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Grading List

Last updated 6 April 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

April 2020 Notes

The second ICCF grading list of 2020 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 December 2019 and 29 February 2020. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 April and 30 June2020.

We had one addition (Stuart Graham re-activated), and one deletion (sadly, Derek Coope deceased) in this list. No titles or norms were gained by members in the last grading period.

There were four upwards movements in grading bands – Iain Sneddon is now 2300+; Raymond Burridge is 2200+; while both Mark Smith and Ian Whittaker are up to 2100+. Well done to all of them!

More new games centurions featured – Carlos Almarza Mato got to 1800+; David Cumming reached 1700+, Colin Beveridge surpassed 500, Pat Moir hit 200; and Ian Whittaker is now 100+. Highest recorded games during this quarter were Carlos Almarza Mato (57), David Cumming (47), Martin Hardwick (37), and Iain Sneddon (28).

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+
2480 Beecham, C R (SIM); 2459 Matheis, T (IM); 2443 Murden, C (IM); 2421 Bell, A D (CCM, SM); 2416 Mackintosh, I (SIM).
2300+
2373 Blake, M J (CCE); 2370 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2352 Paine, Dr K A; 2344 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM); 2334 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM); 2315 Sneddon, I (CCE).
2200+
2294 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM); 2263 Montgomery, R S; 2249 Beveridge, C (CCE); 2238 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2211 Burridge, R J; 2207 Borwell, A P (IM).
2100+
2192 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2169 Almarza Mato, C; 2117 Whittaker, I P; 2114 Smith, M J.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C       1812 2169  
518 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM)       335 2344  
121 Anderson, J       302 1941  
049 Armstrong, A       209 1876  
313 Armstrong, J McK       427 1515  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       472 2480  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       247 2421  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       453 2370  
481 Beveridge, C (CCE)       512 2249  
472 Blake, M J (CCE)       866 2373  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1096 2207  
602 Burridge, R J       1477 2211  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Clark, S L       268 1877  
247 Cormack, W H       113 1900  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       1710 2334  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       166 2192  
572 Dempster, D       807 1759  
478 Dunn, J       375 1465  
Dyer, M       113 2069  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       276 1960  

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       232 1682  
124 Goodwin, B J       389 1719  
445 Graham, S W   82 1689  
399 Grant, J   69 1686  

H
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
596 Hardwick, M E       1388 1214  

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       94 1417  
548 Kilgour, D A (GM)       351 2238  
260 Knox, A       390 1451  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM)       961 2294  

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       434 1867  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       772 2416  
216 MacMillen, A N       1378 1533  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
566 Marshall, I H       784 2064  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       253 2459  
Miles, A       58 1477  
401 Moir, P J       200 1536  
598 Montgomery, R S       306 2263  
474 Murden, C (IM)       585 2443  
564 Murray, J S       77 2021  

N
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
440 Neil, C       340 1352  
453 Newton, A       30 1774  

O
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
603 O'Neill-McAleenan, C       173 1966  

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
604 Paine, Dr K A (SM)       219 2352  
Pettigrew, S       144 1401  
432 Price, D       447 1885  

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       92 1386  
439 Smith, M J       87 2114  
057 Sneddon, I (CCE)       270 2315  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
605 Taylor, W       118 2048  

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       101 2117  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov