SSVN Tussen de Torens was founded at the start of 2021 by a small group of students at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After enrolment at the Kamer van Koophandel at the first of June, the club became the official student chess association in Nijmegen. The start of the academic year of 2021-2022 marks the start of the association's first official year.
Chess is of course the main focus of the association. Every Wednesday evening members play in an internal competition from 19:30-22:00 in The Yard. The competition committee organises these evenings, keeping an eye on the standings, arranging the matches and keeping track of the overall scores. Besides the competition evening, the association offers its members courses on Tuesday evenings. This has started with a beginners course in which the members learn the fundamentals of the game of chess. Together with a professional coach, they learn, analyse and better their chess. At the start of 2022, there will be an intermediate course organised. Lastly, the association organises tournaments. Three times per year, there is an internal tournament in which members test their skills against one another.
Besides chess, the association also organises fun activities for its members. Going bowling, pub quizzing, going for drinks and even visiting the precious Wijk aan Zee chess tournament come January, we organise all sorts!