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Grading List

Last updated 3 October 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

October 2018 Notes

The fourth ICCF grading list of 2018 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 June and 31 August 2018. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 October and 31 December 2018.

There were two additions (Alan Kearns and John Moore) and no deletions in this list. Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by Jim Anderson (1900+), Eoin Campbell (2100+), Derek Coope (1800+), Robert Gilbert (1800+), John Grant (1700+), Arthur Knox (1400+), Iain Mackintosh (2400+) and Ian Marshall (1900+) – well done to all of them!

Five new games centurions were recorded – Carlos Almarza Mato reached 1500+, David Cumming got to 1400+, Martin Hardwick surpassed 1100, Eoin Campbell passed 800 and Charles Neil vaulted 300. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Martin Hardwick (60), David Cumming (45), Alan Kearns (44), Carlos Almarza Mato (43) and Eoin Campbell (42).

July 2018 Notes

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

One player (Steve Pettigrew) was added to the list and there were no deletions. Upwards movements in grading bands were recorded by Martin Hardwick (1200+) and Arthur Kox (1300+) – well done to both of them!

Two new games centurions were recorded – Martin Hardwick reached 1000+ and Kevin Paine passed 200. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Martin Hardwick (57), Andrew Macmillen (52), Carlos Almarza Mato (49), and David Cumming (39).

[Ed: Kevin Paine secured his third and final Scottish Master (SM) norm and will receive his title and certificate at next year’s AGM. Kevin achieved 3 grading norms of 2300+, separated by at least 20 new games, between 2015-18 – many congratulations!]

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 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]

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+
2478 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2452 Matheis, T (IM); 2433 Murden, C (IM); 2409 Bell, A D (CCM, SM); 2402 Mackintosh, I (IM).
2300+
2371 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2370 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2351 Paine, Dr K A; 2339 Anderson, G M (SM); 2322 Blake, M J.
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2255 Montgomery, R S; 2247 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2242 Borwell, A P (IM); 2241 Gillam, S R (SM); 2241 Lloyd, G (SM).
2100+
2194 Dawson Prof A G; 2170 Stewart, A G; 2153 Beveridge, C; 2120 Campbell, E S.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
318 Almarza Mato, C       1511 2090  
518 Anderson, G M (CCE, SM)       310 2339  
121 Anderson, J       295 1914  
049 Armstrong, A       207 1893  
313 Armstrong, J McK       387 1486  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       445 2478  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       231 2409  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       419 2371  
Beveridge, C       388 2153  
472 Blake, M J       794 2322  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1062 2242  
424 Burridge, R J       1285 1810  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
601 Campbell, E S       810 2120  
038 Campbell, I S       293 1862  
467 Carswell, D       32 1581  
Clark, S L       219 1944  
364 Coope, D W       896 1837  
247 Cormack, W H       107 1894  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1402 2370  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       137 2194  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
Dunn, J       293 1549  
Dyer, M       109 2059  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       245/td> 1978  

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       181 1805  
086 Gillam, S R (SM)       145 2241  
124 Goodwin, B J       361 1792  
399 Grant, J   63 1709  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       1101 1218  
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       44 1398  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       345 2247  
260 Knox, A       348 1412  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (SM)       856 2241  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
McEwan, N R       39 1896  
584 MacGregor, C A       417 1935  
412 McKinstry, J       94 1481  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       729 2402  
216 MacMillen, A N       1299 1614  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       698 1939  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       234 2452  
401 Moir, P J       199 1543  
598 Montgomery, R S       288 2255  
Moore, J       35 1733  
474 Murden, C (IM)       536 2433  
564 Murray, J S       67 2034  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       307 1365  

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       207 2351  
Petrie, A       105 1511  
Pettigrew, S       112 1476  
432 Price, D       377 2026  

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       75 1411  
439 Smith, M J       71 2070  
Stewart, A G       36 2170  
546 Stewart, Dr K W C       180 2096  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
1120 Taylor, W       95 2058  

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