|Rule Submission Title||Smart watches|
|USAP Board Voting Status||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status||Failed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.|
|Existing Rule #||11.p|
|Proposed Rule Change|
Players shall not wear or use headphones, earbuds or "smart watches" during competition play.
|Original Rule Text|
Players shall not wear or use any
form of headphones or earbuds during competition play.
Exception: Prescribed or necessary hearing aids are permitted.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Coaching. Most smart watches are capable of and in fact commonly used for receiving messages.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
|Rule Book Year||2023|
|Rule Change ID||439|
|Date Created||June 6, 2022|
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