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 chess.com 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 EventsWe run a series of National Championships and Events with further details at the link to the right. Recent events include:
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 chess.com (chess.com Nations League Matches ) and Nations Cup and League Events on lichess (lichess Nations Cup). We also endorse the Team England clubs on chess.com 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 also see details of previous events in 2019 and 2020 in the results pages here grouped by month.
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.