On the "JRs District Tourney Bat Violation ..." Post there are a few posts that talk about how many games it takes for a team to get to Regionals.
In one of the posts it says for "all divisions", the District winners go directly to the State Tournament (there are no Sectional Tournaments).
I'm used to Districts, Sectionals, States (been that way in several States where I have been involved with LL).
I know that if there are only a few Districts in a State it makes sense for the District Winners to go straight to States.
It also makes sense to me that if it is a small state it may make sense for the District Winners to go straight to States.
That said, to me, if it is a larger state and has a lot of Districts I would think Districts, Sectionals, States is the way to go.
It cuts down on travel and saves a lot of money for the local leagues that win the District title.
So, here are my questions:
1) What State are you in?
2) How many Districts are there in your State?
3) Does your State have Sections/Sectional Tournaments?
My answers are:
3) Yes (that said, for the older divisions (eg: Big League) where not that many Districts/Sections have teams, there are no Sectionals, the District winners go straight to States)
So, for the most part, in Florida, it's Districts, Sections, States.
Update: I didn't get that involved with any Local League for the couple of years I lived in NC, I mostly stayed active in my old District in Florida (helping with schedules, whatever).
I just looked up LL in NC and it appears they do NOT have Sectionals - is that correct Mike?