1995 Hall of Fame


Dick Callier
Charter: D & R Star – Rochester, Minnesota

Dick has been a Master player in the D & R Star league system. He has won over 115 awards to date and has not missed playing in 20 years.

He was instrumental in the creation of the VNEA Junior Pool Tournament. He also helped start the D & R Star Adult/Youth Scotch Doubles league in 1994.

Dick is a Certified Referee and has refereed all of the M.O.M.A. Tournaments and D & R Tournaments and has not missed an event over all the years.

He has been providing lessons for youth in Rochester for many years.

Dick also has been on the State Championship Team and Runner-Up several times.

At the 1982 International Championships in Las Vegas, NV, Dick’s team placed third in the Regular Team Division. Dick’s teams have always promised to be a favorite whenever they enter the competition at the International Championships.

Dick was one of the original Certified Referees at the 1st Annual VNEA Tournament.
Dick is one of the very few players in the VNEA to attend every International Competition.

"What is most rewarding to me has been the growth of the local Youth Pool program which has blossomed from six youngsters to over two hundred." – Dick Callier


Anthony Falcigno
Charter: Collier Games Corp. – Naples, Florida

Anthony initiated the first VNEA League Program in Florida including a Junior Program. He has also hosted and performed in many local sports T.V. programs teaching about pool and the VNEA.

He is a Certified Master Instructor and is the Florida VNEA State Tournament Chairman.

Anthony has had several first place Team finishes, two Singles titles, and two second place Singles finishes in State Competition. He has the most Top Ten finishes in State Tournaments of any player in Florida.

Anthony is the co-author of the Certified Instructor Program. He has taught a two day seminar in Las Vegas, NV for the past seven years.

His team finished 2nd and 3rd in the Masters Team Division at the International Championships.
Anthony has had both 3rd and 5th place Singles finishes along with several Top 10 finishes at the International Championships.

"My most memorable time in the VNEA came from having had the opportunity to work side by side with the late Warren Kelly." – Anthony Falcigno


Blaine Mac Neil
Charter: Town & Country Amusements – Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Blaine has been an accomplished pool player in the Detroit/Windsor area for several years and has organized key tournaments for VNEA players.

He has refereed several International Championships and has trained several players to also referee in International play.

Blaine has been instrumental in raising the profile of pool locally by establishing over fifteen mixed-level leagues in his local area.

He placed 2nd in the Men’s Masters Division at the 1991 International Championships over one of the premier ranked fields ever assembled.
Has consistently placed in the top eight in both 8-ball and 9-ball in Regional and International Championships.

An accomplished teacher of pool, Blaine has helped train over 100 referees to work International competitions.

"I am very proud to have been a part of raising the profile of organized pool play in Canada." – Blaine Mac Neal


Carol McElhaney
Charter: Derrick Music Company – Charleston, West Virginia

Carol has served as the President of her local VNEA league for many years. She also contributes a lot of time and effort to local VNEA League Coordinators by assisting them with weekly scores, league meetings, etc.

Carol has been the Most Valuable Player of her local VNEA many times over. She has also had the Most 10’s in league play numerous times.

Carol captured the title of the Women’s Regular Singles 8-Ball Division at the 1991 International Championships.

Carol’s name also appears in the record books for having the Most 10’s In One Season for the 1989-1990 season and runner-up during the 1993-1994 season.

"The VNEA is the best thing to happen to pool in our area. Pool was little known until we sent teams to the International Championships. Now, pool is well recognized." – Carol McElhaney


Louie Salazar
Charter: High Country Pool Leagues – Ft. Collins, Colorado

Since joining VNEA in 1986, Louie has accumulated many individual awards in the Men’s A/AA Division of his local league. He has also been a big part of his team’s multiple league titles.

Louie’s team has won the State Team Championship, and he has also placed 1st and 3rd in State Singles competition over the last 3 years.
Louie is very active in local tournaments as both a referee and as a Charter Holder assistant.

Louie has consistently placed very high in both the Regular and Masters Singles Divisions as well as in the Team Divisions at the International Championships.

He is a feared competitor in the Mini-Singles Tournaments and has been very successful in these competitions over the years.

"I feel that VNEA Pool Leagues are instrumental in teaching individuals the finesse, strategy, and good sportsmanship of pool." – Louie Salazar