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How do I get a FIDE grade?
FIDE, the world chess federation, will allocate a player an international rating once the player has at least 5 results against FIDE rated opponents and a new grade at least as high as the minimum level at which FIDE grades are published (1000). Results must be from FIDE rated events. Several congresses in Scotland plus the Scottish Championship, Richardson and Spens Cups and some divisions of the SNCL are FIDE rated.
The latest Scottish FIDE ratings are published here.
FIDE rated games played outside Scotland will be included in the domestic record of CS members. These will be imported every month when FIDE supply a spreadsheet of results from the preceding period. See more details.
If you are about to play outside Scotland in a FIDE rated event either as an individual or a member of a team and you are currently FIDE unregistered you should contact the CS Grader beforehand. The CS Grader can login to the FIDE database and generate a FIDE ID. You can then give this FIDE ID to the organiser which should mean the correct results go to the correct player. Most events will not permit players to compete unles sthey can quote a valid FIDE ID. Give your full name including any initials and year of birth and email firstname.lastname@example.org