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 OPEN 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, Major Event packages, and much more!
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 OPEN, where big prizes are on the line!
PLUS, all final table finishers (Top 8) receive a Championship print for their accomplishment!
Prize details are on each of the Regional Championship pages listed on the Schedule.
Schedule and Results
ONLINE REGIONALS: Sunday, Sept 24th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
Alaska: Saturday, Sept 9th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
Maryland & PA-South Central: Sunday, Sept 3rd @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Mass/New Hamp/Rhode Island: Saturday, Aug 19th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
Michigan: Sunday, Sept 10th @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
New Jersey (North/East/West): Saturday, Aug 19th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
New Jersey (South): Sunday, Sept 17th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
New Mexico: Saturday, Sept 16th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
NY-South & Conn/PA-NE, PA-East: Sunday, Aug 27th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (Central East): Saturday, Aug 19th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (Cent West/West): Sunday, Aug 27th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (East): Saturday, Sept 9th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
PA North West & Buffalo: Sunday, Aug 27th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (Central): Saturday, Aug 19th @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
Tennessee (East/Central): Saturday, Sept 9th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
Virginia Northeast & DC: Sunday, Aug 20th @ 2:00pm (RESULTS)
Virginia (West South Central): Saturday, Aug 26th @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Some regions hold a TD Tournament exclusive to current or previous-season Tournament Directors for their hard work all season long. Check your regional page to see if your area is holding such an event.
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 - 2023 Winners
Online Regionals: ORAZIO MAIMONE (NY)
Alaska: SUSAN RYHERD
Conn/NY South: KEN CALITRI
Maryland/PA-South Central: DEWEY COLLINS
Mass/NH/Rhode Island: DONNA DAVIS
Michigan: RICHARD STOCKER
New Jersey Cent East/West: JIM WANDLING
New Jersey (SW & SE): FRAN POTE
New Mexico: DUANE FULLER
NC (Central East): GARY McKINNEY
NC (West/Central West): RICHARD DEMEDEIROS
NC (East): JUSTIN MILES
NY West & PA North West: DARLENE KEBERLE
Pennsylvania (Central): TIM SCARFF
Tennessee (East & Central): JOSHUA WILLIAMS
VA (North East & DC): JOHN ERNST
VA (South Central): LINCOLN BOOTH
Season 1 - 2022 Winners
Online Regionals: CHRIS HEBERT (Massachusetts)
Alaska: DANA ZILLETTE
Conn/NY South: BRENDAN SULLIVAN
Maryland/PA-South Central: TYRONE NUTTER
Michigan: ANTHONY ADAMS
New Jersey Cent East/West: AMY DUBALINO
New Jersey (SW & SE): JULIO ESTRADA
New Mexico: DALLAS THOMAS
NC (Central East): MICHAEL GADSON
NC (West/Central West): RENATO FREIRE
NC (East): LESHAN FERNANDO
New York (Western): CHRIS PAWENSKI
Pennsylvania (Central): KOA BEAM
Tennessee (East & Central): KYLE TINKHAM
VA (North East & DC): TONY VENTO
VA (all others): MARK DAUBERT
Season 2 - 2022 Winners
Online Regionals: TOM DOBROWOLSKI (MA)
Alaska: EDIE HANDSAKER
Conn/NY South: SEAN HUBERTY
Maryland/PA-South Central: SUSAN SPIESS
Michigan: SHERRY TRAVIS
New Hampshire/Mass: JODY TOURVILLE
New Jersey Cent East/West: JESSE ALEXANDER
New Jersey (SW & SE): DOLLY CZIRYAK
New Mexico: JUSTIN LEE
NC (Central East): ANDREW WILLMAN
NC (West/Central West): RED YOUNG
NC (East): JEFF STOFFER
NY West & PA North West: DAWN SPINK
Pennsylvania (Central): NATHAN PILKINGTON
Tennessee (East & Central): WARD JONES
VA (North East & DC): LORI VALKENBURG
VA (all others): LINK BOOTH