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Message from APHOF Chairman Maurie Pears:


In proposing this Australian Poker Hall of Fame, I have been driven by a long time desire to honour and set in stone, those poker players, casinos and promoters who have done so much to bring the game to the standard of excellence as it is today.

In the selection of inductees, advice has been taken from numerous poker players and supporters and casino administrators. Domestic and international results were examined as were results from overseas going back to 1987.

Criteria for Hall of Fame consideration:

  • Are current or former residents of Australia or New Zealand,
  • Have demonstrated outstanding and extended service to the game, bringing credit to Australian Casino Tournament Poker, and/or
  • Have displayed significant player excellence.

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NOMINEE Short List 1987 TO 2009


The short list for selection is a slice of our poker history and brings credit to the skills of the Australian players and promoters. The qualifying lists were based on Championship events and promotions going back to 1987:

THE AUSTRALIAN ALL TIME MONEY LIST

Joe Hachem, Mel Judah, Tony Guoga, Jeff Lisandro, Mark Vos, Grant Levy, Billy Argyros, Marsha Waggoner, Emad Tahtouh, Michael Guttman, Tino Lechich

WSOP BRACELETS

  • Mel Judah, Gary Benson, Jeff Lisandro, Joe Hachem, Mark Vos

PNW ALL TIME LEADERS

  • Leo Boxell, Lee Nelson, Sam Khouiss, Martin Comer

CAPC WINNERS

  • Alex Horowitz, Milo Nadalin, Leo Boxell, Sam Korman, John Maver

AUSSIE MILLIONS FINAL TABLE

  • Leo Boxell, David Hatzis, Jamil Dia, George Mamacas, Lee Nelson, Russell Davies, Julius Colman, Mike Chrisanthopoulos

ADELAIDE AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONS

  • Brian Williams, Peter Jones, Doctor Bob Crossman, Charles Cuschieri, Ian Bobbin, Bill Howarth, James Crosby, Sam Korman, David Gorr, Gary Benson, Tony Frasca, Steve Micos, Sam Khouiss, Peter Pekoe (NZ-RIP)

CANBERRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

  • Jeff Lisandro, Billy Argyros, Mike Ivin, Nick Georgoulas, Lee Nelson, Gary Benson, Michael Sampieri

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NEW ZEALAND

  • Gerry Fitt, Leo Boxell, Jamil Dia, Andrew Dimmock, Constantin Harach, Eric Assadourian, David Borg

STAR CITY CASINO AAPT

  • Grant Levy, Martin Rowe

WILDCARDS

  • Jason Gray, Graeme Putt

PROMOTERS

  • Keith Sloan, Joe Meissner, John Kocbek, Mike Comer, John Beagle, Darryl Lanyon, Maurie Pears, PokerNetwork, Bluff Magazine

CASINO MANAGEMENT

  • Andrew MacDonald, Richard Longhurst, Sean McCreery, Danny McDonagh