Section I - Tournaments

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Tournament of Champions (TOC)

Many Districts sponsor a Tournament of Champions and invite the regular season winning team from each league to participate, prior to the commencement of All Star Tournament play, in a single elimination tournament.  At this time, District 52 does sponsor a Tournament of Champions in the Majors Division.

Super Bowl Tournaments

Super Bowl Tournament is a single-elimination tournaments conducted prior to the commencement of All Star Tournament play.  Players, coaches, and managers participating in any Super Bowl tournament are ineligible to participate in any All Star Tournament in the same calendar year.

  • No affidavits, birth certificates, or proofs of residency are required for players to participate in the Super Bowl.
  • Each league participating in the Super Bowl tournament shall have a representative of their respective Boards of Directors in attendance whenever their respective league is playing.
  • The league representative shall be responsible for the conduct of all players, coaches, managers, and spectators, and shall take corrective action,
  • Whenever necessary, support the Tournament Director to ensure that Little League Regulation XIV is fully enforced.
  • Protests may be filed in accordance with Little League Rule 4.19.  The Tournament Director of the respective Super Bowl Tournament shall immediately suspend play and meet with the umpires before determining a ruling on the protest.
  • Once the Tournament Director has made his/her decision it is final and cannot be appealed any further.
  • All Super Bowl tournaments shall be conducted with the "ten-run rule" (4.10e) enforced.
  • Consecutive Super Bowl games played on the same day and same field shall be played under a two-hour time limit (no new inning may start two hours after the first pitch is thrown.) The last scheduled Super Bowl game of the day is exempt from this rule.
  • Any player, coach or manager ejected from a Super Bowl game shall be ineligible from participating in any future Super Bowl games during the current calendar year.
  • District 52 will make every effort possible to provide umpires to cover all Super Bowl games.  Host leagues, however, must be able to provide qualified and competent umpires in the event District 52 umpires are unable to cover Super Bowl games.
  • Each host league for each Super Bowl tournament shall provide for each Super Bowl game a qualified and competent Official Scorekeeper for each game.
  • Every league with a team participating in a Super Bowl tournament shall provide the respective tournament host league with a tournament fee of $100.00, payable prior to commencement of tournament play and
  • Also provide the host league with one dozen unused Little League baseball approved "RS-T" (regular season & tournament) baseballs.
  • By direction of the Western Region, the Minor SuperBowl tournament shall be played under Little League Baseball regular season rules.
  • Minor Super Bowl tournament teams shall be comprised of players representing their respective leagues that played a majority of their scheduled regular season games and never competed in or above the Major Division (Little League Baseball).  Every team shall roster at least twelve and not more than fourteen players.
  • The Minor Super Bowl tournament shall be played under Little League Baseball regular season rules.  The five-run per inning rule shall be waived after the conclusion of the fifth inning. Minor Super Bowl tournaments shall also use a "roster batting order."

District 52 All Star Tournaments

California District 52 conducts post-season All Star tournaments for players between the ages of 9 and 18.  The various levels of play include: 9-10 year old, 10-11 year old, 11-12 year old, 13-14 year old (Junior Division), 14-16 year old (Senior Division), and 16-18 year old (Big League Division). 
All post-season All Star tournament games shall comply with all rules and regulations set forth in the current edition of the Little League Baseball (or Softball) rule book, as applicable, and as modified by the Tournament Rules section of each respective rule book.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS OR DEVIATIONS FROM THIS REQUIREMENT.

  • Local leagues within District 52 may request to host any of the tournaments listed above, and, once selected by the District Administrator to be the host site, agree to comply with the host league responsibilities set forth within this guidebook.
  • Any deviation or exception to these responsibilities must be approved by the District Administrator prior to commencement of tournament play.
  • Each league participating in a District 52 All Star tournament shall have a representative of their respective Boards of Directors in attendance whenever their respective league is playing.
  • The league representative shall be responsible for the conduct of all players, coaches, managers, and spectators, and shall take corrective action, whenever necessary, support the Tournament Director to ensure that Little League Regulation XIV is fully enforced.
  • Protests may be filed in accordance with Little League Rule 4.19.  (Judgment calls cannot be protested.)  All legally filed protests shall be adjudicated by the Tournament Committee in Little League Baseball’s Western Region office. Play shall be suspended until the protest is resolved.
  • All District 52 All Star tournaments shall be conducted with the “ten-run rule” (4.10e) enforced.
  • District 52 All Star tournament games shall be played until a winner is determined in accordance with the current Little League Baseball (or Softball, as appropriate) Rule Book.  THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT ON ALL STAR TOURNAMENT GAMES.
  • Each team competing in District 52 All Star tournament play shall have its respective affidavits completed, signed by both the respective League’s President and Player Agent, signed by the District Administrator or designated representative, and all supporting documentation (medical releases,
  • Proofs of residency and birth certificates, or other accepted age verification documentation) completed and assembled prior to the commencement of tournament play.
  • Each league with a team competing in a District 52 All Star tournament shall provide the respective tournament host league with a tournament fee of $150.00, payable prior to the commencement of tournament play and also
  • Provide the host league with two dozen unused Little League baseball approved “RS-T” (regular season & tournament) baseballs. (Junior Division and higher must be stamped “Senior League” and RS-T).
  • Original long-form birth certificates SHALL be presented for each All Star player at the Affidavit Meeting.  After the document is approved by a District representative, a copy of the document shall be kept in the team book so that the original may be returned to the parents.
  • All residency documentation SHALL be dated on or before February 1 of the tournament year.

California Section 3 All Star Tournaments

District 52, along with Districts 14, 45, and 57 comprise California Section 3.  All teams that win the District 52 All Star Tournament are eligible to advance to the Section 3 All Star Tournament and compete against teams representing the other three Districts in Section 3.

  • Managers, coaches, and players of teams representing District 52 shall display exemplary conduct and participate in all tournament play with highest possible level of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Any league, with a team participating in a Section 3 tournament, shall have at least one member of its Board of Directors, in attendance whenever its team is playing in a Section 3 tournament.
  • It is the responsibility of this representative to ensure all players, managers, coaches and spectators adhere to the principles, rules, and regulations of Little League Baseball and Softball.
  • By mutual agreement of all of the District Administrators in Section 3, a “Code of Conduct” for players, managers, and coaches has been adopted.  All teams representing District 52 by participating in a Section 3 tournament shall strictly adhere to this Code of Conduct.
  • Tournament sites for all Section 3 tournaments are rotated annually among the four Districts within Section 3.
  • All District 52 leagues that are hosting a Section 3 tournament are required to also provide on the first full day of Section play, lunch for all players, managers, coaches and umpires, participating in the Section 3 tournament.  See paragraph 2.1.13 of this guidebook.

Division 3 All Star Tournaments

All teams that win their respective Section 3 tournament advance to Division tournament play. Division tournament play consists of teams representing all of northern California.  As a result, Division tournament games may be played anywhere in northern California.

  • Teams representing District 52 and Section 3 in Division play shall display exemplary conduct and participate in all tournament play with highest possible level of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Any league, with a team participating in a Division tournament, shall have at least one member of its Board of Directors, in attendance whenever its team is playing in a Division tournament.
  • It is the responsibility of this representative to ensure all players, managers, coaches and spectators adhere to the principles, rules, and regulations of Little League Baseball and Softball.
  • Division tournament play is the highest level of competition for teams in 9-10 year old and 10-11 year old age groups.
  • All District 52 leagues that are hosting a Division tournament are required to also provide on the first full day of Division play, lunch for all players, managers, coaches and umpires, participating in the Division tournament.  See paragraph 2.1.13 of this guidebook.

Western Region and World Series Tournaments

Teams winning their respective Division tournament advance to the West Regional tournament.  For teams in the 11-12 year old age group, the West Regional is held every year in San Bernardino, California.

  • Players, coaches and managers are lodged in dormitory-style rooms at Little League’s Western Regional Headquarters.  The Northern California representative will compete against other Division champions from Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
  • The winner of this tournament advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania as the representative of the United States West Region.
  • Junior, Senior, and Big League West Region Tournaments are held at various locations throughout the West Region.  The winners of these tournaments also advance to their respective World Series tournaments held at various sites throughout the nation.

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