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.
THE AUSTRALIAN POKER HALL OF FAME Postal address: PO Box 1, Isle of Capri, Q4217 Australia
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
Mel Judah, Gary Benson, Jeff Lisandro, Joe Hachem, Mark Vos
PNW ALL TIME LEADERS
Leo Boxell, Lee Nelson, Sam Khouiss, Martin Comer
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
Jason Gray, Graeme Putt
Keith Sloan, Joe Meissner, John Kocbek, Mike Comer, John Beagle, Darryl Lanyon, Maurie Pears, PokerNetwork, Bluff Magazine
Andrew MacDonald, Richard Longhurst, Sean McCreery, Danny McDonagh
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