Erzurum 2024 - Winter Deaflympics 2023

Technical Regulations - Curling

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 3 events (1 for men, 1 for women and 1 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.

2.3 Number of Teams
Each National Federation may enter one (1) men's team, one (1) women's team and/or one (1) mixed's team. Participation in the competition is limited to a maximum of 10 men's teams, 10 women's teams and 10 mixed's teams.

2.4 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomenMixed
CHN - China
HUN - Hungary
ITA - Italy
JPN - Japan
KAZ - Kazakhstan
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
SUI - Switzerland
TUR - Turkiye
UKR - Ukraine
CHN - China
CRO - Croatia
HUN - Hungary
JPN - Japan
KAZ - Kazakhstan
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
SUI - Switzerland
TUR - Turkiye
UKR - Ukraine
CHN - China
HUN - Hungary
JPN - Japan
KAZ - Kazakhstan
KEN - Kenya
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
SUI - Switzerland
TUR - Turkiye
UKR - Ukraine

2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Curling 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
Curling552

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
Curling000

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 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 World Curling Federation (WC).

4.2 Committees

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

Jonathan Guinta - ICSD Curling Director (Chair)
Murat Dastan - World Curling Technical Director
Tuba Betul Akin - Chief Umpire
Murat Akin - Sport Liaison Officer
To be announced (TBA) - Deaf Representative

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

Jonathan Guinta - ICSD Curling Director (Chair)
Murat Dastan - World Curling Technical Director
Tuba Betual Akin - Chief Umpire

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the WC Rules and Regulations (version: July 2023). 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 Curling Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the WC 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 WC 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 Curling Director and an ICSD-designated Representative shall appoint a WC 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 Curling Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)Curling

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)Curling

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
29 Feb 2024 - 19:00TUR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
29 Feb 2024 - 19:00HUN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
29 Feb 2024 - 19:00UKR vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
29 Feb 2024 - 19:00SUI vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 09:00HUN vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 09:00KOR vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 09:00KEN vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 14:00KOR vs KEN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 14:00TUR vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 14:00CHN vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
01 Mar 2024 - 14:00UKR vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 09:00HUN vs KEN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 09:00CHN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 09:00SUI vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 09:00KOR vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 14:00JPN vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 14:00TUR vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 14:00UKR vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
02 Mar 2024 - 14:00KEN vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 09:00KEN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 09:00HUN vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 09:00JPN vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 14:00POL vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 14:00SUI vs KEN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 14:00UKR vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 14:00JPN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 09:00KEN vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 09:00TUR vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 09:00CHN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 14:00JPN vs KEN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 14:00CHN vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 14:00KOR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 14:00SUI vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 09:00Semifinals - Curling  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 14:00Bronze Medal Game - Curling  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 14:00Gold Medal Game - Curling  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 19:00TUR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 19:00HUN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 19:00SUI vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
05 Mar 2024 - 19:00UKR vs ITA  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 09:00JPN vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 09:00KOR vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs ITA  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 09:00HUN vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 14:00JPN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 14:00UKR vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 14:00CRO vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 14:00POL vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 19:00UKR vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 19:00KOR vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 19:00TUR vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
06 Mar 2024 - 19:00CHN vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 09:00UKR vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 09:00CRO vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 09:00JPN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 14:00CHN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 14:00HUN vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 14:00SUI vs ITA  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 14:00KOR vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 19:00CRO vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 19:00TUR vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 19:00JPN vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
07 Mar 2024 - 19:00KOR vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 09:00ITA vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 09:00JPN vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 09:00TUR vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 09:00UKR vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 14:00CHN vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 14:00POL vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 14:00CRO vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 14:00KOR vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 19:00POL vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 19:00HUN vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 19:00JPN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
08 Mar 2024 - 19:00ITA vs CHN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 09:00UKR vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 09:00HUN vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 09:00CHN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs CRO  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 14:00SUI vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 14:00UKR vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 14:00ITA vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 14:00POL vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 19:00CHN vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 19:00KOR vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 19:00HUN vs CRO  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
09 Mar 2024 - 19:00TUR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 09:00TUR vs ITA  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 09:00CHN vs KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 09:00JPN vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 09:00POL vs SUI  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 14:00KOR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 14:00HUN vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 14:00CHN vs CRO  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 14:00TUR vs UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 19:00ITA vs JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 19:00SUI vs TUR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 19:00KOR vs POL  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
10 Mar 2024 - 19:00CHN vs HUN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
11 Mar 2024 - 11:00Semifinals - Curling Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
11 Mar 2024 - 19:00Bronze Medal Game - Curling Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
11 Mar 2024 - 19:00Gold Medal Game - Curling Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
29 Feb 2024 - 14:00Group 1: CHN, HUN, JPN, KEN, KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
29 Feb 2024 - 15:30Group 2: POL, SUI, TUR, UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 19:00Group 1: CHN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
03 Mar 2024 - 20:30Group 2: POL, SUI, TUR, UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 19:00Group 1: CHN, CRO, HUN, JPN  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)
04 Mar 2024 - 20:30Group 2: KOR, POL, TUR, UKR  Erzurum Curling Salonu (Erzurum Curling Hall)

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
29 Feb 2024 - 09:00Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü
01 Mar 2024 - 19:00Technical MeetingOC Centre: Erzurum Hizmetiçi Eğitim Enstitüsü

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:

7.1.1.1 Restricted Area

The restricted area encompasses the entire curling rink enclosed by the boards.

7.1.1.2 Authority

Only the chief umpire, deputy chief umpire and ICSD Curling Director listed in these regulations are authorised to inspect all athletes for the use of hearing devices.

7.1.1.3 Inspection Location

Inspections are conducted at a selected door prior to entering the restricted area.

7.1.1.4 Violations

If an athlete is discovered wearing a hearing device inside the restricted area after a pre-game warm-up has commenced, the game will be forfeited. Only the ICSD Curling Director and Chief Umpire or Deputy Chief Umpire have the authority to forfeit a game after discovering an athlete wearing a hearing device. 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 WC 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 Curling Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Curling 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 Curling Director.

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

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Curling 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 for Mixed Doubles, Men and Women
For each curling event, the teams will be placed in one group to play a round robin to establish the top four ranked teams.

The teams ranked 1st to 4th play in the semi-finals (1 v 4 and 2 v 3).

The winners of the semi-finals play in the gold medal game. The losers of the semi-finals play in the bronze medal game.

9.2 Length of Game
In Men and Women competitions in which 10 ends are scheduled, a minimum of 6 ends must be completed in round robin games and a minimum of 8 ends must be completed in playoff games.

In Mixed Doubles competitions in which 8 ends are scheduled, a minimum of 6 ends must be completed in round robin and playoff games.

9.3 Hog Line
Electronic handles will not be used and there will be no hog line officials. The 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.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Wednesday, 21-Feb-24 14:59:46 GMT.