Membership benefits and partners

All members get:

  1. Games played in ECF-rated over the board or online events rated free of charge (events included in this benefit are based on your membership level);
  2. The ability to join ECF online clubs on and Lichess, play in online club events, and gain an official ECF online rating – further details can be found at;
  3. Ratings updated monthly to reflect your very latest results, whether you play over the board or online (or both);
  4. ChessMoves, the ECF’s 50+ page monthly magazine, with a link sent by email;
  5. The annual ECF Yearbook, with a link sent by email (discounted price for printed version) – see the Yearbook archive at;
  6. A range of valuable membership partner benefits, including discounts on chess products from Chess & Bridge and discounts on retail, leisure, travel and eating out through our JustGo Rewards scheme (see below);
  7. Eligibility to become an ECF titled player via the ECF Master Points System at;
  8. Eligibility to participate in the ECF Grand Prix (Silver ECF members and above) –

Supporters get all the benefits above apart from 1., 7. and 8. above.

JustGo Rewards
JustGo offers great discounts on retail, leisure, travel and eating out, with thousands of discounts on offer from over 270 of your favourite online and high street retailers. You can save hundreds or even thousands of pounds on your purchases, and the sign-up cost will almost certainly be recouped in your first purchase. To join JustGo click here –
The rewards scheme is tiered, based on your ECF membership as follows — Platinum is free; Gold costs £5 for a year; Silver (including Free Junior Silver) costs £10 for a year; Bronze costs £15 for a year; Supporter costs £20 for a year
Chess & Bridge
Chess & Bridge offer all members 50% off CHESS Magazine for the first year, and staggered discounts off online purchases according to your membership level – Supporters / QGS / Bronze members 5%; Silver / Gold / Platinum members 10%. Chess & Bridge supply chess books, chess sets, software and computers by mail order and also have a retail shop at 44 Baker Street, London W1U 7RT
ChessKid offer 25% off the upgrade price from the free Basic account to the Gold account for ECF members
Newman Tuition
Newman Tuition offers all ECF members 10% discount plus a free first lesson
Fred Olsen
All ECF members can get 10% off the cost of any Fred. Olsen Cruise
Note – subsequent cruises booked with Fred Olsen will attract a smaller 5% discount, as at the point of booking the first cruise, members become Fred Olsen customers.
Premier Engraving
Premier Engraving & Sports Goods offer all ECF members a 5% discount
HMCA Insurance
ECF members can get discounted private medical cover with HMCA Insurance