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

(716) 240-9161


George Barton

Chris Pawenski

Joseph Schultz


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



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.





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.

Regional Prizes

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.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Bellevue Hotel
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
Wanakah Grill

Season 1-2019 Qualifiers


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

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Changes to the League can be made at anytime and without prior notice, including but not limited to: Prizes, Schedules, Structures and Qualifications.