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TECHNICAL RULES: ASSISTANTS

 

10.1        Competitors may be allowed to have a target-changer or a loading-assistant if necessary.

 

10.2        The decision to use a loading-assistant can only be made by the functional classification panel and will be marked on the classification card and the ID card.

 

10.3        The target-changer must not speak or give signals during the match. He/she may only change targets.

 

10.4        The loading-assistant must not speak or give signals during the match. He/she may only load the rifle and/or adjust the sights at the request of the shooter.

 

10.5        The target-changer and/or loading-assistant must be at least 1 m behind the competitor between shots. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Jury.

 

10.6        Coaches are permitted to approach the line on request of the shooter if permitted by the range official.


 


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TECHNICAL RULES:

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SHOOTERS

11.1 General

11.1.1     For definition purposes, blind and visually impaired shooters will be referred to as ‘shooters’.

 

11.2 Shooting events and times

11.2.1     Rifle competitors will be eligible to compete in the World Championships and Regional Championships in the event listed below:

 

Event

Discipline

Sex.

Class

Shots

Mtr

Time

R10

Air rifle standing

Coed

SH3

60

10

1:45

R11

Air rifle prone

Coed

SH3

60

10

1:30

 

11.2.2     Shooting position

a.  Standing shooting position must be as per ISSF, with the exceptions of shooters with dual classification, who must follow the rules for ISCD SH1 shooters.

 

b.  Prone position must be shot according the ISCD rules for SH1A shooters, with the exception of shooters with dual classification who must follow the rules for SH1A, B or C depending the classification.

 

11.3 Equipment

11.3.1     All equipment shall meet the I.S.S.F and ISCD regulations, except for the maximum weight of the rifle and the sighting system. SH3 is part of the ISCD and the rules below specify the weight and sighting system

 

11.3.2     An air rifle, equipped with a special scope, is used. This scope contains, or is connected to, an electronic circuit, which transforms light into sound. A tone of higher or lower pitch is produced related to the intensity of the light on the target. The scope picks up the reflection of the light from the target. In this way the shooter will be able to “hear” the aiming on the target in the ear/headphone that is used.

 

11.3.3     The maximum weight of the rifle, the attached aiming device inclusive, may not exceed six (6) kilograms.

 

11.3.4     The rifle may be equipped with a telescope, which transforms light into sound. The sound is transferred by means of a head- or earphone to the hearing of the competitor. No other aiming-devices may be attached to the rifle.

 

11.3.5     The competitor shall provide his/her own lamp.   

 

11.3.6     The transmitted sounds, produced by acoustic ear/headphones, shall not exceed a number of decibels likely to hamper other competitors

 

11.4 Classification

11.4.1     All shooters shall be classified into one valid class SH3.

 

11.5 Minimum disability

11.5.1     The shooters are allowed to take part in the competitions if they fulfill the minimum disability:

              Visual acuity no higher than 0,1(6/60) with best correction and/or visual field limitation less than 20 degrees.

 

11.6  Dual classification

11.6.1     In case a SH3 shooter has additional disability as described in the ISCD rules for functional classification, the shooter may choose to shoot in sitting position and use a shooting chair in conformity with the ISCD rules for SH1 shooters.

 

11.7 Targets

11.7.1     In competitions the normal I.S.S.F. international pistol targets (for 10 meter air-pistol) are used.

 

11.7.2     It is permissible to put a fixed sighting target (Swarovski or Pistol target) on the wall, just above the area where the target transport normally places the target for aiming purposes and then shoot on the I.S.S.F. pistol target. The aiming target may not be placed in front of the competition target – the whole competition target shall be visible for the judges

 

11.7.3     One (1) shot per target has to be fired.

 

11.7.4     The sighting targets must be marked by the organizing committee for the shooter in order to be able to recognize the targets i.e. the top left corner must be cut off.

 

11.8  Assistants

11.8.1     Each competitor is allowed to have one (1) assistant.

 

11.8.2     The competitor provides his/her own assistant.

 

11.8.3     The assistant may guide the shooter if he/she is liable to pick up the light from another shooters target.

 

11.8.4     The assistant may change targets for the competitor,

 

11.8.5     The assistant may tell the competitor his/her result, but the assistant may not coach during the match.

 

11.8.6     The assistant may touch the shooter for purposes of insuring safety without disturbing other shooters.

 

11.8.7     When the assistant is not in the process of 11.8.3, 11.8.4, 11.8.5 and/or 11.8.6, he/she has to step back one (1) meter from the firing line.


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FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION

 

12.1  Basic rules

12.1.1     Competitors will be classified according to their functional ability as determined by a functional classification panel of the ISCD.

Multiple classifications may be allowed

 

12.1.2     A functional classification panel shall consist of at least one medical/paramedical officer and one technical officer, both of whom must be accredited by the ISCD.

 

12.1.3     The criteria to become an authorized international classifier will be set in a guideline for functional classification.

 

12.1.4     Shooters have to enter the classification room with all their equipment used in competition and an English-speaking interpreter if needed.

             

12.1.5     No change of shooting classes will be permitted during the competition.

             

12.1.6     All functional classification must be done before the start of the competition. No competitor may enter a match without having his/her signed functional classification card.

 

12.1.7     Only a functional classification panel can re-classify a competitor; however if two functional classification panels are available, the same classification panel who made the original classification shall not re-examine a competitor to settle a protest.

 

12.1.8     Re-classification will take place if:

 

a.  The competitors physical condition alters significantly (progressive diseases, etc.), which cases are so certified by the medical officer of their national sports organization.
b.  The functional classification panel determines that re-classification is necessary.
c.  there is a protest.

 

12.1.9     Protests, regarding the functional classification, must be made to the functional classification panel of the ISCD. The classification protest fee (US $ 100) must be paid to the head of the protest jury of the functional classification panel. Protest fee must be returned if the protest is upheld and will be retained by the ISCD if the protest is denied.

 

12.1.10    A protest, made by the competitor against his/her own classification, must be lodged within 30 minutes after classification.

 

12.1.11    Reclassification:

a.  If a reclassification that results in a new class takes place more then 24 hours prior to the start of an event, then the new class / subclass will be applied in that event.
b. If a reclassification takes place less then 24 hours prior to the start of an event, then the shooter will remain in the old class subclass for that event if it is not the wish of the shooter to change to the new class / subclass.
 
c. If a reclassification, at any time, shows that the shooter has no minimum disability, then he / she will not be allowed to participate in any event.

             

12.1.12    The decision of the classification panel that handles the protest is final.

 

12.1.13    Under special circumstances the functional classification panel may allow a special backrest to overcome a specific physiological condition of the spine.

 

12.1.14    All rifle shooters are allowed to have a double classification. 

              The shooters will be classified separate for prone and standing position.

              SH2 shooters are allowed to have a double classification to compete as SH1 pistol shooter.

 

12.1.15    To participate in 3x20 or 3x40 events, the shooter has to be classified as SH1 in both prone and standing.

 

12.2 Minimum disability

12.2.1     Minimum disability for pistol in the non-shooting arm:

 

a.  in case of amputation: through the wrist.
b.  in case of disability other than amputation: decrease of muscular strength in the non-shooting arm of at least 30 points and be unable to load the pistol with the non-shooting arm.
c.  severe joint mobility problems together with decrease of muscular strength and/or coordination problems comparable with disabilities under a and b of this section.

 

12.2.2     Minimum disability for rifle in the upper limbs:

 

a.  in case of amputation: below the elbow, less than 2/3 left of the forearm.
b.  in case of disability other than amputation: decrease of muscular strength in one upper limb of at least 30 points, or in both upper limbs of at least 50 points.
c.  severe joint mobility problems together with decrease of muscular strength and/or coordination problems comparable with disabilities under a and b of this section.

 

12.2.3     Minimum disability for pistol and rifle in lower limbs:

 

a.  in case of amputation: through the ankle.
b.  in case of disability other than amputation: decrease of muscular strength of at least 20 points in one lower limb or at least 25 points in both lower limbs.
c.  severe joint mobility problems together with decrease of muscular strength and/or coordination.

              problems comparable with disabilities under a and b of this section, except single stiff knee or  ankle in normal position or endoprothesis in one hip.

 

12.2.4     Dwarfs shall not be eligible to compete unless they have an additional condition, which conforms to the minimum disability as, described.

             

12.2.5     Minimum disability for blind and visually impaired shooters

              visual acuity no higher than 0,1(6/60) with best correction and/or visual field limitation less than 20 degrees.

             

12.2.5     All the rules describing minimum disabilities are to be considered from the perspective of additional disabilities, which can give more or less (dis)advantage in shooting. In all cases the classification panel will make the final decision.

 

12.3 Classes

12.3.1     Competitors shall be classified into one of the tree main classes SH1 SH2 and SH3, and within that class they will be allocated to a sub-class:

             

SH 1 : SH 1 A  -  SH 1 B  -  SH 1 C
SH 2 : SH 2 Aa  -  SH 2 Ba  -  SH 2 Ca
         SH 2 Ab  -  SH 2 Bb  -  SH 2 Cb
SH 3 : SH 3 x - SH 3 A  -  SH 3 B  -  SH 3 C

             

12.3.2     Specifications class SH 1

             

     Pistol- and rifle competitors who don’t require a shooting stand.

             

              These groupings of disabilities are to be used as a guide only and the functional classification panel can assess each case in their full shooting equipment in the shooting positions.

             

a   Class SH 1 A

             

              Sitting competitors who are able to stand and have normal trunk functions. No backrest is allowed on the shooting chair. These competitors may choose to stand to compete if they wish.

             

b   Class SH 1 B

             

              Sitting competitors who have non-functional lower limbs or severe problems in lower limbs and have good pelvis control (functional abdominal/spinal extensors, m.quadratus lumborum). A low backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

 

c.  Class SH 1 C

             

              Sitting competitors with non-functional lower limbs or severe problems in lower limbs and fair/none trunk functions. A high backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

                                  

12.3.3     Specifications class SH 2

             

              Rifle competitors who have measurable and /or visible permanent disability in upper limbs and therefore are unable to support the weight of a rifle for the purpose of the competitions with their upper limbs and require a shooting stand.

 

              These groupings of disabilities are to be used as a guide only and the functional classification panel can assess each case in their full shooting equipment in the shooting positions.

 
a.  Class SH 2 A

 

              Sitting competitors who have one non-functional upper limb or severe problems with both upper limbs and have normal trunk functions. No backrest is allowed on the shooting chair. These competitors may choose to stand to compete if they wish.

 

b.  Class SH 2 B

 

              Sitting competitors who have non-functional lower limbs or severe problems in lower limbs and have good pelvis control. A low backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

 

c.  Class SH 2 C

 

              Sitting competitors who have non-functional lower limbs or severe problems in lower limbs and have fair/none trunk functions. A high backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

 

Note:            The high backrest is up to 10 cm below the armpits.

 

12.3.4     Specifications class SH 3

 

              All shooters shall be classified into one valid class SH3x.

              In case a SH3 shooter has additional disability as described in the ISCD rules for functional classification, the shooter may choose to shoot in sitting position and use a shooting chair in conformity with the ISCD rules for SH1 shooters.

              In that case the shooter should be classified as SH3a, SH3b or SH3c

 

12.3.5     Classification criteria.

 

              Further details concerning classification and criteria are set in the classification guideline.

 

12.4 ID card.

              The ID card must be carried with the shooter onto the firing line.

 

12.5  Classification Cheating.

              In classification, cheating is defined as any mispresentation of the athlete’s functional ability and/or disability, including failure to cooperate with classifiers. When an athlete fails to fully cooperate during either the medical or functional phase of the process, the panel of classifiers shall withhold a classification.

 

              An ISCD classifier may initiate a protest for suspected cheating athletes in all categories during their original classification evaluation at any time prior to or during the competition. When the athlete is found to have been cheating, follow-up procedures similar to those established for Doping control by the IPC will be followed