Central, West, North New Jersey

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD's: Adam Zachary, John Schondek

Elks Lodge #1454

73 East Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 780-0335


James Wang

Ivan Bristol

Andy Krassowski


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

The Freehold Elks Lodge 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, the Elks Lodge 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 Elks Lodge is cash only - ATM's are on-site!


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



11:00am: 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.

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 the next OPEN. 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 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:




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

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Participating WTP Bars

Artie's Bar & Grill
Elixir - SUNDAYS
Elixir - Tuesdays
Elks Club #2518
Freehold Elks #1454
McGinley Square Pub
Our House Restaurant & Banquet Facility
Ryans Pub
Sticky Wicket
Village Brewing Company

Season 2-2021/22 Winners



1. James Wang
2. Ivan Bristol
3. Andy Krassowski
4. Alan Pirowskin
5. Jim Wandling
6. Vinny Barot
7. Ewan Piper
8. Charles Davis
9. Joseph Pupo

Previous Regional Champions

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