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Alaska Regional Championship

Alaska Region

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD's: Chriss & Susie Ryherd

Don Jose's

44109 Sterling Highway

Soldotna, AK 99669

(907) 262-5700


Suzie Ryherd


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!

Venue Details

Don Jose's is a great location for the Alaska Regional Championship. There's plenty of room and the bar sits in a convenient location off of Highway 1 near downtown Soldotna.


Get knocked out early? Stick around! Don Jose's is a great place with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



12:00pm: Registration Opens

Regional Championships are for qualified players only. You must be 21 years of age or older to play. Please have your photo ID with you at registration.

12:45pm: Registration Closes

1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

There will be Regional Awards and some brief announcements prior to start time.



Side games may take place when enough players are available. Check with your TD if you get knocked out.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 2 Access Pass to OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

3rd PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to the National Championship Finals at OPEN 31 this November.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

AMVets Post 4
Don Jose's - Tuesday
Main Street Tap & Grill - Thursday

Season 1-2023 Winners


Season 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Ken Gordon
3. Carmen Gordon
4. Jackie Taylor
5. Mike Boyle
6. Chriss Ryherd
7. Joreen Harris
8. Romaine Walters

Previous Regional Champions

Season 1-2023:  SUZIE RYHERD

Season 2-2022/23:  EDIE HANDSAKER

Season 1-2022:  DANA ZILLETTE

Season 2-2021/22:  JOREEN HARRIS

Season 2-2019/20:  CHRISS RYHERD

Season 1-2019:  JENNY MERRILL

Season 2-2018/19:  EDIE HANDSAKER

Season 1-2018:  JAN BUCKINGHAM

Season 2-2017/18:  BILL STRAUBE

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