REGGIE JOHNSON, NC
Season 2 - 2018/19 National Champion (OPEN 26)
Are you the next World Tavern Poker National Champion?
Nearly $50,000 in prizes and WSOP packages are on the line in the National Championship Finals each year. This is the ultimate reward for the league's best players!
Compete at the bar for a spot in one of our National events
Earn a seat to the National Finals at Regionals
Attend the 2019 WLPC and compete for BIG prizes!
How It Works
The National Championship is held during the World Tavern Poker OPEN and the World League Poker Championships to bring you the poker experience of a lifetime!
Nationals is broken down into 3 levels of play: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. The Finals is the championship event with the BIG prizes on the line.
You can qualify for each level directly from your local bar. The more you play, the better your chance of advancing directly to the Finals.
National Championship Quarterfinals
NEW FOR SEASON 2 - 2019/20: The National Championship Quarterfinals will be held on NLOP prior to OPEN 27 in the Spring of 2020. All qualified players can compete in a free online event where the Top 10% of the field move on to the National Championship Semifinals at OPEN 27.
NOTE: Those qualified for the National Champ Quarterfinals for Season 1 - 2019 will still compete in a shootout event at the WLPC in Las Vegas this November.
National Championship Semifinals
This is a shootout-style format where the Top 2 players at each table advance to the National Champ Finals.
National Championship Finals
This Championship multi-table event is where all qualified players compete for the BIG prizes, including Major Event packages and the title of National Champion!
The next National Championship events will take place this November at the 2019 World League Poker Championships in Las Vegas. Details are posted on the WLPC website:
QUALIFIED PLAYER LISTS: Coming Soon!
The National Championship Finals offers great prizes to the Top 16 players in the event. The winner receives a $5,000 Major Event package, the plaque, trophy, an exclusive limited-edition Bulova watch, and the title of National Champion!
Please note: Prizes are subject to change.
1st Place: $5,000 Major Event Package
2nd Place: $2,500 Major Event Package
3rd Place: $2,500 Major Event Package
4th Place: $1,500 Major Event Package
5th Place: $1,500 Major Event Package
6th Place: $1,000 Major Event Package
7th Place: $1,000 Major Event Package
8th Place: $1,000 Major Event Package
9th thru 16th Place: $500 Major Event Package
-- Championship seats (at all levels) are not transferable. You have to earn it!
-- Dates for the National Championship events are typically announced about three months prior to the event.
-- There is a $15 (Quarters & Semis) or $20 (Finals) casino fee at the OPEN or WLPC. There is no cost to enter the online National Quarterfinals (though there will be the standard $15 casino dealer fee for the S1-2019 Quarterfinals at the 2019 WLPC).
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