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I SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY has become something of an arttorm in itself, as can be seen in the exhibition of winning entries from this year’s Tennents Sports Photography Awards, showing in Edinburgh this month. Among the top shots on display is ‘Stepping Stones’ (above) by Ian Buthertord of The Scotsman, which won Best Sports Picture. The exhibition is at the 8er Shopping Centre from 7—13 October, Meadowbanlt Sports Centre from 14-27 October and the Commonwealth Pool from

28 October-3 November.

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.


I Scottish Claymores Flag Football Association Semi-Finals Venues to be announced. The winners and runners-up from the East Coast and West Coast schedules meet for a place in the final at Meadowbank at the end of the month. More details from Scottish Claymores on 01312201314.

draw and any other information on the weekend's happenings. call the Scottish Badminton Union on 0141 445 1218.

Saturday 5—Sunday 6

I Scotland v Wales Bush Club. Edinburgh. For information on the match. call the Scottish Croquet Association on 0131 229 0954.

Saturday 12—Sunday 13

I West of Scotland Championship Kelvingrove. Glasgow. Details on this tonmament are available from the Scottish Croquet Association on 0131 229 0954.

CYCLING Sunday 6

I Three Glens Century Challenge Linlithgow. For information. call the organiser on 0131 333 3886.


Saturday 5


I Airdrie v St Mirren Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

I Oundee v Clydebank Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I East Fife V Falkitlt Bayview Park. Wellesley Road, Methil. 3pm.

I Morton it Partch Thistle Cappielow Park, Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. I Stirling Albion v St Johnstone Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Saturday 12


I Aberdeen v Ountermllne Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodn'c Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park.

Friday 4

I Scottish Club Championship Final Lake of Menteith. For information on times and tackle. call the David Wilkie Scottish Anglers National Association on 0131 339 8808.


Saturday 5—Sunday 6

I West oi Scotland Open Cockburn Centre. Glasgow. 10am. Saturday sees the early rounds of the men‘s and ladies’ singles. doubles and mixed doubles while Sunday is set aside for semi-final and final action. The finals are expected to burst into life at 1.30pm. Call the organiser on 0141 427 0423.

Saturday 12—Sunday 13

I Scottish llatlonal Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh. This event’s shuttlecock action revolves around the under 165 and under 21s. Saturday's play is scheduled for a 9am start and should run until 8pm, while the finals’ day begins at 10am with the prizes being handed out around 2pm. For the

Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee United v ltilmamock Tannadice

Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. I liibs V Bangers Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I liaith Rovers v Hearts Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

Saturday 12


I Clydebank V Airdrie Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Falkirlt V Dundee Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle v East Fife Firhill Park.

Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Morton McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road, Perth. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Stirling Albion St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

Thursday 10—Sunday 13

I Alfred Ounhill Cup ()ld Course. St Andrews. See Hit List.


Sunday 6

I Jock Taylor Trophy Meeting Knockhill

Racing Circuit. Dunfermline. 9.30am. The

country's sidecar race of the year is in

memory of the Scottish World Champion.

Also on the bill are 125.250 Supersport. 1300cc and the finale of the exciting Regal 600 series. For more information. call the venue on 01383 723337.


Sunday 13

I Scottish Championship Knockhill Racing Circuit. Dunfermline. 1pm. Championship racing featuring Scottish Formula Ford. 'l'armac XR Challenge and Road Saloons. Further details are available from the circuit on 01383 723337.


Saturday 5


I Boroughmuir v Jediorest Meggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I llawick V Currie Mansfield Park. Hawick. 2pm.

I 11eriot’s FP v Melrose Goldenacre, Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Stirling County v Watsonians Bridgehaugh. Stirling. 2pm.


Saturday 5—Sunday 6

I Scottish Target Shooting Federation Air Gun Championship National Sports Centre. inverclyde. For details of this two-day event call the Scottish Target Shooting Federation on 01292 610054.

Catch the best Sport this lortnight H


I Alfred Ounhill Cup The Scots —- led by Europe's top golfer, Colin Montgomerie - are aiming to retain the trophy they won for the first time last year, though hard-pushed is not the phrase. Six of the world’s top twelve players will be among the teams represented this year. The world number one, Greg Norman, leads the Australian challenge while Ernie Els, Nick Price, Mark McNulty and Jesper Pamevik also appear in the sixteen-nation line-up. India are playing for the first time, and prize money will total £1 million. 01d Course, St Andrews. Thurs IO—Sun l3.


I World Cup Oualiiiers After their creditable scoreless draw in Vienna, the Scots set off on their travels again with trips to Latvia and Estonia, still needing to find solutions to that age- old problem of finding the back of the net. The televised Latvia match has caused some gnashing of teeth among the non-Premier League clubs clashing as it does with league fixtures. Two wins are essential, though far from guaranteed, as the . squad gears up to three home games in a row. Scotland v Latvia, Sat 5; Scotland v Estonia. Wed 9.


Saturday 12

I Scottish Sports Association tor Disabled People Table Tennis Championships Wishaw Sports Centre,

Wishaw. 10.30am. For information on this

one-day event call the SSAD on 01592 415700.


Saturday 5

I Tiree Wave Classic Isle of Tiree. For details. give the Royal Yachting

Association (Scotland) a ring on 0131 317 7388.

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