2010 Women's Poker Hall of Fame Nominations UnderwayApril 19, 2010 10:05 am
Nominations for the ‘Women in Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2010,’ (WiPHOF), are now underway, and for the first time ever the general public are being invited to submit their choices via the WiPHOF website.
The actual award ceremony will not take place until the Labor Day weekend on the 3rd September, but in the meantime the poker community has until April 30th to put forward their suggestions of potential candidates, with the official shortlist then being announced on May 11th, 2010.
Despite being a wealth of talent to choose from, the organisers are stipulating that the candidates must “have contributed to the world of poker in some significant way,” and “must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 15 years.”
A further requirement is that the person “must be a proponent of women’s poker. Even if she does not play in women’s events, she must support them.”
Although their is no monetary rewards at stake, the winners will have a special dinner and dance celebration held in their honour at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Also, there will be a $500 no-limit hold’em tournament held straight after the ceremony, and with an annual $75 membership fee required by the organization, the WiPHOF does a great job raising funds for such charitable organizations as ‘Poker Gives’ and the ‘Breast Cancer Angels Foundation.’
The WiPHOF was created only two years ago, when the first ladies to be inducted were Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, Linda Johnson, and Marsha Waggoner. The following year Jan Fisher, June Field and Cyndy Violette were added to its ranks.
If you would like to vote for your favourite female poker player, please visit the official website of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame here.