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Dr. Cue Lesson 52: Point Shooting Options


Dr. Cue shows you all of the available points to shoot at to sink an 8-Ball and how to hit the cue ball at each one of those points.

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McDermott announces Cue of the Month giveaway for January 2013


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (January 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 January 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 January 2013, McDermott customized their popular G405 model with a recon Ivory sleeve, joint collar and points. The G405C 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 G405C pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Korin Kormick of Gahanna, Ohio. She won a M54AC 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, Derek Blaguski, Marketing Director, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

January 2013 Cue of the Month

McDermott Cue Mfg. moves to new facility in Menomonee Falls


McDermott's brand new showroom is located in Menomonee Falls, WI

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (December 6, 2012) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce that they have moved to a brand new location.

The new location features an upgraded facility and showroom. In the past, McDermott’s showroom has primarily consisted of their own brand of pool cues and accessories. The new showroom will now add popular game room gear such as pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables, shuffleboard tables and billiards lights.

“We are proud and excited to add Connelly pool tables, Tornado foosball, Dynamo air hockey and Champion shuffleboard tables to our retail showroom product lineup,” said Jayme Cernicka, Showroom Manager. “These ‘Made in the USA’ products align perfectly with the commitment to quality, performance and value that is synonymous with McDermott cues.”

The showroom isn’t the only thing upgraded at the new facility. The pool cue manufacturing process has been improved with new production equipment and a streamlined workflow.

“Over the last 35 years, we’ve become much more efficient with our cue building process,” said Larry Liebl, Executive Vice President. “We are now able to build more cues in less time using less space.”

McDermott’s new factory showroom is open in time for the holidays and operates from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at N84 W13660 Leon Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

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, Marketing Director, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 262-345-6506. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

 

McDermott announces Cue of the Month giveaway for December 2012


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (December 1, 2012) – 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 2012 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 December 2012, McDermott customized their popular M54A model with a Birdseye maple forearm & sleeve, six green pearl gecko inlays and a black lizard-embossed Italian leather wrap. The M54AC 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 M54AC cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Donna Bohnet of Glen Burnie, MD. She won a G303C1 cue with a G-Core shaft!

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator 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, Marketing Director at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 51: Point Shooting


Dr. Cue shows you how to do a trick shot using the point of the corner pocket when your opponent plays you safe.

McDermott announces winner of Heartbreaker Sweepstakes


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 19, 2012) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce Manuel Garcia as the winner of the Heartbreaker Sweepstakes.

As the grand prize winner, Manuel will receive a free McDermott Heartbreaker cue. McDermott would like to thank everyone who entered the Heartbreaker Sweepstakes. Over 2,000 entries were received through McDermott’s Facebook page. Due to the overwhelming number of participants, McDermott decided to randomly draw 10 runners-up, in addition to the grand prize winner, to receive a free McDermott t-shirt. The 10 runners-up are Justin Gunderson, Kelly Senior, Sarah Miles, Michael Voorhis, Mark Bailey, Ted Hurt, Jodi Levin, Eva Brannock, Jerry Smith and Ray Walker. All of the winners have been contacted via email with instructions on how to claim their prize.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator 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, Marketing Director at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 50: Reverse 4 Cushion Shot!


Dr. Cue demonstrates how to do a reverse 4 cushion shot when your opponent plays defensively. He also shows you how to make adjusts on a reverse shot.

McDermott raises money for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 12, 2012) – 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 $750 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds on select pink cues and cases went to support the fight against breast cancer. McDermott was able to raise $750 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation thanks to everyone who bought pink gear last month. 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 markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator 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, Marketing Director at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 49: Compression Kicks


In this lesson Dr. Cue shows you a shot taken out of the movie The Color of Money which uses the Compression Kick shot.

McDermott announces Cue of the Month giveaway for November 2012


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 1, 2012) – 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 November 2012 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 November 2012, McDermott upgraded their popular G303 model with recon Ivory clover and green burl diamond inlays. The G303C1 features black Spies Hecker paint and two silver index rings. It 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 G303C1 cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Chris Peterson of Spokane, WA. He won a G321C cue!

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator 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, Marketing Director at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

G303C1 - November 2012 Cue of the Month