ECF Online Home

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

Join ECF Online Chess Clubs

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.

You can see the calendar of events, and register for upcoming tournaments here: View schedule and play in events

National Championships and Events

We run a series of National Championships and Events with further details at the link to the right. Recent events include:

North v South Match Report

English Counties 2020

National Online Clubs

English Online Blitz


International ECF members club events – The ECF online clubs also take part in international events with further details here: Internationals and International Calendar here Calendar
These include the Nations League on ( Nations League Matches ) and Nations Cup and League Events on lichess (lichess Nations Cup). We also endorse the Team England clubs on for World and European league events.

The English Women’s team on runs regular events on lichess and takes part in the lichess Nations League every Saturday. You can find details of the team and upcoming events here: England Women’s Team

Game of the Week and Results from Previous Events

You can play through the online game of the week from one of our club members.

You can also see details of previous events in 2019 and 2020 in the results pages here grouped by month.

Previous Tournaments

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.
The October 2020 ECF online list is now available with initial ratings and changes from events in January to end of September 2020.

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


Support for players and organisers

The ECF is establishing an affiliate events programme where organisers and clubs can register their clubs and events for ECF online rating and get publicity for events on the ECF calendar with further details here: ECF support for online Events

You can register an online club to be included in the ECF club finder here: Register online club
You can also register for online rating and calendar entry here: Register event for ecf online rating

News and Tweets

Click the link here for previous newsletters from January 2020 onwards.

Online News

You can also 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