0 Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event. This is a tree listings service. Please send all details not later than 10 days belore publication.

Friday 29

0 Murray IM v SC Dean Meadowbank. 7.20pm. Div 1 (Men).

Saturday 30

o Inverclyde v Cumnock Greenock Sports Centre. 6.30pm. Div 2 (Men).


o Boroughmuirv USS Hunley l Meadowbank. 3pm. Div 1 (Men). 1 O Falklrk V Stirling Coasters Arena. i 3pm. Div 1 (Men). ; O Paisleyv Perth Barrhead Sports Centre. 3.45pm. Div 1 (Men). 3 0 BBC Jets V Clydebank Bo’ness RC. 3 2.30pm. Div2 (Men).


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The end oI November (see Listings Fri 29 Nov) begins the main curling event of the year held at Murraylield Ice Rink. This is the 11th Edinburgh lniemational Curling Championships and has iound new sponsorship irom Weatherseal Double Glazing and The Scotsman. The sponsor’s money has gone to providing Scottish curlers with the best opposition in the world, but at the same time allowing the young up-and-coming rinks to compete against the top rinks.

16 rinks will take part. 4 world class rinks are invited irom overseas, 10 top Scottish rinks will compete and 2 qualitiers irom the international Play-Oils held in Edinburgh. Celebrities irom abroad include Paul Gowsell (Canada), lormer world junior champion who will skip the Canadian

Peter Wilson's Stranraer, 1st Prize winners at Ayr- in the opening. Both have held the world iuniortitle at one time and although Paul Gowsell lost to a Scottish team skipped by Bob Kelly belore achieving the title, it will be


nteresting to see Wilson lares:

team and will be playing a Scots team -

O Magnum V East Kllbride Magnum Leisure Centre. 3.15pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Pentland V Gear Jack Kane Leisure Centre. 3.15pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Falklrk v Cavalry Park Coasters Arena. 12.15pm. Div 1 (Women). 0 Murray IM v Royal Deeside Wester Hailes Education Centre. 2pm. Div 1 (Women).

Friday 6

0 Murray IM v Paisley Meadowbank. 7.20pm. Div 1 (Men).

Saturday 7

o Stirling v Boroughmulr Stirling University. 7pm. Div 1 (Men).

Sunday 8

0 Falklrk V Perth Coasters Arena. 3pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Paisley v USS Ilunley Barrhead Sports Centre. 3.45pm. Div 1 (Men) 0 Dunlermilne v DRC Jets


Certainly he is in with a good chance given the standard of his team.

Other world class overseas champions competing come irom Denmark, Italy and the USA and this should otter the Scots a gruelling challenge. Gordon Muirhead’s Kinross are expected to do well as are David Altken’s Murrayiield team. It is unlortunaie that Graeme Adam, three times title holder at this event, is unable to compete. So much depends on the perlormance on the day that it is hard to predict the outcome at this Intematlonal. The good news for such events is that Murrayiield are thinking seriously about improving the ice conditions at the rink, which at present needs considerable attention. Pictured above are the runners-up lrom last year's International. With Graeme Adam not delending theirtitle and Mike Hay's Perth team also unable to compete, it will be interesting to see who will take the coveted No 1 spot. The whole event receives lull TV coverage. (Janet MacLean)

Dunfermline High School. 2pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Clydebank v Inverclyde The Hub, Clydebank. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Cumnock V East Kilbride Cumnock Academy. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Gearv Bruins Alexandra Park. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Magnum v Pentland Magnum Leisure Centre. 3.15pm. Div 2(Men) 0 Falklrk V Dundee Coasters Arena 12.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 Paisley v Altered Images Barrhead Sports Centre. 1.45pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 Cavalry Park v Boroughmulr Aces Holyrood High School. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).



0 Scottish Dpen Baton Twirling Championships Bellahouston Sports Centre. 31 Bellahouston Drive, Glasgow. 9.30am—6.30pm.

Monday 2

0 Five Bout Bill Plaza Ballroom. Eglinton Toll, Glasgow G42. Cabaret starts 7pm; first bout 8pm. £10, £8 or £4 (OAP and amateur boxers). Disco and bars till 2am. Lightweight: Alec Dickson (Semifinalist, LA Olympics) V Dave Haggerty.

Junior Lightweight: Paul Downie (ex~Scottish champion) V Peter Bradley (ex-ABA champion). Bantamweight: Joe Kelly (ex-ABA champion) V Danny Lee.

Light Welterweight: Steve Kiernan v Andy Galloway.

Welterweight: Gary Jacobs (Glasgow) v Dave Heaver (Doncaster)


Saturday 30

o Divisioni Tournament Glenrothes Swimming Pool, Fife Institute, Glenrothes. 4.30—8.30pm. Admission (inc programme and

Championship Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh.

Opening ceremony: Fri 1pm. Competition: Fri 1.30pm—10pm. Sat 9am—10pm. Sun 7.45am—4.30pm.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7.30pm. Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road, £2.20 Stand, £1.30 Ground, inc programme.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays 7.45pm, Saturdays 7.30pm. Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen. £1.50, inc programme.

Saturday 30

0 Scottish Inter-Section Teams Marina Centre, Falkirk, 10am onwards. (See Panel).

Saturday 7

0 Open Men’soFoiI Teams Boroughmuir School, Edinburgh. 11am. (See Panel).

Sunday 8

O One-Hit Open Epee Meadowbank, Edinburgh, 9am. (See Panel).


Saturday 30


PREMIER DIVISION 0 Heart 01 Midlothian v Clydebank

é Tynecastle, 3pm. Everyone else gets

a day off because of a certain fixture in Melbourne next Wednesday. No Hearts or Clydebank players in the World Cup squad for some unknown

; reason. Never mind, maybe Hearts 9 can hang on to Craig Levein long

enough to see him pull on a daft-looking pair ofshorts for Scotland (and why not Henry Smith,

5 pulling off his daft-looking saves).

raffle ticket) 50p. Six Div 1 teams are :

involved in this event one of 5 season league tournaments. Each team plays an average of3 or 4 games while vying for top position. In an overall total number of8 Div 1 teams, the 2 teams not competing in this event are No l CPC Edinburgh and No 2 - Lothian Canoe Club. An exciting, fast-moving event. Well worth watching.

Sunday 8

0 Indoor Cricket Tournament Fife Institute, Glenrothes. Start: 10.30am. Finals: 5.30pm. This is one of two heats before the East of Scotland finals in February and leading up to the National Finals in March. 8 teams are involved with Dunnikier looking like a good bet for coming out on top.

CU RLING Friday 29 to Sunday 1

0 Edinburgh Intematlonal Curling

38 The List 29 Nov 12 Dec

FIRST DIVISION 0 Airdrie v E File Broomfield, 3pm.

0 Alloa V Forlar Recreation Park, 3pm.

0 Dumbarton v Ayr United Boghead, 3pm.

0 Kiimarnock v Drechin Rugby Park, 3pm.

0 Morton v Hamilton Cappielow, 3pm.

0 Partick Thistle v Falklrk Firhill, 3pm.

5 SECOND DIVISION E CowdenbeathvStirling Albion

Central Park, 3pm.

o E Stirling v Derwick Rangers Firs


; o Ralth Rovers vAlbion Rovers Stark’s

Park, 3pm .

Park, 3pm.


o Stenhousemuirv Dunlermilne Ochilview Park, 3pm.

Saturday 7



0 Rangers v Motherwell Ibrox, 3pm. Apart from this lot (& Dundee v Hearts), the top ten are still on holiday and should be celebrating Scotland’s ticket to Mexico. In fact, the team that Stein built gets back on the Friday and if the Foster’s and the Socceroos haven‘t nobbled him,