Shawn McMichael




Fri-Sat, September 28-29th, 2018

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

Buck's Billiards

1102 Buck Jones Road

Raleigh, NC 27606

(919) 467-5411

Regionals Overview


The Regional Championship brings together players from across your area for the shot at becoming the Next Regional Champion.


This event is what you have been playing for all season! Enjoy great poker, party with your friends, and earn the opportunity to play in the ultimate World Tavern Poker tournament, the National Championships.


See you at the tables!

Hotel Information

We have arranged a group rate for the NC Central East Regionals at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, which is only a short walk between parking lots from Buck's Billiards!


Call 919-468-4222 and reference the group block "World Tavern". Give them the code "WORLDT" to receive a discounted rate of $85+tax per night!


This special rate is good for both nights while rooms last.



Event Schedule



7:00pm: Big Points BOUNTY Tournament!

Over 100 players will compete for bragging rights and big points in this first event of the Regional weekend. The player who makes it to the final table (Top 8) with the most bounty chips will earn an Access Pass to the WLPC in Las Vegas! 9,800 starting chips, 12-15 min blinds


10:00pm: Big Points Turbo Game

The second big points game will be contested TURBO STYLE! 9,800 starting chips, 10 min blinds





10:00am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 1 2018 at NC Central East bars only (2 max per bar) to reward their hard work all season long! The winner receives the TD Smackdown trophy and a Party & Poker Access Pass to the World League Poker Championships this November! (this game also counts for points)

Defending Champion: Debra Superville


10:00am: Big Points Tournament #3 (No Limp)

No limping in this game - you must raise, call a raise, or fold preflop! This game also counts for points. 9,800 starting chips, 10-12 min blinds


11:00am: Last Chance Tournament

The Top 10% move on to the Regional Championships. Only those who have yet to qualify can play. 9,800 starting chips, 10 min blinds


11:00am: Registration for Regional Championships


1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

The Top 10% earn seats to the National Championship Finals at the OPEN. 14,900 starting chips, 25 min blinds


Play in all three of the Big Points Tournament events and the player with the most combined points earns the title of Player's Champion AND wins a free Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC! (Defending Champ: Louise Link)


Prizes up for grabs at your Regional Championships:

1st place: 3 nights hotel, $200 in travel money (payable at the WLPC) and two Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


2nd place: 3 nights hotel and two Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


3rd place: 3 nights hotel and one Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC.


4th place: Two Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


5th, 6th, 7th, 8th place: One Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC.


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at the WLPC.

Event Information

Tournament Directors: 

John Martin, Thomas Gidlow, Kevin Campbell


Venue Info:

Buck's Billiards is a long-time WTP venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. Tons of craft beer selections, big-screen TV's, 16 regulation pool tables, over 10,000 songs on their Jukebox, and an amazing, top-notch staff make this one of the best destinations in the Raleigh area! (SEE PARKING NOTE BELOW!)


Food & Drink Specials

Will be posted at the venue.


Buck's Billiards

1102 Buck Jones Road

Raleigh, NC 27606

(919) 467-5411

Buck's Billiards Website


Use the map below for assistance.


Parking for Saturday's Regional Championship is available behind Buck's to the right of JellyBean's (skating rink). Please do NOT park in the Cypress Manor parking lot - you could be towed if you do!

Bars Invited To Regionals

Big Apple

Big Apple Tuesday

Bogeys Bistro

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Buck's Billiards - Friday

Buck's Billiards - Saturday

Buck's Billiards - Sunday

Buster's Billiards

Buster's Billiards (Monday)

Capital Cabaret

Catrina's Tequila & Taco Bar

County Seat Sports Grille

Doherty's Irish Pub - Apex

Fox & Hound - North Hills

Growler USA

Hot Shots Billiards & Pub

Kickback Jacks - Southern Pines

Last Call Monday

Legends Bar and Grill

Lincoln Brewing & Distilling Co

Main Street Tavern - NC

Moose Smithfield Family Center

My Place Restaurant & Tavern

My Place Restaurant & Tavern (Sunday)

On After Pub & Grub Friday

On After Pub & Grub Sunday

Paulie's Pub - Friday

Paulie's Pub - Thursday

Phat Daddy's

Phat Daddys SAT


Stumbling Pig (Drifter's)

Stumbling Pig (Drifter's) - Saturday

The Big Easy - Cary

The Corner Biergarten

The Wing House

Third Base Bar & Grill

Toots Restaurant & Bar

Upper Deck Sports Pub

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 1 - 2018

2.  Jessica Sands
3.  George Milam
4.  Curry Spain
5.  Zachary Smith
6.  Tom McKay
7.  Keante Meldrum
8.  Somer Chalupa
9.  Glenn Bradley

10.  Penny Zagami
11.  Carrie Guerreiro
12.  Homer Monk
13.  Pierre Pryor
14.  Chris Santoro
15.  Timothy Weaver
16.  Heather Wells
17.  Ann Martin

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Results from Season 2 - 2017/18

2.  Zachary Smith
3.  Chad Hooks
4.  Frank Richardson
5.  Todd Nasby
6.  Donna Johnson
7.  Richard Wuest
8.  Devan Culbreth
9.  James Parker
10.  Brian Jones
11.  Charles Harris
12.  George Milam

13.  Grant Pealer
14.  Steven Woodard
15.  Larry Rose
16.  Debra Superville
17.  Chris Rhew
18.  Ashley Ennis
19.  Batt Johnson
20.  David Andersen
21.  Diane Hurlbut
22.  Terence Stokes
23.  Steven Dorsey

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 1 - 2017

2.  Sabrina Alexander
3.  Abigail Haas
4.  Shannon Anderson
5.  Kevin Johnson
6.  Donna Brooks
7.  David Holt
8.  Grant Pealer
9.  Joseph Tinklepaugh
10.  P. S. Sims
11.  David Nichols

12.  Ashley Gabriel
13.  Sally Stavola
14.  Timothy Weaver
15.  Vladimir Dankov
16.  Bill Bober
17.  Karl Sienerth
18.  Miguel Cardentey
19.  John Potocki
20.  Darrell Johnson
21.  Joe Stephens

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 2 - 2016/17

2.  Richard Smith
3.  Jeff Hunt
4.  Mike Crolla
5.  Jerome Spires
6.  David Atwater
7.  Michael Cable
8.  Yusuf Muhammad
9.  Chris Rhew
10.  Eddie Thorpe
11.  Chris Kayser
12.  Shawn McMichael

13.  Stefany Herbert
14.  Daniel O'Clare
15.  Jessica Bollinger
16.  Garrett Parker
17.  Nicholas Brewer
18.  Donna Johnson
19.  Patrick Colthart
20.  Nicole Simpson
21.  James Perkins
22.  Jonanthan Richardson
23.  Lee Stills

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 1 - 2016


  2.  Joe Stephens

  3.  Jonathan Lensch

  4.  David Roach

  5.  "Bad Kitty" Hopkins

  6.  Bruce Cline

  7.  Michael Everitte

  8.  Lenny Superville

  9.  Eddie Thorpe

10.  Stephen Stewart

11.  Justin Minter

12.  Seth Fehrs

13.  Kevin Theel

14.  Lawrence Webster

15.  Matt Milliken

16.  Chris Holley

17.  Eric Herget

18.  Denise Navarre

19.  Perri-Anne Sims

20.  Teeka Waters

21.  Steve Woodard

22.  Rebecca Catalano

23.  Scott Stokes

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 2 - 2015/16


  2.  Kevin Smith

  3.  Philip Godbolt

  4.  Jamie Jones

  5.  Nicole Simpson

  6.  Carolyn Donivan

  7.  Penny Stokes

  8.  Brandon Knaub

  9.  Charles Thompson

10.  Cathy Kubeny

11.  Harold Dunn

12.  Larry Rose

13.  Joshua Adkins


14.  Dawn Lucas

15.  Alan Rogers

16.  Larry Roane

17.  Angela Keeter

18.  Ann Strickland

19.  Virginia Seeger

20.  Perri-Anne Sims

21.  Teresa Vilaro

22.  Timothy Weaver

23.  Ferederick DeGroff

24.  Patrick McCashin

25.  Debbie Pauley

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 1 - 2015


  2.  Mark Haney

  3.  Eddie Thorpe

  4.  David Roach

  5.  "Bad Kitty" Hopkins

  6.  Lee Perry

  7.  Charles Rogers

  8.  Andrew Murray

  9.  Terrance Mack

10.  P.S. Sims

11.  Ron Wilson

12.  Darrel Moser

13.  Howie Zwiefel

14.  Allan Shatterly


15.  Clara Chiappini

16.  Mike Hagemann

17.  Nick Arena

18.  Gail Terry

19.  Ravindra Trivedi

20.  Ross Kubeny

21.  Dusty Davis

22.  Diane Hurlbut

23.  Larry Rose

24.  Carol Keller

25.  Catherine Kubeny

26.  Thomas Clegg

27.  Robert Coughlin

Photo Gallery
Results from Season 2 - 2014/15

  1.  Scott Booth

  2.  Nicole Simpson

  3.  Helena Bonner

  4.  Christopher Holley

  5.  Yeong Chen

  6.  Duston Lowell

  7.  Lee Perry

  8.  William Otstot

  9.  Teresa Vilaro

10.  P.S. Sims

11.  Matt Maunakea

12.  Mike Crolla

13.  Bob Zaffarese


14.  Donnie Brooks

15.  Gail Terry

16.  Ashley Gabriel

17.  Jesus Diaz-Muniz

18.  John Phillips

19.  Bryan Boyd

20.  Kevin Smith

21.  Debra Clay

22.  Bruce Cline

23.  Ralph Vilaro

24.  Kenneth Robinson

25.  Michael Everitte

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