He was also in the China Super Series final where he played Lin Dan World No. 2, so this is a fantastic result for Scott. Scott lost the 1st set 21-9, won the 2nd 22-20 and crushed Jan O in the 3rd 21-9.
Although the team lost the match 4-3, the club are delighted with Scott’s result.
His Coach, Jim Laugesen is also thrilled as he has been working hard with Scott to build on his game.
Scott Evans profile:
Scott started playing badminton when he was six years old. Regular trips to The Mecca of Irish Badminton at Whitehall Road in Dublin with his brother developed his talents and he was spotted by Pat Marron who then started coaching him through his early teens. Scott won every tournament worth mentioning as a young lad but it was when he won the Leinster U19 open at the tender age of 15 that his flair and talent for the game started to shine through.
Scott started to play on the European tour when he was only 15 years old and he started to focus on his badminton during his fourth year in Wesley College Dublin. In January 2005 Scott decided to commit full time to his sport and decided to move to Denmark and started training in the International Badminton Academy. Scott spent a year at the IBA and while playing in the Italian Open in 2006 he met up with Jim Laugesen and a friendship spawned and it was decided that Scott would further his career in Denmark under the stewardship of Jim. This was made possible by the support of an Olympic Council of Ireland scholarship.
Scott moved back to Denmark and started training full time with Jim and now plays for the Danish Club Gentofte Badminton Club where he partners former world number 3 and Danish legend Anders Boesen in the Danish Premier league.
Scott represented Ireland at 2008 Beijing Olympics where he narrowly lost out to Marc Zwiebler of Germany is three close sets. Outside of that he has a burning desire to claim his first EBU title and to break into the worlds top 16 elite players which would be a first for Irish Badminton.