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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

Dr. Cue Lesson 48: Kiss Back Position 9-Ball


Dr. Cue shows another advantage to using the kiss back shot to gain position in a difficult setup when playing 9-ball.

Dr. Cue Lesson 47: Jump Kiss Back!


In lesson 47 Dr. Cue shows you how to use a jump kiss back shot to get over a ball that is blocking your path to get to the 8 ball. This trick shot could help you win a game of 8 or 9 ball depending on the situation.

McDermott announces Facebook cue giveaway sweepstakes


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (October 23, 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 is giving away a free Heartbreaker cue to one of their Facebook fans.

To enter the sweepstakes, “Like” McDermott’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcdermottfan and fill out the entry form under the “Win a Cue” tab. Each fan may enter once, but additional entries are given for referrals. The last day to enter the sweepstakes is November 15, 2012. McDermott will then randomly select a winner to receive a free Heartbreaker 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.