o Whilbread Sporting Club Hospitality Inn. Cambridge Street. Glasgow. Helensburgh's Robert Harkin takes on Dave Ilaggerty of Paisley at the top ofthe opening bill in the new Whitbread season. Details from Helen Smith at venue (041 332
CROOUET Saturday 12
0 Scottish Championship Finals Bush. The Bush Estate. Penicuik (on the West Linton road). near Edinburgh. 10am. Details from the Scottish Croquet Association. 0259213515.
0 Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1 .30 Ground.
0 Race Days 'I‘uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.45pm. £2 Stand/Ground.
FOOTBALL ‘ Saturday 5
0 Duntermline v Motherwell East End Park. Dunfermline. (15 mins from Station) 3pm. The new-comers have started well in the top league. but Motherwell are stuffy opposition. 0 Falkirlt v Aberdeen Brockville. Falkirk ( 100yds from Grahamston Station). 3pm.
0 Hibs v SI Mirren Easter Road. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 15. 42. 44). 3pm.
0 Morton v Hearts Cappielow. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.
0 Rangers v Dundee Ibrox. Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground) 3pm. possibly all-ticket. Not even the coming ofSouness eradicated Rangers usual bad start. but they should be on line by now. Celtic travel to Tannadice to meet Dundee Utd in the Premier League‘s match ofthe day.
0 Clydebank v Airdrie Kilbowie. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.
0 Hamilton v Dumbarton Douglas Park. Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.
0 Meadowbank v Kilmarnock Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 26. 44). 3pm.
0 Particlt Thistle v East File Firhill. Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 21.57. 60. 61). 3an
O Raith V Clyde Starks Park. Kirkcaldy ( 15 mins from Station). 3pm.
0 Scotland v Hungary Hampden Park. Glasgow (2 mins from Mount Florida Station). 8pm. Centre Stand £6; Family Gate (Stein Terrace) £2.50/£1 . both ticket only. Cash: Wing Stand £4; Ground £2.50. There has been a lot of speculation about Roxburgh‘s re-building plans and the introduction ofnew faces. and it will be interesting to see what the beleagured manager comes up with this time for the visit ofthe unpredictable Hungarians.
0 Falkirk v Celtic Brockville, Falkirk (100 yds from Grahamston Station). 3pm, probably all-ticket.
0 Hearts v Motherwell Tynecastle. Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44). 3pm. Hibs turn to make the trip to Tannadice this week.
0 Morton V Dundee Cappielow. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.
0 Rangersv Duntermline Ibrox. Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground). 3pm.
0 Clyde v Clydebank Firhill. Glasgow (Buses I. 8. 21. 57.60.61). 3pm.
0 Dumbarton v Fortar Boghead. Dumbarton (10mins from Dumbarton East Station). 3pm.
0 Hamilton v Particlt Thistle Douglas Park. Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.
0 Kilmarnockv Raith Rugby Park. Kilmarnock ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm.
0 MeadowbankvAirdrie Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 26.44). 3pm.
0 Airdrie V Clyde Broomfield. Airdrie (15 mins from Airdrie Station). 7.30pm.
0 Clydebank v Kilmarnock Kilbowie. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 7.30pm.
0 Partick Thistle v Dumbarton Firhill. Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 21 . 57. 60.61). 7.30pm.
0 Raith V Meadowbank Starks Park. Kirkcaldy ( 15 mins from Stations). 7.30pm.
EUROPEAN CUP 0 Kiev Dynamo v Rangers Ibrox. Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox
Underground) 4pm. The away leg of this televised match live on giant screens at Ibrox. Watch press or contact the Stadium Ticket Office for admission details.
EUROPEAN CUP-WINNERS CUP
0 St Mirren v Tromso Love Street. Paisley (10mins from Gilmour St Station) Saints won‘t have happy memories of their last encounter with Norwegian opposition. when they threw away the tie in the final ten minutes. and they will be looking fora decent lead to see them through a trip to the Arctic Circle.
0 Celtic v Borussia Dortmund Celtic Park. Glasgow (Buses 61. 62.64). 7.30pm. Should be a big crowd for Celtic‘s first ever match against German opposition in European competition. It will be a test for the new striking partnership. especially the inexperienced Walker. while Murdo McLeod will make an unexpectedly early return to Parkhead to face his old mates.
GOLF Friday 4—Sunday 6
o Bowring Scottish Women’s Open Keir Golf Course. Cawder Golf Club. Glasgow (041 772 7101 ). £2 per day. The final three days of this event. which started on Thursday. featuring a strong field. including US Open winner Laura Davies. The Women‘s PGA circuit has been hit by several cancellations recently. and everyone should be raring to go for this one. There is also a three-hole charity event on Monday morning.
GEE}- Monday 14
0 Hamilton Park Flat meeting at the Lanarkshire track (access from both M74 and M8 at Hamilton). Club £8. Paddock £4. First race 2.15pm.
Wed 16/Thurs 17
0 Ayr First halfof a four-day Flat meeting at the Whitletts Road Racecourse. 'I‘he Doonside Cup and the Harry Rosebery Challenge Trophy are the respective main events. Club £9 (4-day £33). Eglinton £5 (4-day £17). Carrick/Craigie £2.50. First race 2pm both days.
IC HOCKEY Saturday 5—Sunday 13
0 St Andrews Gold Trophy Scottish Exhibition Centre. Anderston. Glasgow. CANCELLED. What would have been the most prestigious Ice Hockey tournament ever staged in this country has had to be scrapped due to lack of finance. a bitter blow to the SIHA. whose 50th anniversary the tournament was marking.
0 File Flyers v Nottingham Panthers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy. 7.15pm. Pre-season challenge match arranged as part ofthe transfer of goal-minder Andy Donald to Nottingham, while former Panther Fred Perlini makes his Flyers' debut.
MOTOR SPORT Sunday6
o Knockhill 1.30pm. The Scottish Motor-Cycle Championships reach their sixth (and final) round today at the File circuit. near Dunfermline. (Circuit Office 0383 723337).
O lngliston Royal Highland Showground. Edinburgh. Full programme of SF 1600 and 2000. sports and saloon events. Practice at 9am. racing at 1.30pm. Adults £3.50 (children free): transfer to stands £1.50. Free parking.
RUGB ' Wednesday 16
0 Glasgow v French XV I lughenden. Great Western Road. Glasgow. 7pm. Floodlight match to open this four-match pre-season tour. Next match is against the Anglo-Scots at Cuparon Saturday 1‘).
0 Scottish Optimist Championships Bardowie Loch. Glasgow. Details from RYA Scotland (031 2264401).
EMILE}— Thursday17-Sunday 20
o Langs Supreme Masters Hospitality Inn. Cambridge St. Glasgow. ()pening day ofthis prestigious tournament.
Friday 4 0 Edinburgh Monarchs v Peterborough
Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. £3.50/£3
A (£1.80) National League.
Fnday11 0 Edinburgh Monarchs v Canterbury
Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Iidinburgh. 7.15pm. £3.50/£3 (£1.80) National League.
Saturday 5/Saturday 12
O Newtongrange Victoria Park. Newtongrange. 7pm. £2.50 (£1 ). Regular Saturday night action at the fast circuit on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
TENNIS Saturday 5/Sunday 6
0 Scotland v Ireland v Wales Newlantls. Giffnock and Whitecraigs 'l‘ennis Clubs. Glasgow. Two days of matches at Senior. under 18 and under 14 level. Details from SILIA (031 225 1284).
TUG OF WAR Saturday 5/Sunday 6
0 UK Championships Strathallan Park. Bridge of Allan. Saturday is the National category at 600 and 680kg. Sunday ()pen Clubs at 640 and 680kg. Details from S'I‘WA (0324 20768).
The List 21 Aug— 3 Sept 15