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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 Texas East and Texas West state tournaments -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Texas district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
(June 2019) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2019 Texas East and Texas West state tournaments -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Texas district, sectional and state tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
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The Texas State Tournament began in the 1950s as a four-team, single-elimination competition that encompassed all Texas leagues. It was held in various locations across the state for several years, until state officials sought to create a permanent home for the tournament.
Beginning in 1971, the state tournament was held annually in the Waco area. Originally, it was held at the Lake Air Little League complex, but in 1978, construction was complete on new facilities near the Baylor University campus. Using Baylor dormitories to billet players, Texas staged a sixteen team tournament that was the largest state tournament in the U.S. The tournament field was reduced to eight teams in 1992 when the state tournament schedule was switched to a double-elimination format.
In 1998, the tournament moved temporarily to the Robinson Little League complex near Waco while state officials built new facilities that eventually became Little League Baseball's Southwestern Region headquarters. Since this time, the state's districts have been divided into two separate divisions, each of which holds a four-team, double-elimination tournament that produces a qualifier for the region tournament.
Twenty-five Texas teams have reached the Little League World Series, including Houston's Post Oak Little League in 2018. Texas has produced two Little League World Series champions in the major baseball division: Houston National Little League in 1950 and Westbury American Little League from Houston in 1966.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Texas Little League tournament structure.
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