McDermott Billiards Blog

Dr. Cue Lesson 68: M&M Banking System


In lesson 68, Dr. Cue shows you another way on how to play a frozen ball on the cushion. Dr. Cue shows a great way to play it safe in a game of 9 ball when the intended pocket is blocked. He also shows exactly how to make a easy bank shot to the corner and how to adjust when practicing the shot.

Dr. Cue Lesson 67: Banking System (Slide Zone Banks)


In lesson 67, Dr. Cue shows you an exercise you can use to understand the subtle adjustment needed to make a slide zone bank shot. These adjustments are done to offset the sliding motion that the object ball will do on the first bank due to it not being frozen on the cushion.

McDermott Announces Free Pool Cue Giveaway for February 2014


G313C Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (February 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 Cue of the Month Giveaway Sweepstakes for February 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For February, the giveaway cue is the G313C, a customized version of their popular G313 model. It features a Pacific blue stained birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with custom inlay points and sleeve rings. The G313C 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 G313C pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Joshua Carlson of Cody, WY. He won a G226C3 pool cue with a G-Core shaft.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, 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.

Dr. Cue Lesson 66: Sight & Shoot Technique for Bank Shots


In lesson 66, Dr. Cue teaches you a Sight & Shoot technique to help you make bank shots more consistently..

McDermott Announces Free Pool Cue Giveaway for January 2014


January 2014 Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (January 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 January 2014 Cue of the Month Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For January, the giveaway cue is the G226C3, a customized version of their popular G226. It features an exotic madrone burl forearm & sleeve with four black dymondwood points. The G226C3 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 G226C3 pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Linda Garis from Michigan. She won a G323C pool cue with a high-performance G-Core shaft.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, 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.

Dr. Cue Lesson 65: M & M Banking System (Standard Rolling Bank – Part 2)


In Lesson 65, Dr. Cue continues where he left off in lesson 64 on how to make a standard rolling bank shot by eliminating the guessing and becoming systematic.

 

Dr. Cue Lesson 64: M & M Banking System (Standard Rolling Bank – Part 1)


In Lesson 64, Dr Cue goes into detail the first steps to take to do a standard rolling bank shot cross side.

 

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for December 2013


December 2013 Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (December 1, 2013) – 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 December 2013 Cue of the Month Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For December, the giveaway cue is the G323C, a customized version of their popular G323. It features custom black urethane & blue pearl points and sleeve inlays, as well as custom silver & blue pearl rings. The G323C comes standard with our 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 one can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G323C pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Denise Welch from Lima, OH. She won a G203C pool cue with a high-performance G-Core shaft.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, 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 raises money for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 21, 2013) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, McDermott raised $800 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from select pink cues, cases and apparel items were donated to support the fight against breast cancer. With the help of their supporters, McDermott was able to raise $800 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information on the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and how you can help, please visit http://www.tnbcfoundation.org.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, 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.

Dr. Cue Lesson 63: Two Rail Kick System Variances!


In lesson 63, Dr. Cue shows you the way to make the contact ball every time when you are blocked using a two rail system.