Play in Club Events

ECF Clubs

You can play in upcoming club events by logging in to your provider account and going to the relevant club home page on and/ or which can be found here:

Weekly Club Events

We are currently running 7 online club tournaments per week, with 4 on and 3 on lichess. ECF Clubs also take part in International Team Matches on and lichess. Events for the coming week are listed below with the tournament links. Please note that you will need to be logged in to to view the relevant events and to the relevant platform ( or lichess) to register. You can register for events one hour before the start time, or you can register now for lichess events.

5-00 pm on Saturday 1st June to 5-00 pm on Sunday 2nd June♟chess.comECF Charity Marathon for Ukraine24 Hour Arena at 5|2Blitz

Date Platform/ Club Event and link Format Time Control
5 pm on Friday 30th May Mega A Team Battle 2 hour Arena at 3|0 time control Blitz
8-00 pm on Friday 31st May ♟ Friday Evening Diamond Blitz * 90 minute arena @ 10|0 Blitz
3-15 pm on Saturday 1st June ♟ IPL National League Team Arena National Team Arena at 5|2 Blitz
8-00 pm on Saturday 1st June Saturday Evening Rapid 120 minute arena at 10|2 Rapid
7-00 pm on Sunday 2nd June Bundesliga Liga 3A 100 minute Team Battle at 5|0 (10 teams, 12 leaders) Blitz
8-00 pm on Sunday 2nd June ♟ Sunday Evening Rapid 5 Round Swiss at 10 | 5 Rapid
5-00 pm on Monday 3rd June Monday Afternoon Blitz 7 round Swiss at 5| 2 Blitz
5-30 pm on Tuesday 4th June ♟ Tuesday Afternoon Improvers (U1600) 5 Round Swiss at 10|0 Blitz
6-30 pm on Tuesday 4th June/ Champions League Team Battle – Link to be provided. 120 minute team battle at 3|0 Blitz
7-00 pm on Wednesday 5th June ♟ Midweek Rapid 4 round Swiss at 15|5 Rapid
8-00 pm on Wednesday 5th June Wednesday Evening Blitz 9 round Swiss at 3|2 Blitz
4-00 pm on Thursday 6th June ♟ Thursday Afternoon Blitz 7 round Swiss at 5|2 Blitz
7-00 pm on Thursday 6th June Bundesliga – Link to be provided 100 minute Team Battle at 3|2 (10 teams, 7 leaders) Blitz

International Programme

Our clubs take part in International Events against other National and Federation teams on and lichess.

We are currently playing in Live Chess World, European and Mediterranean Leagues with matches usually on Saturday or Sunday evenings with players from the ECF open club .

We are also playing in lichess International Leagues including the Bundesliga at 7 pm on Sunday and Thursday evenings, the Liga Ibera on Sunday afternoons, the Champions League on Tuesday evening, and the Mega A Team Battle on Friday afternoons. Fixtures are updated on this page as they are scheduled.

? ▶ Commentary and Streaming
– GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan generally cover a selection of the ECF events with their excellent commentary on the games . These are broadcast on their Youtube Game Changer Channel here:

Game Changer Chess

and also on the ECF twitch commentary channel here:

Twitch ECF Commentary

– where the team are joined by a selection of guest streamers.

ECF Twitch commentaries are also available on the ECF youtube channel where you can catch up on previous Twitch commentaries at the link here:

Prizes * The Friday Diamond Blitz currently includes prizes of a one month diamond membership upgrade for the winner of the tournament and also for the highest placed player with a starting rating under 1400 where the players are not already diamond members

Rating ECF members club and lichess English Chess Players tournaments are all ECF online rated except for Internationals. Ratings are published in the ECF monthly lists in the month following the events. ECF online ratings are completely separate from OTB grades which are not impacted.