The List selection of the best in sporting events overthe next fortnight. Sport is listed first by event and then byday.
I Scotland v Belgium v Ireland v Norwayv Wales Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 12.30pm. Having netted nothing in particular against teams as powerful asJersey. the Falklands and Tuvalo in the Commonwealth Games. Scotland's men and women have gone for the ideal fillip in the form of fourteams who. excepting Wales (Lynn Davies. Colin Jackson. et al) have rocked the world of athletics about as often as Scotland have won the World Cup. Ofthe Scottish squad selected. Brian Whittle stands out as an honourable exception to the Commonwealth Games farrago - in as well as out of the sports arena — since he at least managed to raise his performance for Auckland (4th in the 80(1m) while many others sought to lower theirs.
MEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I City ol Edinburgh v Kitchens Plus Saints Musselburgh Sports Centre. New Bigging. Musselburgh. 7.30pm. lnaugurating the new sports centre at Musselburgh. this fixture should result in a reasonably comprehensive victory for the Edinburgh side.
WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I Allin v Royal Deeside The Forum. Livingston. 1pm.
I Boroughmuir Aces v Bo’ness Wildcats Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 1.15pm.
I Paisley V City of Edinburgh Barrhead Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 1.45pm.
I Edinburgh Royals v Dundee Wester Hailes Education Centre. Edinburgh. 2.45pm.
MEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I MIM v Kitchens Plus Saints The Forum. Livingston. 3pm.
I Cumnoclt V Dundee C umnock Academy. Ayr Road. Cumnock. 3pm.
I Boroughmuir v East End Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Paisleyv City ol Edinburgh Barrhead Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 3.45pm.
WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I City of Edinburgh v Boroughmuir Aces Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.
MEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I East End v Cumnock Academy Eastbank Academy. Academy Street. Shettlcston. Glasgow. 8pm.
I City of Edinburgh v Boroughmuir Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. 8.30pm.
MEN’S FIRST DIVISION I Cumnoclt v City of Edinburgh Cumnock
Personally I gave up on snooker when the ‘Hurricane’ gave up head-butting officials. Other than that, I thought it was just a lot of balls. However, for those still dazzled by the baize the forthcoming encounter between Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry at the Livingston Forum on 18 February should be a cracker. It is the only time that the two in-lorm potters are scheduled to play each other in the Matchroom League.
The peripatetic League is the brainchild 01 Ken Upperton who developed it from exhibition games. It meanders around Scotland, the north
of England, Wales and Belgium with the ten participants playing each other once. Thus bringing top class competition to venues that would otherwise be out of the frame. In these encounters no appearance money is paid; each win is rewarded with three league points, the only linancial reward coming at the end 01 the season when the £220,000 pot is shared out according to final positioning. Currently, with thirteen matches gone, both White and Hendry are chasing Steve ‘lnteresting’ Davis, who has topped the League for the last three seasons. ‘Interesting’s’ success in the league, which boasts the top ten players in the world, underlines his remarkably consistent lorm. Although either of the two appearing at Livingston could be in line to topple him lrom his throne. Hendry recently won the StormSeaI UK Championships in Preston, beating Davis in the final, white White took the Everest trophy in Brentwood last December. Whichever ‘Young Pretender’ is most lilter to snatch Davis’ crown may well be decided at Livingston. (Ross Parsons) Jimmy White versus Stephen Hendry in the Stormseal Matchroom League, Livingston Forum, Sun 18 Feb, 7.30pm. £8 (05011) 419191.
Academy. Ayr Road. Cumnock. 3pm.
I Kitchens Plus Saints v Paisley Newbattle High School. Dalkeith. near Edinburgh. 4.15pm.
MEN'S FIRST DIVISION I MIM V East End The Forum. Livingston. 8pm.
I WDA Junior Light WellerweightTille Delence St Andrews Sporting Club. Albany Hotel. Glasgow. Reception 6.15pm. Dinner 7pm. Members£12. Guests £50. City of Culture celebrations continue with a bout of pugilism. Tim Burgess (from New York) defends his title against the London-based Tanzanian. Bozon Haule. With the president ofthe World Boxing Association. Monty Cohen. likely to be in attendance. the organisers hope that Glasgow might be seriously considered as major fight venue in the future. There will also be an official eliminator for the British Featherweight Championship. involving Newcastle‘s John Davison versus Peter Harris. from Swansea.
CURLING Wednesday 21-Sunday 25
I Bell's Islander Scottish Championship Central Scotland Ice Rink. Dunkeld Road. Perth. Wednesday from 7pm;
Thursday and Friday each from 10am; Saturday sees the end of the round robin tournament with games at 9am and 1pm; Sunday sees the first semi-final begin at 9am. with the second from 1(1am.andthe final scheduled for 3pm though this might change if BBC TV feel that STV coverage of the Celtic v Rangers Cup match poses too much of a threat to their viewing figures. Despite the elimination ofIast year‘s winner. Graeme Adam. at the playdown stage. there are four previous Scottish champions participating in the field often rinks. Ofthe ten.current European champion. Hammy McMillan. from Stranraer. has still to win the title. However. along with Perth‘s David Smith. he must be a favourite to win and therefore qualify as Scotland‘s representative in the World Championships. which are being held in Vasteras. Sweden. from March 31.
I Shawlield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow.
Greyhound racing now takes place five times a week: on Mondays. Tuesdays. Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays; with 1() races on a Monday and Friday. 11 ona Tuesday and Thursday. 12 on a Saturday. All races begin at 7.45pm. except on a Saturday. when proceedings commence at 7.3(1pm.
I Race Days Monday. Wednesday and
Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. Each meeting begins at
7. 15pm. with 10 races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Thursday 8. there is a BAGS (Bookmakers' Afternoon Greyhound Service) meeting. beginning at 1.31pm. On Monday 12. at 7.15pm. there will be a benefit meeting for the West Haugh Centre. From the same time on Wedndesday 21. there are four Open races — which will attract some of the best dogs in the country.
I Hearts v Dunlermline Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Celtic v Hibernian Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. With Hibs‘ chairman. David Duff. still looking fora joiner to build a cabinet to house the Tennents‘ Sixes Trophy. Celtic continue to struggle to find the form they will need for the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup in a fortnight‘s time
I St Alinen v Dundee Love Street. Paisley (5 mins Gilmour Street station). 3pm. What‘s happening to the world? St Mirren beat Aberdeen and pundits begin totip them for a place in Europe. Dundee borrow Derek Ferguson (with a black maria hovering in the background?) and there is the possibility that they might avoid relegation. Who‘s for the drop then? Hibs?
I Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Motherwell (all Motherwell buses pass the ground), 3pm.
I Airdrie V Ayr United Broomfield. Airdrie (5 mins Airdrie station). 3pm.
I Particlt Thistle v Morton Firhill Park. Maryhill. Glasgow (from Hope Street. buses nos 60. 61 and 66). 3pm.
I Meadowbank V Hamilton Meadowbank Stadium. London Road (from Princes Street. buses nos 26. 86. 85. 4. 44. 15).
I Clydebank v Forlar Athletic Kilbowie Park. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer station). 3pm.
I Falltirlt v St Johnstone Brockville. Falkirk (100 yards Grahamston station).
I East Stirling v Arbroath Firs Park. Falkirk (5 mins Grahamston station). 3pm
I Kilmarnock v Stirling Albion Rugby Park. Kilmarnock (5 mins Kilmarnock station). 3pm.
I Hibernian v Dunlermline Easter Road
Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Rangers v Hearts lbrox stadium.
Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground).
I Motherwell v Dundee Fir Park.
Motherwell (all Motherwell buses passthe round). 3pm.
I Ayr United v Forfar Athletic Somerset
Park. Ayr. 3pm.
I Clyde V Hamilton Firhill Park. Maryhill.
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