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 here:
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
The English Online Blitz Championships 2020 was held on chess.com with a group stage on 9th May and the finals on 16th May.
You can find more details and a tournament report at the English Online Blitz Championship page
The ECF online clubs also take part in international events against other federations and national clubs, and endorses the Team England clubs on chess.com. We participate in the Nations Cup Events on lichess with regular Internationals for members to represent England.
We also organise occasional International matches against teams from other Federations including the USA.
You can find further details including the results of recent tournaments here:
Game of the Week and Results from Previous Club EventsYou 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.
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 April 2020 ECF online list is now available with initial ratings and changes from events in January, February and March 2020.
ECF Online ratings will be completely separate from and will not impact your ECF OTB ratings.