Technical Regulations - Curling

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the Winter Deaflympics from 12 Dec 2019 to 21 Dec 2019 and will consist of the following 2 events (1 for men, 1 for women and 0 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Curling

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2 Eligibility

2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2 Age
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

EventMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Curling--No restriction

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.4 Number of Teams
Each National Federation may enter one (1) men's team and/or one (1) women's team. Participation in the competition is limited to a maximum of 12 men's teams and 12 women's teams.

2.5 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomen
CAN - Canada
CHN - China
FIN - Finland
HUN - Hungary
ITA - Italy
JPN - Japan
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
SUI - Switzerland
UKR - Ukraine
USA - United States
CAN - Canada
CHN - China
CRO - Croatia
GER - Germany
HUN - Hungary
KOR - Korea
RUS - Russian Federation
UKR - Ukraine

2.6 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each discipline listed below:

MenWomen
55

2.7 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Curling55-

2.8 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventReserves/Substitutes
CurlingNo reserves/substitutes

2.9 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

2.10 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.11 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

3. REGISTRATION
Please refer to the 6. Team Sports in the General Technical Rules - Winter Deaflympics, for further details on registration.

 

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the (WCF).

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Jonathan Guinta - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Jonathan Guinta - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the WCF. In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Winter Deaflympics and this Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the WCF Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the WCF Rules and Regulations.

4.5 Competition Clothing

4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the WCF Rules and Regulations.

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6 Draw
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the WCF Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the WCF Rules and Regulations.

4.8 Officials

4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the WCF international license valid for . However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee will appoint and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Circolo Sciatori MadesimoCurling

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Circolo Sciatori MadesimoCurling

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
Draw 1 - Men11 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 1 - Women11 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 2 - Men11 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 3 - Men12 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 2 - Women13 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 4 - Men13 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 5 - Men14 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 3 - Women14 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 6 - Men14 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 7 - Men15 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 4 - Women15 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 8 - Men15 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 9 - Men16 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 5 - Women16 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 10 - Men16 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 11 - Men17 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 6 - Women17 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 12 - Men17 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 13 - Men18 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 7 - Women18 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Draw 14 - Men18 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Semi-finals - Women: 1 v 4 and 2 v 319 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Semi-finals - Men: 1 v 4 and 2 v 319 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Bronze Medal Game - Women19 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Bronze Medal Game - Men20 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Gold Medal Game - Women20 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Gold Medal Game - Men20 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo

6.2 Training Schedule

EventDate - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
Men: Group 1 (5 teams) - Training10 Dec 2019 - 09:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Men: Group 2 (5 teams) - Training10 Dec 2019 - 11:30  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Men: Group 3 (2 teams) - Training10 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Women: Group 1 (3 teams) - Training10 Dec 2019 - 14:00  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo
Women: Group 2 (5 teams) - Training10 Dec 2019 - 16:30  Circolo Sciatori Madesimo

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location
To be announced

6.3.2 Attendance
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is not allowed in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone Area
The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enters the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.

7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the WCF Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 0 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Technical Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.