VNEA

 

Class of 2020/21

Caela Henley-Huddleston

Charter: Entertainment Experts • Arvada, CO

Caela has diligently worked to promote the VNEA throughout the state of Colorado since she moved there in 1999. She began her VNEA career in the Junior Program and is now playing at the highest level as an adult. Caela has won numerous titles and top finishes in the 20+ years of playing at the VNEA World Championships in both Singles and Team events. Gravitating towards the mentoring aspect of the game, Caela has watched her local Junior Players not only capture titles at the Junior Championships, but also grow into World Champions at the illustrious Vegas event. 

VNEA QUOTE: I wouldn’t be the player I am today without the blessing of friendships I’ve gained through my involvement with the VNEA. As a result of these friendships, I’ve been given so much... the sharing of knowledge and the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of the game. The VNEA has and will always be a cherished part of my pool life.

Cheryl Holtegaard

Charter: D & R Star • Rochester, MN

Cheryl worked in the D & R Star Pool League office for 19 years. Throughout those years, she organized several Fundraisers for local events and also helped her players prepare for both the State and Vegas events. She was very involved at the MOMA State Championships on the Tournament Staff as well as competing as a player. In 2005, Cheryl’s team travelled to Vegas for the World Championships. During one of Cheryl’s team matches, it was announced that her team played in the 2,500,000th Cumulative Tournament Match! This was truly an honor for Cheryl and her teammates.

VNEA QUOTE: Cheryl was given a Huebler Cue signed by Paul Huebler. She played with Huebler Cues throughout her career and was honored to have that special, signed cue. She was very proud of playing for D & R Star and in the VNEA Leagues.

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.


Jana Montour

Charter: Wal-Mac Amusements • Edmonton, AB

Jana has always been an exceptional player in the Wal-Mac League System. She currently enjoys helping the Junior League Program and constantly promotes the game that she loves. Her achievements are off the charts. She has been a Champion at every level of pool that she has been involved in. She has local league titles, WCVNEA titles and her accomplishments at the VNEA World Championships are legendary. In 2001, Jana won her first title in the Women’s Regular 8-Ball Singles event. Since that time, she has won three titles in Women’s Master 8-Ball Singles, two titles in Women’s Master 9-Ball Singles and claims a Women’s Master Team title.

VNEA QUOTE: VNEA has always been amazing to me. The Coordinators have always been great, knowledgeable and super friendly. I love the Valley Tables. This acknowledgement from Elmar is an honour.

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.


Charlie Siegel

Charter: Hustle Enterprises • Salt Lake City, UT

Charlie is consistently among the league leaders in his local program every year and has captured titles at the Utah State Tournament. He has also worked with local youth programs teaching them the rules of the different games and understanding good sportsmanship. Charlie has played pool all over the world due to his 38 year career in the U.S. Air Force. In 2005, Charlie finished high on the leaderboard in both Seniors 8 & 9-Ball events at the Vegas Championships just 7 months after suffering a tragic fall. 

VNEA QUOTE: The VNEA in Utah has been very supportive of the Leagues and Players. Being in the billiard business, I have become good friends with many cue makers.

 

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.


Shane Van Boening

Charter: Music Service of S. Dakota • Sioux Falls, SD

Since the age of 9, Shane has participated in VNEA Pool Leagues following in the footsteps of several of his family members including his Mother (Timi Bloomberg), Aunt (Gari Jo Bloomberg) and Grandparents (Gary & Jeanie Bloomberg). Shane’s early talents were in full display in the VNEA Junior Program, but it wasn’t until he joined the adult program that the sparks really flew. In 2004 and 2005, Shane captured the Men’s Master 8-Ball title cementing his legacy at the VNEA Championships. Since then, Shane has become one of the best pool players to ever play the game earning numerous titles on the Pro Tour including Player of the Decade in 2020!

VNEA QUOTE: The VNEA Pool League in Rapid City was where I got my start in competitive pool. South Dakota and the Midwest had many VNEA World Champions. I grew up competing against many champions which truly helped me become one of the best players in the world. Today I am proud to be joining my Aunt, Gari Jo Bloomberg, in the VNEA Hall of Fame.