McDonagh and Boxell to be inducted to Aussie Poker Hall of Fame
Posted at 18:39 2011-08-08
Two familiar figures in the Australian poker scene are to be enshrined in the Australian Poker Hall of fame. Prolific Aussie poker professional Leo 'The Mechanic" Boxell and Crown dealer turned distinguished host and director Danny McDonagh willbe inducted at a ceremony this January.
At their July meeting, Hall of Fame members announced just two inductions but more Australian Poker legends are up for inclusion in the class of 2011.
Poker patriarch and skilled champion for decades, Leo Boxell recently won APPT Melbourne for the fourth six-figure payday of his impressive tournament career which totals over $1,100,000 in winnings . Leo has been a familiar face in Australian poker rooms, and has found big success in the Crown Casino where he won the Crown Championship in 2000 then continued his success once the event became the Aussie Millions with almost $500,000 in winnings.
Be it as a planner, promoter or director of major tournaments, Danny McDonagh has played an integral role in the growth of poker in the Asia-Pacific region. At the helm of every major tournament at the Crown Casino from opening day through the 2007 Aussie Millions this 2011 Hall of Fame nominee moved on to become APPT Tournament Director and is now the Director of PokerStars' extensive Live Poker operations for Asia Pacific. Danny was a founding partner of PokerNetwork.com.
Further inductions for 2012 will be announced in January 2012. The official induction will be held at Crown Casino before or during the Hall of Fame Classic in January.
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