Swiss entrepreneur Mirko Giotto (pictured with the 2015 world champion Oleg Pedan from Russia) is the 2016 world champion in slow cigar smoking.
The grand finale of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) is almost here. This year, the event deserves an epithet like “grand finale” more than ever. The world records in slow smoking have been broken several times in 2016 and the titles were switching like a seesaw between the U.S.A and Russia.
Jeremy Casdagli, founder of Bespoke Cigars will release a Limited Edition cigar to honor the Cigar Smoking World Championship, which will be held on the weekend September 2–4, 2016 in Split, Croatia.
After the cancellation of the previously planned London qualification tournament a new date is set: Principle Cigars and the Women’s International Cigar Club will host the event on July 7th, 2016 at James J. Fox at 19 St James’s Street, London, starting at 6:30pm.
On June 18th 2016, around 40 cigar fans from Paris, but also from the USA, Turkey and Switzerland gathered at the Big Smoke Paris, the first French Cigar Smoking World Championship qualification tournament.
The first national slow smoking tournament in Poland was held in Warsaw on June 3rd, 2016. The winner of the competition, Mr. Tomasz Żołądkiewicz, finished the Macanudo Inspirado Petit Corona in 1 hour 49 minutes and 19 seconds.
The Nordic qualification tournament for the Slow Cigar Smoking World Championships (CSWC) saw a new world record being set by Oleg Pedan from Russia.
On Saturday, 4th of June 2016, cigar lovers of The Netherlands gathered at the iconic cigar shop of PGC Hajenius in Amsterdam for the Dutch qualification tournament to the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC).
The U.K. qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship 2016 will take place at the Hyde Bar and Terrace in the Park Tower Hotel Knightsbridge in London.
The Chicago qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) ended with another historical result. The previous world record has been broken – by two Americans.
As part of the event, on 11 June the cigar slow smoking competition will take place, which will also be the official Nordic qualifying tournament for the cigar smoking world championships to be held in Croatia.
Russian citizen Oleg Pedan took back the world record in slow cigar smoking from Darren Cioffi at the La Gran Fumada 2016 in St. Petersburg. Cioffi had previously taken the tile at the swedish qualification tournament on April 16, 2016.