Technical Regulations - World Deaf Curling Championships

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the World Deaf Curling Championships from 12 Mar 2022 to 26 Mar 2022 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 Deaf World Championships Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomenMixed
CAN - Canada
FIN - Finland
HUN - Hungary
KAZ - Kazakhstan
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
SUI - Switzerland
UKR - Ukraine
USA - United States
CAN - Canada
HUN - Hungary
KAZ - Kazakhstan
KOR - Korea
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
SUI - Switzerland
UKR - Ukraine
USA - United States
CAN - Canada
FIN - Finland
HUN - Hungary
JPN - Japan
KAZ - Kazakhstan
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
SUI - Switzerland
UKR - Ukraine
USA - United States

2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each 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 - Deaf World Championship, 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)
Cheryl MINNS (Mixed Doubles) / Brenda ROGERS (Men & Women) - Chief Umpire
Janie HOBART (Mixed Doubles) / Larry JENSEN (Men & Women) - Deputy Chief Umpire
David JOSEPH - Sport Liaison Officer
Mark KUSIAK - 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)
Cheryl MINNS (Mixed Doubles) / Brenda ROGERS (Men & Women) - Chief Umpire
Janie HOBART (Mixed Doubles) / Larry JENSEN (Men & Women) - 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 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, General Technical Rules - and this 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 Deaf World Championships 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. Wherever possible, officials will possess the WCF international license valid for 2022. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Technical Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a WCF 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 Technical Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Banff Curling ClubCurling
Fenlands Banff Recreation CentreCurling

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Banff Curling ClubCurling
Fenlands Banff Recreation CentreCurling

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
12 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs POL  Banff Curling Club
12 Mar 2022 - 14:00CAN vs JPN  Banff Curling Club
12 Mar 2022 - 19:00POL vs CAN  Banff Curling Club
12 Mar 2022 - 19:00USA vs UKR  Banff Curling Club
13 Mar 2022 - 14:00JPN vs UKR  Banff Curling Club
13 Mar 2022 - 14:00POL vs USA  Banff Curling Club
13 Mar 2022 - 19:00CAN vs USA  Banff Curling Club
13 Mar 2022 - 19:00JPN vs POL  Banff Curling Club
14 Mar 2022 - 14:00USA vs JPN  Banff Curling Club
14 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs CAN  Banff Curling Club
14 Mar 2022 - 19:00JPN vs CAN  Banff Curling Club
14 Mar 2022 - 19:00POL vs UKR  Banff Curling Club
15 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs USA  Banff Curling Club
15 Mar 2022 - 14:00CAN vs POL  Banff Curling Club
15 Mar 2022 - 19:00USA vs POL  Banff Curling Club
15 Mar 2022 - 19:00UKR vs JPN  Banff Curling Club
16 Mar 2022 - 14:00POL vs JPN  Banff Curling Club
16 Mar 2022 - 14:00USA vs CAN  Banff Curling Club
16 Mar 2022 - 19:00CAN vs UKR  Banff Curling Club
16 Mar 2022 - 19:00JPN vs USA  Banff Curling Club
17 Mar 2022 - 10:00Semifinals - R2 vs R3  Banff Curling Club
17 Mar 2022 - 14:00R1 vs WSF  Banff Curling Club
19 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs POL  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
19 Mar 2022 - 14:00CAN vs USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
19 Mar 2022 - 14:00KOR vs SUI  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
19 Mar 2022 - 19:00KOR vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
19 Mar 2022 - 19:00CAN vs USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
20 Mar 2022 - 14:00USA vs KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
20 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
20 Mar 2022 - 19:00SUI vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
20 Mar 2022 - 19:00KOR vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
20 Mar 2022 - 19:00USA vs POL  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
21 Mar 2022 - 14:00USA vs KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
21 Mar 2022 - 14:00POL vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
21 Mar 2022 - 14:00SUI vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
21 Mar 2022 - 19:00KOR vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
21 Mar 2022 - 19:00USA vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
22 Mar 2022 - 14:00USA vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
22 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
22 Mar 2022 - 19:00CAN vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
22 Mar 2022 - 19:00USA vs SUI  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
22 Mar 2022 - 19:00POL vs KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
23 Mar 2022 - 14:00POL vs SUI  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
23 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
23 Mar 2022 - 14:00KOR vs CAN  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
23 Mar 2022 - 19:00CAN vs UKR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
23 Mar 2022 - 19:00KOR vs USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
24 Mar 2022 - 14:00UKR vs USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
24 Mar 2022 - 14:00CAN vs KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
24 Mar 2022 - 19:00Semifinals - R1 vs R2  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
24 Mar 2022 - 19:00Semifinals - R3 vs R4  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
25 Mar 2022 - 14:00Semifinals - LP1 vs WP2  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
25 Mar 2022 - 19:00Semifinals - R2 vs R3  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
26 Mar 2022 - 09:30WP1 vs WSF  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
26 Mar 2022 - 14:00R1 vs WSF  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
12 Mar 2022 - 10:00Training - CAN, JPN  Banff Curling Club
12 Mar 2022 - 10:40Training - POL, UKR  Banff Curling Club
12 Mar 2022 - 11:20Training - USA  Banff Curling Club
18 Mar 2022 - 10:00Training - CAN, KOR, POL  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
18 Mar 2022 - 11:00Training - SUI, UKR, USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
18 Mar 2022 - 14:00Training - CAN, KOR  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
18 Mar 2022 - 15:00Training - UKR, USA  Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
11 Mar 2022 - 19:00Technical MeetingFenlands Banff Recreation Centre
17 Mar 2022 - 19:00Technical MeetingFenlands Banff Recreation Centre
17 Mar 2022 - 20:30Technical MeetingFenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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 enters 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 Deaf World Championships Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Competition Format

9.1.1 Men Competition
Teams will be placed in one group to play a single round robin to establish the top four ranked teams.

9.1.2 Play-off System for Men
The team ranked 1st plays against the team ranked 2nd. The winner advances to the final game, the loser goes to the semi-final game. The team ranked 3rd plays against the team ranked 4th. The winner advances to the semi-final game. The winner of the semi-final advances to the final, the loser of the semi-final finishes in 3rd place.

9.1.3 Women Competition
Teams will be placed in one group to play a double round robin to establish the top three ranked teams.

9.1.4 Play-off System for Women
The teams ranked 2nd and 3rd play in semi-final (2 v 3); The team ranked 1st goes to the final game directly. The winner of the semi-final advances to the final game. The loser of the semi-final finishes in 3rd place.

9.1.5 Mixed Doubles Competition
Teams will be placed in one group to play a double round robin to establish the top three ranked teams.

9.1.6 Play-off System for Mixed Doubles
The teams ranked 2nd and 3rd play in semi-final (2 v 3); The team ranked 1st goes to the final game directly. The winner of the semi-final advances to the final game. The loser of the semi-final finishes in 3rd place.

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. 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 Monday, 07-Mar-22 05:23:11 GMT.