English Chess Federation

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This is the Official Chess.com Club administered by the English Chess Federation which is not just for members but is open to all. Details of the ECF members only club can be found further down.

If you are new to chess - take a look at our guide at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/new-to-chess/

We currently run two ECF Open tournaments per week as follows:

ECF (Open) Tuesday Evening 10 minute - Starts at 19-00, 10+0 Arena - 90 minutes

Under 1700 ECF  (Open) Thursday Evening 10 minute - Starts at 19-00, 4 Rounds, 10|0 Swiss Format

Please see the upcoming events tab for links to the next tournaments

We also field England teams in the Live Chess World, European and Mediterranean Leagues with matches open to all club members.

ECF Members Club - ECF members and supporters may also want to join the ECF Members club here https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members which allows members and supporters to gain an official ECF rating based on their ECF Members club games with rating lists   published here - www.englishchessonline.org.uk - on a monthly basis.

The ECF - You can find further details of the English Chess Federation here https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ including our club finder, calendar of chess events, details of ECF National tournaments, the ECF grading database, Community pages for Junior chess, Seniors, and International Events, and full details of how to join the federation.

You can also follow the ECF on our web and social media accounts at: