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Friday 24/Saturday 25

i o Skol East ol Scotland Open Championships Meadowbank.

Edinburgh. Fri 5pm start; Sat 9.30am start.


0 Central Region Carlton Open Junior (Under16/Under18) Grangemouth

Sports Complex.

Saturday 1/Sunday 2

0 Famous Grouse Scottish National Championships Meadowbank. Edinburgh. Sat: 9.30am—9.30pm. £1 (50p). Sun: Semi finals 10am. Finals 2pm. £1.50 (75p). A top level championship in which all the best Scottish players will take part. All events are covered including single and double matches. Yes. Billy

i Gilliland should be there!

a Monday 3-Saturday 8

0 Edinburgh Evening Badminton Tournament Meadowbank. A chance for clubs to participate in their evening time over this week. Not a major event but should be fun.


: 0 Altered Images v Murray IM ; Forrester High School 7.45pm. Div 1 (Women).

3 Saturday 25

0 Birds & Bees v Paisley Stirling University 7pm. Div 1 (Men).

3 Sunday 26

0 National Girobank Senior Mens Cup Final

5 Falkirk v Murray international Metals

Coasters Arena. Falkirk. 3.45pm tip-off. Despite much controversy, the final goes ahead at Coasters and

; will get full STV coverage.

Friday 31

0 Murray IM v Falkirk Meadowbank

g 7.20pm Div 1 (Men). i 0 Murray IM V Falkirk Meadowbank

8.45pm Div 1 (Women). Saturday 1

e Bruins v East Kilbride Allander Sports Centre 7.30pm. Div 2 (Men).

Sunday 2

o USS Hunley v Perth Ardnadam 7.30pm Div 1 (Men).

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

0 Paisley v Murray lM Barrhead

fiports Centre 3.45pm. Div 1 (Men). 3mg List 24.1an—6 Feb

0 Ounlermline vPentland Dunfermline High School 2pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Gear V Clydebank Alexandra Park Sports Centre 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Magnum v Cumnock Magnum Leisure Centre 3. 15pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Falkirk v Royal Deeside Coasters Arena 12. 15pm Div 1 (Women).

0 Cavalry Park v Dundee Holy Rood High School 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 All Blacks V Paisley 'I‘ynecastle High

School 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

Thursday 6

o Falkirk v Buster Browns (‘oasters Arena 7.30pm. Div 1 (Men).


0 United Kingdom Team Championships Linwood Sports Centre. Brediland Road. Linwood. 10am start. Individual Championships will take place in the afternoon.

suooxen Saturday25

0 Scottish Under 15 Finals Davies Club. Edinburgh. Saturday 1

0 Scottish Under19 Finals (Red Triangle Pro-Am) Davies Club. Edinburgh.


| CURLIN Friday 31 —Sunday2 Feb

5 0 Ladies and Mens Scottish

7 Championships Area Playdowns Five areas will take part each bringing eight rinks to the championships.

L Two rinks from each area then go

forward to the finals held later in

Feb. Matches will be played at Kelso. Stirling. Ayr. Aberdeen and Pitlochry Ice Rinks. Good luck to Lindsay Scotland of Murrayfield!


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.

[HERI- Saturday 25

0 Scottish Public Schools Championships Edinburgh Academy. Edinburgh.

Saturday 25/Sunday 26

0 Scottish Colleges Individual Championships Queen Margaret‘s College. Edinburgh.

0 Scottish Universities Individual Championships Split between two days and two venues. this will take place on Sat at Glasgow University. Stevenson Building and on Sun at the James Murray Sports Centre. Glasgow.

Sat: Start 9am with the Mens Foil; continuing until 5pm.

Sun: Mixed events. Epee 10am. Sabre 11.30am.


One of three annual competitions held by the SIFSA tor a wide range oi skaters. On 25 Jan (see listings) Ayr will see some top level periormers. Gillian Otterson, who made history by being the lirst Scottish girl to take the British Primary Championships, will be skating in the junior ladies competition. 14-year-old Fiona Ritchie who came third in the British Senior Championships - a great achievement for a Scottish skater - will compete lor the ladies Russell Trophy and Paul Robinson (Blackpool), who took second place in the same championships, will be skating lor the St Andrew’s Men’s Trophy. All the national rules apply and competitors will attempt the figure component which is annually selected lor competition along with a two minute lree skating routine. There is also a longer three and a hall minute programme, more gruelling lor the

participants but the sort of thing that usually gets TV coverage included in

the schedule. Unfortunately this time the cameras will not be there. Pictured


: is Fiona Ritchie who appeared in the British Senior Championships lor the

i lirst time as the youngest competitor on

E the ice and managed to achieve the

i bronze. (Janet MacLean)


Saturday 25


0 Ayr United v Stenhousemuir Somerset Park. 3pm.

Ally MacLeod seems to have taken a poor Ayr team in hand and should be too strong fora team which struggled to get to this round.

0 Airdrie v Parlick Thistle Broomfield. 3pm. I hear Partick 'I‘histle will be in Europe next year. if they can write a song in time.

0 Queen's Park v Dumbarton Hampden. 3pm. Dumbarton should win this one. but I think it‘s the last they‘ll see of this part of the world in this tournament. o Heartsv Rangers 'I‘yneeastie. 3pm. : This is definiter the match ofthe 3 day! Hearts have surprised

everybody but themselves this . season with their performances. ()n I paper. you would have to back them. but Rangers have shown in the past that it is in Cup competitions that they come into theirown. A hard l match. but I'll stick my neck out as I Jimmy Sanderson would say— and : tip the 'gers to win just.

0 Motherwell v Brechin City Fir Park. 3pm. I 0 Clydebank V Falkirk Kilbowic. 3pm. i o Kilmarnockv Stirling Albion Rugby Park. 3pm. Much as I hate to admit

it. Killie should romp this.

0 E.File V 81 Mirren Bayview. 2.30pm

0 Celtic v St Johnstone (‘eitic Park. 3pm. When was the last time Celtic ever met a good team in the early rounds ofthe cup'.’


SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND f 0 Hamilton Academicals v Forlar Athletic Douglas Park. 3pm. Greavsie’s faves should advance to

the next round and quite right too! One ofScotland‘s most ambitious clubs deserve it.

o Hibernian v Ounlermline Athletic Easter Road. 3pm. Sometimes I

think that Hibs are not too far away

- from being a rather good team. A home win.


0 Cowdenbealh v Oueen oi the Southentral Park. 3pm.

Saturday 1



0 Clydebankv Hearts Kilbowie. 3pm. Sorry. Clydebank. but I can’t see past Hearts on this form. I hope the coach driver doesn‘t go past Ibrox on

the way. or several Hearts players

will want to get off out of force of habit.

o Hibernian v Motherwell Easter

Road. 3pm. ()n the face ofit. a

wasted journey for ‘weli. still. as opposing forwards used to say:

‘where there‘s Rough. there‘s hope.‘ 0 Rangers vaerdeen Ibrox. 3pm. I definitely fancy going to this one. if the gates haven‘t been closed. Like I the A'deen Celtic match. this is often atawdryaffair.with‘commitment' ( just as important as skill. It will be I interesting to see if the Dons‘ recent I poor away form can be overcome

against a Rangers side who will be I