0 Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event. This is a tree listings service. Please send all details not later than 1 0 days belore pubncaflon.

Friday 15

0 Murray lM v Buster Browns Meadowbank. 7.20pm. Div 1 (Men). 0 Murray lM vAlI Blacks Meadowbank. 8.45pm. Div 1 (Women).

Saturday 16

0 Birds a Bees v Paisley Stirling University. 7pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 lnverclyde v Gear Greenock Sports Centre. 6.30pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Bruins v Dunlermline Allander Sports Centre. 7.30pm. Div 2 (Men).


0 Perth v Buster Browns Bell‘s Sports Centre. 3pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Falkirk v Birds 8: Bees Coasters Arena, Falkirk. 3pm. Div 1 (Men). 0 BBC Jets v Magnum Bo‘ness Rugby Club. 2.30pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Team Legends v Cumnock Curries The Hub. Clydebank. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 East Kllbride v Edzell Stags John Wright Sports Centre. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Maclin Electric v Dundee J ack Kane Centre. 3.15pm. Div2 (Men).

0 Cavalry Park v Paisley Holyrood High School. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

Sunday 24

o Dunlermline vTeam Legends Dunlermline High School. 2pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Cumnoek Curries v BRC Jets Cumnoek Academy. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

Sports Centre. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Edzell Stags v Maclin Electrics Edzell Centre. Tayside. 3pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Magnum v lnverclyde Magnum Leisure Centre. 3.15pm. Div 2 (Men).

0 Dundee v Bruins McTaggart Sports Centre. 3.15pm. Div 2 (Men).

BADMINTON Saturday 16

0 Scottish Inter Group Senior Competition Cockburn Centre. Glasgow. 9.30am. Free. Each of the 9 Scottish groups has a representative team competing in this event. With international players dotted throughout the teams, the competition promises to be exciting. Will Lothiar. Group retain their title? That remains to be seen.

JO The List 15—28 November



Thursday 21

0 Scotland v West Germany

Bishopriggs Sports Centre,

Balmuidy Road. Glasgow. 772 6391. 2 sessions: 4.30pm, 3 matches. £1.50 Child 75p. 7. 15pm. 4 matches. £2 Child £1. Difficult to say who will get the upper hand. Scotland are ranked 4th in Europe, the Germans are 6th. There's very little in it. Matches will cover all the team categories and are sponsored by Prudential Assurance.

Friday 22 to Sunday 24

0 Famous Grouse Scottish international Open Championships Meadowbank, London Road, Edinburgh. 66] 5351. Fri 12 noon—9.30pm. £1 Child 50p. Sat 9.3()am—9.30pm. £1 .50 Child 75p. Sun Semi-finals 10am, Finals 2pm. £2.50 Child £1 .25p. Season tickets available at £3.50.


Saturday 16

o Division1 Glenrothes. 4.30-8.30pm.

Friday 22 0 Division 3 Stirling. 7—9pm.

Saturday 23

0 Division 2 Kirkcaldy. 5.30—9.30pm.


A badminton weekend at Meadowbank, Edinburgh (see Listings) gets lull TV coverage as 14 countries take part in the Scottish international Open Championships. The top ranking players in the world will compete in

; singles, doubles and mixed doubles

O Gearv East Kilbride Alexandra Park


Who carry Scotland’s hopes? Billy Gilliland and Dan Travers will be hoping ior a placing in the men's doubles, and in the mixed doubles Billy Gilliland and Gillian Gowers should rate amongst the best. Billy has had an excellent year to date, winning the All England Championships Mixed Doubles along with a host oi other titles, but he will be hard pushed to overtake the world's top ranking Morten Frost 01 Denmark and Steve Baddeiey 01 England.

The winner 01 last year’s Famous Grouse Championships was Zhao Jianhua (pictured above). This was Zhao’s tlrst major win and he went on to win outright the All England Championships in March ol this year thus becoming the No 1 player in the world. This title was uniortunater short lived as he since suliered lrom


o Linlithgow Mini-Marathon In the hope of attracting participation from canoeists of all categories, the Linlithgow event will run an interesting course of about 8 miles of diverse river water conditions.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7.30pm Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. £2.20 Stand. £1 .30 Ground, inc programme.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays 7.45pm, Saturdays 1.30pm Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen. £1.50, inc programme.


Saturday 16



0 Celtic v Clydebank Parkhead, 3pm. Well, yes, the Bankies did notch up a scoreless draw at Ibrox, but today they play a proper team and look more than somewhat doomed.

0 Hearts v Rangers Tynecastle, 3pm. Making a habit of taking points off the so-called top teams, the Jam Tarts could have .1. Wallace searching for another pathetic excuse by 5 o‘clock.

o Motherwell vaerdeen Fir Park, 3pm. According to the Sunday Post’s shock-horror investigation, there will be more balls kicked on the terraces than the pitch. Back in the real world, this should be two points in the bag for Fergie.

0 St Mirren v Hibernian Love Street,

pneumonia and hasn’t managed to play again. It is doubtiul it he will be able to compete in this year's Championships. However, Praltash Padukone (India) and Sze Yu (Australia) should be there

. seriously contending lor the winning

spot. ii Scotland manage to come through with honours, they'll be nearer to their goal oi achieving higher ranking in Europe and encouraging greater participation in the sport. (Photo: Donald M. Mackay, Scottish Sports Photographer ol the Year, 1984)

3pm. So unlucky not to be looking forward to the UEF A Cup 3rd round later this month, Saints now need some of the consistency which John Blackley has achieved with his smaller squad.


0 Airdrle v Forlar Broomfield, 3pm. 0 Alloa v Partick Thistle Recreation Park, 3pm.

0 Clyde v Falkirk Shawfield, 3pm.

0 Dumbarton v Montrose Boghead, 3pm.

0 Kilmarnock v Morton Rugby Park, 3pm.

0 E. File v Hamilton Bayview, 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

0 Cowdenbeath v Arbroath Central Park, 3pm.

0 E. Stirling v Albion Rovers Firs Park, 3pm.

0 Raith Rovers v Dunlenniine Stark’s Park, 3pm.

Wednesday 20


0 Scotland v Australia Hampden, 7.30pm. No team calling itself ‘The Socceroos’ deserves a place in the finals. Only victory by a wide margin will do for Scotland.



0 Celtic v Hibernian Parkhead, 3pm. Definitely Match ofthe Day. Surely the best Hibs team to play in the Premier Division, and well-equipped to take points from this fixture.

o Clydebank v Dundee United Kilbowie, 3pm. Could be an entertaining game, if both sides have overcome injury problems, and at £2 (conc £1) the Steedmans certainly offer the best value in the top ten.

0 Hearts v Motherwell Tynecastle, 3pm. Although Well’s position in the table may owe more to bad luck than to bad football, they will have a hard time against an increasingly impressive Hearts defence. Be nice to Andy Watson given his chance over90 minutes.

0 St Mirren vaerdeen Love Street, 3pm. Can’t see Stark, Weir and McDougall doing their old team-mates any favours.


0 Ayr United v Montrose Somerset Park, 3pm.

0 E. File vAlloa Bayview, 3pm.

0 Clyde v Kilmamock Shawfield, 3pm. 0 Falkirk v Dumbarton Brockville, 3pm.

0 Hamilton v Partick Thistle Douglas Park, 3pm.


0 Albion Rovers v Oueen oi the South Cliftonhill, 3pm.

0 Dunlermline v St Johnstone East End Park, 3pm.

0 Meadowbank v Stenhousemuir Meadowbank, 3pm.

0 Oueen’s Park v Ralth Rovers Hampden, 3pm.

0 Stirling Albion v Stranraer Annfield, 3pm.

0 TBIATHLDN Sunday 24 Nov. The C. R. Smith Senior Team Triathlon, Hogganfield Loch, Glasgow. 1pm.