Earlier in the month there was a 7-board friendly match against the University of Essex - though with three of the University players being regulars for the Colchester team it did feel a bit like a Colchester vs Colchester match.
FIDE ratings (in italics) or ECF grades (in normal font) have been added where players have these.
|Brd||Col||COLCHESTER||Result||UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX||Col|
|1||w||Javier Ruano Marco (2159)||0||1||Dimitrios Kolomvas (1902)||b|
|2||b||Nathan Barnes||½||½||Aleksander Orava (1904)||w|
|3||w||Clive Bellinger (143)||0||1||Eldar Lachinov||b|
|4||b||Phil Daley (124)||0||1||Shakhrad Gajurov||w|
|5||w||Martin Harris||0||1||Jake Stones||b|
|6||b||Ed Goodman (82)||1||0||Denzel Gonzales||w|
|7||w||John King (26)||0||1||Marvin Teveldal||b|