ATHLETICS Wednesday 2
I Open Graded Meeting Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 041357 2525. 7pm. The inaugural meeting at the new purpose-built indoor athletics track. officially opened on Monday.
BALLROOM DANCING Monday 30
I Scottish Closed Championships Plaza Ballroom. Eglinton Toll. Glasgow. First round 8pm. ()ne for the Come Dancing fans. But. I hear you ask. is it asport'.’ Well. the Sports Council think so. and that's good enough for me.
I Boroughmuirv Magnum Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 8.15pm. Division ()ne (Men).
I Royals v Palmers Motors Forrester High School. Broomhouse Road. Edinburgh. H.15pm. Division ()ne (Women). Saturday 28
I Team Simpson Donald v Cumnoclt Stirling l'niversity. Stirling. 7pm. Division One (Men).
I MIM v Sunderland 69ers. Forum. :‘xlmondvale West. Livingston. 2pm. Family £5: £2 (£1 ); Student£l .50. Carlsberg British League.
I Boroughmuir v Cumnoctt Meadowbank SC (as above). 3pm. Division One (Men). I Aces v MI Livingston Meadowbank SC (asabove). 1.15pm. Division One (Women).
I Pentland v Glasgow Airport Jack Kane Centre. 208 Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. 3.15pm. Division One (Men). I All Blacks v Palmers Motors Tynecastle High School. McLeod Street. Edinburgh. 3.15pm. Division ()ne (Women).
I Whitbread Sporting Club Hospitality Inn. Cambridge Street. Glasgow. 041 332
331 l . Membership (until June)£57.50; Members £10 on night; Guests £20. Doors open o. 30pm; Dinner 7.30pm prompt; Boxing thereafter; Dress formal. Tonight's event is a one-off. in that the men only rule is relaxed to allow members to bring their wives as guests. Top ofthe bill features lightweights Des Haggerty v Drew Black. Membership enquiriesto
I lelen Smith at Hospitality lnn (direct line 0.11 332 5024).
I Clyde White Water Race River Clyde at Stoneybyres. Details from Scottish Canoe Association. 031 2264401.
CURLING Friday 27-Sunday 29
I 13th Edinburgh Intematlonal Championships and Edinburgh International Ladies Championships Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 03I 337 6933. Fri/Sat I0am—9.30pm; Sun
10am—7pm. Admission free. Strong international fields are anticipated for both events. with the new women's tournament running alongside the well established men‘s championship. Details from Edinburgh Curling Club. 031 337 ()464. or from venue.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1 .30 Ground.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
FOOTBALL Saturday 28
Fine Fare Premier League
I Dunterrnline v Aberdeen liast End Park. Dunferrnline ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm.
I Hibs V Celtic Easter Road. Edinburgh (Buses18.104.22.168.44).3prn.All-ticket. I Motherwell v Morton l—‘ir l’ark. Motherwell (All Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm.
I Rangers V Hearts lbrox. Glasgow (2 mins from lbrox Underground). 3pm. All-ticket. A crucial match for two ofthe front-runners this season. The home side must overcome the loss of Souness and Butcher to stay in touch.
I St Mirren V Falkirtt Love Street. Paisley (10mins from Gilmour St Station). 3pm. First Division
I Airdrie V East FiIe Broomfield. Airdrie (15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm.
I Clyde v Dumbarton Firhill. Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 21 . 57.60. 61). 3pm.
I Clydebanlt v Particlr Firhill (as above). 3pm.
I Meadowbank V 008 Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 26. 44). 3pm.
DAVID PROVAN TESTIMONIAL
I Celtic v Nottingham Forest Celtic Park. Glasgow (Buses 61. 62. 64). 7.30pm. A most deserving testimonial for the Celtic winger forced to quit the game prematurely through the mysterious post-viral syndrome. and an attractive match into the bargain against Brian Clough's impressive young Forest side.
I Ountermline v Ribs East End Park (as above). 3pm.
I Hearts V FaIItirIt Tynecastle. Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44). 3pm.
I Morton V Celtic Cappielow. Greenoek (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm. Probably all-ticket.
I Motherwell V St Mirren Fir Park (as above). 3pm.
I Rangers V Dundee Uld lbrox (as above). 3pm. All-ticket. Second successive Premier match of the day at lbrox asthc league goes into its second half.
I Dumbarton v Meadowbank Boghead. Dumbarton (10mins from Dumbarton East Station). 3pm.
I Hamilton v Clydebanlt Douglas Park. llamilton ( 15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.
I Particlt V Airdrie Firhill (as above). 3pm.
ICE HOCKEY Saturday 28
I Ayr Bruins v Dundee Rockets Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr(0292 263024). 7.15pm. £2.50(£I.50). llcineken League.
I Glasgow Eagles v Trattord Metros Summit Centre. Minerva Way. Finneston. Glasgow. (041 204 2215). 5pm. £2.00 (£1.00). League. Note Eagles new regular face-offtime. halfan hour earlier than before.
_ UP AND RUNNING —THE KELVIN HALL
The Kelvin Hall has been extensively returbished as a sports complex, set tor an otticial opening on 30 November, with the lirsl event, an open graded athletics meeting staged by tom Glasgow clubs, two days later.
The Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena will provide Scotland with its first ever purpose built 200m indoor athletics traclt, a development welcomed by sprinter Tom McKean, one of the athletes lilter to enjoy early benetit Irom the new Iacility.
‘The indoor arena here is the best thing to happen to Scottish athletics in years.‘
The athletes. however, will not be the only ones catered tor at the new Arena. Other Iacilities include a multi-purpose Sports Hall with seating Ior 1500 spectators, and a Sports Arena with 1200 seats and a playing area big enough to hold both a basketball and a volleyball match simultaneously, should anyone wish to do such a peculiar thing, all in addition to the
Museum at Transport housed within the building which opens next year.
The Arena is looking to attract as many prestige events as possible, and hopes to secure a major European athletics meeting in the spring, while the 1993 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships are already committed. The Kelvin Hall is situated in Argyle Street, directly opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and is served by Glasgow Underground (Kelvin Hall).
For inlormatlon on events and ticket reservations, ring 041 357 2525. (Kenny Mathieson)
NORWICH UNION AUTUMN TROPHY FINAL I Murraylield Racers v Durham Wasps Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy (0592 5215 I ). 7. 15pm. £3.00 (£1 .75). The first major final of the new season replaces Fife‘s scheduled league match. and it should be a cracking re-match oflast season‘s British Final. with Racers out to avenge that defeat. Such success would doubtless be all the sweeter for taking place on the ice of their greatest rivals! See Backlist.
I Ayr Bruins v Streatham Redsltins Ayr lee Rink (all details as above).
I Ayr Bruins V File Flyers Ayr Ice Rink (all details as above).
I Murraylield Racers v Streatham Redskins Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh (031 337 6933). 6.30pm. £2.80(£l .70). Heineken League. I Glasgow Eagles v Deeside Dragons Summit Centre (all details asabove).
McEWANS INTER-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
I Glasgow v Edinburgh I lughenden. llughenden Road. Glasgow. 2pm. The National League goes into its winter shut-down. giving way to the District Championship.
I Glasgow District XV v Edinburgh District XV llughenden. llughendcn Road. Glasgow. Representative Match.
Friday 27—Sunday 29
I Marco's Leisure Scottish Closed Championship Marco's Leisure Centre. Grove Street. Edinburgh. ()31 228 2141. and The Snooker and Squash Centre. 146 Slateford Road. Edinburgh. 031 443 2211. Friday 6pm; Sat 10am; Sun 10.30am. Expected to attract Scotland‘s top players like Mark McLean. Frank Ellis. Alison Cruickshank. and Shirley Brown. the event is centred on Marco‘s. with the early stages ofthe Men‘s and Women‘s ‘B‘ Event at the SSC on Friday and Saturday morning. Details from Scottish Squash Rackets Association. 031 225 2505. or from venues.
TABLE TENNIS Saturday 28
I West at Scotland Open Bellahouston Sports Centre. 31 Bellahouston Drive. Glasgow. 041 427 5454. Details from Scottish Table Tennis Association . 031 225 3020. or from venue.
TENNIS Friday 4—Sunday 6
I Four Nations International Match Allander Sports Centre. Milngavie Road. Bearsden. Glasgow. 041 942 2233. 10am daily. Free. Scotland have the Boys segment this time as the Scots take on their English. Irish and Welsh counterpartson Allander‘s purpose built indoor courts. the first oftheir kind in Scotland.
WEIGHTLIFTING Saturday 28
I Scottish Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 031 661 5351. (Buses 4. 5. 26. 44). 9am.
I Scottish Schoolboys Championship Meadowbank (as above). 9am. The turn of the youngsters to do the puffing and heaving this week. Details on both events from venue or Scottish Amateur
Weightlifters Association. 031 334 6402.
4D The List 27 Nov — 10 Dec 1987