Be A Good Sport

One of the main purposes of having a chess club and chess team is to teach you good sportsmanship. How you act is more important than whether you win or lose. Here are some things you need to do in order to be a good sport when playing chess. 

 Be a good winner

 Don't brag or make fun of your opponent. 


 Be a good loser

 Congratulate your opponent for winning. Don’t say that you should have won. Don't cry. 


 Be friendly

 Talk to your opponent while waiting for play to start. 


 Be polite

 Shake hands right before starting your game. 


 Do not bother people

 Captured pieces should be put aside; do not play with them. Do not twirl your pen or pencil. Do not eat food at the table. Do not talk or make any noises while playing. After your game ends, do not  analyze it where people are still playing. 


 Be quiet during an announcement

 Give others a chance to hear what is being said. 



Play by the rules

Being fair is more important than winning. A chess player is required to play without any outside help. You may not give or get help. During a tournament match, do not speak to anyone on your team, either at the table or away from the board. Do not read anything about chess, even away from the table. Do not even look like you might be breaking any rules. Make sure everyone knows you are an honest person. 

 Help chess be fun

 Chess is more fun when everyone is a good sport. Do your share.