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Southern New York Regional Championship

CT-East, CT-West, NY-NYC, NY-Long Island, NY-South

Sunday, August 25th, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD: Cindy Moses

American Legion Post #488

532 Lakes Road

Monroe, NY 10950

(845) 783-3965


John Christopher

Matt Ludwig

Carmine Castaldo


Event and Venue Overview

The Regional Championship brings together players from across your area - 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.

The American Legion Post #488 is a great WTP venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. There will be plenty of drink selections, plenty of parking, and much more. Plus, Post #488 has an amazing, top-notch staff to make this one of the best destinations with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.

Message from Cindy is TBA.

Food/drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Participating WTP Bars and Prize Info

18 North Grill
American Legion 488
Back Nine
Bar 141
Blue Dream Lounge
Craft 47
Elks Lodge 2067
Elks Sundays
Fish & Chikzz

Foley's Bar
Irregulars Baker Street
McCarthy's Grill House
Montana Nights Axe Throwing - Orange
Murty's Publick House
Northwood Inn
Plan B
Reggie Bar

Saxon Hall
Scooters Bar & Grill - CT
Scooters Bar & Grill -Thurs
South Gate Tavern
The Porch at Calabria
The Truck Bar - Berlin
The Truck Bar - Higganum
VFW Post 8858
X-Golf Commack

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 in the National Championship Finals at OPEN 31 this November!

Event Schedule



TBA: Doors Open for TD'S ONLY!

TBA: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 1 2024 at Region-area bars only (2 max per bar) to reward their hard work all season long!

10:30am: Doors Open, T-Shirt Sales Begin

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

11:00am: Morning Tournament (TBA)

Prizes will be awarded by the bar - more info TBA!

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.

12:00pm to 1:30pm: Lunch (See Venue Info above)

Will be available to purchase!


1:30pm: Registration Closes, Players Seated, Awards

Regional Awards and brief announcements will take place here.


2:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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


4:00pm: Single Table Side Games

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

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

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

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