I Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event.
ATHLETICS Saturday 6
I Great Britain V France Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 041 357 2525. Opening Ceremony 1pm; first Field event 1.10pm. first Track 1.30. Tickets £4.50 (£2.50) from venue. Bellahouston and Crownpoint Sports Centres. or Parks Dept. 37 High Street. (ilasgow. The Kelvin Hall are keeping their pledge to bring top quality athletics to (ilasgow. and their will be no shortage of star performers when both squads are named.
I Scottish Select v Midland Counties Kelvin Hall Sports Arena (as above). Opening Ceremony 1.50pm. first Field and Track events 2pm. The sides may lose one or two athletes to a (ireat Britain match down south. but should still muster an impressive line-up for the second week running here.
BADMINTON Friday 5—Sunday 7
I Girobanlt Scottish National Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. Fri 7pm; Sat 9.30am: Sun Semi~finals 10am. Final 2pm. £1 (50p). A very strong field will be competing for this major championship in the Scottish calendar.
Monday B—Saturday 13
I Edinburgh Evening Tournament Meadowbank (as above). b.30pm. Admission free (there may be a nominal charge for the Final on Friday). More Badminton action at the Edinburgh centre. with the golden jubilee ofthe Edinburgh tournament.
BASKETBALL Saturday 6
I Team Simpson Donald v Dundee Stirling University. Stirling. 7pm. Division ()ne (Men).
I MIM v Calderdale Explorers Forum. Almondvale West. Livingston. 4pm. Family £5; £2 (£1 ); Student £1 .50. Carlsberg British League.
I MI Livingston V GEAR Forum (as above). 6pm. Division One (Men).
I City at Glasgow v Scottish Farm St.Aiden‘s High School. Rigby Street. Glasgow G32. 1pm. Women‘s Play-Offs. I Palmers Motors v Dunedin Barrhcad Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 1.20pm. Women‘s Play-Offs.
I MI Livingston v Edinburgh Royals Forum (as above). 2pm. Women’s Play-Offs.
I All-Blacks v Dundee Tynecastlc High School. McLeod Street. Edinburgh. 3.45pm. Women‘s Play-Offs.
I MIM V Kingston Forum (as above). 8pm. Prices as above. Carlsberg British League. I Boroughmulrv Pentland Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 7.45pm. Division One (Men).
I Boroughmulrv Dunedin Meadowbank (as above). 6.15pm. Women's Play-Offs.
I Scottish Farm vlnverclyde Hillpark High School. Cairngorm Road. (ilasgow. Women's Play-Offs.
I Scotland V England Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. (ilasgow. 041 357 2525. Schools lnternational.
I Team Simpson Donald v Boroughmuir Stirling L'niversity (as above). 7pm. Division One (Men).
I Edinburgh Royals v All Blacks Forrester High School. Edinburgh. 8. 15pm.
I All-Blacks v Palmers Motors Meadowbank (as above). 4.45pm. Senior Women's Cup Semi-Final.
I Ml Livingston v Edinburgh Royals Meadowbank (as above). (3.30pm. Senior Woman's Cup Semi-Final.
I Glasgow Airport v Cumnock Barrhead Sports Centre (as above). 3.45pm. Division ()ne (Men).
I Penlland V GEAR Jack Kane Centre. 208 Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. 3. 15pm. Division ()ne (Men).
I City of Glasgow v Bellarmine St Aitlcn‘s High (as above). 1.15pm. Women's Play-offs.
I MIM V Derby Rams Forum (as above ). 8pm. Pricesasabove. League Cup.
Thursday 11—Sunday 14
I Scottish Junior Championship Lanarkshire Ice Rink. off Muir Street. Hamilton. Thurs—Fri 10am; Sat 8.30am: Sun Semi-Finals 9.30am. Final 2.30pm.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. l’owderhall Stadium.
Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand: £1 .30(iround.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
FDDTBALL Saturday 6
I Celtic V Motherwell Celtic Park. (ilasgow (Buses 61.62.64). 3pm. There will be a certain interest here in the outcome ofthe all-ticket Aberdeen—Rangers clash at Pittodrie. which could seriously dent title hopes for either side.
I Falkirlt v Dunferrnline Brockville. Falkirk (100 yds from Grahamston Station). 3pm. I Ribs V Dundee Easter Road. Edinburgh (Buses4. 5. 15. 42. 44). 3pm.
I St erren V Hearts Love Street. Paisley (10mins from Gilmour St Station). 3pm. FIRST DIVISION
I Airdrie v Dumbarton Broomfield. Airdrie (15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm.
I Clydebank V ODS Kilbowie . Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.
I Hamilton V Clyde Douglas Park. Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.
I Particlt V Ralth Firhill (as above). 3pm.
I Rangers v Monaco lbrox. Glasgow (2 mins from lbrox Underground). 7.30pm. Friendly. A chance for Rangers tans tosee what might have been. in the shape of Mark Hateley. and for Rangers to test their mettle against top European opposition before the European Cup quarter-final clash next month.
l I Duntermline V Bordeaux East End Park. I Dunferrnlinc ( 15 mins from Stations). ; l l
7.30pm. European action returns to East End Park with this enterprising friendly against the talented Bordeaux side.
I Dunfermline v Dundee Utd East End Park. Dunferrnline ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm.
I Heanstberdeen Tynccastle. , Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34.44). 3 3pm. Another crunch match in the most competitive Premier League race for some 1 years. although other results may have blunted either challenge by now.
I Morton V Falkirk Cappielow. (ircenock (5 mitts from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.
I Motherwell v Hibs Fir Park. Motherwell (All Mothcrwell buses pass ground). 3pm. I Rangersv St Mirren lbrox. (ilas‘gow(2 mins from lbrox Underground). 3pm. FIRST DIVISION
I Airdrie V Forfar Broomfield. Airdriel 15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm.
I Clyde V 003 Firhill. Glasgow ( Buses 1. S. 21 . 57, ()0. ()1 ). 3pm.
I Clydebanlt v East Fife Kilbowic. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.
I Meadowbank v Hamilton .‘yteatlowlxink Stadium. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 2o. 44). 3pm. An interesting clash between twoot the front-runners in this division.
GYMNASTICS Saturday 13
I Scottish Girls Under-10 Championships Barrhcad Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 11.15am. £1 (50p). No. it'snot a misprint — they start them young at this game. and finish them pretty youngas well. The Championship will finish around i 1.45pm. and will be followed by an event I for older (but not much)competitors.
I Scottish Junior Inter-District Tournament Meadow bank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 10am. Men'sHockcy.
Friday 12—Saturday 13
I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. National Hunt. Club £8; Eglinton £5. First Race 1.45pm both days.
ICE HOCKEY ’
I Murrayfield Racers v Durham WaSps Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh (031 337 6933). 6.30pm. £2.80(£1.70). Heineken League. ; A vital home match for Racers. who have a Couple of scores to settle with the visitors. A win is essential if the home side are to keep pressure on the surprise front-runners Whitley at the top ofthe league.
IAyrBruinsv Murrayfield Racers Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr (0292 263024). 7.15pm. £2.50(£1.50). Heineken League. More points Murrayfield must take. with another home match tomorrow
night. but Bruins havs shown signs ofa rally alter a poor start to the season.and will make it tough for the visitors.
I Fife Flyers v Solihull Barons Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkealdy (0592 52151). 7.15pm. £3.00(£1.75). Heineken League. First of a double-header for Solihull. and a return to Scotland for es-Murrayfield star Rick Fera. sorely missed by Racers this SCZISUII. -
I Murrayfield Racers v Solihull Barons Murray field Ice Rink (all detailsas above).
I Glasgow Eagles v Blackpool Seagulls
Sport Aid‘s anthem, ‘Change The World‘. is available from Monday 15 Feb on Rage Records, and hopefully about to make a pile of money forthe African famine relief fund. ltshould also bring its creators Buddy Curtess and The Grasshoppers a bit of the fame that the London-based nine-piece deserve. They were backstage at the Sport Aid benefit in Queens Park Rangers‘ ground, opening for names like Wet Wet Wet and Pepsi and Shirlie, when they got the idea of changing the words ottheir song ‘Paint The World‘ appropriately to ‘Change The World'. The organisers, and the 16.DDD-strong crowd. loved it,and it was only a matter of time before it became the theme song of the campaign. Sport Aid‘s Nick Cater istull of enthusiasm for the record, and likes the Grasshoppers' attitude. ‘lt‘s a kids‘ record,‘ he says, ‘good and catchy. I think it shows that it doesn‘t have to be boring to care. We’ve got a nice video to go with it (directed free of charge by the director of videos for bands like Doctor and The Medics), very sporty. They‘re not afraid to make tools of themselves.‘
Tony, Buddy Curtess and The Grasshoppers' keyboard player and songwriter, is on his way out to play squash when The List chases him up, so there‘s no reason to doubt his sporting credibility. As he tells it, ‘the band got together from four or five members of a football team about three years ago. There was an end-ol~season betthat I couldn‘t get a nine-piece band together.‘ Last year they played 250 gigs. This yearthey‘re going to be working for their careers plus putting in as much work as possible for Sport Aid around the country.
A future as TV stars, or at least guests of Ruby Wax, beckons, now that they have secured the post of resident band on ‘Don‘t Miss Wax‘ for six weeks. Tuesday 16 will be the live unveiling of ‘Change The World‘, and definitely the start of something big. Buy the record, sing the song, change the world. (Mab) I From this issue onwards The List will be running a regular noticeboard for Sport Aid events and information. Sport Aid are active allyearthis year raising moneyto help famine relief in Africa. Theirprogramme culminates in a world-wide event in September. Keep watching this space.
40 The List 5 — 18 February 1988