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North Carolina Central West Regional Championship

Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD's: Josh Bardwell

Michael Waltrip Taproom

7731 Gateway Lane NW

Concord, NC 28027

(610) 585-6758


Cesar Clark

Guna Diggs

Michael Wilson


NC-Central West, NC-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!

Event Schedule



10:00am: TD SmackDown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2023 at NC West/Central West bars only to reward their hard work all season long!

10:00am: Big Points Tournament

Lots of fun and earn points for National rankings!

10:00am: 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!

12:00pm: 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.


12:45pm: Registration Closes

1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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

Venue Details

Michael Waltrip Taproom is a great venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. Tons of food and drink selections, big-screen TV's, and an outdoor section for those seeking to dine outdoors before and after the event.


Plus, Michael Waltrip Taproom 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 Breakfast ($15), Lunch ($25), and Dinner ($25) buffets, which include sandwiches, tots, burgers, wings, salads, mac & cheese, and more. PLUS, enjoy $5MW drafts all day long!

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 5 Nights Hotel and 2 Access Passes at OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel and 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

3rd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

4th PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

5th, 6th, 7th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to the National Championship Finals at OPEN 31 this November.

Season 2-2023/24 Winners



2. Guna Diggs
3. Michael Wilson
4. Demi Scriba
5. David Piggot
6. Jeremy Dunn
7. Robert Ross
8. Clifford Runkel
9. Gregory Bailey
10. Edward Andrews
11. Shannon Sullivan
12. Kevin Grove
13. Terrica Harris
14. Jesse Vicenty
15. Amanda Jennings
16. Bob Foland
17. Roberta Mack
18. Tony Haven
19. Cheri DiPietro
20. Elizabeth Erdman

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Larry Sigmon

3. Robert Butler

4. Kaleb Swartley

5. Maxwell Smith

6. J.T. Ackerman

7. Lila James

8. Brandon Talbert

9. Kevin Waldroup

10. Barry Lewis

11. Frances Butler

12. Kevern Spurlin

13. Lance Brown

14. Lester Wardlaw

15. Janaun Steele

16. Scott Rubin

17. David Sidibe

Participating WTP Bars

13Twenty Hickory Pub
13Twenty Hickory Pub - Tuesday
Boondoggler's Brewing Co.
BrickTree Brewing Co.
Carolina Tap House
H2 Public House (Harvey's Cornelius)
Hotshots - Mooresville
Hotshots - Mooresville (Saturday)
Lee's Brass Taps
Michael Waltrip Taproom - Friday
Michael Waltrip Taproom - Saturday
Michael Waltrip Taproom - Wednesday
OG's Sports Grill LLC
Patriot Axe Throwing - Statesville
Pineville Tavern
Seafood Club
The Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
The Fairwood 226
The Getaway River Bar
The Kilted Buffalo - Langtree
The Kilted Buffalo - Plaza Midwood
The Mens Club - Charlotte
The Treasure Club - Asheville
The Treasure Club - Greensboro
The Watering Hole
The Watering Hole - Monday
TimeOut Hut
Twenty Six Acres Brewery
Ultimate Ales
Ultimate Ales - Wednesday

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  CESAR CLARK


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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