Current Majors City Tournament Bracket/Commentary
Current PCL City Tournament Bracket/Commentary
Major League City Tournament. Immediately following the conclusion of the regular season, a City Championship Tournament will be held for the Majors teams with the best records. Eight teams, including the top two teams from the National and American leagues along with four at-large teams with the next-best records, will play a double-elimination format tournament over an eight-day period. The winning team is declared the Palo Alto Major League City Champion.
International Play (All Stars). International tournament play, under the direction of the parent national organization, is scheduled following the City Tournament with games commencing in early July. All-Star teams representing several different age groups (9-10 year olds, 11 year olds, and 11-12 year olds, respectively) from both Palo Alto leagues are eligible to participate in the local District 52 Tournament and beyond, if not eliminated. The method of selecting players for the various All-Star teams is specified by the PALL Board and reviewed annually but requires documented validation of player eligibility and availability. Tournament play at the 9-10 and 11-year old levels can continue for several weeks leading to the Northern California State Championships in early August; an 11-12 year old team could ultimately qualify for the Little League World Series held annually in late August at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
In 2004, Little League has introduced a new 11-year old All Star division for post-season games in an effort to extend the opportunity for tournament play to more players. This new division will be in addition to the existing 9-10 year-old and 11-12 year-old Tournament teams, and similar to the 9-10 year-old division, allows for advancement to the State championship level.
District 52 Super Bowl. District 52 annually sponsors a weeklong single-elimination tournament held one or two weeks in advance of the start of District-level All Star play for teams comprised of major-league players of league age 11 or 12 who were not selected to their respective league All Star teams.
PCL City Tournament. All teams from the two PALL PCL leagues will play in a single-elimination tournament during the week following the regular season to determine the PCL City Champion.
PCL All Star Game. Following the PCL City Tournament, All Star teams representing each PCL league will be selected by the league managers and player agents. The American League PCL All Star team will play their National league counterparts in a single PCL All Star Game during the second week of June. These teams will also represent their respective leagues in the District 52 Minor League Super Bowl, a single-elimination format tournament usually run concurrent to the Majors Super Bowl in late June.