Sport Caps Are Not Acceptable: A Dress Code Proposed for FIDE Events

Время публикации: 20.05.2013 22:04 | Последнее обновление: 20.05.2013 22:09

The website Chessdom published the FIDE dress code proposal by WIM and the FIDE Vice-President Beatriz Marinello. The suggested regulations should be introduced to all events organized by FIDE, i.e. at the World Championship matches, Olympiads, Grand Prix series, team championships, Candidates' tournaments, etc. - as well as at Junior competitions, World Congress of Chess Composition, SportAccord Convention and other events held on behalf of FIDE.

One of the attributes mentioned as inappropriate is the sport cap, which is frequantly weared by such players as, for instance, Gata Kamsky and Hikaru Nakamura.


Image from a recent event hosted in Stavanger - norwaychess.com

The proposal states:

"The following is NOT acceptable for women players: Beach-wear slips, profanity and nude or semi-nude pictures printed on shirts, torn pants or jeans. holes, noticeable unclean clothing, sun glasses, sport caps. Revealing attire. Clothes such as denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, crop tops, tank tops, and clothes made of see-through materials or clothes that expose areas of the body usually covered in the location where the event is taking place."

As regards to the "winning teams and players (Includes players, captains, head of delegations) for awards ceremonies: Business casual (European standards), which means long trousers or pants, shirt, jacket, with or without tie (no t-shirts, no polo, no jeans, no sports shoes or sneakers or slippers, no hats or caps (except for religious reasons) and the equivalent style of dress for women players.

National costumes and team uniforms are allowed."

and "for arbiters, organizers, FIDE official and representatives at FIDE events including Presidential Board meetings, Executive Meetings and Congresses

Business casual (European standards), which means long trousers or pants, shirt, jacket, with or without tie (no t-shirts, no polo, no jeans, no sports shoes or sneakers or slippers, no hats or caps (except for religious reasons) and the equivalent style of dress for women."

It's also noted that "A player not in proper dress code will not be allowed to play, until she or he comply with the FIDE Dress Code. Tournament staff and FIDE officials/representatives not in proper dress code will be asked to remove him or herself from the event or meeting until complying with the FIDE Dress Code."


  


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