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 set up clubs across different internet chess provider platforms 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 regular schedule of ECF Club tournaments every week on chess.com and lichess, with three online rated tournaments a week on each platform.
You can see the schedules and calendar of events, and register for and play in upcoming tournaments here: View schedule and play in events
National Championships and Events
North v South – The historic North v South match took place on Saturday 5th September on chess.com. The North won the match which was played over 108 board with further details here: North v South Match Report
English Counties – The English Counties Championships has now completed with further details on the Online Counties home page. English Counties 2020
National Online Clubs Championships The English Online National Clubs was held over the weekend of 26th-28th June on lichess.org with further details here: ECF Online National Clubs Championships
International ECF members club events – The ECF online clubs also take part in international events including 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.
You can find further details of International events here. Internationals
Our next International is on lichess at 9-00 pm on Saturday 19th Sept where an English Players team will take part in an Americas v Europe Team Battle organised by the Venezuelan Federation with registration at the link here: Americas v EuropeInternational England Women’s team 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 Club Events
You can also see details of previous events in 2019 and 2020 in the results pages here grouped by month.
The result pages show details of pairings and results for each of our club events.
View ECF Online Ratings
ECF club tournaments and other ECF registered online events are rated to provide a 4 digit ECF online rating. The ECF Online ratings are published monthly per time control (ie Standard, Rapid or Blitz) with changes based on ECF registered online events from the previous month.
The August 2020 ECF online list is now available with initial ratings and changes from events in January to end of June 2020.
ECF Online ratings are completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.