English Chess Federation - Members

ECF Members  - This is the Official Chess.com Club of the English Chess Federation.  Club membership is limited to ECF members and supporters who will be eligible to play in regular ECF club tournaments and events and achieve an ECF online rating based on their results.

JoiningTo be accepted you must first be a member or supporter of the ECF which you can join here:  https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-membership/

  1. Fill out the following ECF Authentication form (https://www.chess.com/news/view/english-chess-federation-authorization-form-1).
  2. Click the "Join" button for this club after you are redirected upon form completion.

We will approve verified applicants as quickly as we can!

Club Events - We currently run two ECF organised and rated club tournaments each week at blitz and rapid time controls. Details of upcoming events, results and tournament links are published on the ECF web site and can be found in the latest schedule here:


The schedule is currently as follows:

ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz - Starts at 20-00, runs for 90 minutes, 10|0 Arena Format

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid - Starts at 20-00,, 3 or 4 rounds, 15|10 Swiss  Format

ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid - Starts at 14-00, runs for 90 minutes, 15|10 Arena Format

Our next tournament is on Friday Evening  (03/04) at 20-00 pm:
The tournament will be 10|0 time control blitz in Arena format. Joining is open from 7-00 pm.
Ratings - Club tournament games are rated by the ECF with 4 digit ECF online ratings published on a monthly basis for different time controls on the ECF web site.
ECF Members Club matches from 08 Jan onwards are ECF online rated with ECF Blitz and Rapid Internet ratings published here: www.englishchessonline.org.uk - on a monthly basis.
ECF Internet ratings are completely separate from ECF OTB ratings which will not be impacted by internet games.
International MatchesThe Club also endorses the Team-England-Live club https://www.chess.com/club/team-england-live for participation in online Blitz and Rapid International matches and events, and the Team England Club https://www.chess.com/club/team-england for participation in the Daily (3 days per move) World League, European League and Chess960 World League competitions.


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