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NOVEMBER

TENNIS.  Tuesday 7th November – Andy Murray Live presented by SSE – The Hydro

Glasgow once again plays host to this event which launched in 2016.  The brainchild of Wimbledon and US Open and Olympic gold medal winner Andy Murray this year the Scot will play the tennis legend that is Roger Federer in this second exhibition event.  Tickets are currently sold out, more may be made available in due course.

TENNIS.  10th to 12th November – 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 feature a men’s and women’s singles competition.  With Scotland’s best players due in action – including Maia Lumsden who is making a name for herself in the professional women’s game – it’s a great opportunity to watch top-level tennis up close and personal.  Spectating is free.

RUGBY UNION. Saturday 11th, 18th and 25th November – Autumn Internationals – BT Murrayfield

Scotland face three international fixtures in as many weekends starting with a visit from Samoa.  The following Saturday world champions New Zealand are in town with a match against Australia rounding off the series.  Tickets are available for the match vs Samoa, while the Australia and New Zealand matches are currently sold out with additional tickets potentially on sale in October.

WRESTLING. Sunday 19th November – ICW: Fear & Loathing X – 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 X will not be for the faint-hearted, but it’s sure to be memorable!  A limited amount of tickets remain via Ticketmaster

ROLLER DERBY.  Saturday 25th November – Granite City Brawlers International – Beach Leisure Centre

An international roller derby double-header to savour in Aberdeen.  Granite City Brawlers will take on Team Poland Men’s Roller Derby and also host Power Of Scotland – Team Scotland Men’s Roller Derby vs Team Poland Men’s Roller Derby.  Advance tickets go on sale from Wednesday 25th October.

Action shot.BADMINTON.  22nd to 26th November – Scottish Open Grand Prix – Emirates Arena

With the excitement of August’s Badminton World Championships 2017 still fresh in the memory the fastest racquet sport in the world returns to the Emirates Arena for the Scottish Open Grand Prix, the third oldest Championships in world badminton.  Expect to see a stellar field in action including Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Scotland No.1 Kirsty Gilmour who came so close to a medal at the world championships.  Tickets on sale now with an early bird discount of 50% off available until 22nd October.

DECEMBER

CYCLING.  Saturday 2nd December – Revolution Series – Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

The most successful elite track cycling league in the world returns to Glasgow with Round 2 of the 2017 Champions League Series.  Expect to see a stellar cast of riders (previously Olympic Champions Laura Trott and Geraint Thomas have appeared).  An afternoon and evening session offers grandstand, track centre and hospitality ticket options available via the Revolution Series website

Photo: Revolution Series

Photo: Revolution Series

SWIMMING.  8th to 10th December – Scottish National Short Course Championships – Royal Commonwealth Pool

One of the highlights of the Scottish Swimming calendar returns to Edinburgh.  Considered the premier short course meet in the UK, 2016 saw Olympic, World and European medallists line up alongside many of Team Scotland’s swimming stars.  Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick (part of the GB men’s 4x200m freestyle squad that took silver at the Rio Olympics) are just some of the names who could be competing in the pool this year.  Tickets available on the door with online tickets available nearer to the event.

SNOOKER. 1th to 17th December – Scottish Open – Emirates Arena

Glasgow is set to play host to the best snooker players on the planet as the Scottish Open returns to the Emirates Arena.  Once again it will form part of the Home Nations series (along with the English Open, Northern Ireland Open and Welsh Open) as 128 of the world’s top stars battle it out for the prestigious trophy and a top prize of £70,000.  Last year saw home favourite John Higgins get to the final before being denied the top prize by Marco Fu.  Tickets from just £8 are on sale now.

 2018

JANUARY

ATHLETICS.  Saturday 13th January – Great Edinburgh XCountry – Holyrood Park.  

The Great Edinburgh XCountry is a highlight of the Scottish sporting calendar featuring some of the world’s best athletes striding over the mud and hills in Holyrood Park.  Along with the senior men’s 8km and senior women’s 6km the innovative International Mixed Relay event is set to return which will see national teams of four (two men and two women) compete in a 4x1k challenge for the Stewart Cup.  With a stellar field of elite men and women guaranteed, put the date in the diary now and look forward to cheering on past, present and future Olympic heroes in the capital!  Spectating is free.

And there’s plenty more to look forward to in 2018 and 2019 including the …

2018. GOLF.  The Open – 15th to 22nd July 2018.  Golf’s oldest championship returns to Carnoustie in 2018.  The scene of one of golf’s great comebacks in 1999, who can forget Paul Lawrie coming from 10 shots back to win the Claret Jug on a gripping final day after forcing a three-way play-off with Frenchman Jean van de Velde and United States’ Justin Leonard.  Carnoustie will be the focus of the sporting world next July with tickets for The 147th Open now on sale via the official website. 

Glasgow2018. Logo.2018. GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS –  1st to 12th August 2018.  Stand by for a multi-sport festival as European Championships across six different sports – cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing, swimming and triathlon – take place simultaneously in Scotland, with athletics hosted in Berlin.  The inaugural European Championships will see some 4,500 athletes aiming for glory in their chosen event.  Tickets are now on sale so don’t delay in securing your seats at what promises to be a spectacular 12-day celebration of European sport.

2019. GOLF.  The Solheim Cup – 9th to 15th September 2019.  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 are on sale via the Solheim Cup website.  

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