Central Region Senior Baseball Regional Tournament: Welcome

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FROM THE COOL AND OFTEN DAMP DAYS OF APRIL THROUGH THE HEAVY HEAT OF JULY THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ALL SENIOR LEAGUE PLAYERS IS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SENIOR BASEBALL WORLD SERIES HELD IN BANGOR, MAINE. ALL OF THE REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS AROUND THE WORLD FEED INTO THIS TOURNAMENT. YOU ARE CURRENTLY BROWSING THE SITE OF ONE OF THESE REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS--THE U.S.CENTRAL REGION. AFTER A 3 YEAR ABSENCE, THIS TOURNAMENT CAME BACK TO THE ILLINOIS VALLEY IN 2011. THE 2016 TOURNAMENT WILL MARK THE 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOURNAMENT BEING HELD IN THE ILLINOIS VALLEY
THE DATES FOR THE 2016 TOURNAMENT WILL BE JULY 22 THRU JULY 27.


Regional Tournament

Regional Tournament play is a guaranteed 3 games, 2 in pool play and 1 in single elimination. State Champions are assembled from all of the states and joined by the host team, Illinois District 20 Champions.

Who will the next champion be? Only time will tell, but as the Central Region Champions they have been tested by the best of our thirteen states. They have withstood the challenges, and we wish them " GOOD LUCK" in their quest to become WORLD CHAMPIONS.

Due to new Little League Baseball regulations, the games format has been changed for the 2016 season. Pool play will be used followed by a single elimination bracket. All teams will be seeded at the end of pool play per Little League rules and regulations


MISSION STATEMENT

The Central Region Senior Baseball Regional Tournament(Little League Illinois District 20)is a not for profit organization with the following goals to be observed by everybody associated with the tournament 1. Show good sportsmanship at all times. 2. Be cooperative with others. 3. Offer a safe and supportive environment for youth. 4. Encounter the thrills of victory and the agony of defeat. 5. Treat everyone equal regardless of gender, creed, or beliefs. 6. Respect those in position of authority. 7. Put forth your best effort. 8. Adhere to the rules and regulations that govern Little League Baseball and 9. Remember it's only a game! Have fun!

GAME HIGHLITES

For the families, friends and fans which are unable to attend the tournament, a special page on this website entitled "Game Highlites" is being created and will be up-dated on a daily basis.  It is our hope for everyone to stay abreast of the games.  By scrolling down on the left side of the home page, you will see the heading for this special page.

TOURNAMENT UMPIRE BIOS

The Tournament Committee will again be posting profiles of the umpires by letting peole know the backgrounds of these dedicated volunteers.  There is a special page entitled Blue Crew Bios outlining their umpiring and other backgrounds.  If you go to "Tournament Albums" you will find some pictures of them.  As you can see, these guys cme from all walks of life




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