Double Olympian Scott Evans hopes to add to his collection of seven Irish titles when he plays in the Irish National Badminton Championships in Lisburn this weekend.
Evans is in confident form after winning the men’s singles title at the Cyprus International in Nicosia last week.
He has a tough match against Leinster champion Owen Marron in his opening match on Saturday and if it goes according to the seedings, will face World junior No9 Jonathan Dolan from Sligo in the semi-finals and Tony Stephenson in the final.
Fellow Olympian Chloe Magee is top seed in the women’s singles and seeded to play Jenny King in the semi-finals and young pretender Sinead Chambers in the final for her seventh national title.
With brother Sam, she also hopes to win a sixth mixed doubles titles. Last December, the Magees made it a significant doubles at the Turkish Open with Chloe winning the women’s singles and pairing up with Sam to take the doubles
Top seeds for the men’s doubles are Tony Murphy and Tony Stephenson, who are likely to face Dan Magee and Niall Tierney in the final. Sinead Chambers pairs up with Jennie King in the women’s doubles.