The history of Eastern Billiards from 1961 to now covers two generations of the Lucchesi family in New England then Florida. Paul Sr. started Eastern in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Shown are family patriarch and billiards industry legend Paul Lucchesi Sr and sons (L-R): Gary, Paul Sr, Ray, and Paul Jr.
As children, the sons began to learn the skill, craftsmanship, and ethics needed building high quality custom pool tables.
Paul J Lucchesi Sr (1913-1986) bought a slate mine in Italy, and opened Eastern Billiards Supply in Winchester Ma. in 1961.
Paul Lucchesi Sr.'s son Gary Lucchesi and his wife Ruth relocated their family and Eastern Billiards to Florida in 1995.
They continue to provide quality billiard equipment sales and professional services to their customers in Central Florida.
Visit Eastern Billiards to view the Paul Lucchesi Sr story on display in a framed news article dated February 8, 1984.
He learned pool at the YMCA, ran 179 balls winning an Army championship, and later beat Ralph Greenleaf and Minnesota Fats.
Paul Lucchesi Sr "played all those guys you see on ESPN Legends of Billiards", and his story is truly the history of a legend.
His titles include president of both the Billiards and Bowling Institute of America and the Billiards Congress of America.
View the original in person, or view online and download The Life and Times of Paul Lucchesi. (PDF, 5 pgs. 649Kb)
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