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Southern New York Regional Championship

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD: Cindy Moses

American Legion #488

532 Lakes Road

Monroe, NY 10950

(845) 783-3965


Ken Calitri

Rob DeGroat

Gerald Karelus


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.


Seats are limited for the 11am BIG Points game described in the Event Schedule below. You can register for this event soon (details to come) on the WTP website under Championship Events to guarantee your seat.

Event Schedule



10:15am: Doors Open, T-Shirt Sales Begin

Get in early for your best shot at t-shirts and seating for the big points game at 11am!

11:00am: NO LIMP BIG Points Game

This should be fun! Must come in 3x the big blind pre-flop. Points count toward National Rankings and prizes will be available!

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?


3:30pm: Single Table Side Games

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

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30

4th thru 6th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 30.

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.

The $25 Lunch Buffet will be served to you by the wonderful American Legion helpers. Included in the buffet is: Penne Vodka, meatballs, sausage & peppers, chicken marsala, Caesar salad, plus coffee, a soda or water, and dessert!

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.

Participating WTP Bars

AJ Cafe
American Legion 488
Back Nine
Blarney Stone Publik House
Blue Plate Tavern
Chicago Sams Sports Bar
Elks Lodge 2067
Elks Sundays
Foley's Bar
Fusion @ Union
Gordo's North
King Pinz Grill @ Blue Valley Lanes
McCarthy's Grill House
Michael's Tap Room
Murty's Publick House
Plan B
Rally Caps 
Scooters Bar & Grill - CT
SideStreet Bar & Grill
South Gate Tavern
Tapville Social of Westbrook
The Derby
The Porch
VFW Post 8858
West Hills Country Club

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

Previous Regional Champions

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 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Dale Hipkins
3. Sam Wixon
4. Sean Kinsley
5. Tony Vela
6. Tom Gallo
7. Michael Hattley
8. Richard Dobbins
9. Brian Rhodes
10. Sal Pontillo
11. Peter Volkert

12. Danesh Ram

13. Jack Aprilante

14. Rebecca Jacobsen

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