001 to 2016. The Big League division was discontinued after the 2016 Big League World Series.) It is patterned after the Little League World Series, which was named for the World Series in Major League Baseball since 2002.

Senior League World Series
SportBaseball
Founded1961
No. of teams12
CountryInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao
Most titlesTaiwan Taiwan (17)
Official websitehttp://worldseries.bangorinfo.com

The Senior League World Series is one of nine tournaments sponsored by Little League International. Each of them brings baseball or softball teams from around the world together in one of four age divisions. The tournament structure for each division's World Series is similar to that used for the Little League Baseball World Series.

The Senior League World Series has been held at eight different sites.[2]

Contents

Tournament formatEdit

The six United States regions are:

The six International regions are:

The teams are placed into two six-team modified-double-elimination brackets based on geography (US and International) The semi-final winners play for the championship, televised on a network of ESPN. All semi-final and championship matches are single-elimination games.

From 2002 to 2014, a pool-play format was used. Beginning in 2015, each pool plays a modified double-elimination format until only 2 teams remain in each pool. The two remaining teams in their respective pools then play in a single-elimination, semi-final match, with the two winning teams playing in the championship. From 1967–2002 the tournament was straight double-elimination, from 1961–66 it was single–elimination. From 1990 to 2001, a placement bracket was used to determine third place.

Before 2017, the Senior League was the only division of Little League that did not sort teams based on geography.

ChampionsEdit

Year Winner Region Score Runner–Up Region
1961   Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania 8–1   Sylva, North Carolina
1962   West Hempstead, New York East 8–2   La Habra, Southern California West
1963   Monterrey, Mexico Mexico 9–3   Downey, Southern California West
1964   Massapequa, New York East 2–1   Brenham, Texas South
1965   Monterrey, Mexico Mexico 5–0   El Campo, Texas South
1966   East Rochester, New York East 4–2   La Habra, Southern California West
1967   Westbury, New York East 11–3   West Des Moines, Iowa Host
1968   New Hyde Park, New York East 6–3   West Tampa, Florida South
1969   Sacramento, Northern California West 9–1   Gary, Indiana Host
1970   West Tampa, Florida South 2–1   Throggs Neck, New York East
1971   La Habra, Southern California West 1–0   Richmond, Virginia South
1972   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 9–0   Oxnard, Southern California West
1973   Taipei, Taiwan Far East 4–0   Oxon Hill, Maryland East
1974   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 5–1   Charlotte, North Carolina South
1975   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 5–0   Chicago, Illinois North
1976   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 12–5 & 14–5   Aiea, Hawaii West
1977   Taipei, Taiwan Far East 5–1   Orlando, Florida South
1978   Hualien, Taiwan Far East 3–2   Burbank, Illinois North
1979   Taichung, Taiwan Far East 4–3 & 5–0   Tampa, Florida South
1980   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 12–4   Kaneohe, Hawaii West
1981   Georgetown, Delaware East 15–4   Danville, Northern California West
1982   Santa Barbara, Southern California West 11–4   Orange Park, Florida South
1983   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 6–4   Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Latin America
1984   Altamonte Springs, Florida South 10–7   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1985   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 3–2   Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Latin America
1986   Taipei, Taiwan Far East 5–3   Brenham, Texas South
1987   Athens, Ohio North 3–2 & 12–4   Tampa, Florida South
1988   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 10–4   Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
1989   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 2–1 & 5–3   Surrey, Canada Canada
1990   Taipei, Taiwan Far East 8–0   Danville, Northern California West
1991   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 2–1 & 8–3   Pearl City, Hawaii West
1992   Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 1–6 & 8–1   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Latin America
1993   La Vega, Dominican Republic Latin America 3–1 & 7–3   Taipei Taiwan Far East
1994   Brandon, Florida South 13–5   Midland, Michigan North
1995   Dunedin, Florida South 3–2   Clarksville, Indiana North
1996   Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America 4–2   Thousand Oaks, Southern California West
1997   San Francisco, Venezuela Latin America 10–13 & 3–0   Yucaipa, Southern California West
1998   Diamond Bar, Southern California West 9–6   Conway, Florida Host
1999   Conway, Florida Host 10–2   Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
2000   Panama City, Panama Latin America 4–2 & 9–7   Pinellas Park, Florida South
2001   Palm Harbor, Florida South 7–4   Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
2002   Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America 8–4   Boynton Beach, Florida South
2003   Hilo, Hawaii West 16–8   Chesterfield, Virginia South
2004   Freehold Township, New Jersey East 10–1   El Rio, Southern California West
2005   Urbandale, Iowa Central 7–2   Pearl City, Hawaii West
2006   Punto Fijo, Venezuela Latin America 4–2   Pearl City, Hawaii West
2007   Cartersville, Georgia South 9–0   Punto Fijo, Venezuela Latin America
2008   Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey East 10–8   Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America
2009   Houston, East Texas Southwest 9–7   Fremont, Northern California West
2010   San Nicolaas, Aruba Latin America 8–1   Bangor, Maine Host
2011   Hilo, Hawaii West 11–1   Tyler, East Texas Southwest
2012   Guatemala City, Guatemala Latin America 6–3   Lemon Grove, Southern California West
2013   Chitré, Panama Latin America 2–1   Kennett Square, Pennsylvania East
2014   Houston, East Texas Southwest 7–4   Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America
2015   Houston, East Texas Southwest 8–1   Holmes County, Ohio Central
2016   Chicago, Illinois Central 7–2   Melbourne, Australia Asia–Pacific
2017   Aguadulce, Panama Latin America 5–4   Coral Springs, Florida Southeast
2018   Willemstad, Curaçao Caribbean 7–2   Wilmington, Delaware East
Year Winner Region Score Runner–Up Region

Championship tallyEdit

Championships won by country/stateEdit

Country/State Championships Last
  Taiwan 17 1992
  New York 5 1968
  Florida 2001
  Southern California 3 1998
  Venezuela 2006
  East Texas 2015
  Panama 2017
  Mexico 2 1965
  Hawaii 2011
  New Jersey 2008
  Curaçao 2018
  Pennsylvania 1 1961
  Northern California 1969
  Delaware 1981
  Ohio 1987
  Dominican Republic 1993
  Host 1999
  Iowa 2005
  Georgia 2007
  Aruba 2010
  Guatemala 2012
  Illinois 2016

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Senior League Baseball Archived 2009-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Little League Baseball Incorporated. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  2. ^ Osceola Wins Bid for Baseball Tourney. [1]. Orlando Sentinel.

External linksEdit