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Buffalo/PA-North West Regional Championships

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD: Debbie Bainbridge-Lindberg

Saga Club

3828 Washington Avenue

Erie, PA 16509

(814) 868-3312


Darlene Keberle

William Stutz

Ronald Gaczkowski


NY-West, PA-North 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

Saga Club in Erie is a great location for the NY West/PA North West Regional Championship. Saga Club has great food options, plenty of room, and sits in a convenient location just off Interstate 79 in southwest Erie.


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.

SPECIALS WILL INCLUDE: Pulled-pork nachos, burgers, chicken and steak salads plus $2 domestics!

Event Schedule



11:00am: 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

Cards fly at 2:00pm sharp! There will be Regional Awards and some brief announcements prior to start time.



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 & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30

2nd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30

3rd, 4th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30

The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 30.

Season 1-2023 Winners


2. William Stutz
3. Ronald Gaczkowski
4. Rob Todoro
5. Tom Thompson

Season 2-2022/23 Winners


2. Scott Loomis
3. Chris Pawenski
4. Sean Lenhard
5. Ronald Gaczkowski
6. Bob Kenefic
7. Bill Brox
8. Gerry Bozich

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Ice House Pub
Saga Club
Transit Music Lounge

Previous Regional Champions

Season 1-2023:  DARLENE KEBERLE

Season 2-2022/23:  DAWN SPINK

Season 1-2022:  CHRIS PAWENSKI

Season 2-2021/22:  BOB KENEFIC

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

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