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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.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for December 2015


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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (December 1, 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 December 2015.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. The giveaway cue for December is the G211C2, a customized version of their popular G211 model. It features a new custom double-wash green/blue stained forearm and a brand new green/blue pearl sleeve material. The G211C2 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 G211C2 pool cue. McDermott would like to congratulate last month’s winner, Patricia Schwenk of Union City, PA. He won a G225C 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 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.

 

World’s Most Expensive Pool Cue Sold by McDermott


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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


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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.
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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