CSWC Greece

Greece is one of the new countries on the Cigar Smoking World Championship map, and on July 1 the first ever Greek slow smoking champion was crowned.

“Three competitors stood out from the crowd,” CSWC founder Marko Bilic says. “Omiros Psomiadis took third place after completing his cigar in 1 hour and 23 minutes and Mary Matrogamvraki came in second with a time of 1 hour and 29 minutes, but the clear winner was Paul Pavlidis.”

Pavlidis managed to keep his cigar alive for 1 hour and 48 minutes, which also put him on this season’s top 20 list.

Outside the top three Giannis Nikolaidis won a prize for most beautiful ash. It went all the way from the top to the ring.

Picture above: Paul Pavlidis with judge Sarah Saunders and organizer Anastasia Psomiadi.

The whole gang at CSWC Greece 2022.

Since graduating with an engineering degree in surveying in 2005, Simon Lundh has preferred to follow a profession in journalism. He stumbled upon the cigar world while working for a non-governmental organization in Estelí, Nicaragua, and is now mainly making a living writing about cigars, metal music, tattoos, and travel.


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