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Norway has held their first slow smoking contest ever

Augusto Cigars and SOL Cigar Co. hosted the first Norwegian Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) qualification tournament in Norway on April 20, 2016.

Christoffer Wahl Sundli made an impressive debut and finished his Macanudo Inspirado Petit Corona after 1 hour and 16 minutes as the slowest Norwegian smoker. He will participate in the CSWC final in Split, Croatia in September 2016.
Trond Thomsen, took second place with 1 hour and 1 minute smoking time.
Third place: Knut Are Hole, 54 minutes (not present in attached picture).

The slowest smoker overall in the Norwegian tournament was Igor Kovacic from Sweden (2 hours and 8 minutes). Darren Cioffi, the current holder of the world record, exited the Norwegian tournament after just over 30 minutes, when his cigar cracked…
There were 15 competitors in all.

The three best smokers received a box of Macanudo cigars (3 different versions) and one bottle of Champagne each. In addition the winner received a collectors pack of three aged Cuban cigars.

Front row (from left): Trond Thomsen, Christoffer Wahl Sundli
Back row (from left): Marko Bilic, Igor Kovacic, Oystein Kleven of Augusto Cigars.

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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