The 2nd annual Royal-Thomian Chess Encounter, this time for the Aturupane-Parakrama Challenge Trophy, will be held at the Royal College Union Skills Centre on 12th October, 2017 from 10am onwards.
The main event for the trophy will see the Under 20 teams of both schools facing off, while the two schools will also compete in the Under 17, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 age groups.
The annual encounter was initiated by former chess players of S. Thomas’ College. S. Thomas’ hosted the first encounter last year in Mt. Lavinia. Royal won the inaugural Under 20 match 6-0. Royal also won all the junior matches: Under 15 3.5-2.5, Under 13 6-0 and Under 11 3.5-2.5.