The Singapore Chess Federation is pleased to announce the New SCF Grading System. The implementation will be effective from 01 April 2014.
Details as follows:
1. With effect from 1 April 2014, the SCF shall adopt a classification of players based on the SCF Grading System using the last published FIDE rating (1st April 2014)/SCF rating (Oct 2013) whichever is higher.
2. There shall be 7 Grades:-
|Grade A||- Above 2000|
|Grade B||- 1801 to 2000|
|Grade C||- 1601 to 1800|
|Grade D||- 1401 to 1600|
|Grade E||- 1201 to 1400|
|Grade F||- 10001 to 1200|
|Grade G||- Unrated|
3. Grade A shall be accorded to all those players who had been previously awarded FIDE/SCF Master titles for results prior to year 2000.
4. The approved time controls for a grading tournament shall not be faster than the following:-
4.1 Standard Chess – 60 minutes for each player for the entire game
4.2 Rapid Chess – 25 minutes for each player for the entire game
5. A grading tournament must have a minimum of 6 players and with minimum 5 rounds.
6. Merged groups are allowed up to a maximum of 3 bands. In such cases there must be a minimum of 8 players and with minimum 7 rounds.
7. Age based and team events will not be graded.
8. All scores are counted including Byes and Defaults.
9. For promotion to a higher grade, the player must achieve 2 or more norms covering at least 16 games subject to at least 1 norms from Standard Chess covering at least 7 games.
10. To achieve a norm, the candidate must make a 75% score in a grading tournament.
11. A FIDE rating tournament shall also be graded.
12. The HPE Committee shall have a final decision in determining the classification of players.