Rokuro (Fuzzy) Shimada


Rokuro (Fuzzy) Shimada
City: Fremont
State: CA
Inducted: 1997

Shimada devoted his career to leadership of the sport within his ethnic group. A strong bowler who was barred from ABC membership because of the Caucasian-Only rule, Shimada was instrumental in promoting the sport to Japanese-Americans. He shared his knowledge as an instructor and promoter throughout California and helped organize the National Japanese-American tournament where he won 13 titles in 43 years of participation. He has five top 10 ABC Tournament finishes and three times won the Northern California BPAA match play crown.