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Tag Archives: Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC)

Rocky Patel und Marko Bilic CSWC 2019

CSWC: The Next (Slow) Decade

CSWC: The Next (Slow) Decade

In 2020, the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) will enter its second decade. In February, the new competition cigar – a Rocky Patel – will be presented. The first qualification tournaments will start in the United States, and we will publish the tournament schedule in time.

CSWC 2019

The official results for CSWC 2019

The 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship is over. More than 200 guests from 29 countries enjoyed a smoke-filled weekend in the beautiful town of Split, Croatia. 127 competitors, among them 25 women, were registered. The organizing committee has now announced the official results. The 2019 world champion is Oleg Pedan, Russia (206 minutes and 43


Cigar Smoking World Championship celebrating 10th Anniversary

Cigar enthusiasts from all over the world are gathering in Split, Croatia, this weekend to participate in the 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship. What is considered to be the slowest race on earth is a slow smoking contest, established 10 years ago by Mr. Marko Bilic, president of the Mareva Cigar Club in Split. The


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.