Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wearing a hijab?

The Women's World Chess Championship will be held in Tehran, Iran, in February 2017.   The organisers are stating that all competitors must wear a hijab.   Some players are threatening a boycott.

As pointed out in this excellent BBC article, chess was banned in Iran for much of the 1980s, largely because of its pre-revolutionary association with gambling.   So hosting a women's chess championship is already a significant step forward.

What do Suffolk women players think about these dress regulations?

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