You can play in upcoming club events by logging in to your provider account and going to the relevant club home page on chess.com and/ or lichess.org which can be found here:
Weekly Club Events
We are currently running 7 online club tournaments per week, with 4 on chess.com and 3 on lichess. ECF Clubs also take part in International Team Matches on chess.com 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 chess.com to view the relevant chess.com events and to the relevant platform (chess.com or lichess) to register. You can register for chess.com events one hour before the start time, or you can register now for lichess events.
|Date||Platform/ Club||Event and link (Stream 🎙 ▶)||Format||Time Control|
|8-00 pm on Friday 17th September||♟chess.com||Friday Evening Diamond Blitz *||90 minute Arena at 10|0||🔥|
|10-30 am on Saturday 18th September|| lichess.org||🏃♂️ 4th Saturday Blitz Marathon (12 hours)||12 hour team battle at 3| 0,||🏃♂️🔥|
|8-00 pm on Saturday 18th September||lichess.org||🌍 Ninth Intercontinental Bullet||70 minute Arena at 2|0||🎯|
|8-00 pm on Saturday 18th September||lichess.org||Saturday Evening Rapid||120 minute Arena at 10 | 2||🐇|
|3-30 pm on Sunday 19th September||lichess.org||🌍 71 TORRES de LOULÉ 2D Team Battle||100 minute Team Battle at 5|0 (10 teams, 12 leaders)||🔥|
|7-00 pm on Sunday 19th September||lichess.org||🌍 Liga 3C (🎙 ▶)||100 minute Team Battle at 5|0 (10 teams, 12 leaders)||🔥|
|8-00 pm on Sunday 19th September||♟chess.com||Sunday Evening Rapid||5 Round Swiss at 10 | 2||🐇|
|2-00 pm on Monday 20th September||lichess.org||Monday Afternoon Blitz||7 round Swiss at 5| 2||🔥|
|8-00 pm on Monday 20th September||lichess.org||Monday Evening 25|5||150 minute arena at 25|5||🚶♀️🐇|
|8-00 pm on Tuesday 21st September||♟chess.com||Tuesday Afternoon Improvers Rapid (U1600)||5 Round Swiss at 10 | 2||🐇|
|6-30 pm on Tuesday 21st September||lichess.org||🏆Champions League Team Battle – Link to be added||120 minute team battle at 3|0||🔥|
|5-00 pm on Wednesday 22nd September|| lichess.org||🌍 World Ten Nations Team Battle||120 minute team battle at 3| 0,||🔥|
|8-00 pm on Wednesday 22nd September||lichess.org||Wednesday Evening Blitz||9 round Swiss at 3|2||🔥|
|4-00 pm on Thursday 23rd September||♟chess.com||Thursday Afternoon Blitz||7 round Swiss at 5|2||🔥|
|7-00 pm on Thursday 23rd September||lichess.org||🌍 Bundesliga – Link to be added (🎙 ▶)||100 minute Team Battle at 3|2 (10 teams, 7 leaders)||🔥|
|5-00 pm on Friday 24th September|| lichess.org||Lichess Mega A Team Battle||120 minute team battle at 3| 0,||🔥|
🎙 ▶ 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:
Rating chess.com ECF members club and lichess English Chess Players tournaments are al 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.
You can find further details of the National Championship and events at the link below including the May 2020 English Online Blitz Championships, the Covid-19 Marathon the English Counties Online and the National Clubs Championships.
Our clubs take part in International Events against other National and Federation teams on chess.com and lichess.
We are currently playing in lichess International Leagues including the Bundesliga / Quarantane League on Sunday and Thursday evenings, the Champions League on Tuesdays, the Russia big game series with fortnightly matches and the Mega Team Battle on Friday afternoons.
We are also playing in chess.com Season 3 on Sunday evenings Sunday afternoon or evenings. Fixtures are updated on this page as they are scheduled with further details at the link below.