North Carolina Central East

Fri-Sat, September 6-7, 2019

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD: Thomas Gidlow

Buck's Billiards

1102 Buck Jones Rd

Raleigh, NC 27606

(919) 467-5411


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



7:00pm: Big Points Tournament #1

Over 100 players will compete for bragging rights and big points in this first event of the Regional weekend.


10:30pm: Big Points Tournament #2 (Deep Turbo)

The second tournament of Regionals weekend will be contested Turbo style with 10-minute blinds and 5,000 extra starting chips!





10:00am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 1 2019 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 the WLPC this November!
Defending Champion: PENNY ZAGAMI


10:00am: Big Points Tournament #3

The third and final chance to earn some big points and plenty of bragging rights before Regionals.


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.



Play in all three of the Big Points Tournaments and the player with the most combined points earns the title of Player's Champion AND wins a free Party & Poker Access Pass to the 2019 WLPC!

Defending Champion: BATUHAN BILGIN



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: 3 Nights Hotel, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


2nd place: 3 Nights Hotel, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


3rd place: 3 Nights Hotel, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to the WLPC.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.

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


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


NOTE: 3 Nights Hotel is redeemable only by contacting John Martin after Regionals, and only by the winning player. Travel money is payable only at WLPC registration, and only to the winning player.

Hotel Details

We've struck a deal with the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham for the Regional Championship weekend! Rates as low as $79 per night. (this is no longer available)

To book, just call 919-535-9657 and tell them you're with World Tavern Poker for the Regional Championships.

Venue Details

Buck's Billiards is a long-time WTP venue with spacious areas for the Regional weekend. Tons of craft beer selections, big-screen TV's, 16 regulation pool tables, over 10,000 songs on their Jukebox.


Plus, Buck's has an amazing, top-notch staff to make this one of the best destinations with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Big Apple
Big Apple Tuesday
Buck's Billiards - Friday
Buck's Billiards - Saturday
Buck's Billiards - Sunday
Buffalo Wild Wings - Burlington
Buster's Billiards
Buster's Billiards (Monday)
Capital Cabaret
Catrina's Tequila & Taco Bar
County Seat Sports Grille
Doherty's Irish Pub - Apex
Fox & Hound - North Hills
Hot Shots Billiards & Pub
Last Call Monday
Legends Bar and Grill
Main Street Tavern - NC
MoonShinerz Bar
MoonShinerz Bar - Thursday
Moose Smithfield Family Center
My Place Restaurant & Tavern
My Place Restaurant & Tavern (Sunday)
On After Pub & Grub Friday
On After Pub & Grub Sunday
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 Sports Pub
VFW Post 4542
VFW Post 670

Season 1-2019 Qualifiers



2.  Reggie Hood
3.  Antwon Snipes
4.  Janet Thornton
5.  Jesse Lawrence
6.  Jordan Ennis
7.  Zachary Smith
8.  Sharon Perkins
9.  Terri Brown
10.  George Milam
11.  Lisa Bevans
12.  Bobby Riggs
13.  Kenny Hall
14.  Heather Wells
15.  Robert DeFrancesca
16.  Brenda Brewer
17.  James Parker
18.  Carl Hinkle
19.  Ginger Moser
20.  Carolyn Mains
21.  Rich Wetherald

Previous Regional Champions

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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Changes to the League can be made at anytime and without prior notice, including but not limited to: Prizes, Schedules, Structures and Qualifications.