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 Iaterthan 10 days before pubucanon.

Saturday 15

0 Bank 01 Scotland Restricted Tournament Meadowbank. All day event. Entry at cost of Meadowbank door charge.


Friday 7

0 Murray IM v SC Dean Meadowbank. Edinburgh. 7.20pm. Div 1 (Men).

Saturday 8

o Stirling v USS Hunley Stirling University. 7pm. Div 1 (Men).

Sunday 9

0 BoroughmuirvMurray IM Meadowbank. 3pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Falkirk V Perth Coasters Arena. 3pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Paisley v SC Dean Barrhead SC. 3.45pm. Div 1 (Men).

0 Cavalry Park v Falkirk Holyrood HS. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 BoroughmuirAces v Altered Images h/Ieadowbank. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 Paisley v Dundee Barrhead SC. 1.45pm. Div 1 (Women).

0 Royal Deeside v Murray 'I‘orry Academy. 2.30pm. Div 1 (Women).

Friday 14

0 Murray IM v USS Hunley Meadowbank. 7.20pm. Div 1 (Men). 0 Altered Images v Paisley Forrester HS. 7.45pm. Div 1 (Women).


o BoroughmuirvSC Dean Meadowbank. 3pm. Div I (Men). 0 Perth V Stirling Bells SC. 3pm. Div 1 (Men). 0 Paisley V Falkirk Barrhead SC. 3.45pm. Div 1 (Men). 0 Boroughmuir Aces v Cavalry Park Meadowbank. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women). 0 Dundee v Falkirk Mc'I'aggart SC. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women). 0 All Blacks v Royal Deeside Tynecastle HS. 1.15pm. Div 1 (Women). With the 1986 Basketball season drawing to a close. there are only a few remaining second division matches to he played at the end of March.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15

- Esso Under17 Boys' Four-Country

lntemational Tournament Alexandra Park Sports Centre. Glasgow. £1 ,(50p). Six games in all involving the best of British Schools. Friday will see 2 games. with the rest taking ‘Lplace on the Saturday.

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The boys can look forward to a special training week starting from 24 March in which star Joedy Gardener has agreed to be a guest

J coach to work alongside two local


coaches. This should take place at

Forrester and Portobello High

Schools so long as the teachers : dispute does not lead to cancellations.

Monday 17

o Linlithgow Loch Time Trials

I Linlithgow Loch. Start 1pm. This is i an event which takes place 3 times in the year in which the best Scottish

paddlers are timed on a 2000 metre

circuit. Each has to complete a

number ofcircuits so that an average time can be allocated. This timing

9 goes towards the ranking order of the canoeists.

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0 Scottish Mixed Championship Finals Hamilton Ice Rink. Starting at 10am with the semifinals and finals on the Thursday. Spectators free.

I ' ' Saturday 15

o The Cumbernauld lnterArea Races Starting from Cumbernauld House at 12.30pm. A series of nine races. Teams from each of Scotland‘s areas will take part and the age categories range from Colts to Seniors. Distances range accordingly from three quarters of a mile to six miles for the Senior Men.


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

1 Glasgow

F o Tuesdays, Thursdays 7.45pm,

i Saturdays 7.30pm. Shawfield

l Stadium, Rutherglen. £1.50. inc 3 programme.


will be assembled at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Sports Centre on 15 March Iorthe Scottish Open

Championship. This is a qualitierior

both the British Championship and the

Commonwealth Games so there will be a lot at stake tor the 30 to 40

: competitors. There will be nine classes in the Open: 56, 60, 671/2, 75, 82%, 90

i and 100 kilos with only the 110 kilo

; Superheavyweight omitted. Among the j competitors will be Charles Revolta (56 3 kilo) who was a Commonwealth Silver

medallist in Canada, Charles Murray lrom Prestonpans in the 82 kilo class and the Cunningham brothers trom Kilmarnock; Norrie (67 kilo) and Graham (60 kilo). With the Commonwealth Games this year, all the entrants will be especially keen to

i do well and earn a place in the team

which will be coached by Jack Hynd, himself a Scottish Open winner and managed by Ian Thomson. The two most interesting entrants must be the 50 year-old John McNiven and his son, also named John. John senior is a Scottish and British Champion as well as the reigning World Masters Weightlifting Champion. He trains six days a week and is aiming to take part in his sixth Commonwealth Games in succession which team manager Thomson says: ‘is something of a record'. His son John is also very much in contention tor a place in the team although to save contusion he lifts at 67% kilos to his father's 56. The championship starts at noon and will continue until 5 or 6pm. At the time of going to press, admission price had not been fixed, but is likely to be under a pound it not tree. (Graham Caldwell)

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Saturday 8


0 Alloa or Motherwell v Dundee Utd.

0 Hibs V Celtic Easter Road 3pm. If there were any justice in the world this game would be Ayr United v Celtic. but it isn't and Celtic will probably win anyway. A big crowd in prospect and I doubt if Rough will be able to do much against Johnstone, McStay etc.

0 Hamilton or Hearts v St Mirren or Falkirk. FINE FARE LEAGUE


O Airdrie V Brechln Broomfield 3pm. 0 Alloa V Falkirk Recreation Park 3pm. (Subject to Cup replay result). 0 Ayr United v Clyde Somerset Park 3pm.

0 E File V Fortar Bayview 3pm.

0 Hamilton v Kilmarnock Douglas

I Park 3pm. (Subject to Cup replay


o Partick Thistle v Dumbarton Firhill 3pm.

: Saturday 15


0 Celtic v Dundee United Celtic Park 3pm. United have a record of winning here and winning well. They are still well placed for the championship and a win may end any hopes Celtic had in that direction.

0 Clydebankv Hibernian Kilbowie 3pm.

0 Hearts V Motherwell 'l‘ynecastle 3pm. Long odds on Motherwell causing any hold tip in I learts‘ path to the title but the odds also say Hearts must slip up soon.

0 St Mirren v Aberdeen Love Street 3pm. Aberdeen’s poor away form notwithstanding. there is not much chance of Weir and MacDougall doing their old mates arty favours. FIRST DIVISION

0 Dumbarton v Clyde Boghead 3pm. 0 E File V Ayr United Bayview Park 3pnt

o FalkirkvAirdrie Brockville 3pm.

0 Hamilton V Brechin Douglas Park 3pm.

0 KilmarnockvAlloa Rugby Park 3pm.

0 Partick Thistle v Morton Firhill 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

0 Albion Rovers v Stenhousemulr Cliftonhill 3pm.

0 Cowdenbeath v Duntermline Central Park 3pm.


0 Scotland v Wales John Wright Sports Centre. East Kilbride. Tickets £1. March-on is at 1.45pm. with competition starting at 2pm. Presentations will take place at 5309m- Also on 8 March the

West of Scotland recreational gymnastics will take place at Drumchapel bringing new starters to the sport.

HANDBALL Saturday 15

0 Scottish National League Matches Bishopbriggs Sports Centre. 9am—7pm.