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Grading List

Last updated 3 April 2019


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The SCCA grading list has been published during the first quarter of each calendar year, then supplemented by updates from the ICCF rating system every March and September. The 2008 list was the last to calculate SCCA grades. From 2009, all grades are calculated on the ICCF system, and SCCA domestic events are administered on the ICCF webserver to allow results to be automatically fed into the ICCF system. From 2009, the ICCF grading list has been published quarterly.

Grading List 2018

April 2019 Notes

The second ICCF grading list of 2019 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 April and 30 June 2019.

We counted one addition (Murdo MacDonald) and two deletions (Eoin Campbell and Dr Ken Stewart) in this list.

Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by David Cumming (2400+), Carlos Almarza Mato (2100+), Raymond Burridge (2000+) and Ian Marshall (2000+) – well done all!

Two new games centurions were recorded – Carlos Almarza Mato passed 1600+ and David Cumming reached 1500+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were David Cumming (66), Carlos Almarza Mato (62), Martin Hardwick (53), and Raymond Burridge (38).

January 2019 Notes

The first ICCF grading list of 2019 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 September and 30 November 2018. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 January and 31 March 2019.

There were three additions (Alan Miles, Iain Sneddon and John Warren) and seven deletions (Iain Campbell, David Carswell, Simon Gillam, John McKinstry, John Moore, Allan Petrie and Derek Ross) in this list. Eoin Campbell and Dr Ken Stewart are both listed to show their final grades, and will be removed next time.

Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by Raymond Burridge (1900+), Alastair Dawson (2200+) and Alan Kearns (1400+) – well done all! Six new games centurions were recorded – Raymond Burridge and Andrew MacMillen both passed 1300+, Mickey Blake reached 800+, Ian Marshall surpassed 700, Colin Beveridge passed 400 and John Dunn cleared 300. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Eoin Campbell (50), Carlos Almarza Mato (47), David Cumming (46), Andrew MacMillen (34), and Raymond Burridge (33).

General Notes

You need to complete 12 ICCF-eligible games to obtain a provisional rating (* below). Provisional ratings apply until 30 games have been processed. Note that correspondence grades are often substantially higher than over-the-board grades. Please get in touch with me at: grader if you have any queries.

Titled Players

Grandmaster 3xGM
Bryson, D M (1986); Kilgour, D A (1996); Muir, A J (1995).
Senior International Master 6xSIM
Beecham, C R (2009); Craig, T J (2001); Finnie, D S (2002); Giulian, P M (1999); Mackintosh, I (2018); McNab, Dr C A (1999).
International Master 9xIM
Borwell, A P (1993); Livie, G W G (2003); McAlpine, K B (1990); Matheis, T (2010); Pyrich, G D (1995); Sprott, G R (2001); Thomson, T (1999); Watson J (1999); Wickens, T S (1988).
SCCA Master 34xSM
Aird, I (2002); Anderson, G M (2012); Baxter, R W M (1998); Bell, A D (2012); Bennett, P G (2014); Brown, Dr A C (2003); Cumming, D R (2013); Gillam, S R (1997); Graham, S (2011); Lennox, C J (2001); Lloyd, G (2011); Milligan, B (2002); Morrison, G (1987); Neil, D (2002); Norris, A J (1986); Stewart, D J (1998).
[Note that GM, SIM and IM title holders are also included as SCCA Masters]
Correspondence Chess Master 3xCCM
Bell, A D (2017); Bennett, P G (2017); Cumming, D R (2017).
Correspondence Chess Expert 4xCCE
Anderson, G M (2018); Blake, M J (2019); Dawson, Prof A G (2018); Lloyd, G (2019).

Scottish Master Title

GM, SIM and IM titles are awarded by ICCF, and their qualifying conditions are explained on the ICCF website - follow the ICCF Titles links. The Scottish Master (SM) title is awarded by the SCCA, and its qualifying conditions are:

  1. Attaining the ICCF GM, SIM or IM title.
  2. Attaining 3 norms, without limit of time; one norm for each of the following:
    • (SCCA or) ICCF grade of 2300 or above, provided this grade is based on at least 30 results in total, and on at least 20 new results since any previous norm has been awarded for grade.
    • Outright winner of the SCCA Championship Final, or joint winner with at least 75% of total points. (Note that the SCCA Championship should be organised so that players play a minimum of 8 games for this condition to operate.)
    • IM norm.
    • 50% or more of the points in an ICCF World Semi-Final, or 60% or more of the points in an ICCF World Preliminary.
    • Winner of an ICCF World or European Master Class.
  3. Players must be members of the SCCA and have indicated that the SCCA is their primary CC body when norms are achieved, and the award of the title is subject to ratification by the SCCA Executive Committee.

Highest Scottish ICCF Grades

2500+
2400+
2474 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2453 Matheis, T (IM); 2437 Murden, C (IM); 2412 Mackintosh, I (SIM); 2409 Bell, A D (CCM, SM); 2408 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM).
2300+
2372 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2351 Paine, Dr K A; 2333 Anderson, G M (CCE, SM); 2345 Blake, M J (CCE).
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2271 Lloyd, G (CCE, SM); 2251 Montgomery, R S; 2237 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2232 Borwell, A P (IM).
2100+
2189 Sneddon, I; 2184 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2170 Stewart, A G; 2163 Beveridge, C; 2140 Almarza Mato, C.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C       1620 2140  
518 Anderson, G M (CCE, SM)       321 2332  
121 Anderson, J       296 1917  
049 Armstrong, A       209 1876  
313 Armstrong, J McK       395 1496  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       460 2474  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       235 2409  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       425 2372  
481 Beveridge, C       424 2163  
472 Blake, M J (CCE)       825 2345  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1074 2232  
602 Burridge, R J       1356 2029  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Clark, S L       234 1969  
364 Coope, D W       896 1837  
247 Cormack, W H       109 1911  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1514 2408  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       146 2184  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
478 Dunn, J       330 1575  
Dyer, M       109 2059  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       247/td> 1966  

F
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

G
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
462 Gilbert, R       202 1751  
124 Goodwin, B J       389 1719  
399 Grant, J   65 1702  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       1183 1181  
1013 Hilton, S H       179 1594  

J
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

K
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
475 Kearns, A       70 1394  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       350 2237  
260 Knox, A       365 1444  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCE, SM)       895 2271  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
MacDonald, M       35 1543  
867 McEwan, N R       39 1896  
584 MacGregor, C A       421 1903  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       740 2412  
216 MacMillen, A N       1350 1484  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       739 2045  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       236 2453  
Miles, A       41 1467  
401 Moir, P J       199 1543  
598 Montgomery, R S       291 2251  
474 Murden, C (IM)       560 2437  
564 Murray, J S       67 2034  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       315 1388  

O
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
603 O'Neill-McAleenan, C       162 1981  

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
604 Paine, Dr K A       208 2351  
Pettigrew, S       124 1472  
432 Price, D       391 1997  

R
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

S
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
477 Sedstrem, A       84 1410  
439 Smith, M J       73 2076  
057 Sneddon, I       135 2189  
Stewart, A G       36 2170  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
605 Taylor, W       101 2042  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

W
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Warren, J       30 2081  
530 Watson, J (IM)       153 2297  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov