Ryuuji Umeda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ryuiji Umeda 01.JPG
In this Japanese name, the family name is Umeda.
Ryuuji Umeda
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Three-cushion billiards
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bangkok Individual
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Individual
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Incheon Individual

Ryūji Umeda (梅田 竜二?, sometimes transliterated Ryuji or Ryugi, and often rendered as Umeda Ryuuji in Western media; born October 22, 1968 in Tokyo)[1][clarification needed] is a Japanese professional three-cushion billiards player.

In 1998, Umeda finished 2nd to fellow Japanese Akio Shimada in the three-cushion event of the Asian Games. He later won it against Duong Anh Vu of Vietnam in 2006.[2] A year afterward, he dominated the UMB World Three-cushion Championship by defeating Daniel Sánchez, the two-time world champion from Spain. With the victory, he became the second Asian to win it in 34 years since Nobuaki Kobayashi.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ 日本代表選手団 (PDF) (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Sports 123: Billiard: Men: Asian Games: 3 Cushion". Sports 123. Retrieved 2008-07-31.