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Virginia North East Regional Championships

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Registration Opens:  1:00pm

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

TD's: Marvin Ortiz, John Parks, Arthur Fretwell

Crystal City Sports Pub

529 South 23rd Street

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 521-8215


John Ernst

Dinesh Chandrasekaran

Chuck Cherel


VA-North East & DC

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

Crystal City Sports Bar is a great spot for the Regional Championship. Conveniently located just off Highway 1 in Arlington, Crysta; City will be a fine place to compete for Regional dominance.


Plus, Crystal City Sports Pub 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.

Drink specials include $4 Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Yuengling drafts. Food specials may be posted at the venue.

Event Schedule



11:00am: Big Points Tournament #1

Open to all players!


1:00pm: 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.


1:45pm: Registration Closes

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


2:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

Who's going to become the NEXT VA-NE Regional Champion?

6:00pm: Big Points Tournament #2

Open to all players!

Regional Prizes

Prizes awarded at this Regional Championship include:

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

2nd PLACE: 3 Nights Hotel and 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.

Interactive Map

Use this map for directional assistance.

Season 1-2023 Winners


2. Dinesh Chandrasekaran
3. Chuck Cherel
4. Barbara Tabron
5. Ibu Sumangkut
6. Jessica Klotz
7. Roger Cox
8. Justin Racer
9. Chris Sullivan
10. Omar Nichols

Season 2-2022/23 Winners


2. Andrew Pomerville
3. Cameron Carroll
4. Osei Ampadu
5. Jessica Klotz
6. Dinesh Chandrasekaran
7. Don Beachy
8. Jason Lalone
9. Felix Vargas
10. Richard Vogelsong
11. Mike McReynolds
12. Betty Greenhow

Participating WTP Bars

Applegates at Wyndham Garden Manassas
Babylon Woodbridge
Babylon Woodbridge Sundays
Backyard Bar and Grill New Wednesdays
Backyard Grill
Blue Iguana
Crystal City Sports Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub Tuesdays
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern Mondays
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern Saturdays
JPs Sports - Wed
JPs Sports Bar - Saturday
JPs Sports Bar - Thursday
Shooters - Wednesdays
Shooters Fridays
Shooters Sports Bar Sundays!
Silk Restaurant at Clarion Hotel

Previous Regional Champions

Season 1-2023:  JOHN ERNST

Season 2-2022/23:  LORI VALKENBURG

Season 1-2022:  TONY VENTO

Season 2-2021/22:  RANDY PALMER

Season 2-2020/21:  OSEI AMPADU

Season 1-2019:  ADAM NATHAN

Season 2-2018/19:  ELENA CURRENCE

Season 2-2017/18:  MAURICIO CAMPOS

Season 1-2017:  MICHAEL CERINO

Season 2-2016/17:  CHUCK CHEREL

Season 1-2016:  BRUCE McLELLAND

Season 2-2015/16:  BECKY BENNY

Season 1-2015:  SAHIL SHAH

Season 2-2014/15:  KATHRYN DAY

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