THE sixth Stirling Wheelchair Curling International Invitational will be held at the Peak from October 15-18.

The city will welcome eight national teams to take part in this year’s round robin event, which is part of the World Wheelchair Curling Tour.

Home favourites Scotland will be aiming to build on their run to the final of the 2019 World Championships which were held in March.

This will be the first home event with new skip Hugh Nibloe, who said: “Playing back at the Peak will be great, we are looking to continually improve on the successful style of game we developed last season and build on last season’s silver medal".

Previous winners Norway and Russia return with new team line-ups, while Sweden will be trying to finish one better than second place last year.

Also competing are England, Switzerland, USA and competition newcomers Slovenia.

Many of the teams will be coming from Wetzikon, Switzerland, where they will be aiming to gain valuable experience of the ice conditions before the World Wheelchair Curling Championships are held there in March 2020.

Game times are 10.00am and 2.30pm from Tuesday to Thursday, October 15-17, with the final matches scheduled for 10.00am on Friday, October 18.

Spectators are welcome and entry is free.