Class of 2015



Charter: Town & Country Amusement - Windsor, Ontario


Bob has been very active with his local Junior Program for the past 12 years including fundraising and escorting his players to the Junior Nationals. He is also very involved with local charity pool tournaments. Bob has been Captain of the same league team for 20 years. Bob has refereed several State, Provincial and International Championships for the past 29 years. Bob has also been recognized as Head Referee at the International Championships. Bob received "Referee Of The Year" in 1997 as well as VNEA's Lifetime Sanction Award in 2013.


VNEA NOTE: I am proud to be involved with the VNEA over the past 35 years which I consider the best pool organization in the world. I'm also very proud to be with Town & Country Amusement which got me involved with refereeing.


Charter: Games People Play - Denver, CO


Randy has helped Games People Play organize pool teams since 2006. His promotion helped his location, Lil's Place, grow from 6 teams to 36 teams in just 9 years. He has also been very supportive of the local Junior League Program. Since 1992, Randy has several high finishes in the Rocky Mountain Team and Singles events as well as other regional events. His team also traveled to the Bahamas in 2008 and had a top finish. Randy has also volunteered as a Certified Referee for many Singles and Team Tournaments.


VNEA NOTE: VNEA is how I met my long time friends. Even today, after 25 years, I don't know what I would do without the friendships that were created. VNEA is a place for people to become a family. I met my beautiful wife, Stephanie, at the Rocky Mountain Team Tournament in 1999.


Charter: Town & Country Amusement - Windsor, Ontario


With over 50 years of playing experience under his belt, Al (A.J.) has racked up many local and Provincial Team titles. He has been Captain for many teams over the years and has served as an Instructor for those players needing one-on-one lessons. A.J. is also a Certified Referee who has worked at the Vegas Championships for many years. 


VNEA NOTE: I pride myself in portraying Sportsmanship and treating all players with respect. I have always enjoyed helping people learn the game of pool and watching them progress. VNEA has given me the opportunity to make many new friendships that I have cherished throughout the years. I am deeply honored to be entering the VNEA Hall of Fame.


Charter: V.V.S. - Lincoln, NE


Nils has obtained multiple top finishes in local Leagues and Tournaments including several League MVP's and (3) Top 5 finishes in the Midwest Masters Singles. Nils has been a Referee for his local Charter for 21 years and has Captained one or more teams for over 25 years. He has served as a Referee at VNEA's International Vegas Championships (including recognized as Head Referee) and the International Junior Championships for 15 years. He has also been an active Instructor for both adult and junior leagues in Lincoln. Nils has finished in the money on numerous occassions at the Vegas event and has enjoyed watching the players that he's coached finish atop the leaderboard.


VNEA NOTE: Pool has played an extremely important part in my life. I have tried to give back to the sport as best I can. That I could do that with VVS and the VNEA has been extremely satisfying. I was lucky to have coached two Minor Division Teams that met in the finals at the 2012 Junior Championships.



Charter: Tri Valley Vending - Wasilla, AK


At the age of 14, a young Art picked up his first cue in Anchorage, Alaska and has been playing ever since. That's 75 years of pool experience! Since he started playing in the VNEA Pool League, Art has accumulated several "Top Shooter" Awards and has been the Captain of his league team for 4 years. Art has also spent a lot of time (10 years) teaching the game of pool to others. He has played pool with fellow Tri Valley Hall of Famer, Bill Breuer, for 17 years.


VNEA NOTE: Art is a very respected and long-time league player for Tri Valley Vending and throughout the years he's been a great all around player and Tournament participant.