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For results and details on Southern Region tournaments held since 2001, visit the Southeast Region tournament page. Five Southern Region states were reassigned to the new Southwest Region beginning in 2002.
Southern Region tournament results from 1957 through 2000 can be found by clicking on the links on the left side of this page.
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The longstanding tradition changed in 2001. Little League Baseball expanded the Little League World Series to a sixteen team field, and the number of U.S. entrants at the Little League World Series doubled from four to eight. Little League also formed the new Southwestern Region, which encompasses several states that previously competed in the Southern Region.
The remaining Southern Region now compete in the Southeastern Region tournament. Like the Southern Region tournaments that preceded it, the Southeast Region tournament is held in St. Petersburg. The Southeastern and Southwestern Region fields include the following states:
|Southeastern Region||Southwestern Region|
Visit our Southeastern Region and Southwestern Region pages for results from region tournaments since 2001.
The Southern Region tournament was held in only three cities over the course of its history. After a two-year stay in the Louisville suburb of St. Matthews, Kentucky, the four-team, single-elimination tournament moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1959, and later to its current home in St. Petersburg. The tournament became a 13-team event that encompassed all Southern Region state champions in 1971. It eventually used a double-elimination and later an Olympic-style, pool-play format.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Southern Region Little League tournament structure.
|Australian Region||Mid-Atlantic Region||Southeast Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southwest Region|
|Great Lakes Region||New England Region||Western Region|
|Japanese Region||Northwest Region|
|Arizona||Illinois||New Mexico NEW FOR 2016!|
|Connecticut||Maryland||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Michigan NEW FOR 2016!||Wisconsin|
|Florida||Minnesota||Wyoming NEW FOR 2016!|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|