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


Saturday 28

I East District Men's Championships Mcadowbank Stadium. London Road. . Edinburgh. 10am.

I West District Men’s Championships Dam

Park Stadium. Ayr. 10am.

. Sunday 29

i I East v West Crownpoint Stadium.

Crownpoint Road. Glasgow. Women. 1 lam

1 WednesdayI

I Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix 10km Race Run

. on the Sri ('hinmoy Peace Milefl‘he ' Meadows. Edinburgh (an accurately

measured. fast. flat one-mile loop). All grades of runner welcome. from elite i‘accrs to joggers and fun-runners. Race begins at 7pm. Registration at the

Pay ilion. Jawbone Walk. from (1.30pm.

Wednesday 8

I Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix One Mile Race See Wed I for details.

BASKETBALL - Tuesday 31

I Great Britain v People's Republic ofChina Meadow-bank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. £2(£I).This ()lympic warm-up will be the first time that the People's Republic of China have played in Scotland.

Monday 8

I Whitbread Sporting Club I-Iospiialiiy Inn. Cambridge Street. Glasgow. 04] 332

33] I . Professional Boxing. Members Only. Membership enquiries to Helen Smith at Hospitality Inn (direct line04l 332 5024).

Wednesday 8

I Professional Boxing Edmislon Club. lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (Copland Road Underground). Members enquiries to venue. Dave McCabc v Nick Meloccia top the hill.

Monday 13

I St Andrews Sporting Club Albany Hotel. Bothwell Street. Glasgow. 04] 248 2656. Professional Boxing. Members Only. Membership enquiries to Anne Arthur at Albany Hotel during week preceding

CRICKET Saturday 28

STODDARD COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP I Stirling County v Perthshire Williamfield. Stirling. l.30pm I West Lothian v Aberdeenshire Boghall. Linlithgow. 1.30pm. HALL WESTERN UNION I Uddingston v Drumpellier Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 2pm. I Ferguslie v Kelburne Meikleriggs. Paisley. 2pm. I Clydesdale v Poloc Titwood. Beaton Rd. Glasgow. 2pm. I West of Scotland v Greenock Hamilton


Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Ayr v Kilmarnocli Cambusdoon. Alloway. 2pm.


I Carlton v Heriots FP The Pavilion.

' Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 2pm.

' I Stenhousemuirv Royal High The Tryst.

Larbert. 2pm.

I Grange v Edinburgh Acads Raeburn

Pla c. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Dunnikierv Watsonians Dunniker Park. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

Sunday 29


I Strathclyde West v Central Glenpark. Brisbane St. Greenock. 2pm.

I Strathclyde East v Edinburgh Titwood. Beaton Rd. Glasgow. 2pm.

Saturday 4


I Clackmannan County v Perthshire The Arns. Alloa. 1.30pm.

I Fileshire v Stirling County McKane Park. Dunfcrmlinc. 1.30pm.

I Ayrshire v Fortarshire The Oval. Prestwick. 1.30pm.


I Drumpellier v Ayr Langloan. Coatbridge.


I Greenock v Ferguslie Glenpark. Brisbane St. Greenock. 2pm.

I Poloc v West of Scotland Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Kilmamock v Clydesdale Kirkstylc. Kilmarnock. 2pm.

I Kelbume v Uddingston Whitehaugh. Paisley. 2pm.


I Grange v Watsonians Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.


Grasscourt Championships, Craiglockhart Sports Centre After last year's rain-soaked disaster the organisers of the Bank Of Scotland Grasscourt Championships have picked up their fledgling event, given it the once-over with a large fluffy towel and a durable hairdryer and knocked together a not unimpressive list of international competitors. Canadian Not Carling Bassett will be joined by Wendy Turnbull and Catarina Lindqvist. The Swede’s coach, John Lloyd, will be appearing in the doubles. In the absence of last year's winner, Gabriela Sapatini, the main attraction will be Hana Mandlikova, the Czech-born Australian ranked 5th in the world. Mandlikova‘s balletic game contains such great fluidity, touch and surprise that it should be a ioy to watch. Ivan Lendl's failure to honour his (written) commitment to the Scottish public has left the men’s draw looking slightly shaky, although last year’s finalists Anders Jarryd and Andres Gomez will be returning. Tournament director Karen Scott is currently pursuing John McEnroe at the French Open in Paris in an effort to secure an

I Edinburgh Acads v Stenhousemuir Raebum Place. Stockbridgc. Edinburgh. 2 m.

I Royal ngh v Carlton Jock‘s Lodge. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy t! Dunnlltler Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

Sunday 5

I Strathclyde West v North Whitehaugh. Paisley. 2pm.

I Central v Strathclyde East The Tryst. Larbert. 2pm


Saturday 28—Sunday 29

I International Cycling Meadowbank Velodrome. London Road. Edinburgh (adjacent to Sports Centre). Madison racing returns to Scotland after a fifteen year absence. when the British Madison Racing Championship will be contested as part of the East of Scotland International track meeting this weekend. The format originated. like marathon dances. during the Great Depression in the US.when teams raced over six-days non-stop. but the event is now fixed at the gruelling but rather more civilized 80 kilometres. or 320 laps of the Meadowbank circuit. Two-rider teams. one racing. one lapping at low speed alternately. attempt to win by lapping or picking up points in the frequent sprints.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium.

Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for I0 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand: £I .30(iround.


I Race Days 'I‘uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglcn Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.

FOOTBALL Saturday 4

I Monklands Festival Five-a-Side Finals

invaluable crowd-puller for the event. Should she fail, the organisers are hoping to lure the ebullient Yannick Noah, a showman of peerless proportions, and the American grasscourt specialist Tim Mayotte.

Meanwhile, Bloomsbury have just published ‘Open Tennis’ by Times' writer Richard Evans. Warmly and accurately written, it offers an intriguing insight into the political manouevring which brought about the abolition of ‘shamateurism', the first open Wimbledon of 1968, and the shaping of the modern game. It also chronicles some of the classic matches and great players of the last twenty years. but at £12.95 you might be better investing in a ticket for the final at Craiglockhart.

Coatbridge Leisure Centre. Bank Street. Coatbridge. 2pm.

GRIDIRON Sunday 29


I Lanarkshire Pirates v Clydesdale Colts Kelvin Bowl. Kelvin Industrial Estate. East Kilbride. 2pm.

I Edinburgh Eagles v Granite City Oilers Saughton Astro-Turf Complex. Stevenson Drive. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Glasgow Diamonds v Musselburgh Magnums Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglcn Road. (ilasgow 2pm.


I Glasgow Lions v Manchester All-Stars Ilelenvale Sports Centre. Helenvale Street. Glasgow. 3pm. £3 (£2.50). PREMIER DIVISION

I Edinburgh Eagles v Clydesdale Colts Saughton Astro-Turf Complex. Stevenson Drive. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Glasgow Diamonds v Lanarkshire Pirates Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow . 2pm.


I lnverclyde Crusaders v Fite 49'ers

Ray enscraig Stadium. (irecnock. 2pm. I KL Burners v Lothian Chieftains Dam Park Stadium. Ayr. 2pm.


I Scotland v Iceland Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. Senior men and women.

HOCKEY Monday 6

I Monklands Festival Inter-District Tournament Airdrie Leisure Centre. Motherwell Street. Airdrie. 7pm.

Monday 6

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh (8 mls south of Edinburgh on the A l ). Club £7. Paddock £3.50. First Race 6.45pm. Flat meeting.

Tuesday 7

I Hamilton Hamilton Park Racecourse. Hamilton (access via M74). Club £9. Paddock £4.50 (Couples £7). First Race 6.45pm. Flat Meeting.

KARATE Monday 6

I Monklands Festival Inter-District Tournament (‘oatbridge Leisure Centre. Bank Street. Coatbridge. 7pm.


I Knockhill Knockhill. near Dunfermline (Circuit Office 0383 723337). 1.30pm. Motor racing in various classes.


Monday 6

I Monklands Festival Inter-District Tournament Airdric Leisure Centre. Motherwell Street. Airdric. 7pm.

Friday 27

I Edinburgh Monarchs v Arena Essex Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. 7.15pm. £3.50inc programme. National League.

I Glasgow Tigers v Mildenhall Fen Tigers Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglcn Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). National League.

24 The List 27 May 9 June 1988