Middle East-Africa Region (Little League World Series)


Middle East-Africa Region (Little League World Series)

The Middle East-Africa Region (MEA) is a region that competes in the Little League World Series. The MEA region was first given an automatic berth in 2008. The Arabian-American Little League in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia won each of the three MEA championships until 2011 when the Reverend John Foundation Little League from Kampala, Uganda won the tournament, however the team from Uganda was not able to participate after their visa applications to enter the United States were denied,[1] and Dhahran was invited to participate in their place.[2]

Prior to 2008, Middle Eastern and African teams competed in either the Europe/Middle East/Africa region (EMEA) or the Transatlantic region. The Transatlantic and EMEA regions were geographically identical. Leagues from the Transatlantic region generally consisted of children and other dependents of American expatriates, typically Armed Forces personnel, international organization members, and oil company workers (such as the team representing the Saudi Aramco Residential Camp in Dhahran). The leagues within the EMEA region consisted of players native to the league's own country. In practice, however, only European teams competed in the EMEA region, as no teams from the Middle East or Africa ever competed for the regional championship.

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Regional championship

The list below lists each country's participant in the MEA Little League Region Tournament. That year's winner is indicated in green.

Year Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Uganda
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait
Kuwait
South Africa
South Africa
2008 Arabian American LL
Dhahran
Rev. John Foundation LL
Kampala
Dubai LL
Dubai
Kuwait LL
Kuwait
No Representative
2009 Arabian American LL
Dhahran
No Representative Dubai LL
Dubai
Kuwait LL
Kuwait
No Representative
2010 Arabian American LL
Dhahran
Rev. John Foundation LL
Kampala
Dubai LL
Dubai
Kuwait LL
Kuwait
Cape Town LL
Cape Town
2011 Arabian American LL
Dhahran
Rev. John Foundation LL
Kampala[a]
Dubai LL
Dubai
Kuwait LL
Kuwait
Kwa Zulu Natal BB Association LL
Durban

LLWS Results

Year Champion City LLWS Record
2008 Arabian American LL Saudi Arabia Dhahran First Round 0–3
2009 Arabian American LL Saudi Arabia Dhahran First Round 1–2
2010 Arabian American LL Saudi Arabia Dhahran Pool C Fourth Place 0–3
2011 Arabian American LL[a] Saudi Arabia Dhahran Round 2 1–2

Notes

  • a Kampala, Uganda won the regional championship in 2011, but did not participate in the Little League World Series when their visas to enter the United States were denied. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia was invited to participate in their place.[1]

References

External Links

EMEA Homepage


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