We're here to tell the stories, not the opinions! Send us your story or results to info@wcblog2.com You control the story, help shape it!

Live WEBCASTING : www.ustream.tv/channel/wcblog2 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCcurlingblog2

Translate to your required language

Friday, February 3, 2012

The CLASSIFICATION Rules for Wheelchar curling

The Wcf has updated there rules surrounding classification for wheelchair curling. We all know that classification has been the subject of question since the beginning. For a number of years the WCF has had proposals presented and has as reported even established a classification panel.

You will find below the link page for the classification manual. Everyone needs to read this  and if you have any questions please send them in.

Classification Rules for Wheelchair Curling

1 comment:

Eric Eales said...

These rules, that removed the previous requirement of use of a wheelchair away from the ice, were issued in June 2010, after the Vancouver Paralympics.

Prior to that time eligibility for wheelchair curling rested on participants use of a wheelchair in their daily lives.

The classification rules are now highly technical, but refer to degree of disability rather than frequency of wheelchair use.

Wheelchair curling is now a sport played from a wheelchair, rather than had been previously assumed, played by users of wheelchairs.

What was also implemented was, for the first time, a procedure to abject to the eligibility of a player presented as eligible by their home association.

Even had other teams objected to the presence of Jim Armstrong at the 2009 Worlds and the 2010 Paralympics on the basis that he did not use a wheelchair off the ice, there would not have been a mechanism for hearing their appeal.

That there was no fuss made should not be taken as evidence that Canada's actions in presenting Armstrong as eligible to the WCF's cllassifier, who agreed to pass him, went unnoticed by other countries.

Keen observers of the sport will know that after 2010 WCF influence shifted from Canada to Europe.