ECF National Online Clubs Championships

Tournament Details

The ECF National Online Clubs Championships is taking place over the weekend of June 26th – 28th 2020. The Championships are being held as an All play All for the top section together with two five round Swiss competitions in the Intermediate and Minor Sections. Fixtures are played between teams of six players (from a pool of up to 12). There will be a £10 entry charge with trophies for the winners.

The event is taking place on the lichess platform and managed through LMS.

The tournament Controller is Stephen Greep (, Chief Arbiter and Fair Play Controller Douglas  Vleeshhouwer (

The competition and Online Fair Play rules can be found at the links below and will be in force throughout.  

Club entries will be placed in the LMS (National Online Club Championship section as they are made.

There are three sections in the tournament with 34 teams competing as below. The Major will be an All Play All over the five rounds. The Intermediate and Minor will be in Team Swiss Format.


Harrow 1
Kings Head
Muswell Hill


Downend & Fishponds
Hebden Bridge
Leeds University
The Six Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Trelawney’s Army
Uxbridge Knights


Battersea Pawnbreakers
Beckenham and Bromley
Bude surfers
Colchester Juniors
Harrow 2
Limewood A
Noisy Neighbours
Uxbridge Bombers
Watford Juniors

Round times will be as follows:

The times of each rounds are as follows:
• Round One: Friday 26th June 19.30 – finish
• Round Two: Saturday 27th June 10.00 – finish
• Round Three: Saturday 27th June 14.30 -finish
• Round Four: Sunday 28th June 10.00 – finish
• Round Five: Sunday 28th June 14.30 -finish.

Fixtures – Fixtures for the five rounds will be announced in advance with the team lists entered in LMS and visible an hour before the start time for the relevant round.

Spectator Viewing: Spectators can watch games during the rounds by going to the LMS NOCC page below. (Players are advised against watching other games while their games is still in progress, but may want to watch their team mates once their games are over.)

Once in LMS the spectator should click on the relevant section on the left of the screen (major, intermediate, minor) and select the relevant fixture and then the game they wish to watch. Alongside each player’s name there will be a small image (below highlighted) – click on this and the game will appear in a lichess window. This will work for any game throughout the weekend and not need to be logged in to the LMS for this to work.

This is a mock-up of the spectators game selection screen in LMS.

Standings After Round 3

Rounds 1 – 3 – Rounds 1 to 3 are now complete with the Championships entering the last two round today. Harrow, Wimbledon and 3C’s are clear leaders on 3/3 in Major, Intermediate and Minor sections respectively. Please see the links below for the tables for the three sections.




You can watch all the games in the last two rounds live on  (click on section and then results numbers of the games in progress to show individual games).

Final Rounds

Rounds 4 and 5 start today 10.00 and 14.30.