The A team and the C team were both in action on Wednesday night. The A team's first league match of the season was a whitewashing of Brentwood C and an inexperienced C team beat Billericay C in a close match. The C team have overtaken the B team and are top of Division 3.
There are a number of new players for Colchester this season - Nathan Barnes played his second match for Colchester with Martin Harris, Rob Smith and Jake Stones all playing their first matches as Colchester players. Rob and Jake have never played league chess before.
|NECL League: Division 2|
|Brd||Col||COLCHESTER A||Result||BRENTWOOD C||Col|
|1||b||Ian Gooding (167)||1||0||Rod Johnson (152)||w|
|2||w||Dimitrios Kolomvas (e160)||1||0||Chris Darbon (148)||b|
|3||b||Nathan Barnes (e145)||1||0||Ben Smith (117)||w|
|4||w||Clive Bellinger (143)||1||0||Colin Ellis (86)||b|
|NECL League: Division 3|
|Brd||Col||COLCHESTER C||Result||BILLERICAY C||Col|
|1||b||Brian Remmer (116)||1||0||Ken Young (115)||w|
|2||w||Martin Harris (e115)||1||0||Charles Newman (109)||b|
|3||b||Rob Smith (e78)||½||½||Ian Fuller (93)||w|
|4||w||Jake Stones (e75)||0||1||Hugh Tanton (74)||b|
The position below is from the match on Board 3 of Colchester A v Brentwood C. White has just played 12.Re1, how can Black now obtain a winning advantage? Answer in the comments.