Little League Europe and Africa Region: REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS: 2011 WORLD SERIES DATES AND SITES ANNOUNCED

2011 WORLD SERIES DATES AND SITES ANNOUNCED

The dates and sites for the eight Little League World Series tournaments in 2011 were approved today by the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The sites for the eight championship tournaments remained the same for the 10th consecutive year. 

The Little League Baseball World Series is the only Series making any changes to its schedule adding one day to its schedule.  Since 2001, when the World Series went to a 16-team format, the tournament has been conducted over a 10-day period beginning on a Friday and concluding on the Sunday prior to Labor Day with one off day that is used as a rain day.  This year, the tournament will begin on Thursday instead of Friday.“Each year we look at what we can do to improve the World Series and we felt adding a day would give us additional schedule flexibility,” Mr. Keener, who is in his 16th year as President of the Little League organization, said.  “In previous years, the schedule included multiple days in which five games were scheduled.  By adding a day, we will not have any days with five games and it will help to equalize the amount of time between games for the teams in the tournament.”

Big League Softball (14-18-year-old girls) Aug. 4 to Aug. 10 – Kalamazoo, Mich. (Vanderberg Park) - 18th season in Kalamazoo; 30th season overall; 2010 Champion: Michigan District 9 (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Senior League Softball (13-16-year-old girls) Aug. 7 to Aug. 13 – Lower Sussex, Del. (Pyle Center) – 11th season in Lower Sussex; 36th season overall; 2010 Champion: Northside Suburban Little League (San Antonio, Texas)

Junior League Softball (13-14-year-old girls) Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 – Kirkland, Wash. (Everest Park) – 13th season in Kirkland; 13th season overall; 2010 Champion: ASOFEM Little League (Maunabo, Puerto Rico)

Little League Softball (11-12-year-old girls) Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 – Portland, Ore. (Alpenrose Stadium) - 18th season on Portland; 38th season overall; 2010 Champion: Warner Robins American Little League (Warner Robins, Ga.)

Big League Baseball (16-18-year-olds) July 27 to Aug. 3 – Easley, S.C. (Easley Recreation Complex) – 11th season in Easley; 44th season overall; 2010 Champion: District 1 (Puerto Rico)

Senior League Baseball (14-16-year-olds) Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 – Bangor, Maine (Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium) – 10th season in Bangor; 51st season overall; 2010 Champion: Aruba South Little League (San Nicolas, Aruba)

Junior League Baseball (13-14-year-olds) Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 – Taylor, Mich. (Heritage Park) – 31st season in Taylor; 31st  season overall; 2010 Champion: Chung-Ching Junior Little League (Taipei City, Chinese Taipei)

Little League Baseball (11-12-year-olds) Aug. 18 to Aug. 28 – South Williamsport, Pa. (Lamade/Volunteer Stadiums) – 53rd season in South Williamsport; 65th season overall; 2010Champion: Edogawa Little League (Tokyo, Japan)