Join ECF Online Clubs

Joining ECF Clubs

You can join any or all of the ECF Online Clubs as a member or supporter. ECF Clubs have been established with a number of internet chess providers with landing pages as below.

As an ECF member or supporter you should login to chess.com, go to the club landing page above, fill in the form with your member details and pin, and hit the orange joining button. Your request will then be processed.

As an ECF member or supporter you should login to lichess, go to the club landing page as above, and complete the authentication form with your member details and PIN, after which you will be joined automatically.

In both cases you will need to provide your ECF Membership number (ME followed 6 digits) together with your internet PIN. You can access your PIN by logging in to your ECF Azolve account here https://ecf.azolve.com and going to your profile/ member details page, or by filling in the form below to receive your PIN by email to the ECF registered address.

PIN Reminder Form (Beta)

Enter your Surname

Enter your registered email address

ECF Clubs and Teams are open to ECF members or supporters with accounts on one of the supported internet provider platforms.

Joining the ECF

If you are not already an ECF member or supporter you can join the ECF from as little as £5 per year. Full joining details can be found here:


Registering for Provider Accounts


You can register for a provider account on their registration pages at:


Please note that if you are setting up an account for your child on chess.com or lichess you should consider setting the account up in safe mode on chess.com (within account settings/ privacy), and/ or ‘kid mode’ on lichess (within account preferences), which should disable messaging and chat.