Here are the answers to last week’s “So, Think You Know E.G.?” quiz on Bunny’s Pool Room. Missed it? Find the post here.
1. Where was Bunny’s Pool Room?
4 King Street, the home of Main Street Music today.
2. Where was Bunny’s original location? Hint, it was on the second floor of a building on Main Street.
148 Main Street, the site of Raku Sakura now.
3. What was Bunny’s real name?
4. Bunny and his wife resided in a fine residence on _______ Street, at the corner of ______ Street.
The couple lived on Marion Street at the corner of Melrose Street, just a couple blocks away from the pool room.
5. How old would a lad have to be to take the rite of passage across Bunny’s threshold and play pool?
6. Who were the four high school lassies who, in 1967, walked in – much to Bunny’s amusement – and shot pool? Hint: here are the first letters of their last names: ______ R____, _____ J______, _____ D____, and ______ C_____.
Bertie Reed Ducker (my sister!), Cathy Johnson, Cathy Duffy, and Debbie Carter.
7. What six quick steps would Bunny do to any table in order to play three-cushion billiards?
Bunny would install six hard rubber with green felt inserts. The inserts fit perfectly and transformed the table instantly.
8. How many regulation-size tables did Bunny have (no ridiculous-size tables here)?
9. How much was it to shoot a rack? __¢
10. Who was Bunny’s right-hand man, the man who would substitute for Bun occasionally? Hint: his initials are G_____ T_____ and the last letter of his last name was “s”.
11. Bunny’s Pool Room was open from around 1930 to until when? What a run, Bun!
Circa 1972. I was serving in the military in Germany so I don’t have the exact date.
Author George Reed grew up in East Greenwich and was one of those lucky high schoolers who spent many a weekend night at Benny’s Pool Room.