The Chess Team of Bishop’s College is a vibrant and passionate group of students who share a common love for this timeless game. Chess is more than just a recreational activity; it is a sport that challenges the mind and encourages strategic thinking.

For the past years, our chess players have taken part in various chess tournaments organized by multiple recognized organizations. Along with these, we have also played our part in spreading the love for chess through inter-house and individual chess tournaments at school.


Acknowledge the sportsmanship and create world chess players of the future.


Motivate more students to improve their chess skills.

Teachers In Charge and Office Bearers

Captain                           : Abilasha Umashanger

Vice Captains               : Umaiyall Thuraichelvan

                                               Menushka Samarasekara

Teacher’s In Charge : Ms. Disna Gammachchige

                                              Ms. Thushani Perera

                                              Ms. Geetha Dissanayake


Students from Grades 6 and above are trained by our coach, Mr. Naditha Amarakoon, every Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 4pm.



  • Annual Inter-House Chess Tournament
  • “Gambit ’23” - Individual Chess Tournament
    An intra-school chess tournament organized for students of Grades 6 and above to increase the participation of students in this strategic sport.
  • Triangular Chess Tournament -
    A friendly chess tournament, organized in association with the Chess teams of Ladies’ College and St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. Bishop’s College will be organizing the tournament for the year 2023.


Upcoming Tournaments

  • Sri Lankan Schools’ Individual Chess Championship organized by the Sri Lankan Chess Federation
  • Gambit ‘23