Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Grading List

The 2016-17 Grading list is now available. Tournament organisers, area graders, CS officials and patron members should already have received a complementary copy in pdf format.

A smaller print run was made this year to meet requests for a copy of the booklet in hard copy. Previous complimentary distribution of the booklet has been discontinued as a cost saving measure.

The pdf is available for purchase from the online membership system. There are also a few copies of the list available in hard copy.
Lookup your Latest Grade Online

Latest Tournament Grading Results

The Tournament Grading Page is the main body of the grading section, and is essentially an index to all graded events processed during the season, sorted into appropriate categories with links to the individual event.  League grading data appears in both the above lists with more detailed information available at the League Page An archive of all grading data since 1997 is also retained. We welcome any feedback on possible errors in the online data. Comments will be acknowledged and a correction made if required – please email

Scottish FIDE Ratings

There are almost 400 Scottish players with a FIDE world rating and almost 800 with a FIDE registration.


Latest FIDE rating news is updated here and includes links to the monthly update of FIDE ratings, an archive of ratings, currently registered events and uploaded rating reports, rating regulations.

Registering an event for FIDE rating

FIDE ID Operating Procedure

FIDE Grades

How the grading system works

A dedicated section of the website which explains the intricacies of the grading system is available here.

Information for Area Graders

Information for Area Graders is available here.

Information for Event Organisers

Information for Event Organisers is available here.