Glasgow (from Hope Street. buses nost. 61 and 66). 3pm.

I Morton v St Johnstone Cappiclow Park. Greenock (5 mins Cartsdyke station).

3 m.

IpEaIItIrIt v Clydebanlt Brockvillc. Falkirk (100 yards Grahamston station). 3pm.

I Alrdrie v Particlt Thistle Broomficld. Airdrie (5 mins Airdrie station). 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Stirling Albion v Goeen oi the South Annfield Park. Stirling. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v East Stirling Boghead. Dumbarton (10mins Dumbarton East station). 3pm.

I Oueen's Parlt v Stranraer Hampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Brechln City Ochilview. Larbert. 3pm.

HOCKEY Saturday 10

NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION ONE. WOMEN The Women‘s outdoor league recommences after its winter break. with Glasgow Western’s dominance ofthe indoor league likely to be carried to the outdoor version.

I Glasgow Western v Boroughmuir Strathclyde University Playing Fields. noon.

I Edinburgh Ladies v iiutchesons Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh . 4.30pm.

Saturday 17

NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION ONE. WOMEN I Edinburgh Ladies v Aberdeen lion Accord Mcadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 4.30pm.

I Moray llouse v llutchesons Moray House. Cramond Campus. near Edinburgh. 2pm.


I Meadowbenlt Sports Centre Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. starting at 10.10am. There are two sections taking place. one in the morning. the other in the afternoon. Of the two. the more attractive has to be the afternoon group since it features the three sides who competed so well in the Glenfiddich tournament not so long ago. namely NMP Menzieshill, Edinburgh

MIM and lndespension Western.


I indoor Cup Finals Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 10am. £2 (Under-18. free). Television coverage of indoor hockey continues. which will come as a relief to those anxious to keep track of John Christie‘s haircut. The Menzieshill captain had shaved his team‘s prefix. ‘NMP‘. on the back of his head forthe Glenfiddich tournament. He subsequently performed so well (particularly at penalty corners) he was ad judged ‘Playcr of the Tournament‘. NMP represent just one of three major threats to reigning champions in the Men‘s competition. MIM Edinburgh: the other two being lndespension Western and Geddcs Kelburne. The quality of play should be bristling despite Scotland‘s men registering largely disappointing performances in the Four Nations Cup at Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago -said to have been partly caused by a last minute change in the programme. giving Scotland next to no time to recover from the flight to London before they played their first match. In the Women's section. Glasgow Western’s hopes to retain their position as a cut above the rest will be most severely tested by Edinburgh Ladies.

l Fr day 9/Saturday 10

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. Whitlctts Road. Ayr. Club £10. Paddock £5. Carriek Stand concessions £1. National Hunt racing on



Tug-oi-war, what is it good lor? Absolutely nothing, as Edwin Starr so memorably sang. As a spectator sport it trails in somewhere below snail-racing but above darts. As a participatory sport? ‘Heave, heave, heave. heave . . .’ ilo, nothing there:

skill, flair

and imagination disallowed.

What we seem to have on our hands here is a bunch ol men pulling a rope. Nothing more, nothing less. What drives them to it? Perhaps they've put up all the shelves they could ilnd. changed all the plugs in the house and yet for some strange reason still tool a sad, yearning emptiness, a need to attest to their manhood. So what better than to grab hold oi a limp obiect, ierlt it rigid and pull some other man into you. Perhaps even tossing him to the iloor.

What a sweaty spectacle! Pained laces, contorted muscles, spasmodic agony and just a devilish little touch of humiliation. him, very nice boys. 01 course it has no homoerotic overtones.

The lirst recorded indoor tug-ol-war loolr place in Glasgow 97 years ago. The two teams involved were both irom a venerable institution oi incorruptibility, accountability and intellectual ability. lam oi course reierrlng to the police.

The lirst UK tug-oi-war championship takes place at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow on Saturdale and Sunday 11: lor the open event, teams will travel lrom all over Europe lor yet another maior triumph of intercultural exchange in 1990. (Sara Villiers)

both days.


each starting at 1.45pm.


I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £8. Paddock £4 (paddock concessions available). More jumping. beginning at 1.45pm.



ay10/Sunday 11

I National Championships Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club. Ardrossan. Phone 0294 68372 for details. The semi-finals and finals of the National Championships. After Scotland's relatively good performance in Auckland. perhaps this is the sport to get into.



I Ayr Raiders v Durham Wasps Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr.7. 15pm. Although Murrayfield seem to be on a roll of victories at the moment. the limelight has been caught recently by a very strong Wasps side. However. not content with this. they have just negotiated the transfer of a player who has already been tipped to be the most valuable player in the country. In Alexander Koznevkov. not only have they brought in the first Soviet intothc


League but they have a player

whose intelligent understanding ofthe game. composure and distribution ofthe puck seem to be unrivalled.

Saturday 17

I File Flyers v Peterborough Pirates


lee Rink.7.15pm. With

attendances undergoing a slight decline. Fife have given themselves a boost by signing Paul Hand (brother ofTony from the Racers) from Petcrborough Pirates. Paul. a GB internationalist. is rated the number two dcfcnccman in the country. I Ayr Raiders v Soiihuil Barons Ayr ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr. 7pm.

I Murraylleid Racers v Whitley Bay Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.


I Murraylield Racers v Sollhull Barons Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.

I File Flyers v Ayr Raiders Kirkealdy Ice Rink. 7. 15pm.

RUGBY Saturday 10

MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE, OIVISION1 I Edinburgh Acads ll Ayr Raeburn Place. Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Ayr. like Selkirk. are fighting hard to avoid the second of two relegation places. With West of Scotland almost assured of Second Division rugby next season. the others at risk have only three matches to go before the season is completed.

I Reriot’s v Boroughmuir Goldenacre. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Just as time is running out for the teams near the foot of the Division One it is for Heriot‘s whose remaining matches against Boroughmuir. Glasgow lligh/Kelvinside and Gala all represent a tough test of their title aspirations. McEWAN‘S NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION 2 I Glasgow Acads v Dalziel HS FP New Anniesiand. Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 2.30pm.

I Watsonians v Langholm M yrcside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Currie v Edinburgh Wands Malleny Park. Balerno. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

Wednesday 14

I Glasgow 0-21 v Edinburgh 0-21 llughenden. Hughenden Road. Glasgow. 2.30pm.

Thursday 15

I Scottish Students v French Students Goldenacrc. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

Saturday 17

I Scotland 1! France Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Ticket prices: Centre Stand (£14). East Side (£1 1). West Wing (£10). Enclosure (£7). Ground (£4). Schoolboy Ground (£3). Schoolboy Enclosure (£2). Judging by the number of adverts offering astronomical sums for tickets. the chances are that all tickets have been sold. Transferring a ticket - via these adverts or not - can bring a serious penalty. especially if the ticket was sold originally through a club allocation.


STORMSEAL MATCIIROOM LEAGUE I Jimmy White v Stephen Hendry The Forum. Livingston. 7.30pm. £8. See panel

TUG OF WAR Saturday 10/Sunday 11

I UK and European Invitation Championships Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 10am. £2. See panel.



I Klnlelth Plant v Su Ragazzi Moray House. Cramond Campus. near Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £1 . Since Su Ragazzi are one of only three sides to have defeated league leaders. Kinieith Plant. this match deserves its evening billing as the annual promotional match for the Edinburgh side. Kinieith are not only hopingto reverse the result so as to consolidate their position at the top of the league. but look forward to both a big crowd and Tommy Kane keeping his mouth shut. Mr Kane. you see. was sent off in the last match against Su Ragazzi. having uttered one or two profanities here and there. Should be a good evening if you want to see yourfirst volleyball match.


I Provincial Insurance v Elliott Sports Jets

Tynecastle High School. McLeod Street. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.



I Kinieith Plant v Team File The Forum. Livingston, 7.30pm.

I Elliott Sports Jets it Alrdrie Moray House. Cramond Campus. near Edinburgh. noon.


I Alrdrie v Grangebum Coaches Phone 041-774-9255 for details.

Saturday 17


I Alrdrie v Kinieith Plant Columba Sports Centre. Coatbridge. 2.30pm.

I Beilshill Cardinals v Team Novasport Cardinal Newman High School. Bellshill. Glasgow. noon.

I Elliott Sports Jets v Krystal Klear Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive. Edinburgh. noon.

I So Ragazzi v East Kilbride St Ninian‘s High School. Roukcn Glen Road. Eastwood. Glasgow. 2.30pm.


I Alrdrie v Whitbum Centre Columba Sports Centre. Coatbridge. 12.30pm

I Glasgow Bannerman v Provincial Insurance Banncrman CEC. Glasgow Road. Ballieston. 2.30pm.

I Elliott Sports Centre v Hydrasun Tullos Ainslie Park Sports Centre. Pilton Drive, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

62 The List 9 - 22 February 1990 _