The first wave of Irish athletes selected for the inaugural European Games comes to 36 with more names promised in the coming weeks. Katie Taylor heads the list of top Irish athletes with Scott Evans, now inside the top 25 badminton players in the world and Triathlete, Aileen Reid, who finished 2014 ranked eight in the world, also committing for what has been dubbed the mini Olympics. Read more
Evans cracks the top 25 in Men's Singles
After a very successful year winning the Brazil Grand Prix and reaching the finals of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix gold event in Germany combined with his best result to date, reaching the last 16 on a world premier super series event at this year's All England Open Championships Scott Evans has broken into the top 25 of the world rankings. Scott is now ranked 24 in the world rankings. Read more
Evans progresses at All England Championships
Scott Evans is through to the last 16 at the All England Championships in Birmingham after beating Hong Kong’s Hu Yun. The 27-year-old Dubliner fought back from losing the first game to win 20-22, 21-18, 21-17. Evans will now face eighth seed Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. Read more
Team Ireland off to a great start at the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships
The 2015 European Mixed Team Championship began today at Luven in Belgium and Team Ireland has made a brilliant start in their bid to be ranked as one of Europe’s finest with a convincing win in the first tie. Ireland faced host nation Belgium in their first match of the championship, a pivotal tie as they needed a win before facing England tomorrow who are currently ranked second in Europe. Scott Evans faced Yuhan Tan. The Irish number 1 continued his run of good form and secured the second victory of the day for Ireland beating the Belgian 21-13, 21-17. Read more
Evans justifiable top seed after bumper 2014
The Carlton Irish Open kicks off this week with a host to Europe’s elite making the trip to Dublin for one of the oldest badminton tournaments on the international calendar. Irish number 1 and 2012 champion Scott Evans comes into the event on the back of his most memorable season to date which has seen him achieve a career high ranking of 31 after wins at the Brazil Grand Prix and runners up spot at the prestigious Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold. Indeed 8 of the 10 finalists from the recent Scottish Open Grand Prix will make the trip to Dublin and Evans will certainly not have it all his own way as he tries to claim back the title he won in 2012. Read more
Evans on track to reclaim his title at the Carlton Irish Open
Irish No 1, Scott Evans will return to Dublin this December in an attempt to reclaim his men's singles title at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open. Evans has chalked up some of the best performances of his career during recent months and hopes his winning form will continue when he competes at the Irish Open between Wednesday, 3rd December and Saturday, 6th December 2014. Despite his excellent form the 2014 event brings no guarantees for Evans with players such as Denmark’s Rasmus Fladberg, Tzu Wei Wang of Taipei and Yan Kit Chan of Hong Kong looking to take the win from the Dublin born favourite.
Ireland secures a spot among Europe’s elite at the European Championships
Scott Evans took the court next for his 50th Irish cap against Blagovest Kistov hoping to improve on yesterday’s game described by the Irish man as his worst performance in months. Kistov, a much tougher opponent, came out with a strong attack. Both players exchanged points with Evans maintaining a slight advantage and eventually wining the set 21-16. Read more
Evans misses out in $120,000 Grand Prix Gold Bitburger final
Scott Evans contributes significantly to his World ranking and Olympic qualification by reaching the final of the BitBurger Open. After an impressive performance all week at the Bitburger Open in Germany, Irish No.1 Scott Evans sadly lost out on the men’s Single’s final to Taiwanese player and World No.8 Tien Chen Chou in two sets, 17-21 and 10-21. Read more
European Mixed Team Championship
Scott now returns to Dublin for next weekend's European Mixed Team Championship qualifying rounds. Team Ireland will take on Norway, Slovakia and Bulgaria for a place in the Championships. If successful it will be the first time Ireland has made it to the championships which will take place in Belgium next February. . CEO of Badminton Ireland Richard Vaughan joins Johnny to talk about the mixed European Championships which are in Dublin this week.
Evans through to the final of the $120,000 Bitburger Open
With the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification process under way Scott Evans is now into the finals of the $120,000 Bitburger Open after beating HS Prannoy of India 21-16, 21-10. Prannoy was seeded 7th in the tournament. Scott had a nervous start allowing his opponent to take an 8-2 lead in the opening set, However the Irish man took control and went on to win the match in two sets. Scott will now face either Houwei Tian of China or Tien Chen Chou of Taiwan.
Evans through to semi finals of the 2014 Bitburger Open
Scott Evans is now into the semi-finals of the 2014 Bitburger Open after beating Adrian Dziolko of Poland. Dziolko had beaten the number 6 and 13 seed on his way to the quarter final but this did not faze the Irish number one who is seeded 11 at this event. Read more
Evans takes silver - Bulgaria Open 2014
In what has been a solid period of Badminton for Scott Evans the Irish number one had to settle for Silver in the 2014 Bulgaria Open. The Irish number one has really shown some great form of late including a recent gold in the Brazil Grand Prix. Evans brought his confidence from this win into this event as he beat a number of top Challenge level contenders including Denmark’s Rasmus Fladberg in the Semi Final. Read more
Evans makes last 16 at badminton worlds
Irish number one Scott Evans has booked his place in the last 16 of the 2014 World Badminton Championships in Denmark after beating David Obernosterer of Austria in straight games. Read more
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
BWF World Championships 2013
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.
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