|Rule Submission Title
|USAP Board Vote Reason
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|Failed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.
|Existing Rule #
|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
|Rule Change ID
|June 6, 2022