English Chess Players

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This is the official team of the English Chess Federation (ECF), and generally all English
or Anglophile chess enthusiasts.

Click on the "Join team" button to authenticate your Lichess account with your ECF membership
and join the English Players Team.


* Participate in official regular online ECF tournaments
* Play and find like-minded and local English players or supporters of English chess
* Play for the official English team in international team battles
* Gain or lose online ECF online rating points at blitz, rapid and standard time controls with
rating lists published monthly

(Club matches from 08 Jan onwards are all ECF rated with ECF Blitz , Rapid and Standard online ratings
published monthly on the ECF Online Site here:
The ratings are based on ECF club games and games from affiliated events including
the 4NCL online and other registered online leagues and competitions).

ECF Online ratings are based on internet club/ team games and online games from
affiliated events only and are completely separate from ECF OTB ratings which will not
be impacted by internet games.)

The weekly tournament schedule is as follows:

🔥 Monday Afternoon Blitz - 2-00 pm - 7 round Swiss at 5|2
🔥 Wednesday Evening Blitz - 8-00 pm - 9 round Swiss at 3|2
🐇 Saturday Evening Rapid - 8-00 pm - 90 minute Arena at 10|5

Upcoming and recent tournaments are shown in the list below.

Please see the ECF's Online Fair Play Policy here:
which should be followed for all ECF online games.
Location: England


Lichess Liga 3B Team Battle3+0 • Blitz • Rated • 1h 40m10 teams battle
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz3+2 • Blitz • Rated7 rounds swiss
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz3+2 • Blitz • Rated9 rounds swiss
ECF Saturday Evening Rapid Arena10+2 • Rapid • Rated • 2hInner team
England v Turkey III Team Battle3+0 • Blitz • Rated • 1h 30m2 teams battle


Game play settingsPlainBobDoubles •

Does anyone know (or perhaps can give me a link to the rules) what the LiChess game play set-up that I must set in my account if I am to play ECF online rated games?

Fundraising Chicastles6 •

Hi, just to let everyone know that I’m fundraising for charity mind. The connection to chess is that as my daily challenge, I’ll be running 5k as my daily exercise but at the same time be playing rapi

Blitz Event this afternoon?pyrykoski •

Blitz Event this afternoon?Greenbecker •

Great, thank you.

Blitz Event this afternoon?English_Chess •

Hi Greenbecker - Yes there is although for some reason its dropped off the home page list. The URL is here:

Blitz Event this afternoon?Greenbecker •

Hi, I thought there was a 3 and 2 event at 2:00 today, but it now seems to have disappeared. Is there a tournament this afternoon?

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