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rosters who have played in the last two seasons of the European-based World league. or these, eleven have donned the blue and silver of the Scottish Claymores, current World eowl Champions. Quarterback Steve Matthews now lines up with the Kansas City Chiefs, while former team-mates Purvis IIunt (Houston Dilers), Matt Storm (Pittsburgh Steelers), Willy Tate (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), David Webb (Chicago Bears) and Troy Ridgley (St louis Rams) are amongst those aiming for the big time. IIFL games are, as always, on Channel 4, while the Scottish Claymores get set to
defend their title in the new year.
Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Fixtures are correct at time of publication, but may be affected by weather. Sports Listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.
ATHLETICS Sunday 29'
I DDPA Great Caledonian Run Edinburgh. 9.30am. Around 3000 runners will start at Waterloo Place at the east end of Princes Street. then up and over Arthur’s Seat. crossing the finishing line at the West End. The televised event is a distance of 10km and Yvonne Murray is expected to be among the competitors. For further information call the Scottish Athletics Federation on 0131 317 7320.
CRDDUET Saturday 21 -Monday 23
I Chairman’s Rosebowl Rush Estate. near Penicuik. 10am. The top six players in Scotland meet over three days. The event was originally pencilled in fora Glasgow venue but with the majority coming from the east coast. it seemed wise for a shift. Charlotte Townsend is the only female on the list for the big prize. In addition. the Malmet Trophy will be fought for by the next six on the ratings. For further details call the Scottish Croquet Association on 0| 31 229 0954.
Saturday 28-Sunday 29
I Highland Dpen lnverness Royal Academy. 9.15am. See Hit List.
I Aberdeen V Ilibs Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.
I Celtic v Dunferrnline Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Ilearts V Motherwell Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Ifilmamoclt v Rangers Rugby Park.
Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Dundee United Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. FIRST DIVISION
I Airdrie v Particlt Thistle Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.
I Clydebanlt v St Johnstone Kilbowie Park. Arran Place. Clydebank. 3pm.
I Dundee V East Fife Dens Park. Sandernan Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I St Mirren V Falkirk St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Morton Forthbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm. -
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE I Rangers v Auxerre lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 7.30pm.
I Dundee United V Aberdeen Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. I Dunfennline v Raith Rovers East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. I Ribs V IIearts Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Motherwell v Kilmarnoclt Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.
I Rangers v Celtic lbrox Stadium. Edtniston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm. See Hit List.
I East Fife V Stirling Albion Bayview Park. Wellesley Road. Methil. 3pm.
I Falkirk V Alrdrie Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.
I Morton V St Mirren Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3 tn.
I Particlt Thistle v Clydebanlt Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I St Johnstone v Dundee Mc Diarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.
[E]- Sunday 22
I West of Scotland Championship Old Ranfurly. Bridge of Weir. For information on this event call the Scottish Ladies‘ Golfing Association on 01292 479582.
HOCKEY Saturday 28—Sunday 29
I International Practice Match Crarnond Campus. Heriot-Watt University. Edinburgh. The Scottish senior women warm up for their October World Cup preliminary in Trinidad with two meetings with Australia‘s under 21s. Saturday‘s play begins at 5pm while lprn is the start- time on Sunday. For more details call the Scottish Hockey Union on 0131 650 8170.
HORSE RACING . Saturday 21
I Ayr Gold Cup Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. 4.15pm. See Hit List.
I Scottish Dpen Competitions Murrayﬁeld Ice Rink. Edinburgh. For information call the Scottish Ice Skating Association on 0131 337 3976.
MDTDR RACING Sunday 22
I Scottish Championship Knockhill Racing Circuit. Dunfertnline. lptn. Top motor racing featuring the Scottish Formula Ford. Tarmac XR Challenge. Historic Ecosse. Road Saloons and MG Metros. Further information from the venue on 01383 723337.
I llot-Ilatch Dwners Track Day Knockhill Racing Circuit. Dunfermline. 9.30am. Bring your own Hot-Hatch along and try it on the famous touring car circuit. More details from the circuit on 01383 723337.
RUGBY UNION Saturday 21
SCOTTISH RUGBY UNION TENNENT’S PREMIERSHIP
I Doroughmuir v Melrose Meggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I Ilawiclt v Watsonians Mansﬁeld Park. Hawick.. 2 m.
I IIeriot’s F? v Stirling County Goldenacre. Edinburgh. 2pm.
I Jedforest V Currie Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 2pm.
I Currie V Boroughmuir Malleny Park. Balerno. 2pm.
I Jedfor'est v Stirling County Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 2pm.
I Melrose V HaWiCIt The Greenyards. Melrose. 2pm.
I Watsonians v lieriot’s FP Myreside. Edinburgh. 2pm.
EME— Sunday 28
I Women's Inter Area Championships leg I Colinton Castle Sports Club. Edinburgh. 10am. Five players each from Fife. Lothian. the West. Gratnpian and Tayside clash in singles matches with the second legs in February. More information from Scottish Squash on 0131317 7343.
I Men’s Inter Area Championships Leg 1 Edinburgh Sports Club. Edinburgh. 10am. With the return matches in February 1997. the teams from the West. Lothian. Fife and Grarnpian will want an advantage from the singles matches here. Four players from each region are competing. For more information Call Scottish Squash on 0131 317 7343 for further details.
" Catch the best Sport this fortnight
I Ilighland Dpen It's the 21$t anniversary for this prestigious event with both men and women hollering touché. Saturday sees the foil competitions while Sunday has both the épée and the mixed sabre. Inverness Royal Academy. 50128- Stm 29, 9.15am.
llI Ladbroltes (Ayr) Gold Cup Run over six furlongs. the Ayr Gold Cup is the most valuable ﬂat race in Scotland. £75,000 is on offer for the winner, which won't be last year’s victor Royale Figurine who is out through injury. One spot of advice. Don't go rushing out to back the favourite. The last time the bookies’ tip came in first was in 1978. Ayr Racecourse. Sat 21. 4.15pm. FOOTBALL
I Derby Day In a particularly hectic football fortnight, the ﬁrst local derbies of the season may prove to be pointers for the term ahead. The Old Firm clash at lbrox with an usually high pr0portion of players on either side (including Cadete. Bjorklund. Di Canio and Albertz) making their Old Firm debut. Hearts visit EasterRoad in a fixture which rarely produces a barrowload but always throws up some controversy while in the First Division, Dundee go to Perth, hoping to wreak revenge on St Johnstone after the 5-1 thrashing they suffered in the Challenge Cup. Sat 28, 3pm. See listings for full details.
TRIATIILDN . Sunday 22
I City of Glasgow Sprint Distance Triathlon Easterhouse Swimming Pool and Sports Centre. Easterhouse. Glasgow. Incorporating a team triathlon and organised in conjunction with the Scottish Triathlon Association. this 750m swim. 20km cycle and 5km running event is open to club members and newcomers alike. Teams of three will be competing in each discipline. For more details on the event. give Women In Sport a ring on 0141 287 5933.
YACHTING Saturday 21 -Sunday 22
I Scottish Dragon Championships Royal Forth Yacht Club. Granton. Edinburgh. For information on this event call the Royal Yachting Association (Scotland) on 01313177388.
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