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Sunday, February 26th, 2023

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Brad Baker


5112 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

(910) 470-3030


Jeff Stoffer

Ben Ball

James Jones


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 2022 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 the next OPEN/WLPC

2nd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to the next OPEN/WLPC

3rd, 4th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to the next OPEN/WLPC

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



Season 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Ben Ball
3. James Jones
4. Toby Bolender
5. Wanda James
6. Christy Straka

7. Eddie Beck

Season 1-2022 Winners



2. Ben Ball
3. Brad McClanahan
4. Danial Meyer
5. Rick Anderson
6. Star Reid

Venue Details

Hooters is a great location with plenty of space for the eastern NC Regionals. There will be plenty of food and drink selections, big-screen TV's, pool tables, and more.


Plus, Hooters has dedicated 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
Annabelle's Restaurant
Diamonds Grill and Billiards
Diamonds Grille & Billiards (Friday)
Hooters Jacksonville
Hooters Wilmington - Monday
Hooters Wilmington - Wednesday
Marina Cafe
Salty Sistas
Sandspur Farm
Shipwrecks Bar & Grill

Smoker's Post
The Doghouse Tavern

Previous Regional Champions

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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