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The Asia–Pacific and Middle East Region is a region that competes in the Little League World Series. Asian teams first competed in the LLWS in 1961, when Japanese teams competed in the original Pacific Region (which included Hawaii). In 1962, Japanese teams began competing in the newly created Far East Region. In 2001, the Little League World Series
Little League World Series
was expanded to sixteen teams, and East Asia
Asia
was split into two regions – the Pacific (consisting of teams from the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, and Oceania) and Asia (consisting of teams from mainland Asia). In 2007, the regions were reconfigured. Japan
Japan
was given its own automatic berth in the Series, while the remaining Asian teams merged with the Pacific teams to create the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2003, the region was reorganized as the Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region. Australia, now the fourth-largest country and the largest outside North America in Little League participation, received its own LLWS region. All Middle Eastern countries with Little League programs, except for Israel
Israel
and Turkey, were placed in the former Asia-Pacific Region. Previously, the Middle East had formed a region with Africa, but that region was disbanded, with African teams joining the Europe and Africa Region (formerly Europe Region, which also includes Israel and Turkey).[1]

Contents

1 Asia–Pacific and Middle East Region Countries 2 Asia
Asia
Region (2001–2006)

2.1 Asia
Asia
Regional Championship 2.2 LLWS results

3 Pacific Region (2001–2006)

3.1 Pacific Regional Championship 3.2 LLWS results

4 Asia-Pacific Region (2007–2012)

4.1 Asia-Pacific Regional Championship 4.2 LLWS results

5 Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region (2013–) 6 LLWS results by country 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

Asia–Pacific and Middle East Region Countries[edit]

 China /  Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Taiwan) [Note 1]  Guam  Hong Kong  India  Indonesia  Northern Mariana Islands  Philippines  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Thailand

Asia
Asia
Region (2001–2006)[edit] In 2001, the Far East Region split into the Asia
Asia
and Pacific regions. The Asia
Asia
Region comprised Little Leagues from mainland Asia. Asia
Asia
Regional Championship[edit] The list below lists each country's participant in the Asia
Asia
Region Tournament between 2001 and 2006. Each year's winner is indicated in green. Two teams from the Asia
Asia
Region won the Little League World Series — Tokyo
Tokyo
in 2001 and 2003.

Year China Taiwan
Taiwan
( Chinese Taipei) Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Japan South Korea Thailand

2001 No representative N/A N/A Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Kitasuna LL Tokyo N/A South Korea No representative

2002 No representative N/A N/A Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Sendai
Sendai
Higashi LL Sendai N/A South Korea No representative

2003 No representative N/A Taiwan(Chinese Taipei) N/A Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Musashi-Fuchu LL Tokyo N/A South Korea No representative

2004 No representative Shou-Tien LL Kaohsiung Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Sendai
Sendai
Higashi LL Sendai N/A South Korea No representative

2005 No representative N/A Taiwan(Chinese Taipei) N/A Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China Chiba City
Chiba City
LL Chiba City N/A South Korea N/A Thailand

2006 Huangpu LL Guangzhou Fong-Nien LL Taitung City Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Causeway Bay Kawaguchi LL Kawaguchi City N/A South Korea Sanuk LL Chiang Mai

LLWS results[edit]

Year Champion City LLWS Record

2001 Kitasuna LL Tokyo Champion 5–1

2002 Sendai
Sendai
Hagashi LL Sendai Runner-Up 5–1

2003 Musashi-Fuchu LL Tokyo Champion 6–0

2004 Shou-Tien LL Kaohsiung Not in Top 4 2–2

2005 Chiba City
Chiba City
LL Chiba City Fourth place 4–2

2006 Kawaguchi City
Kawaguchi City
LL Kawaguchi, Saitama Runner-Up 5–1

Pacific Region (2001–2006)[edit]

Not to be confused with the Pacific Region (1958–1961).

In 2001, the Far East Region split into the Asia
Asia
and Pacific regions. The list below lists each country's participant in the Pacific Region Tournament between 2001 and 2006. Each year's winner is indicated in green. No team from the Pacific Region won the Little League World Series. Pacific Regional Championship[edit]

Year Guam Indonesia New Zealand Northern Mariana Islands Philippines

2001 Central LL Agana N/A Indonesia N/A New Zealand Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan N/A Philippines

2002 Central Agana N/A Indonesia N/A New Zealand Saipan
Saipan
ll Saipan N/A Philippines

2003 Central LL Agana N/A Indonesia No representative Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan N/A Philippines

2004 Central East LL Mangilao Jakarta
Jakarta
LL Jakarta No Representative Saipan
Saipan
LL Northern Mariana Islands N/A Philippines

2005 Central East LL Mangilao N/A Indonesia N/A New Zealand Saipan
Saipan
LL Northern Mariana Islands N/A Philippines

2006 Central East LL Mangilao Jakarta
Jakarta
LL Jakarta Bayside Westhaven LL Auckland Saipan
Saipan
LL Northern Mariana Islands Illam Central LL Makati City

LLWS results[edit]

Year Champion City LLWS Record

2001 Central LL Agana Int'l Semifinal 3–1

2002 Central LL Agana Int'l Semifinal 2–2

2003 Central LL Agana Group Stage 0–3

2004 Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Group Stage 0–3

2005 Central East LL Mangilao-Barrigada Int'l Semifinal 3–1

2006 Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Group Stage 0–3

Asia-Pacific Region (2007–2012)[edit] In 2007, the Asia
Asia
and Pacific regions were reconfigured again. Japan was given its own place in the LLWS and the remaining Asian and Pacific teams were merged into one region. No Asia-Pacific team has won the LLWS, although Kuei-Shan Little League of Chinese Taipei finished runner-up in 2009. Asia-Pacific Regional Championship[edit] The list below lists each country's participant in the Asia-Pacific Little League Region Tournament between 2007 and 2012. That year's winner is indicated in green.

Year Australia China Taiwan
Taiwan
(Chinese Taipei) Guam Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR, China India Indonesia New Zealand Northern Mariana Islands Philippines Singapore South Korea Thailand Vietnam

2007 No representative No representative Li-Shing LL Taichung Northern LL Dededo Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong No representative Jakarta
Jakarta
LL Jakarta Bayside Westhaven LL Auckland Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Illam Central LL Makati City No representative Nam Yang Ju Shi LL Nam Yang Ju Shi Sanuk LL Chiang Mai No representative

2008 Hills LL Sydney Guangzhou
Guangzhou
LL Guangzhou Tung Yuan LL Wan-Hua Southern LL Yona Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong BB & SB Confederation of India
India
LL New Delhi Jakarta
Jakarta
LL Jakarta Bayside Westhaven LL Auckland Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Tanauan LL Batangas[2] No representative Gyeonggi LL Gyeonggi-do Sanuk LL Chiang Mai No representative

2009 Waverley LL Victoria No representative Kuei-Shan LL Taoyuan City Central LL Agana Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong No representative Indonesian LL Jakarta Auckland Baseball
Baseball
Association LL Auckland Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Illam Central LL Makati City[3] Singapore
Singapore
LL Singapore Seoul
Seoul
LL Seoul Sanuk LL Chiang Mai No representative

2010 No representative No representative Fu-Hsing LL Kaohsiung Northern LL Dededo Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong No representative Indonesian LL Jakarta N/A New Zealand No representative Illam Central LL Makati City Singapore
Singapore
LL Singapore Seoul
Seoul
LL Seoul Sanuk LL Chiang Mai Hanoi
Hanoi
LL Hanoi

2011 Southern Adelaide
Adelaide
Districts LL Adelaide No representative Ching-Tang LL Kaohsiung Central LL Agana Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong No representative Indonesian LL Jakarta Bayside Westhaven Auckland Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Illam Central LL Makati City Singapore
Singapore
LL Singapore N/A South Korea Sanuk LL Chiang Mai No representative

2012 Perth Metro North LL Perth No representative Kuei-Shan LL Taoyuan City Central LL Agana Hong Kong
Hong Kong
LL Hong Kong No representative Indonesian LL Jakarta Oakland N/A Saipan
Saipan
LL Saipan Illam Central LL Makati City No representative Busan LL South Korea Bangkok
Bangkok
LL Bangkok No representative

LLWS results[edit]

Year Champion City LLWS Record

2007 Li-Shing LL Taichung Int'l Semifinal 2–2

2008 Southern LL Yona Group Stage 1–2

2009 Kuei-Shan LL Taoyuan Runner-up 4–2

2010 Fu-Hsing LL Kaohsiung Third place 4–1

2011 Ching-Tang LL Kaohsiung Round 2 1–2

2012 Kuei-Shan LL Taoyuan Round 2 1–2

Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region (2013–)[edit] As noted above, this region was reconfigured in 2013, with the spin-off of Australia
Australia
into its own LLWS region and the addition of Middle Eastern countries.

Year Champion City LLWS Record

2013 Chung-Ping LL Taoyuan Round 3 2–2

2014 Seoul
Seoul
LL Seoul Champions 5–0

2015 Tung Yuan LL Taipei Round 3 2–2

2016 East Seoul
Seoul
LL Seoul Runner-up 4–2

2017 Seoul
Seoul
West LL Seoul Round 2 1–2

LLWS results by country[edit] The following table lists each Asia-Pacific country's record in the Little League World Series. Italics indicates team is no longer in the region. Table includes results for teams that qualified for either the East Asian, Pacific, Asia, or Asia-Pacific regional LLWS berth through the 2017 Little League World Series.

Country Region Championships LLWS Championships Record in LLWS PCT

Taiwan 8 0 18–15 .545

Japan 5 6 25–5 .833

Guam 5 0 9–9 .500

South Korea 4 1 13–6 .684

Northern Mariana Islands 2 0 0–6 .000

Total 24 7 65–41 .613

See also[edit]

Asia-Pacific Region in other Little League divisions

Little League

Far East Region (1962–2000) Japan
Japan
Region (2007– )

Intermediate League Junior League Senior League Big League

Philippine Series

2008 Little League Philippine Series 2009 Little League Philippine Series

Notes[edit]

^ In 1949, the Republic of China
China
government led by the Kuomintang (KMT) lost the Chinese Civil War
Chinese Civil War
to the Communist Party of China
China
(CPC) and set up a provisional capital in Taipei, which serves as the seat of government to this day. The CPC established the People's Republic. As such, the political status of the ROC and the legal status of Taiwan
Taiwan
(alongside the territories currently under ROC jurisdiction) are in dispute. In 1971, the United Nations
United Nations
gave the China
China
seat to the PRC instead of the ROC: most states recognize the PRC to be the sole legitimate representative of all China, and the UN classifies Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China". The ROC has de facto relations with most sovereign states. A significant political movement within Taiwan advocates Taiwan
Taiwan
independence. Due to PRC pressure, the ROC participates in the LLWS events under the name "Chinese Taipei" instead of its official name "Republic of China" or as "Taiwan".

References[edit]

^ "Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia
Australia
to Play in Little League Baseball
Baseball
World Series" (Press release). Little League Baseball. August 29, 2012. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012.  ^ See: 2008 Little League Philippine Series#Little League Baseball
Baseball
(11 to 12 Years Old). ^ See: 2009 Little League Philippine Series#Little League Baseball
Baseball
(11 to 12 Years Old).

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