Erzurum 2024 - Winter Deaflympics 2023

Technical Regulations - Chess

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the Winter Deaflympics 2023 from 02 Mar 2024 to 12 Mar 2024 and will consist of the following 5 events (2 for men, 2 for women and 1 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Rapid Team
Blitz
Classical 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 AgeMaximum Age
Rapid Team--No restriction
Blitz--No restriction
Classical Team--No restriction

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

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

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

MenWomen
66

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

EventMenWomenMixed
Rapid Team--12
Blitz66-
Classical Team66-

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

EventMenWomenMixed
Rapid Team--0
Blitz00-
Classical Team00-

2.8 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

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

2.10 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 7. Individual 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 Federation Internationale des Echecs ().

4.2 Committees

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

Phillip Gardner - ICSD Chess Director (Chair)
Bilal Bingolbali - FIDE Technical Director
Akif Tayfun Haznedaroglu - FIDE Chief Referee
Mehmet Salih Yildirum - Sport Liaison Officer
Fatih Arslan - Deaf Representative

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

Phillip Gardner - ICSD Chess Director (Chair)
Bilal Bingolbali - FIDE Technical Director
Akif Tayfun Haznedaroglu - FIDE Chief Referee

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations (version: 2021). 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 and this Chess Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the 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 international license valid for 2024. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Chess Director and an ICSD-designated Representative shall appoint a representative 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 Chess Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)Rapid Team, Blitz, Classical Team

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
03 Mar 2024 - 10:00Blitz Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 10:00Rapid Team  Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 10:00Rapid Team  Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
11 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)
12 Mar 2024 - 10:00Classical Team Yakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)

6.2 Training Schedule
To be announced

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
02 Mar 2024 - 10:00Technical MeetingYakutiye Spor Salonu (Yakutiye Sports Hall)

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 prohibited in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone
As per Audiogram Regulations, athletes participating in Winter Deaflympics 2023 are strictly prohibited from using any hearing aids or cochlear implant aids during competitions. This rule applies specifically to the restricted zone, which is defined as follows:

7.1.1 Restricted Area

There are three different areas:

a) Playing Area

This is a restricted zone that only the athletes, the captain / the trainer, the arbiters and the ICSD Chess Director are allowed to enter. There are no seating areas for the spectators. It is a mandatory rule that the athletes whether they are playing or not, they are strictly forbidden to either wear or bring their hearing aids or cochlear implants in / to the playing area. Likewise, all metallic equipment such as mobile phones and watches (either smart phones or digital), cameras shall be left outside the playing area. Those guidelines are in accordance with the FIDE Anti-Cheating Guidelines. The athletes with the exception of a playing captain who have completed their games must leave the playing area. They are permitted not to return.

b) Non-playing Area

Anybody can enter the non-playing area. This section will have access to the playing area.

c) Analysis Area

This is open to the athletes who wish to either analyse their games or train as well as play some social games.

7.1.1.2 Authority

The ICSD Chess Director and arbiters are authorized to inspect all athletes for the use of hearing devices and metallic objects as checking athletes’ uniforms.

7.1.1.3 Inspection Location

All athletes shall be inspected individually on a daily basis before they enter the playing area via a portable scanner.

7.1.1.4 Violations

Only the Chief Arbiter shall issue a red card to an athlete caught wearing a hearing device within the restricted zone. All violations must be documented using the ICSD Violation form.

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

7.1.3 Award Ceremony
Athletes may use any hearing device during the award ceremony. No penalty will be imposed for using such a device.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the 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 Chess Director within 60 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Chess 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 Chess Director.

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

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Chess 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 Clarification on Number of Athletes per Event
A Rapid Play Team shall comprise of 4 athletes (mandatory 2 men and mandatory 2 women). Each team is allowed a 1-man reserve and a 1-woman reserve for subsequent rounds. The total maximum number of a mixed team is 6 (six). Each Federation can enter up to two mixed teams.

Classical Team - Men: 4 athletes per team plus two reserves for subsequent rounds.
Classical Team - Women: 2 athletes per team plus one reserve for subsequent rounds.
For classical chess, each Federation can enter one men team and up to two women teams.

9.2 Further Eligibility of Chess Athletes
All chess athletes must be registered with FIDE and have a FIDE ID number. This is mandatory.

9.3 Competition Format of the three Chess Disciples
Blitz Chess Men's (Individual): Swiss event up to 11 rounds depending on number of entries
Blitz Chess Women's (Individual): Swiss event up to 9 rounds depending on number of entries
Time control will be 3 minutes plus an increment of 2 seconds for each additional move.

Mixed Rapid Play Team Event: 11 rounds
Time control will be 15 minutes plus an increment of 10 seconds for each additional move.

Classical Team Chess: 9 rounds Swiss Event for both Men's and Women's
Time control will be 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds for each additional move.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Wednesday, 21-Feb-24 14:51:07 GMT.