William N Walker

compiled by Alan McGowan

The 1893 Championship was played in Dundee, in the rooms of the Dundee Chess Club, April 10-14.

(The cross-table is as it appears in the BCM for May 1893, page 232. It appears that some games were unplayed (or perhaps unfinished?) as no result is shown in several cases.)

A poor turnout, despite having moved the congress from July to April the previous year in the hope of attracting a greater entry. All participants were from Dundee, except Mills (Edinburgh) and Spens (Glasgow).

Walker won his second championship, his previous victory being in 1890 when the congress was also held in Dundee . His business commitments prevented him from entering the championship except when it was held in his home city.

William Neish Walker

Died: 8 September 1927, near Cupar, aged 78 years.

Excerpt from: The Story of Dundee Chess Club , by Peter W. Walsh, 1984. Page 23.

Mr Walker was prominently associated with the staple trade of Dundee, having been one of the founders of the firm Harry Walker and Sons, Caldrum Jute Works. IN 1920 the firm became one of those associated with Jute Industries Ltd., of which organisation his grandson, Sir William G.N. Walker (also a club member), became the Chairman. Mr Walker was an ardent student of natural history, specialising in geology; he was one of the leading members of the Dundee Naturalists' Society and worked hard for its success. Mr Walker was also a willing helper in social and philanthropic work, and his name will be remembered for his efforts on behalf of the Mars Training Ship Institution, first as a member of the Executive, and latterly as its chairman. He was a life member of the Scottish Chess Association from its inception in 1884.

 

Scottish Championship 1893

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

1

W.N. Walker

 

1

½

1

1

1

1

2

D.Y. Mills

0

 

1

1

1

1

1

5

3

Sheriff Spens

½

0

 

1

1

1

1

4

H.T. Baxter

0

0

0

 

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1

1

2

5

G,B. Fraser

0

0

0

--

 

--

--

0

6

C. Martyn

0

0

0

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--

 

1

1

7

P. Sandeman

0

0

0

0

--

0

 

0

 

Walker,W - Mills,D [C66] Scottish Championship, 1893 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 d4 Bd7 5 0-0 exd4 6 Nxd4 Nf6 7 Nc3 Be7 8 Be3 0-0 9 Qd2 Re8 10 Bd3 Ng4 11 Nxc6 Bxc6 12 Rae1 Nxe3 13 Rxe3 Bf6 14 Re2 Bd4 15 Nd1 Qf6 16 c3 Bb6 17 Kh1 Rad8 18 f4 Qh6 19 Rf3 Bd7 20 Ne3 Bxe3 21 Rexe3 g6 22 f5 Re5 23 Bc4 d5? 24 Bxd5 c6 25 Bb3 g5 26 Rd3 Rxe4 27 h3 Qf6 28 Rxd7 Rxd7 29 Qxd7 Re1+ 30 Kh2 g4 31 Rf4 h5 32 Qd4 Qg5 33 g3 gxh3 34 f6 Re2+ 35 Rf2 h4 36 Qd8+ Kh7 37 Qd3+ 1-0

 



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