US Open Grand Prix Gold

Scott Evans followed up the mixed win with a victory over No 16 seed Petr Koukal of Czech Republic. Evans now will face the No 2 seed Tien Chen Chou who is ranked 22 on the world rankings. Read more

 

German open 2014

Irish No 1 Scott Evans is through to the second round of the men's singles at the Yonex German Open in Mulheim. He beat qualifier Beryno Jiann Tze Wong with relative ease this evening, winning the opening set 21-9 and wrapping up the match in the third 21-13 after dropping a closely-fought middle set 18-21. Read more

 

Scott Evans Wins Cyprus International title 

After winning the Irish Open in December 2012, Irish number one Scott Evans continued his good form on Sunday, as he won the 25th Li-Ning Winter Sun Cyprus International 2013 beating England’s Andrew Smith in straight sets 21-17 21-11.

The Dublin star had looked in great form as he has made his way to the final in Cyprus. Scott did not drop a set on his way to the title beating opposition from Cyprus, England, Ukraine and in the semi-final Germany’s Philip Discher whom he defeated 21-8 21-5 in only 17 minutes of play. Read more

RTE INTERVIEW - Click here to listen to Scott Evans Interview on his Cyprus International win

 

Scott Evans wins Irish Badminton Open

Ireland's top professional badminton player Scott Evans has won his first ever international tournament, the men’s Carlton Irish Open singles title. The Dubliner made the breakthrough on home turf, in Baldoyle, beating France's Lucas Corvee in straight sets. It took the Irish Olympian just 37 minutes to see off the French man's challenge, 21-19, 21-18.

However, Olympian Chloe Magee, also the top seed, was beaten in the women's final. Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt saw off the Donegal woman 23-21, 18-21, 21-18 in a contest that lasted just under an hour. Read more

 

Day One - Irish Open 2012 

Scott Evans comfortably won his opening round match at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle this morning. Evans beat Maxime Michel 21-14, 21-11 in his opening round match. He plays qualifier Daniel Groom of England later this afternoon (17.30) for a place in tomorrow's quarter-finals.

 

Change as good as a rest for Evans 

Scott Evans hopes to build on his post-Olympics bounce when he returns home for the Carlton Irish Open this weekend. Evans, the top seed in the men’s draw, begins his singles quest against Maxime Michel of France later this morning (11.55am) while Irish badminton’s other Olympian, Chloe Magee, is also in action on day two in Baldoyle. Since losing to world number one Lin Dan in the first round in London, Evans has hit form and risen from 76th to 59th in the rankings. Read more

Evans top seeded on home soil 

For the first time ever, home players are the top seeds for both men and women's singles at the Carlton Irish Open, starting in Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin on December 6. Scott Evans, top seed for the men's singles, will play Maxime Michel of France in his opening match and then either Flemming Quach of Denmark, or a qualifier who could turn out to be Ireland's Tony Stephenson. Should Evans progress, he could face Marcel Reuter of Germany in the quarter finals and Toby Penty of England in the semi-finals. Also in the top end of the draw is the dangerous Malaysian player Kuan Beng Hong, whom Evans will play in the opening round of the Welsh Open on Friday. Lukas Schmidt of Germany, the No 2 seed, could possibly face Irish player Josh Magee in his opening match, should Magee emerge from the qualifying tournament. Read more

 

Scott Evans through to the main tournament

Scott Evans from Ireland is through to the main tournament after winning his two qualification matches against danish Joachim Persson and Zulkiffli Zulfadli from Malaysia.

Scott who has been playing badminton in Denmark for seven years feels like playing on his home court here at Denmark Open.

 

I'll be back, vows plucky Scott as his luck runs out 

HE may be out of the Games, but it's definitely not the end of the world for one of our badminton heroes. Scott Evans was beaten by world number one Lin Dan, from China -- the 'Roger Federer' of badminton and regarded as the greatest player ever. But for Scott, who was once scouted by Manchester United, this is only the beginning of his career. "He is disappointed," his mother Cheryl told the Herald. "Lin Dan is an awesome player. I think he will take the gold. Scott was super and a great Irishman." Read more

 

Scott talks to RTE 2fm 

 

Olympic Badminton Draw - Scott Evans paired with favourite 

Ireland's Scott Evans has been paired with reigning champion and favourite Lin Dan of China in a two-man Group P in the Olympics men's badminton singles. The match-up could not have been tougher for world number 76 Evans with Lin, although seeded second to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, widely regarded by as the greatest player of all time.

Group P: Lin Dan (2), China; Scott Evans, Ireland - Full draw available here.

 

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title 

Scott Evans is the 2012 Irish Open champion after a straight-sets win over Lucas Corvee at the Baldoyle Badminton Centre this afternoon. Evans captured the title after an impressive tournament that will see his stock rise in the badminton world. The Olympian, who was seeded number one for the event, took an attritional first set 21-19 to send the home crowd delirious. Read more

 

Scott Evans wins Irish Badminton Open 

Ireland's top professional badminton player Scott Evans has won his first ever international tournament, the men’s Carlton Irish Open singles title. The Dubliner made the breakthrough on home turf, in Baldoyle, beating France's Lucas Corvee in straight sets. It took the Irish Olympian just 37 minutes to see off the French man's challenge, 21-19, 21-18. Read more

 

I'll be back, vows plucky Scott as his luck runs out 

He may be out of the Games, but it's definitely not the end of the world for one of our badminton heroes. Scott Evans was beaten by world number one Lin Dan, from China -- the 'Roger Federer' of badminton and regarded as the greatest player ever. But for Scott, who was once scouted by Manchester United, this is only the beginning of his career. "He is disappointed," his mother Cheryl told the Herald. "Lin Dan is an awesome player. I think he will take the gold. Scott was super and a great Irishman." Read more

 

Scott Evans' Olympic dream comes to an end 

Ireland's Scott Evans failed to trouble the great Lin Dan as the Olympic champion launched his title defence with an emphatic victory. The Chinese superstar, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was barely extended by the Dubliner as he eased to a 21-8 21-14 victory in their first-round match at Wembley Arena. Read more

 

Refusing to curse his luck  

Scott Evans may be facing the current Olympic and world champion, but he knows what to expect and fancies his chances. It’s A scary thing, a peek over the cliff’s edge. Scarier still when you feel like you’re not the one in control of whether you drop or not. Scott Evans spent the best part of four months last winter scared stiff that he wasn’t going to be allowed to compete in London. The problem was Read more

 

Scott Evans ready for Lin Dan  

Ireland's Scott Evans claims nothing can ruin his big moment as he prepares to face Olympic champion Lin Dan. Evans is being given little hope of success at London 2012 after being drawn against the man many believe to be the greatest player of all time. Read more

 

Scott Evans paired with favourite 

Ireland's Scott Evans has been paired with reigning champion and favourite Lin Dan of China in a two-man Group P in the Olympics men's badminton singles. The match-up could not have been tougher for world number 76 Evans with Lin, although seeded second to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, widely regarded by as the greatest player of all time. 

 

Scott Evans is tipped to shock Olympic gold medal favourite Lin Dan 

Ireland's Scott Evans could have the best chance of anyone at London 2012 of beating badminton's greatest player. That is the view of Badminton Ireland boss Richard Vaughan, who believes world number 76 Evans will be relishing being drawn against Olympic champion and hot favourite Lin Dan in the men's singles. Lin may be seeded second this time, but the brilliant Chinese is widely regarded as the best of all time having won every major honour, including the All England Championships a record five times. Read more

 

London 2012: Introducing… Scott Evans 

Born in Dublin, 24-year-old Scott Evans has qualified for his second Olympics, having become the first Irish men’s singles player to compete at the Games in Beijing in 2008. Originally from Dundrum, Evans attended Wesley College but departed Ireland for Denmark at 17 when the chance to play badminton professionally came up. Initially, he struggled to adapt to his new life but seven years on still lives in Copenhagen. Currently ranked 73rd in the world, Evans is a seven-time Irish champion. Read more

 

Great Scott! ‘Delighted’ Evans qualifies
for London 2012
 

Scott Evans is the newest member of Ireland's Olympic party after his place in the men's singles badminton at London 2012 was confirmed.

The Dubliner, who is currently ranked eighth in Europe and 74th in the world, missed out on automatic qualification for his second Olympic games by just one ranking place.

But as the first reserve, Evans was at the top of the queue if any National Olympic Committee turned down their place and as expected, official confirmation came through this morning.

"OTHER BIG NEWS FOR TODAY – it's OFFICIAL," he tweeted. "I have qualified for London2012 :-) delighted to be part of the Irish team!!!"

Evans, who competed at Beijing in 2008, joins women's number one Chloe Magee in the Irish badminton squad. Magee and her brother Sam are currently the third reserves on the mixed doubles list.

 

Irish Olympian Scott Evans 

Setanta Sports are delighted to be showing an exciting new documentary following the journeys of eight Irish Olympic hopefuls. 'It's Not The Taking Part' will be shown on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July on Setanta Ireland at 9pm each night. In anticiaption of the series starting, we are interviewing each of the athletes to find out a little bit more about them. We start with Scott Evans who will be representing Ireland in Badminton. Read more

 

It's Not The Taking Part - Featuring Scott Evans

Eight Athletes - Eight Journeys - One Destination.

The trials and tribulations of eight of Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls as they battle against rivals, injury, money problems, inadequate facilities, the clock, the selectors and overwhelming odds for the chance to compete on the ultimate stage.

 

Irish Reach Three Quarter Finals in Russia 

Chloe Magee and Scott Evans are both through to the quarter-finals at the at the Russia White Nights Pre Olympic Badminton tournament in Gatchina, Russia.

In the women’s singles, Chloe Magee trailed Marija Ulitina of Ukraine 11-13 halfway through the first set, but took control to win the match 21-13, 21-13. Next up for Magee is Monika Fasungova of Slovakia. Scott Evans took only 20 minutes to dismiss the challenge of Finnish player Anton Kaisti 21-13, 21-12 and now plays No 2 seed Ville Lang of Finland for a place in the semi-final. Read more

 

Scott Evans on the march in Russia 

Michael O'Neill, 6 July 2012 scott evans y spacer Olympics-bound Scott Evans reached the last 16 in both men’s singles and doubles at the Russia White Nights Pre Olympic Badminton tournament in Gatchina, Russia yesterday. Against Russian player Sergey Shumilkinin in the men’s singles, Evans took control of the net halfway through the first set and keeping the tempo fast, closed out the set at 21-16. He kept up the momentum in the second set, winning 21-15 and now faces Anton Kaisti of Finland in the last 16. Read more

 

Chloe Magee and Scott Evans will fine-tune their Olympic preparations in Gatchina, Russia 

Chloe Magee and Scott Evans will fine-tune their preparations for the London Games at the White Knights Badminton Challenge in Gatchina, Russia, which starts on Thursday. Magee is seeded at No 2 for the women’s singles behind Swedish player Larisa Griga. With brother Sam, Magee is also seeded at No 2 for the mixed doubles. Read more

 

Mission 2012 - Scott Evans meets RTÉ Sport's Jacqui Hurley

This week Jacqui meets Ireland's Olympic badminton hopeful Scott Evans, who is hoping to make his second appearance at an Olympic Games, having competed in Beijing in 2008. Read more

 

Irish National Badminton Championships Results 

Evans takes 7th Crown as Magees' continue their dominance. The 2012 Irish National Championships Finals took place In Baldoyle badminton Centre and with the Olympic hopeful's home along with some of Ireland's finest young players, spectators enjoyed some top class badminton!

Men's Singles: In the Men's singles Scott Evans world number 65 retained his National title with a 7th consecutive win at this event. Scott beat Tony Stephenson in the semi-final with a classy 2 set victory to secure a place in the final. On the other side Stuart Lightbody continued his good form beating 3/4 seed 17 year old Joshua Magee to book his place in the final to play Evans. But it would be one step to far for lightbody as he met an inform Evans. Scott dominated the final from start to finish winning 21-5 21-10 in 25 minute match.

The nationals has always been one of the most exciting dates on the Irish calendar and with the strong field including all Olympic hopefuls at home competing at the finals, this weekend provided a great spectacle for any badminton spectators in attendance. Some smashing badminton once again as Evans and the Magee's continued to show their class. Back to Olympic Qualification for these guys as the younger players got a taste of what it takes to be the best in this sport.