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Cigar Smoking World Championship celebrating 10th Anniversary

Cigar enthusiasts from all over the world are gathering in Split, Croatia, this weekend to participate in the 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship. What is considered to be the slowest race on earth is a slow smoking contest, established 10 years ago by Mr. Marko Bilic, president of the Mareva Cigar Club in Split.

The goal of the contest is to smoke a Mareva sized cigar (5 1/8“ x 42 | 130 x 16,7mm) in the longest possible time without relighting it. National champions and contestants from more than two dozen countries are in Split to win the race against the clock. This year’s winner will be awarded an Haute Creation lighter vom S.T. Dupont worth around US$ 20,000.00, among other great prizes.

This year’s tournament will start at 5pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Follow Cigar Journal’s social media channels for up to the minute results.

Take a look at the Top 20 smokers and their best times achieved in previous competitions. Long them are several world champions.

Raking list 2019 third quartal

Raking list 2019 third quartal

Reinhold C. Widmayer

His journalistic career began in 1979 as a freelancer for German-language newspapers in the US, and later for Austrian media including Die Wochenpresse and Das Wirtschaftsblatt. For ten years he also produced programs for over 60 radio stations around the world. In 1994, Reinhold C. Widmayer devoted himself to all things cigar, publishing technical articles in cigar magazines. He began working for Cigar Journal in 2001 and became editor-in-chief in 2005; under his auspices the journal has established itself as the world’s leading cigar magazine.


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