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Cigar Smoking World Championship Qualification Tournament in Russia 2017

CSWC 2017: The Slowest Race On Earth

The 2017 Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) will take place on September 2nd in Split, Croatia. During the qualification tournaments throughout the year, new world records have set the benchmarks: Igor Kovacic from Sweden has achieved a smoking time of 175 minutes and 27 seconds to finish his Mareva sized Macanudo Inspirado and Tomasz Żołądkiewicz from Poland is the current holder of the world record at 180 minutes and 26 seconds. Third in the world ranking is Darren Cioffi (USA) at 170 minutes and 09 seconds. Patricia Benden (153:27) from Germany and Agata Piotrowska (163:42) from Poland have set new world records women in 2017.

For the 2017 Grand Finale S.T. Dupont is joining in as a sponsor and will have special awards for three slowest smokers. Also, ProCigar Festival joined as partner. Havana Club Rum will be presented as the official spirit of the CSWC and Rick Rodriguez will be there in person to present CAO Pilón and his new CAO Amazon cigar. Cuervo y Sobrinos is the offical time keeper and will provide awards for the best male and female competitor (a 135th anniversary limited edition watch).

This is the list of winners of the 2017 qualification tournaments. Most of them will compete at the Grand Finale in Split:

SASO DUKOSKI, Macedonia
INA IRENS, Lithuania
TOBIAS ROTH, Germany
GUSTAV NYGREN, Sweden
MARCO TESSARI, Spain
CLIFF ROBBINS, Thailand
KNUT ARE HOLE, Norway
OLEG PEDAN, Russia
LUIGI CECERE, Italy
BILL HRONCICH, USA
EDGAR PAEZ, Los Angeles
CHASE LYLE, Nashville
PATRICIA BENDEN, Chicago
TRAN HAI DONG, Vietnam
SILVER RANDALU, Denmark
ALEXANDER SHAGAY, Estonia
TOMASZ ZOLAKIEWICZ, Poland
FRANK HENNING, Holland
JASON WHITE, Montenegro
SEBASTIEN CHELIN, France
MARC PETER, Switzerland
ANASTASIA SERGEEVNA, Ukraine
LOLA MURPHY, United Kingdom

 

Cigar Smoking World Championship Record Holders 2017

Photo: Club Mareva

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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