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North Carolina Central East Regional Championship

Saturday, August 19th, 2023

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Josh Bardwell

Upper Deck Sports Bar

329 North Harrison Avenue

Cary, NC 27513

(919) 460-1786


Gary McKinney

Devin Stewart

Daniel Hudson


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!

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.

TBA: Sit-N-Go Tournaments

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

Venue Details

Conveniently located right near the heart of downtown Cary, the Upper Deck Sports Bar offers a great and friendly place to play for the Regional Championship.


Plus, Upper Deck 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!

PARKING NOTE: As the parking lot will fill up fast, players can park at the Train Station across the street.

Food Specials: $8.95 Chicken or Steak Philly w/Side

Drink Specials: $5 Deep Eddy's Vodka, $2.75 Miller Lite bottles, $6.50 Jager bombs

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

1st PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel & 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30

3rd PLACE: 2 Access Passes to OPEN 30

4th, 5th, 6th PLACE: 1 Access Pass to OPEN 30


The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 30.

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

Season 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Terri Brown
3. Mandy Gadson
4. Ross Kubeny
5. Lee Perry
6. Gina Shatterly
7. Philip Godbolt
8. Kenneth Tuck
9. Viktor Efremov

Participating WTP Bars

Applebees Wake Forest
Buster's Bar & Billiards
Capital Cabaret
Capital Cabaret-Sunday
Champions Bar
County Seat Sports Grille
Desy's Bar & Grill
Gizmo Brew Works Chapel Hill
Gizmo Brew Works-Durham
Last Call Monday
MoonShinerz Bar
Moose Smithfield Family Center
Palace Pointe - Fri
Paulie's Pub
Saints and Scholars
Sophie's Bar & Grill
The Corner Tavern - Cary
Upper Deck Sports Pub
VFW Post 670
VFW Post 670 - Wednesday

Previous Regional Champions

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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