WTP Regional Championships bring the top players from all across your area to compete for the title of Regional Champion!
Finish in the Top 10% of a Regional Championship
Earn a seat to the National Championship Finals
Attend the 2019 WLPC and compete for BIG prizes!
How to Qualify
There are 5 ways a player can qualify for a Regional Championship event.
-- Top 20 Tavern Ranking (at end of regular season)
-- Top 10 finish in a Tavern Championship game
-- Top 30% of Regional Ranking
-- Tavern Guest Seat – Each tavern receives a free Regional seat that can be awarded to anyone who has played at least 5 games at that bar during the previous season.
-- Win an Early Strikers event on Tavern Champ night.
Regional seats are non-transferable and can only be used by players who qualify.
Prizes at Regionals can include Access Passes to the WTP OPEN or World League Poker Championships, Major Event packages, travel money, and even cash!
Prizes are awarded based on the number of bars that make up your Regional Championship.
The Top 10% finishers at each Regional Championship receive seats in the National Championship Finals at the 2019 WLPC, where big prizes are on the line!
PLUS, all final table finishers (Top 8) receive a plaque and a Regional Championship Final Table t-shirt!
Prize details are on each of the Regional Championship pages listed on the Schedule.
Season 2 - 2018 Winners
Online Regionals: ERIC HOLM (NY)
Alaska: EDIE HANDSAKER
Conn/NY South: ZSOLT VASS
Indiana: DOUG FETTERS
Maryland: DONALD COLEMAN
Mass/NH/RI: JOSEPH McDONALD
Michigan: ANN HUGHES
New Jersey Mega: NEIL SMITH
NJ (SW & SE) and PA (SE): GLENN GALLOWAY
New Mexico: JACQUELINE PENNINGTON
NY (West) & PA (NW): MICKEY PAWENSKI
NC (Central East): NANCY ANDERSEN
NC (West/Central West): HARRY BRYANT
NC (East 1): BOB WALASIN
NC (East 2): STEPHEN KAHAM
PA (Central): NANCY WEICHEL
PA (North East): MARYNA KARELUS
PA (South Central): NEIL SUHR
VA (North East & DC): ELENA CURRENCE
VA (all others): MIKE GOEHLE
Schedule and Results
(CA, GA, KS, NY-Central, OK, PA-South West, WA, WI):
Sun, Sep 8 @ 5:00pm EDT (RESULTS)
Alaska: Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Connecticut: Sun, Sep 8 @ 11:30am (RESULTS)
Indiana: Sat, Sep 21 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Maryland: Sun, Sep 8 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Mass/NH/Rhode Island: Sun, Sep 15 @ 12:30pm (RESULTS)
Michigan: Sun, Aug 25 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
New Jersey (Cent East/West): Sat, Sep 7 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
New Jersey (SE & SW): Sun, Sep 29 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
New Mexico: Sat, Sep 28 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
New York (Southern): Sun, Sep 8 @ 11:30am (RESULTS)
New York (Western): Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (Central East): Sat, Sep 7 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
North Carolina (Cent West/West): Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (East - Option 1): Sun, Sep 15 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
North Carolina (East - Option 2): Sat, Sep 14 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (Central): Sun, Sep 15 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (North East/East): Sat, Sep 14 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (North West): Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (South Central): Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (South East): Sun, Sep 29 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Virginia (North East & DC): Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Virginia (South Central, West): Sat, Sep 14 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
Host a Regional Event
If there are 5 or more World Tavern Poker bars in your area and you'd like to host a Regional event, we want to hear from you! You must be able to seat and serve at least 120 players comfortably.
The benefits: the potential for hundreds of hungry (and thirsty) poker players in your bar or restaurant! Plus, if you already host weekly World Tavern Poker games and run a successful Regional event, even more players will return for your weekly tournaments!
Interested? Send an email with your name, the name of your establishment, your location, and a few details about your place of business to:
Season 1 - 2019 Winners
Online Regionals: FRANK MILLIREN (WI)
Alaska: JENNY MERRILL
Conn/NY South: JACK KELLEY
Indiana: MICHAEL RORRER
Maryland: LOGAN LOWERS
Mass/NH/RI: NICK LEBEL
Michigan: JAMES YOUNG
New Jersey Cent East/West: ANDY KRASSOWSKI
NJ (SW & SE) and PA (SE): DAVID WATSON
New Mexico: STANLEY DELANEY
NY (West) & PA (NW): GEORGE BARTON
NC (Central East): AZIZ KOC
NC (West/Central West): ROBERT SPAKE
NC (East 1): JOHN WHITE, SR.
NC (East 2): DOUGLAS CHAPMAN
PA (Central): ELIZABETH VEREGGE
PA (East/North East): LUKE ESPOSITO
PA (South Central): JUDY DELLINGER
VA (North East & DC): ADAM NATHAN
VA (all others): MIKE BASISTA