Alan McGowan: Some additional information:-
Ludwig Schmitt won the Master tournament at the XI Congress of the Bavarian Chess Federation at Bad Kissingen 1928, held alongside the more famous international master tournament. He scored 9½/11, ahead of Benzinger 8 and Weissgerber 6 etc.
Schmitt won the Silesian Chess Congress on several occasions:
1927 Gleiwitz: 4/6, equal with Heinz Foerder (later Josef Porath) but winning on tie-break.
1934 Ottmachau: 7½/9, ahead of Weinitschke and Maicherczyk etc.
At the 1933 congress he played in the Master tournament, where he scored an outstanding success; outright 1st place with 5½/7, ahead of Ahues, Dr Seitz, Rellstab, Kurt Richter, W. John, Machate and von Holzhausen.
He won the Bavarian Championship twice; at Bad Aibling 1953 and at Augsburg 1956.
At the 1953 German Championship in Leipzig, which included players from both the Western and Eastern sectors, he shared 1st and 2nd places with Unzicker, scoring 9/13 in the Swiss System event. However, he lost the play-off match.