As a close personal friend of Tony's and owner of one of the most extensive collections of Black Boar Cues, I, Craig Smith, feel a responsibility to explore and document Tony's art, life and work.
This page is dedicated to him.
Please navigate these pages and discover Black Boar for yourself.
The purpose of this site is to offer a different perspective on the sport of billiards in an attempt to re-educate the world. Based on what I've learned from Tony I believe there are far too many myths about cue engineering and construction and about the physics of pool and how they relate to play. I believe there is a serious need to arm pool players and cue collectors with TRUE and ACCURATE information so that the masses might form enlightened opinions about our sport. Tony's work is revolutionary and unique. His observations and discoveries over the course of 20 years are truly fresh and groundbreaking. I feel it would be a crime not to expose the world to the climate, culture, construction and creativity and of Black Boar Custom Cues and Tony's special sensitivities to cue engineering and pool physics.
Tony consistently maintains his dedication to artistry with the highest attention to engineering and detail. I am convinced that no other cue maker in the past, present, and possibly the future can rival the depth of comprehension of cue mechanics and how they relate to play and the precise artistic detail within the confines of function.
I want the world to see what I know...and that is that Black Boar Cues are truly exceptional. Anthony Sciannella, a stubbornly humble genius, isn't capable or comfortable touting his brilliance, but I believe that Black Boar Cues are absolutely some of the finest playing cues in the world and Tony's knowledge of the physics of pool is unprecedented.