Southern California Chess Federation
SCCF Board Election Results

2024 Election

The candidates and their statements are below. The top six vote-getters will be elected to two-year terms:

  • Jim Harrell: TBD
  • Randy Hough: TBD
  • Jim Mennella: Dear Chess players of Southern California. Once again, I ask for your permission to serve you as a member of the SCCF's board. I have been on the board for 9 years and have worked hard to make sure the interests of the players in the region are always first on the agenda. I have been a US Chess delegate for 45 years in 4 different states and have made many valuable contacts and friends in other state affiliates that work together with us in areas of mutual interest. I would like to continue. Thanks!
  • Brian Glover: As a USCF Life Member, active tournament player, chess teacher and current member of the SCCF Board I will serve again if reelected.
  • Frank Lee: Please allow me to promote chess in Southern California, expanding player numbers and tournament play. As the current treasurer and a seasoned marketer, I'm well-equipped to tackle modern challenges to serve our events and communications.
  • Irina Nizmutdinova - Term ends, not seeking re-election

2023 Election

The final results from the SCCF board election are based on TBD votes cast on TBD ballots.  The top six candidates were elected to two-year terms:

  • Chuck Ensey - 46 - Elected
  • Abhishek Kylasa - 39 - Elected
  • Jonney Machtig - 35 - Elected
  • Sean Manross - 6 - Term Ends
  • Keith Martin - 38 - Elected
  • Alaa Moussa - 39 - Elected
  • Mason Welch - 37 - Elected

The votes totals by medium were as follows:

  • TBD paper ballots cast in-person at the SoCal Open
  • TBD paper ballots were cast in-person at the San Diego Chess Club
  • TBD ballots were submitted by U.S. Mail
  • Zero e-Ballots cast through the SCCF website (no e-Ballot system this year)

SCCF officially thanks Sean Manross for his service as President and on the SCCF Board.

Dylan Quercia moves to approve the results and thank you to Sean Manross. Jim Harrell Seconds Motion Passes Unanimously on 9/4/2023

2022 Election

The final results from the SCCF board election are based on TBD votes cast on TBD ballots.  The top six candidates were elected to two-year terms:

  • Jim Harrell, 46 votes
  • Steve Morford, 41
  • Jim Mennella, 41
  • Dylan Quercia, 39
  • Frank Lee, 39
  • Brian Glover, 39

There was one write-in vote each for Charles Rossello and Glenn Zhang.

The votes totals by medium were as follows:

  • TBD paper ballots cast in-person at the SoCal Open
  • TBD paper ballots were cast in-person at the San Diego Chess Club
  • TBD ballots were submitted by U.S. Mail
  • Zero e-Ballots cast through the SCCF website (no e-Ballot system this year)

2021 Election

Final results are needed from the Election Committee. This was a Covid-19 Pandemic year.

2020 Election

Final results are needed from the Election Committee. This was a Covid-19 Pandemic year.

2019 Election

The final results from the SCCF board election are based on 134 votes cast on 29 ballots.  The top six candidates were re-elected to two-year terms:

  • Chuck Ensey, 29 votes
  • Sean J. Manross, 24
  • Ashley Li, 21
  • Abhishek Kylasa, 20
  • Jonney Machtig, 20
  • Jennifer Vallens, 20

There were no write-in votes for candidates.

The votes totals by medium were as follows:

  • Nine paper ballots cast in-person at the SoCal Open
  • Eighteen paper ballots were cast in-person at the San Diego Chess Club
  • Two ballots were submitted by U.S. Mail
  • Zero e-Ballots cast through the SCCF website (no e-Ballot system this year)

2018 Election

The final results from the SCCF board election are based on 186 votes cast on 36 ballots.  The top six candidates were re-elected to two-year terms:

  • Steve Morford, 32 votes
  • Brian Glover, 31
  • Dewain Barber, 31
  • Guy Reams, 30
  • Jim Mennella, 30
  • Dylan Quercia, 29

Write-ins:

  • Randy Hough, 3 votes
  • Jack Cashman, 2
  • Kele Perkins, 2
  • Bruce Baker, 2
  • Tatiana Savchenko, 1
  • Chris Roberts, 1
  • Craig Faber, 1
  • Armen Ambartsoumian, 1
  • Ruben Ondagan, 1
  • Nick Garcia, 1

The votes totals by medium were as follows:

  • Six paper ballots cast in-person at the SoCal Open
  • 30 e-ballots cast through the SCCF website
  • Zero ballots were submitted by U.S. Mail

2017 Election

Here are the final results from the SCCF board election.  The top six candidates were elected to two-year terms:

Write-ins:

The votes totals by medium were as follows:

~ Steve Morford

2016 Election

Not available.

2015 Election

The following were elected to two-year terms on the SCCF Executive Board: Chuck Ensey (24), Phil Chase (19), Ashok Ramadoss (19), Gabby Kay (17), Taras McKey (16), and Jonney Mächtig (13). Write-ins Randy Hough (2), Bruce Baker (1), Bruce Charnov (1), Craig Faber (1). ~ Steve Morford

2014 Election

Not available.

2013 Election

The following were elected to two-year terms on the SCCF Executive Board: Chuck Ensey (22), Ankit Gupta (17), Phil Chase (15), Elliot Landaw (15), Adam Brody (13) and Ashok Kumar Ramadoss (13). Write-ins Craig Clawitter (1) and Randy Hough (1). ~ Steve Morford

2012 Election

The following were elected to two-year terms on the SCCF Executive Board: Anthony Ong (32 votes), Mike Nagaran (30), Jim Bullock (27), Steve Morford (26), Isabelle Minoofar (26), and Dewain Barber (19). Write-in Craig Clawitter (1). ~ Jim Bullock

2011 Election

The following were elected to two-year terms on the SCCF Executive Board: Chuck Ensey (23 votes), Randy Hough (20), Phil Chase (17), Ankit Gupta (16), Takashi Iwamoto (15) and Elliot Landaw (14). ~ Mike Nagaran

2010 Election

The SCCF board consists of 12 members, 6 of whom are elected each year. In September 2010, six officers were elected to two year terms on the SCCF board: Mike Belcher, Jim Bullock, Isabelle Minoofar, Steve Morford, Michael Nagaran and Anthony Ong. Isabelle Minoofar and Mike Belcher are the new board members, replacing Takashi Iwamoto (lost by five votes) and Ron Rezendes (did not run).

The six holdover board members from last year were: Mick Bighamian, Chuck Ensey, John Hillery, Randy Hough, Elliott Landaw, and Jerry Yee. John Hillery passed away recently and will be sorely missed. The new board appointed, Phil Chase, is a member from many years ago, to take his place and to serve a one year term.

The board also voted by email on Nov. 8, 2010 to elected a new slate of officers. The vote was 12-0 for the new officers. New officers are as follows: President - Chuck Ensey, Vice President - Elliot Landaw, Treasurer - Randall Hough, and Secretary - Mike Morford. ~ Chuck Ensey

2009 Election

The SCCF Annual Membership Meeting was held on September 6, 2009, in conjunction with the Southern California Open at the Crowne Plaza in San Diego. Results of the election were as follows: John Hillery and Randy Hough (27), Elliot Landaw (21), Jerry Yee (20), Chuck Ensey and Mick Bighamian (19) (elected), Steve Morford (14), Harut Keshishian (10). Steve Morford was subsequently elected to full the unexpired term of Ulric Aeria, who is relocating to Guam.

2008 Election

The SCCF Annual Membership Meeting was held on September 1, 2008, in conjunction with the Southern California Open at the Pasadena Hilton. Results of the election were as follows: Anthony Ong (16), Michael Nagaran (15), Takashi Iwamoto (12), Rick Aeria (11), Jim Bullock (11), Ron Rezendes (8) (elected); Essam Mohamed (7) and Ivona Jezierska (2).

2007 Election

The SCCF Annual Membership Meeting was held on September 3, 2007, in conjunction with the Southern California Open at the LAX Hilton. Results of the election were as follows: Elliot Landaw (17), Randy Hough (17), Jerry Yee (16), John Hillery (15), Mick Bighamian (14), Chuck Ensey (13) (elected); Mike Nagaran, Richard Jensen, Ulric Aeria, Jack Peters, John Surlow, Barry Lazarus one each.

2006 Election

The SCCF Annual Membership Meeting was held on September 5, 2006, in conjunction with the Southern California Open at the Pechanga Hotel and Casino in Temecula. Results of the election were as follows: Essam Mohamed (21), Mike Nagaran (21), Takashi Iwamoto (20), Austin Ong (20), Rick Aeria (19), John Surlow (13) (elected); Randy Hough (2), Chris Roberts, Jack Peters, Mike Carr, Chuck Ensey and Ron Rezendes one each.

2005 Election

The SCCF Annual Membership Meeting was held on September 5, 2005, in conjunction with the Southern California Open. Results of the election were as follows: Randy Hough (60 votes), John Hillery (56), Joe Hanley (44), Chuck Ensey (38), Elliot Landaw (38), Ivona Jezierska (22) (elected); David Saponara (20), Rick Aeria (3), Mike Carr, Jack Peters (2), Craig Clawitter, Chris Roberts, Bill Goichberg, Robert Tanner, Joel Channing, Greg Shahade and Ron Rezendez one each.

2004 election

Re-elected to the Board were Rick Aeria, Nshan Keshishian, Mike Nagaran, Ron Rezendes, Dennis Steele and John Surlow.

2003 Election

Not available.

2002 Election

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2001 Election

Not available.

2000 election

The election results, below, show the number of votes received by each candidate. The officers were subsequently elected by the board; President Chris Roberts and Vice President Jay Stallings.

Votes for six two-year terms were counted, with the following results: Mike Nagaran (71 votes), Sharon Burtman (68), John Surlow (67), Jay Blem (66), Frank Berry (56), and Nshan Keshishian (49). Write-ins: Randy Hough (5 votes), Jack Peters (3), Mike Carr (2), Michael Jeffreys(2), Pete Yu (2), David Argall (1), Art Gramata (1), John Hillery (1), Alina Markowski (1), Andy Sacks (1), Eric Sakurai (1), David Saponara (1), Jeremy Silman (1) and John West (1).