The first CSWC Qualification event to ever happen in the Middle East was held in Beirut at Eau De Vie Phoenicia Hotel on Saturday April 13. Lebanon’s top 5-star hotel and one of it’s best lounges. Hand Rolled SAL brought the event to Lebanon and the region for the first time with over 70 cigar competitors and 20 spectators having a great night full of excitement starting with a Macanudo Fuma Tasting and Cigar Journal Magazine Blind Cigar Review in a very relaxed and friendly environment.
In a preliminary report, the Cigar Smoking World Championship organization released the current Top 20 list as of April 19, 2019.
The Venice Cigar Club organizes usually one cigar meeting every 15 days.
The second Ladies’ Smoke Night will take place at The Carnegie Club on Wednesday, April 24th.
Cigar World Duesseldorf by Tabac Benden hosted the 2019 German qualifier tournament for this year’s 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship on March 23. Mr Hauke Walter, the reigning world champion, participated to defend his title as champion of Germany as well. He won the „race“ again (143 minutes), finishing just one minute after Mr Tobias Maschke (144 minutes). The third place went to Mr Henrik We (136 minutes), son of Mrs Martina Kleinlagel who is on the top 20 list worldwide. The slowest female participant was – of course, one might say – Mrs Patricia Benden, the woman world champion.
The Riga Whisky Festival will take place in May, 24-26.
Marko Bilic’s busy CSWC schedule brought him back to South East Asia from Germany for the second leg of the Asian 2019 Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifiers last week.
The 5th Cigar Festival La Gran Fumada Russia 2019 will take place in Saint Petersburg in April, 19-21.
The 78th Iroquois Steeplechase will take place on May 11th in Nashville (Teenessee).
For over a decade, Boxwood Hall in Brentwood has been the place to be after Steeplechase. The After party starts around 6:30 pm.
The Nashville Boutique Spirits & Cigar Fest will take place at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th.
The First Middle East Cigar Smoking Championship is taking place at Eau de Vie, Phoenicia Hotel, Saturday, April 13 2019.