VNEA Objectives

The Valley National 8-Ball League Association is an Association of 200+ Coin Machine Operators, 22 Supplier/Manufacturers, and nearly 100,000 Sanctioned Pool Players who work together to provide increased interest in the game of pool.

The Mission of the Association is to encourage Charter Holders and Pool Players to form leagues and play in weekly competition on pool tables owned by the operator members along with year-end State, Provincial, Regional and World Championships.

The Association’s Goals and Objectives include greater volume and increased profit for the operators and the locations in which they serve, more fun for the players, and a more stable industry for both the manufacturer/suppliers and operators.

The VNEA is proud to have spread its membership to nearly every American state. Also, with Charter Holders in 6 Canadian Provinces, the VNEA is hopeful of gaining additional interest from our neighbors to the north. Along with the U.S. and Canada, the VNEA has representation in Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Finland, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. With its eyes on international affiliation, the association will undoubtedly bring other potential countries into the VNEA family.

The VNEA is happy to provide its "Player Members" with the following Benefits:

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Official VNEA Player Sanction Patch/Pin
  • Bi-monthly, On-line Magazine “8-Ball News & Views” 
  • National Awards Program
  • Local, State/Province, and Regional Tournament Eligibility
  • VNEA World Championships Eligibility
    • 60 Tournament Events
    • (6) Different Divisions For All Skill Levels
    • Added Monies
  • VNEA Hall of Fame Eligibility
  • Player Rating System
  • Follow Top Pro Player Shane Van Boening via social media for tips, tricks, career highlights and more.
  • Standardized Set of Rules
  • Handicapping System
  • Official Referee Certification
  • Certified Instructor Program
  • Well Organized Junior Division
  • Wide Variety of VNEA Apparel
  • World Speed Pool & Artistic Pool Competition
  • Informative Website:
  • FACEBOOK Interaction

The VNEA also has an extensive list of Benefits that our "Charter Holders" are able to enjoy:

  • Complete line of League Materials
  • Standardized Set of Rules
  • Promotional Kit
  • Comprehensive and Informative Annual Report
  • Calendar of Association Events
  • Charter Holder Directory
  • Operator Assistance Network
  • Board of Directors Positions
  • Committee Positions
  • National Credibility & Player Loyalty
  • National Magazine Recognition
  • State/Provincial Tournament Program
  • Charter Holder Educational Workshop
  • Increased Table Revenue
  • Charter Holder Awards (i.e. Chuck Milhem Golden 8’s, Appreciation Awards)
  • Software Program / Rating
  • World Artistic & Speed Pool Competition
  • Informative Website:
  • Valley Product Incentives
  • e-mail:
  • Offers a medium of exchange with others having similar business problems or concerns


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