California District 41: District Tournament History

DISTRICT 41 TOURNAMENT HISTORY AND PAST CHAMPIONS
(We are missing Champions if you know any please e-mail us with info) 
LITLE LEAGUE BASEBALL and SOFTBALL® INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
    Many casual observers know that the Little League World Series is played each summer in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. For those teams that make it to Williamsport in the last week of August, the journey actually begins in late June.
    The road to Williamsport begins with the selection of all-star teams by each league that is competing in the tournament process. Each league selects up to a maximum of 14 players from the teams that compete in the league, and these players represent the league in tournament play. The leagues also select two coaches and a manager for the all-star team. How players are selected for their local all-star team is up to the individual league.

DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS (District 41)
    Tournament play in North America begins around July 1, when most District Tournaments begin. These are very de-centralized events -- while all games in all Districts worldwide are played under the same rules, local preferences will influence the tournament site and schedule. For instance, some Districts hold all games at one site, and the tournament host role rotates from year-to-year. Other Districts use multiple tournament sites, with varying standards to determine where the championship game will be held.
    Most tournaments use a double-elimination or Olympic-style pool play format, though a few Districts still use single-elimination tournaments to determine their champions.
In many large or geographically dispersed Districts, teams first compete in Area tournaments, which typically involve only 4 or 5 teams. The Area tournament survivors would then compete for the District title. By Little League Baseball rules, Area tournament losses are carried over to the District tournament in double-elimination events.
California District 41 Champions
Baseball Division
9-10 Yr Old Division
2010 -   Rancho San Diego 
2009 - Rancho San Diego
2008- Rancho San Diego
2007- Santee Pioneer
2006 - Rancho San Diego
2005 - Fletcher Hills
2004 – Rancho San Diego
2003 – Alpine
2002 – Jamul
Note: 1989 first year of tournament.
10-11 Yr Old Division
2010 -  Rancho San Diego
2009 - Rancho San Diego
2008 - Singing Hills
2007 - El Cajon National
2006- Fletcher Hills 
2005 - Cajon De Oro
2004 – Santana National
Note: 2004 first year of tournament
Little League Division (11-12 Yr Old)
2010 -  Rancho San Diego
2009- Rancho San Diego
2008 - Rancho San Diego
2007 - Alpine
2006 - Cajon De Oro
2005 - Santana National
2004 – Jamul
2003 - Cajon de Oro
2002 - Rancho San Diego
2001 - Lakeside American
2000 - Singing Hills
1999 - Rancho San Diego
1998 - Santee Pioneer
1997 - Rancho San Diego
1996 – Jamul
1995 - Singing Hills
1994 - Singing Hills
1993 - Santana National
1992 - Santana National
1991 - El Cajon American
1990 - Fletcher Hills
1989 – Rolando
1988 - El Cajon Western
1987 - El Cajon Western
1986 - El Cajon Western
1985 – Rolando
1984 – Rolando
1983 - La Mesa American
1982 - El Cajon American
1981 - El Cajon National
1980 - Rios Canyon
1979 - La Mesa National
1978 - El Cajon National
1977 - El Cajon Western
1976 - La Mesa American
1975 - El Cajon Western
1974 - El Cajon Western
1973 - La Mesa American
1972 - El Cajon National
1971 - El Cajon Western
1970 - Valley de Oro
1969 - Cajon de Oro
1968 - Fletcher Hills
1967 - Fletcher Hills
1966 – Lakeside National
1965 - Santee Pioneer
1964 – Lakeside National
1963 - La Mesa American
1962 - Valley de Oro
1961 - El Cajon Northern (Fletcher Hills)
1960 - La Mesa America
Note: 1960 first year of District 41 tournament
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Old)
2010 -  United Santee
2009- El Cajon National
2008 - United Santee American
2007 -
2006 - Jamul
2005 - United Santee
2004 – Mountain Empire
2003 – Santana National

Note: 1989 first year of tournament
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Old)
2010-
2009-  
2008 - United Santee
2007 - United Santee 
2006 - United Santee
2005 - United Santee
2004 - Jamul
2003 - Cajon de Oro/Jamul
2002 - Santana National
2001 - Santana National
Big League (16-18 Yr Old)
2010 - 
2009- (No League Participated)
2008 -
2007 -
2006 - (No League Particapted)
2005 - (No League Participated)
2004 – (No League Participated)
2003 - Santana National
2002 – (No League Participated)
2001 -  (No League Participated)
2000 - Santana National
Softball Division
9-10 Yr Old Division
2010 - no leagues participated 
2009-  no leagues paricipated
2008 -
2007 -
2006 - Rancho San Diego
2005 - Rancho San Diego
2004 – Rancho San Diego
2003 - Rancho San Diego

10-11 Yr Old Division
2010 -  No leagues Participated
2009-  No leagues Participated
2008 -
2007 -
2006 - (No League Particpated)
2005 - (No League Particapted)
2004 – (No League Participated)
Note: 2004 first year of tournament
Little League (11-12 Yr Old)
2010 -  No leagues participated
2009-  No leagues participated
2008 - Jamul
2007 -
2006 - Rancho San Diego
2005 - Rancho San Diego
2004 – Rancho San Diego
2003 - Rancho San Diego
2002 - Rancho San Diego
2001 - Rancho San Diego

Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
2010- No leagues participated 
2009-  No leagues participated
2008 - United Santee
2007 -
2006 - No League Participated
2005 - No League Participated
2004 – No League Participated
2003 – Jamul
2002 – (No League Participated)
2001 – (No League Participated)
2000 – (No League Participated)
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
2010  no leagues participated 
2009-  no leagues participated
2008-  United Santee
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)
The District has had no Leagues participate in this tournament.

SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS (District 41 is in California Section 7)
    After District Champions are crowned, the survivors move on to the next level of tournament play. In many larger states, this is a Sectional tournament. Here, District Champions compete for the right to advance to the state tournament.
    As with District tournaments, local preferences influence the tournament site and schedule. Some Sectional tournaments are held at a single site, while others are held at sites within a single District or at the fields of the participating teams. Depending on the State, Sectional tournaments are either single- or double-elimination tournaments. District losses do not carry over to the sectional tournament.
    In most States with only a handful of Districts, District champions proceed directly to the State tournament. States that use Sectional tournaments include California (both Northern and Southern), Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas (both East Texas and West Texas).
    Districts 22, 41, 42 and 66 make up California Section 7 for baseball.
Section 7 Champions
Baseball Division
9-10 Yr Old Division
2010- Rancho San Diego
2009- Rancho San Diego
2008 - Rancho San Diego
2007 -
2006 - Rancho San Diego
2005 -
2004 - Rancho San Diego
2003 - Alpine
10-11 Yr Old Division
2010-Rancho San Diego
2009-Rancho San Diego
2008 -
2007 -
2006 - Fletcher Hills
2005 - Cajon De Oro
2004 - Santana National
Note: 2004 first year of tournament
Little League (11-12 Yr Olds)
2010- Rancho San Diego
2009-Rancho San Diego
2008 -
2007- Alpine
2006 -
2005 -
2004 -
2003 - Cajon de Oro
2002 - Rancho San Diego
2001 - Lakeside American
2000 - Singing Hills
1997 - Rancho San Diego
1993 - Santana National
1991 - El Cajon American
1977 - El Cajon Western
1974 - El Cajon Western
1971 - El Cajon Western
1969 - Cajon de Oro
1961 - El Cajon Northern (Fletcher Hills)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
2010-
2009-
2008 -
2007 -
2006 - Jamul
2005 -
2004 -
2003 – Santana National

Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
2010-
2009-
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003 - Santana National
2000 - Santana National
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)
2010-
2009-
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004 - No team participated. 
2003 - Santana National
2000 - Santana National

Softball Division
(District 41 Softball has been in different Sections, first Section 6, than Section 8 and now Section 4 due to District 41 is the only District within Section 8 with softball at this time. Section 4 is made up of Districts 28,31,32,33 and 41)
9-10 Yr Old Division
10-11 Yr Old Division
Little League (11-12 Yr Old)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Old )
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Old)
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Old)

STATE/PROVINCIAL/COUNTRY TOURNAMENTS (District 41 is in DIVISION III in CALIFORNIA)
    State tournaments commence at the end of July. The size of the state tournament varies by state. For instance, Virginia sends all 15 of its district champions to a double-elimination state tournament, while Kansas' two district champions play a best 2-of-3 series to determine the state champion. A handful of states are comprised of only one district (North/South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming); in these states, the district champion becomes the state champion.
    52 U.S. teams advance beyond the state tournament level, including two California teams, separate champions for Northern California (the Division II tournament) and Southern California (the Division III tournament), two Texas teams (separate champions for East Texas and West Texas), and the champions from the District of Columbia. North and South Dakota crown a single champion for the district that spans the two states.
    In Canada, district champions move on to provincial tournaments. These five tournaments determine five of the six teams that will compete in the Canadian Region tournament. Provincial tournaments are held to determine the champions of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces (comprised of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, though not all of these provinces have leagues), and the Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba).
Other countries determine their national champion (either through a tournament in which the country's district champions compete or a district tournament in which all of the country's teams compete). National champions in each country advance to region tournaments. 
    Countries in the European Region may hold separate national tournaments for leagues comprised primarily of native- and non-native players, due to the format of region tournaments in Europe.
   California Division III is made up of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
 
Baseball Division
9-10 Yr Old Division
2010-
2009 - Rancho San Diego
10-11 Yr Old Division
2010- Rancho San Diego
2004 - Santana National
Note: 2004 first year of tournament
Little League (11-12 Yr Olds)
1991 - El Cajon American
1977 - El Cajon Western
1969 - Cajon de Oro
1961 - El Cajon Northern (Fletcher Hills)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
No Division winner yet
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
No Division winner yet
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)
2000 - Santana National
Softball Division
9-10 Yr Old Division
10-11 Yr Old Division
Little League (11-12 Yr Olds)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)

REGION TOURNAMENTS
    U.S. Region Tournaments are currently held at Bristol, CT; Indianapolis, IN; St. Petersburg, FL; San Bernardino, CA; and Waco, TX. Each location is a U.S. Region headquarter, and has playing fields, practice fields, and billeting to house upwards of 200 players who descend on the facility for region tournament competition. 
   
Two region tournaments are held in Bristol, Indianapolis, and San Bernardino, while St. Petersburg and Waco each host a single tournament. In each Region tournament, preliminary round games determine two finalists who then meet in a winner-take-all championship game that is televised live on ESPN2. 
   
The states competing in each of the eight U.S. regional tournaments are as follows:
Great Lakes Region (Indianapolis, IN) -- Champions from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Mid-Atlantic Region (Bristol, CT) -- Champions from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Midwest Region (Indianapolis, IN) -- Champions from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North/South Dakota.
New England Region (Bristol, CT) -- Champions from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Northwest Region (San Bernardino, CA) -- Champions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Southeast Region (St. Petersburg, FL) -- Champions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Southwest Region (Waco, TX) -- Champions from Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, East Texas, and West Texas.
Western Region (San Bernardino, CA) -- Champions from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern California, Southern California, and Utah. 
    The Canadian Region tournament rotates from site to site each year. The tournament typically moves from one province to another, and when it is scheduled to be in a particular province, interested leagues submit bids to host the tournament. The five survivors of provincial tournaments compete along with a host team in a six-team, round-robin tournament. The top four teams after the five days of round-robin play advance to semifinal round games, and two semifinal winners advance to the championship game. The winner of the championship game advances to the World Series as the Canadian champion. 
   
Other region tournaments are also round-robin events, and typically use a pool play format in which the top two teams in each pool advance to single-elimination semifinal round games. Like Canada, Mexico sends its national champion to the World Series. The other six World Series qualifiers are champions from the Asian Region, the Caribbean Region, the European Region, the Latin American Region, the Pacific Region, and the Trans-Atlantic Region. The European Region consists of leagues comprised primarily of players native to European Region countries, while the Trans-Atlantic Region includes leagues primarily comprised of players not native to European Region countries, such as dependents of military personnel, international organizations, and oil company workers. 
   
For more information on the Little League World Series, visit the official
Little League Baseball web site.
Little League (11-12 Yr Olds)
1977 - El Cajon Western
1961 - El Cajon Northern (Fletcher Hills)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)
2000 - Santana National
WORLD SERIES
    The eight U.S. survivors and the eight International winners advance to the World Series in Williamsport, PA the last week in August. Since 1976, the tournament pairings have been arranged so that U.S. teams compete for one championship game slot, and International teams compete for the other. 
    Since 1992, the World Series has used an Olympic-style, pool play format. Teams are divided into four pools, two of which will contain U.S. teams, and two of which consist of International teams. Teams in each pool play a round-robin schedule that guarantees each team three games. The top two teams in each pool advance to a single-elimination phase of the tournament, with U.S. teams on one side of the bracket and International teams on the other side. The two U.S. quarterfinal winners then meet for the U.S. title and the two International survivors face off in the International semifinal. The two winners advance to a winner-take-all championship game, which will be broadcast live on August 25, 2002. 
   
The entire tournament process involves over 37,000 games played worldwide over an eight week timespan. By contrast, there are only 2,430 games played over the course of a 162-game major league baseball season.
Little League (11-12 Yr Olds)
1961 - El Cajon Northern (Fletcher Hills)
Junior Division (13-14 Yr Olds)
Senior Division (14-16 Yr Olds)
Big League Division (16-18 Yr Olds)


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