VNEA

 

Class of 2017


Janet Anseeuw

Charter: C & N Sales • Mankato, 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.

A self-taught pool player, Janet consistently improved her skills through the years collecting countless awards along the way. She was always a strong performer at the coveted Great Plains Invitational. Janet was very instrumental in getting the VNEA league system up and running in greater Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota in the early 1980’s. Janet and her husband Larry worked closely with Roger and Lois Rasmussen and Dick and Dave Hawkins who were VNEA Operator Pioneers at the time. She and Larry spent many days on the road recruiting locations to get teams signed up for leagues and explain the system to them. In 1984, they got their first local teams to travel to Las Vegas for the World Championships.

VNEA QUOTE: VNEA allowed her to meet and get to know so many wonderful people throughout her pool playing career.



Tammie George

Charter: Wyoming Amusement • Sheridan, WY

Roger has been a VNEAMember 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.

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

both locally and at the International venue. The VNEAhas

given me the opportunity to compete on an International

level and make many new friends.

Tammie enjoys teaching rising pool players in the community how to play better pool and takes pride in watching them improve with each match and tournament. Tammie has played well at the International Championships and has made friends from all over the world. Tammie’s game has improved tremendously from her humble beginnings as a C Division player. She is currently a AAA player in her local area. She is passionate about helping build the women’s base and is always encouraging others to shoot their best. Her favorite statement is, “Not to give up”!

VNEA QUOTE: VNEA has helped improve the game with its standardized set of rules which makes it easy for the players to understand. My love of pool is that much stronger because of the VNEA and my Charter Holder.



Chris Glass

Charter: Superior Vending • Vadnais Heights, MN

Roger has been a VNEAMember 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.

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

both locally and at the International venue. The VNEAhas

given me the opportunity to compete on an International

level and make many new friends.

From 1973 to the mid 1990’s, Chris went virtually undefeated in local and state Singles Tournaments. She’s been a member of her local league team that’s been unbeatable for the last 33 years. Her team has also owned the masters division at the Midwest Championships for the past 25 years. Chris has also accumulated nearly a dozen Team and Singles Titles at the VNEA World Championships. Her most memorable experience was winning their first VNEA Team title in 1985 solidifying the old adage that there is no “I” in Team and that a winning team is not composed of just great players but a unified group of members striving for the same goal.

VNEA QUOTE: I am pleased to join my teammate, Janene Hague, as a Hall of Fame member. So thankful for VNEA which promotes and fosters international competition and friendship. I am so glad to be part of such a wonderful organization.



David Smith

Charter: Derrick Music • Charleston, WV

Roger has been a VNEAMember 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.

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

both locally and at the International venue. The VNEAhas

given me the opportunity to compete on an International

level and make many new friends.

David’s local team has been dominate winning 15 championships including the last 11 years in a row. As team Captain, David has helped organize and contributed to many local fund-raising events. In 2000, his team captured the coveted Master Team Championship at the West Virginia State Tournament. David has been to the Int’l Championships 19 times with several top finishes including a title in the 3-Man Senior event in 2011. His most memorable moment would have to be winning the West Virginia State Championship by one point over the defending Champions.

VNEA QUOTE: I could never properly thank the VNEA, our team sponsor Denver Whittaker or Jerry Derrick and his family for providing the means for me to make so many friends and long-lasting memories.



Steve Sones

Charter: Melodee Music • DesMoines, IA

Roger has been a VNEAMember 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.

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

both locally and at the International venue. The VNEAhas

given me the opportunity to compete on an International

level and make many new friends.

A very accomplished local league player, Steve has several league achievements and championships. Steve’s talents have also led him to many top finishes around his region including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. While he serves as his teams Captain and League President, Steve spends a lot of time promoting and recruiting. Steve has many years of Head Referee experience including duties as an International Referee at the Annual Vegas Championships for 25 years. His Vegas accomplishments include multiple team finishes in the money and several top 10 finishes in 8 and 9-Ball. Steve will never forget the first time Dave Pearson came to the International Championships and introduced Speed Pool to the VNEA. Steve and Frank Frye were asked to assist Dave in his first exhibition and it turned out to be an incredible memory and unforgettable experience.

VNEA QUOTE: Words can’t express what a great VNEA Family I belong to. My appreciation and thanks to everyone.