When WDSF AGM 2010 in Vienna established its Professional Division, the same AGM also adopted PD Competition Rules, which are still in force and are different to the WDSF General Competition Rules in some formulations. At the 2013 AGMs of WDSF and its Professional
Division the following decisions regarding the procedure for restructuring the existing PD Rules and Regulations, including PD Competition Rules, have been adopted:
- After the 2014 WDSF and PD AGMs the general WDSF Competition Rules will apply and PD will have the right to adopt additional or Supplementary Rules and Regulations if necessary for the specific needs of PD and not in conflict with the general WDSF Rules
- The implementation of this principle requires a working group constituted to (a) discuss and agree upon the specific regulations needed and (b) establish PD Competition Rules which will be, as a general rule, supplementary to the corresponding WDSF Rules
(“Supplementary PD Competition Rules”).
- In the meantime, as already mentioned, the existing PD Competition Rules, will continue to apply subject to observance of art. 17(2) of the WDSF Statutes and with the exemption that the provisions of D.2.2 of the WDSF Competitions Rules regarding the national
representation of PD athletes are part of the universal WDSF requirements and are therefore applicable to the PD without delay.
- WDSF Presidium has been given the mandate to establish a working group (comprised of an equal number of representatives from the PD and WDSF Presidium) with the task of establishing Supplementary PD Rules (to replace the relevant existing PD rules) in time
for the 2014 WDSF General Meeting and 2014 PD General Meeting.