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New Jersey South Regional Championships

Sunday, April 7th, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Pat Phillips

Racks Pub & Grill

2021 N Black Horse Pike

Williamstown, NJ 08094

(856) 318-7059


Chris Pote

Antonio Ligameri

Matt Ford


NJ-South East, NJ-South West

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

Racks Pub & Grill is a great location for the NJ-South Regional Championship. Racks has plenty of great food options, plenty of room, and sits in a convenient location near Cross Keys.


Get knocked out early? Stick around for plenty of sports action on TV, cold beers on tap, and a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



TBA: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2023/24 at NJ South bars only to reward their hard work all season long!

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.

12:45pm: Registration Closes

1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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

TBA: Satellite Tournaments

Get KO'd early? Stick around for these fun events!

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel and 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

3rd and 4th 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. Antonio Ligameri
3. Matt Ford
4. George Jordan
5. Gabriel Valentin
6. Robert Berry

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Mark Williams
3. Maria Cella
4. Ken Ottenthal
5. Brian Freeman
6. Glen Galloway
7. Jen Rosario
8. Justin Freed

Participating WTP Bars

Fielder's Pub
National Park Pub
Racks Pub & Grill
Racks Pub & Grill - Friday
Racks Pub & Grill - Wednesday
Southwood Bar
Spread Eagle Tavern

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  CHRIS POTE

Season 1-2023:  FRAN POTE

Season 2-2022/23:  DOLLY CZIRYAK

Season 2-2021/22:  RICHARD ELLIOTT

Season 1-2019:  DAVID WATSON

Season 2-2018/19:  GLENN GALLOWAY

Season 1-2018:  FRANK MEDEROS

Season 2-2017/18:  JOHN BAKLEY

Season 1-2017:  RANDY CELLA

Season 2-2016/17:  CARLOS CASTRO

Season 1-2015:  PAT PHILLIPS

Season 2-2014/15:  TOM TWEED

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