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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Chess Tournament Dress Code: Fide Releases Policy Proposal by Beatriz Marinello

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Fide has released a dress code policy proposal titled 'Fide Dress Code Policy: Help Chess by Wearing Proper Attire'. Here are the details. You are welcome to post your suggestions and ideas in the comments.

Objective:
It is important to promote a good and positive image of chess. Attire worn during all phases of the championships and events should be in good taste and appropriate to such a prestigious chess event.

Regulations


1 Events regulated by the Dress Code

  • 1a World Events for Adult Players (over 21 years old)
  • World Championship Match
  • Candidates Tournament
  • Women's World Championship Match
  • Chess Olympiad
  • World Team Championship
  • Women's World Team Championship
  • World Cup
  • FIDE Grand Prix Series
  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix Series
  • World Amateur Championships
  • World Rapid and Blitz Championships
  • Women's World Rapid and Blitz Championships
1b World Events for Junior and Youth Players (under 21 years old)
  • World Junior U20 Chess Championships
  • World Youth Championships
  • World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad
  • World School Individual Championship
1c Presidential Board Meetings and FIDE Congresses
1d Other Official Events. (Regulations only affects FIDE representatives)

  • SportAccord Convention
  • IPCA World Individual Chess Championship
  • FISU University Olympiad
  • World Congress of Chess Composition
  • World Chess Solving Championship
  • World Chess Championship for Disabled
  • South East Asia (SEA) Games
  • SportAccord Mind Games
1e Continental events are regulated by each continent


1f In regard of this Dress Code, other tournaments sanctioned by the FIDE rules and ratings are under the regulations of Nationals Federations.

1g Exception can be made on the basis of health and religion.

2 Who are affected by the Code of Dress?

2a Players participating in the events, captains, Head of Delegations.

2b Tournament Organizer and Staff. This includes arbiters, and other people working at the event.

3 Dress Code for players during games in progress.

3a The following is acceptable for men players, captains, head of delegation.

Suits, ties, dressy pants, trousers, jeans, long-sleeve or shirt-sleeve dress shirt, dress shirt, alternatively T-shirts or polo, dress shoes, loafers or dressy slip-ons, socks, shoes or sneakers, sport coat, blazer, Bermuda shorts, turtleneck, jacket, vest or sweater. Team uniforms and national costumes clothing.

3b The following is NOT acceptable for men players, captains, head of delegation.

Beach-wear slips, profanity and nude or semi-nude pictures printed on shirts, torn pants or jeans. holes, denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, unclean clothing, sun glasses, sport caps.

3c The following is acceptable for women players

Women's suits, dresses. skirts, blouses, turtleneck, T-shirts or poloʼs, trousers, jeans or slacks, footwear (boots, flats, mid-heel or high- heel shoes, sneakers with sock), jacket, vest or sweater, a scarf, as well as jewelry (earrings, necklace, etc.) coordinated to the outfit may be worn. Team uniforms, national costumes clothing.

3d 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.

FIDE officials and representatives attending the event.

4 Dress Code for 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.

5 Dress Code 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.

6 Handling Dress Code Violations
The dress code will be enforced at all FIDE events. people in the position to enforce the dress code:

  • Chief Arbiter or Tournament Director
  • Event Organizer
  • Organizing Committee
  • Members of the Presidential Board attending the event.
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.

There is no dress code at any function that is away from the playing hall, provided that the host facility for that function does not have a dress code.

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6 Comments:

  • At May 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Jason Bourne said...

    All for it. Chess should be showcased properly so that there are more sponsors and that helps the lot of chess players on the average.

     
  • At May 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM , Anonymous Akanksha, Chennai said...

    Quite reasonable a proposal I would say but guess amateur or low-rated events might not be strict. I like the proposals.

     
  • At May 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Theo, London said...

    I think behaviour like not smoking, not drinking, presenting a professional personality for chess players is also important. I support the proposals.

     
  • At May 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    YOU MEAN I CANNOT DRESS AS BATMAN TO PLAY THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP?

     
  • At May 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM , Anonymous Sumer Pokharel, Kathmandu said...

    I think top players usually respect decorum the problem may be more with other players but over all its good for a little discipline after all chess is all about discipline maybe yes in the middle east players might need to dress more conservatively but one does that even as a tourist. I would say good proposal.

     
  • At May 16, 2013 at 7:38 AM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    Commendable effort.

     

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