New Jersey North-East-West Regional Championships
Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Registration Opens: 10:00am
Tournament Starts: 1:00pm
TD's: Adam Zachary, John Schondek
Arooga's Grill House & Sports Bar
1031 Route 18 South
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
DEFENDING TOP 3
QUALIFIED PLAYER LIST
NJ-Central East, NJ-North, NJ-West
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!
Arooga's Grill House is a great WTP venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. There will be plenty of drink selections, plenty of parking, and much more.
Plus, Arooga's has an amazing, top-notch staff to make this one of the best destinations with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.
There will be Happy Hour food and bar - more to come!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th
10:00am: Doors Open for Registration
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.
10:00am: Regionals T-Shirts On Sale!
Make sure to grab one as soon as you arrive and then register for the Regional Championship. These will go fast - we ran out within the first hour or so at the last Regionals!
11:00am: TD Smackdown and Raffle!
To thank our wonderful TD's for all they've done! Open to TD's and their assistants from NJ-Central East, North, and West from the current and most recent season. The winner will receive the coveted TD SMACKDOWN BELT and a $50 Gift Card! ($25 Gift Card to 2nd place). PLUS, there will be a raffle for the whole room during this event!
DEFENDING CHAMPION: James Wang
11:30am: All In or Fold BIG POINTS Tournament
All are invited to play in this event which counts for National points! The winner receives a Regionals t-shirt and the BIG points!
12:00pm: Last Chance Tournament
The Top 10% move on to the Regional Championships! Only those who have played 5 games in participating venues this past season and have yet to qualify can play.
12:45pm: Announcements and Awards
1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament
This is what you've waited for! The Top 10% of the field moves on to the National Championship Finals at OPEN 30 in Las Vegas this November. 15-minute breaks will occur after every two blind levels.
TBD: Tag Team Big Points Tournament
Always a popular event, join a friend and compete for prizes to be announced. Tag Team registration will occur at Regional Registration and will be available when you get knocked out. HUGE National points will be at stake!
Side games may take place when enough players are available. Check with your TD if you get knocked out.
Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:
1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30
2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30
3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30
4th thru 6th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30
The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 30.
Season 1-2023 Winners
CHAMPION: JIM WANDLING
2. Peter Trikilas
3. Mike Bernheimer
4. Kathy Carlson
5. Frank Radics
6. Zack Erdman
7. Brian Rosenblum
8. Amy Dubolino
9. Steve Shapteban
10. Mary Jane Schondek
11. Joe Pupo
12. Jusztina Siegrist
Use this map for directional assistance.
Participating WTP Bars
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar - Howell
Arooga's Grillhouse & Sports Bar East Brunswick
Artie's Bar & Grill
Boulevard Bar & Grill
Brix Restaurant & Pizza Bar
Covid 94 Bar
Dadz Bar & Grill
Dadz Bar & Grill - Sun
Elixir - SUNDAYS
Freehold Elks #1454
Our House Restaurant & Banquet Facility
Park Avenue Diner
Thrive at Montvale
Village Brewing Company
Woodbridge Brewing Co
Previous Regional Champions
Season 1-2023: JIM WANDLING
Season 2-2022/23: JESSE ALEXANDER
Season 1-2022: AMY DUBOLINO
Season 2-2021/22: JAMES WANG
Season 2-2019/20: ED LANGE
Season 1-2019: ANDY KRASSOWSKI
Season 2-2018/19: NEIL SMITH
Season 1-2018: MARC HELFON
Season 2-2017/18: CARLOS AZCARATE
Season 1-2017: VERONICA WOJCICH
Season 2-2016/17: SEAN MURRAY
Season 1-2016: VICTOR MARTIN
Season 2-2015/16: VICTOR MARTIN
Season 1-2015: MIKHAIL ONIK
Season 2-2014/15: ALEX VASQUEZ
Season 2-2022/23 Winners
CHAMPION: JESSE ALEXANDER
2. Susan Brennan
3. Harold Grausam
4. Ed Luipersbeck
5. Tony Dubolino
6. John Yonus
7. George Krug
8. Maria Fountain
9. Dan Delisa