North Carolina Central East

The NC Central East Regionals have been postponed.

We do not have details on a reschedule yet, but we will update you once we have more information. Thank you for your understanding.

Date To Be Announced

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Thomas Gidlow

Millennium Hotel

2800 Campus Walk Ave

Durham, NC 27705

(919) 383-8575


Aziz Koc

Reggie Hood

Antwon Snipes

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



7pm & 10pm: Regional Warmup at Buck's!

Be sure to stop by Buck's Billiards the night before Regionals to get your warm-up in! These are regular-season games at a great venue with multiple tables of action for each game.





10:00am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at NC Central East 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 OPEN 27 this May!
Defending Champion: PENNY ZAGAMI


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

Earn some big points towards National Rankings in this always-fun game. There's no limping - you must raise 3x the big blind pre-flop to come into a hand!


11:00am: Last Chance Tournament

The Top 10% move on to the Regional Championships. Only those who have yet to qualify can play.


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.


12:45pm: Registration Closes


1:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


2nd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


3rd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th place: 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 27.


NOTE: $300 Hotel Reimbursement is redeemable only by contacting John Martin after Regionals, and only by the winning player, at OPEN 27. Travel money is payable only at OPEN registration, and only to the winning player.

Hotel Details

We've struck a deal with the Millennium Hotel for the Regional Championship! Rates begin at $99 per night.

To book, just click this link and book through their online booking page.

Venue Details

We are returning to the Millennium Hotel in Durham after a long absence! Conveniently located just off Highway 15-501 in northwest Durham, the Millennium Hotel offers spacious areas for the Regional Championship - and great amenities for those staying the night.


Plus, the Millennium Hotel has an amazing, top-notch staff to make this one of the best destinations to hang out with your WTP Family. You don't want to miss this event!


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Interactive Map

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Participating WTP Bars

Big Apple
Big Apple Tuesday
Buck's Billiards - Friday
Buck's Billiards - Saturday
Buck's Billiards - Sunday
Buster's Billiards
Buster's Billiards (Monday)
Capital Cabaret
Catrina's Tequila & Taco Bar
County Seat Sports Grille
Glory Days Grill - Apex
Last Call Monday
Legends Bar and Grill
Main Street Tavern - NC
MoonShinerz Bar
Moose Smithfield Family Center
My Place Restaurant & Tavern
My Place Restaurant & Tavern (Sunday)
On After Pub & Grub Friday
Paulie's Pub - Friday
Phat Daddy's
Phat Daddys SAT
Real McCoys
Sal y Pimienta Restaurant & Sports Bar
Stumbling Pig (Drifter's)
The Big Easy - Cary
The Corner Biergarten
The Corner Tavern - Cary
The Root Cellar
Upper Deck - Sunday
Upper Deck Sports Pub
VFW Post 4542

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers




Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2019/20:  

Season 1-2019:  AZIZ KOC

Season 2-2018/19:  NANCY ANDERSEN

Season 1-2018:  SHAWN McMICHAEL

Season 2-2017/18:  MARK HUDSON

Season 1-2017:  DWAYNE WILLIAMS

Season 2-2016/17:  MIKE MILEWSKI

Season 1-2016:  MICHAEL WILLIAMS

Season 2-2015/16:  JON OUELLETTE

Season 1-2015:  LARRY CHAVIS

Season 2-2014/15:  SCOTT BOOTH