My pool-shooting friend Sandy showed me saying that Bill up at Capone’s showed him. Apparently, I figured, it wasn’t that much of a secret. Yet, when I googled “non-slip shelf liner” with “pool cues” nothing showed up. So, I decided to share it with you here.
In a nutshell, a square of non-slip shelf liner makes a perfect portable cue holder. I brought a 9 x 12 piece to our last bar league session on Wednesday, draped it over the edge of the round table the team was sitting at, and it held the entire team’s cues all night without one single mishap. Usually, our cues are scattered around stuck in whatever nooks and crannies we can find. Wednesday, they were all together where they were easy to access and easy to keep track of.
I’m speaking as a guy who has wasted a considerable amount of money on commercial cue holders that do not work. Now, finally, I have found one that works. I bought my roll of non-slip shelf/drawer liner at our local dollar store. I’m sure the big department stores have it, too. It’s also available in bulk supply online: 6 each: Wonderliner Extra Non-Slip Shelf/Drawer Liner.
Of course, if some drunk plows into your rig, the cues will go flying, but that would be the case no matter what kind of system you were using.