Regions of Pennsylvania

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Regions of Pennsylvania
B Regionals 7
C Regionals 8
Type Closed

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

A map of the regions in PA (as of 2019)


Region Website Counties Served Location Date Number of Bids to State Tournament
Northwest [1] 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 [2] 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 [3] 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 [4] 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 [5] Berks, Lehigh, Northumberland, Northampton, Schuylkill Kutztown University of Pennsylvania March 11, 2020 4 (B); 6 (C)
Southeast North [6] Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia St. Joseph's University March 21, 2020 0 (B); 4? (C)
Southeast South [7] B: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
C: Chester, Delaware
Neumann University March 4, 2020 8 (B); 4? (C)
Southeastern Urban [8] 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.

Pennsylvania State Bid History
Year Division B Division C
NW SW C NE CE SE SEU NW SW C NE CE SE SEU
2009 5 6 5 5 4 10 - 5 7 5 6 5 7 -
2010 5 5 4 6 5 10 - 5 6 5 7 5 7 -
2011 6 5 5 6 5 9 - 5 6 5 6 6 8 -
2012 4 6 5 7 4 10 - 4 7 6 6 6 7 -
2013 4 7 4 7 5 9 - 4 6 6 6 6 8 -
2014 4 7 6 7 4 8 0 4 6 6 6 6 8 0
2015 4 7 6 7 4 8 0 4 6 7 6 6 7 0
2016 5 5 6 8 4 8 0 4 6 6 6 7 7 0
2017 4 6 8 7 4 7 0 4 6 7 6 6 7 0
2018 5 6 7 7 4 7 0 4 5 7 6 6 8 0
2019 5 6 7 6 4 8 0 4 6 6 6 6 8 0


Links

Pennsylvania Regionals Homepage
PA Change of Region Policy