I Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event.

ATHLETICS Saturday 16—Sunday 17

I Scottish National Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. Glasgow. ()41 357 2525. Starting time and prices to be announced check with venue for details. or the Scottiin Amateur Athletics Association. 031 226 4401 . This event. the first major championship to he held on the prestigious new indoor facility at the Kelvin Arena. should attract a highly competitive field.

[:ASKETBALL Sundaylo

I MIM V DC? London l-‘orum. .»\lmondvale West. Livingston. 4pm. l-‘ami1y£5;£2 (£1 )1 Student £1.50. Carlsbcrg British League.

I MI Livingston v Pentland l-‘urum (its above). opm. Division One ( Men I.

I Glasgow Airport v Team Simpson Donald Barrhead Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 3.45pm. Division ()nc (Men). I Palmers Motors v Ml Livingston Barrhead SC(asabo\e). 1.45pm. I)i\isinfl ()nc (Women).

Friday 15

I Boroughmuirv Glasgow Airport

Meadow bank Sports Centre. London Road. lidinburgh. 7.45pm. Div ision()nc (Men ).

Saturday 16

I Team Simpson Donald v Ml Livingston Stirling L'niyersity. Stirling. '7pm. Division ()ne(.\1en).


I MIM V Solent Stars Forum (as above ). 4pm. Prices as above. Carlsberg British League.

I MI Livingston v Boroughmuir l‘orum (its above). (rpm. Division ()nc (Men).

I MI Livingston V Royals I‘orum ( as above). 2pm. I)i\ ision ()nc ( Women I. I Pentland v Dundee .Iaek Kane ( ‘entr'c. 208 Niddrie Mains Road. Izdinburgh. 3.15pm. Division()ne (Men).

I All Blacks v Aces 'l‘y necastle l ligli School. McLeod Strccl. l'diiiburgh. 3.15pm. Division One (\Vomen).

I Palmers Motors v Dundee Barrhead Sc (asaboyel. 1.30pm. l)i\ision()ne (Women ).

mu- Wednesday 20

I British Lightweight Title: Alex Dickson (Holder) v Steve Boyle (Challenger) Sl-.( ‘( ‘. Finnieston. (ilasgow .041 248 3000. CANCLiLLl-LD.

This important fight has been postponed due to illness of Alex Dickson. and w ill be rearranged later in the year.

CURLING Wednesday 13—Sunday17

I Clydesdale Bank Scottish Ladies Championship Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy ((1.592 52 I 51 ). “(ed ".30an 'l'hurs—I-‘ri 0am. 12.45pm. 530me Sat 9.30am. 2pm. evening session it tie-break required; Sun Semi-l-inals 9.30am. l‘inal

1.30pm. Admission Free. The Ladies turn to take the spotlight in theirnational championship. and a chance for our curlers to hone their competitive instincts before the World Ladies Championship in (ilasgow later this year. Sunday‘s final will be televised. probablv in highlight form.


I Race Days 'l‘uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium.

Beaverhall Road. lidinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.20Stand:£1.30(}round.


I Race Days 'l'uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. (ilasgow. Race meetings are for 11) races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


Saturday 9


I Dunlermline v Hearts liasi lind Park. Dunlermlinel 15 mins from Stations). 3pm. Probably all-ticket to aceomodate Hearts large travellingsupport.

I Hibs v Aberdeen Iiaslet' Road. Edinburgh ( Buses 4. 5. I5. 42. 44). 3pm. I Motherwell v Dundee l-‘ir Park. .‘ytotlier'well ( All Motltei‘well buses pass

ground). 3pm.

I Bangers V Morton lbrox. Glasgow (2 mins from lbrox Underground). 3pm.

I St Mirren V Celtic Love Street. Paisley (10mins from Gilmour St Station). 3pm. First Division

I Airdrie V Kilmamock Broomfield. Airdrie (15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm.

I Clyde v Meadowbank Firhill. Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 21.57. 60. 61 ). 3pm.

I Clydebank v Baith Kilbowie. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.

Saturday 16


I Celtic V Hibs Celtic Park. Glasgow (Buses (TI . ()2. 64). 3pm.

I Falkirkv St Mirren Brockville. Falkirk (100 yds from (irahamston Station). 3pm. I Hearts V Rangers 'I‘ynecastle. lidinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44). 3pm. All-ticket. Key fixtures over the holiday period may have seen positional switches at the top of the Premier Division. but this is certain to be a vital match in any case in a title chase which looks likely to go right to the last day.

I Morton v Motherwell Cappiclow. Circenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.


I Dumbarton V 003 Boghead. Dumbarton ( 10mins from Dumbarton liast Station). 3pm.

I Hamilton v East File 1)oug|as Park. Hamilton ( 15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.

I Meadowbank v Clydebank Meadow-bank Stadium. lidinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 2b. 44). 3pm.

I Partick V Fortar liirhill (as above). 3pm.

HOCKEY Saturday 9-Sunday1D

I Glenliddich Men's Indoor Hockey Tournament Kelvin Hall Sports Arena.


There are no shortage of sporting reference books on the market these days. but Alex Hosie's The Scottish Sportsbook 1987-88 (Mainstream. £3.95) attempts to find a slot of its own by encompassing a whole range of sports played in this country. Hosie‘s blow-by-blow review of last year runs from August 1986, and the signing of one Terry Butcher, through to Mid-Argyll's victory in Shinty‘s Carmichael Cup a year later, followed by sell-contained sections on individual sports. Here. the selection process becomes rather arbitrary,


leading to the omission ol Basketball and Ice Hockey, even though Shinty and Pool (a sport sponsored by Alloa Breweries. who also support this publication) are included.

For those with a consuming interest in sport beyond our borders, and a notion to support a good cause, the leading sports photo agency Allsport have produced a Global Sporting Calendar lor 1988, with all proceeds going to the Sport Aid ’88 Appeal a year-long series of events to raise money to aid famine victims in Africa. In large poster form. it features a whole range of significant international occasions, with a colourful central block of 180 small pictures from their prodigious files. The calendar costs £2 plus 70p p&p; cheques, made payable to ‘Sport Aid ‘88 Calendar', should be sent to Sport Aid ‘88, PO Box 461 . London NW1 2ND. (Kenny Mathieson)

Argyle Street. Glasgow. ()41 357 2525. Sat 9.45am. last game starts 7.50pm; Sun 9.30am. Final 4pm. Admission £3 (f l .50); ticket covers both days. with no reduction for one day only; children admitted free before 1 1am on Saturday. Scotland's MIM. Menzieshill and Western will take on learns from five countries in this year's event. including Avoca from Ireland. England‘s East (irinstead. and the current holders. Arminen of Austria. Particular interest will undoubtedly be shown in the CK debut of the Buccaneers. a highly successful touring side of internationalists from Holland. Sunday's final will be televised live by BBC. with other matches being covered in highlight form.


I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh (S rnls from Edinburgh on the A l ). National Hunt. Club £7. Paddock £3.50. First race 12.45pm.


Saturday 9

I Fife Flyers v Dundee Tigers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy (0592 52151 ). "7.15pm. L5.IXI(£I.75). HeinekenLeague.


I Glasgow EaglesvSunderland Chiefs Summit Centre. Miners a Way . 1*inneston. (ilasgow.(041204 2215). 5pm. £2.00 (£1.00). League.


I Murrayfield Racers v File Flyers Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riycrsdale Crescent. Iidinburgh (031 33" (1933 ). (1.30pm. £2.80(£l.70). Scottish Cup. The Scottish Cup round-robin continues in this always dramatic clash. with both teams looking to qualify for the l-inal at Murrayt'ield later in the season.


I Ayr Bruins v Durham Wasps .-\y 1' Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr (0292 2(13024 1. 7.15pm. £2.50(£1.50). Heineken League. I Glasgow Eagles v Cleveland Bombers Summit Centre (all details asaboy e).

.NETBALL Saturday 16—Sunday 17

I Scotland v North-West Region John Wright Sports ( ‘enlre. (‘alderwood Road. Itasl Kilbride (035 52 37231 1. Senior and Junior. Check w ith venue for details.



Saturday 9

I Watsonians v Hawick My reside. Myreside Road. Izdinburgli. 2pm. Watsonians entertain the leaders as Rugby gets back to League business following the Inter-District matches. Weather permitting. of course.

I Glasgow Acads v Musselburgh New Anniesland. 1lelensbuigli Drise. (ilasgow . 2pm.

I Edinburgh Acads V Ayr Raeburn Place. lidinburgh. 2pm.

I Heriots F? v Boroughmuir( ioldenacl'c. lnyerleitli Row. ladinburgh. 2pm.

Wednesday 13

I Glasgow U21 v Glasgow DistrictXV

llughenden. lIuglienden Road. ( ilasgow.

'7pm. Repl'esenlalise .‘slatch.


I Senior Home International Marco's Leisure ( ~cnlre. ( iroy e Street. ixdmburgli. 05122S 2141 Starting times and pricesto be announced check with s cnue.

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