English Chess Federation

This is the Official Chess.com Club for English-registered players, administered by the English Chess Federation.

Join the ECF club - Club membership is open to all English-registered players on Chess.com who will be eligible to play in regular English players club tournaments and events.

Regular Tournaments and Events - We currently run two ECF tournaments per week as follows:



ECF Thursday Evening (Open) Blitz

  • ECF Blitz held at 19-30 every Thursday evening Blitz
  • 90 minutes
  • 10|0 Arena Format

ECF Saturday Afternoon (Open) Blitz

  • ECF Blitz held at 14-00 every Saturday Afternoon
  • 8 rounds
  • 5|5 Swiss Format

Our next club tournaments will be as follows:

ECF Thursday Evening (Open) Slow Blitz at 7-30 pm on 27/02 - 10|0 Arena  Format


Joining will be open from an hour before the tournament starts.

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 which will be published 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: