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World’s Most Expensive Pool Cue Sold by McDermott


Intimidator Most Expensive Pool Cue Sold

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 30, 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 sale of the Intimidator; the world’s most expensive pool cue.

Starting from an 82-pound piece of stainless steel, the designers spent over 1,860 hours of hand engraving, hand etching and hand machining to create this unique 9.5-pound masterpiece. The Intimidator is adorned with over 210 separate inlays, including 112 hand polished precious metal inlays in the handle alone. It features four stainless steel blades and is highlighted by an Obsidian Gemstone Sphere at the base.

The Intimidator retailed for $150,000 and was sold to an undisclosed buyer through Euro-Tech, an authorized McDermott dealer in Poland.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element 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 be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for April 2015


GS12C2 April Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (April 7, 2015) – 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 2015.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for April is the GS12C2, a customized version of their popular GS12 model. It features a custom Curly maple forearm and sleeve with a custom “triple-wash” red, maple and walnut stain. The GS12C2 has been upgraded from a traditional maple shaft to 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 GS12C2 pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, Courtney Prescott of Astoria, NY. He won a G212C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element 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 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Pool Cue Giveaway for February 2015


Free Pool Cue Giveaway

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (February 2, 2015) – 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 2015.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For February, the giveaway cue is the G222C3, a customized version of their popular G222 model. It features a custom Madrone burl forearm & sleeve with a dark American cherry stain and custom index rings. The G222C3 is accented with a white joint collar & butt plate and 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 G222C3 pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, Lorena Lizotte of Tampa, FL. She won a G306C in the January Cue of the Month Giveaway.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element 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 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

2014 McDermott Cue of the Year Models (G1305 & G1908)


Get an up-close look at the limited edition Cue of the Year models for 2014.
G1305--1

G1305 // 2014 Cue of the Year

Features

  • Madrone burl forearm & sleeve
  • Silver, green & index rings
  • 6 sets of bone urethane, black urethane & green juma gem points
  • 12 sets of madrone burl, green juma gem, bone urethane & black urethane handle inlays
  • 6 sets of Bone urethane, black urethane, madrone burl, green juma gem & grey juma gem sleeve inlays
  • 18 green juma gem clover inlays
  • Black urethane no-wrap handle with green juma gem & bone urethane inlaid rings
  • McDermott Quick Release joint
  • The 2014 Cue of the Year comes with two i-Shafts (i-2 & i-3)

MSRP: $1,399

 

G1908

G1908 // 2014 Cue of the Year Enhanced

Features

  • Birdseye maple forearm/sleeve
  • Silver, green & index rings
  • 6 sets of abalone, black urethane & pewter points
  • 12 sets of abalone, bone urethane & black urethane handle inlays
  • 6 sets of abalone, black urethane & bone urethane sleeve inlays
  • 6 abalone & 12 bone urethane clover inlays
  • Black urethane no-wrap handle with pewter & bone urethane inlaid rings
  • McDermott Quick Release joint
  • The 2014 Cue of the Year comes with two i-Shafts (i-2 & i-3)

MSRP: $1,999

 

McDermott G709 Pool Cue


Take a closer look at McDermott’s G709 shaft inlay pool cue.

Features

  • Birdseye maple forearm/handle
  • 4 sets of cocobolo, brass, black & white urethane shaft inlays
  • 12 cocobolo, brass, black & white urethane forearm/handle points
  • 6 sets of cocobolo, brass, black & white urethane sleeve inlays
  • Stainless steel joint collar
  • 3/8″-10 joint
  • Intimidator i-2 shaft

 

McDermott G322 Wildfire Pool Cue


Take a closer look at our G322 pool cue featuring McDermott’s Wildfire wood-burning technology.

Features:
• Birdseye Maple forearm
• Bocote sleeve
• Wildfire “Clover” 3-D image carving in Maple medallion
• 3 Bocote points
• G-Core shaft
• 3/8″-10 joint
• Lizard-embossed leather wrap

How to Clean a Pool Cue Shaft with the McDermott Shaft Maintenance Kit


Step-by-step instructions on how to clean and condition your pool cue’s shaft using McDermott’s Shaft Maintenance Kit.

What’s in the Shaft Maintenance Kit?
1. Renew Shaft Cleaner
2. McMagic Burnishing Papers
3. Ultra-Glide Conditioner
4. Leather Conditioning Pad

Change the Weight on Your McDermott Pool Cue


McDermott’s very own Cue Specialist, Jayme Cernicka, walks you through the step-by-step process to change the weight of your McDermott pool cue.

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McDermott Announces Free Pool Cue Giveaway for November 2014


G228C

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 1, 2014) – 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 November 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For November, the giveaway cue is the G228C, a customized version of their popular G228 model. It features a custom “elephant ear” textured wrap and an upgraded Kamui Black tip. The G228C 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 G228C pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Shannon Rosenow of Birnamwood, WI. She won a G324C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element 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 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Free Pool Cue Giveaway Announced for October 2014


G324C

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (October 1, 2014) – 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 October 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For October, the giveaway cue is the G324C, a customized version of their popular G324 model. It features custom teal pearl, black urethane & bone urethane points and sleeve inlays. The G324C 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 G324C pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Robert Mason of Carnation, WA. He won a G209C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element 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 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.