VNEA

 

Hall of Fame 2022

Mario Daigle

Charter: Amusements Classique - QVNEA • Montreal, QC

Mario’s accomplishments at the local level have been many including several Open Tournament titles. He has also been very helpful at local and Provincial tournaments with set-up as well as Certified Referee duties. He has competed in the Vegas Championships many times throughout the years. He started off as a Regular player and through many top finishes, has played his way into the Intermediate and Master divisions. His most memorable time in his VNEA career was his teams 3rd place finish in the Master Team Division in 2007.

VNEA QUOTE: I am grateful to have had Marco Sanschagrin on my path to introduce me to the VNEA Pool Leagues. This experience has given me the energy to keep going in this life full of pitfalls.


Lew Humes

Charter: Warner Coin Machines • Erie, PA

Lew has captured titles in many local events including 8 league titles over the years. He has also won many Pennsylvania State Team and Singles Championships. As a premier VNEA Certified Referee, Lew has served as a Referee at several local and State events. He has also been a long-term Referee at the VNEA World Championships and International Junior Championships. One of his greatest memories was watching a local women’s team finish in 2nd place in the Women’s Regular Division at the 2021 Vegas Championships at Bally’s Hotel & Casino.

VNEA QUOTE: I have always enjoyed playing in the VNEA mostly because of the standardized rules and great competition. Warner Coin has always been there to help out when needed and they truly care about all of their league players.

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.


Rick Jensen

Charter: Hustle Enterprises • Salt Lake City, UT

Rick was tapped as the first local VNEA League President/Coordinator for the 1986/87 season. He currently serves as the League Coordinator for Hustle Enterprises. Rick has won dozens of League titles and has accumulated many other Tournament titles throughout his illustrious career. He has been certified as both a VNEA Certified Referee and Instructor and has served as Tournament Director for weekly pool tournaments for over 35 years. Rick has participated in every VNEA World Championships since the 1987/88 league season. He has had many years of both Singles and Team success at the event. Walking into Bally’s in Reno for his first ever World Championships in 1988 was his favorite VNEA memory. As a young kid he was immediately hooked.

VNEA QUOTE: VNEA has opened doors to many friendships from around the World. I wouldn’t know all of the great people that have been on my teams, leagues or players and staff at the World Championships if not for the VNEA. It’s absolutely been life-changing.

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.


Tammie Kerby

Charter: Tri Valley Vending • Wasilla, AK

Tammie joined VNEA in the 1983/84 League Season with High Country Games in Laramie, Wyoming. She later became League Coordinator for A-Jacks Amusements in Denver, Colorado. She Captained a team for many years with TD Rowe and eventually moved to Alaska where she is currently the League Coordinator for Tri Valley Vending. She also helped form the first Junior League in Alaska raising enough money to send all of their players to Nationals. Tammie has had tremendous success at the World Championships placing in the money numerous times in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball. She has had several memorable times at the World Championships, but being elected to the VNEA Hall of Fame and winning the 9-Ball Sportswomen’s Singles were atop her list.

VNEA QUOTE: There’s not another organization that compares to VNEA and the friendships made along the way. I’m extremely honored to be part of the VNEA Family. Thank you Tri Valley Vending and all of my teammates for making this award possible. Looking forward to another 30 years!

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.


Sir David Townsend

Charter: S & M Amusements • Dallas, TX

Since 1996 when Dave began running VNEA Pool Leagues in Dallas, TX, he was able to recruit over 1,800 league players including hundreds of teams earning his Charter multiple Golden “8” Awards. Dave has attended several VNEA Charter Holder Workshops and is one of VNEA’s most creative League Coordinators. He runs an end of the season “Top Gun” Championship for all players who won all games in a match as well as a popular “Top Gun” Golf Tournament. Dave’s participation at several VNEA World Championships hold many of his favorite VNEA memories.

VNEA QUOTE: Having worked for Walt Disney for 14 years, I did not think I would ever find another company of that Quality Leadership. I have stayed on as a League Coordinator since 1996 because of the Leadership at VNEA Headquarters. Mickey Mouse taught me to have FUN... there is nothing more FUN and exciting than being part of VNEA.