The history of Eastern Billiards from 1961 to now covers two generations of the Lucchesi family in New England then Florida.
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.
Lucchesi family descendants, "Serving Central Florida Since 1995", brought the expertise and Eastern Billiards name to 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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