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Grading List

Last updated 6 April 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

April 2022 Notes

The second ICCF grading list of 2022 is published and new grades are based on 3 months’ results reported between 1 Dec 2021 and 28 Feb 2022. The grades will apply to internationally graded games starting between 1 Apr and 30 Jun 2022.

There are 2 deletions in this list. In the norms and titles stakes, Ian Whittaker obtained his second CCE norm and Colin Beveridge gained a third CCM norm and the title. Congratulations to them both.

The most significant rating moves were Ian Marshall (+61), Raymond Burridge (+50), Ian Whittaker (+35), Derek Price (+25), Andrew MacMillen and Robert Gilbert (+21).

New games centurions were Carlos Almarza Mato (2200), David Cumming (2000+), Alan Borwell (1100+) and Peter Bennett (500+). Highest recorded games this quarter were Cumming (40), Carlos Almarza Mato (38), Colin Beveridge (26), Raymond Burridge (25) and Ian Sneddon (21).

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 9 players with unfixed ratings in the latest list and I expect some of these will obtain fixed ratings soon). Email grader if you have any queries.

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). 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); Beveridge, C (2022); 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); 2412 Mackintosh, I (SIM).
2300+
2386 Blake, M J (CCM); 2377 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM); 2369 Buchan, A W (CCM); 2363 Sneddon, I (CCM, SM); 2362 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM); 2351 Paine, Prof K A (CCE,SM); 2283 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM).
2200+
2288 Montgomery, R S (CCE); 2276 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM); 2225 Beveridge, C (CCE); 2241 Kilgour, D A (GM); 2237 Whittaker, I P; 2207 Borwell, A P (IM).
2100+
2197 Dawson Prof A G (CCE); 2191 Maxwell, A; 2179 Smith, M J.

Main Grading List

A
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
317 Almarza Mato, C (CCE)       2200 2076  
518 Anderson, G M (CCM, SM)       359 2362  
313 Armstrong, J McK       489 1515  

B
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
511 Beecham, C R (SIM)       504 2478  
599 Bell, A D (CCM, SM)       271 2428  
501 Bennett, P G (CCM, SM)       501 2377  
481 Beveridge, C (CCE)       698 2225  
472 Blake, M J (CCM)       911 2386  
509 Borwell, A P (IM)       1101 2207  
486 Buchan, A W (CCM)       262 2369  
602 Burridge, R J       1767 1923  

C
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
247 Cormack, W H       117 1898  
166 Cumming, D R (CCM, SM)       2013 2302  

D
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
422 Dawson, Prof A G (CCE)       172 2197  
478 Dunn, J       456 1524  

E
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
371 Edney, D       325 1908  

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       285 1738  
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       1733 1034  

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)       356 2241  
260 Knox, A       398 1404  

L
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
264 Lloyd, G (CCM, SM)       1061 2276  

Mac-Mc
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
584 MacGregor, C A       476 1817  
532 Mackintosh, I (SIM)       813 2412  
216 MacMillen, A N       1437 1689  

M
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
485 Major, B       70 1197  
566 Marshall, I H       878 2029  
434 Matheis, T (IM)       273 2454  
Maxwell, A       49 2191  
Miles, A       83 1423  
401 Moir, P J       205 1507  
598 Montgomery, R S (CCE)       350 2288  
Moss, R       47 1778  
474 Murden, C (IM)       645 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       197 1851  

P
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
604 Paine, Prof K A (CCE, SM)       234 2351  
Pettigrew, S       179 1366  
432 Price, D       498 1906  

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)       485 2363  

T
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
Taylor, R       57 1422  
605 Taylor, W       155 2079  

V
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov

W
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov
480 Whittaker, I P       227 2237  
487 Wicht, D       42 1853  

Y
Member Name Results SCCA Grade Prov Results ICCF Grade Prov