The Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA) has announced that it has introduced three more members into its board of directors. The board, which previously had five members, now has eight. Tab Duchateau, Jack Effel, and Neil Johnson have now joined the board’s existing members Dave Lamb, Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and Mike Bishop.
Widely acclaimed as the tournament director for the prestigious live poker event World Series of Poker (WSOP), Jack Effel also holds the post of vice president (international poker operations) for Caesars Interactive. While Tab Duchateau is the tournament director of Borgata Hotel and Casino, located at Atlantic City in New Jersey, Neil Johnson is the head (poker operations) for PokerStars Europe.
TDA co-founder Matt Savage says that
the entire (TDA) membership has come to greatly respect Jack Effel, Neil Johnson, and Tab Duchateau for their wisdom and hard work in support of the TDA Mission. They literally bring a world of experience to the board and will help lead the association for years to come.
The TDA has over 2000 members from 41 countries all over the world and organizes a bi-annual summit. The next edition of this summit will be held at The Venetian, Las Vegas on June 26 – 27, 2013.
The purpose of founding the TDA was to bring about uniformity in rules governing live poker tournaments. The TDA’s poker tournament rules are discussed, modified, and improved upon at each TDA bi-annual summit. TDA rules are widely, though not mandatorily, used to govern live poker tournaments held at major venues.
The association comprises online poker room operators from different parts of the world, who aim at standardizing poker tournament rules. Those interested can read the Poker TDA’s tournament rules at pokertda.com.
Those who are interested to join the Poker TDA can do so free of charge. They only have to visit pokertda.com and complete a simple online registration form. Once they become members, they will be notified of all Poker TDA events, including the bi-annual summit. As members, they can also take part in the discussions at the Poker TDA Forum.
Registered members of the Poker TDA can also obtain a printable TDA certificate on passing the TDA’s Level 1 Poker Tournament Director Certification Exam. This certificate will remain valid either for a period of two years or till the TDA conducts another exam based on revised TDA Poker rules. The Poker TDA revises its rules whenever it holds its summit meetings.