The players of the three participating teams talked about their enthusiasm before the curling mixed doubles national team deciding match, which will lead to the Beijing Olympics next year, will start on the 18th.

The national team deciding match will be held in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido from the 18th to the 3rd, and the winning team will participate in the world final qualifying held in the Netherlands in December, and if they are in the second place there, they will participate in the Beijing Olympics. It will be decided.

On the 17th,

▼ a pair of


Yoshida of "Loco Solare" and Yuta Matsumura of "Consadore"

who won the Japan Championship of this year


▼ Chiaki Matsumura of "Chubu Electric Power" who won the Japan Championship last year And Yasumasa Tanida of "Consadore",

▼ A couple pair of Tomoko Takeda and Naomasa Takeda, who became the top in Japan on the world curling tour as of January

, will meet online for

14 years.


Yuta Matsumura was enthusiastic, saying, "Since the women's national team deciding match was very exciting, I would like to play a match that makes me think that it is interesting to watch the mixed doubles."

Chiaki Matsumura said, "Since the chances of the Olympics have disappeared in the four-player system, I would like to play a heated game so that I can aim for the Olympics in mixed doubles."

Naomasa Takeda said, "I am deeply moved and excited that the prey that I have been aiming for for 14 years has come into view. I want to play a good match with my husband and wife."

In the tournament, each team will play twice in the qualifying round, and the top two teams will play the final day.

In the final match, the team that wins the first three games, including the two games in the qualifying round, will be the winner.

Three qualifying matches will be held on the 18th, and the first match will be played by the Yoshida / Matsumura pair and the Takeda couple pair from 8:00 am.

NHK plans to broadcast on BS1.

Competition method

In the qualifying league, the three participating teams will play in a round robin in the second round.

After the qualifying league, the top two teams will play the final day.

In the deciding match, the team that wins the first three of the five games, including the qualifying round (two games), will be the winner.

Participating pair



Yoshida / Yuta Matsumura] This

is the winning pair of the mixed doubles in Japan.

Yoshida belongs to Loco Solare, who won the bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Yuta Matsumura will skip at Consadole Sapporo, which has won the Japan Championship for the third time in a row.

[Chiaki Matsumura / Yasumasa Tanida]

Last year's mixed doubles Japan Championship championship pair.

Chiaki Matsumura belongs to Chubu Electric Power.

Yuta Matsumura, who will be competing in this national team match, is his older brother.

Yata belongs to Consadole Sapporo.

It has a strong sweeping power.

[Tomoko Takeda / Naomasa Takeda] This is the

highest ranking in Japan for the mixed doubles world curling tour as of January.

It's been 14 years since the pair was formed.

Work on the competition as a couple.

Aiming to participate in the Beijing Olympics with his 5-year-old daughter.