New York South & Connecticut

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Registration Opens:  11:30am

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD's: Cindy Moses, Mike Cassa

Knights of Columbus

150 Erie St W

Blauvelt, NY 10913

(845) 359-2059


Frank Messina

Tony Vela

Edward Luipersbeck


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

The Knights of Columbus building offers spacious areas for the NY South/Conn Regional Championship. Plus, it's located in a highly convenient area in downtown Blauvelt just off the Palisades Parkway.


NOTE: All purchases are cash only. There is no ATM on site. Please allow time for parking, which is available in the main lot, side lawn, and if necessary, the surrounding streets.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



10:30am: Big Points Tournament Check-In

Check-in for the big points game at 11:00am.


PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT UNDER "CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS" - this will be located in the drop-down menu on the same page where you normally register for tournaments.


10:30am: Light Breakfast Fare

Will be available to purchase!


11:00am: Big Points No Limp Tournament

Top 3 earn great prizes! Players are dealt two cards as normal. The first person that wants to come in has to make it at least 3x the big blind. Players can either call, raise, or fold. After the flop, all betting is just like a regular game.

11:30am: Registration Opens, T-Shirt Sales

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.


1:30pm: Registration Closes


1:45pm: Players Seated, Regional 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?


3:45pm to 4:45pm: Dinner Break

A great selection of amazing food! The menu will be available at the event. The chef here is really top-notch! ($17 per person, CASH ONLY!)


5:00pm: Single Table Side Games

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


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


12:00pm: Luncheon & TD Smackdown

Location: The Mahopac Inn

Address: 927 S Lake Blvd, Mahopac, NY 10541

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at NY South/Conn 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 OPEN 27 this May!
Defending Champion: JEANNETTE PREVIDI

NOTE: Please RSVP for this event by March 2nd to Cindy Moses or 914-629-9856

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:


1st place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


2nd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


3rd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th place: 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 27.


NOTE: $300 Hotel Reimbursement is redeemable only by contacting John Martin after Regionals, and only by the winning player at the OPEN. Travel money is payable only at OPEN registration, and only to the winning player.

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Participating WTP Bars


American Legion 488

Back Nine

Blarney Station

Boulevard Bar & Grill**

Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

Characters Bar & Restaurant

City Lounge**

D & D'S


Doc's Pizza & Steak

Elks Lodge 2067

Finnegan's Pub

Fireside Bar & Restaurant

Foggy Bottom Tavern

Foley's Bar

Holly's Place Cafe

Leo Laders American Legion Post 130

Mahopac Inn

McCarthy's Grill House

Murty's Publick House

PJ's Restaurant

Plan B

Redline Roadhouse

Rick's ClubAmerican



SCRATCH - Wednesdays

Somers Pub


TGI Fridays - Hamden

TGI Fridays - Newington

TGI Fridays - Orange

The Cornerstone**

The Plank Pizza Co**

The Pub - Yorktown

Tom & Jerry's Irish House

Union House Inn

Whiskey Creek


PLEASE NOTE: Players who qualified in **Bergen County venues** have the option of participating in this regional OR the New Jersey Mega regional. You cannot participate in both unless you qualified in both!

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers



2.  Tony Vela
3.  Edward Luipersbeck
4.  Alan Morris
5.  Sandy Golando
6.  Kevin Schoepfer
7.  Jim McKnight
8.  Carole Word
9.  Jason Billy
10.  Brian Rhodes
11.  Joseph Cacsire
12.  Vrelin North
13.  Tanya Brown
14.  Charlie Erlich
15.  Melissa Rhodes
16.  Matt Ludwig
17.  Donna Snedecor

Previous Regional Champions

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