English Chess Federation - Members

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ECF Members  - This is the official Chess.com Club of the English Chess Federation open to ECF members and supporters who will be eligible to play in regular ECF club tournaments and events and achieve an ECF online rating.

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-rates-and-joining-details/  You should then:

  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 five ECF organised and rated club tournaments each week at blitz and rapid time controls as follows:

💎ECF Friday Evening Diamond Blitz - Starts at 20-00, runs as a 90 minute Arena at 10|0. One month chess.com diamond membership upgrade to the winner and also to the highest placed player with a chess.com rating under1400 at the start of the tournament, and where the player isn't already a premium member.

🐇ECF Sunday Evening Rapid - Starts at 20-00, 5 rounds Swiss at 10|2

🐇🔥 ECF Tuesday Improvers - Starts at 17-30 with a mix of blitz and rapid events

🐇 ECF Mid-Week - Starts at 7 pm, 4 rounds, 15|5 Swiss format.

🔥 ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz - Starts at 14-00, 7 round Swiss at 5|2 

Ratings - Club tournament games are rated by the ECF with 4 digit ECF online ratings published on a monthly basis for different time controls in the ECF national lists here: www.englishchessonline.org.uk on a monthly basis. ECF online ratings are completely separate from ECF OTB ratings which will not be impacted by online games.
Please see the ECF's Online Fair Play Policy here: ECF Fair Play Policy
which should be followed for all ECF online games.

International Fixtures

The ECF club takes part in the chess.com Nations League. You can find further details here https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-nations-league-essential-info  - The Club also endorses 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.

You can find further details of the Nations League and other Internationals on the page here:

National Events -  

British Online Championships

These is held annually with the last championships in August 2021.


English Counties Online

The last English Counties Online Championships was held from June to September 2021.