Held in Orlando about 1530 players competed for Grade prizes, with Ludwig 1st in 9th grade and Moore 2nd in 11th.
CFCC’s young champion finished 4-0 to win the event’s top prize guaranteed at $300.
Co-organizer of the CCC Event, Kevin Sibbitt awards John Ludwig prize.
October 11th is National Chess Day and the CFCC is honoring it with a 4-section 2 or 3-day event plus a Scholastic for Sat & Sunday. Up to $7,500 in cash prizes to the winners and over $200 worth of Gifts to randomly selected players will be awarded at the DoubleTree Hilton at SeaWorld.
After only tying for 1st in both the May and July events, John Ludwig won the last Tornado of the 2014 Summer Tornado series that was sponsored by the CFCC and Wayne Strickland. Ludwig had to beat Andres Hernandez and Makaio Krienke in the last two rounds to finish alone at the top, winning the guaranteed $200. Besides his wins based on skill, Ludwig also had luck with him that day as he and Sofia Ferrer each won drawings for free entry fees into one of the CFCC’s major hotel events.