Florida Chess Association  

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2022 F.C.A. Election Headquarters

Tim Staley, Election Committee Chair

email: elections@floridachess.org

Board Certified Election Results

Congratulations to Jon Haskel, Timotey Gospodinov, Matthew Kolcz, George Foote, Derek Zhang, Nicholas Lewis and Andrew Rea. You all have been elected to the 2022-2023 FCA Board of Directors.

Election results were certification by the current FCA board on 8/23/2022.

1) Jon Haskel with 30 votes

2) Timotey Gospodinov with 27 votes

3) Matthew Kolcz with 25 votes

4) George Foote with 23 votes

5) Derek Zhang with 19 votes

6) Nicholas Lewis with 17 votes

7) Andrew Rea with 16 votes

Write-Ins Votes :

  1. Mike Moschos with 10 votes
  2. Miguel Ararat with 1 vote
  3. Paul Tomaimo with 1 vote
  4. J McGowin with 1 vote (Not currently a FCA Member)
  5. Paul Leggett with 1 vote

2022 Candidate Bios 

This year there are seven (7) board positions to be filled. All nominations accepted using the candidate vetting requirements listed in our Bylaws. 


Read what incumbents have accomplished, what each candidate promises to do if elected. Learn about their chess biography and the skills they possess that could be of benefit to the F.C.A. Be an informed voter. At

Click on the name of each candidate to see their full bio:

Jon Haskel

Nicholas Lewis

Timotey Gospodinov

Derek Zhang

George Foote

Matthew Kolcz

Andrew Rea 

Bylaws determine candidate eligibility and voting status. See Bylaws.

Per Bylaws, all board members need to meet the criteria. Main poll candidates were vetted before the election. Write-in eligibility is determined immediately at the close of the poll. NOTE: All ballots will be sent via email to all voting members of record by the Election Committee Chairman on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Polls will close at Midnight Friday, August 19th.- Election Committee

Florida Chess Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  14260 W. Newberry Road, P.O. Box 236 Newberry, FL, 32669-2765

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