Join ECF Online Chess Clubs
This is the home page for the ECF Online Chess Service which allows members and supporters to take part in regular ECF online chess tournaments and events and to receive an ECF online rating.
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 at rapid and blitz time controls.
You can see the calendar of events, and register for upcoming tournaments here:
National Championships and EventsWe run a series of National Championships and Events with further details at the link to the right. The ECF Online Grand Prix will include tournaments on the first and third Sundays of each month from March to November 2021, further details here:
ECF Online Grand Prix Series 2021
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 runs regular events on lichess – 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 February 2021 ECF online list is now available at the link to the right with changes from ECF online rated games between January 2020 and end of January 2021.
ECF Online ratings are completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.