Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Fixtures are correct at time of publication, but may be ailected by weather. Sports Listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.

ATHLETICS Saturday 25

I Scottish Universities indoor Championships Kelvin Hail. Glasgow. Details from the Scottish Athletics Federation on ()l3l 3 17 7320.

Saturday 1

I TSB Under-Seventeen/Under-Tiventy Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. Details from the Scottish Athletics Federation on 0|3l 3 I 7 7320.


I Hydro-Electric Scottish National Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. This three-day event kicks off with the first. second and quarter-final rounds of the mixed doubles and the qualifying round of the men's singles with Stirling's Jim Mailer defending his title. The time of the first shtrttlecock flying over the net will be settled once the draw has been made.

Saturday 1

I Hydro-Electric Scottish National Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. 9.30am. On today's menu are the opening rounds and quarter- finals of the men‘s and ladies‘ singles and doubles with the semi-finals of the mixed doubles also pencilled in. Dumfries-born Anne Gibson will be beginning her quest for her eighth singles title when she takes to the courts today.

Sunday 2

I Hydro-Electric Scottish National Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. lOam. it's semi-finals and finals day with the last four in the men’s and ladies’ singles and doubles battling it out for their place in the finals which are set to start at 2pm. For further information on the event call the Scottish Badminton Union on ()l4l 445 i2 l8.

BASKETBALL Friday 24—Sunday 26

DODDING CUP UNDER-16 GIRLS I Scotland V England For details on this event call the organiser on ()l738 633586.

Saturday 1

I Scottish Clip league Various venues. For information on the full draw. venues and times call the organiser on 0i2‘)4 468372.

Friday 31

I Scottish Mixed Championships Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. IOam. The tournament is split into four sections with a total of nineteen learns involved. Early qualifying action is today's fare.

Saturday 1

I Scottish Mixed Championships Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. IOam. More section slipping and sliding.

Sunday 2

I Scottish Mixed Championships Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 9am. The top curlers are now left. with the quarter-finals starting today‘s proceedings. The semis are due to start at noon with the final getting on the ice at 3pm. Further information is available frotn the Royal Caledonian Curling Club on 013| 333 3003.

FOOTBALL Saturday 25

TENNENT’S SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND I Arbroath V Morton Gayfield Park. Arbroath. 3pm.

I Caledonian Thistle v Hamilton Telford Street Park. Inverness. 3pm.

I Clyde V St Mirren Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

I Oundee v Oueen ol the South Dens Park. Sandernan Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Ounlennline v Boss County East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfern‘rline. 3pm. I Faikirlt V Beerick Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I llearts V Covvdenbeath Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I iiiimarnoclt v East Stirling Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Brechin or Livingston v Alloa Almondvale Stadium. Livingston. 3pm. I Particlt Thistle v Motherweii Eirhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Oueen’s Park V East File Hampden Park. Mount Florida. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Bangers v St Johnstone Ibrox Stadium. Ideiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v Dundee United Forthbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Sunday 26

TENNENT’S SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND I Clydebank v Celtic Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. See Hit List.

Monday 27

TENNENT’S SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND I Airdrie v Baith Bovers Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 7.30pm.

Saturday 1


I Aberdeen v Itiimarnoclt Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I Oundee United v Celtic Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Ountennline v Mothervvell East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. I llibs v Baith Bovers Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Bangers v iiearts Ibt-ox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Ciydebanlt v Airdrie Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Falkirit V Oundee Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Particlt Thistle v East Fiie 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.


Sunday 2

I Senior Cup Finals Bells Sports Centre. Perth. All the information you require on this indoor event can be accessed from the Scottish Hockey Union on 0131 650

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Catch the best Sport this fortnight.

FOOTBALL Jorge Cadete I Tennents Scottish Cup The big guns join the starting pistols for the moment when the top managers start to tremble at the thought of another Berwiek. Potential pitfalls lie ahead for Rangers, who entertain First Division pace-setters St Johnstone. while Celtic and the notably on-form Jorge Cadete (above) travel to Firhill for a Sunday aftemoon’s jousting with the Bankies. More probable in the giant-killing stakes is an Airdrie win at home to Raith Rovers, while Dundee United face a hazardous trip to Forthbank to take on Stirling Albion. See listings and preview. Various venues. S0125 Jun.


IiI Five Nations Championship The Scots take their bi-annual trip to Twickenham with thougth of revenge at the forefront of their minds after last year’s Murrayfield anti-clirnax. when the kicking of Paul Grayson shut the door on our dreams of the Grand Slam. BBC]. Sat 1 Feb. 3pm.

ICE SKATING Saturday 1-Sunday 2

I Scottish National Championships Moray Leisure Centre. Elgin. Full details on this event are available from the Scottish ice Skating Association on ()l3l 337 3976.


Saturday 1


I England V Scotland Twickenham. London. 3pm. A revenge mission of the not-impossible variety for the Scots as the Calcutta Cup is up for grabs at Twickers. See Hit List.

Sunday 2

I 1997 Calcutta Cup Weekend Glasgow Thistle Hotel. Brian Moore takes his life in his own hands with his attendance at this charity dinner and debate in aid of two disability groups. Tire Leonard Cheshire Foundation in Scotland and Recreation and Easy Access for Disabled Youth (READY). Moore is joined by Scots stalwarts Rob Wainright and John Beattie. To book your table call Citigate Scotland on 0l3l 228 6262.

cumm- Tuesday 28/Wednesday 29

I Swimming World CUp Tollcross Park Leisure Centre. Wellshot Road. Glasgow. 9am. Over 30 events are scheduled with several world records expected to be broken. Top home hopes lie with Alison Shepherd in the lOOm freestyle. Richard Hope in the |()0rn backstroke and David Leith in the |()()m freestyle. For further information call the Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain on 0l509 230 43!.

74 The List 24 Jan-6 Feb I997