Little League regional qualifying canceled

WITH Luzon, Metro Manila and many provinces in the country placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Little League of the Philippines (LLP) was also forced to postpone the staging of the 2020 Regional Little League Philippines Series earlier scheduled April 15-22, 2020.

In an announcement from LLP, regional legs for North and South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have been dropped and advised its members to wait for further announcement from Little League International.

The supposed hosts of the regional legs include Iligan City for North Luzon with participating charters from CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region), Region 1 (Ilocos Region), Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) and Region 3 (Central Luzon) while Tanauan City for South Luzon with participating charters from National Capital Region, Region 4-A (Calabarzon), Region 4B (Mimaropa), and Region 5 (Bicol Region).

Meanwhile, supposed host for the Visayas leg is Dumaguete City with charters from Region 6 (Western Visayas), Region 7 (Central Visayas) and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) seeing action while, Alabel in Sarangani for the Mindanao leg with participants from the charters of Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), Region 10 (Northern Mindanao), Region 11 (Davao Region), Region 12 (Soccsksargen), Region 13 (Caraga Region) and Barmm (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao).

The top 2 teams of each division were supposed to qualify for the 2020 Little League Philippines Series National Finals to be held in Dumaguete City on May 21-28. (JSG)


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