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Tag Archives: Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC)


The CSWC 2019 season is over – an overview

The CSWC 2019 season is over – an overview

The Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier season is over (with the exception of the Montenegro qualifier), the slowest race on earth will end its 10th year with the Grand Finale from August 30 until September 1 in Split, Croatia. “This year’s round of qualifiers was dynamic and brought many surprises”, says Marko Bilić, founder and president of the competition and highlights: “In particular the female competitors provided great results and won several top places with impressive times.” We are taking a look at the most exciting qualifiers in 2019:

CSWC Beirut | Middle East

First CSWC Qualification event to ever happen in the Middle East

The first CSWC Qualification event to ever happen in the Middle East was held in Beirut at Eau De Vie Phoenicia Hotel on Saturday April 13. Lebanon’s top 5-star hotel and one of it’s best lounges. Hand Rolled SAL brought the event to Lebanon and the region for the first time with over 70 cigar competitors and 20 spectators having a great night full of excitement starting with a Macanudo Fuma Tasting and Cigar Journal Magazine Blind Cigar Review in a very relaxed and friendly environment.

CSWC Germany

Hauke Walter Wins CSWC Qualifier Germany 2019, Again

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 (143 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.