William Neish Walker

Died: 08 September 1927 (age 78), near Cupar

  • Scottish Champion 1890 and 1893
  • member of the Dundee CC team that won the Richardson Cup 1899
  • life member of the Scottish Chess Association from its formation in 1884

William Neish Walker was a spectator at the Dundee tournament of 1867, which was won by Neumann ahead of Steinitz. He later joined Dundee Chess Club and was connected to the club for over fifty years. His two wins in the Scottish Championship were in years when the tournament was held in Dundee.

Sources: BCM's 1893 (photo); 1927, p 429; The Story of Dundee Chess Club, by Peter W. Walsh (1984).

Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland