Regions of Pennsylvania
|Regions of Pennsylvania|
The state of Pennsylvania includes multiple regional tournaments, which serve as qualifiers for the state tournament. Regional tournaments are generally closed - teams are assigned to the regional tournaments by county, though teams may occasionally move regions if a region is over capacity or for geographic reasons. Since Pennsylvania's state tournaments are on the same date, all regional tournaments are combined with both divisions.
State tournament bids are allocated primarily proportionally with the number of registered teams at a tournament. Currently, 36 teams qualify for the state tournament in both B and C Division.
Current Regional Tournaments
|Region||Website||Counties Served||Location||Date||Number of Bids to State Tournament|
|Northwest||||Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren||Penn State Behrend||March 10, 2020||5 (B); 4 (C)|
|Southwest||||Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland||California University of Pennsylvania||March 4, 2020||6 (B); 6 (C)|
|Central||||Adams, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Union, York||Millersville University of Pennsylvania||February 29, 2020||7 (B); 6 (C)|
|Northeast||||Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming||Penn State-Wilkes Barre||March 11, 2020||6 (B); 6 (C)|
|Central East||||Berks, Lehigh, Northumberland, Northampton, Schuylkill||Kutztown University of Pennsylvania||March 11, 2020||4 (B); 6 (C)|
|Southeast North||||Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia||St. Joseph's University||March 21, 2020||0 (B); 4? (C)|
|Southeast South||||B: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
C: Chester, Delaware
|Neumann University||March 4, 2020||8 (B); 4? (C)|
|Southeastern Urban||||Philadelphia||St. Joseph’s University||March 7, 2020||0 (B); 0 (C)|
History of Bids
Pennsylvania has historically allocated its state tournament bids proportionally by number of teams registered to each region. Until 2010, the state tournament had 35 teams, at which point one team was added to each division to make 36 teams in each division. This number still stands today as the number of teams attending the state tournament.
|Year||Division B||Division C|