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North Carolina West & Central West

Sunday, March 19th, 2023

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD's: Josh Bardwell

Traust Brewing Company

128 South Main Street

Mt. Holly, NC 28120

(980) 277-5135


Red Young

Renato Freire

Jan Moore


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

Traust Brewing Co. is a great venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. Tons of food and drink selections, big-screen TV's, and an open-air patio section for those seeking to dine outdoors before and after the event.


Plus, Traust Brewing has top-notch staff to make this one of the best destinations with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Specials include 50-cent Wings, $10 burgers, $5 beers, $5 Fireball shots, and $5 Titos!

Event Schedule



10:00am: TD SmackDown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2022 at NC West/Central West bars only to reward their hard work all season long!

10:00am: Big Points Tournament (No Limp)

3x the big blind to come into the hand. Lots of fun and national points!

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.

11:30am: Last Chance Tournament

Anyone who has not qualified for Regionals can play! The top 10% of the field will move on to the Regional Championship later in the day!


12:45pm: Registration Closes

1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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

7:00pm: Big Points Tournament #2

Lots of fun and earn points for National rankings!

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to the OPEN/WLPC

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to the OPEN/WLPC

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to the OPEN/WLPC

4th thru 6th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to the OPEN/WLPC


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



Season 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Renato Freire
3. Jan Moore
4. Melissa Hancock
5. Amanda Marshall
6. Rodney Lamontagne
7. Che Melton
8. Shannon Sullivan
9. Charles Harris
10. Kim Stewart
11. James Sullivan
12. Kevin Roy
13. Iesha Thompson
14. Irwin Gomez
15. Jeff Hunt
16. Zeke Williams

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

13Twenty Hickory Pub
13Twenty Hickory Pub - Tuesday
Carolina Tap House
Coach's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
H2 Public House (Harvey's Cornelius)

Harvey's in Huntersville
Hotshots - CM (Saturday)
Hotshots - Mooresville
Hotshots - Mooresville (Sunday)
Hotshots Sports Bar - Concord Mills
Lee's Brass Taps
Patriot Axe Throwing - Hickory
Patriot Axe Throwing - Statesville
Sterling Grill & Lounge (Pub on Sterling)
Stidham's Axe Throwing & Lounge
The Getaway River Bar
The Kilted Buffalo - Langtree
The Kilted Buffalo - Plaza Midwood
The Mens Club - Charlotte
The Treasure Club
The Treasure Club - Asheville
The Treasure Club - Hickory
TimeOut Hut
Traust Brewing - Sunday
Traust Brewing Co.

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2022/23:  RED YOUNG

Season 1-2022:  RENATO FREIRE

Season 2-2021/22:  RENATO FREIRE

Season 2-2019/20:  TRIPP CORDELL

Season 1-2019:  ROBERT SPAKE

Season 2-2018/19:  HARRY BRYANT

Season 1-2018:  ELAN SCHACTER

Season 2-2017/18:  RICKY TILLMAN

Season 1-2017:  JOHN McINTYRE

Season 2-2016/17:  JESSE VICENTY

Season 1-2016:  LARRY MILLER

Season 2-2015/16:  KEITH WILLIAMS

Season 1-2015:  WENDELL DAVIS

Season 2-2014/15:  BOB STANTON

Season 1-2014:  BOBBY BRYANT

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