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01/23/2021Massachusetts Chess Association Call for Nominations

The Massachusetts Chess Association is now accepting nominations for the annual election of its 12-member board, to serve from June 2021 to June 2022. Members may stand for election for one of its 4 officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer or Clerk) or 8 Director positions. The submission deadline for nominations is February 15, 2021. In order to be eligible to run, memberships must be valid through the end of the upcoming term (June 2022).
For more information, please review MACA's current bylaws ( or visit the Elections FAQ at
Please e-mail nominations and questions to
Submitted by:  Jeffrey Caruso, Chair of the Elections Commission

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA President

01/23/2021Massachusetts Chess Association Election Registration

The annual MACA elections are scheduled for May 2021.  Registered voters will receive either a paper ballot or an e-ballot link at the end of April, with results being announced at the annual meeting, probably on Memorial Day weekend.  Registration is required either way.

IF YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE IN PRIOR YEARS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN unless your address has changed--just make sure that your membership is current through February.  New members who joined MACA after March 2020 WILL NEED to register to vote in this year's election.

Members can register for an online or paper ballot (not both) as follows:

TO REGISTER FOR AN ONLINE BALLOT:  email with full name and unique email address by February 28, 2021.

TO REGISTER FOR A PAPER BALLOT:  send a letter to Bob Messenger at 4 Hamlett Dr. #12, Nashua, NH 03062, postmarked no later than February 22. You can send an email to to check on your registration status.

To vote, MACA membership must be valid as of February 28, 2021.  For more information, please visit

Submitted by: Jeffrey Caruso, Chair of the Elections Commission

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA President

01/8/2021David Griego dead at age 56

Frank DelBonis reports that Rhode Island FM David Griego died of cancer on Wednesday, January 6th. He was 56 years old. His funeral will be at the Armenian Church on Jefferson Street in Providence on Monday, January 11th, at 11:00 a.m., with a wake on Sunday, January 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the same church. Funeral attendance may be limited because of Covid restrictions.  Burial will be private.


Bob Messenger
MACA Board Member