Virginia North East & DC

The Virginia North East Regionals have been postponed.

We do not have details on a reschedule yet, but we will update you once we have more information. Thank you for your understanding.

Date To Be Announced

Registration Opens:  12:00pm

Tournament Starts:  2:00pm

 TD's:  John Hub, Dennis Backhaus

Arlington Fairfax Elks Lodge

8421 Arlington Blvd

Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 560-2188


Adam Nathan

Luiscarlos Sosa

Albina Atabaeva

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



7pm and 9pm: Big Points Warm-Up Games

Get your Regional game ready with pre-event regular-season Big Points games at Elks Lodge! These games will count for points in all rankings.





10:00am: Doors Open, Brunch Buffet (at 10:30am)

Come early and enjoy some great food before Regionals. For $9.99, you'll get eggs, bacon, sausage biscuits, fruit, potatoes, OJ and coffee.


11:00am: Big Points Bounty Tournament

Wear a Regionals T-Shirt and you'll get a Bounty chip in this game. Each Bounty turns into 5,000 chips at the final table (9 players). The winner receives a $25 Amazon gift card!


11:30am: Sit-n-Go Tournaments

Single-table games where the winner of each wins a prize, plus a Bounty chip for the Sit-n-Go Finals later in the day.


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.


1:45pm: Registration Closes


2:00pm: Regional Championship Tournament

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

3:00pm: Sit-n-Go Tournaments Resume

Single-table games where the winner of each wins a prize, plus a Bounty chip for the Sit-n-Go Finals later in the day.


6:30pm: Sit-n-Go Finals

All winners from earlier Sit-n-Go's will play again here, with the winner receiving a $25 Amazon gift card!

8:00pm: TD Smackdown Tournament

This event is for current and assistant TD's from Season 2 2019/20 at Virginia NE 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 OPEN 27 this May!
Defending Champion: OSEI AMPADU



Sit-n-Go's will 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: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, $200 travel money, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.


2nd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.

3rd place: $300 Hotel Reimbursement, 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.

4th place: 2 Party & Poker Access Passes to OPEN 27.

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th place: 1 Party & Poker Access Pass to OPEN 27.

The Top 10% of the player field earn seats to National Championship Finals at OPEN 27.

NOTE: $300 Hotel Reimbursement is redeemable only by contacting John Martin after Regionals, and only by the winning player at the OPEN. Travel money is payable only at OPEN registration, and only to the winning player.

Venue Details

The Elks Lodge in Fairfax is a spacious area for the Regional weekend. Conveniently located just off Highway 50 a short distance from I-495, the Elks Lodge will be a great place to compete for Regional dominance.


Plus, the Elks Lodge 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

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Participating WTP Bars

19th Hole @ The Gauntlet
Applebee's Fairfax
Arlington Fairfax Elks Lodge Fridays
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge 2188
Babylon Woodbridge
Backyard Grill
Blue Iguana
Crystal City Sports Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub for FCDistillers Mondays
Falls Church Distillers Fridays
First Break
Green Room Billiards
Green Room Monday
Hard Times Springfield
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern Mondays
JPs Sports - Wed
JPs Sports Bar - Friday
JPs Sports Bar - Thursday
Paradiso Mondays
Paradiso Tuesdays
PJ Mulligans
PJ Mulligan's for Adda
Primetime Sports Bar and Grill
Red Hot and Blue
Red Hot and Blue Fairfax Sundays
Shooters - Wednesdays
Shooters Fridays
Shooter's Saturdays
Shooters Sports Bar Sundays!
Sully's Pour House
The All American Steakhouse Woodbridge

Season 2-2019/20 Qualifiers



Previous Regional Champions

Season 2-2019/20:  

Season 1-2019:  ADAM NATHAN

Season 2-2018/19:  ELENA CURRENCE

Season 1-2018:  JOHN ALBANES

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