Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by da . Fixtures are correct at time o publication, but may be affected by weather. Sports listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


Scottish International Badminton Championships Thu 20—Sun 23. Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. Fourteen nations are represented in this prestigious moment in the badminton calendar. Men and women‘s singles and mixed doubles shuttlecock action. For further info call the Scottish Badminton Union on 0141 445 1218.


Saturday 8


Hibs v Hearts Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. With Hearts gaining the initiative again in the battle for superiorin in the capital. this is the ideal chance for Hibs to make up some ground on their rivals and give long-suffering fans something to cheer after many vears of hurt.

Motherwell v Kilmarnock Fir Park Stadium. Fir ark Road. Motherwell. 3pm. Rangers v eltic lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm. Part one of the Old Firm’s Judgement Month. with the first genuine test to Wim Jansen‘s 'revolution.’ Despite his team’s unerring habit of winning game after game. a couple of November draws would be a vast improvement on recent times. For Rangers. extra impetus has been injected with the news of Walter Smith‘s forthcoming departure.

St Johnstone v Dunfermline McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.


Ayr United v Hamilton Accies Somerset Park. Tryfteld Place. Ayr. 3pm. Falkirk v Stirling Albion Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm. Morton v St Mirren Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

Partick Thistle v Airdrie Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

Raith Rovers v Dundee Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

Sunday 9


Dundee United v Aberdeen Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Saturday 15

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Aberdeen v Rangers Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.


Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park.

Ker dale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Dun ermline v Hibs East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hearts v St Johnstone Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Kilmarnock v Dundee United Rttgby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Airdrie v Morton Broadwood Stadium. Cumbemauld. 3pm.

Dundee v Ayr United Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Hamilton Accies v Falkirk Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm. St Mirren v Raith Rovers St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3 m. Stirling Albion v Partick Thistle Forthbank Stadium. Sprittgkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Tuesday 18


Celtic v Rangers Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 7.45pm. Part two of the Old Firm's Judgement Month. Those unlucky enough not to have tickets may have to endure the less than velvet tones ofGerry McNee on the telly.


Kelso Races Wed 12. The Racecourse. Kelso. 1.10pm. National I-lunt race meeting for those in the borders with a feel for that kind of thing. The latest on the runners and riders is available on 01668 28161 1. or your local bookies.


Paisley Pirates v Telford Tigers Sun 9. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 6.30 m.

Pais ey Pirates v Murrayfield Royals Sat 15. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.


Saturday 8

KEYLINE LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Edinburgh University v Aberdeenshire Quines Peffermill Playing Fields. Edinburgh. 2pm. Glasgow Southern v Melrose Glasgow Southem Ru 'by Club. Glas tow. 2pm. Hawick v Edinburgh Aca emicals

i Hawick Rugby Club. Hawick. 2pm.

Murrayfield Wanderers v West of Scotland Murrayfield Rugby Club. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Snowriders 2 Fri 14: MacRoberts Arts Centre. Stirling. 7.30pm (01786 461081 1. Sat 15: Picture House. St Andrews.


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Snowriders 2: powder to the people

Stirling: MacRobert Centre, Fri 14 Nov; St Andrews: New Picture House, Sat 15

Nov; Edinburgh: Dominion, Sun 16 Nov; Glasgow: GFT, Tue 18 Nov. It's still a bit early in the season for skiers to polish up their bindings and

look out the tinted glasses. but those itching for an early taste of the action should head for a local cinema rather than the Scottish slopes. Veteran sports filmmaker Warren Miller‘s latest mdvie. Snowriders 2. features heart- stopping acrobatics of ski and snowboarding styles, taking in the action

from Alaska to Australia.

However, it’s not all about sitting back and watching others experience the thrills and spills. At each event. staff from local ski shops. clubs and dry slopes will be on hand to answer queries; also, each movie ticket entitles the enthusiast to various discount offers and entry into a prize draw for equipment. clothing, merchandise and even a trip to Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain. courtesy of Virgin Ski.

So you can forget about global warming, freak blizzards or unexpected patches of ice and rocks - here's one time when perfect snow conditions

can be guaranteed. (Alan Morrison)

I Tickets for Snowriders 2, priced [6, are available from the Black Diamond Films hot/ine on 0171 240 4077 or from local outlets listed below.

6.30pm (01334 474902). Sun 16: Dominion. Edinburgh. 6pm and 8.15pm (013! 447 4771). Tue 18: Glasgow Filth Theatre. 7.30pm (0141 332 8128). Filmic shenanigans about blokes on slopes. with various merchandise tie-ins. Tickets (£6) from 017] 240 4071 or venues above. See panel.

Scottish Amateur Swimming Association East District Open Championships Sat 8 & Sun 9. Kirkcaldy Swimming Pool. The

Esplanade. Kirkcaldy. 8.30am. Full information on the weekend’s splashing and stroking from the venue on 01592 265366.


Bank of Scotland Short Tennis Open Tournament Sat 15. Bruce Sports Centre and Carnegie Leisure Centre. Dunfermline. 9am. See the Tim Henmans and Greg McRusedskis of tomorrow today. and other such stuff as the juniors do battle. More details are available on 01383 724262.

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