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Grading List

Last updated 11 January 2022


alistair maxwell

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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 2022

January 2022 Notes

The first ICCF grading list of 2022 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 Sep 2021 and 30 Nov 2021. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 Jan and 31 Mar 2022. A survey about the ICCF ratings (in 2 parts) was sent to interested parties recently and we will see if any changes come from that as ICCF tries to find ways to improve the system.

There are 2 additions (Robin Moss & Derek Ross) and 5 deletions in this list. No new norms or titles were gained since the last list.

The most significant rating moves were Ian Marshall (+46), Allan Buchan (+43), Derek Price (+34), Andrew MacMillen (+31) and Ian Whittaker (+22).

New games centurions were Michael Blake (900+), Iain Mackintosh (800+), Richard Beecham (500) and Ian Whittaker (200+). Highest recorded games this quarter were Carlos Almarza Mato (42), Raymond Burridge (35), Allan Buchan and David Cumming (both 26), Robin Moss (24) and Ian Marshall (20).

You need to complete 12 ICCF-eligible games to obtain a rating. Fixed ratings are based on at least 30 games and only these are shown below (for information there are 12 players with unfixed ratings in the latest list and I expect some of these will obtain fixed ratings soon). Rating changes are denoted by arrows. Email grader if you have any queries.

General Notes

If you are ungraded, the ICCF webserver will calculate a provisional rating for your first 12 games. Provisional ratings are no longer published. After you complete 30 games, you are eligible for a published ICCF grade. 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 36xSM
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, Prof K A (2019); Sneddon, I (2021); Stewart, D J (1998).
[Note that GM, SIM and IM title holders are also included as SCCA Masters]
Correspondence Chess Master 7xCCM
Anderson, G M (2019); Bell, A D (2017); Bennett, P G (2017); Blake, M J (2020); Buchan, A W (2021); Cumming, D R (2017); Lloyd, G (2019); Sneddon, I (2020).
Correspondence Chess Expert 3xCCE
Beveridge, C (2019); Buchan, A W (2020); Dawson, Prof A G (2018); Montgomery, R S (2020); Paine, Prof K A (2021).

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.
  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); 2461 Murden, C (IM); 2454 Matheis, T (IM); 2427 Bell, A D (CCM, SM); 2410 Mackintosh, I (SIM).
2300+
2380 Blake, M J (CCM); 2375 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2370 Buchan, A W (CCM); 2368 Sneddon, I (CCM, SM); 2361 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM); 2351 Paine, Prof K A (CCE,SM); 2310 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM).
2200+
2287 Montgomery, R S (CCE); 2283 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2237 Beveridge, C (CCE); 2235 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2208 Borwell, A P (IM); 2202 Whittaker, I P.
2100+
2195 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2191 Maxwell, A; 2179 Smith, M J; 2117 Almarza Mato, C (CCE).

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C (CCE)       2162 2117  
518 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM)       352 2361  
313 Armstrong, J McK       483 1543  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       500 2478  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       263 2427  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       494 2375  
481 Beveridge, C (CCE)       672 2237  
472 Blake, M J (CCM)       910 2380  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1097 2208  
486 Buchan, A W (CCM)       243 2370  
602 Burridge, R J       1742 1873  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Clark, S L       306 1830  
247 Cormack, W H       117 1898  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1973 2283  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       171 2195  
478 Dunn, J       452 1531  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       322 1929  

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       282 1717  
445 Graham, S W       86 1656  
399 Grant, J       79 1629  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       1727 1050  

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       115 1380  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       354 2235  
260 Knox, A       398 1404  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM)       1050 2310  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
584 MacGregor, C A       472 1830  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       809 2410  
216 MacMillen, A N       1433 1668  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
485 Major, B       69 1204  
566 Marshall, I H       870 1968  
Maxwell, A       49 2191  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       272 2454  
Miles, A       80 1415  
401 Moir, P J       205 1507  
598 Montgomery, R S (CCE)       346 2287  
474 Murden, C (IM)       637 2461  
564 Murray, J S       95 2024  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       342 1338  

O
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
603 O'Neill-McAleenan, C       186 1861  

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
604 Paine, Prof K A (CCE, SM)       234 2351  
Pettigrew, S       176 1363  
432 Price, D       487 1881  

R
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
609 Rafferty, K       68 1396  

S
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
477 Sedstrem, A       115 1370  
439 Smith, M J       120 2179  
057 Sneddon, I (CCM, SM)       464 2358  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Taylor, R       53 1421  
605 Taylor, W       155 2079  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
484 van Stratum, T       34 1355  

W
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
480 Whittaker, I P       209 2202  
487 Wicht, D       41 1851  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov