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:
The tournament was won by Anastasia Arsenova from Moscow, Russia who earned a ticket to the CSWC finals held in late summer. The Russian lady is the first ever woman who has won Tallinn’s qualifying tournament.
The world record went back to Sweden and to Mr Kovacic after 3 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds.
The lifestyle festival Fine Spirits & Cigar Weekend 2019 will start already on the 14th of June at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. The three-day festival will end with a Sunday brunch on 16th of June.
Not quite a year ago, on June 15, 2018 Mr Darren Cioffi (USA) has broken the world record in slow smoking a cigar for the fifth time since 2014.
La Grand Fumada Russia has always been one of the most exciting qualifyers for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC).
In a preliminary report, the Cigar Smoking World Championship organization released the current Top 20 list as of April 19, 2019.
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.
Marko Bilic’s busy CSWC schedule brought him back to South East Asia from Germany for the second leg of the Asian 2019 Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifiers last week.
The First Middle East Cigar Smoking Championship is taking place at Eau de Vie, Phoenicia Hotel, Saturday, April 13 2019.
The CSWC qualification tournament in the Dominican Republic ended to be an exciting battle between China and Argentina. Argentina’s Alberto Ianardi won with 128 minutes of smoking time.
Hardly any other ritual is as significant for slowing down time as smoking a cigar. A cigar forgives no hectic and rush. And we all know the result – it not only becomes unpleasant from a sensory perspective; too much haste during smoking fundamentally reduces the pleasure.