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Grading List

Last updated 6 April 2018


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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 2018 Notes

The second ICCF grading list of 2018 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 April and 30 June 2018.

One addition (David Carswell) was recorded in this list. Three players were removed – Siegrun Macgilchrist, George Pyrich and Daniel Toye. Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by John Armstrong (1500+), Derek Coope (1800+), and Andrew Macmillen (1600+) – well done to all of them!

Six new games centurions were recorded – Carlos Almarza Mato reached 1400+; David Cumming passed 1300; Andrew Macmillen vaulted 1200; Eoin Campbell surpassed 700; Peter Bennett went past 400 and Stephen Clark is now 200+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Andrew Macmillen (52), Eoin Campbell (49), Carlos Almarza Mato (40) and Martin Hardwick (39).

January 2018 Notes

The first ICCF grading list of 2018 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 September and 30 November 2017. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

Two additions were recorded in this list – Neil McEwan and Alan Sedstrem. Six players were removed due to inactivity – Jim Cairney, Tom Craig, Phil Giulian, Doug Harvey, Ian Jamieson and J Thornton. Mickey Blake climbed into the 2300+ grading band – congratulations!

Five new games centurions were recorded – Raymond Burridge reached 1200+; Iain Mackintosh passed the 700 mark; Gordon Anderson and Arthur Knox notched up 300+ and Alan Armstrong is now at 200+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Eoin Campbell (50), Andrew Macmillen (45) and David Cumming (30).

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+
2467 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2457 Matheis, T (IM); 2436 Murden, C (IM); 2409 Bell, A D (CCM, SM).
2300+
2387 Mackintosh, I (IM); 2361 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2356 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2352 Paine, Dr K A; 2337 Anderson, G M (SM); 2322 Blake, M J.
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2265 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2260 Montgomery, R S; 2249 Borwell, A P (IM); 2241 Gillam, S R (SM); 2230 Lloyd, G (SM).
2100+
2176 Dawson Prof A G; 2174 Almarza-Mato, C; 2170 Stewart, A G; 2143 Beveridge, C.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
318 Almarza Mato, C       1419 21742  
518 Anderson, G M (SM)       306 2337  
121 Anderson, J       285 1870  
049 Armstrong, A       205 1890  
313 Armstrong, J McK       383 1509  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       431 2467  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       231 2409  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       402 2356  
Beveridge, C       345 2143  
472 Blake, M J       753 2322  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1051 2249  
424 Burridge, R J       1236 1899  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
601 Campbell, E S       739 2099  
038 Campbell, I S       293 1862  
467 Carswell, D       32 1581  
Clark, S L       201 2021  
364 Coope, D W       853 1803  
247 Cormack, W H       107 1894  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1318 2361  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G       129 2176  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
Dunn, J       286 1579  
Dyer, M       107 2073  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       237/td> 1996  

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       158 1753  
086 Gillam, S R (SM)       145 2241  
124 Goodwin, B J       356 1791  
399 Grant, J   58 1680  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       984 1122  
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
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       337 2265  
260 Knox, A       318 1288  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (SM)       835 2230  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
McEwan, N R       35 1925  
584 MacGregor, C A       416 1935  
412 McKinstry, J       94 1481  
532 Mackintosh, I (IM)       708 2387  
216 MacMillen, A N       1211 1637  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       664 1844  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       231 2457  
401 Moir, P J       196 1562  
598 Montgomery, R S       286 2260  
474 Murden, C (IM)       524 2436  
564 Murray, J S       62 2006  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       283 1344  

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       198 2352  
Petrie, A       105 1511  
432 Price, D       364 2051  

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
477 Sedstrem, A       56 1480  
439 Smith, M J       70 2068  
Stewart, A G       36 2170  
546 Stewart, Dr K W C       178 2099  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
1120 Taylor, W       88 2031  

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