Ireland's No1 Scott Evans talks about the World Championships
Brasil Grand Prix 2014
Scott Evans secured Gold for Team Ireland in the finals of the 2014 Brasil Grand Prix today (Sunday) in Rio de Janerio. Evans showed great form throughout the tournament beating a number of seeds on his way to the final including number one seed Henri Hurskainen of Sweden. In today’s final Evans showed his fighting spirit by coming back after losing the first two games to number two seed Dieter Domke of Germany. Evans took the final three games to win the Grand Prix title which will no doubt go down as his biggest victory of his career so far. Read more
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
The most prestigious tournament in Badminton. Competing as individuals in five events, Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles, success conveys the title of World Champion on the winner(s). First held in 1977 and originally being held every two years the World Championships has since 2003 been held every year except Olympic years, where the winner of the Olympic title is considered the ‘world champion’ in all but name.
Move to UK has been key to my success
Ireland’s Scott Evans believes his recent success in winning the Irish Badminton Open, the Cyprus International, and an eighth Irish Nationals title, is largely down to a recent move of his training base from Denmark to the United Kingdom.
He told RTÉ Sport: “Since the Olympics, I’ve moved my training base to London with Team GB. I was lucky to get in there.
“That’s been a huge help for me, and has given me a big boost to my confidence as well as a lot more hours on court. And I think that’s the main reason why these results are coming now.
“It was a big decision. I was lucky to get the chance to go there. There’s not many players that get the chance to get that opportunity.
RTE INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT EVANS
“I took the opportunity. I’ve changed my training regime a bit and that’s helping with my confidence.
“Training with better players, I’m training with the top English and Scottish guys, has helped me in my game."
“One part for me is to be strong in my quads, so we’ve done a lot of work on my legs" - Scott Evans
Evans has also changed his weight training regime, working with Paul Byrne in Dublin. This change has also had a big effect on his performances.
He said: “I’ve been working with Paul for quite a while now. I started working with him before the Olympic's and we’ve continued working together since then.
“Paul has looked into badminton and what areas of the game we need to be strong in.
“One part for me is to be strong in my quads, so we’ve done a lot of work on my legs, going into the corners in badminton and getting out as quickly as possible.
“Also jumping high, and Paul has been helping me a huge amount with getting strong."
Looking forward, Evans has another few busy months of action.
“We’re going to Russia for our European Team Championships, where we’ve got a great chance of qualifying actually,” he said.
"We’re going to come up against France, Finland and Israel. They’re three teams we have a great chance of winning against and qualifying for the quarter-finals.
“After that I’ll have a training period and then the German Open, the All-Englands and the Swiss Open.”
Evans: We could make some surprises
Scott Evans is the biggest star of Irish badminton. After winning the Irish Open in December, the 25-year-old continued his good form on Sunday, as he won the 2013 Cyprus International beating England's Andrew Smith in two games. Two weeks before the 2013 European Mixed Team Championships will take place in Ramenskoe, the Irishman spoke exclusively to badmintoneurope.com. 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
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
What a finish to an interesting year.. I would like to make just a small post here before Christmas and New years to say a very big warm thank you to all who have supported me over the last few years and especially this last year. It has been a year with quite a lot of disappointments but this time I have som ... Readmore...
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