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Help Me Identify My Old Pool Stick

Help Me Identify My Old Pool Stick

Can anyone help me identify my old pool stick?

  • It has six points, three larger ebony points and three smaller cocobolo points.
  • White but cap.
  • It originally had a white with green spec wrap. Now as you can see I changed it.
  • There is no name or markings on the stick.

I have had the stick 20 years myself. When I got it I had to have it refinished because it was beat up really badly.

Please help me if anyone can.


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Help Me Identify My Old Pool Stick

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  1. user1618464043Shane B on 4/23/2021 7:45:50 PM

    Looking at the cue, it reminds me of a custom cue maker that lives in my area of Ohio. It looks like a Bourque Custom Cue.

    Some elements of your cue's design stand out as a Bourque Custom cue, such as:

    • the thickness of the points, and
    • the way the rings in the joint collar are

    He is no longer making cues though.

    To my knowledge he never made any two cues alike. Sometimes he put his identification mark on it but he didn't mark a quite a few that I know of.

    It's a nice looking cue you have.

  2. user1618464043user1618464043 on 4/24/2021 2:42:55 AM

    Thank you. Do you have any more information?

    The person that gave it to me was from North Carolina. I live in NJ.

    I really appreciate any information that you have because you are the only person that has given me any advice at all. I love the stick and play with it just about every day. It also has a ivory ferrule. Thank you so much.

    Can you possibly give me a price that the cue might be worth?

  3. user1618464043Shane B on 4/27/2021 5:40:41 PM

    Like I said before it looks like a Bourque Custom Cue and with the points like that. I believe he charged around $600 to make it.

    I own the second oldest Bourque Cue in existence. Doug owns the first.

    Back in the 1970s my Mom and Dad won a raffle at a banquet. The winners got a custom made cue from Doug Bourque. My Mom's cue was the second one he ever made and my Dad's was the third.

    They were made from Titlist blanks and had clear windows in the butt with their names under it. They came with a brass joint (similar to a Balabushka joint) and an ivory ferrule.

    When my Mom passed away I got her cue. I took it to Doug and had the joint redone and a new ferrule because the ivory was severely cracked. I had everything done that my Mom had been wanting to do.

    It had a yellow nylon wrap and my Mom wanted a brown-with-white-speck Irish linen wrap. I had it done. I had a 3/8x10 joint pin put in the joint with a brown collar ring to match the points.

    The joint style looks similar to yours but it has a different joint pin. I am not 100% sure if you have a Bourque cue but I will contact Doug and ask him about yours. He hasn't made very many cues so he should remember if he made it.

  4. user1618464043billiardsforum on 5/10/2021 4:18:26 PM

    Just to add to the info:

    • Douglas Bourque cues from 1971-1996 - no logo
    • Douglas Bourque cues from 1997-Present - Fleur-de-Lis logo

    He never advertised (as he liked to make only about 20 cues each year) and thus, his cues aren't really cataloged anywhere e.g. no brochures or catalogs exist that I know of.

    A few of his cues were cataloged in the Blue Book of Pool Cues (2005) - but those were from 1999 and 2003. Certainly much newer than the 1971 mentioned earlier.

    @Shane B - let us know if/when you connect with Douglas, and what he says.

  5. user1618464043user1618464043 on 5/10/2021 4:33:24 PM

    I really appreciate the help you have given me to ID the cue.

    That would be great if you could contact Doug and ask him about it. That would be great.

    But thank you again. If you need any more information about the cue just let me know.

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Help Me Identify My Old Pool Stick

  • Title: Help Me Identify My Old Pool Stick
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  • Published: 4/14/2021 10:20:44 PM
  • Last Updated: 4/19/2021 2:00:35 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)