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Welcome to Deaf Poker Australia!

Unless otherwise stated:

  • All tournaments are No Limit Hold’em, with entry only available to players aged 18 years and over;
  • All buy-ins are listed in Australian dollars (AUD), and;
  • All timings listed are in local time.

Entry into tournaments highlighted in green are Open to all players.

Entry into tournaments highlighted in red are Exclusive to Deaf/HOH players.


Upcoming Major Events2024

The Melbourne Kings Deaf Poker group has announced a weekend of three tournament events, including the Victoria Deaf Poker Championship Main Event.

When: 22-23 March, 2024.
Where: Hays Paddock club, Kew (Melbourne, Australia)

Save the date and follow Melbourne Kings Deaf Poker for more updates!


2024 Queensland Deaf Poker Championship

The Queens Queensland Deaf Poker group has announced a weekend of two tournament events alongside APLPT Queensland series at the Southport Sharks venue in Gold Coast, including the Queensland Deaf Poker Championship Main Event, as well as a side Teams (pairs) event.

When: 26-27 April, 2024.
Where: Southport Sharks, Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)

Save the date and follow Queens Queensland on Facebook for more updates!


All Deaf Poker players welcome!

NZ Deaf Poker Championship is back on!
29th June 2024, at Sky City Casino in Auckland, New Zealand.
11:30am – Registration opens.
12:00pm – Tournament starts.
02:00pm – First break, late registrations close.

Further Side event to be announced, with more details to follow.


The Sydney Deaf Poker group has announced a weekend of three tournament events, including the NSW Deaf Poker Championship Main Event, a Tag Team event and an Invitational High Roller event.

When: Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July, 2024.
Where: Sydney, Australia

Save the date and follow Sydney Deaf Poker for more updates!


Northern NSW Outcasts group have announced dates for the return of their Main Event & “Battle of the Border” teams event – save the date!

When: Saturday 17 August, 2024.
More information TBC.

Save the date and follow Northern Rivers Outcasts for more updates!


2023 Major Event Results

Saturday 28 October, at Bankstown Sports Club. Proudly Supported by APT.
$250 buy in, 80 entries, 10 players paid.

1 Khari Sou (VIC) $5,150
2 Steven Cardamone (VIC) $3,220
3 Zisimos Jordan (QLD) $2,260
4 Tim Tutty (SA) $1,640
5 Melanie Merhi (VIC) $1,220
6 Vanessa Hale (SA) $930
7 Anthony Hinton (NSW) $780
8 Damon Jessiman (NSW) $650
9 Nicholas Steer (VIC) $550
10 Adam Vero (NSW) $500

Khari Sou, two-time DPA Champion, (2023 & 2015).

2023 Northern Rivers Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, August 12
Ballina RSL

$100 buy in, 26 entries, 4 players paid.

1 Matthew Kennedy (NSW) $620
2 Scott Turner (QLD) $470
3 Renae Joy Edwards (QLD) $290
4 Katharine Jamali (QLD) $170


2023 NSW Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, July 22
Tollgate Hotel Parramatta, Sydney

$120 buy-in, 37 entries, five players paid.

1 Adrian Chau (NSW) $1,500
2 Michele Bucciarelli (NSW) $1,000
3 George Tannos (NSW) $750
4 Matthew Hayman (NSW) $550
5 Luke Ellis (NSW) $260


2023 Auckland (NZ) Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, July 1
SkyCity Casino Auckland, NZ

$100* buy-in, 30 entries, 5 players paid

1 Matthew Farmer $1,440*
2 Rodney Noble $864*
3 Trevor Spykerman $567*
4 Keetheesan Sundaralingam $432*
5 Rangi Upu $288*

*Amounts listed in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).



2023 WA Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, May 20
Lake Monger Recreation Club

$80 buy in, 32 entries, 4 players paid.

1 Mikey Wilkie (WA) $1,024
2 Marie Ware (WA) $640
3 Gavin Powell (WA) $512
4 Nathan Turnbull (WA) $384


2023 Queensland Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, April 29
Southport Sharks, Gold Coast
Proudly supported by APL

$100 buy-in, 39 entries, five players paid.

1 Nicholas Steer (VIC) $1,410
2 Jake Harwood (VIC) $840
3 Dennis Crighton (QLD) $560
4 Patrick Kuok (QLD) $420
5 Adrian Holton (QLD) $280


2023 Victorian Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, March 25
Hays Paddock, Kew

$150 buy-in, 36 entries, five players paid.

1 Khari Sou (VIC) $2,100
2 James Hale (VIC) $1,300
3 Kim McCann (NSW) $800
4 Darren Chow (CAN) $500
5 Rino Spadea (VIC) $340


2022 Major Event Results

2022 Northern NSW Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, September 10
Ballina RSL

$70 buy-in, 25 entries*

1 Gavin Rose-Mundy*

*Payout results unavailable.


2022 Victorian Deaf Poker Championship

$100 buy-in, 45 entries, six players paid

1 Bacel Dennaoui (VIC) $1,600
2 Zisimos Jordan (NSW) $1,000
3 John Ziogas (VIC) $650
4 Melanie Merhi (VIC) $400
5 Justin May (VIC) $250
6 James Hale (VIC) $150


2022 NSW Deaf Poker Championship

$70 buy-in, 40 entries, five players paid

1 Uwe Fecht (NSW) $850
2 Zisimos Jordan (NSW) $640
3 Mike Koirala (DEU) $450
4 David Cuthel (NSW) $340
5 Gavin Ulyatt (VIC) $120


2022 Auckland (NZ) Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, July 2
SkyCity Auckland, NZ

$120 buy-in*, 30 entries, four players paid

1 Doug Croskery (NZL) $1,566*
2 Rhian Yates (NZL) $870*
3 Francis Nglam (NZL) $609*
4 Chris Blum (NZL) $435*

*Amounts listed in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).


2022 WA Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, May 21
Lake Monger Recreation Club

$80 buy-in, 38 entries, four players paid

1 Damo Barrett (WA) $1,216
2 Robert Rattray (WA) $760
3 Jason Turner (WA) $608
4 Stacey Reilly (SA) $456


2021** Victorian Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, March 19
Hays Paddock, Kew

$75 buy-in, 31 entries, four players paid

1 Michael Kan (VIC) $733*
2 Daryl Rankine (SA) $732*
3 Scott Hellens (NZL) $340
4 Ben Hatchard (SA) $210

*Denotes heads-up deal.
**Tournament held in lieu of events cancelled in the two years prior.


2022 Queensland
Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, April 9
Southport Sharks, Gold Coast

$80 buy-in, 30 entries, four players paid

1 Damon Jessiman (NSW) $765*
2 Peter Best (WA) $700*
3 Caleb Thorn (NZL) $360
4 Samuel Savrda (QLD) $275

*Denotes heads-up deal.


2021 Major Event Results

2021 WA Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, August 28
Lake Monger Recreation Club

$80 buy-in ($70 + $10), 33 entries, four players paid

1 Joe Wall (WA) $1056
2 Kory Booth (WA) $660
3 Mikey Wilkie (WA) $528
4 Chris Levitzke-Gray (WA) $396

2021 Queensland Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, February 27
Gold Coast Turf Club

$75 buy-in ($60 + $15), 48 entries, five players paid

1 John Girvan (QLD) $1080
2 Shawn Buie (QLD) $670
3 Katherine Jamali (QLD) $465
4 Mark Aird (QLD) $360
5 Caine Batten (QLD) $305

2021 Brisbane Auslan Poker Open

Wednesday, February 3
Eatons Hill Hotel

$60 buy-in ($50 + $10), 90 entries, five players paid

1 Caleb Thorn (NZL) $1300
2 Danny Armstrong (QLD) $870
3 Dylan Clark (QLD) $520
4 James Kabourakis (QLD) $400
5 Wayde Rickhuss (QLD) $325
6 Matthew Phillips (VIC) $270
7 Frank Rapinet (QLD) $220
8 Renae Edwards (QLD) $180
9 Jeremy Kempston (QLD) $140
10 Kacey Venados (QLD) $100


2020 Major Event Results

2020 Brisbane Auslan Poker Open

Thursday, February 30
Eatons Hill Hotel

$50 buy-in ($40 + $10), 32 entries, five players paid

1 Jeremy Kempston (QLD) $400*
2 Tess Greco (QLD) $400*
3 Peter Bates (QLD) $190
4 Joe Parlour (QLD) $140
5 Phil Johnson (QLD) $90

2020 Queensland Deaf Poker Championship

Saturday, February 27
Gold Coast Turf Club

$50 buy-in ($40 + $10), 34 entries, five players paid.

1 James Muscat (QLD) $680
2 Daniel Shanahan (NT) $400
3 Michael Lockrey (NSW) $270
4 Scott Turner (QLD) $200
5 Matthew Phillips (VIC) $150

All other DPA Major Events, including the 2020 DPA Championship, were cancelled.