Chess is strategic sport played for recreational and competitive reasons. It is one of the oldest and most popular board games. The sport’s modern game evolved from the European continent however the sport’s history can be tracked to Indian and Persian origin. The Chess club on the Mafikeng Campus always share that their sport teaches a lot of life lessons which include, sacrifice, the need to think ahead and also taking notice of patterns. The Mafikeng team trains and hosts tournaments at the Swimming Pool venue.
NWU Chess Club has also made their presence felt at local, provincial and national level. Here are some of their achievements. In 2017 the team had a player in top 15 of the USSA out of +100 players. In 2018 the team had a player who won Provincial Tournament (Ray Laureles) men's section. A female player also won the ladies section of the Provincial tournament (Ray Laureles). In 2019 the team had a player in top 3 of the Human Rights Day tournament hosted by the club. Club ladies got positions 1,2,3 in a Women's Day tournament hosted at NWU Mafikeng. The club also had one player who won the 2019 NW Provincial title.
Sports Manager: Chess
018 389 2544
The NWU Potchefstroom Chess club is a vibrant club full of interesting members from across the entire campus. We pride ourselves in developing each member in the club to their full potential. Since the inception of the lockdown our club has completely moved to functioning online only. We have training on Thursday evenings on the Engineering Campus. For now, however, we are happy to make due with our online tournaments and events. Alumni and personnel members are welcome as well in our online participation.
Chairperson: Jan-Meyer Verhoef
Contact Info: 082 557 8425
Joseph Matlohong- 016-910-3207/ 064-191-6121