ECF Online Home

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 Events

We run a series of National Championships and Events with further details at the link to the right. Recent events include:

North v South Match Report
English Counties 2020
National Online Clubs
English Online Blitz

Internationals

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 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.

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 November 2020 ECF online list is now available at the link to the right with changes from ECF online rated games between January and end of October 2020.

ECF Online ratings are completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.


 

Support for players and organisers


The ECF has 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

You can register an online club to appear in the ECF club finder here: Register online club
You can also register for online rating and calendar entry here: Register event for ecf online rating

News and Tweets


Click the link here for previous newsletters from January 2020 onwards.

Online News


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