Tournament players must abide by the following dress code rules during all hours of the event (while in tournament arena and on show floor). The Event Coordinator, Tournament Director and other event officials will be strictly enforcing the dress code rules. If you think your apparel is questionable, refer questions to the Event Coordinator or Tournament Director for approval BEFORE it is worn. Failure to comply with any dress code rule will result in a verbal warning and apparel change (15 minutes to change and return to table). Second offense will result in a verbal warning, apparel change and/or possible disqualification for that match and following matches until rectified. Remember: Before the match begins, ONLY players or officials may protest an opponent’s dress code (not parents).

A. Men may wear either a long sleeve shirt and button-down vest or a regular collared shirt or polo shirt of any color. Shirt or polo shirt must be tucked in. It must be in a good condition and clean. No T-shirts are allowed. The shirt must have at least a short. Dress pants will be clean and in good condition and may be of any color. Denim/blue jeans of any color are forbidden even though a jeans design is allowed. Shoes must be elegant dress shoes that fit in the outfit. Sneakers and sandals are not allowed. Sports shoes with a dark top of leather or leather-like material are allowed but are subject to the tournament director’s discretion.

B. Women may wear a shirt, an elegant top, a dress, a blouse or a polo shirt sleeve which is covering the shoulders. T-shirts are not permitted. Dress pants will be clean and in good condition and may be of any color. Denim/blue jeans of any color are forbidden even though a jeans design is allowed. Female athletes may wear a skirt which must cover the knees. Shoes must be elegant dress shoes that fit in the outfit. Sneakers and sandals are not allowed. Sports shoes with a dark top of leather or leather-like material are allowed but are subject to the tournament director’s discretion.

C. All competitors are required to have a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming because photographs and interviews (possibly televised) will take place during various portions of the tournament.

D. All competitors are required to wear clean, neat, close-toed dress shoes at all times.

E. If practice sessions are in the tournament arena, players must adhere to tournament dress code. If practice is outside the tournament arena, the dress code will be casual: respectable shorts and jeans will be permitted.

Any violation will be cause for immediate disqualification from the event.