Yuta Matsumura

Yuta Matsumura
Born (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989
Team
Curling clubHokkaido Consadole Sapporo Curling Team, Hokkaido, Japan
SkipYuta Matsumura
ThirdTetsuro Shimizu
SecondYasumasa Tanida
LeadKosuke Aita
AlternateShinya Abe
Career
World Championship
appearances
2 (2015, 2019)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
3 (2007, 2018, 2019)

Yuta Matsumura is a Japanese curler from Kitami.

Career

Matsumura competed at the 2015 Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as alternate for the Japanese team, which placed sixth in the tournament.[3][4]

Matsumura won the 2018 Oakville Fall Classic[5], his first career World Curling Tour title. A month later he would also win the Driving Force Abbotsford Cashpiel.

Matsumura represented Japan in the 2018 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in South Korea, which his team would end up winning, defeating China's Zou Qiang in the final.[6] Later in the season he went on to win the 2019 Janapense Men's Championship and represented Japan at the 2019 World Men's Curling Championship as the team's skip. There, he led his team to a fourth place finish, after losing the bronze medal game to Switzerland.

Matsumura began the 2019-20 curling season by winning the 2019 Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic.[7] Team Matsumura represented Japan at the 2019 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. After going 8-1 through the round robin and defeating China in the semi-final, they lost the final 11-2 to South Korea's Kim Chang-min.

Personal life

Matsumura is employed as a market researcher for Nagayama Unsou. He is married.[8]

Grand Slam record

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2018–19 2019–20
Masters DNP DNP
Tour Challenge DNP DNP
National DNP Q
Canadian Open DNP
Players' DNP
Champions Cup Q

References

  1. "Players, Yuta Matsumura". Curling World Cup. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. "松村 雄太" [Yuta Matsumura]. consadole-curling.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  3. "Teams". Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015. worldcurling.org. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  4. "Yuta Matsumura Personal Information". Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  5. "Japan's Matsumura, Yoshimura win Oakville Fall Classic". thegrandslamofcurling.com. 2018-09-02. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  6. "Japan win Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 men's title". World Curling Federation. 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  7. https://www.worldcurl.com/events.php?task=Event&view=Main&eventid=5839
  8. 2019 World Men's Curling Championship Media Guide: Team Japan
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