OnCue: The Butterfly Cue

Back in January, this column featured a cue with decidedly different artwork than most: teddy bears. The E-J5, it was explained, was one in a series of cues thought up by Phyllis McDermott, our founder’s daughter. She wanted to bring more women into the sport, and...

P712: Bright Rings and Old Windows

What comes to mind first when you think about McDermott’s limited-edition cues? Do you picture the Cue of the Year models? Perhaps you think of the retro remakes of the D-6 and D-19. For most fans, the P-Series of cues from the mid to late 2000s is not typically...

3 Cushion Billiards in the USA

A new hope In 1987, a Korean by the name of Sang Chun Lee arrived in America. Lee, who was 33 at the time, had become a dominant force in Korea’s billiards scene, having long held the top spot on the nation’s leaderboard and owning a string of billiard halls. He came...