Adventure

 

SECTION SIX

  DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES DURING COMPETITIONS

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

1.1.   The President of the Jury shall have overall authority for all activities and decisions affecting the competition within the competition zone; i.e. the competition registration area, the isolation and transit zones, the competition area immediately in front of the climbing wall and on the climbing wall.    

1.2.   These Disciplinary Regulations should be read in conjunction with the regulations governing the sport of international competition climbing.

2.      COMPETITORS

2.1.   The President of the Jury and the Category Judges shall be authorised to take the following actions, as specified below, in respect to infringements of the competition regulations and in regard to matters of indiscipline by any competitor whilst in the competition area:

         a)      Informal, verbal warning;

         b)   An official warning accompanied by the showing of a 'Yellow Card';

         The President of the Jury only shall be authorised to take the following sanction:

         c)      Disqualification from the competition - accompanied by the showing of a 'Red Card'.

2.2.   A Yellow Card warning, Article 2.1(b) above, may be issued for any of the following infringements of the regulations

         a)      Undue delay in returning to the isolation zone following the instruction of a Category Judge or the President of the Jury

         b)      Failure to start in accordance with a Category Judge's instruction;

         c)      Failure to obey the instruction of a Category Judge and/or the President of the Jury;

         d)   Use of obscene or abusive language or behaviour of a relatively mild nature;

         e)      Unsporting behaviour of relatively minor nature.

         Appeals against such decisions shall follow the procedure specified in Section 7.

         The issue of a second yellow card in one season, shall determine the disqualification of the competitor for the following ICC approved competition.

2.3.    Disqualification without Further Sanction: The following infringements of the regulations shall result in issuing of a Red Card and the immediate disqualification of the competitor from the competition without further sanction:-

         a)      Observing the routes from outside the permitted observation zone;

         b)      Failure to report properly equipped at the start of a route;

         c)   The use of non-approved equipment;

         d)        Unapproved modification of, and/or failure to wear, the competition vest and/or competitor's number as provided by the competition organiser.

         e) Unauthorised use of any means of communication while in the isolation zone or in other restricted area

         Appeals against such decisions shall follow the procedure specified in Section 7..

2.4.   Disqualification with Immediate referral to the Discipline Commission: The following infringements of the regulations shall result in the issuing of a Red Card and the immediate disqualification of the competitor from the competition with referral to the Disciplinary Commission, following the related procedure the further sanction of suspension from one successive World Cup competitions or, in the case of an infraction of the regulations in non-World Cup competitions, one successive ICC-approved competitions:

         a)      Infringements of the regulations committed in the competition area, isolation and transit zones:

                (i)    Gathering information regarding a route which the competitor is to attempt beyond that which is permitted by the regulations;

               (ii)    Gathering and communicating information to other competitors beyond that which is permitted by the regulations;

               (iii)   Distracting or interfering with any competitor who is preparing for, or in the process of attempting, a route;

               (iv)  Failure to comply with the instructions of the official judges and/or organiser's officials;

               (vi)  Non-participation in any official ceremony or any other designated official event;

               (vii) Refusal to conform with the advertising regulations governing competitor's clothing.

               (viii)      Unsporting behaviour or other serious disturbance to the competition;

               (ix)      Unsporting behaviour or other serious disturbance, and/or abusive, insulting and/or violent words and/or behaviour to ICC officials, Organiser's officials and/or team officials and/or other competitors and/or members of the public.

         b)   Infringements committed outside the competition area but in the public arena:

 

               (i)      Unsporting behaviour or other serious disturbance to the competition;

               (ii)      Unsporting behaviour or other serious disturbance, and/or abusive, insulting and/or violent words and/or behaviour to ICC officials, Organiser's officials and/or team officials and/or other competitors and/or members of the public.

2.5.   At the earliest convenient time after issuing a 'Yellow' or 'Red Card', the President of the Jury shall:

        a)      Submit a written statement to the competitor's team manager (or in the absence of a team manager, to the competitor concerned) regarding the offence and       whether the President of the Jury proposes to refer the matter for consideration in respect to further disciplinary action in accordance with the regulations.

         b)   The President of the Jury shall submit a copy of this written statement together with a detailed report of the offence against the regulations, any evidence, and  any recommendations regarding consideration of additional sanction to the ICC for referral to the ICC's Disciplinary Commission.

3.      TEAM OFFICIALS

3.1.   Team officials shall be regarded in the same manner as competitors and shall be treated accordingly.

4.      OTHER PERSONS

 4.1.   The President of the Jury shall be authorised to demand the immediate dismissal from the competition area (including the isolation and transit zones) of any person in contravention of the regulations and, if necessary, suspend all competition activities until this demand has been complied with.    

 

 

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