31 participants tried their luck in reaching the final in Split this September when the Cigar Smoking World Championship came to Greece for the second time. The event was held at the picturesque South Club by the Voula seaside, south of Athens, and in the end all the names in the top 3 were new. Emerging victorious was Kortesis George, who kept his cigar burning for 1 hour 32 minutes and 28 seconds. Second place went to Alexandros Antoniou with a time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 35 seconds. He was in fact the only one who made it to the top five this year and last. Kantzos Petros clinched third place, clocking in at 1 hour 25 minutes and 12 seconds while Foutsitzis John became the winner of the long ash competition. He also came in fifth at 1 hour and 18 minutes.
“The participants experienced a truly unique competition filled with noble camaraderie and festive ambiance, embodying the spirit of Greek cigar enthusiasts,” Anastasia Psomiadi, founder and president of SOTL Greece & SOTL Global Movement, says.”
1. Kortesis George 1:32.28
2. Antoniou Alexandros 1:25.35
3. Kantzos Petros 1:25.12