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SHEILA MANNING, TN

2023 National Champion (OPEN 30)

HUGE 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!

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Compete at the bar for a spot in one of our National events

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Earn a seat to the National Finals at Regionals

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Attend the OPEN and compete for BIG prizes!

How It Works

The National Championship is held during the World Tavern Poker OPEN 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

The National Championship Quarterfinals will be held on the WTP Online website in September 2024. 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 the 2024 WTP OPEN.

IF YOU QUALIFIED AND HAVE A WTP ONLINE ACCOUNT:

 

All you have to do is register to play on the date of the game! Your ticket for entry will be populated in your WTP Online account prior to game time.

 

To verify, simply log into your WTP Online account, click Play Now in the Online Dashboard section, and click Account in the Online lobby. Click Show Tickets, and you'll see "NCQxxxx" - this is your ticket for entry.

IF YOU QUALIFIED BUT DO NOT HAVE A WTP ONLINE ACCOUNT:

You will need to create one! Click on the Player List below which contains players who qualify but do not have WTP Online accounts.

QUALIFIED PLAYERS w/NO ONLINE ACCOUNT

To have a ticket added to your new WTP Online account, please use the WTP Help Center (www.WTPHelp.com) and submit a query. Please do this by (Date TBA) or you may not get to play!

 

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!

Event Details

The next National Championship events will take place at the WTP OPEN at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas in 2024. Details will be posted on the OPEN website:

www.WTPOPEN.com

QUALIFIED PLAYER LISTS ARE LISTED ON THE OPEN PAGE LINKED ABOVE!!


Frequently Asked Questions

If I can’t make it to Vegas, can I carry over my qualifications?
 

Unfortunately not! All qualifications from the previous two seasons MUST be used at the OPEN or they are gone.

I qualified during Season 1 2024 but cannot make it to Vegas. Can I carry that over to the next event?


No. Other than the unique situation the pandemic brought from 2020-2022, National Championship Event Qualifications cannot be carried over.

The Prizes

The National Championship Finals offers great prizes to the Top 16 players in the event. All packages won at the 2024 OPEN below will be redeemable starting in 2025.

The winner receives a Major Event package, the 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: $2,000 Major Event Package

3rd Place: $1,500 Major Event Package

4th Place: $1,250 Major Event Package

5th Place: $1,000 Major Event Package

6th Place: $750 Major Event Package

7th Place: $750 Major Event Package

8th Place: $750 Major Event Package

9th thru 16th Place: $500 Major Event Package

In addition, the National Points Champion and the National Cumulative Points Champion from the previous seasons will be honored with a presentation at the National Championship Finals! Both also receive Access Passes to the OPEN event for the season they qualified for.

Prizes

How To Qualify

National Championship Quarterfinals

-- Win at the bar, and you're in!

-- Win just one (1) game during the regular season at a WTP venue and you're qualified for the Quarterfinals.

National Championship Semifinals

-- Five (5) total wins during the regular season (at any bar)

-- Earn a Top 10 Tavern Ranking

-- Top 10 finish in a Tavern Championship

National Championship Finals

-- Ten (10) total wins during the regular season (at any bar)

-- Be the Season Points Champion at any bar

-- Win a Tavern Championship

-- Finish in the Top 1% Club (top 1% of a Region, State, National, or Cumulative Ranking)

-- Finish in the Top 10% at a Regional Championship

Other Notes

-- Championship seats (at all levels) are not transferable. You have to earn it!

-- Dates for the National Championship events are typically announced several months prior to the event.

-- There is a $25 casino fee for all National events at the OPEN. There is no cost to enter the online National Quarterfinals.

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