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 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.
Schedule and Results
ONLINE (AR, CA, FL, GA, KS, WA): Sun, Mar 1 @ 5pm EDT (RESULTS)
Alaska: Sun, Feb 16 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Connecticut: Sun, Mar 1 @ 11:30am (RESULTS)
Indiana: Sat, Mar 7 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Maryland: Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Mass/NH/Rhode Island: POSTPONED (DETAILS)
Michigan: Sun, Mar 15 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
New Jersey (Cent East/West): Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00am (RESULTS)
New Jersey (SE & SW): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
New Mexico: Sat, Mar 14 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
New York (Central): Sun, Feb 23 @ 1:00pm (RESULTS)
New York (Southern): Sun, Mar 1 @ 11:30am (RESULTS)
New York (Western): Sun, Feb 23 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (Central East): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
North Carolina (Cent West/West): Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
North Carolina (East - Option 1): Sun, Feb 23 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
North Carolina (East - Option 2): Sat, Feb 29 @ 11:00am (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (Central): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
Pennsylvania (North East/East): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
Pennsylvania (North West): Sun, Feb 23 @ 12:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (South Central): Sun, Feb 16 @ 3:00pm (RESULTS)
Pennsylvania (South East): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
Virginia (North East & DC): POSTPONED (DETAILS)
Virginia (South Central, West): Sat, Mar 7 @ 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 2 - 2019/20 Winners
Online Regionals: AUSTIN ISAAC (Georgia)
Alaska: CHRISS RYHERD
Conn/NY South: FRANK MESSINA
Indiana: JERRY OLEJNIK
Maryland: DONALD COLEMAN
Michigan: JOHN COPENHAGEN
New Jersey Cent East/West: ED LANGE
NJ (SW & SE) and PA (SE):
New Mexico: BOB WHITE
NY (Central): MIKE POLARO
NY (West) & PA (NW): ANTON SHELTON
NC (Central East):
NC (West/Central West): TRIPP CORDELL
NC (East 1): CHUCK TRADER
NC (East 2): JUNE WHITE
PA (East/North East):
PA (South Central): WILL LONG, JR.
VA (North East & DC):
VA (all others): KENNY CARR
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
Most regions hold a TD Smackdown 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.
The winner of a TD Smackdown event earns a plaque from World Tavern, along with a Party & Poker Access Pass to the OPEN or WLPC!