NY-West & PA-North West

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Bob Boesl

Buffalo Pizza & Ale House

603 Dingens St.

Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 240-9161


Anton Shelton

Clifford Seibel

Paul Haas


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

Buffalo Pizza & Ale House is a great location for the WNY and PA-NW Regional Championship. Pizza & Ale has plenty of great food options, plenty of room, and sits in a convenient location just off the I-190. 


Get knocked out early? Stick around for plenty of sports action on TV, cold beers on tap, and a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



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.


12:45pm: Registration Closes


1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

Cards fly at 1:00pm sharp! There will be Regional Awards and some brief announcements prior to start time.


TBA: TD Smackdown Tournament (After Regionals)

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at Western NY and PA-NW 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: BILL STUTZ



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, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


2nd place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


3rd, 4th 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 OPEN 27.

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Participating WTP Bars

Bellevue Hotel

Buffalo Pizza and Ale House

Clinton Lounge

East Eden Tavern & Smoke House

Ice House Pub

Julian's Bar and Grill



Moose Lodge - Franklin

Station 4 Firehouse Grill

Swiston's Beef & Keg

The Cove - Seafood and Banquets

Transit Music Lounge

Wanakah Grill

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers


2.  Clifford Seibel
3.  Paul Haas
4.  Tom Lynch
5.  Glenn Davis
6.  Sandra McMahon
7.  Jonathan Smith
8.  Kyle Casey
9.  Vernon Wielandt

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2019/20:  ANTON SHELTON

Season 1-2019:  GEORGE BARTON

Season 2-2018/19:  MICKEY PAWENSKI

Season 1-2018:  ELAINE PUGH

Season 2-2017/18:  ANDREW THOMPSON

Season 1-2017:  JIM MULDOON

Season 2-2016/17:  ANTON SHELTON

Season 1-2016:  GARY ROSS

Season 2-2015/16:  JOHN KACZMARSKI

Season 1-2015:  BILL LAMPHIER

Season 2-2014/15:  AMY BARISH