We have moved!

Walsall Kipping has moved venue effective immediately.

We now play at St Martin's Church in Walsall. The address and map have been updated on the "Find Us" page.

We also now have a new start time of 7.15pm

Obituary for Kevin Moore.

It is with sadness that Walsall Kipping has to announce the death of Kevin Moore. Kevin was a longstanding member of the club since 1996. He turned up regularly to play most Thursday nights to play league and social chess. In my opinion he was the most dependable player that a captain could have. He played in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley and the Cannock leagues during his time at the club and also played for Staffordshire in the national county competitions. Outside of chess he was a keen swimmer, swimming regularly every week. But at the club he was known for being a keen angler. He would come in regularly with Trout and give them to other members. It was his Angling that probably inspired his unique sartorial style, he would turn up in the winter months wearing a hooded fleece, scarf and waterproof jacket. Nothing unusual in that, until you looked down below where he was barefoot in open toed sandals and sported shorts that would put most posties to shame.
He will be fondly remembered by me and everyone who knew him through chess.

Peter Nixon (Walsall Kipping Chess Club).