Technical Regulations - Shooting

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 12 events (7 for men, 5 for women and 0 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
25m Pistol Men
10m Air Pistol Women
10m Air Pistol Men
10m Air Rifle Women
10m Air Rifle Men
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men
25m Pistol Women
50m Pistol Men
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men
50m Rifle Prone Women
50m Rifle Prone Men

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
25m Pistol MenNo restriction
10m Air Pistol WomenNo restriction
10m Air Pistol MenNo restriction
10m Air Rifle WomenNo restriction
10m Air Rifle MenNo restriction
25m Rapid Fire Pistol MenNo restriction
25m Pistol WomenNo restriction
50m Pistol MenNo restriction
50m Rifle 3 Positions WomenNo restriction
50m Rifle 3 Positions MenNo restriction
50m Rifle Prone WomenNo restriction
50m Rifle Prone MenNo 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 Shooting discipline listed below:

MenWomen
1410

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

EventMenWomenMixed
25m Pistol Men2--
10m Air Pistol Women-2-
10m Air Pistol Men2--
10m Air Rifle Women-2-
10m Air Rifle Men2--
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men2--
25m Pistol Women-2-
50m Pistol Men2--
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women-2-
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men2--
50m Rifle Prone Women-2-
50m Rifle Prone Men2--

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
25m Pistol MenNo reserves/substitutes
10m Air Pistol WomenNo reserves/substitutes
10m Air Pistol MenNo reserves/substitutes
10m Air Rifle WomenNo reserves/substitutes
10m Air Rifle MenNo reserves/substitutes
25m Rapid Fire Pistol MenNo reserves/substitutes
25m Pistol WomenNo reserves/substitutes
50m Pistol MenNo reserves/substitutes
50m Rifle 3 Positions WomenNo reserves/substitutes
50m Rifle 3 Positions MenNo reserves/substitutes
50m Rifle Prone WomenNo reserves/substitutes
50m Rifle Prone MenNo 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 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

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:

Mac Adam - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Ertugrul TOPRAK - Representative of ISSF
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Ahmet SEN - Sport Liasion Officer
Seyhan OZTURK - 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:

Mac Adam - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Ertugrul TOPRAK - Representative of ISSF
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4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the ISSF (version: 2013). 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 Shooting Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the ISSF 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 ISSF 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 Representative of ISSF 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 Shooting Venue25m Pistol Men, 10m Air Pistol Men, 10m Air Pistol Women, 10m Air Rifle Men, 10m Air Rifle Women, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men, 25m Pistol Women, 50m Pistol Men, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women, 50m Rifle Prone Men, 50m Rifle Prone Women

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeVenue
- 10m Air Rifle Final19 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Rifle Qualification19 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification20 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle 3 Position Final20 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Pistol Qualification21 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Pistol Final21 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Pistol Qualification22 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Pistol Final22 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle Prone - Qualification22 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle Prone - Final22 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Pistol Final23 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Pistol Qualification23 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle 3 Position Final24 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification24 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Rifle Qualification25 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 10m Air Rifle Final25 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification25 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Final25 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Pistol Qualification26 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 25m Pistol Final26 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Pistol Qualification27 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Pistol Final27 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle Prone - Final28 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue
- 50m Rifle Prone - Qualification28 Jul 2017 - Bafra Shooting Venue

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 ISSF 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 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 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 Competition Clothing (reference: 4.5)
Clothing made of camouflage material is prohibited.

9.2 Draw (reference: 4.6)
The assigned shooting stations and times for each competitor in each competition will be determined by drawing of lots. Each event draw will take place two days prior to the competition.

9.3 Competition Plan (reference: 4.7)

9.3.1 Number of Shots and Total Time Limits
The number of shots and total time limits for the events as described in first chapter 1.EVENTS are described in the rules and regulations of ISSF with an exception of 25m pistol Men.

The rules for 25m pistol Men are the same as the rules for 25m pistol Women.

9.3.2 Elimination, Qualification and Finals
The competition will be organized with qualification and final rounds. If the number of shooters exceeds the usable capacity of the range, elimination must be conducted following the ISSF Special Technical Rules for the event in question.

At a minimum eight (8) athletes are needed in the Qualification round for conducting the Finals.

From 8 to 10 athletes in the Qualification round the six (6) highest-ranking athletes in the Qualification are qualified for the Finals.

From 11 and more athletes in the Qualification round the eight (8) highest-ranking athletes in the Qualification are qualified for the Finals except in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men where the six (6) highest-ranking athletes are qualified.

9.3.3 Variations for Different Events
All shooting events do not use the same Finals Format; different disciplines or event groups have different Finals formats to reflect the fact that all shooting events are not the same.

Scoring for the 25m Pistol Finals uses hit-miss scoring (25m pistol men and women 9,5 and rapid fire pistol men 8,8), but tenth ring scoring is retained for the 10m and 50m Rifle and Pistol Events.

25m Pistol Women and Men Finals use Quarterfinal and Semifinal Stages to identify the athletes who will compete in bronze and gold medal duels while other events use a series of eliminations to reach gold medal duels.

25m Pistol Women and Men duel will use a point system to decide winners.

9.3.4 Scoring in the Finals

9.3.4.1 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men
Scoring in the Finals is hit or miss; each hit counts one (1) point; each miss counts zero (0) points. The size of the hit zone is within the 8.8 zone on the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol target.

Cumulative total scores (total number of hits) in the Finals determine final rankings, with ties broken according to shoot-off scores.

9.3.4.2 25m Pistol Men and Women
Scoring in the Finals is hit or miss; each hit counts one (1) point; each miss counts zero (0) points. The size of the hit zone is within the 9.5 zone on the 25m Pistol target.

9.3.4.3 50m Prone Women
Scoring and the rules in the Finals for 50m prone Women are exactly the same as for 50m prone Men.

9.4 Visual Signals (reference: 4.4)
The start of each competition must be given by flag or visual signal.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.