BADMINTON Until Sunday 24

I Scottish Open Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. Friday lOam—lOpm,£2—£5 LEI—£2.50); Saturday and Sunday 1pm—6.30pm,£4.50—£7.50 (£2-£3.75). The climax of the five-day tournament.


I Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £1 .50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.

FOOTBALL Saturday 23


I Airdrie V Celtic Broomfield, Airdrie. 3pm. No longer in Europe. but looking increasingly stylish at home. Brady and the lads could still figure in the final shake-up at the end ofthe season. lfthey are to be there, they must take maximum points from this calibre ofopposition.

I Dundee UId V Hearts Tannadice Park, Tannadice Street, Dundee. 3pm. Pace-setters Hearts with a tough match in prospect.

I Ountennline v Motherweii East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm. The first oftwo very unsexy clashes in the Premier League today.

I Faiklrk v St Johnstone Brockvillc. Falkirk. 3pm. The second oftoday‘s limited-appeal fixtures.

I Ribs V Aberdeen Easter Road Stadium.

j Albion Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. Hibs

glorious season (considering all that went on in the summer) continues to put the cynics in their place. lfthey can win today, it may shut them up for good.

I Rangers v St htirren lbrox Stadium, Glasgow. 3pm. With Hearts involved in a tough tie at Tannadice. this home banker

; could give Walter's men a chance to pull

away at the top.


I Clydebank v liamilton Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm. Before the potential glory of the B & 0 Cup Final in a couple of weeks‘ time the Accies have to see to the task overhauling Partick and Dundee. They shouldn‘t have much to worry them today.

I Kilmamock v Dundee Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Ayr Meadowbank Stadium, London Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. I Morton v Raith Rovers Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v Cowdenbeath Cliftonhill, Coatbridge. 3pm.

I Clyde v Oumbarton Douglas Park, Hamilton. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Arbroath Firs Park, Firs Street, Falkirk. 3pm.

While the ditierences between the

l Formula One motor racing

championship and its distant cousin,

the World Rallying Championship, are

manilold, this year one is also struck by

the similarities. As Ayrton Senna

3 (1990’s Formula One champion)

i stormed to a commanding lead in his

event, so Carlos Sainz, last year’s

9 rallying champion, also seemed

unassailable alter the first live races. But as Senna was challenged by

Nigel Mansell, so Sainz tound 1986 and

1988’s world champion, Juha

Kankkunen, breathing down his neck.

. Sainz has recently retired lrom his

3 home championship round in Spain

5 and his Toyota (which seemed

invincible last year) now looks

troublesome. Kankkunen’s Lancia, on

the other hand, has tailed to get him home in only one race and his team

i leads the constructors' championship.

' Juha Kankkunen'sLancia in Die dirt.

However, the Lombard RAG, the last rally at the championship and generally acknowledged to be the toughest, was won at a stroll by Sainz in 1990. This year, the rally is reluming to the Forest ol Kieider lor the tirst time in many years and should provide a good deal at excitement; although not the perils oi the past when the poorly maintained roads gave the area a mythological reputation. The routes have been improved but spectators can still expect some excitement near the tinish oi stage 26 where a hairpin bend awaits to catch those trying to save a iew tenths oi a second. (Philip Parr)

Stages 26, 27 and 28 at the Lombard RAC Rally take place in the Forest ol Kielder (six miles south ol Hawick) on the altemoon at Tuesday 26 November. : Approach via the A66, near which parking is available tor £3 per car.

I Oueen's Park v Stranraer liampden Park, Glasgow. 3pm.

Saturday 30

PREMIER LEAGUE I Celtic v Ounlennline Celtic Park. Gallowgate, Glasgow. 3pm.

I Hearts vAirdrie Tynecastle Park, Gorgie

, Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Motherweil v Rangers Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm.

' I SI hilrren V Dundee United Love Street.

' Paisley. 3pm.


. I Aer Montrose Somerset Park. Somerset Road, Ayr. 3pm.

I I Dundee V Forlar Dens Park, Sandeman

Street. Dundee. 3pm.

2 I Hamilton v Kilmamook Douglas Park,

E Hamilton. 3pm.

I I Partick Thistle v Meadowbank Firhill, Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

: I Raith Rovers v Clydebank Stark’s Park,

2 Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

3 I Stirling Albion v htorton Annfield,

Stirling. 3pm.


' I Alloa Athletic V East File Recreation Park, Alloa. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeath v Oueen's Park Central

Park, Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Oumbarton v Brechin Boghead. I Dumbarton. 3pm.

Tuesday 3

PREMIER LEAGUE I Motherwellv Dundee United Fir Park.

Motherwell. 7.30pm.

2 JUDO Sunday 24

I Scottish Senior Championships

2 Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh.

. 9am—8pm. Scotland‘s finest male and female self-defenders battle it out betweem themselves. Admission for spectators is £3 (£2).

RALLYING Tuesday 26

I The Lombard RAG Rally The Borders. Thrills and spills, or so the spectators

hope, on the penultimate day of the final event in the rallying world championship. See panel.

§nucev Saturday 23


I Boroughmuirv Currie Meggetland, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 2pm. The reigning champions Boroughmuir tackle one of the top flight‘s lesser teams.

I Glasgow High/Kelvlnside v Watsonians Old Anniesland, Crow Road, Glasgow. 2pm.

I Rerlot's FP v Edinburgh Academicals Goldenacre. Bangholm Terrace,

T Edinburgh.2pm.Twoqualitysidesin

what is certainly the game of the day. MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Corstorphine v Ayr Union Park. North Saughton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Edinburgh Wanderers Beveridge Park, Balwearie Road. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Musselburgh v Kilmamock Stoneyhill, Stoncyhill Farm Road. Musselburgh. 2pm.

I Royal iiigh v Preston Lodge Barnton. East Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh. 2pm.

Saturday 30

MCEVJAN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Currie v Glasgow Righ/lielvinslde Malleny Park, Balerno. 2pm.

I Stewart's/Melville FP v Edinburgh Academicais lnverleith, Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Watsonians v Reriot's FP Myreside. Myreside Road, Edinburgh. 2pm.

I West oi Scotland v Boroughmuir Burnbrac, Milngavie, Glasgow. 2pm. MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Glasgow Academicals v Peebies New Anniesland, Helensburgh Drive, Glasgow. 2pm.

I Preston Lodge FP v Kirkcaldy Pennypit Park. Rope Walk. Prestonpans. 2pm.


I Scottish Weightlitting Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. Noon. Some of the nation's heftier talents in what is a surprisingly tense and enjoyable spectator sport (honest). Admission is£2 (£1).






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