Fraser Musson was taught the moves when he was seven but did not become hooked on chess until he was 15, when a family friend took him along to Crowborough Chess Club. By playing frequently and studying a large number of chess books he improved rapidly and achieved a grade of 181.

 

Fraser enjoyed taking part in a number of chess Tournaments, including the Guernsey International Festival of Chess, Lloyds Bank Master's 1987, the British Championships 1991 and the Maidstone Open 1995, where he had his best ever result, defeating an opponent graded 214.

 

The demands of working life meant he had increasingly less time to devote to chess and he became much less active as a player from 1995 onwards. He returned to competitive chess in the 2013 London Chess Classic, taking part in the FIDE Rated U2000 Weekday Tournament.

 

Fraser has a passion for introducing chess to a new generation of young players through his work with CSC.