ECF Online Home

Join ECF Online Chess Clubs

This is the home page for the ECF Online Chess Service which allows members and supporters to take part in regular ECF online chess tournaments and events and to receive an ECF online rating.

The ECF has clubs on and lichess with joining open to all ECF members and supporters. You can join one or more of our clubs by clicking on the link.

Play in Regular Tournaments and Events

We run a weekly schedule of ECF Club tournaments, with three online rated tournaments a week on each platform at rapid and blitz time controls.

You can see the calendar of events, and register for upcoming tournaments here:

ECF Online Club Events

Thematic Endgame Events

National Championships and Events

We run National Online Championships and Events with further details at the link to the right. The ECF Online Grand Prix includes tournaments on the first and third Sundays of each month from January to October 2022, further details here:
ECF Online Grand Prix Series 2022 (Jan – Oct 2022)

Previous events include:
2022 Marathon for Ukraine (April 2022)
2021 2nd Online British – (July to August 2021)
Checkmate Covid the Rematch (June 2021) – Results
2020 Caplin British Online (Dec 2021- Jan 2022)


International ECF members club events

The ECF online clubs also take part in international events and leagues on and lichess. We field an England Team from the ECF Members club in the Nations League and in the two live leagues from the ECF club with support from Team England Live. Nations League Season 4 Live Chess World League Season 10 Live Chess European League Season 5

On lichess we field teams in the Bundelsliga, the Liga Ibera, and various blitz and bullet leagues and competitions.
lichess Bundesliga

The English Women’s team runs regular events on lichess – you can find details of the team and upcoming events here: England Women’s Team

Support for players and organisers

The ECF affiliate events programme allows organisers or clubs to register events for ECF online rating with publicity on the ECF calendar. Further details can be found here: ECF support for online Events

You can register an online club to appear in the ECF club finder here:

Register online club for club finder

You can also register for online rating and calendar entry here:

Register event for ecf online rating

View ECF Online Ratings

ECF club tournaments and other ECF registered online events are rated to provide a 4 digit ECF online rating. The ratings are published monthly per time control with changes based on registered online events from the previous month.

Current ECF online lists are now maintained within the main rating system here:
ECF rating list with changes from ECF online rated games to date.

Previous online ratings from January 2020 to September 2021 can be found here:
Previous ECF Online Ratings up to to September 2021

ECF Online ratings are completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.


News, Articles and Tweets

Please complete the form here if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a weekly update on ECF online events: Mailing list

You can also follow the ECF on substack for recent content and articles.

ECF ChessMoves Substack

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