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Grading List

Last updated 3 August 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 2019

July 2019 Notes

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

We counted one addition (Ian Whittaker) and no deletions in this list. Three members have received titles in the last period – my SM title was ratified at the SCCA AGM in May; Gordon Anderson achieved his CCM award and Colin Beveridge his CCE title, both in June.

Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by Colin Beveridge and Iain Sneddon (2200+), Raymond Burridge and Ian Whittaker (2100+), Andrew Macmillen (1500+), Alan Kearns (1400+) and Martin Hardwick (1200+) – well done all!

More new games centurions were recorded –Raymond Burridge reached 1400+, Martin Hardwick surpassed 1200+, Derek Coope and Geoff Lloyd both got to 900+, while John Armstrong and Derek Price passed 400+ . Highest recorded games during this quarter were Carlos Almarza Mato (61), Martin Hardwick (55), Ian Whittaker (53), Raymond Burridge (50), David Cumming (43), and Iain Sneddon (37).

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 35xSM
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); Paine, Dr K A (2019); Stewart, D J (1998).
[Note that GM, SIM and IM title holders are also included as SCCA Masters]
Correspondence Chess Master 4xCCM
Anderson, G M (2019); Bell, A D (2017); Bennett, P G (2017); Cumming, D R (2017).
Correspondence Chess Expert 5xCCE
Beveridge, C (2019); Blake, M J (2019); Dawson, Prof A G (2018); Lloyd, G (2019); Sneddon, I (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+
2477 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2456 Matheis, T (IM); 2442 Murden, C (IM); 2417 Mackintosh, I (SIM); 2413 Bell, A D (CCM, SM).
2300+
2392 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2362 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2350 Blake, M J (CCE); 2350 Paine, Dr K A; 2344 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM).
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2270 Lloyd, G (CCE, SM); 2260 Montgomery, R S; 2237 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2231 Borwell, A P (IM); 2222 Sneddon, I; 2210 Beveridge, C.
2100+
2177 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2170 Stewart, A G; 2144 Almarza Mato, C; 2108 Burridge, R J; 2107 Whittaker, I P.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C       1681 2144  
518 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM)       330 2344  
121 Anderson, J       299 1926  
049 Armstrong, A       209 1876  
313 Armstrong, J McK       411 1476  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       467 2477  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       238 2413  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       436 2362  
481 Beveridge, C (CCE)       453 2210  
472 Blake, M J (CCE)       829 2350  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1086 2231  
602 Burridge, R J       1406 2108  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Clark, S L       240 1955  
364 Coope, D W       911 1814  
247 Cormack, W H       109 1911  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1557 2392  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       147 2177  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
478 Dunn, J       344 1538  
Dyer, M       112 2068  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       256/td> 1990  

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       205 1744  
124 Goodwin, B J       389 1719  
399 Grant, J   69 1686  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       1238 1236  
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       84 1407  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       350 2237  
260 Knox, A       377 1438  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCE, SM)       916 2270  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
MacDonald, M       45 1480  
867 McEwan, N R       39 1896  
584 MacGregor, C A       426 1890  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       746 2417  
216 MacMillen, A N       1366 1508  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       763 2059  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       241 2456  
Miles, A       46 1480  
401 Moir, P J       199 1543  
598 Montgomery, R S       296 2260  
474 Murden, C (IM)       565 2442  
564 Murray, J S       72 2044  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       323 1368  

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 (SM)       212 2350  
Pettigrew, S       130 1446  
432 Price, D       408 1976  

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       88 1398  
439 Smith, M J       73 2076  
057 Sneddon, I (CCE)       172 2222  
Stewart, A G       36 2170  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
605 Taylor, W       111 2041  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

W
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Warren, J       32 2064  
530 Watson, J (IM)       153 2297  
480 Whittaker, I P       53 2107  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov