The first round of the NECL Knockout saw both Colchester teams drawn against Division 1 sides. Unfortunately, the B team had to default against Clacton A. The A Team were outgraded on every board against Brentwood B but managed to draw the match - winning on board count to go through to the next round.
|Knockout: Round 1|
|Brd||Col||BRENTWOOD B||Result||COLCHESTER A||Col|
|1||w||Aidan Corish (161)||½||½||Dimitrios Kolomvas (e160)||b|
|2||b||Rod Johnson (152)||½||½||Nathan Barnes (e145)||w|
|3||w||Robert Davies (145)||0||1||Michael Wagstaff (142)||b|
|4||b||Chris Darbon (148)||1||0||John Duff-Cole (91)||w|