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McDermott and Okinawa Slim Celebrate Anniversary

Nathaniel “Okinawa Slim” Bryant

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (June 26, 2020) – McDermott Cue and Nathaniel “Okinawa Slim” Bryant are proud to celebrate 38 years of promoting the sport of pool together.

In June, 1982, after meeting Okinawa Slim at the Miller Lite Beer World Series of Tavern Pool Tournament in Las Vegas, Jim McDermott agreed to sponsor Bryant in his pool career. Since that Handshake, McDermott Cue has been Bryant’s sole cue sponsor and the provider of his main playing cue.
Born in Sanford, Florida, Nathaniel learned to play pool at the age of seven (7) from his Father who was the owner of a pool hall and restaurant. He gained notoriety, and his nickname, while stationed at the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan as a United States Marine during the late 1970s. There he began entering competitions, winning sixteen consecutive tournaments and appearing in newspaper and television interviews.
Bryant has gone on to win countless tournaments, receive multiple awards, head the World Pool Billiard Association’s Artistic Pool Division, mentor hundreds of young players, and much, much more.
“The contribution Okinawa Slim has provided for the sport over his life is commendable. It’s important to me that we stand behind individuals whose commitment and loyalty to the sport is such a good match for the commitment we have to the quality of our cues,” said Greg Knight, owner of McDermott.
About McDermott Cue
Since its founding in 1975 by the legendary cuemaker Jim McDermott, McDermott Pool Cues has consistently produced handcrafted cues that look as good as they play. Produced in a state of the art manufacturing facility located in the United States, McDermott cues combine groundbreaking technologies with high-quality materials and exquisite artwork. They have become a favorite of players the world over. The company also produces cues under the Star Cues, Lucky Cues, Sledgehammer Break Cues, and Stinger Jump/Break Cues brands.
For more information about McDermott Cue, contact Andrew Bullis at or call (262) 345-6503.

McDermott and EPBF Extend Partnership

For another year, US-based cue manufacturer McDermott Cues will be sponsoring the European Championships and Euro-Tours of the EPBF.
Since 1975, McDermott has consistently raised the industry standard for what billiard players expect from a high quality pool cue. McDermott products use the latest technology in their state-of-the-art facility, along with the finest materials in the world. In 40 years, McDermott has grown into 12 brands that lead the billiard industry in performance, quality and service.
McDermott has been a leader in supporting the industry through tournaments and billiard events. Whether it be live events, online promotion or social networking, McDermott strives to continuously support the sport of billiards.
„We chose to renew our commitment to sponsor the EPBF for 2019 because it was a good business decision. They have a large, dedicated audience spread across Europe and beyond. Few other series would get us that level of exposure“ stated Greg Knight, owner of McDermott. “Based in the USA, McDermott have been providing cues for thousands of players across the globe and it is fitting that the McDermott brand team up with us again for 2019” said IBPF President David Morris.

McDermott joins HPBU (Hellenic Pocket Billiard Union)

Dear friends of sports,
We are honored to announce our collaboration with McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC, as one of HPBU's main sponsors for the current and the next sports season (exclusive in terms of a cue company).
Mr. Greg Knight, owner of McDermott cues quoted:
"McDermott Cue supports the development of our sport all over the world. Greece has a great pocket billiards association in the HPBU, and we are thrilled to be a part of it."
Mr. Petros Andrikopoulos, President HPBU quoted:
"This is another historic moment for HPBU in collaborations level, which shows in the best way the international prestige of the union."

N.S.E. Announce First Official Sponsors

Fulfilling a busy schedule, the National Snooker Expo are proud to announce official sponsors of their inaugural event to be held at The Hazel Grove Snooker Club, Greater Manchester UK.
Celebrating its 8th year of inception, Black Heart is the main principle partner of the National Snooker Expo  2018 and is pivotal in the status and growth of this project. A world leader in the manufacturing of leather billiard tips, BHT has recently launched the #1 (MARK-ONE) and the OxBridge billiards tip both sized at 9mm-11mm designed for the games Snooker and Black Ball. The original outlined objective of Black Heart is to focus on ‘The Billiard Player’, his / her equipment, anatomy and the physical attributes that make the player become better. As a principle Partner, the main event will be called The Black Heart Snooker Classic Open. 
Black Heart Premium Billiard Tips are dedicated to the growth of all Cue Sports and player professional endorsement. For further information contact: More information can be found at:
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 13, 2017) – McDermott Cue is excited to announce that they will be the official cue sponsor of the first-ever National Snooker Expo. 
The National Snooker Expo is an event designed to bring snooker players, enthusiasts, and equipment manufacturers together under one roof. The 3-day event will be the first snooker products exhibition held alongside tournament events for snooker players.
“The National Snooker Expo presented a great opportunity for us,” Greg Knight, owner of McDermott Cue explains. “By partnering with the expo, we are able to connect with a large audience that may not have considered playing with a McDermott cue before.”
Since its founding in 1975 by the legendary Jim McDermott, McDermott Cue has consistently produced handcrafted cues that play as good as they look. Manufactured in the United States, McDermott cues combine groundbreaking technologies with high-quality materials and exquisite designs. They have become a favorite of players the world over. 
For more information, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski at or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at
TWEETEN FIBRE CO., INC. – Official Tournament Chalk
For over 95 years, Tweeten has been the name to trust in Billiards chalk, cue tips, and accessories. We are the ONLY U.S. manufacturer of professional quality billiards chalk and cue tips and are proud of our quality and our dedication to the sport. Tweeten products are sold through distributors throughout the world and discerning players INSIST on Tweeten quality.  Master Chalk is used by many of the world leading professional Snooker and Pool players around the world. Its consistency is second to none and for this reason Tweeten is the Official Tournament Chalk of the National Snooker Expo 2018.
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Helping well over 100,000 die hard pool players find that perfect billiard product, is the go to place for all your pool playing needs. Our stock has grown from initially 500 to over 3,000 products and we now have one of the largest selections of pool cues online. 
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