8th March 2006
We were sorry to hear that one of our overseas members, Frank Muscat of Malta, had died on March 8th of this year, aged 44.
Frank was borne in Melbourne but moved to Malta. He developed an interest in chess early. He was a member of the BCA for very many years, and became a life member in 1999.
Geoff Patching remembers Frank as a keen competitor in the friendly games ladder competition, and Frank actually came over to compete in the minor section of the British Championship in Morecambe in 1993, the first time there had been a minor section at the British. Richard Kidals who was playing a friendly game against Frank at the time of his death remembers him as friendly and always talking about Malta; Richard was so sufficiently interested by what Frank had to say that he actually got a book out on Malta. Frank also enjoyed receiving the tape periodicals.
His mother commented on Frank’s enthusiasm for life and his insistence on always looking to the future. I am sure you will all join with me in extending our commiserations to Frank’s relatives and friends.