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New Jersey North-East-West Regional Championships

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

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

(732) 663-9464


Donna Rosenblum

Seymour Fuchs

Carlos Diaz


NJ-Central East, NJ-North, NJ-West

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

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!

Event Schedule


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!


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,



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 & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

4th thru 6th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to the National Championship Finals at OPEN 31 this November.

Interactive Map

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
City Lounge
Decades (Sticky Wicket)
Elixir - SUNDAYS
Freehold Elks #1454
General Saloon

King Pinz Grill @ Blue Valley Lanes
Lory’s Lakeside
Our House Restaurant & Banquet Facility
Park Avenue Diner
Pavillion Lounge
Ryans Pub
Sam's Bar & Grill
Sand Bar
The Cornerstone
The Minor's Apron
The Oakley
Thrive at Montvale
Woodbridge Brewing Co
Zupko's Tavern

Season 2-2023/24 Winners



2. Seymour Fuchs
3. Carlos Diaz
4. Mike Venturino, Sr.
5. Mike Gilligan
6. Johnny Calabro
7. Mark Weber
8. Hilton Williams
9. Martin Rust
10. Aline Silva
11. Leroy Gaillard
12. Harold Grausam
13. Bob Klaus
14. Paul Molins

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  DONNA ROSENBLUM

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 1-2023 Winners



2. Peter Trikilas
3. Mike Bernheimer
4. Kathy Carlson
5. Frank Radics
6. Zack Erdman
7. Brian Rosenblum
8. Amy Dub
9. Steve Shapteban
10. Mary Jane Schondek
11. Joe Pupo

12. Jusztina Siegrist

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