VNEA League Hall of Fame
Blaine  MacNeil

Q. If you could boil it down to one thing, what do you think is the most important aspect of pool?

A. Sportsmanship, camaraderie, playing as a team... it's good to be a small spoke in a big wheel. You bring a little balance.

Q. What is your greatest achievement so far in the game of pool?

A. The thought that maybe I had something to do with future champions... and how they carried themselves as treat pool players and as true gentlemen of the game.

Q. What advice would you give to up and coming pool players in the Windsor, Essex county area?

A. Don't be one dimensional. Every pool player practices offense. Nobody practices defense. Learn to play safeties as well as you learn to play ERO's. Ball in hand is the greatest weapon in pool, bar none. Pro or amateur.

Q. Who were your mentors when you were a beginner to the game?

A. Two people: Pat Gallagher, and Andy Robinet. They taught me to play quiet, and with the heart of a lion. They taught me demeanor. You play very well, but you say nothing. All heart.

Q. What does being a VNEA Hall of Famer mean to you?

A. It defines a career. But at the same time it gives me a chance to say thanks to everybody that helped me get there. Namely the VNEA itself, and Town & Country Amusement especially.  All of the sponsors I've had over my career; namely Abars, Caboto Club, and Rack 'n' Roll.

I would also like to say that I wouldn't be there if I did not surround myself with the best pool players ever. Specifically Tony Liburdi, Andy Robinet, Bobby Rezin, and Pat White... and many more. Not only were they great pool players they were the greatest family men I have ever known.

P.S.  Friends for twenty-five years... friends forever.
Thanks Bobby Rezin for your book. All two lines!!!

BLAINE          ANDY             TONY           BOBBY 

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