Gradings List for our Registered Members

Listed below are the August 2016 ECF (English Chess Federation) grades for club members we will register with the Stockport Chess League for the 2016-2017 season.  Grades are calculated after each game a player completes in a league match, and from results of games in ECF-registered chess congresses/competitions.

The calculation is as follows:  take your opponent's grade and add 50 to it if you won, or substract 50 points from it if you lost (if the game was drawn, use your opponent's grade).  However, those calculations assume that your opponent's grade is never more than 40 points above, or below, your grade; so if your grade is only 90 and your opponent's is 150, take his grade to be 130 (90+40) in the calculation of  your grade after the game. Similarly, if your grade is 150 and your opponent's 90, take his as 110 (150-40). After this adjustment add 50 to it if you won, or substract 50 points from it if you lost (if the game was drawn, use your opponent's grade). Your cumulative grade is then the average of all such calculations (minimum of 9 games).

As the season progresses the table below will also show the number of games played, the percentage results for each player,  and a calculation (carried out by our Secretary) of their current performance, based on these results and the ECF grades of their opponents at registration in September.

Please note that all the grades of active players are now updated by the English Chess Federation twice annually, in July and January.  The values shown in column 3 of the table were taken from the ECF gradings website in July 2015.   You can visit this website yourself at and search by player's name or obtain a listing of any chess club's players.


Our Members' ECF Grades 2017-2018 (as of end of season)

 Follow this link to see grades as of July 2018. Type East Cheshire into the text box then click on Find Club


ECF grades 2018



Our Members


We welcome several new members who have joined recently:

Steve McCall, Steven Kelly and Amran Hussain

We look forward to their continued active participation in the club.  We also hope that Sion Howells, who was an active club member in the past, will be rejoining the club next season after several years absence.