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New Mexico Regional Championships

Fri & Sat, March 8-9th, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD: Ken Paulos

Camino Real and Winery

133 Vallejos Road

Los Lunas, NM 87031

(505) 307-0469


Alicia Hicks

Chris Alpren

Ken Paulos


NM-North East, NM-North West, NM-South 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

Camino Real & Winery is a great location for the New Mexico Regional Championship. There's plenty of room and it's conveniently located right off Highway 6 just north of downtown Los Lunas.


Get knocked out early? Stick around! Camino Real & Winery is a great place with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


BBQ specials and $6 Bloody Mary's will be available!

Event Schedule


7:00pm: Tag Team Tournament

Always hilarious and fun with switches throughout the night!


11:00am: Crazy Pineapple Tournament

Start with three hole cards and discard one before the river!

11:00am: TD/Owner Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current bar owners, as well as current and assistant TD's, from Season 2 2023 at New Mexico bars only (2 max per bar) to reward their hard work all season long! The winner gets the Perpetual trophy and Championship belt!

12:00pm: Registration Opens

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 at registration.

1:45pm: Registration Closes

2:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

There will be Regional Awards and some brief announcements prior to start time.

TBA: Sit-N-Go Tournaments

Will be announced at the event for those who get knocked out early!

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

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

2nd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

3rd and 4th 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.

Season 2-2023/24 Winners



2. Chris Alpren
3. Ken Paulos
4. Raymond Gonzales
5. Jerry Webber
6. Randy Shutts

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Cat Scarberry
3. Elijah Chavez
4. Ray Wolf
5. Kimberly Woolam
6. Chris Steele
7. Anthony Aragon
8. Perri Sanchez

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Billiard Palace
Billiard Palace Sunday
Camino Real Winery and Tap Room
Camino Real Winery and Taproom - Thurs
Moose Lodge #1517
VFW Post 8874

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  ALICIA HICKS

Season 1-2023:  DUANE FULLER

Season 2-2022/23:  JUSTIN LEE

Season 1-2022:  DALLAS THOMAS

Season 2-2021/22:  STEVEN FISHEL

Season 2-2019/20:  BOB WHITE

Season 1-2019:  STANLEY DELANEY

Season 2-2018/19:  JACKIE PENNINGTON

Season 1-2018:  AARON McEVOY

Season 2-2017/18:  CODY GALLEGOS

Season 1-2017:  RAMON ACOSTA

Season 2-2016/17:  BOB WHITE


Season 2-2015/16:  KENNETH PAULOS

Season 1-2015:  BRIAN APPELL

Season 2-2014/15:  RANDY PHILLIPS

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