2011 Little League World Series teams, rules and live telecast
2011 Little League World Series baseball tournament for children fixtures or schedules are from August 18-28 this year. Learn more about 2011 Little League World Series teams, uniforms and rules. Know where to watch baseball children World Series 2011 live telecast.
The 2011 Little League World Series, like every other years, is going to be organized this year as well for children aged between 11 and 13 years. The original name for the Little League World Series tournament was National Little League Tournament, however it was renamed later in order to match the World Series in Major League Baseball (MLB). First held in 1947, Little League World Series baseball tournament is every year in the month of August in South Williamsport of Pennsylvania in the United States. This year also the Little League World Series 2011 venue is South Williamsport and as usual 16 teams will compete in this children's baseball tournament, with eight teams from the United States of America and eight other teams from the rest of the world. The Little League World Series 2011 will begin on August 18, 2011 and will end on August 28, 2011. This year it is going to be the 65th edition of the Little League World Series baseball tournament for children in Pennsylvania, USA. Read more about the World Series which is one of the major children's baseball tournaments 2011 and also one of the important upcoming baseball tournament fixtures in 2011.
New rules changes in 2011 Little League World Series Elimination Format
The 2011 Little League World Series rules will be a little different from the previous years' version of the tournament. On June 16, 2011, in an official announcement by the Little League, it was said that the double-elimination format was being modified which was introduced in the 2010 Little League World Series. Also, the format of four pools with four teams in each, which has been so far used since the introduction of 16 teams instead of 8 in the year 2001, has also been eliminated. This time there will be two 2011 Little League World Series brackets. The eight teams from the United States will be in one bracket while the other bracket will be shared by the remaining eight teams from the rest of the world. The double elimination system will be continued until the the US teams will face the international teams and then the 2011 Little League baseball tournament will switch over to the single elimination format.
2011 Little League World Series Tournament Final 16 Baseball Teams
2011 Little League World Series United States Region Teams are Great Lakes Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest Region, New England Region, Northwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region and West Region.
2011 Little League World Series International Teams are Ching-Tang of Kaohsiung City from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) from the Asia-Pacific Region, Aruba North Little Leagues of Oranjestad from Aruba from the Caribbean Region, Rotterdam of Rotterdam City from Netherlands from the Europe Region, Hamamatsu Minami of Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka from Japan from the Japan Region, Gran Maracay of Maracay City from Venezuela from the Latin America Region, Seguro Social of Mexicali, Baja California from Mexico from the Mexico Region, one team from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, representing the Middle East-Africa Region, and one Canadian team representing the Canada region.
2011 Little League World Series Baseball Tournament Uniforms
The new uniforms of the 2011 Little League World Series baseball tournament are hopefully going to be an object of attraction and interest. Due to the renewal of the deals of the Little League International with Russell Athletic and New Era Caps, the uniform supplies, there will be new uniforms, which was a part of the deal. The regional teams of US will now have new colour schemes. We too are waiting eagerly like you to see those new colours on the field! 2011 Little League World Series match tickets can be availed from the venue as well as the official website of the Little Leagues International.
Watch 2011 Little League World Series Baseball Tournament Matches on TV (live telecast)
The Little Leagues International had signed an eight year television contract with ESPN / ABC in 2007. Accordingly, the 2011 Little League World Series will be the fifth year under that eight year contract. Therefore, all of the 2011 Little League World Series baseball tournament games or matches will be live telecast on ABC or ESPN network family. The 2011 Little League World Series matches live telecast will be in high definition from 3 pm on the respective match days. For the first time ever, this year in 2011, 17 World Series baseball games will be live telecast on ESPN 3D.
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