|A snooker referee 'j'adoubing' a ball...|
Assistant arbiter Adam Raoof in particular looks the part, in his smart suit. I suggested to him that in future rounds he puts on a pair of white gloves. In addition, I recommended a change of procedure to him: rather than having the players j'adoube their own pieces, they should summon a white-gloved arbiter to the board and point to the ill-positioned piece. The arbiter would then pick up the offending piece, place a small marker on the square where it belonged, polish the piece carefully with their gloves, and then replace it precisely and ostentatiously on the square.
I do hope Adam rises to the challenge...
|The 'Chess Crucible' - chief arbiter Stuebenvoll would look better wearing white gloves, wouldn't he?|