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Western VNEAs Continue To Attract


April 29, 2008
By Canadian Vending Staff

This year’s annual Western Canadian VNEA Championships, held on February 24-27, attracted 392 teams and 870 players in the individual categories. Over 50 per cent of the teams participated in the “Hard Luck” – or Sportsmens – division for teams that were eliminated quickly from the main competition, reported Elmar Klapstein of Edmonton-based Wal-Mac Amusements, one of the operators involved in organizing the tournament.

This year’s annual Western Canadian VNEA Championships, held on February 24-27, attracted 392 teams and 870 players in the individual categories. Over 50 per cent of the teams participated in the “Hard Luck” – or Sportsmens – division for teams that were eliminated quickly from the main competition, reported Elmar Klapstein of Edmonton-based Wal-Mac Amusements, one of the operators involved in organizing the tournament.

“That’s quite an accomplishment,” Klapstein noted.  “It gives everybody a lot of pool.”
Other operators involved were:

•     Select-o-matic Games, Thunder Bay

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•     Aactive Coin Machines, Winnipeg

•     Darts ’N Stuff, Winnipeg

•     Panther Pool Leagues, Regina

•     Firestar Amusements and Kelly Coin, Saskatoon

•     Game Guys and SML Entertainment, Calgary

•     Play It Again Music and Games, Edmonton

•     J&W Vending, Coaldale, Alberta

•     WG and John’s Vending, Red Deer

•     SML and Canadian Amusement Games Supplies from Burnaby provided much of the equipment.

Also on hand to assist at the tournament this year were Brian Elliott from VNEA headquarters in Bay City, Michigan, and Dave Courington, promotions director for league sponsor Valley-Dynamo LP. The two winners will be entered in the competition in Las Vegas where they could win a speedboat.
Contributed by Myron Love