VNEA

 

Class of 2016


John Everett

Charter: M & G Services - Brookfield, OH

Roger has been a VNEA Member in Idaho since 1986 and has

participated in every Idaho State Tournament during that

time.

As a long-time Captain of his men’s team, he has racked up

numerous top finishes in Team, Singles and Scotch Doubles

competition at the Idaho State Championships.

Roger’s team has also experienced great finishes at the

International Championships on several occasions. Roger

struck gold at the 2010 Vegas event and took home the

“Charlie” for the 8-Ball Men’s Classic Division title

after finishing runner-up in the same division in 2009.

VNEA QUOTE: It is always a privilege to play in the VNEA,

both locally and at the International venue. The VNEA has

given me the opportunity to compete on an International

level and make many new friends.

In his many years as a VNEA player, John has accumulated numerous League Championships, MVP’s and Sportsmanship Awards. He has served as Team Captain for 33 years, 5 years as League Coordinator and 20+ years on the OCMA Staff. He is also a state of Ohio Referee and was awarded the prestigious Meritorious Service Award from OCMA in 2009. John has also competed in 16 Vegas Championships. In 2010, he was chosen as the President’s Choice award winner. His favorite memory is suiting up as Charlie Cougar with Mr. Chuck Milhem in attendance.

VNEA QUOTEThank you VNEA for the opportunity to grow as a person and as a player. I’ve always loved playing in the VNEA Leagues. I feel they are the best for ALL players to sharpen their skills. A special thanks to GW Cues for all the help along the way!


Bob Garza

Charter: D & R Star - Rochester, MN

Roger has been a VNEA Member in Idaho since 1986 and has
participated in every Idaho State Tournament during that
time.
As a long-time Captain of his men’s team, he has racked up
numerous top finishes in Team, Singles and Scotch Doubles
competition at the Idaho State Championships.
Roger’s team has also experienced great finishes at the
International Championships on several occasions. Roger
struck gold at the 2010 Vegas event and took home the
“Charlie” for the 8-Ball Men’s Classic Division title
after finishing runner-up in the same division in 2009.
VNEA QUOTE: It is always a privilege to play in the VNEA,
both locally and at the International venue. The VNEA has
given me the opportunity to compete on an International
level and make many new friends.

Bob has been playing pool for over 50 years and he still continues to love the game as much as ever. Bob has had an extremely successful pool career capturing titles in more than 150 Local, State and National Tournaments. Bob has the distinguished honor of being a 5-Time Champion of the D & R Star Masters Singles event. Tournaments have taken Bob around this great country and he treasures the friendships and experiences that he’s gained along the way. Bob loves to share his many numerous and interesting pool stories with whoever will listen and he is always willing to help out fellow players with useful hints and game improving techniques.



Ruthie Taylor

Charter: Pioneer Vending - Adrian, MI

Roger has been a VNEA Member in Idaho since 1986 and has
participated in every Idaho State Tournament during that
time.
As a long-time Captain of his men’s team, he has racked up
numerous top finishes in Team, Singles and Scotch Doubles
competition at the Idaho State Championships.
Roger’s team has also experienced great finishes at the
International Championships on several occasions. Roger
struck gold at the 2010 Vegas event and took home the
“Charlie” for the 8-Ball Men’s Classic Division title
after finishing runner-up in the same division in 2009.
VNEA QUOTE: It is always a privilege to play in the VNEA,
both locally and at the International venue. The VNEA has
given me the opportunity to compete on an International
level and make many new friends.

At the local level, Ruthie has excelled with (6) League Championships and several years as Points Leader. Her and her teams have also had top finishes at the State Tournament. Ruthie has been a League Coordinator for 19 years and has served as Secretary/Treasurer for 18 years. She is also the Tournament Director for the Michigan State Junior Tournament. Her league team has also competed admirably at the Vegas Championships. Her passion is watching her Juniors compete and then bring their knowledge and talents on to the adult leagues.

VNEA QUOTEIt’s been a pleasure coordinating and building leagues for both Coin-Op Services and Pioneer Vending. Many thanks to them and mostly to the players. Also, thank you to Viking Cues which has always been my cue of choice.


Sharen (From) Vermule

Charter: N.T.S. - Omaha, NE

Roger has been a VNEA Member in Idaho since 1986 and has
participated in every Idaho State Tournament during that
time.
As a long-time Captain of his men’s team, he has racked up
numerous top finishes in Team, Singles and Scotch Doubles
competition at the Idaho State Championships.
Roger’s team has also experienced great finishes at the
International Championships on several occasions. Roger
struck gold at the 2010 Vegas event and took home the
“Charlie” for the 8-Ball Men’s Classic Division title
after finishing runner-up in the same division in 2009.
VNEA QUOTE: It is always a privilege to play in the VNEA,
both locally and at the International venue. The VNEA has
given me the opportunity to compete on an International
level and make many new friends.

Sharen was inducted into the Midwest Pool Players Association Hall of Fame in 2010 as a result of her several titles in both Master Singles and Teams. She has captured several titles in Nebraska events making her one of the strongest players in the state. She serves as Team Captain and is also a Board Member of NTS and helps on the Tournament Staff. In Vegas, Sharen has earned a number of Charlie’s while competing in Team and Singles events in the Open, Intermediate and Master Divisions. She also got married in the Tournament Room in front of a tower of Charlie’s by a league member who happened to be an ordained minister.

VNEA QUOTEVNEA has been home since my first Int’l Tournament at The Riviera. It has an atmosphere of friendliness from the tournament staff as well as the players. Even more than the money and Charlie’s you can earn, are the friendships you can cultivate over the years that become your “pool family”.