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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 MACA Update
 George Mirijanian
  July 2011

At its October 16 board meeting in Natick, the MACA board of directors passed a balanced budget of $14,653 for fiscal year 2011-2012. 

2012 MACA Election Also at the October meeting of the MACA board, George Mirijanian was appointed the chair of MACA's Elections Commission. Candidates for officer and director positions on the MACA board should submit their nominations to George by sending email to election2012@masschess or writing to him at 176 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg MA 01420.
2011 CJA Awards On August 13th Ramon Hernandez, the Awards Committee Chairman and Chief Judge of the Chess Journalists of America, announced the winners of the 2011 CJA Awards. Chess Horizons was the co-runner up for Best State Magazine/Newsletter, which sounds impressive until you learn that only three magazines were entered in this category! Georgia Chess was first with five votes, and Chess Horizons and Northwest Chess were tied for second with three votes each.  What is truly something to celebrate, though, is that Chess Horizons was the winner for Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout for its October-December 2010 issue. Congratulations to Chess Horizons layout editor Max Sewell! Congratulations also to FM David Griego, who was runner-up for the Best Analysis Award for his article "The Most Interesting Games of the 79th Massachusetts Open", which was published in the October-December 2010 issue of Chess Horizons.