Why does the UPA have uniform requirements?
A. The UPA Championships have importance beyond just the competing teams. These events present an opportunity to promote the sport, which is one of the missions of the UPA. Towards that end, non-players (including observers, photographers, journalists, fans, and stat-keepers) need to be able to identify and distinguish between teams and players. The tournament is also one of the UPA’s showcase events, and it is important that the sport be presented in its best light.