The World Tavern Poker HALL OF FAME is the place to find the very best, from the very beginning of the league all the way up to the present day. Some of the most noted and accomplished players are honored here - a few even appear more than once!

 

To qualify for the Hall of Fame, you must be at least one of the following:

 

  • National Points Champion (in a Season)

  • National Cumulative Points Champion (in a Season)

  • National Veterans Points Champion (in a Season)

  • National Champion (won at the OPEN)

  • National TOC Champion (won at the OPEN)

  • World League Poker Champion (won at the WLPC)

 

Scroll below to see all of our Hall of Fame members!

Click each button to be taken to that year's HOF members!

World Tavern Poker Hall of Fame Members
 

FUN FACT

There are only two players in World Tavern history to have ever won 3 straight National Points Championships. Christi Bowers (VA) won 3 Cumulative titles from 2010-2011, while Dave Andersen (NC) won 3 National Points titles from 2017-18.

 
 

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FUN FACT

World Tavern Poker has more registered players (over 200,000 and counting!) than the populations of several big US cities, including Knoxville, Tallahassee, Salt Lake City, Providence (RI), and even Kansas City. If our players were a city, we would rank in the top 125 in terms of population in the United States!

 

FUN FACT

The World League Poker Championship has grown every year since it began in 2014 (as the World Bar Poker Championship). Did you know that the 2014 WLPC Champion William McGrotty played 2015 WLPC Champion Jacob Miller heads up in a 2015 Regional Championship? Small world!

 

FUN FACT

The World Tavern Poker version of the "Grand Slam" may be the most difficult thing to achieve for a player - no one has done it yet! To get there, a player would need to win a National Championship, National TOC, National Points, AND National Cumulative points. (Three players have won 2 of the 4 needed)

 

FUN FACT

There are 14 states represented in the World Tavern Poker Hall of Fame. At current count, North Carolina has 27 players in the Hall, while New Jersey (23), Maryland (18), Virginia (14), New York (6), Indiana (3) and Michigan (3) round out the top 6. Several states have 2 players listed, (NM, PA, TX), and four states have 1 player (AK, CA, CT, TX).

 

FUN FACT

Christi Bowers (MD), Joe Motley (MD), Dave Andersen (NC), and Steve Vogel (NJ) have earned 3 Hall of Fame bids. Russ Raynor (MD), Alan Fakhoury (NC), Joe Griener (NC), John Martin (NC), LaRetta Wager (NC), Al Shapiro (NJ), Mike Christy, Jr (NJ), Victor Alvarez (NJ), William McGrotty (NY), and Brandon Buschling (TN) have earned 2 Hall bids.

 
 
 
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