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 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.



DatePlatform/ ClubEvent and link (Stream ๐ŸŽ™ โ–ถ) FormatTime Control
8-00 pm on Friday 17th Septemberโ™Ÿchess.comFriday Evening Diamond Blitz *90 minute Arena at 10|0 ๐Ÿ”ฅ
10-30 am on Saturday 18th September lichess.org
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ 4th Saturday Blitz Marathon (12 hours)  12 hour team battle at 3| 0,๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ
8-00 pm on Saturday 18th Septemberlichess.org ๐ŸŒ Ninth Intercontinental Bullet 70 minute Arena at 2|0๐ŸŽฏ
8-00 pm on Saturday 18th Septemberlichess.org Saturday Evening Rapid 120 minute Arena at 10 | 2๐Ÿ‡
3-30 pm on Sunday 19th September lichess.org ๐ŸŒ 71 TORRES de LOULร‰ 2D Team Battle 100 minute Team Battle at 5|0 (10 teams, 12 leaders)๐Ÿ”ฅ
7-00 pm on Sunday 19th September lichess.org ๐ŸŒ Liga 3C (๐ŸŽ™ โ–ถ) 100 minute Team Battle at 5|0 (10 teams, 12 leaders)๐Ÿ”ฅ
8-00 pm on Sunday 19th September
โ™Ÿchess.com
Sunday Evening Rapid 5 Round Swiss at 10 | 2๐Ÿ‡
2-00 pm on Monday 20th Septemberlichess.org
Monday Afternoon Blitz  7 round Swiss at 5| 2๐Ÿ”ฅ
8-00 pm on Monday 20th Septemberlichess.org
Monday Evening 25|5   150 minute arena at 25|5๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡
8-00 pm on Tuesday 21st September
โ™Ÿchess.com
Tuesday Afternoon Improvers Rapid (U1600) 5 Round Swiss at 10 | 2๐Ÿ‡
6-30 pm on Tuesday 21st Septemberlichess.org
๐Ÿ†Champions League Team Battle – Link to be added  120 minute team battle at 3|0๐Ÿ”ฅ
5-00 pm on Wednesday 22nd September lichess.org
๐ŸŒ World Ten Nations Team Battle  120 minute team battle at 3| 0,๐Ÿ”ฅ
8-00 pm on Wednesday 22nd Septemberlichess.org Wednesday Evening Blitz 9 round Swiss at 3|2๐Ÿ”ฅ
4-00 pm on Thursday 23rd Septemberโ™Ÿchess.com Thursday Afternoon Blitz
7 round Swiss at 5|2 ๐Ÿ”ฅ
7-00 pm on Thursday 23rd September lichess.org ๐ŸŒ Bundesliga – Link to be added (๐ŸŽ™ โ–ถ) 100 minute Team Battle at 3|2 (10 teams, 7 leaders)๐Ÿ”ฅ
5-00 pm on Friday 24th September lichess.org
Lichess Mega A Team Battle  120 minute team battle at 3| 0,๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŽ™ โ–ถ 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:
๐Ÿ”Šhttps://www.youtube.com/c/EnglishChessFederation/videos

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


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.


National Events

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.

ECF National Events


Internationals

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.

Internationals