NC-East Option #1

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

 TD:  Brad Baker

Beach Tavern

413 W. Fort Macon Rd

Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-4466


Chuck Trader

Bob Walasin

Tim Piacitelli


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

Beach Tavern 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 even a TouchTunes jukebox!


Plus, Beach Tavern 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.

Event Schedule



11:00am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at NC East 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: LESLIE LEWIS


11:00am: 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.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:


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


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


3rd, 4th 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 OPEN 27.


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Participating WTP Bars

Beach Tavern (B T's)

Beach Tavern (Monday)

Breaktime Billiards - Wilmington

Breaktime Billiards II (Thurs)

Diamonds Grill and Billiards

Diamonds Grille & Billiards(Friday)

Flying Shamrock

Kickback Jacks Wilm

Marina Cafe

Oceans Edge St Regis Onslow Room

Planet Fun

Professor O'Cools


River Bend Country Club

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

Sandspur Farm

Smokers Post

The Joyce Irish Pub and Grill

Tie Breakers Sports Bar

Varnish Ale & Spirits


White Oak River Bistro


NOTE FROM BRAD BAKER: Continuing the policy of accommodating as many championship-caliber players as possible, NC East will have two options to advance.


Please note: qualified players can pick from Option #1 OR from Option #2 when deciding which Regional Championship to play. You cannot play in both Regional Championship games.

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers



2.  Bob Walasin
3.  Timothy Piacitelli
4.  Steven Cobb
5.  Bill Thruman
6.  James Jones
7.  Patty Bolender
8.  Reginald Pendergraph

Previous Regional Champions

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