In-Line Skating

Area of Validity

In-line Skating competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

Participation

For participation in competitions of an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

Material

The material must be in accordance with the current rules of the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), the Speed Technical Committee. Roller skates with 5 in-line wheels with a maximum diameter of 110 mm are allowed. (Skates with two sets of wheels may also be used) The skates may be equipped with a break.

The use of a helmet is mandatory.

Disciplines

According to the facilities available, one or more disciplines can be offered by the organiser. The races length/type must be announced by the organiser at the moment of the opening of registration for the Atomiade at the latest.

The organisers must provide a map of the course route prior to the competition.

Type of competitions:

300 m (sprint)

900 m

3000 m

10000 m

Relay

Remark: this competition will only be carried out if at least 3 racers are registered.

Requirements of the Competition Route

The track surface may be made of a material which is perfectly smooth and not slippery so that it does not compromise safety of skaters. The competition route for sprints of 300 m must not include a roundabout. The road course should be wide enough so that four skaters can start next to each other. If an irregularity of the race course cannot be repaired, it must be clearly signalled and marked on the road race map. Road race map must also indicate the road gradients. No downhill section of the competition route with a gradient > 5% can end in a roundabout or in a sharp turn. For safety reasons, the finish line area must be cordoned off in order to separate the skaters from the public.

If possible the competition route for sprints should be circular with a minimum length of 300m and completely cordoned off from traffic.

Relay

A relay team consists of 4 skaters. At least one of them should be female.

If a Research Institute enters more than 2 teams only teams one and two designated before the race are classified. Unclassified teams start last.

Relays formed from different Research Institutes are admissible as a matter of principle. However evaluation is only possible if the team is formed of at least three participants of the same Research Institute. If skater from one Institute participates in a mixed relay of another Institute an evaluation of this team will not be possible if this participant could have started in the team from his/her own Institute.

Timekeeping and Lap Counting

The organiser can use either manual or electronic timekeeping. Lap scoring must be clearly indicated on a scoreboard visible from the competition route.

Cancellation of Races

The organiser may postpone or cancel the races if bad weather or a slippery surface prevents the race from taking place.

Disputes and Protests

The jury, appointed by the organiser, presides over any competition infringements and protests according to the regulations of the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), the Speed Technical Committee.

Archery

1. Area of Validity

Archery competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Regulations

The general regulations for such a competition are the regulations of the International Federation for Archery (F.I.T.A.)

3. Participation

For participation in archery competitions see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

4. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

5. Competition Evaluation

a)  Team Evaluation

A team consists of 3 archers with at least one female archer, all age categories and types of bows are mixed. The total points of the third male archer in a team which enters without a female participant, are multiplied by the factor 0,9.

b)  Individual Evaluation (female and male separately)

The individual evaluation is separated into age categories and types of bows (classic bows and compound bows are separated from bows without sights).

6. Realisation of the Tournament

Double Federal through 2 days

Proceeding of the first day

  • 12 x 3 arrows over a distance of 50 m on a card with 80 cm diameter for every type of bow
  • 12 x 3 arrows over a distance of 30 m
  • on a card with a diameter of 80 cm for classical bows
  • on a card with a diameter of 60 cm for compound bows

For compound bows with a distance of 30 m, 2 cards with a diameter of 60 cm are to be fastened onto one target.

Proceeding of the second day

See proceeding of the first day

Test shots

2 x 3 arrows at the beginning of every 50 m - distance.

Warm-up

The warm-up period of 45 minutes is permitted and must end 15 minutes before the start of the competition. The warm-up takes place at a distance away from the competition.

Shooting Time

The archers have 2 minutes to shoot 3 arrows.

Sequence

Four archers share one target. Two archers shoot simultaneously in rotation as follows:
AB - CD  ,  CD - AB  ,  AB - CD  ,  etc.

Signal Lights

If using signal lights for the competitions, the signals indicate the following:

  • Red: It is not allowed to shoot
  • Green: Start shooting
  • Yellow: There are 30 more seconds for the remaining shots
  • Red: Time is over, no more shooting is permitted.

If an archer shoots his/her last arrow after the end of the permitted shooting time, the best shot of the series is subtracted.

Athletics (Track and Field)

1. Participants

For participation in athletic competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9.

2. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

3. Competition Rules and Regulations

The current rules and regulations of the International Athletics Federation are to be applied.
It is mandatory for each participant to wear the registered start number visibly on the front of his/her tank top.
Use of personal equipment is not permitted.

4. Sports Disciplines

The organiser should offer, at the least the disciplines shown in the table below. Depending on available facilities, additional disciplines may be offered.

The explanations of the symbols in this table are:

  • Competition without age categories : x
  • Competition without age categories : o
100mxx
400m x x
800m   x
1500m x  
3000m   x
5000m x  
Long Jump x x
High Jump x x
Shot Put* x x
Javelin Throw** x x
4 x 100m - Relay o o
Mixed-Relay o

* For Shot put, the weight of the shot will be as follows :

  Age category A, B, C 7,26 kg
Men Age category D 6,00 kg
  Age category E 5,00 kg
Women Age category A, B, C 4,00 kg
  Age category D, E

3,00 kg

** For Javelin Throw, the weight of the javelin will be :

Men 800 g
Women 600 g

5. Regulations of Disciplines

a) Competitions mentioned in the above table start according to age category stated in item 2.

b) Depending on the number of participants for 100 m, qualifying heats will be run. Only the winners of the heats will participate in the final. The remaining available tracks will be utilised for the final by the next fastest runners from the heats.
For the remaining running competitions, the fastest runners of the heats compete in the final.

c) The mixed relay follows the sequence of 500 m, 400 m, 300 m, 200 m, and 100 m. Runners must be of both sexes.

d) Long jump, shot put, and javelin throw competitions consist of a trial and a final with three attempts each. The 8 "bests" by each age category of the trial will compete in the finals.
Trial results will be accepted for the final.

6. Three-event Competition's Evaluation

The three-event competition combines the individual disciplines in 100 m sprint, long jump and shot put. The following results are evaluated:

100m the time of the preliminary heat
Long jump the best jump of the trial
Shot put the best put of the trial

If there are no trials and finals within the competitions of Long jump or Shot put or after the trial no competitor is eliminated the results of all the 6 attempts of the current competition have to be evaluated.

The scores will be calculated using the following formula:

100m sprint Score = a ( b - M ) ^ c
Long jump and shot put Score = a ( M - b ) ^ c

Explanation:
M = recorded performance (sprint in seconds, jump in centimeters, shot in meters
a, b, c = constants (see table below)
^ = exponential function, i.e. the constant c is used as an exponent

 Constantabc
Men 100m 25.4347 18 1.81
Long jump 0.14354 220 1.40
Shot put 51.39 1.5 1.05
Women 100m 17.857 21 1.81
Long jump 0.188807 210 1.41
Shot put 56.0211 1.5 1.05

Badminton

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are the badminton tournaments of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these badminton tournaments see chapter A 9.

3. Performance

A badminton tournament is played as a team competition. These games are called "encounters". An encounter consists of the following matches :

  • 1 Men Singles
  • 1 Women-Singles
  • 1 Men-Doubles
  • 1 Women-Doubles
  • 1 Mixed-Doubles

Within one team competition each male and each female player can take part in any match. Every team consists of at least 2 men and 2 women, and a maximum of 4 men and 4 women. 
The organiser must provide the shuttlecocks.
Each team provides, if possible, one referee out of the competitors. The allocation is made by the organiser.

4. Tournament Rules

In addition to the the rules mentioned here, the rules of the "International Badminton Federation" apply.

5. Grouping

The participating teams will be divided in groups of minimum 3 teams by the organiser. Teams of the same nationality or of the same Research Institute should be assigned to different groups. If that is not possible they should be asssigned such that they will play against each other in the first encounter.

6. Rules and Plan of the Tournament

The tournament should start with the group system ("Round-Robin" (RR) System), i.e. within each group all teams shall play against each other. After the group encounter, the tournament continues by a second group system or by a K.O. system. The winners and if possible the runners-up (2nd place) of each group play for the championship. The third, fourth, etc. of each group play for the further ranking. 
The organiser may modify the plan of the tournament in accordance with the number of teams participating, and with the agreement of the Badminton Committee.

6. Placement

  1. Group Matches "Round-Robin“ System
    For each encounter won, the winning team receives two points.
    1. Group Placement :
      The placement in a RR group is determined by the total number of points obtained. The winner of the group is the team with the highest number of points. The other places in the group are assigned according to the points gained by each team.
    2. If two teams have the same number of points :
      The result of the encounter between those two teams decides.
    3. If more than two teams have the same number of points :
      Only the results of those teams which have the same number of points will be taken into account.
      a) the new calculated points will decide
      b) if there still no difference, then the match difference and subsequently the game difference will decide
  2. K.O System
    The winner of the encounter will go into the next round, playing for a higher ranking; the loser will play for the lower ranked places.

7. Delays or no-show

If a team or singles player does not appear or appears more than 15 minutes late, the match is lost for that team/player and the resulting points attributed are the lowest possible.

Basketball

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are the basketball tournaments of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in a basketball tournament see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

3. Registration

A maximum 12 active male or female basketball players can participate in a competition.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team has to bring two sets of sports clothing, the tricots have to be brought by the teams themselves and must be numbered.

The team which is listed first in the programme has to change colour in case of matching shirts.

5. Tournament Rules

The tournament is played in accordance with the international basketball rules.

Generally the playing time is 4 times 10 minutes. An offence must be finished after 24 seconds (24 seconds rule).

A player is excluded from the game after 5 personal fouls.

Where the playing time is reduced by the organiser, the allowed number of fouls per player will be reduced proportionally.

Every time a game is interrupted, the game clock should be stopped.

Balls for the tournaments, complying with the international rules of basketball, are provided by the organiser

6. Grouping

The programme and the division into groups will be determined by the organiser. 

All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

7. Group Placing

"Round-Robin" System

a)  Classification by Points
The points system must be made according to the international basketball rules. The winning team within one group is the team with the highest number of points.
b)  Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same number of points the result of the game between the tied teams will decide the winner.
c)  Difference in Baskets
If there is still a tie between several teams the positive difference of baskets from all games against all teams determines the group placing.

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within the preliminary round, the game is regarded as having been lost by 0:2 points and 0:20 basket points.

If a team withdraws from the competition during the tournament, then all their scores are removed from the points table.

9. Referees and Game officials

The organiser provides the referees. For every game two referees should be appointed.

In addition, game officials should be provided, including an official scorer, and two trained timers. One timer will operate the game clock and the other will operate the 24-second clock. If necessary, these duties could also be taken up by members of the participating teams. The allocation is made by the organiser.

10. Suspension of players

A player that is suspended by decision of the referee is automatically excluded for the next game. A player that is suspended for a second time is excluded from participation of the whole tournament.

11. Amendments

Before the beginning of a tournament, additional points, which are not included in these tournament rules, can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be delivered in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

Chess

1. Area of Validity

The tournaments regulated by this game order are the chess tournaments within an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these chess tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Tournament Rules

The tournaments are played in accordance with the rules of the "Fast Chess Rules" of the FIDE.

A tournament is to be carried out in a round modus or according to the Swiss System, if there are too many players.

For each game, each player has at least 20 minutes time of consideration.

4. Individual Classification

The "Sonneborn-Berger" evaluation is decisive in all tournaments, the "Fortschritts-Buchholz-Wertung" is decisive in tournaments played according to the Swiss System.

In the case of an equal score, the direct comparison is decisive.

If the direct comparison ends with an equal score level, one or several decisive games are to be played.

5. Team Evaluation

The 4 best players of each team enter the team evaluation.

Should the number of participants be too small so that no decent result is to be obtained, three players of each team can be evaluated.

Cycling

1. Area of Validity

Cycling oompetitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in competitions of an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum. 

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Permitted Material

The material has to be in accordance with the current rules of the IUC (European Cycling Association).

It is mandatory for all participants to wear helmets.

5. Sports Disciplines

According to the facilities available, one or more disciplines can be offered by the organiser.

Type of competitions:
  1. Criterium: ca. 30 km
  2. Street - Single: ca. 80 km
  3. Mountain bike: according to the street profile up to 30 km
  4. Biathlon: ca. 3 / 30 / 3 km
  5. Individual Time Trial: ca. 30 km

6. Requirements of the Competition Route

  1. Criterion
    - hard surface circular route of minimum 1 km length (possibly asphalt)
    - completely fenced off route from traffic
    - a minimum of 3 small evaluations and one main evaluation have to be completed
           small evaluation: 5 - 3 - 1 scores
           main evaluation: 10 to 1 scores
  2. Street - Single
    - If possible one-way traffic on the competition route for the public traffic
    - A leading car has to be available
    - Complete closing for the finishing straight
  3. Mountain bike
    - The starting straight has to be selected according to the number of competitors.
  4. Biathlon
    - The change area should have a hard and clean surface
    - If possible one-way traffic on the competition route for the public traffic
    - The competitor is not allowed to accept outside help
  5. Individual Time Trial
    - Preferably asphalt route
    - The route should be on level ground
    - Start and finish should be next to each other
    - The route should preferably have only one turning mark
    - The route should be completely closed to public traffic

7. Disputes and Protests

The jury, named by the organiser, decides in case of competition infringements and protests according to the regulations of the European Cycling Association.

Football

1. Designation

Tournaments regulated by rules are is named:

  1. "International Football Tournament of the European Research Institutes" (IFEF)
  2. "International Small Field Football Tournament of the European Research Institutes"  (IFKEF) (Veteren's tournament)

If such a tournament is carried out together with an ATOMIADE it is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For participation at these football tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

For the IFEF tournaments the number of the participating teams is limited to 16, but may be adjusted according to the facilities available to the organiser.

Each Research Institute may enter only one team.

For the IFKEF tournaments the number of the participating teams is limited to 12, but may be adjusted according to the facilities available to the organiser.

In agreement with the organiser the Research Institutes may enter two teams.

3. Registration

IFEF

For each team 18 active football players may be entered.

The players must be members of the sports communities or employees of the Research Institutes.

IFKEF

For each team 12 active football players may be entered.

If a Research Institute enters two teams, the players are to be reported by name and team. A substitution of players between the teams is not allowed.

The minimum age of the players is 33 years. Two players with a minimum age of 30 years maytake part, but an average minimum age of 33 years has to be kept.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team should bring 2 different sets of sports kit; the shirts should be numbered.

The team named first on the programme must change colour in case of matching shirts.

5. Tournament Rules

IFEF

The games are to be played in accordance with the FIFA rules.

The tournament organiser provides the balls.

In a game three players may be substituted.

All games must be played in order to decide the placements.

IFKEF

The tournament balls must correspond to the rules of the FIFA and be provided by the organiser.

In each game all registered players may be continuously substituted.

5 x 2 meter goals are used.

The penalty area boundary line is 10 m.

Two field sizes are permitted and can be chosen by the organiser:

  1. If the game is played from the penalty area boundary line to the penalty area boundary line of a large field, then the goal keeper and 6 field players are entered.
  2. If the game is played crosswise on a half of a large field, then the goal keeper and 5 field players are entered. In this case, both half fields are to be seperated by a "free space".

The offside rule is suspended, and the back pass rule is applied. All free kicks are considered as indirect free kicks.

Exchanges or replacements are only to be carried out from the side line.

A ball which left the field at the side must be thrown in.

All games must be played in order to decide the placements.

6. Grouping and Duration of the Tournament

IFEF

The duration of the tournament and the division into groups is determined by the organiser. The participants are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the duration of the tournament, the number of groups, and the method of play of all games.

Final round games (place 1 and 2) are extended by 2 x 5 minutes if they have ended in a tie. If this still does not produce a decision, 11 meter penalty kicks will decide the outcome.

From place 3 onwards, games which ended in a tie are decided by 11 meter penalty kicks.

IFKEF

The duration of the tournament is 2 x 12 minutes, with a maximum of 2 x 14 minutes. The overall daily duration for a team should not exceed 150 minutes.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the number of groups and the method of play of all games.

All teams are assigned to the different groups by drawing lots.

Final round games (place 1 and 2) which ended in a tie are extended by 2 x 5 minutes. If this does not produce a decision, 9 meter penalty kicks will be carried out.

From place 3 onward, games which ended in a tie are decided by 9-meter-penalty kicks. The team captain announces 3 players to the referee for the 9 meter penatlty kicks.

7. Group Placing

The placing of the teams within one group is determined as follows:

IFEF
a) Classification by Points
The classification by points follows the rules of the FIFA. The winning team of a group is the team with the most plus points.
b) Goal Difference
If two or more teams finish with the same score, the goal difference is decisive. The team with the highest positive goal difference is placed better.
c) Number of Goals scored
With the same score and same goal difference the team with the highest number of goals scored is placed better.
d) Direct Comparison
In case of equal playing after a), b), and c) the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
e) 11 Meter Penalty Kicks
If direct comparison still does not lead to a decision 11 meter penalty kicks will establish the order.

IFKEF

a)  Classification of Points
For each game won the winning team receives 3 points. A drawn game counts as 1 point for each team. The number of points scored from all games of one round determines the placing of the team. The team with the highest score is the winning team of a group.
b)  Goal Difference
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the goal difference is decisive. The team with the highest positive goal difference is placed higher.
c)  Number of Goals scored
With equal number of points and equal goal difference the team which scored the most goals is better.
d)  Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same placing after a), b), and c) the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
f)  9-Meter-Penalty Kicks
If direct comparison still does not lead to a decision, 9 meter penalty kicks establish the order.

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team will be excluded from the tournament and the games already played will be annulled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game from the intermediate round, the game is to be regarded as having been lost by this team by 0 points and 0:2 goals and having been won by the opponent by 3 points and 2:0 goals.

9. Referees

Referees are to be provided for all games. The organiser may allocate referees from his association. Referees from different Research Institutes may also be used.

The allocation is arranged by the organiser.

10. Suspension of a Player

IFEF

A player who has been ordered from the field because of a red card is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field again, the player is suspended from all remaining tournament games.

Players with two yellow cards are automatically suspended from the next game.

IFKEF

A player, who has been ordered from the field because of a red card is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field again, the player is suspended from all remaining games.

A player who has has been ordered from the field because of a yellow/red card is allowed to play in the next game.

11. Fair-Play Cup

The winner of the fair-play cup is determined by allocating penalty points according to the following rule :

every whistled foul   1 point
yellow card 3 points
yellow / red 5 points
red card 8 points

The points of the different games are added and divided by the number of the evaluated games. The team with the lowest average of points wins the Fair-Play Cup.

12. Arbitration Panel

At each tournament an arbitration panel is determined subsequent to the drawing of lots. The organiser is responsible for the vote. The arbitration panel should consist of a chairperson, a representative and 2 assessors. This panel is called in case of need.

Since these are international tournaments the arbitration panel has to proceed according to the rules of FIFA.

Protests are to be submitted to the arbitration panel in writing only, stating the reasons. In case of ambiguities the participants are permitted a hearing.

The decision of the arbitration panel is reported orally, stating reasons,  to the participants and is delivered afterwards in writing on request.

The decisions of the arbitration panel are final.

This also applies to the evaluation of the games.

13. Amendments

Additional points not covered by these rules are to be presented in writing before a tournament. These points can only be intoduced by 2/3 majority of the participating teams. Applications are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams and the arbitration panel by the organiser prior to the first game.

Golf

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are named:

" International Golf Tournament of European Research Institutes " (IGEF)

In the year of an ATOMIADE such a tournament is carried out within the ATOMIADE and is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For the participation at these golf tournaments see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

Participants have to present the official golf handicap certificate with the valid information of the handicap. Any change during the playing season has to be reported. The maximum HCP is 36.0.

A team consists of 4 players.

Depending on the possibilities of the organisation, several teams per centre can be entered.

The participation of single players is possible. The organisers reserve the right to mix individual players to form a mixed team.

3. Tournament Rules

The official rules of the R & A Golf Association are valid.

The respective local course rules of the club where  the tournament  is organised must be followed. Special arrangements have to be considered (e.g. temporary water etc.)

4. Game Modus

The golf tournament is played over 2 days. The maximum playing handicap on both days is 36.0.

First day: Single Stableford competition against Par. Four players from different centres in each start.
Second day: 4 ball best ball (Stableford). Two players from centre A with two players from centre B in each start.

5. Evaluation (Net scores)

Team evaluation
For the team evaluation the total results for both separate days count.

Single evaluation
For the single evaluation the total results for both separate days count.
Participants, who do not play in a team, are only considered as individuals.

Indoor Handball

1. Area of Vadility

Tournaments regulated by this game order are the indoor handball tournaments at an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in indoor handball tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

Each Research Institute may enter only one team.

The number of participating teams will be determined by the facilities available to the organiser.

3. Registration

For each game 12 players (10 field players and 2 goal keepers) may be entered. A maximum of 7 players (6 field players and 1 goal keeper) are allowed on the field at the same time. A total of 15 players may participate in the tournament for each team. In the final, only those players who have also played in the preliminary round may be nominated.

4. Sports Clothing

All players must wear sports clothing and sports shoes with light-coloured soles. The sports clothing must be numbered and the numbers 1, 12, and 15 are reserved for the goal keepers. The team named first in the schedule must, if necessary, wear alternate colours and has the first throw.

5. Tournament Rules

The tournaments are played in accordance with the indoor handball rules. Each team has to have a playable ball. The tournament balls are provided by the organizer.

6. Grouping

The method of play including the division into groups is determined by the organiser. All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about to the number of groups and the method of play in the preliminary and final round.

The duration of the games is determined by the number of registrations received and the selected method of play.

7. Group Placing

a) "Round Robin" method
If two teams finish with the same number of points, the goal difference determines the group placing. With equal difference in goals, the placing is determined by the higher number of goals scored.
If the schedule permits, 1st and 2nd places should be determined by a playoff match. If this match does not produce a winner, a 7-meter-penalty throw by 6 field players from each team is decisive. If this still does not lead to a decision, a 7-meter-penalty throw will establish a winner.
b) "Group" method
After the preliminary round, goal difference will decide the placing if teams having the same number of points, whereby the higher number of goals scored will decide. If this still does not lead to a decision, penalty throws will decide as described under 7a).
If the games of the final round end in a tie after the normal time they have to be extended by 2 x 5 minutes. If this does not produce a decision, penalty throws will decide as described under 7a).

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team will be excluded from the tournament and the games already played will be cancelled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the final round, the game will be regarded as having been lost by 2:0 points and goals.

9. Referees

The organiser will provide association referees. If possible, 2 referees should be allocated for each game. The allocation is arranged by the organiser.

10. Suspension

Players who are ordered from the field by the referee because of breaching the rules are automatically suspended from the next game. If again ordered from the field, the player is suspended from the remaining games of the tournament.

11. Amendments

Additional points which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams before the beginning of the tournament. They are to be delivered in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

Pistol Shooting

1. Area of Validity

Pistol shooting competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these competitions in pistol shooting at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Competition Evaluation

There is an individual as well as a team evaluation.  Female and male participants are evaluated seperately.

The individual evaluation is divided into age categories. The team evaluation has no age classification.

A team consists of three competitors to be named to the organiser prior to the competition.

5. Tournament Rules

Depending on the facilities available to the organizer, competitions can be offered for

  • air pistol
  • sport pistol
  • free pistol
a) Air Pistol
  • The pistol can be an air pistol or a CO2 pistol with cal. 4.5 mm. The max. weight of the pistol is 1500 g.The trigger weight should be more than 500 g.
  • The distance to the target is 10 m.
  • 40 competition shots are fired within 75 minutes maximum, one shot to every target.
  • Within the given time there is no limit to the amount of test shots (4 targets max are authorised). The test firing must be finished before the first evaluated shot.
  • If at the end of the competition two ore more participants have equal scores, the highest result of the last ten shot series working backward by 10 shot series in full ring scoring are decisive until the equality is broken. If the is still an equal score remaining then the highest number of 10’s, 9’s, 8’s , etc. is taking into account.
  • If the equal scores take place in a team competition the situation must be decided by totalling the results of all members of each team with equal results and following the rules settled for case of individual participants.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"
b) Sport pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for Long Rifle cartridges, except single shot, may be used. The weight of the unloaded weapon is no more than 1400 g including magazine and cartridge catching.The trigger weight is more than 1000 g. Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 25 m.
  • 60 shots are fired in the total evaluation.
    These are:
    30 precision shots and 30 duel shots:
    Precision: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots during 5 minutes.
    Duel: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots. There is 3 minutes for preparing between each series.
    The targets are turned off for 7 seconds, the target time is 3 seconds.
  • If at the end of the competition the first three participants are identically evaluated, the classification is to be decided by shoot-off series in the duel program.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Load your pistol"
    "Are you ready"
    "Unload your pistol"
    "Bench your pistol"
c) Free pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for long rifle cartridges, may be used.
    Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 50 m.
  • 60 competition shots are fired within 120 minutes with 5 scoring shots for each target.
  • During the time of firing, test shots can be fired as many as desired (2 targets max are authorized). The test firing is to be finished before the first competition shot.
  • The rules for determining the places of participants in case of equal scores in individual and team competitions are the same as for Air Pistol.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"

Rifle Shooting

1. Area of Validity

Competitions in rifle shooting regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in rifle shooting competitions at an ATOMIADE see  chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Competition Evaluation

There is an individual as well as a team evaluation.  Female and male participants are evaluated seperately.

The individual evaluation is divided into age categories. The team evaluation has no age classification.

A team consists of three competitors to be named to the organiser prior to the competition.

5. Tournament Rules

Depending on the facilities available to the organiser, competitions can be offered for

  • air rifle
  • miniature rifle
a) Air Rifle
  • The rifle can be any type of pressed air or gas rifle according to the specifications of the ISSF regulations, including the following restrictions:
    - calibre 4.5 mm
    - it is not allowed to use a double trigger
  • The distance to the target is 10 m.
  • 40 competition shots are fired within 75 minutes maximum including test shots, standing.
    One shot to every target
b) Miniature rifle, English Match
  • All rifles for rim fire 5,6 mm (calibre 22 LR) Long Rifle cartridges are allowed during the competition, including the following restrictions:
    - The weight of the weapon with all accessories must not exceed 8 kg for men or 6,5 kg for women
    - The shoulder strap has to be according to the ISSF regulations
    - The hook has to be according to the ISSF regulations
    - Front and rear sights have to be according to the ISSF regulations, any sight not containing a lens or system of lenses is permitted
    - Telescopic sights are not permitted
  • The distance to the target is 50 m.
  • 60 shots are fired, lying, 1 shot per target, maximum time of firing 90 minutes including test shots. The test firing has to be finished before the first competition shot.
  • It is not allowed to use a double trigger

6. Miscellaneous

  • The sports clothing has to be according to the ISSF regulations
  • The warm up shooting is 10 minutes before the competition starts
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"
  • If at the end of the competition two or more participants have equal score the following rules should be used for determining their places:
    – the highest score of the last ten shot series working backward by 10 shot series in full ring scoring until the equality is broken;
    – the highest number of 10’s, 9’s, 8’s etc
  • If at the end of the competition two or more participating teams have an equal score the situation must be decided by totalling the results of all members of each team and following the rules settled for case of individual participants.

Swimming

1. Area of Validity

Swimming competitions regulated by these regulations are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at the swimming competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Sports Disciplines

The following disciplines are to be offered for the swimming competitions:

Individual Disciplines

Style 50m 100m 200m 400m
Breast stroke x x    
Free Style x x   x
Back Stroke x x    
Dolphin/Butterfly x x    
Medley*   x x  

* 100m Medley for 25m pool; 200m Medley in 50m pool

Female and male participants compete seperately.

If there are not enough participants to start in the same event of one age category, different age categories may start in the same competition, provided that the evaluation is separated in every age category.

Relays

4 x 50 m Medley

4 x 50 m Free Style

4 x 50 m Breast

These relays are to be carried out by mixed teams (women/men) without age categories and without age evaluation.

An union of swimmers of both sexes of different Research Institutes are permitted. These relays are not to be evaluated for team scoring.

5. Information

The participants have to be informed at least 4 weeks before the competition about the number and length of lanes in the swimming pool and about the water depth and water temperature.

6. Competition Rules

Only participants of the same age category should compete (except for the relays).

Table Tennis

1. Participants

For the general rules for participation in competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

2. Tournaments

Separate team tournaments are entered for active club players and for hobby players.

Male and female players are only considered as hobby players, who on attaining the age of 18, were not listed as active players in a team registration form of a Table Tennis Club and do not regularly participate in competitions. These conditions have to be confirmed for all male and female players by the team leader when registering to take part in an ATOMIADE.

The organiser, represented by the head of the tournament, is entitled to place strong hobby players or teams into the active tournament.

3. Tournament Rules

Matches are played in accordance with the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Each match comprises three sets won, and is to be played with international tournament balls provided by the organiser.

The attached score sheet is to be used for the recording of the results (Word or PDF).

Sports shoes with light soles are to be used.

4. Registration

Before the start of the tournament the teams must decide in which formation they are going to play, as a team with 3 or with 4 players.

Accordingly, 3 or 4 players (male or female) are to be registered for each team. In addition, up to 3 substitute players (male or female) can be nominated. The team including the substitute players is to be nominated according to a ranking list (strongest player as 1, second strongest as 2, and so on).

5. Method of Play

Each team competition starts with the doubles matches followed by singles matches, which may be set up shortly before the match. The teams can select different players for the doubles and singles matches.

The total number of matches is 10 and all 10 matches are to be played.

The matches of team A against team B are to be held according to the following schedule:

Option 1

4 vs. 4 players

Option 2

4 vs. 3 players

Option 3

3 vs. 4 players

Option 4

3 vs. 3 players

Game 1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

Game 2

DA2 – DB2

A3 – B3

A3 – B3

A1 – B2

Game 3

A1 – B2

A1 – B2

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

Game 4

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

A1 – B2

A3 – B2

Game 5

A3 – B3

A 4 – B2

A2 – B4

A2 – B3

Game 6

A4 – B4

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

Game 7

A1 – B1

A4 – B3

A3 – B4

A3 – B3

Game 8

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

Game 9

A3 – B4

A1 – B3

A3 – B1

A3 – B1

Game 10

A4 – B3

A3 – B1

A1 – B3

A1 – B3

6. Grouping

The participating teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots. The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament as to the number of groups and the method of play.

7. Referees

For the 1st match, a representative of one of the teams is determined as referee by drawing lots. A player of that team has the right to serve first.

For subsequent sets, a representative of the team which lost the preceding set is referee.

Where possible the sets are scored in English.

Tennis

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are named:

"International Tennis Tournament of the European Research Institutes" (ITEF)

In a year of an ATOMIADE, such a tournament will be carried out in combination with this ATOMIADE and is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For the participation at these golf tournaments see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

The number of the participating teams is dependent on the facilities available to the organiser. If there are fewer entries than facilities available to the organiser, he/she may invite additional teams to complete the tournament, i.e. to bring the tournament in a form easy to organise.

3. Competitions

The tournament is normally played outdoors. However, the organiser has to provide at least 50% indoor capacity of the outdoor capacity as a contingency plan.

The tennis tournament is a team competition and consists of the following matches:

1 Men's Singles
1 Women's Singles
1 Men's Doubles
1 Mixed Doubles

Within one team competition, each male and each female player can only take part in one match. At the following competition, the male and female participants may be exchanged, so each team consists of at least 4 men and 2 women.

In one of the double events (man or mixed double), one male player, may be replaced by a female player. In this case, a team consists of at least 3 men and 3 women.

The tournament balls are to be provided by the organiser.

The rules of the "International Tennis Federation" (ITF) are applicable.

Remark
If a team is incomplete the organiser may arrange substitute players. In the event that this is not possible, the organiser may assign a player from the team to play twice (in two events), if this is compatible with the plan of the tournament.

4. Grouping and Seeding

The participating teams will be divided into groups. Teams of one nation should be assigned to different groups. If this is not possible these teams must play the first match in their group against each other. Teams from the same Research Institute may not be assigned in the same group.

For the seeding, the results of the Atomiades/ITEFs within the last 6 years will be taken into account:

  • The winner of these tournaments receives a score of 10, the second team a score of 9, the third a score of 8 etc. The tenth of a tournament receives 1 point. The places 11 and higher receive no points.
  • If a centre has more than one team in a tournament, each of them will be taken into account to get the ranking of the tournament, but only the best result from this centre will be taken into account for the ranking list.
  • If an invited centre (which is not member of the ASCERI) gets points on a tournament, it will have the points and place on the ranking list as if it was a member of the ASCERI.
  • The sum of all points of the last 6 years determines the order of the seeding, beginning with the highest number of points.

The Tennis Committee of the ASCERI is responsible for making the ranking list before the drawing of the next competition.

The organiser of the competition should invite one member of the Tennis Committee to be present at the drawing and during the competition.

5. Rules and plan of the tournament

The tournament should start with a group system (Round-Robin). This means that within each group every team will play against each other.

After the group competition, the tournament continues by another group system or by a "K.O" system.

The winners, and if possible the runners-up (2nd place)  of each group play for the championship. The third, forth etc. of each group play for the further ranking.

Each match may be played with either two sets, or as one long set, ending at game 9. If the match ends in a tie (1:1 sets or 8:8 games), an additional tie-break will decide final placing. In the event of a delay (e.g. rain) a normal set may be played up to game 6 (with tie-break at 6:6).

The organiser may modify the plan of the tournament in accordance with the number of teams participating and with the agreement of the Tennis Committee. The Tennis Committee will assist the organiser by giving an arrangement system plan taking into account the number of teams participating and the number of courts available.

In case rain disrupts play, the organiser has to provide at least 50% indoor capacity of the outdoor space. The Tennis Committee will assist the organiser by giving an equivalence table to convert the indoor results to the outdoor results and vice-versa.

6. Placement

a) Group matches ("Round-Robin" system)

For each team-match won (4:0 or 3:1) the winning team gets two points. In the case of a tie (2:2) each team gains one point.

  1. Group placement:
    The winner of the group is the team with the highest number of points. The other places in the group result from the points gained.
  2. Two teams have the same number of points:
    a) the former match between the two teams will decide
    b) in case of a draw (2:2) the positive difference in games will decide
    c) if the difference in games is the same, the difference of all matches, and then all games played in the group, will decide
    d) if however, these differences are still equal, the result of mixed-double will decide
  3. More than two teams have the same number of points:
    Only the results against those teams which have the same number of points will be taken into account.
    a) the new calculated points will decide
    b) if they are the same the match difference and then the game difference between them will decide
    c) if there is still no decision, the match and then all game differences played in the group will decide
    d) if there is still no clear decision, a coin (by lot) will decide
b)  K.O.-System

The winner of the team-match (4:0 or 3:1) will go into the next round, playing for higher places; the looser will play for lower places. In the case of a draw (2:2) the difference in games will decide. If this difference is 0 the result of the mixed-doubles will decide.

7. Delays or no-show

If a team or singles player does not appear or appears more than 15 minutes late, the match is lost for that team/player and the resulting points attributed are the lowest possible..

8. Amendments

Additional points, which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams, the court of arbitration and the ASCERI Tennis Committee by the organiser prior to the first game.

 

Volleyball

1. Area of Validity

Volleyball competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these volleyball tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

A women's, a men's and a mixed tournament are played.

3. Registration

Twelve (12) active male or female volleyball players may be entered for each team.

Mixed teams are allowed with the men's tournament.

In the mixed tournament there must be two female or two male players minimum on the field.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team has to wear uniform sports clothing, the sports kit must be brought by the teams themselves and must be numbered.

5. Tournament Rules

The height of the net is 2.35 m.

The tournament is played in accordance with the international volleyball rules. In the mixed tournament the rule for the sweeper is not permitted.

A report has to be made at every game.

In the preliminary round, each set consists of two games. In the intermediate round, each set consists of two games. In the final round and in the game for the third place consists of three winning games.

Tournament balls, which comply with the international rules of volleyball, are to be provided by the organiser.

For the group placing of the teams, all places are determined by playing.

6. Grouping

The division into groups is determined by the organiser. All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the number of groups and the method of play in the preliminary and final round.

7. Group Placing in the Preliminary Round

The placing of the teams within one group in the preliminary round is determined as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each game the winning team gets 1 point. The number of points from all games of one round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team within one group is the team with the highest score.
b) Difference in Game Points
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the number of game points from all games determines the group placing. The team with the highest positive difference in game points is placed higher.
c) Number of Game Points scored
In the case of the same number of points and the same difference in game points, the team which scored the most game points will be placed higher.
d) Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same placing after a), b), and c), the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
e) Decision of the last Game
If there is still no group placing, the team which won the last game in the direct comparison is placed higher.

8. Group Placing in the Intermediate Round

If a division into groups is carried out for the intermediate round, the placing of the teams within the groups is decided as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each set the winning team receives 2 points. The number of points from all games of this round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team of a group is the one with the highest score.
b) Difference in Games
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the difference in games determines the group placing. The team with the highest difference in games is placed higher.
c) Number of Games won
In the case of equal number of points and equal difference in games, the team which won the most games in this round is placed higher.
e) Direct Comparison
If there is still no group placing, the last games of the teams against each other are decisive.

9. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team is excluded from the tournament and the games already played are annulled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game from the intermediate round on, the game is regarded as having been lost by 0:2 points, 0:2 games and 0:50 game points, and is regarded as having been won by the opponent by 2:0 points, 2:0 games and 50:0 game points.

10. Referees

Each team provides one or, if possible, several referees. For each game a complete court of arbitration has to be provided:

1. Referee
2. Referee
2  Linesmen
1  Writer

The allocation is made by the organiser.

11. Suspension of a Player

A  player who is ordered from the field for a whole game (showing of the red and the yellow card), is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field a second time, he/she is suspended from the remaining games of the tournament.

12. Amendments

Additional points which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.