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Grading List

Last updated 13 October 2017


george pyrich

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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 2017

October 2017 Notes

The fourth ICCF grading list of 2017 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 June and 31 August 2017. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 October and 31 December 2017.

One addition was recorded in this list – Mickey Blake – now resident near Castle Douglas. Robert Gilbert reached the 1800+ grading band– well done!

Six new games centurions were recorded – Andrew Macmillen hoisted up 1100+; Derek Coope, Dave Dempster and Geoff Lloyd all passed the 800 mark; Eoin Campbell notched up 600+; Clive Murden headed past 500 and Colin Beveridge reached 300+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Andrew Macmillen (68); Eoin Campbell (44), Carlos Almarza-Mato (41) and David Cumming (29).

July 2017 Notes

The third ICCF grading list of 2017 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 March and 31 May 2017. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 July and 30 September 2017.

One deletion was recorded in this list – Stuart Graham through inactivity. Alan Bell reached the 2400+ grading band – well done!

Five new games centurions were recorded – Carlos Almarza-Mato passed the 1300 games mark; George Pyrich eclipsed 1000; Martin Hardwick headed past 900; Ian Marshall vaulted 600 and Colin Macgregor reached 400+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Carlos Almarza-Mato (48), Eoin Campbell (41), David Cumming (31), and Andrew Macmillen (30).

April 2017 Notes

The second ICCF grading list of 2017 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 April and 30 June 2017.

There were no additions or deletions to this list, nor any major movements across the grading bands.

Four new games centurions were recorded – David Cumming passed the 1200 games mark; Raymond Burridge eclipsed 1100; Andrew Macmillen headed past 1000 and Alan Bell reached 200+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were David Cumming (50), Raymond Burridge (49), Eoin Campbell (43), Martin Hardwick (32), and Andrew Macmillen (26).

January 2017 Notes

The first ICCF grading list of 2017 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 September and 30 November 2016. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 January and 31 March 2017.

There was one addition to this list – Derek Ross entered at 1886 (38 games). Movement across the grading bands featured Martin Hardwick regaining 1300+; and Alastair Dawson regaining 2100+ for the first time since 2013.

Two new games centurions were recorded – Carlos Almarza-Mato passed the 1200 games mark and Eoin Campbell reached 500+.

Highest recorded games during this quarter were Carlos Almarza-Mato (98), Eoin Campbell (58), Martin Hardwick (52), Andrew Macmillen (48), Raymond Burridge (43), and David Cumming (31).

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 5xSIM
Beecham, C R (2009); Craig, T J (2001); Finnie, D S (2002); Giulian, P M (1999); McNab, Dr C A (1999).
International Master 10xIM
Borwell, A P (1993); Livie, G W G (2003); McAlpine, K B (1990); Mackintosh, I (2008); 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]

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+
2469 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2455 Matheis, T (IM); 2435 Murden, C (IM); 2400 Bell, A D (SM).
2300+
2398 Giulian, P M (SIM); 2376 Mackintosh, I (IM); 2370 Cumming, D R (SM); 2353 Bennett, P G (SM); 2344 Paine, Dr K A; 2329 Anderson, G M (SM); 2323 Craig, T J (SIM).
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2282 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2270 Montgomery, R S; 2253 Blake, M J; 2248 Borwell, A P (IM); 2248 Lloyd, G (SM); 2241 Gillam, S R (SM).
2100+
2186 Beveridge, C; 2170 Stewart, A G; 2143 Pyrich, G D (IM); 2139 Dawson Prof A G; 2132 Burridge, R J; 2119 Campbell, E S.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
318 Almarza Mato, C       1354 2089  
518 Anderson, G M (SM)       299 2329  
121 Anderson, J       279 1854  
049 Armstrong, A       198 1891  
313 Armstrong, J McK       365 1511  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       423 2469  
599 Bell, A D (SM)       219 2400  
501 Bennett, P G (SM)       376 2353 *
Beveridge, C       305 2186 *
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1043 2248  
424 Burridge, R J       1170 2132  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
435 Cairney, J       62 2076  
601 Campbell, E S       640 2119  
038 Campbell, I S       293 1862  
Clark, S L       181 2004  
364 Coope, D W       809 1777  
247 Cormack, W H       107 1894  
527 Craig, T J (SIM)       372 2323  
166 Cumming, D R (SM)       1263 2370  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G       119 2139  
572 Dempster, D       803 1763  
Dunn, J       265 1554  
Dyer, M       107 2073  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       236/td> 1985  

F
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

G
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
466 Gilbert, R       142 1810  
086 Gillam, S R (SM)       145 2241  
551 Giulian, P M (SIM)       473 2398  
124 Goodwin, B J       339 1829  
399 Grant, J   57 1695  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       925 1207  
063 Harvey, D       102 2053  
1013 Hilton, S H       179 1594  

J
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
447 Jamieson, I M       82 1918  

K
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       334 2282  
260 Knox, A       292 1272  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (SM)       810 2248  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
471 Macgilchrist, Mrs S       52 2095  
584 MacGregor, C A       407 1893  
412 McKinstry, J       94 1481  
532 Mackintosh, I (IM)       694 2376  
216 MacMillen, A N       1114 1551  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       626 2022  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       223 2455  
401 Moir, P J       189 1608  
598 Montgomery, R S       280 2270  
474 Murden, C (IM)       502 2435  
564 Murray, J S       60 2010  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       274 1327  

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

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
444 Paine, Dr K A       191 2344  
Petrie, A       105 1511  
432 Price, D       357 2018  
048 Pyrich, G D (IM)       1025 2143  

R
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
  Ross, D W       38 1886  

S
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
439 Smith, M J       66 2053  
Stewart, A G       36 2170  
546 Stewart, Dr K W C       177 2099  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
1120 Taylor, W       84 2036  
Thornton, J       35 1611  
452 Toye, D T       77 1582  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

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

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov