Should Cue of the Year Be Limited To Strictly New Cues?
Somehow a 40 year old cue, or even a 3 year old cue, shouldn't even be eligible......these cues had their time and place
but not as a contemporaneous entry as Cue Of The Year.........yeah, from the past maybe. The contest should be about
inspiring new cue designs and craftsmanship not just a rerun of what was done in past years.
If a cue is really going to be "Cue of the Year", the pool cue should have to have been made (completed) in 2013 and not
from some earlier period.........Come on and think about it..........Cue of The Year should be a current cue not some cue
from the past. Those cues deserve to be seen but not considered for this type contest......the pool industry has got to stop
living in the past and step into the future.
Who cares about a cue made by Paul Mottey when he is no longer making pool cues..........pool cue aficionados and collectors?
Since Paul Mottey is retired, why celebrate one of his cues from say 10-15 years versus a cue-maker currently making cues and
using creative designs. More attention is needed on the current state of affairs of cue-making instead of taking another stroll down
"Memory Lane" of cue-making yesteryear. Heck, you wanna do that, then just pick up the Blue Book of Cues and browse away.
And just because one has never seen a cue because it was stashed in a safe for 30-40 years, it is still age inappropriate......you don't get to
pick any automobile or athlete as "of the year award".........all of the entries & entrants must be from the current production period or season.
Sure it may be new to you as a first viewing but that hardly qualifies it as a candidate for Cue of The Year.......that should only be new cues.