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Tennessee Regional Championships

Fri & Sat, Sept 8th-9th, 2023

Registration Opens: 12:00pm

Tournament Starts: 2:00pm

Organizers: Cindy Moses, Robert Harper, and Mike Cassa

Mountain Top Bar & Grill

2475 Westel Road

Rockwood, TN 37854

(865) 354-2140


Joshua Williams

Philip Pritchard

Mike Johnson


TN-Central, TN-Eastern

Regionals Overview

The Regional Championship brings together players from across your area for the shot at becoming the next Regional Champion.


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



BIG POINTS GAMES: 7pm and 9pm

Join us the night before Regionals with TWO BIG POINTS GAMES at Mountain Top! These are the regular night games but will have BIG points available - the more players, the more points!



11:00am: TD Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 1 2023 at Tennessee bars only to reward their hard work all season long! Prizes will be available to the Top 2 players!


12:00pm: Registration Opens, T-Shirt Sales

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.


1:45pm: Registration Closes, Players Seated, Awards

Regional Awards and brief announcements will take place here.


2:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

14,900 starting chips and 25-min blinds. Who will be the new champ?


TBA: Single Table Sit-N-Go's

Knocked out of the Regional Championship? Join us for single-table events with great prizes up for grabs!

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 and 5th 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. Philip Pritchard
3. Mike Johnson
4. Larry Watkins
5. Lee Jensen
6. Matt Wilhelm
7. Robert Macy
8. Colt Taylor
9. Stephen Dreas
10. Mark Borch-Jensen
11. Mike Cassa

Season 2-2022/23 Winners



2. Dave MacDonnell
3. Frank Stepping
4. Larry Drewer
5. Rocky Fultz
6. Keith Haas
7. Dom Melendez
8. Ken Maxwell
9. Todd Starnes
10. Mike Cassa

11. Dalton White

12. Theresa Crews

Venue Details

Mountain Top Bar & Grill is a fantastic place to host the Tennessee Regionals. Located just off Interstate 40, Mountain Top offers great food and drink selections (parking in the rear).

Plus, Mountain Top has a dedicated staff that takes pride in having a relaxed, fun atmosphere to hang out with your WTP Family.

-- Food tickets will be provided Friday and Saturday at registration, or you can call and pre-order them. Purchase all 3 meals below and save! ($32/tax total)

-- Friday will be a Taco Platter with 2 tacos, beans, and rice, plus include a soft drink, water, or tea ($15/tax).

-- Saturday will be a continental breakfast with eggs, bacon, muffins, and danishes ($8/tax). Plus, add a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $3 more!

-- Saturday Lunch/Dinner Special: Lasagna, Salad, and a breadstick including a soft drink, water, or tea ($15).

-- Drink Specials: $3.50 Fireball shots, $5 Patron and Crown, Tito’s special cocktails, Red Bull and vodka, lemon drop, and more for $6 each. 


-- Beer Buckets will be $15/tax.

SPECIAL LODGING NOTE! There are 2 RV's to rent and possibly one cabin if anyone is interested. CONTACT US FOR PRICING, but if there are at least 5 spots rented, a 20% discount for the 8th and 9th nights will be provided!

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Participating WTP Bars

AJ's Bar and Grill
Axe House Tavern - Sevierville
Common John Brewing Company
Ebel's Tavern
Ebel's Tavern - Sunday
Fox and Hounds Restaurant
Green Gator
Happy Trails Brewing Co
Midtown Social
Mountain Top Bar and Grill
Santi's Mexican Grill and Sports Bar
Seasons of Murfreesboro Restaurant & Lounge
The Casual Pint of Sevierville

Previous Regional Champions

Season 1-2023:  JOSHUA WILLIAMS

Season 2-2022/23:  WARD JONES

Season 1-2022:  KYLE TINKHAM

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