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North Carolina East Regional Championships


Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Brad Baker

Brunswick Beer & Cider

1313 S. Dickinson Drive

Leland, NC 28451

(910) 470-3030


James Canoni

Kim Jewell

Bob Tavenner


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!

Event Schedule



11:00am: TD Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2023/24 at NC East bars only (2 max per bar) 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.



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

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

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

2nd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

3rd, 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. Kim Jewell
3. Bob Tavenner
4. Benjamin Ball
5. Kevin White
6. Walter Westbrook
7. June White
8. Marie Sheehan-Boljen

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Robert Webber
3. Melissa Colon
4. Eddie Beck
5. Joseph Whalen
6. Diane Webber
7. Deirdre Stoffer

Venue Details

Brunswick Beer & Cider is a great location with plenty of space for the eastern NC Regionals. There will be plenty of great drink selections and much more.


Plus, Brunswick has a great staff that takes pride in having a relaxed, fun atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

5th Street Hardware Restaurant & Taproom
Brunswick beer and cider
Diamonds Grill and Billiards
Diamonds Grille & Billiards(Friday)

Fox & Hound
Hooters Jacksonville

Hooters Wilmington - Monday

Hooters Wilmington - Wednesday
Marina Cafe
Port City Cheesesteak Company
Sandspur Farm
Shipwrecks Bar & Grill
The Doghouse Tavern

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  JAMS CANONI

Season 1-2023:  JUSTIN MILES

Season 2-2022/23:  JEFF STOFFER

Season 1-2022:  LESHAN FERNANDO

Season 2-2021/22:  BRAD McCLANAHAN

Season 2-2019/20:  CHUCK TRADER

Season 1-2019:  JOHN WHITE, SR.

Season 2-2018/19:  BOB WALASIN

Season 1-2018:  ERIC WALLACE

Season 2-2017/18:  KEITH FICK

Season 1-2017:  JAMES ARNOLD

Season 2-2016/17:  JUDY DeCICCO

Season 1-2016:  RICH PELLEU

Season 2-2015/16:  ADRIAN ALLEN

Season 1-2015:  SHERRY SCHAEFTER

Season 2-2014/15:  ROGER LEACH

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