a. All professional tournaments have a ‘Relaxed’ Black-Tie dress code.
i. The recommended wear is tuxedo pants, tuxedo shirt, dress shoes, dress socks, bow tie or regular tie, and a tuxedo vest or regular vest.
ii. Players have the option of replacing the tuxedo pants with BLACK dress slacks.
iii. Players have the option of replacing the tuxedo shirt with a dress shirt. A tie is optional
iv. Sweater vests are not allowed.
v. Hats, visors, aprons, etc. are not allowed.
vi. APTSA / WPA APD reserves the right to make all final decisions on dress code issues. This includes approving, under special circumstances, and with proper advance notice, certain minor violations of this dress code.
vii. Vests are required to be worn for competition, group photos and awards ceremony.
Note: Women to dress per applicable above guidelines and / or those below:
b. The dress code for women (at professional tournaments) is as follows:
i. Dress slacks or a long skirt (nothing above the knee).
ii. Dress blouse.
iii. Alternatively, a semi-formal dress may be worn (nothing above the knee)
iv. Alternatively, a business suit may be worn. A dress blouse must be worn with the suit, and if a skirt is part of the suit, it must be below the knee.
v. All colors for slacks / skirt / jacket / dress must be dark colors. Black (preferred), navy, burgundy, etc. No bright colors.
vi. The blouse may be of any color.
vii. It is preferred that all slacks / skirt / jacket / dress be solid colors. No fancy patterns (except for vest). If patterns are worn, it should be subtle and also dark colors.
viii. No open toe shoes.
c. Players who show up to play and are in violation of the dress code will be notified by the tournament director. That player WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY UNTIL THEY MEET THE DRESS CODE.
i. Matches will not be held up if a player shows up and is not dressed properly. The player will be treated as ‘missing’ until he or she returns in proper dress.