The First Chess Tournament among higher education institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic was held on January 22-24 2019 by Central Asian Universities Association Chairing University  Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University.

The first moves of the tournament was started by the Chairman of CAUA, Rector of KTMU Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Balcı and Co-Rector Prof.Dr. Asylbek Kulmırzayev  on January 22, 2019).

The opening ceremony of the tournament was held by participation of  Chairman of CAUA, Rector of KTMU Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Balcı and Co-Rector Prof.Dr. Asylbek Kulmırzayev,  Kyrgyz Republic Chess Federation Chairman Milan Turpanov, Rector of Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical Education and Sports Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toktobek İmanaliyev, academicians and students from the State Agency for Physical Education and Sport of the Kyrgyz Republic and Manas University. Tournament games and official opening ceremony was translated live broadcast from MEDIAMANAS.