Cigar World Duesseldorf by Tabac Benden hosted the 2019 German qualifier tournament for this year’s 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship on March 23. Mr Hauke Walter, the reigning world champion, participated to defend his title as champion of Germany as well. He won the „race“ again (145 minutes), finishing just one minute after Mr Tobias Maschke (144 minutes). The third place went to Mr Henrik We (136 minutes), son of Mrs Martina Kleinlagel who is on the top 20 list worldwide. The slowest female participant was – of course, one might say – Mrs Patricia Benden, the woman world champion.
It was interesting to see Mr Hauke finishing at his personal worst time time, far from reaching the current world record held by Mr Darren Cioffi, USA.
However, Mr Hauke took the main prize, a beautiful Cuervo y Sobrinos Swiss watch from the official time keeper and a free ticket to the grand finals in Split, Croatia. Mr. Maschke attained the Macanudo prizes as well as Rumnac, the Cognac and Rum mix by Jan Vistisen. Mr We got a huge pack of Boveda humidification accessories which will keep his competition cigars in perfect condition.