CFCC 2017 Club Championship Gallery Slideshow
CFCC's 2017 Club Champion
John G. Ludwig
JOHN LUDWIG RETURNS TO take 4th cfcc title
Congratulations to 2017 Club Champion John Ludwig (2479), who returned from a one year hiatus to win his fourth CFCC title with 4.5/5 points. The 2012, 2014 and 2015 champion had to overcome a higher level of competition this year. The field included FM Dalton Perrine (2272) and new master Truman Hoang (2200), who both tied for 2nd place with 3.5/5 points, along with experts Theo Slade (2161) and last year’s champion Kai Tabor (2073).
Ludwig defeated second highest rated Perrine in round three and looked like he had cleared the way to the championship when he entered a pawn up ending against Hoang on Sunday morning. Truman, however, was able to hold the draw, making a win in the last round a must for the senior master. Ludwig won against Ryan Hamley (1964) in round five to secure his fourth championship title.
John now stands only behind Wilmer Chavira (six CFCC championships) and Larry Storch (five titles). Great job to this year's winners as well as all the players who participated in the 2017 Club Championship!