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Southern New York Regional Championship

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Registration Opens:  11:30pm

Tournament Starts:  1:30pm

TD: Cindy Moses

American Legion #488

532 Lakes Road

Monroe, NY 10950

(845) 783-3965


John Christopher

Matt Ludwig

Carmine Castaldo


CT-West, PA-East, PA-North East, NY-South

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!

Message From Cindy!

Come enjoy a fun day of competitive poker with your World Tavern Poker Family! American Legion 488 provides a fantastic space for us to play, a well-stocked, reasonably priced bar, and a welcoming staff.

Players are strongly encouraged to take part in the Lunch Buffet described in the Venue Details section. This will greatly help the American Legion team provide us with a great day and assure more events in the future.

Event Schedule



9:30am: Doors Open for TD'S ONLY!

10:30am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2023/24 at Region-area bars only (2 max per bar) to reward their hard work all season long!

11:30am: Doors Open, T-Shirt Sales Begin

Get in early for your best shot at t-shirts!

11:30pm: 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.

12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch (See Venue Info above)

Will be available to purchase!


1:10pm: Registration Closes, Players Seated, Awards

Regional Awards and brief announcements will take place here.


1:30pm: Regional Championship Tournament

14,900 starting chips and 25-min blinds. Who will be the new champ?


3:30pm: Single Table Side Games

Knocked out of the Regional Championship? Join us for single-table events with prizes up for grabs!

Venue Details

Have a wonderful day with your World Tavern Poker family. Fill up with a delicious lunch and hang out with your Poker friends at the covered outdoor Pavillion prior to the event.

BUFFET MENU ($20) The Lunch Buffet is served to you by the wonderful American Legion helpers. Included in the buffet are: meatballs, pasta, sausage & peppers, chicken francese, rice, bread, salad, plus coffee/tee and a soda or water.

Play your best poker in our fun, competitive Regional Championship Tournament. American Legion has reasonably priced drinks for your enjoyment.


Don't get knocked out early, but if you do, step out on the deck and take in the pretty lake view, or play in one of our single-table Sit-N-Go's and win a prize!


NOTE: All purchases are cash only. There is plenty of room for parking in the Upper Lot.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

4th thru 6th 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.

Season 2-2023/24 Winners



2. Matt Ludwig
3. Carmine Castaldo
4. Donna Snedecor
5. Ken Calitri
6. Kim Giambalvo
7. Ryan Manning
8. Anthony Colcol
9. Ron Jackson
10. Robert Jedlicka
11. David Heckman
12. Norman Westphal
13. Steven Pitcher
14. Aaron Patterson
15. Bill Cassel

Participating WTP Bars

AJ Cafe
American Legion 488
Back Nine
Bar 141(formerly Gordos)
Elks Lodge 2067
Elks Sundays
Fish & Chikzz
Foley's Bar
King Pinz Grill @ Blue Valley Lanes
McCarthy's Grill House
Murty's Publick House
Plan B
Saxon Hall
Scooters Bar & Grill
Scooters Bar & Grill -Thurs
SideStreet Bar & Grill
South Gate Tavern
The Porch at Calabria
VFW Post 8858

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  JOHN CHRISTOPHER

Season 1-2023:  KEN CALITRI

Season 2-2022/23:  SEAN HUBERTY

Season 1-2022:  BRENDAN SULLIVAN

Season 2-2021/22:  JOHN JACKSON

Season 2-2019/20:  FRANK MESSINA

Season 1-2019:  JACK KELLEY

Season 2-2018/19:  ZSOLT VASS

Season 1-2018:  MAX DIEBER

Season 2-2017/18:  JON GREENFIELD

Season 1-2017:  MITCH McMILLEN

Season 2-2016/17:  BILLY CASSEL

Season 1-2016:  RALPH COSENZA

Season 2-2015/16:  RICH ARMATO

Season 1-2015:  WILL McGROTTY

Season 2-2014/15:  ADAM TRAVAN

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Rob DeGroat
3. Gerald Karelus
4. Jen Politi
5. Franklin Exkorn
6. Irma Ludwig
7. Keith Sweitzer
8. John Geloemino
9. Bill Lee
10. Jennifer Cecchini
11. Mikhail Maltcev
12. Julie Pryor-Bennett
13. Christine Watson

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