NEW CHESS SCOTLAND GRADES: 2020-21
The new Chess Scotland grades for season 2020-21 have now been updated on our website. This includes your normal and allegro grades.
These grades will be used in all competitions you enter now. The TAFCA League online trial will still be using your 2019-20 grades as they started with them. When the new TAFCA league starts in October (hopefully), either OTB or online , they will use the new 2020-21 grades.
Congratulation to the following players below for the following achievements!
Chess Scotland Top Players Scottish
(or Scotland resident players graded 2000 or more who have recorded at least 8 gradeable results this season)
Our very own Declan Shafi (2184) is at number 25th on the list an rising! Never in doubt! To think I have seen you grow up as a chess player and boy to man over the years. I even remember when I used to beat you up (over the chess board!) with my traps. Alas only memory’s now! Well done Declan!
Chess Scotland Top 10 Most Improved Adults
Marten Kats ( is the 8th most improved adult player in Scotland! Marten you certainly were not “Kat” napping this season, a “perfect” performance!
Chess Scotland Top 20 Upsets against players graded at least 1600
Congratulations Cameron Wilson who came 9th on the list after beating an opponent 483 points above him! Just shows what you can do with a little hard work on your part!
Chess Scotland Top 30 Most Improved Juniors
Rishi Vijayakumar J9 finished 4th on this list with a rise of 520 points and counting! Well done young man! We know that is only the beginning don`t we Rishi!
Castlehill Chess Club still has it!
If you have any questions or spot any errors, please let me know ASAP.