Player of the Year

2020 & 2021 WPA Player of the Year Leaderboard

In a continued effort to recognize the achievements of women in poker, Woman’s Poker Association created a global Player of the Year program. All ladies tournaments are eligible for the WPA Leaderboard in North America and Tournament of Champions for WPA International if they meet the criteria.

Women’s Poker Association is not a poker tour. We are an all-volunteer organization in the business of elevating the poker experience for women.  The WPA Player of the Year Program is an additional way to support these goals.  You too can help support women in poker by informing us of any local public ladies events which meet our criteria, and we’ll add them to the campaign. Additionally, if you are a regular in a poker room, encourage the operator to host women only events.  Then help them by sharing the tournament information and results with WPA so we may include them in our POY Program. 

All winners are on the Women’s Poker Association website and the leaderboard is updated on a weekly basis.  If you attended an event and the results haven’t been listed, it may be we do not have the results yet.  Feel free to send us links to any results pages to poy@wpa.poker

WPA POY NORTH AMERICA

Eligibility 

1. WPA POY Program is open to all women poker players who are of the age to enter and participate in a legally operated casino/poker room tournament.  

2. It is the responsibility of the player to check on the accuracy of their own POY standings.

3. WPA is not responsible for typographical errors.

4. WPA utilizes Poker Atlas, Hendon Mob and any operator provided payout sheets to capture player place finished and to calculate total points based on the leaderboard formula. Calculations are based on the following criteria:  

  • Tournament buy-in amount  
  • Amount of players
  • Player placed finished 

5. Only women only events with a buy in of $100 or more and 40 entries or more qualify for WPA POY Program (See Chart Below for Point Calculations)

There is no limit to the number of tournament events a player may play, or the number of entries per tournament.  Certain tournaments may be structured offering a single entry or multiple entries.

Prize Allocation 

  • The WPA Player of the Year receives a Title, Featured on WPA Website & POY Ring
  • Top 10 Finishers are invited to a WPA Player of the Year Freeroll in Spring 2022

Simply enter qualified ladies events, do your best, and we’ll keep track of your success!

WPA POY INTERNATIONAL

Eligibility 

1. WPA POY Program is open to all women poker players who are of the age to enter and participate in a legally public operated casino/poker room tournament.  

2. It is the responsibility of the player to check on the accuracy of their own POY standings. 

3. WPA is not responsible for typographical errors.

4. WPA utilizes Poker Atlas, Hendon Mob and any operator provided payout sheets to capture player place finished and to determine the First Place Finisher. 

5. Due to the limited amount of women only events and the low numbers of women who are playing, All women only events qualify for WPA International POY Program

There is no limit to the number of tournament events a player may play, or the number of entries per tournament.  Certain tournaments may be structured offering a single entry or multiple entries

Prize Allocation 

  • First Place Finishers from all WPA International POY events are invited to a WPA International POY Tournament of Champions Freeroll in Spring 2022 (North America Events NOT Included) 
  • First Place Finisher in the Online Tournament of Champions is awarded the WPA International Player of the Year Title, Featured on WPA Website & POY Ring

Simply participate in qualified ladies events, do your best, and we’ll keep track of your success!

2020 & 2021 WPA Player of the Year Leaderboard Details  

Players must finish in the money to earn leaderboard points  

Points are awarded based on a tiered model that includes tournament buy-in and place finished. WPA Player of the Year for 2020/21 concludes on Dec 31st, 2021

WPA Player of the Year Points 

 To view 2019 WPA North America Player of the Year by Event Listings and Results, CLICK HERE.

Other FAQ’s:

Question: What if I play in a publicly advertised ladies event and the results aren’t published to an online tracker like Hendon Mob?
Answer: Simply ask the operator to send WPA the results to poy@wpa.poker or request a copy of the event payout sheet and send it to us yourself. We can verify the information with the operator.

Question: How are events counted which are held in poker clubs like Texas and other Europe?
Answer: Poker is played in both Casinos & Poker Rooms. If a ladies event is held and open to the public, (i.e., Texas rooms are membership based for legal reasons, but membership is open to the public and therefore qualifies), then the tournament qualifies for WPA POY.

Question: If an International player travels to North America and cashes in a ladies event, would she have points on the North American POY list?
Answer: Yes, same would be for a player from North America cashing in an International event. Two races, two opportunities.

Question: The North American POY is awarded to the top point accrurer and not by a freeroll like the Int’l POY?
Answer: Correct. It isn’t as easy for a player to travel from country to country in the International market as it is in North America. Therefore a different design is necessary to award the WPA International POY Winner.

Question: How are Ladies Championships on cruises be counted?
Answer: They also are included as cruises are open to the public. Anyone can register to attend a cruise and play in the event. They are attached to the port of sail. If it departs out of a North America, then the North America WPA POY race applies. If it departs Internationally, then the WPA International POY race applies.

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