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?