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 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 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 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 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 ( 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.
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 Europe

International 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 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.

The result pages show details of pairings and results for each of our club events.
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 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.


Click the link on the right for previous newsletters from January 2020 onwards.

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

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

The registration forms for clubs wishing to be added to the club finder or organisers looking to register events are available here: Register your online club and here: Register your event for ecf online rating