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Whether you’re a beginner who has just learnt to play chess, or a seasoned veteran, you're welcome to drop in at our practice sessions and test your skill against our best.

The Wits Chess Club is open to all Wits staff, students and alumni.

The WCC competes in the 1st Division of the Gauteng Chess League (2nd highest division), following promotion from the 2nd Division in 2010. Wits competes in the annual USSA (University Sports South Africa) National Championships which, will happen right here on Wits campus this year in December 2017.

A highlight for the club in recent years was our Evasan Chettiar and Seadimo Tlale representing SA at the 13th World University Championships (WUC) chess tournament in Katowice, Poland in August 2014. The championships are part of the sporting events of the International University Sports Federation, organized every even-numbered year between the Summer and Winter.


The club practices weekly on Tuesday and Thursday at Wits Sport Multipurpose Hall (East campus) from 13h15- 15h15




Wits Chess Club registration fee for 2017 is R400.00 for the students and R500.00 for Alumni


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