Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
W ’7 i I 7
I Tiso Seven Hills of Edinburgh Starts and finishes (.‘alton Hill. Info: 554 080-1. For the sixteenth titne some 250 hardy souls will be running from Calton Hill to Corstorphine lIiII. along to Craiglockhart Hill. tip Braid Hill. then ascending Blackl‘ord Hill and Arthur's Seat bel’ore staggering back up (‘alton Hill. This is a fourteen-mile round race with some 2.200 It ol'cliinbing involved. The seriously l'it can compete in the race starting at 11.15pm while those whojust want to complete the course in their own time start oil at 10.45am.
Friday 23-Saturday 24
I Scottish Athletics Federation Senior Championships Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. 317 7320. Friday (1pm Saturday 10am. Small admission fee on gate. Over-100 athletes will be taking part in the full range ol‘ track and ﬁeld events.
SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Fife v Aberdeenshire McKane Park. Dunl‘ermline. Ipm.
I Strathmore County v Arbroath County Lochside Park. Forl’ar. Ipm.
I Stirling County v Perthshire Williamlield. 'l'orbrex. Stirling. Ipm.
I Ayrshire v West Lothian County Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. Ipm.
I Forfarshire v Clackmannan County Forthill. Fintry Place. Brougth Ferry. Dundee. Ipm.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Uddingston V Ayr Bothwell Castle Policies. (‘astle Avenue. I‘ddingston. Iptn.
I Ferguslie v Dumpellier Meikleriggs. Corsebar Road. Paisley. Ipm.
I West of Scotland v Clydesdale Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. Ipm.
I Poloc v Kilmarnock Shawholm. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. Ipm.
I Greenock v Kelburne Cilcnpat‘k. Brisbane Street. Greenock. Ipm.
RYOEN EASTERN LEAGUE
I Falkland v Watsonians Scroggie Park. Falkland. Iptn.
I Edinburgh Academicals v Royal High Raeburn Place. lidinburgh. lptn.
I Stenhousemuir v Grange The Tryst. Tryst Road. Stenhousemuir. Ipm.
I Freuchie v Carlton Muir Road. Freuchie. Ipm.
I Heriot’s v Corstorphine Goldenacre. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 1pm.
SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Perthshire v Arbroath County North Inch. Gannochy Sports Pavilion. Perth. Ipm.
I Aberdeenshire V Ayrshire Morningside Road. Mannoﬁeld. Aberdeen. Ipm.
I Clackmannan County v Stirling County The Ams. Cambus Road. Alloa. 1pm.
I Fife v Strathmore County McKane
When Paul Hoenigman is not selling kitchens he is Scotland’s finest exponent of the noble art of fencing. Paul is a Commonwealth team gold medallist and individual silver
. medallist at the sabre, one of the three ‘weapons’ in fencing - the
others being the épée and the foil. The
aim of the game is to outscore your opponent: one point for each hit. There are no points for being graceful, mental and physical prowess are far more important.
‘lt’s been called a blind man’s game of chess, because the key to winning is being calm and collected,‘ explains the 25-year-old. ‘You have to think what your opponent is going to do and counteract it. It’s quite psychological, so you’ve got to be pretty strong mentally. You’ve also got to be really fit. I do the sabre which is the most aggressive weapon. It contains a lot of quick movements, so I do a lot of
swimming, sprinting and weights to
stay in top gear.’
Even though Scotland boasts champions, fencing gets a lot less media coverage here than it does on the Continent. That could be because
. the game may be seen as a public
i equal. We do have good fun beating
‘ The Scottish Fencing Championships f take place at the Magnum Centre,
school sport, but Paul refutes this:
‘It can be televisual but the Scottish media are not willing to take a gamble on anything that isn’t rugby or football. I think the problem is that it is perceived as elitist, but I’d actually I say that 75 per cent of our top competitors come from working class backgrounds. In Italy, France and Hungary fencing is huge: in Germany it is their most popular indoor sport.’
Paul is avidly looking towards qualifying for the Olympics in Atlanta next year, but he also enjoys the Scottish scene where he and the other two Commonwealth gold medallists, his brother Michael Hoenigman and Rory Cowan, dominate the game.
‘A lot of finals are between me and my brother. He used to be number one but I got a bit peeved at that and worked a little bit harder and got some good breaks. It’s never a foregone conclusion that I will win; Rory, Michael and I are all pretty
each other up though.‘ (Philip Oorward)
Irvine, Sat 17.
Park. Dunl‘ermline. Ipm. I West Lothian County v Forfarshire
Boghall. Edinburgh Road. I.inlithgow.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Ayr V Clydesdale Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. 1pm.
I Kelburne v Poloc Whitehaugh.
1 Barshaw Drive. Paisley. Ipm.
= I Kilmarnock v Oddingston Kit-kstyle.
: Little Rellsland Road. KilmarntX‘k. Ipm. 1 I Ferguslie v West of Scotland
f Meikleriggs. Corsebar Road. Paisley. Ipm.
Avenue. Edinburgh. Ipm. I Corstorphine v Stenhousemuir Union
I Drumpellier v Greenock Langloan. Drumpellier Avenue. Ipnt.
RYOEN EASTERN LEAGUE
I Grange v Freuchie Raeburn Place. lidinburgh. Ipm.
I Watsonians v Heriot’s Myreside. Myreside Road. lidinburgh. Ipm.
I Edinburgh Academicals v Falkland Raeburn Place. lidinburgh. Ipm.
I Royal High V Carlton Fast Barnton
Park. (‘arricknowe Parkway. Fdinburgh. Ipm.
Thursday 22-Friday 23
I Scotland 8 X1 v Star Club of India 'I‘itwood. Glasgow. (‘ollection at gate. I lam.
I Race Days 'I‘uesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawt'ield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races tn each meeting starting at 7.45pm.
GEE}— Friday 16
I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 7pm. Hat racing. Could be good summer’s evening entertainment down by the beach at Mussie.
I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 1.45pm. Flat racing.
I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 2.20pm. Flat racing on Scotland‘s premier racecourse.
I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 2.15pm. Flat racing.
I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 2.30pm. l-Iat racing.
I Classic Motorcycle Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. Hy Dunl'ermlinc. Fife. 01383 622090. Ipm. £6 (£3). Two-wheel. rubber burning action featuring vintage BSAs. Nortons and Ducatis.
I SMRC Car Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. By l)unl'ermline. File. 01383 (123000. Ipm. £6. Alright. work this one out -~ ‘up to 3‘) Iiurocars in reverse direction‘ screams the brochure. Surely this doesn't mean that all the cars race in reverse gear‘.’ ‘
I Glasgow Tigers v Exeter Shawﬁeld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1552. (1.10pm. £7.50 including race card. £3.50 for kids and ()APs. Premier League match.
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I Glasgow Tigers v Hull/Middlesburgh/ Edinburgh Shawl'teld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1553. 7.15pm. £7.50 including race card. £3.50 for kids and ()APs. Four team championship match.
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