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The Australian Poker Hall of Fame was founded by Maurie Pears in 2009 to formally recognize the accomplishments of poker players and poker industry professionals from Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Poker Hall of Fame
Formation2009; 12 years ago (2009)
FounderMaurie Pears
TypeNGO
PurposeTo formally recognize the accomplishments of poker players and poker industry professionals from Australia and New Zealand

Criteria for 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.

Chairman: Joe Hachem

Inductees

  • 2009 - Joe Hachem (legend status), Bill Argyros[1], Gary Benson, Tony Guoga, Mel Judah, Jeff Lissandro, Lee Nelson, Maurie Pears[2]
  • 2010 - Jeff Lissandro (elevated to legend status) and Marsha Waggoner
  • 2011 - Leo Boxell[3] and Danny McDonough
  • 2012 - David Gorr and Jason Gray
  • 2013 - No induction
  • 2014 - Graham Putt
  • 2015 - Van Marcus[4]
  • 2016 - Joe Cabret
  • 2017 - Manny Stavropoulos
  • 2018 - Grant Levy
  • 2019 - Jonathan Karamalikis[5]
  • 2020 - Kahle Burns[6] and Lynn Gilmartin[7]

Young Achievers

The APHOF also acknowledges “Young Achievers” each year, with the view to offering continuing encouragement in poker with a potential future induction.

  • 2014 - Jarred Graham and Jackie Glazier
  • 2015 - James Obst[4]
  • 2016 - Jeff Rossiter
  • 2017 - David Yan
  • 2018 - Kahle Burns
  • 2019 - Alex Lynskey
  • 2020 - Michael Addamo

References

  1. "Australian Poker Hall of Fame: Billy "The Croc" Argyros | pokerasiapacific.com". www.pokerasiapacific.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. Pears, Maurie (January 4, 2009). "The Australian Poker Hall of Fame". PokerNetwork.
  3. "Australian Poker Hall of Fame: Leo Boxell | pokerasiapacific.com". www.pokerasiapacific.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Australian Poker Hall of Fame: Van Marcus and James Obst". CalvinAyre.com. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. "Australian Poker Hall of Fame Inductee: Jonathan Karamalikis". www.pokernews.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  6. "Gilmartin, Burns Inducted into Australian Poker Hall of Fame". www.pokernews.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. "Lynn Gilmartin, Anchor of the World Poker Tour®, Inducted into Australian Poker Hall of Fame". au.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

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