Technical Regulations - Badminton

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics from 18 July 2017 to 30 July 2017 and will consist of the following 6 events (2 for men, 2 for women and 2 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
singles
doubles
mixed doubles
team

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 Age
singlesNo restriction
doublesNo restriction
mixed doublesNo restriction
teamNo 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
Not Applicable

2.5 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

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

MenWomen
44

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

EventMenWomenMixed
singles44-
doubles44-
mixed doubles--8
team--8

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
singlesNo reserves/substitutes
doublesNo reserves/substitutes
mixed doublesNo reserves/substitutes
teamNo 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 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 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Summer 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 Badminton World Federation (BWF).

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:

Martin Bogard - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Abdulnaci KARGI - 1st Representative of BWF
Murat ZIREK - 2nd Representative of BWF
Saban KIRCALI - Sport Liasion Officer
Ismail TEK - Deaf Representative

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:

Martin Bogard - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Abdulnaci KARGI - 1st Representative of BWF
Murat ZIREK - 2nd Representative of BWF

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the BWF (version: 2016). 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 - Summer Deaflympics and this Badminton Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the BWF 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. Whereever possible, officials will posses the BWF international license valid for 2017. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committe will appoint 1st Representative of BWF 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
Bafra Sports Hallsingles

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
Team19 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Team20 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Team21 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Singles23 Jul 2017 - 09:30 Bafra Sports Hall
Mixed Doubles23 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Doubles23 Jul 2017 - 14:00 Bafra Sports Hall
Singles24 Jul 2017 - 09:30 Bafra Sports Hall
Mixed Doubles24 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Doubles24 Jul 2017 - 14:00 Bafra Sports Hall
Singles25 Jul 2017 - 09:30 Bafra Sports Hall
Mixed Doubles25 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Doubles25 Jul 2017 - 14:00 Bafra Sports Hall
Singles26 Jul 2017 - 09:30 Bafra Sports Hall
Mixed Doubles26 Jul 2017 - 09:30   Bafra Sports Hall
Doubles26 Jul 2017 - 11:00 Bafra Sports Hall
Mixed Doubles27 Jul 2017 - 10:00   Bafra Sports Hall
Singles27 Jul 2017 - 11:00 Bafra Sports Hall
Doubles27 Jul 2017 - 12:00 Bafra Sports Hall

6.2 Training Schedule
To be announced

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 enter 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 BWF 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 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 60 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 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.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Shuttlecock Brand
The shuttlecock brand is Yonex AS50.

9.2 Courts
There are five (5) courts. The surface is wooden and covered with BWF-approved badminton mats.

9.3 Competition Clothing (reference: 4.5)

9.3.1 Appropriate Attire
Clean and customarily acceptable badminton attire shall be worn by all participants and officials in the badminton tournament. Participants must observe the Deaflympics Championship Regulations regarding advertising on clothing, etc., in the venue area.

9.3.2 Colours of Teammates
In team and doubles events, all teammates must wear the same colour shirts and shorts in accordance with BWF Rules.

9.3.3 Preferred Shirt Colours
It is mandatory for players in all team, singles and doubles matches to wear colours that differ significantly from their opponents. Preferred shirt colours should be registered before each match (BWF General Competition Regulations 20.3.6 and 20.4.6).

9.3.4 Names on Back of Shirts
The family name of the player and the name of the country on the back of the shirt are mandatory (BWF General Competition Regulations 22.3 and 22.4).

9.4 Draw (reference: 4.6)
An appropriate number of players and pairs (two, four, and eight) will be seeded in each event according to the official ICSD badminton rankings. In case of disagreement the ICSD Technical Director alone will decide the seeding. Entries from any one country shall be drawn as follows:

• The first and second ranked entries by lot in opposite’s halves of the draw.
• The third and fourth ranked entries by lot in the two (2) remaining quarters.

9.5 Competition Plan (reference: 4.7)

9.5.1 Team Event
Teams shall be required to play ties comprising: One (1) men's singles, one (1) women's singles, one (1) men's doubles, one (1) women's doubles, and one (1) mixed doubles.

9.5.1.1 Constitution of Matches and Teams
• Each tie shall be decided by the results of the two (2) singles and three (3) doubles matches and all of these five (5) matches shall be played.
• No player shall play in more than two (2) matches.
• If a team has only one (1) male or one (1) female player at the start of a tie, two (2) matches must be conceded to their opponents and the player available can only play in one (1) match.

9.5.1.2 Preliminary Stage
The teams will be divided into groups of 3 to 4 teams each. During the preliminary round, each team will play each other team in its group once.

9.5.1.3 Knock-out Stage
After the preliminary stage is concluded, the teams classified 1 and 2 in each group will play in the knock-out stage where only the winners will advance to the next round.

9.5.1.4 Classifications of Teams
During each round of the preliminary stage, the classification of teams shall be determined in accordance with Section 16 (Teams) of BWF General Competition Regulations.

9.5.1.5 Seeding
The participating teams will be ranked based on the overall strength of the team.

a) The overall strength of the team will be determined based on the official ICSD Badminton Ranking List.

b) Total ranking points of highest ranked one (1) men’s singles player, one (1) women’s singles player, one (1) men’s doubles pair, one (1) women’s doubles pair and one (1) mixed doubles pair from each country shall be compared to determine the overall strength of the team.

9.5.2 Individual Events (Singles and Doubles)

9.5.2.1 Preliminary Stage
The players / pairs will be divided into groups of 3 to 4 players / pairs each. During the preliminary stage, each player / pair will play each other player / pair in its group once.

9.5.2.2 Knock-out Stage
After the preliminary stage is concluded, the players / pairs classified 1 and 2 in each group will play in the knock-out stage where only the winners will advance to the next round.

9.5.2.3 Classifications of Players
During each round of the preliminary stage, the classification of players / pairs shall be determined in accordance with Section 16 (Individuals) of the BWF General Competition Regulations.

9.5.2.4 Seeding
The participating players / pairs will be ranked based on the official ICSD Badminton Ranking List.

9.6 Officials

9.6.1 Referee (reference: 4.8.1)
The referee shall be fully qualified and certified by the BWF. The referee shall act in concert with the ICSD Technical Director. However, in matters concerning the interpretation of the Rules of Badminton, the referee's decision shall be final.

9.6.2 Umpires and Judges
Each match shall have one (1) umpire, one (1) service judge and two (2) line judges. However, the semifinals and finals shall have one (1) umpire, one (1) service judge and four (4) line judges. The referee shall supervise all umpires and judges.

9.6.3 Appointment (reference: 4.8.2)
The Organising Committee shall appoint an appropriate number of umpires and line judges.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.