Florida Program Instructors

Teacher training programs are led by two acclaimed instructors with long careers in the classroom and in after school. Both are also champion chess players in their own right.


FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry is a nationally acclaimed instructor who has over 40 years’ experience teaching and developing award-winning chess programs. Since 1979 Sunil has directed a curricular chess program at Manhattan’s Hunter College Campus Schools, a leading laboratory school for talented and gifted students, where chess is a required subject for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade. A former New York State Chess Champion, Sunil served as the first Chairman of the US Chess Federation’s Committee on Chess in Education and produced Chess in Education workshops across the country, including on Capitol Hill. Click here to read our more complete bio of Sunil


National Master Bill Cornwall is a teacher with over 35 years’ experience building award-winning chess programs in Florida. A former Florida Chess Champion, Bill is also a chess columnist whose articles appear weekly in  the Los Angeles Times.

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