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The NMMU Chess club host their annual OPEN CHESS tournament. This tournament was intiated by Coach Tinus Goosen and has grown since its launch in 2010.

2011 saw the tournament participants increase by double since 2010. The tournament was well attended.

It is a weekend event, friday the A section begins to play and the B section plays on the Saturday.

2011 it was held at the Kraal south campus on the 28th and 29th October.

Prizes are given to winners in various catagories.

This tournament is organised and managed by the NMMU CHess club comittee members.

EP Chess provides us with clocks, sets as well at the tournament director.

a great partnership is built and strengthend between EP Chess and NMMU Chess.

The NMMU Open in 2012 will be hosted at the Missionvale Campus.