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 with rapid and blitz time controls.
We currently run club tournaments on chess.com and lichess with three ECF 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
National Online Clubs Championships The English Online National Clubs was held over the weekend of 26th-28th June on lichess.org with clubs fielding teams of 6 from a pool of up to 12 players in a 5 round Swiss team event. Further details can be found here. ECF Online National Clubs Championships
English Online Blitz – The English Online Blitz Championships 2020 was held on chess.com with a group stage on 9th May and the finals on 16th May.
English Counties – The English Counties Championships is now underway on chess.com with group stage rounds taking place every Saturday between online County teams. Please see the Online Counties home page for further details. English Counties 2020
Further details can be found here for all ECF National events: National Events
International ECF members club events – The ECF online clubs also take part in international events against other federations and national clubs including the Nations League on chess.com and Nations Cup Events on lichess. We also endorse the Team England clubs on chess.com for World league events. You can find further details of International events on the International page here. Internationals
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 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.
Receive an ECF Online Rating
ECF club games 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 Rapid or Blitz) with changes based on ECF registered online events from the previous month.
The June 2020 ECF online list is now available with initial ratings and changes from events in January to end of May 2020.
ECF Online ratings will be completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.