[[4:45.9092]] Matsumura Finishes Fourth at 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship

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Matsumura Finishes Fourth at 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship

Mar 30 - Apr 7, 2019

Sapporo, Japan
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SKIP
Yuta
Matsumura

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Third
Tetsuro
Shimizu

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Second
Yasumasa
Tanida

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Lead
Shinya
Abe

 
Games: 15  
Record: 10W - 5L  
PF/G: 6.86  
PA/G: 6.71  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.39  
Steal Defense: 0.13  
Force Efficiency: 0.48  
Steal Efficiency: 0.13  
Yuta Matsumura (Sapporo, JPN) lost 8-4 to Peter De Cruz (Geneve, SUI) in the Bronze Medal game at the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta. of the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta; Yuta Matsumura (Sapporo, JPN) lost 8-4 to Peter De Cruz (Geneve, SUI) in the Bronze Medal game at the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta. Matsumura lost 8-2 to Niklas Edin (Karlstad, SWE) in the semifinals to drop into the third place game. of the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta; and won 7-6 over John Shuster (Duluth, USA) in the quarterfinals. of the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta;
 
Matsumura finished 9-3 in the 13 team Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship qualifying round, held March 30 - April 7, 2019 in , . In their opening game, Matsumura defeated Joel Retornaz (Trentino, ITA) 6-4, then won 9-6 against Qiang Zou (Beijing, CHN) and 9-6 against Magnus Ramsfjell (Oslo, NOR). Matsumura won 9-7 against Jaap van Dorp (Zoetermeer, NED). Matsumura went on to lose 8-3 against Edin. Matsumura responded with a 8-7 win over SooHyuk Kim (Seoul, KOR). Matsumura won 6-4 against Marc Muskatewitz (Baden Baden, GER), then won 9-3 against Kevin Koe (Calgary, CAN) and 8-6 against Bruce Mouat (Stirling, SCO). Matsumura went on to lose 6-5 against De Cruz. Matsumura lost 10-4 to Shuster where Matsumura responded with a 7-5 win over Sergei Glukhov (Sochi, RUS) in their final qualifying round match.
 
With their fourth place finish at the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship, Matsumura take home 45.909 world rankings points. Matsumura move up 2 spots after posting a net gain of 35.151 points improving upon their best 8 results so far this season, ranking 19th overall with 201.024 total points on the World Ranking Standings. Matsumura ranks 19th overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 201.024 points earned so far this season.
 

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