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Welcome to the Madibaz Chess Club

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NMU Madibaz sport offers a wide variety of competitive and recreational sport programmes for students and staff, as well as the wider university community. NMU also develops elite and potentially elite players through various high performance and academies of sport.

Chess is one of the many sports offered. It serves as both a competitive and a recreational sport program at NMU. One does not need to have knowledge of the game prior to joining the club, because the club offers teaching for absolute beginners, beginners, and apprentice, intermediate and master players.

Once you become a member of the NMU chess club, you automatically get the privilege of the benefits that the university offers to the club. You get the opportunity to participate in professional tournaments taking place around the Eastern Cape Province and outside, and you also stand a chance of receiving national colors in chess, as the NMU chess club participates in the annual USSA chess tournament hosted by different universities from around the country. Come learn from and with the best chess players at NMU, but most importantly, get yourself involved in this beneficial extra-mural activity and get to experience the goodness of chess at varsity and form a new friendship, that’s what it’s all about.

Membership is free of charge, so no need to worry about questions likes “how much will the university deduct from my account?” Come and learn the game of chess free of charge, and get to understand why so many successful men, especially business men, employ chess in their daily lives as a form of mental exercise and strategic planning.

Contact information
Ms Melissa Awu
Sport Manager: Chess, Golf, Squash, Table Tennis & Tennis
Tel: 27 41 504 2178