Pennsylvania East/North East

Fri-Sat, September 13-14, 2019

Registration Opens:  11:00am

Tournament Starts:  1:00pm

TD's: Kevin Ferry, Mike Hess

Dutchman Tavern

239 Main Street

Gouldsboro, PA 18424

(570) 842-9677


Luke Esposito

Robert Craig

Wendy Dietz


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

The Dutchman Tavern is a great location for the Northeast & East PA Regional Championship. There's plenty of room and the Dutchman sits in a convenient location right off Interstate 380 in Gouldsboro.


Get knocked out early? Stick around! Dutchman Tavern is a great place with a great atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.


Food and Drink specials will be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



7:00pm & 9:00pm: Big Points Tournaments

This is the last chance to get your warm-up in before Regionals! Join us for two Big Points tournaments that will count toward your National rankings to get yourself ready for the big event on Saturday.





11:00am: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 1 2019 at PA-North East and PA-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: MIKE HESS


11:00am: Last Chance Tournament

Didn't qualify for Regionals? Top 10% of the field moves on to the Regional Championship at 1:00pm!


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.


6:30pm: Crazy Pineapple Tournament

Everyone is dealt three cards in this no-limit Hold'em variant. Click here for more details (this game also counts for National ranking points!).



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, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to the WLPC.


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


3rd, 4th 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.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

Dutchman Tavern
Hammerjax - Thursday
Hammerjax - Wednesday
Inn at Starlight Lake and Restaurant
Lombardi's Brookside - Sunday
Lombardi's Brookside Inn
Sanderson Street Tavern
Slingshots Bar & Grill
Sun Valley Firehouse
Sun Valley Firehouse - Friday
Sunset Bar & Grill
The Slate Pub
Weaversville Inn
White Owl Steakhouse

Season 1-2019 Qualifiers



2.  Robert Craig
3.  Wendy Dietz
4.  Leo Lewis
5.  Ken Davitt, Sr.
6.  Wayne Campbell
7.  Gerald Karelus
8.  Henry Fremount
9.  Anthony Larson

Previous Regional Champions

Season 1-2019:  LUKE ESPOSITO

Season 2-2018/19:  MARYNA KARELUS

Season 1-2018:  WAYNE CAMPBELL

Season 2-2017/18:  JOE NOVAK

Season 1-2017:  ANNETTE HERLIHY

Season 2-2016/17:  SHAWN COUSINS

Season 1-2016:  RYAN REPSHER

Season 2-2015/16:  JIM REED

Season 1-2015:  QUINTIN HICKS

Season 2-2014/15:  JOHN MALEWICH

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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.