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Grading List

Last updated 10 January 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

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+
2468 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2456 Matheis, T (IM); 2437 Murden, C (IM); 2405 Bell, A D (SM).
2300+
2386 Mackintosh, I (IM); 2357 Cumming, D R (SM); 2343 Paine, Dr K A; 2342 Bennett, P G (SM); 2330 Anderson, G M (SM); 2315 Blake, M J.
2200+
2297 Watson, J (IM); 2271 Montgomery, R S; 2265 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2255 Borwell, A P (IM); 2241 Gillam, S R (SM); 2226 Lloyd, G (SM).
2100+
2170 Dawson Prof A G; 2170 Stewart, A G; 2163 Beveridge, C; 2141 Pyrich, G D (IM); 2132 Almarza-Mato, C; 2111 Campbell, E S.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
318 Almarza Mato, C       1379 2132  
518 Anderson, G M (SM)       300 2330  
121 Anderson, J       279 1854  
049 Armstrong, A       205 1890  
313 Armstrong, J McK       370 1484  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       428 2468  
599 Bell, A D (SM)       223 2405  
501 Bennett, P G (SM)       397 2342  
Beveridge, C       322 2163  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1048 2255  
424 Burridge, R J       1200 2077  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
601 Campbell, E S       690 2111  
038 Campbell, I S       293 1862  
Clark, S L       195 2008  
364 Coope, D W       833 1784  
247 Cormack, W H       107 1894  
166 Cumming, D R (SM)       1293 2357  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G       125 2170  
572 Dempster, D       805 1767  
Dunn, J       275 1522  
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       156 1760  
086 Gillam, S R (SM)       145 2241  
124 Goodwin, B J       345 1801  
399 Grant, J   57 1695  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       945 1168  
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       301 1286  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (SM)       831 2226  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
471 Macgilchrist, Mrs S       52 2095  
584 MacGregor, C A       411 1908  
412 McKinstry, J       94 1481  
532 Mackintosh, I (IM)       704 2386  
216 MacMillen, A N       1159 1468  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       642 1909  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       227 2456  
401 Moir, P J       192 1582  
598 Montgomery, R S       281 2271  
474 Murden, C (IM)       515 2437  
564 Murray, J S       61 2003  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       280 1342  

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       193 2343  
Petrie, A       105 1511  
432 Price, D       362 2005  
048 Pyrich, G D (IM)       1029 2141  

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       69 2067  
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       84 2036  
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