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Incident: A competitor used headphones for Multi-Blind

Status: Resolved

2i 2i1b+


Incident description and resolution:

Due to a miscommunication, a WCA Delegate allowed a competitor to use unplugged headphones for his first two Multi-BLD attempts instead of earplugs/earmuffs.

This violates Regulation 2i):

2i) While competing, competitors must not use electronics or audio equipment (e.g. cell phones, MP3 players, dictaphones, additional lighting) apart from the Stackmat timer or stopwatch.

In addition, Guideline 2ib+) explicitly clarifies that switched off devices are not allowed:

2ib+) CLARIFICATION This includes relevant devices which are switched off or disconnected.

Therefore the WRC decision is to change the affected attempts into DNF.

This incident was created on .