I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day. then bv event.
BADMINTON Saturday 12—Sunday 13
I Carlton Inter Group Competition (‘ockburn (‘entre. 4t) Bogmoor I’laee. Glasgow . 9.3(lant-S..‘~llpm approx both days. The nine Scottish regional groups compete against each other. with the senior event on Saturday . the minor on Sunday.
I Scotland V Sweden .‘ylagnum I .eisut e (‘entre. Irvine. Afternoon session 4pm; evening session 7. 1 5pm. Men's and women's singles and doubles. along with one mixed doubles match.
Thursday 24—Sunday 27
I Carlton Vauxhall Scottish Open Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. ()ualify ing roundson the first day begin at noon and goon until arottttd 9.30pm. Details of the otherthree days in our next issue.
MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
I Ml Livingston V Cumnock The forum. Almondyale West. [lyingslttlt \oon. I James Watt v East End James watt ('ollege. Nelson Street. ( ireenoek 4pm. WOMEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
I Ml Livingston v City of Edinburgh 'I’he
Forum (as above). 3pm.
MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
I Ml Livingston v Boroughmuir 'I'he I’orum (as above). Noon.
WOMEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
I Boroughmuir Aces v Rangers Meadowbank Sports ('entre. Edinburgh. 1.15pm.
I St Andrew's Sporting Club Albany llotel. Glasgow GB 7E.\'. (i.3tlpiit. ( Members
only -te|t)~ll 2485-161 2656lorenquiries).
After your dinner of arrosto di agnellocon patate al prcuemolo. settle dow n to watch the main bout - a light heavyweight contest between the undefeated Steye Williams of Grangemouth and Peter Brown from Bradford. The guest chairman will be Archie McPherson.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. I’owderhall Stadium.
Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh Each meeting includes ll) races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.2(lStand;£1.3thround.
I Race Days Tuesday . Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
FOOTBALL Saturday 12
I Aberdeen v Dundee Utd I’ittodrie. Aberdeen (Buses I. 2. 3. I l ). 3pm.
I Celtic V Rangers ('eltic l’ark . Glasgow (Buses bl . bl. ()4). 3pm. l)espite their recent hall-baked recovery in the league. ('eltie w ill need no reminding of August‘s 5 I defeat by Rangers. With the Ibrox side holding a healthy lead in the league. and thus able to afford the odd defeat. the teams' respective motivation points toa narrow home win.
I Dundee V St Mirren Dens Park. Dundee (Buses lb‘. 19.30.21). 3pm. A somewhat unpredictable mid-table clash. whtch giycn the Usual state of both teams‘ defences should at least contain the odd goal.
I Hearts V Hibs 'I'ynecastlc. Edinburgh (Buses l.3. 3. 4. 33. 3-1. 4-1). 3pm. ()n paper. this is I Iibs' biggest chance in years of recording a \ ictory at 'I‘ynecastle.
(‘y nics. however. would regard a tl-tldraw on a quagmire of a pitch as the more likely outcome.
A POST-CHRISTMAS A
Those hoping for an invigorating break atterthe ritual festive pig-out, or planning an escape Irom the cretinous relations who turn up every Christmas, could do worse than book a place on one of the winter courses at Glenmore Lodge, the Scottish Sports Council’s National Outdoor Training Centre.
Courses on otter range from the relative ease ot Winter Hillwalking, for which the only requirement is moderate titness, to Couloir Ski-ing, which teaches how to descend steep oft-piste slopes, and demands advanced skiing experience and a total absence ol the sell-preservation instinct. Alpine and Nordic Ski Mountaineering, Snow, Ice and Buttress Climbing, and an Avalanche course are just some at the other ophons.
I Motherwell v Hamilton Fir Park. Motherwell (All Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm. A crucial match for both sides: a defeat here for Hamilton would leave them all but relegated. while a win would put them within a point or two of Motherwell.
I Clydebank v Clyde Kilbowie Park. ('Iydebank (2 mins Singer station). 3pm. I FalklrltVAyrBrockville.Falkirk(100 yards Grahamston station). 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Airdrie Rugby Park. Kilmarnock ( l5 mins front stations). 3pm. I Partick Thistle V Fortar I‘irhill. Glasgow (Buses l .8. 2157.60.01 ).3pm. SECOND DIVISION
I Albion Rovers v East File ('liftonhill. (‘oatbridge ( It) mins (‘oatdyke station). 3pm.
I Oumbarton v Stenhousemuir Boghead. Dumbarton ( ltl mins Dumbarton East station). 3pm.
I Queen's Park v East Stirling i Iampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and Kings Park stations). 3pm.
I Aberdeen v Motherwell l’ittodrie. Aberdeen (as above). 3pm.
I Celtic V Hibs ('eltic Park. Glasgow (as above). 3pm.
I Dundee V Rangers Dens Park. Dundee (as above). 3pm.
I Hamilton V St Minen Douglas Park. Hamilton ( ltlil yards l Iamilton West station). 3pm. Another fixture which the struggling Accies mttst regard as a possible victory.
I Hearts v Dundee United 'I‘ynecastlc. Edinburgh (as above). 3pm.
Each course lasts torthree, five or six days, and prices, which include training, accommodation and food, start at £66. The centre also has an indoor multi-gym should you return in the evening with an ounce of strength left in yourteeble trame.
Outdoor facilities include a dry ski slope, a canoe pond, and two artiticial rock climbing towers. But situated as it is seven miles from Aviemore on the northern side of the Cairngorms, Glenmore Lodge’s real attraction is simply the fact that it is located in some oi Scotland's wildest, most mountainous country. Further intormation can be obtained trom the Scottish Sports Council, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh (tel 031 317 7200). (Stuart Bathgate).
I Alrdrie v Raith Rovers Broomfield. Airdrie (15 mins Airdrie station). 3pm.
I Ayr V Partick Thistle Somerset Park. Ayr (10mins Ayr station). 3pm.
I Clyde V Kilmarnock Firhill. Glasgow (as above). 3pm.
I Ounlermline v Clydebank East End Park. Dunfermline(15 mins from stations). 3pm.
I Meadowbank Thistle v StJohnstone Meadowbank. Edinburgh ( Buses -I. 5. 2b. 4-1. 51 ). 3pm.
I Morton V Falkirk (‘appielow. Greenock (5 mins (‘artsdyke station). 3pm. Possibly Scotland's match of the day between the chiefcontenders for promotion.
UEFA CUP THIRD ROUND FIRST LEG
As we went to press. Rangers and I Iearts were still in the III-LEA (up. Shouldeither of tbern get throttgh to the 'l‘htrd Round. which seems unlikely at present. they will play the first leg tonight. almost certainly at 7.30pm ifdrawn at home.
GYMNASTICS Saturday 12
I Thames TV Competition Scottish Finals Meadowbank Sports ( 'entre. Edinburgh. 2.15pm. Both women and men compete in this club event.
Friday 1B/Saturday 19
I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. (‘Iub £8; Eglinton £5. Racingbegins at 1pm for this National IIunt meeting. which opens the new season over the jumps at Ayr.
ICE HOCKEY Saturday 12
I Ayr Bruins v Durham Wasps Ay r Ice Rink.
gm ‘kiln: Roatigyr. 7.15pm. aturday
I File Flyers v Whitley Bay Warriors Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. 7. lﬁpm.
I Murraytield Racers v File Flyers Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. b.3(lpm. Traditionally an ill-tempered match between the country's top two learns.
INDOOR BOWLS Saturday 19
I Lothian Carpet Bowls Disabled Championships .Iack Kane (’entre. ZIIS Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. “lam—5pm. Played over a smaller area than the usual indoor version. carpet bowls has an obstacle in the middle ofthe rink to prevent players from driving.
JUDO Thursday 24—Sunday 27
I European Junior Judo Championships Kelvin lIalI Sports Arena. Argyle Street. Glasgow. (‘ANCELLED -- the British Judo Association was unable or unwilling to come up with the necessary funds.
LACROSSE Saturday 19
I Scottish Universities v Rest oI Scotland Peffermill. Edinburgh. lt).3()am.
NETBALL Saturday 19
I Intercity Tournament Kelvin l Iall. Glasgow. 10am—5pm approximately. Several teams from England will be competing against their Scottish counterparts from Glasgow. Edinburin and Dundee in two mini-leagues. the winners of which will contest the final.
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