ECF Membership – Your Federation Needs You!

Current ECF memberships expire on 31st August 2020. The membership rates are unchanged from last year. In this time of crisis for our game, please support the ECF so we can continue our work and ensure that chess life continues to thrive when circumstances permit.

The ECF has been actively working to develop online chess tournaments for members – details can be found at https://englishchessonline.org.uk/ – and to assist clubs with getting started again when they feel the time is right.  We’re also working hard to put in place the software that will give members monthly grades when over-the-board chess begins again.

The easiest way to renew or upgrade your membership is online, by card or by direct debit. You’ll need your username, which you’ll find in the text of your renewal reminder email. If you’ve not received a reminder, please contact the office – membership@englishchess.org.uk – and we’ll send it to you as soon as we can. Full instructions can be found here at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-membership-2020-21  

The ECF needs a minimum level of funding to remain viable so that we can provide support to chess activities when life begins to return to normal. To that end, and to encourage our members to renew early, Chess & Bridge – chess.co.uk – are very kindly offering extremely generous one-off discounts until Sunday 13th September, which allow you to recover the entire cost of whichever membership category you choose when you shop with them. And it’s even better news if you’re a junior! If you renew early as a paying junior member you still get the full discounts on offer*. Full details are here at
* Offer not open to free junior Silver membership

If you need assistance, the ECF Office remains open during normal working hours. Please send us an email in the first instance, and a member of the ECF Office staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

We know these are difficult times for our members and whatever category of membership you choose, we would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Stay safe, and very best wishes
The English Chess Federation Admin Team