(Istanbul, Turkey) A dress code has been established for the European Women's Chess Championship now being held in Turkey.
Created by the European Chess Union (ECU), the code specifies a crisp, harmonious and complete look in attire.
Cleavage has been banned along with skirts shorter than four inches above the knee. According to Sava Stoisavljevic, the female European Chess Union General Secretary:
Players can keep two buttons on their tops open, but no more. Skirts must be no shorter than 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) above the knee.Heh. Since women are competing against women, exposed cleavage wouldn't seem be a problem. Apparently, rowdy spectators prompted the code.
Stoisavljevic didn’t seem to mind that the female players dressed in skimpy garments.
“It's nice to see chess players with short skirts — they are very pretty girls. But I believe there should still be some limit.”
The general secretary said that the rules were being put in place because some women weren’t dressing properly.
The rules, which apply to both men and women, demand that players wear clean clothing that does not show excessive wear or holes.
Players must not have body odor.