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CSWC Santiago 2018

And the winner is…Wadih El-Ghoussoubi!

Yesterday (February 22nd, 2018), the official qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) 2018 took place in the Almirante Hotel, Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic).

34 cigar passionados started the slowest race on earth, eight contestants passed the one hour mark.
The winner is from Beirut, Lebanon: Wadih El-Ghoussoubi nicknamed Woody Ghsoubi. 1:30:54 was the winning time.
Christian Hutson from Springfield, Missouri, USA won the second place. The third place went to Jamaica, to Anthony Feurtado.


Katja Gnann

She learned her journalistic skills from scratch at a regional daily newspaper, for which she wrote articles for many years. Through working for the magazine Der Spiegel in Rome she had the opportunity to increase her professional knowledge in the field of media. Katja studied art history and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Palermo and Rome and, during the course of her studies, spent many years in Italy. The country was her teacher in things related to pleasure and lifestyle. She has been working for Cigar Journal since 2004. In 2010 she became editor-in-chief.


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