Adventure

 

SECTION SEVEN

 COMPETITION APPEALS PROCEDURE

 

1.   GENERAL

1.1.   All oral and written appeals and official responses to appeals shall be made in English.

1.2.   An appeal shall only be accepted if accompanied by the official appeal fee.

2.   COMPETITION APPEALS JURY

2.1.   In the event of a written appeal, or in the case of a verbal appeal in the case of 3.1. and 4.2(b) below, the President of the Jury shall convene a Competitions Appeals Jury comprising the President of the Jury, the ICC Delegate, the Category Judge not involved in the case. A decision shall be made as rapidly as circumstances allow.  In the case of written appeals, the decision of the Competition Appeal Jury shall be made in writing and handed by the President of the Jury to the person who officially lodged the appeal or, in the case of an appeal under 4.2(b) above the team manager and/or competitor shall be informed..

2.2.   The decision of the Appeal Jury in respect to Article 3 and 4. below of these regulations shall be final and not subject to further appeal.

3.   APPEALS AGAINST A JUDGES DECISION CONCERNING A COMPETITOR'S ATTEMPT ON A ROUTE

3.1.   In respect to an appeal regarding Section 4, General Regulations, Article 10 of these regulations, this may be made to the Category Judge, who will immediately inform the President of the Jury, in order to proceed in accordance with the above procedure.

4.   APPEALS FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS OF EACH ROUND

4.1.   An appeal against the ranking of a competitor after the completion of a round of the competition and after the official results have been published must be made no later than 30 minutes after the publication of the results. The appeal must be made following the publication of the results at the end of each round of a competition.  The appeal shall be made in writing (in English) to the President of the Jury by the team manager or (where an official team manager is not present) by the competitor. The appeal must be accompanied by the relevant ICC-approved appeal fee.

4.2.   Speed Competitions:

         a)   In the case of a round based on a competitor's time (i.e. the qualification round), an appeal must be made in accordance with 4.1 above.

         b)   In the case of the final ('knock-out' elimination) round of the competition, an appeal must be made immediately after the announcement of the result of the completion of the heat of the competitor concerned.  The Category Judge shall immediately refer the matter to the President of the Jury.  The next round of the Speed final shall not commence until the President of the Jury has announced his/her decision.  No fee shall be payable in respect to such appeals. 

5.   APPEALS TO THE DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION

5.1.   In those cases where the President of the Jury assesses that an infringement of the regulations merits consideration by the ICC's Disciplinary Commission, the matter shall be referred to the disciplinary body together with the President of the Jury's report, copies of written communications between the President of the Jury and the team manager/competitor concerned, and all relevant evidence.

6.   DISCIPLINARY BODY

6.1.   The composition and the procedures of the Disciplinary Body are defined in the ICC's referred documents.

 7.     APPEAL FEES

7.1.   The appeal fees payable shall be in accordance with the list of fees published annually by the ICC.

7.2.   If an appeal is upheld, the appeal fee shall be returned.  If an appeal is rejected, the appeal fee shall not be returned.

 

 

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