BADMINTON ' Saturday 14—Sunday 15

o Inter Group Competition Cockburn Centre, Bogmoor Place. Glasgow.

Thursday 19

0 Scotland v Denmark Bellahouston Sports Centre. Bellahouston Drive, Glasgow. Prudential Cup.

Friday 20—Sunday 22

0 Scottish Open Badminton Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road, Edinburgh. The cash difficulties which threatened this tournament have resulted in its withdrawal from the grand prix circuit. but it remains the major event on the Scottish calander. The rescuing sponsorship of Carlton has also ensured the participation of their sponsored players, including World No 1 Morten Frost, Commonwealth champion Steve Baddeley, and Denmark‘s Torben Carlsen. Qualifying rounds take place on Friday. rounds and quarter-finals on Saturday, and Semi-Finals and Finals (covered by Scotsport) on Sunday. Details on all these events from Scottish Badminton Union. 041 445 1218.


o GEAR v Boroughmuir Eastbank Academy, Academy Street. Glasgow. 8pm. Division One (Men).


o MIM v BracItnell Pirates Forum. Almondvale West, Livingston. 4pm. Family £5; £2 (£1 ); Student £1 .50. Carlsberg British League.

0 MI Livingston v Magnum Forum (as above). 6pm. Division One (Men). 0 MI Livingston v Palmers Motors Forum (as above). 2pm. Division One (Women).

0 Glasgow Airport v Dundee Barrhead Sports Centre, Main Street, Barrhead. 3.45pm. Division One (Men).

BOWLING Friday ZO—Sunday 22

0 National Indoor Bowling Singles Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Semi-Final and Final stages of the National and Junior singles. Details from Scottish Indoor Bowling Association , 0294 68372.

Sunday 22

o Linlithgow Mini Marathon Union Canal to Linlithgow Loch. Details from Scottish Canoe Association, 031 226 4401.

CRICKET Sunday 22

0 East at Scotland Indoor Championships Fife Institute of Physical and Recreational Education. Glenrothes, 0292 771700. 10am.

CURLING Thursday 19—Sunday 22

0 Scottish Championship District Playdowns These take place at five Ice Rinks around the country (Ayr, Gogar Park (Edinburgh), Stirling,

Aberdeen and lnverness), to sort out

the qualifiers for the Final at Perth Ice Rink in January. Details from Royal Caledonian Curling Club, 031 225 7083.

Imm— Edinburgh

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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races, starting at 7.45pm. £2.

FOOTBALL Saturday 14


o Hibs v Motherwell Easter Road, Edinburgh (Buses 4, 5,15, 42, 44). 3pm. _

0 Celtic II Dundee Celtic Park, Glasgow (Buses 61 , 62, 64). 3pm.

0 Falkirk V Morton Brockville, Falkirk (100de from Grahamston Station). 3pm.

0 St Mirren v Rangers Love Street, Paisley (10 mins from Gilmour St Station). 3pm.


0 Dumbarton v East File Boghead, Dumbarton (10 mins from Dumbarton East Station). 3pm.

0 Partick Thistle v 0.0.8. Firhill, Glasgow (Buses l, 8, 21, 57, 60, 61). 3pm.

0 Hamilton v Fortar Douglas Park, Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.

0 Meadowbanlt v Clyde Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh (Buses 4, 5, 26, 44). 3pm.

Tuesday 17


0 Dunlermllne v Falkirk East End Park, Dunfermline (15 mins from Stations). 7.30pm.

0 Rangers v Aberdeen Ibrox, Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground).

7.30pm. All-ticket. I have probably seen a better game than their recent Skol Cup classic, but I can’t immediately bring it to mind. Even half as good would be a treat for another capacity crowd tonight.

0 Motherwell v Celtic Fir Park, Motherwell (All Motherwell buses

pass ground). 7.30pm. Possibly ticket

only. 0 St Mirren v Dundee Love Street (as above). 7.30pm.

Wednesday 18

O RIOS It Morton Easter Road (as above). 7.30pm. Meanwhile Hearts run of easy matches continues with a visit to Dundee Utd at Tannadice.

Saturday 21


0 Hearts v St Mirren Tynecastle , Edinburgh (Buses 1, 2, 3, 4, 33, 34, 44). 3pm. Hibs turn to make the trip to Dundee, this time to Dens Park.

0 Celtic v Dunlermllne Celtic Park (as above). 3pm.

0 Falkirk II Rangers Brockville (as above). 3pm. All-ticket.

0 Morton v Dundee Utd Cappielow, Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.


0 Airdrie v Raith Broomfield, Airdrie (15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm. 0 Clydebank v Meadowbanlt Kilbowie, Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.

0 Clyde v Kilmamoclr Firhill (as above). 3pm.

Tuesday 24


0 Hearts V Dunlerrnline Tynecastle (as above). 7.30pm. Hibs travel to Aberdeen in the fourth round of Premier fixtures in this issue, further evidence of the ludicrous overburdening of the fixture list this season.

0 Celtic V St Mirren Celtic Park (as above). 7.30pm.

0 Falkirk \t Dundee Utd Brockville (as above). 7.30pm.

0 Morton v Rangers Cappielow (as above). 7.30pm.

Friday ZO/Saturday 21

O Ayr Opening National Hunt meeting of the new season over the fences at the Whitletts Road course, with the Tennant Special Handicap Chase the main event on Saturday. Club £8, Eglinton £4.50. First race 1pm.

ICE HOCKEY Saturday 14

0 File Flyers v Sollhull Barons Kirkcaldy Ice Rink, Kirkcaldy (0592


Heineken League. Fife are off to a flier (sorry) this season, and should be too good for the visitors.

0 Murraytleld Racers v Ayr Bruins Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh (031 337 6933). 6.30pm. £2.80 (£1.70). Heineken League.


0 Ayr Bruins v Sollhull Barons Ayr Ice Rink, Limekilns Road, Ayr (0292

263024). 7. 15pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Heineken League.

0 Murraytleld Racers v Durham Wasps Murrayfield Ice Rink (all details as above). Should be a titanic clash between last season‘s major trophy winners to warm up the rink.

0 Glasgow Eagles v Aviemore' Blackhawlts Summit Centre, Minerva Way, Finncston, Glasgow. (041 204 2215). 5.30pm. £2.00 (£1 .00). League.

Saturday 21

0 File Flyers v Dundee Rockets Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (all details as above).

Sunday 22

0 Glasgow Eagles v Blackpool Seagulls Summit Centre (all details as above).

LACROSSE ' Saturday 21

0 Rest oi Scotland v Scottish Universities Peffermill, Peffermill Road, Edinburgh. 10.30am.



Saturday 14

0 Edinburgh Acads v Watsonians Raeburn Place, Edinburgh. 2pm.

o Heriots FP v Musselburgh

Goldenacre, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh. 2pm.

0 Boroughmuirv Melrose Meggetland, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 2pm.

0 West oi Scotland v Hawiclt Burnbrae, Glasgow Road.

In ' vie. 2 m.

efidnesd’ay 18 0 Glasgow District XV v Midlands DistrictXV Hughenden, Hughenden Road, Glasgow. 7pm. Representative Match. 0 Edinburgh District XV v South District

XV Stoneyhill, Musselburgh. 7pm. Representative Match.

Saturday 21

0 Stewart Melville F? v Watsonians Inverleith, Ferry Road, Edinburgh. 2pm.

0 Musselburgh v Selkirk Stoneyhill, Edinburgh. 2pm.

0 West oi Scotland v Edinburgh Acads Burnbrae, Glasgow Road, Milngavie. 2pm.

0 Boroughmuirv Kilmarnock Meggetland, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 2pm.

Friday 13—Sunday 15

o Cumbernauld International Short-Course Swim Tryst Sports Centre, Town Centre, Cumbernauld (Cumbernauld 28138). European 100 metres free-style record breaker Stephan Caron of France and Scotland’s David Wilkie are among the swimmers competing over the three days.


o Protesslonal Wrestling Forum,

Almondvale West, Livingston. 7.30pm. £3, £2.50.

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