NY-West & PA-North West
Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Registration Opens: 12:00pm
Tournament Starts: 1:00pm
TD: Bob Boesl
Buffalo Pizza & Ale House
603 Dingens St.
Buffalo, NY 14206
DEFENDING TOP 3
QUALIFIED PLAYER LIST
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!
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd
6:30pm & 8:30pm: Regional Warm Ups
This is the last chance to get your warm-up in before the Western NY Regionals! Join us at the Bellevue Hotel in Cheektowaga for 2 great regular-season tournaments to get yourself ready for the big event on Saturday.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th
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 1 2019 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 the WLPC this November!
Defending Champion: BILL STUTZ
Side games may take place when enough players are available. Check with your TD if you get knocked out.
Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:
1st place: 3 Nights Hotel, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.
2nd place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.
3rd, 4th 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.
Use this map for directional assistance.
Participating WTP Bars
Buffalo Pizza and Ale House
Deyo's Bar & Grill LLC
East Eden Tavern & Smoke House
Ice House Pub
Julian's Bar and Grill
Moose Lodge - Franklin
Nickel Creek Cafe
Scotch N Sirloin
Swiston's Beef & Keg
Transit Music Lounge
Season 1-2019 Qualifiers
CHAMPION: GEORGE BARTON
2. Chris Pawenski
3. Joseph Schultz
4. Bill Stutz
5. Edward Giessert
6. John King
7. Don Wittmeyer
8. Barb Stutz
Previous Regional Champions
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