Hanover 2024 - World Deaf Shooting Championships

Technical Regulations - Shooting

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the World Deaf Shooting Championships from 29 Aug 2024 to 08 Sep 2024 and will consist of the following 15 events (8 for men, 5 for women and 2 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Shooting 10m Air Pistol Team
Shooting 10m Air Rifle Team
Shooting 25m Center Fire Pistol
Shooting 25m Standard Pistol
Shooting 10m Air Pistol
Shooting 10m Air Rifle
Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Shooting 25m Pistol
Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Shooting 50m Rifle Prone

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
Shooting 10m Air Pistol Team--No restriction
Shooting 10m Air Rifle Team--No restriction
Shooting 25m Center Fire Pistol--No restriction
Shooting 25m Standard Pistol--No restriction
Shooting 10m Air Pistol--No restriction
Shooting 10m Air Rifle--No restriction
Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol--No restriction
Shooting 25m Pistol--No restriction
Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions--No restriction
Shooting 50m Rifle Prone--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
Not Applicable

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

MenWomen
2715

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

EventMenWomenMixed
Shooting 10m Air Pistol Team--6
Shooting 10m Air Rifle Team--6
Shooting 25m Center Fire Pistol3--
Shooting 25m Standard Pistol3--
Shooting 10m Air Pistol33-
Shooting 10m Air Rifle33-
Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol3--
Shooting 25m Pistol33-
Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions33-
Shooting 50m Rifle Prone33-

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
Shooting 10m Air Pistol Team--0
Shooting 10m Air Rifle Team--0
Shooting 25m Center Fire Pistol0--
Shooting 25m Standard Pistol0--
Shooting 10m Air Pistol00-
Shooting 10m Air Rifle00-
Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol0--
Shooting 25m Pistol00-
Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions00-
Shooting 50m Rifle Prone00-

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 13. Preliminary and Final Registrations in the Deaf World Championships - Regulations, 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 ().

4.2 Committees

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

Ingo Schweinsberg - ICSD Shooting Director (Chair)

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

Ingo Schweinsberg - ICSD Shooting Director (Chair)

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations (version: 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 Deaf World Championships Regulations and this Shooting 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 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 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 Shooting 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 Shooting 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

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
31 Aug 2024 - 09:1510m Air Pistol  
31 Aug 2024 - 11:1510m Air Pistol  
31 Aug 2024 - 13:30Final - 10m Air Pistol  
31 Aug 2024 - 15:30Final - 10m Air Pistol  
01 Sep 2024 - 09:1510m Air Rifle  
01 Sep 2024 - 11:1510m Air Rifle  
01 Sep 2024 - 13:30Final - 10m Air Rifle  
01 Sep 2024 - 15:30Final - 10m Air Rifle  
02 Sep 2024 - 10:0010m Air Pistol Team  
02 Sep 2024 - 12:00Final - 10m Air Pistol Team  
02 Sep 2024 - 13:3010m Air Rifle Team  
02 Sep 2024 - 15:30Final - 10m Air Rifle Team  
03 Sep 2024 - 09:0025m Pistol  
03 Sep 2024 - 09:4550m Rifle Prone  
03 Sep 2024 - 12:45Final - 50m Rifle Prone  
03 Sep 2024 - 14:30Final - 25m Pistol  
04 Sep 2024 - 09:0025m Pistol  
04 Sep 2024 - 09:4550m Rifle Prone  
04 Sep 2024 - 12:45Final - 50m Rifle Prone  
04 Sep 2024 - 14:30Final - 25m Pistol  
05 Sep 2024 - 09:1550m Rifle 3 Positions  
05 Sep 2024 - 11:0025m Rapid Fire Pistol  
05 Sep 2024 - 12:45Final - 50m Rifle 3 Positions  
05 Sep 2024 - 14:15Final - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol  
06 Sep 2024 - 09:0025m Standard Pistol  
06 Sep 2024 - 09:1550m Rifle 3 Positions  
06 Sep 2024 - 12:45Final - 50m Rifle 3 Positions  
07 Sep 2024 - 09:0025m Center Fire Pistol  

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
29 Aug 2024 - 13:00Control 
30 Aug 2024 - 10:00Control 
30 Aug 2024 - 16:15PET 
31 Aug 2024 - 16:15PET  
31 Aug 2024 - 17:15PET  
02 Sep 2024 - 17:00PET  
02 Sep 2024 - 17:00PET  
03 Sep 2024 - 17:00PET  
03 Sep 2024 - 17:00PET  
04 Sep 2024 - 16:15PET  
04 Sep 2024 - 16:15PET  
05 Sep 2024 - 15:45PET  
05 Sep 2024 - 15:45PET  
06 Sep 2024 - 15:30PET  

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
30 Aug 2024 - 13:15Technical MeetingTo be announced
06 Sep 2024 - 16:30Technical MeetingTo 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 prohibited in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone
As per Audiogram Regulations, athletes participating in World Deaf Shooting Championships 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 exclusion zone must be marked with either barrier tape or floor markings.

7.1.1.2 Authority

The ICSD Shooting Director, the two (2) ISSF Judges, and the Range Officers listed in these regulations are authorized to check all shooters for the use of hearing device.

7.1.1.3 Inspection Location

Inspection will take place before shooters enter the restricted zone. When called to the assigned stand, shooters must remove their hearing device. This will be controlled, so make sure to keep your ears clear.

7.1.1.4 Violations

The ISSF Judge and their assistant have the authority to disqualify an athlete if they are wearing a hearing aid or CI within the exclusion 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 10: 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 Shooting Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Shooting 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 Shooting Director.

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

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Shooting 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 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 shotters exceeds the usable capacity of the range, elimination must be conducted following the ISSF Special Technical Rules for the event in question.

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

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

From eleven (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 ahtletes are qualified.

9.3.3 Variations for Different Events
All shooting events do not use the same Finals Format; different dsiciplines 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 und 50m Rifle and Pistol Events.

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

9.3.5 Mixed Team
Mixed team (Man and woman)
a) a maximum of two (2) teams per country
b) Name registration air rifle mixed by 15:00 (TBA)
c) Name registration air pistol mixed by 15:00 (TBA)

9.3.6 Team rating
The results from individual competition are automatically counted in the team`s score.
Maximum one (1) Team per country, discipline and class consists of three (3) shooters.
A name registration for the team is not necessary.
There will be no final shooting for teams.

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

9.5 Electronic Targets and number of stands
10m Range: 40 number of stands, Electronic scoring Targets (Meyton)
25m Range: 40 number of stands, Electronic scoring Targets (Meyton)
50m Range: 36 number of stands, Electronic scoring Targets (Meyton)
Final hall: 50m: 15 shooting points and 10m: 12 shooting points

9.6 Coach in Qualifications and final
One (1) coach and one (1) interpreter per Shooter during Qualification and final is allowed.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Monday, 13-May-24 12:43:20 GMT.