D 5 COMPETITION PROCEDURE

Diving Rules 2009-2013

D 5.1 Control of Competition

D 5.1.1 Every competition shall be controlled by a Referee, supported by Assistant Referees, together with Judges and a Secretariat.

D 5.1.2 The number of the dive to be performed and the manner of execution shall be displayed on an indicator board visible to both divers and judges.

D 5.1.3 A computer programme with adequate capability to produce a judging analysis shall be used.

D 5.2 Composition of the Judges Panels

D 5.2.1 Whenever possible at the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, seven (7) judges shall be used for individual events and eleven (11) judges for synchronised diving events. For synchronised diving, where eleven (11) judges are used. five (5) shall judge the synchronisation of the dive, three (3) shall judge the execution of one diver and three (3) the execution of the other diver.

D 5.2.2 In all individual competitions other than the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, five (5) judges may be used. In all synchronised diving competitions, other than Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, nine (9) judges may be used. Five (5) shall judge the synchronisation of the dive, two (2) shall judge the execution of one diver and two (2) the execution of the other diver.

D 5.2.3 Provided sufficient judges are available, the panel of judges for the semi-final and final competition shall consist of judges whose nationality is different to that of any of the divers in such competition.

D 5.2.4 When considered suitable, double panels of judges may be used in the same event. If double panels are used, the second panel is introduced in the fourth round of the competition. Note: In exceptional circumstances, such as high heat and humidity, the panels may be changed after the end of each round.

D 5.2.5 The Referee shall place the judges on each side of the springboard or platform in use, as outlined in the Facilities Rule FR 5. When this is not practical, the judges may be placed together on one side.

D 5.2.6 Once placed, a judge shall not change position unless at the discretion of the Referee, and then only in exceptional circumstances

D 5.2.7 When a judge is unable to continue to function after a competition has started, he shall be replaced by the reserve judge.

D 5.2.8 After each dive, on a signal given by the Referee, each judge shall immediately and simultaneously, without communicating with one another, and in a distinct manner, indicate the award for the dive. When an electronic judging device is used, the judges shall enter their awards into their score pads immediately after the performance of the dive.

D 5.2.9 The judges’ awards shall be displayed on the electronic scoreboard, preferably unseen by the judges. The awards (without any other information about the standing of the competition) must be seen by the judges on their score pads.