Play online chess for English teams in International Events.
The ECF will be endorsing and/ or organising teams taking part in online International events including league events and one off matches.
On chess.com the ECF members club has joined the Nations League and will be fielding teams in both the daily and rapid events with further details here:
We also endorse the Team-England-Live club https://www.chess.com/club/team-england-live for members wishing to participate in online International matches and Events in the relevant chess.com International leagues including:
The Live Chess European League (Season 1) https://www.chess.com/club/live-chess-european-league,
and the Live chess World League (Season 5) https://www.chess.com/club/live-chess-world-league.
We also endorse the Team England club for daily events in the relevant chess.com daily leagues.
We take part in the Cup of Nations league on lichess, where we won the cup in February and qualified for the final in March.
English Women’s Internationals – 28th May and 4th June
The English Women’s team will be playing in an Online International Women’s team battle on lichess against a number of European National teams on Thursday 28th May at 18.30 British Summer Time.
Round 1 of the competition is being played on Thursday 28th with two group matches. England is in Group B with the English team playing against teams from: Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Portugal.
Round 2 will take place on Thursday 4th June.
WGM Jovanka Houska will be leading the England team and you can find further details with lichess English Women’s Club joining instructions and tournament links here.
England v Bangladesh lichess Team Battle – 2 May
An ECF English players team took part in a 1:1 team battle with the Bangladesh Federation team on 2 May with some fighting performances from the England team. We fielded a GM on board 1 and there were 29 English players versus 50 in the Bangladesh team. We took the top 3 individual spots and won the match overall by 199 to 143 points. You can see full details of the event and results here: https://lichess.org/tournament/yCpvq7kC
Lichess Amateur Olympiad – 2 May
The ECF English players team also managed an excellent results from the Amateur Olympiad on lichess on 2 May. This one was organised by Imran Mughal of the Pakistan Federation. The team battle was a 90-minute arena with 10 teams and 10 leaders. English player Ferrari-Fan led the way on top board and we moved into the top three around the halfway point. We were then able to edge in front of the Pakistan team (despite Imran’s encouragement to his players in the chat room) to finish in second place behind a very strong Team Spain. Again you can find full details of the event and results on lichess at the link below: https://lichess.org/tournament/bR6qddJh
April Cup of Nations
We came 7th in our group stage match in the Cup of Nations on lichess on the 23rd April. IM Thomas Rendle put in a fighting performance on board 1, as did the whole team – however the opposition proved too strong overall and the qualification spots for the final on the 24th April went to the Iranian, Nigerian and Bangladesh teams. So its another month of hurt, but we will be back stronger for the May Cup.
Events in February and March
You can find details of earlier events here:
First International Weekend – 14th – 15th February 2020
Second International Weekend – March 2020
Beta Testing Team Battle