Technical Regulations - Curling

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the 19th 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 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
RUS - Russian Federation
SUI - Switzerland
TUR - Turkey
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 Curling 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)
To be determined - Chief Umpire
To be determined - Deputy Chief Umpire
To be determined - Sport Liasion Officer
To be determined - 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:

Jonathan Guinta - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
To be determined - Deputy Chief Umpire
To be determined - Deputy Chief Umpire

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the WCF (version: The Rules of Curling - Oct 2018). 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 Curling 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. Whereever possible, officials will posses the WCF international license valid for . However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committe will appoint Chief Umpire 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
To be announced

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule
To be announced

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 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 30 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.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Competition Format
Teams will be placed in one group for each gender, playing a round robin to establish the top four ranked teams.

Play-off System: Semi-finals with 1st place v 4th place and 2nd place v 3rd place; winners of the semi-finals play in the final (for the gold and silver medals), losers of the semi-finals play in the bronze medal game.

9.2 Length of Games
WCF - The Rules of Curling (October 2018) Section C5 - LENGTH OF GAMES Rule (a) must be followed.

9.3 Hog Line
Electronic handles will not be used and there will be no hog line officials. Teams are requested to play all games in the true spirit of curling and not abuse the rule. Where any complaint is received concerning the release of a stone the umpiring team will be responsible for monitoring the hog lines as required. The first, and only, warning will be on the instruction of the Chief Umpire at the Technical Meeting. Any infractions thereafter will result in the stone being removed from play. Confirmation of any call will not be required.

9.4 Technical Meeting
In addition to the 6.3.2 Attendance section of this regulation, all players and their coach are required to attend the first technical meeting (please refer to WCF - The Rules of Curling (October 2018) Section C2 - PARTICIPATING TEAMS: Rule (i)).

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.