I Stenhousemuir v Arbroath Ochilview, Larbert. 3pm.

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

I Klimamock v Brechln City Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (5 mins Kilmarnock station), 3pm. A top-ot-the-table tussle, with Kilmarnock having enjoyed a successful run of late.

GYMNASTICS Saturday 24

I Scotland v Wales (Men 8: Women, Senior 8- Jlliildi') Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street, Glasgow, 1pm. £1 .50(75p). Both senior sides will largely consist of the gymnasts who performed reasonably but not exceptionally well in Auckland. In the women‘s section, there will be four disciplines (Floor, Vault, A-bars and Beam); in the Men‘s. six (Floor, Vault, Rings. Pommels, Parallel Bars, High Bar).

Saturday 24


I Guylech v Torbrex Wanderers Mcadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, 1pm. Congratulations to MIM. the indoor team of Guytech, who went to the European Club championships in France a little apprehensive about their chances and returned with a bronze _ medal. As a post-script to the event, Joe Dillon. one of the organisers of our own Glenfiddich tournament, encountered a Polish team who. almost typically, were apparently quite extraordinary but lacked even the basic essentials of kit. He is now looking for specific sponsorship so that the side, Mzkf Pomorzanin, can be invited across to Scotland next year. CallO698 747450 for details.

I Western v Gordonlans Linwood Sports Centre, Linwood, 2.30pm.

NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION ONE. WOMEN I Boroughmulrv Moray liouse Mcadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, 3pm.

I Gymnasts v liulchesons Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road, Edinburgh,


I Edinburgh Ladies v Glasgow Western A Moray House Cramond Campus, near Edinburgh, 11.30am.

Saturday 31

NATIONAL LEAGUE. DIVISION ONE. MEN I Western v lteibume Linwood Sports Centre, Linwood, 2.30pm.



I Grange v Guytech Mcadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, noon. The other semi is an all-Dundee affair with Torbrex Wanderers taking on NMP Menzieshill at Mayfield, Dundee, at 2pm.

Tuesday Sflednesday 4

I liamiiton Park Hamilton Park Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton. Club £10. Paddock £5 (£3) Concessions in both the club and paddock are available for couples. The first flat meetings of the season. each beginning at2. 15pm.


I Scottish Team Championship Final (Men) East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club, Meadowhill near Tranent, 1 1.45pm.

At the time of going to press, the final placings for the Heineken quarter-final play-offs had yet to be determined.

The Speedway season is back, with two ol the three ‘local' teams, Glasgow Tigers and Berwick Bandits, not only showing olt new recruits, but also boasting new owners. Though there is nothing remarkable in owners eulogising theirteams’ polenlial, both Peter McBride at Glasgow and Terry Linden at Berwick have claims which are a little more than publicity-conscious. The Bandits look set to build on their cup success ol last season, with the purchase oi Steve Widt, though losing Sean Courtney to Glasgow will disappoint many who lreguent their out-oi-the-way Berrington Lough venue. «.;

in addition to Courtney, the Tigers, with Radio Clyde sponsorship, have signed 19-year-old Australian, Jason Lyons, said to be a ‘top-class prospecl.’ ironically, such are the riches available to Glasgowfs new owner, Peter McBride, he will not be able to iieid his strongest side tor the lirst month oi the National League programme. This ioiiows a ruling whereby the average number at points lor each rider is collated and teams are restricted to naming seven riders who score no more than lolly-two points in total. Since Kenny McKinna averages

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ten out ot twelve points per outing, it rather slims the options available in choosing other riders.

Not to be outdone, Edinburgh Monarchs have their own young Australian, Nigel Alderton, but the team have not been especially successiul in taking on new riders.

With the omens suggesting that the Tigers could win this season’s inter-city rivalry, they rev up with a European Special Olympiad, launching the preliminaries ior this year’s Special Olympics, scheduled iorthe week June 20-27. For speedway tans this is an opportunity to see a couple oi highly-rated guest American speedway riders, including Ronnie Correy, the lormer world numberthree. Taking place on Friday 30, it will be iollowed by a couple olTigers-Monarchs challenge matches beiore both embark on the National League campaign.

With their lirst lixture against cup-holders, Berwick, and their second against league champions, Poole Pirates, itwlli hardly be a comlortabie start tor them. However, it promises to be an early indicator oi how capable they will be able to convert trophy dreams into reality. (Mike Wilson)

Scotland'xvill be representedby Murrayfiel’d Racers (second in the league and winners of the Scottish Cup) and Fife Flyers. For details of matches, phone Billy Dunbar oli’031 337 6933 for the Race rs, and Betty Ross on 0592 52151 for the Flyers.


I Scottish Karate Championships Kelvin Hall, Argyle Street, Glasgow, 6pm.

KICK BOXING Saturday 24

I Competition and Exhibition Event Bellahouston Sports Centre , Bellahouston Drive, Glasgow, 7.30pm. Adult ticket price: £5. As a sport. kick boxing is best known to the average fight fan as ‘Thai boxing', consisting of boxing and martial arts kicking. However, the UK ster differs quite considerably from that employed in the Far East. The UK style draws from American kick boxing, which is more controlled than Thai boxing in that it does not allow for the more brutal use of unprotected elbows to the head, nor kicking at the legs. While this might ‘civilise’ a bout to some extent, it also means that there is a greater use of skill in the American version since it is relatively easy to kick someone’s legs until they can no longer stand.

: ALL Sunday 25

I Scottish Clip Finals Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street, Glasgow, noon. Youth and Senior Cup finals.

RUGBY Saturday 24

RIVER SERIES TROPHY, FIRST ROUND I Glasgow Acads v itilmamock New Anniesland, Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow, 3pm. The prototype of a Scottish Cup?

I Scottish 0-18 v Scottish Schools Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 3pm

Sunday 25

I West oi Scotland Colts v Japanese Schools Burnbrae, Glasgow Road, Milngavie, 2.30pm.

Tuesday 27


I Edinburgh Wands v lladdington Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 7pm.

I Stewart's-Melville v Oalziel llSFP lnverleith, Ferry Road, Edinburgh. 6pm. I Kirkcaldy y Stirling County Beveridge Park. Balwearie Road, Kirkcaldy, 6.30pm.

I Cambusiang v Glasgow lllgh/itelvinside Coats Park, Langlea Road. Cambuslang, 6pm.

I Portobello v Grangemouth Cavalry Park. Duddingston Road West, Edinburgh, 6pm.


I Boroughmuirv Corslorphine Meggctland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 7pm.

Wednesday 28

I Scottish U-21 v Scottish Students Murrayfield. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Midland Colts v Japanese Schools Bridgehaugh, Causewayhead Road. Stirling, 2.45pm.

Saturday 31

I Scottish Schools v Japan Schools Murrayfield. Edinburgh. 3pm.

Monday 2

I Scotland 0-15 v Wales 0-15 Mayficld. Arbroath Road. Dundee, 3pm.

Tuesday 3

I Edinburgh 11-18 v Japanese Schools Meggetland, Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 6pm.

Wednesday 4

I Scottish Schools v English Schools Murrayfield, Edinburgh. 6pm

Wednesday 7

I Scotland 11-18 v Japanese Schools Murrayfield, Edinburgh. 3pm.

Sunday 25

I Edinburgh Monarchs v Glasgow Radio Clyde Tigers Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 6.30pm. Speedway is back, with a challenge match between these age-old rivals kicking the season oft. See panel.

Friday 30

I Glasgow Radio Clyde Tigers European Special Olympiad Shawticld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. 7.30pm (pro-match entertainment begins at 6pm), £3.50 (adult), £1 .50 (child, OAP). See panel.


I Edinburgh Monarchs v Berwlck Bandits Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. 6.30pm. Another challenge matchfor the Monarchs. this time against last year's Cup winners. now under new ownership. See panel.

Wednesday 4

I Glasgow Radio Clyde Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road, Glasgow, 7.30pm. Yet another challenge match. See panel.

VOLLEYBALL Friday 30 and Saturday 31

I British Volleyball Championships (Men) Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. Glasgow, £3 (£1.50) each day. Friday matches: Scotland v Northern Ireland ( 10am). England v Eire (noon), Wales v Northern Ireland (2pm). Eire v British Students (4pm). Scotland v Wales (6pm). England v British Students (8pm). Saturday matches: 5th and 6th play-off( l lam). 3rd and 4th play-off (3pm), final (3pm). Some games will be covered by Scottish Television.


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