Central, West, North New Jersey

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Registration Opens:  10:00am

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD's: Marie McCarthy & Friends

VFW Post #3117

53 National Road

Edison, NJ 08817

(732) 985-9631


Ed Lange

Jerry Lardiere

Bill Hurd


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



TBA: TD Smackdown Tournament



This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at NJ Central, West, and North 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: 





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.

11:00am: All In or Fold Big Points Tournament

Warm up for Regionals with this always fun event. You only have two choices: you're all in, or you fold - for BIG NATIONAL POINTS!


11:30am: 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.

1:45pm: Announcements and Awards

2:00pm: 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 27 this May. 15-minute breaks will occur after every two blind levels.


5:00pm: Dinner Break (One Hour)

The menu for food items will be announced at the venue.

6:00pm: Regionals Re-Start

Who will become the NEW Regional Champion?

6:00pm: Tag Team Big Points Tournament

Always a popular event, join a friend and compete for BIG 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 stake!



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: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


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


3rd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th 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 the OPEN. Travel money is payable only at OPEN registration, and only to the winning player.

Venue Details

VFW Post #3117 is a great WTP venue with spacious areas for the Central New Jersey Regional weekend. There will be plenty of drink selections, plenty of parking, and much more.

Plus, VFW Post #3117 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. The VFW is cash only - ATM's are on-site!


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Interactive Map

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Participating WTP Bars

American Spirits Roadhouse

Artie's Bar & Grill

Artie's Bar & Grill (Sunday)

Boulevard Bar & Grill

Brass Rail (Thursday)

Brass Rail Bar & Grill

City Lounge

Clifton Billiards

Elixir - Saturday

Elixir - SUNDAYS

Elixir - Wednesday

Elks JC Lodge 211


Game Time Bar & Grill (I Play America)

Green Knoll Grill


GrilleStone - Old Bridge

Hell's Kitchen Lounge

Hopewell Valley Bistro

Huddle Sports Bar & Grill

Jack & Mike's Restaurant Bar & Grill

Lamp Post Inn - Monday

Lefty's Tavern

Lenora's Bar & Grill

Liberty Tavern

Lighthouse Tavern

McGinley Square Pub

McGinley Square Pub (Sunday)

Nottingham Tavern

Oink and Moo BBQ and Brew

Old School Pub

Our House Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Polo Lounge

Ristorante Maietta's (Tues)

Rock Creek Tavern

Ryans Pub

Ryan's Pub - Thursday

Sharky's West

Sportsmen's Pub

Station Bar & Grill (Sunday)

Station Bar and Grill

SuzyQues BBQ & Bar

The Cornerstone

The National Hotel

The Plank Pizza Co.

Tommy's Inn

Up The Creek Tavern

VFW Post #3117 - Edison

Zupko's Tavern

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers



2.  Jerry Lardiere
3.  Bill Hurd
4.  David Danchak
5.  John Cuccia, Sr.
6.  Tracey Orcutt
7.  Ewan Piper
8.  Howard Chazin
9.  Mark Hendrix
10.  Sue Beaudrow
11.  Michael Gilligan
12.  Willie Hall
13.  Ryan Hilligus
14.  Donna Rosenblum
15.  Brooke Orcutt
16.  Stephen Mount
17.  Charles DiCicco
18.  Steven Mauer
19.  Wayne Litwin
20.  Rob Roszkowski

Previous Regional Champions

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