Hall of Fame
Pioneer Inductees: 1997-Present
Another of the founding father's of the JACL Tournament. Chairman
of the 2nd annual tournament in 1948.
Jitsuo "Maki" Kaizumi (Deceased)
One of the original founders of the JACL Tournament. He contributed
the squad format of the tournament, which is still used today.
Dr. Jun Kurumada
Participated in 47 national tournaments between 1947 and 1996. Long-time
member of the JACL advisory board. First Nisei to organize a bowling league in Salt Lake City, Utah. Member of
SLC Bowling Hall of Fame. Served as President of SLC Bowling Association.
Susumu "Choppy" Umemoto
Instrumental in starting the JACL Tournament in 1947. Served as chairman
of 1949 and 1956 tournaments. Participated in every tournament between 1947 and 1971. Served on JACL advisory board
from 1947 through 1971.
Attended and supported the JACL and JANBA tournaments since their
inception. Has participated in every tournament since 1947. He also brings and encourages a large contingent of
bowlers to attend each year. Winner of four JACL titles.