Curl­ing elite in ac­tion at Peak

Stirling Observer - - THE BACK PAGE - Don­ald Mor­ton

The best wheel­chair curlers in the world will be on the ice at The Peak next week when the fourth Stir­ling Wheel­chair Curl­ing In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional takes place.

This is the fourth year the event has taken place and the World Curl­ing Fed­er­a­tion re­cently in­cluded it as one of only three wheel­chair curl­ing clas­si­fi­ca­tion events on the globe.

Eight teams – hold­ers Nor­way plus Rus­sia, Scot­land, Czech Repub­lic, Eng­land, Fin­land, Korea and Switzer­land – will be in Stir­ling from Tues­day, play­ing in a roundrobin for­mat with the fi­nal sched­uled for Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, at 9.45am.

Six of the coun­tries are ranked in the world’s top 10 for the PyeongChang 2018 Par­a­lympicWin­ter Games and many hotly con­tested games are an­tic­i­pated.

Dougie Han­ley of The Peak said:“We are ex­cited to be host­ing the an­nual event again this year and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing all the curlers.

“We would like to wish all the teams com­pet­ing the best of luck.”

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