A flavour of Scottish sporting events to savour between October-December 2018 and beyond.  Book your tickets now where applicable to avoid disappointment!  And for regular reminders, ticket giveaways and updates, follow our @sportonspec social media and subscribe for free to our weekly newsletter.

OCTOBER

GOLF.  4th to 7th October – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – St Andrews/Carnoustie/Kingsbarns Golf Links

A unique date on the golfing calendar incorporating an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers, together with a team event in which professionals are paired with celebrated amateur golfers from the world of entertainment and sport. Spectating is free for the first three days with tickets for the final day at St Andrews available online and also at the entrance gate.

2018 Glasgow European Judo Open visualJUDO.  6th to 7th October – 2018 Glasgow European Judo Open – Emirates Arena

The Glasgow European Judo Open returns to the Emirates Arena for two days of competition featuring up and coming stars of British Judo against a strong field of international competitors.  With the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now open the first world ranking event on British soil since 2016 gives the judoka taking part an opportunity to make a head start on the road Tokyo.  Tickets for both days are on sale.

WINDSURFING. 13th to 19th October – Tiree Wave Classic – Isle of Tiree

Nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of the North’ the longest running professional windsurfing event in the world showcases some of the best UK talent against junior and professional windsurfers from around the world.  The Isle of Tiree, with its exposed position as the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides means the North Atlantic swell produces huge waves perfect for surfing.  Spectating is free.

SHINTY.  Saturday 20th October – Marine Harvest Shinty/Hurling International – Bught Park, Inverness

A jam-packed day of shinty/hurling at Bught Park in Inverness as Scotland and Ireland meet in two international matches in this unique cross codes fixture.  This annual event features Scotland v Dublin Ladies Shinty/Camogieat at 12 noon followed by Scotland v Ireland Shinty Hurling International from 2pm.  Tickets on sale via the Camanachd Association website.

NOVEMBER
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BOXING.  Saturday 3rd November – World Boxing Super Series – SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro in Glasgow hosts a huge double-header of World Boxing Super Series action featuring Scottish star Josh Taylor and Northern Ireland’s Ryan Burnett.  Taylor, the WBC super-lightweight champion puts his world title and unbeaten record on the line in front of a home crowd against American Ryan Martin.  Meanwhile in a bantamweight quarter-final Burnett takes on multiple-time former world champion Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’.  Tickets on sale via the Hydro website.

RUGBY UNION. Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th November 2017 – Autumn Internationals – BT Murrayfield

Scotland face three international fixtures in as many weekends starting with a visit from Fiji.  The following Saturday South Africa are in town with a match against Argentina rounding off the series. Tickets are available for the matches vs Fiji and Argentina, while the South Africa match is currently sold out.  Check out the Scottish Rugby website for the latest availability. 

Badminton Scotland promo. Scottish Open. 2018 tickets on saleBADMINTON.  21st to 25th November – Scottish Open Badminton Championships – Emirates Arena

Scottish star Kirsty Gilmour – looking to defend her women’s singles title – is among the headline acts at this year’s Scottish Open, one of Europe’s premier badminton events.  The fastest racquet sport in the world with the shuttle reaching speeds of 200mph+ guarantees great spectator entertainment.  Tickets are on sale via the Badminton Scotland website with an early bird discount for fans booking by 8th of October.

TENNIS. 30th November to 2nd December – TS 1000 Events – Stirling University National Indoor Tennis Centre

The finale of the TS Open Tour sees the TS 1000 Events set to to feature the Scottish No.1 female and top Scottish male players (including those who are part of the Tennis Scotland Performance Programme) outwith Andy and Jamie Murray.  A new indoor tournament started by Tennis Scotland in 2016 this year will once again feature a men’s and women’s singles competition.  With Scotland’s best players due in action it’s a great opportunity to watch top-level tennis up close and personal.  Spectating is free.

DECEMBER

WRESTLING. Sunday 2nd December – ICW: Fear & Loathing XI – The SSE Hydro

Insane Championship Wrestling present a Sunday night spectacular as they bring their unique brand of entertainment to what is heading for a sold-out Hydro.  Fear & Loathing XI will not be for the faint-hearted, but it’s sure to be memorable!  Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.

SNOOKER. 10th to 16th December 2017 – Scottish Open – Emirates Arena

Glasgow is once again set to play host to the best snooker players on the planet as the Scottish Open returns to the Emirates Arena.  The tournament runs from December 10 to 16 – a world ranking event featuring 128 of the world’s leading players battling for the prestigious Stephen Hendry Trophy.  Tickets from just £8 are on sale now at the World Snooker website.

And there’s plenty more to look forward to in 2019 including …

2019.  ATHLETICS.  1st to 3rd March – European Athletics Indoor Championships.  Glasgow’s Emirates Arena – one of the largest indoor sports venues in Europe – is the venue for a three-day sporting extravaganza that will see over 600 athletes from over 45 countries take part in one of the biggest sporting events of 2019.  Tickets on sale via the Glasgow 2019 website.  

2019.  CURLING.  3rd to 10th March – World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019.  After the success of the European Curling Championships and Junior World Championships the World Wheelchair Championships in Stirling are the third leg of an impressive quadruple of global events hosted in Scotland that conclude in 2020 with the World Men’s Curling Championship at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow  Tickets details to follow.

2019. GOLF.  9th to 15th September – The Solheim Cup.  The Solheim Cup is a biennial tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States, and hence equivalent to the Ryder Cup for men.  First staged in 1990 the 2019 event will be the 16th edition.  United States are the current holders having won at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa in 2017, meaning all eyes will be on Gleneagles in 2019 to see if Europe can win the trophy back.  Tickets on sale via the Solheim Cup website.  

2019.  SWIMMING.  4th to 8th December – European Short Course Swimming Championships.  An impressive year of international events in Scotland reaches a conclusion at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.  Dramatic action in the pool between Europe’s finest is guaranteed during the gala featuring racing over the shorter distances.  Register via the Euro Swim 2019 website for all the latest news and ticket updates.

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