CSWC Poland

It was no surprise that the Polish qualification round for the Cigar Smoking World Championship not only became one of the closest ones, but also featured some of this year’s best performances over all. At the tables in Warsaw you had last year’s Polish champion, last year’s world championship runner-up, the 2019 world women’s champion and a former multiple Polish champion as well as world champion runner-up. After two hours of smoking, 5 out of 20 competitors were still in the race. One after one the cigars burnt out until there were two left. That’s when it got really exciting.

“In the end 2019 world women’s champion Elena Tronina won the competition at 2 hours 40 minutes and 40 seconds, but the runner-up Tomasz Żołądkiewicz was only 17 seconds away from victory,” organizer Marcin Lewandowski says.

Tronina’s time is the third best in the world this season. Hence Żołądkiewicz is number four at 2 hours 40 minutes and 23 seconds.

  1. Elena Tronina 2:40:40
  2. Tomasz Żołądkiewicz 2:40:23
  3. Marcin Sakowski 2:19:13.

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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