The 2015 Cigar Trophy Ambassador Award went to Marko Bilić, Croatian founder of the Cigar Smoking World Championship that brings together smokers from around the world through a common passion for the cigar.
For the first time in history, Club Macanudo hosted the American qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship.
Nick Hammond gladly swaps the leaden skies of London to witness the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split. Under a sunsplashed Dalmatian sky, cigar smokers from across the planet gather as one. They came for the competition and they are here to celebrate the brotherhood surrounding the hand-rolled cigar.
Founded by Marco Bilič, president of the international Cigar Club Mareva, the championship will celebrate its fifth anniversary this summer.
In the run-up to the fifth international Cigar Smoking World Championship, the official competition for the long smoking of a Montecristo No. 4, qualification tournaments for the championship will be held in many countries. Initiator, Marko Bilič, will personally preside over compliance with the rules at the events.