McDermott Billiards Blog

Dr. Cue Lesson 71: 3-Cushion “50-30” Kick System (Part 1)


In lesson 71, Dr. Cue starts to explain the 50-30 Kick system. He does this by explaining what the return tracks are called and what they are expected to do when you play them doing a 3-cushion kick shot.

 

Dr. Cue Lesson 70: 2-Cushion “Midpoint” Kick System (Part 2)


In lesson 70, Dr. Cue expands upon the last lesson to show you how to use the midpoint kick system to do a 2-cushion kick shot when the two balls are on different halves of the table.

 

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for June 2014


June 2014 Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (June 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 June 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For June, the giveaway cue is the G307C, a customized version of their popular G307 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with a natural walnut stain, custom rings and blue pearl inlays. The G307C 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 G307Cpool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Kent Bridges of Weston, WI. He won a GS12C 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, 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 69: 2-Cushion “Midpoint” Kick System


Dr. Cue shows just how to do a 2-cushion kick shot using a simple midpoint kick system to make sure your opponent does not get ball in hand. This example is used when both balls are on the same half of the table.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for May 2014


May 2014 Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (May 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 May 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For May, the giveaway cue is the GS12C1, a customized version of their popular GS12 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with a custom “Camouflage” stain and an upgraded with a brown pebble leather wrap.

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 GS12C1 pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Gary Haynes of Gahanna, OH. He won a G222C2 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 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.