CFCC 2017 Club Championship Concludes With a Clear Champion and a Tie for Second Place

Final Round, Board 1, John G. Ludwig (2491) (L) vs Ryan Hamley (1975) (R) where John would go on to win his final round and the CFCC 2017 Club Champion title.

Final Round, Board 1, John G. Ludwig (2491) (L) vs Ryan Hamley (1975) (R) where John would go on to win his final round and the CFCC 2017 Club Champion title.

CFCC 2017 Club Championship Gallery Slideshow

CFCC's 2017 Club Champion
John G. Ludwig

FM Dalton Perrine (2272) (L), Truman Hoang (2186) (M) and John Ludwig (2491) (R) were the top finishers in Last weekend's 2017 CFCC Club Championship hosted by the UCF Chess Club.

FM Dalton Perrine (2272) (L), Truman Hoang (2186) (M) and John Ludwig (2491) (R) were the top finishers in Last weekend's 2017 CFCC Club Championship hosted by the UCF Chess Club.

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!

CFCC Club Championship Trophy designating the most recent club champions.


Other Prize Winners

Some of the Under Prize winners were: Tom Van Den Abell (882) (L) U1400 trophy and Charles Bell (1247) (R) U1600 trophy. 

Some of the Under Prize winners were: Tom Van Den Abell (882) (L) U1400 trophy and Charles Bell (1247) (R) U1600 trophy.