VNEA

 

Class of 2019

Jo-Anne Campbell

Charter: G & G Enterprises • London, Ontario

A strong league player, Jo-Anne is well respected in the Ontario pool scene and is known for her contagious spirit and enthusiasm. Her league team has secured several league titles and she has also had several top finishes in both the Ontario Provincials as well as the 401 Tournaments. Jo-Anne’s team has also traveled to Vegas to claim International Gold!

VNEA QUOTE: I would not have been involved with VNEA and G & G Enterprises if it wasn’t for Bill and Barb Landrey and all of the influence and encouragement from Greg Sinclair. The VNEA has allowed me to play the game I love while making so many amazing friends along the way.

 


Jessica Frideres

Charter: N.T.S. • Omaha, NE

When it comes to VNEA accomplishments, Jessica is at the top of the heap. She has won the Iowa State Championships numerous times in both Singles and Teams as well as the MOMA State Tournament. At the Vegas Championships, Jessica is one of the most decorated players of all time. She’s accumulated dozens of Charlie’s over the years including titles in Women’s Master Singles, Women’s Master Teams and Masters Scotch Doubles. Jessica recently attended the VNEA Junior Championships and marked it as one of her most memorable moments in the VNEA along with playing for the first time in the Dome at the Vegas event in 2010.

VNEA QUOTE: I would like to thank the VNEA, my league operator and all of the people that made this possible. It’s truly an honor to be a part of the VNEA as both a player and vendor.

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.


Cat Hansen

Charter: Golden Route Operations • Billings, MT

Cat has always been a strong supporter of the VNEA at the local level by running Tournaments, teaching players as a Certified Instructor and encouraging players to get involved. She has won many league awards throughout her career as well as a title at the Montana State Championships. She also has great accomplishments at the International Championships in Las Vegas where she’s participated for over 20 years. Winning a Charlie and being able to walk on stage in Vegas was definitely a huge accomplishment for Cat and she counts it as one of her most memorable moments in VNEA.

VNEA QUOTE: My journey in this sport has taken me to so many places! I trained with Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter, Mike Massey and Paul Potier. Sharing these valuable fundamentals and strategies with pool players over the years and encouraging them to participate in VNEA Leagues and Tournaments has been a pleasure!

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.


Ed Hovi Jr.

Charter: BMW Billiards • Loveland, CO

Ed has achieved many League titles and MVP awards as well as racking up dozens of local Tournament titles. Ed has also been an active member of BMW’s Players Board since its inception. He has also served as Team Captain for many teams and is always willing to teach and advise fellow league members. Ed’s team has won several Rocky Mountain Team titles and he has also “cashed” numerous times at the International Championships in Las Vegas.

VNEA QUOTE: My claim to fame is that I have only missed one night of league play in 34 years! I enjoy helping new players develop the same love for the game as I have. I also do what I can to ensure that they all have the proper equipment in order to make their playing experience more pleasurable. BMW has been an amazing league system to be involved with.

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.


Heather Tomkins-Nantau

Charter: Town & Country Amusement • Windsor, Ontario

Heather and her team have won numerous League titles and she has also had tremendous success at the Ontario Provincials. She truly enjoys teaching the local Junior players the fundamentals of the game. Heather started competing at the Vegas Championships at a young age and has taken home several Charlie’s in many different Divisions!

VNEA QUOTE: I am proud to have been a member of the VNEA for over 20 years through Town & Country Amusements. It has been a pleasure competing in a league system that has the player’s needs in mind. We have some of the best talent around and I appreciate all of the support these amazing shooters have shown me. I am grateful not only for all the friendships I have made through the VNEA, but also for the confidence that pool has given me. I have applied the lessons the game has taught me to my everyday life and it has helped me to be successful, even in my career. Thank you VNEA and players, BARE DOWN & SHOW THE LOVE!