An audience of over 20 people watched 24 competitors in Asia’s first Cigar Smoking World Championship. Cliff Robbins won the qualifying round with a time of 01:22:22.
Linda Giang, former manager of Sky Tobacco in New Jersey, has taken on a new role with Hathor Group as Brand Ambassador, Cigar Curator, and Social Media Liaison. Hathor Group distributes cigars and single-cask whiskies throughout South East Asia.
Gurkha Cigars hires Eddy Guerra as new Director of Marketing. Guerra, a native of Miami is in the cigar industry since 2010 and previously worked for Thailand-based ChindAsia Capital Partners, a distributor of non-Cuban cigars, in Southeast Asia.