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Grading List

Last updated 16 January 2020


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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 2020

January 2020 Notes

The first ICCF grading list of 2020 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 September and 30 November 2019. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 January and 31 March 2020.

We had no additions, but three deletions due to inactivity (Stephen Hilton, A G Stewart and IM Joe Watson) in this list. No titles or norms were gained by members in the last grading period.

Just the one upwards movement in grading bands this time – well done Charles O'Neill-McAleenan who is now 2000+!

More new games centurions were recorded – David Cumming reached 1600+, Martin Hardwick surpassed 1300, while Robert Montgomery vaulted 300. Highest recorded games during this quarter were David Cumming (67), Martin Hardwick (57), Michael Blake (42) and Iain Sneddon (37).

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 5xCCM
Anderson, G M (2019); Bell, A D (2017); Bennett, P G (2017); Cumming, D R (2017); Lloyd, G (2019).
Correspondence Chess Expert 4xCCE
Beveridge, C (2019); Blake, M J (2019); Dawson, Prof A G (2018); 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+
2482 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2458 Matheis, T (IM); 2444 Murden, C (IM); 2411 Bell, A D (CCM, SM); 2414 Mackintosh, I (SIM).
2300+
2369 Blake, M J (CCE); 2369 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2363 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2352 Paine, Dr K A; 2344 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM).
2200+
2283 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM); 2281 Sneddon, I; 2268 Montgomery, R S; 2251 Beveridge, C; 2238 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2226 Borwell, A P (IM).
2100+
2185 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2127 Burridge, R J; 2116 Almarza Mato, C.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C       1757 2116  
518 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM)       330 2344  
121 Anderson, J       302 1941  
049 Armstrong, A       209 1876  
313 Armstrong, J McK       419 1506  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       469 2482  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       247 2421  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       445 2363  
481 Beveridge, C (CCE)       496 2251  
472 Blake, M J (CCE)       885 2369  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1093 2226  
602 Burridge, R J       1457 2127  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Clark, S L       268 1877  
364 Coope, D W       968 1885  
247 Cormack, W H       111 1921  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1663 2369  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       164 2185  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
478 Dunn, J       368 1474  
Dyer, M       113 2069  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       274 1967  

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       228 1699  
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       1351 1278  

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       90 1428  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       351 2238  
260 Knox, A       385 1453  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM)       954 2283  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
MacDonald, M       56 1389  
867 McEwan, N R       39 1896  
584 MacGregor, C A       431 1872  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       767 2414  
216 MacMillen, A N       1374 1517  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       774 2034  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       248 2458  
Miles, A       58 1477  
401 Moir, P J       199 1543  
598 Montgomery, R S       302 2268  
474 Murden, C (IM)       577 2444  
564 Murray, J S       76 2027  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       327 1385  
453 Newton, A       30 1774  

O
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
603 O'Neill-McAleenan, C       165 2001  

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
604 Paine, Dr K A (SM)       219 2352  
Pettigrew, S       137 1426  
432 Price, D       432 1925  

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       91 1388  
439 Smith, M J       75 2071  
057 Sneddon, I (CCE)       242 2281  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
605 Taylor, W       113 2034  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

W
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Warren, J       36 2067  
480 Whittaker, I P       81 2083  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov