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McDermott Hosts Factory Tour Event for Authorized Dealers


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 21, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott recently hosted a factory tour event for their authorized dealers.

Over 25 people from around the world attended the event on July 12th. Guests were given guided tours of McDermott’s factory where they saw the cue-making process firsthand.

Guests were invited to participate in hands-on experiences like hand-gluing inlays, cue staining, and applying a linen wrap to a cue.

“We were excited to open up our factory to our dealers from across the world,” said Greg Knight, owner of McDermott Cue. “It was a great opportunity for us to showcase our production process and help them appreciate the time and effort that goes into making a high-quality, handcrafted cue.”

Visitors were also given a first look at McDermott’s new product line for 2017 before it officially debuted at the BCA Home & Leisure Expo the following day.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at press@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-262-251-4090. More information can also be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

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McDermott Factory Tour - Applying a Linen Wrap

McDermott Announces New Products for 2017


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 19, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the addition of over 70 new products to their line for 2017. The new products were unveiled last week to McDermott dealers and distributors at the 2017 BCA Home & Leisure Expo in Schaumburg, IL.

The new releases include 27 new McDermott cues; 5 new Star Cues; 15 new Lucky cues; 4 new Youth cues; and several new cases and accessories. Some of the new McDermott cues feature several new woods and inlay materials, including Shokwood, “Patriot” pearl and “Metal-pool.” The new cue models range in price from $57.50 to $1,999. To see their complete line of new products, visit their website at www.mcdermottcue.com/newfor2017.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at press@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

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McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for June 2016


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (June 7, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for June 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for June is the G214C2, a customized version of their popular G214 model. It features a custom white pearl sleeve with custom black sleeve inlays; silver & index rings; and a birdseye maple forearm with a titanium grey stain. The G214C2 comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G214C2 pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner — Tony Miller of La Crosse, WI — who won a G236C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for May 2016


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (May 3, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for May 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for May is the G236C, a customized version of their popular G236 model. It features a new mango wood forearm & sleeve; custom brass, padauk & black rings; and a custom black joint collar & butt plate. The G236C comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G236C pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner — Cathy Parrinello of Bruce Township, MI — who won a G310C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for April 2016


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (April 1, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for April 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for April is the G310C, a customized version of their popular G310 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm and sleeve with a custom Vesuvius orange stain; custom black points; and custom silver & index rings. The G310C comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G310C pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner — Brian K. Say Jr. of Sebastopol, CA — who won a G230C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for March 2016


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (March 1, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for March 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for March is the G230C, a customized version of their popular G230 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm and sleeve with a custom royal purple stain; a no-wrap birdseye maple handle; and custom silver, black & index rings. The G230C comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G230C pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, Shelley Frontiero of Gloucester, MA. She won a G309C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for February 2016


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (February 1, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for February 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for February is the G309C, a customized version of their popular G309 model. It features a custom titanium grey stained birdseye maple forearm; a black urethane sleeve with custom turquoise inlays; and a custom bone urethane joint collar & butt plate. The G309C comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G309C pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, Mathew Breinlinger of Arnold, MD. He won a G311C3 pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Ina Kaplan and Roman Hybler are German Tour Champions


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DARMSTADT, GERMANY (January 11, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott would like to congratulate Ina Kaplan and Roman Hybler on winning the German Tour Final.

The German Tour Final took place in Darmstadt from January 5th through 10th. The top 350 players out of nearly 3,500 German Tour competitors qualified for the event. The German Tour Final was played in an open division and in a women’s division. Special guests like Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante, Tony Drago and Nick van den Berg were invited and made this event very special to both the participants and the spectators. The tournament was streamed live online and drew a lot of viewers during its six day span. On the final day, around 13,000 spectators watched the games for an average time of 100 minutes.

The organizers from the German billiards magazine, Touch, provided three official photographers and coordinated the live stream, which featured Ralph Eckert as commentator.

Roman Hybler of the Czech Republic, (based in Munich, Germany) won the tournament with a 7-4 win over Nick van den Berg. The final day of the German Tour Final was played in 8-Ball, while the first two rounds were played in 9- and 10-Ball. The winner of the women’s division was Ina Kaplan, who beat Jennifer Vietz 5-3. Kaplan also finished 17th in the open division.

The main sponsors of the event were the German and European Brunswick dealer, Billard Beckmann, and the American pool cue manufacturer, McDermott Cue. Other sponsors included Kamui Tips and Arthur Cues.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-262-251-4090. More information can also be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for January 2016


January 2016 Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (January 1, 2016) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for January 2016.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for January is the G311C3, a customized version of their popular G311 model. It features a custom birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with a dark American cherry stain; custom black urethane points; custom silver, black & index rings; and a custom bone urethane joint collar & butt plate. The G311C3 comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G311C3 pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, William Hall of Oxnard, CA. He won a G211C2 pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cues and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Pool Academy Opened in Israel


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KIRYAT BIALIK, ISRAEL (December 28, 2015) – McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott would like to announce the opening of the McDermott Pool Academy in Israel.

The McDermott Pool Academy is an exclusive billiard club located in Kiryat Bialik, Israel. It features five American pool tables and will be used as a practice facility for local players of all skill levels, as well as a hosting site for national pool tournaments and events.

McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC has provided the club with a variety of demo cues that can be tested on site. The McDermott Pool Academy will also serve as an authorized McDermott dealer in Israel.

The McDermott Pool Academy held their grand opening event on October 22, 2015. The opening day events included a 9-ball tournament featuring 16 of the Israel’s top 50 players.

Guy Alon, owner of the McDermott Pool Academy, said he plans to host many instructional seminars, including private workshops focused on developing young, up-and-coming players.

More information about the McDermott Pool Academy can be found on the McDermott Pool Academy Facebook page.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Wildfire, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-262-251-4090. More information can also be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.