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Dr. Cue Lesson 60: One Cushion – With Blockage!


In lesson 60, Dr. Cue goes over what to do when your normal one cushion shot is blocked.

 

McDermott Announces Winners of Bumper Guessing Game Contest


Bumper Guessing Game

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (September 4, 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 winners of the Bumper Guessing Game Contest.

McDermott has filled a tank with an undisclosed number of bumpers. Fans of McDermott’s Facebook page submitted guesses for how many bumpers were in the tank. The grand prizewinner of the contest was Shaunesy Daly of Iowa City, IA. His guess of 2,342 was just one bumper short of the correct number (2,343). As the grand prizewinner, Shaunesy will receive a free McDermott G411 pool cue with an approximate retail value of $430.

Prizes were also awarded to the two runners-up. The 2nd place prizewinner was Dustin Schlick of Iowa City, IA. He will receive a free Star S49 pool cue with an approximate retail value of $139. The 3rd place prizewinner was John Gluth of Renville, MN. He will receive a free Lucky L40 pool cue with an approximate retail value of $89. The winners of the contest were contacted via email by McDermott.

McDermott would like to thank everyone that participated in the Bumper Guessing Game.

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 Derek Blaguski, Creative Director, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Facebook Bumper Guessing Game


Bumper Guessing Game

Enter for your chance to win a free McDermott G411 pool cue!

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (August 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 Facebook Bumper Guessing Game Contest.

McDermott has filled a tank with an undisclosed number of bumpers. Fans of McDermott’s Facebook page can submit their guess for how many bumpers are in the tank. The first person to guess the correct number of bumpers will be given a free McDermott G411 pool cue with an approximate retail value of $430. The person to guess the second closest number of bumpers in the tank without going over will win a Star S49 pool cue with an approximate value of $139. The person to guess the third closest number of bumpers in the tank without going over will win a Lucky L40 pool cue with an approximate retail value of $89.

To enter the Facebook Bumper Guessing Game, all you have to do is “Like” McDermott’s Facebook Page and submit your guess of how many bumpers are in the tank on the Bumper Guessing Game app page. Each Facebook fan may only enter once. The last day to submit a guess is August 31, 2013. McDermott will announce the contest winners on September 3, 2013. Other terms and conditions apply. Visit the Bumper Guessing Game app page for more details.

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, Stinger Break/Jump Cues and Elephant Balls.

For more information about this press release, contact Derek Blaguski, Creative Director, 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 August 2013


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (August 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 August 2013 Cue Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For August 2013, the free cue giveaway features the new G322 model with a Birdseye maple forearm, Bocote sleeve, Wildfire “Clover” 3-D image carving in a Maple medallion, 3 Bocote points, and a lizard-embossed Italian leather wrap. The G322 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 one can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G322 pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Randy Nimon of Pueblo, CO. He won a GS01C1 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, Stinger Break/Jump Cues and Elephant Balls.

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 59: One Cushion Kick Back System


In this lesson Dr. Cue goes over the basic kick back system for one rail shots. He shows some great examples while explaining the main concept of how to make the shot every time.

 

McDermott announces limited edition BCA 2013 cue


Limited Edition BCA 2013 Cue

Limited Edition BCA 2013 Cue

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 17, 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 release of a new limited edition BCA 2013 cue.

The BCA 2013 cue features a cocobolo sleeve with cocobolo, abalone & pewter inlays; a birdseye maple & cocobolo no-wrap handle; and a high-performance Intimidator i-2 shaft. The retail price for the BCA 2013 cue is $1,200. Only 12 of these highly collectible, hand-numbered cues were built and all 12 have been sold through McDermott’s dealer network.

To see the cue, visit McDermott’s website here.

If you’re interested in purchasing a limited edition BCA 2013 cue, you may contact one of these fine McDermott dealers for more information: Billiards.com, Billiard Beckman, Biljard AB, Blatt Billiards, CheapCues.com, Discount Billiards, G Cue, Master Z’s and Sports for Fun.

McDermott plans to release another limited edition cue towards the end of 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

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, Stinger Break/Jump Cues and Elephant Balls.

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 new products for 2013


New Pool Cues for 2013

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 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 several new products additions to their line for 2013. The new products will be unveiled to McDermott dealers and distributors at the 2013 BCA Summit show in Chicago and available to the general public shortly after.

New additions to the McDermott line include: the 2013 Cue of the Year and Cue of the Year Enhanced Limited Edition cues; seven G-Series cues featuring McDermott’s high-performance shafts. In addition to growing the McDermott G-Series cue line, the Star and Lucky cue lines introduced a combined ten new cues at various price points.

McDermott also added a 4×8 soft case and a McDermott Traditional Series billiard ball set to the 2013 product line.

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, Stinger Break/Jump Cues and Elephant Balls.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Marketing 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 58: One tip of English


In lesson 58, Dr. Cue explains what one tip of English means when shooting pool. Dr. Cue gives a very thorough demonstration of how to understand and use it to your advantage.

 

Dr. Cue Lesson 57: Diamond Systems


In this lesson Dr. Cue goes over parallel lines on the table and the advantage they can give to your game.

 

McDermott announces Cue of the Month giveaway for June 2013


Custom Cue of the Month Free Cue Giveaway

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (June 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 June 2013 Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway.

Each month, McDermott customizes an existing cue for limited release. For that month only, they waive the customization charge for the cue. For June 2013, McDermott customized their popular G205 model with a metallic pink painted forearm/sleeve, 5 sets of rings and a recon ivory joint collar. The G205C comes with a free pink soft case and features 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 one can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G205C pool cue with a pink soft case. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Jeanne Siegler of Centennial, CO. She won a G222C1 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, Stinger Break/Jump Cues and Elephant Balls.

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