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North Carolina Central East Regional Championship

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Josh Bardwell

Cleveland Draft House

1420 East Broad Street

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(919) 659-5500


Scott Pope

Troy Rose

Aziz Koc


NC-Central East

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

Conveniently located right off Highway 401, the Cleveland Draft House offers a great and friendly place to play for the Regional Championship.


Plus, Cleveland Draft House 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 & Drink Specials will be posted at the event.

Event Schedule


10:00am: Last Chance Tournament

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

10:00am: TD SmackDown Tournament

This tournament is open to NC-Central East TD's from the previous and current seasons to say thank you for all that you do! The winner earns the TD Smackdown framed print!


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

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

3:00pm: Sit-N-Go Tournaments

Get knocked out of Regionals? Stick around for single-table events!

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 31

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 31

4th, 5th, 6th 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. Troy Rose
3. Aziz Koc
4. Andrea Brinkley
5. Jeremy Murphy
6. Dan Hignight
7. Don Mullen
8. Davie Earp
9. Keith Barnette
10. Joe Walton
11. John Moody
12. Joshua Williams
13. Slade Long
14. Jody Lewis
15. Samantha Giesler
16. Jeremy Leggett

Season 1-2023 Winners



2. Devin Stewart
3. Daniel Hudson
4. Colby Reinhardt
5. Gorav Sangal
6. Scott Pope
7. Cathy Kubeny
8. Carrie Guerrero
9. Jerby Newman
10. Nathan Richardson
11. Blake Holland
12. Paul Gallins
13. Chris Mullins
14. Tom McKay
15. Joe Walton
16. Jason Hairston

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Applebee's Bar + Grill
Applebees Wake Forest
Big Daddy Bar & Billiards - Saturdays
Big Daddy's Bar and Billiards
Bigfoot Taphouse
Buster's Bar & Billiards
Capital Cabaret
Cleveland Draft House
County Seat Sports Grille
First Street Tavern
Gizmo Brew Works Brewery and Taproom
Gizmo Brew Works-Durham
Last Call Monday
MoonShinerz Bar
Moose Smithfield Family Center
Palace Pointe - Fri
Paulie's Pub
Paulie's Pub - Wednesday
Saints and Scholars
Sophie's Bar & Grill
The Corner Tavern - Cary
The Gathering Place
The Lakes Tavern (Formally The Copper Cricket)
Upper Deck Sports Pub
VFW Post 670
VFW Post 670 - Wednesday

Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2023/24:  SCOTT POPE

Season 1-2023:  GARY McKINNEY

Season 2-2022/23:  ANDREW WILLMAN

Season 1-2022:  MICHAEL GADSON

Season 2-2021/22:  VICTORIA SMITH

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

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