Central, West, North New Jersey

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Registration Opens:  10:00am

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD's: Marie McCarthy & Friends

VFW Post #3317

53 National Road

Edison, NJ 08817

(732) 985-9631


Andy Krassowski

Michael Soto

Kim Hernandez


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 1 2019 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 the WLPC this November!
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 the WLPC this November. 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: 3 Nights Hotel, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


2nd place: 3 Nights Hotel, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


3rd place: 3 Nights Hotel, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th place: 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC.


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


NOTE: 3 Nights Hotel is redeemable only by contacting John Martin after Regionals, and only by the winning player. Travel money is payable only at WLPC registration, and only to the winning player.

Venue Details

VFW Post #3317 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 #3317 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

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

American Spirits Roadhouse
Artie's Bar & Grill
Artie's Bar & Grill (Sunday)
Blend Bar & Bistro
Boulevard Bar & Grill
Brass Rail (Thursday)
Brass Rail Bar & Grill
City Lounge
Clifton Billiards
Elbow Room
Elixir - SUNDAYS
Elixir - Wednesday
Elixir Day Game (Thursday)
Elks JC Lodge 211
Game Time Bar & Grill (I Play America)
Green Knoll Grill
GrilleStone - Old Bridge
Hopewell Valley Bistro
Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
Jack & Mike's Restaurant Bar & Grill
Lamp Post Inn - Monday
Lefty's Tavern
Liberty Tavern
Lighthouse Tavern
McGinley Square Pub
Oink and Moo BBQ and Brew
Old School Pub
Our House Restaurant & Banquet Facility
Ristorante Maietta's (Tues)
Rock Creek Tavern
Ryans Pub
Ryan's Pub - Thursday
Sharky's West
Snooker's Day Game
Snooker's Pub, Grill & Billiards
Snookers Wednesday
Sportsmen's Pub
Station Bar & Grill (Sunday)
Station Bar and Grill
SuzyQues BBQ & Bar
TGI Fridays - Clifton
The Cornerstone
The National Hotel
The Plank Pizza Co.
Up The Creek Tavern
VFW Post #3117 - Edison
Zupko's Tavern

Season 1-2019 Qualifiers



2.  Michael Soto
3.  Kim Hernandez
4.  Bill Murphy
5.  Kathy Carlson
6.  Zackary Erdman
7.  Elliot Rappaport
8.  Jeff Veloso
9.  Beenish Yasin
10.  Natasha Vasilev
11.  Salvatore Pontillo
12.  Bill Fountain
13.  Arthur Mishkoff
14.  Jesse Blajek
15.  Bernice Katz
16.  Rob Roszkowski
17.  Carolyn Mazzola
18.  Ike Ogbaa
19.  Freddie Shaker
20.  Antonio Burney

Previous Regional Champions

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

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Changes to the League can be made at anytime and without prior notice, including but not limited to: Prizes, Schedules, Structures and Qualifications.