The Pinnacle of Competitive Cigar Smoking Comes to India

The India Cigar Club and CigarKings India Pvt. Ltd. announce the inaugural Indian qualification rounds of the Cigar World Smoking Championship (CSWC) occurring through June.

Qualification rounds in New Delhi and Mumbai will be hosted by Mr. Raahuul Kapoor, Co-founder of The India Cigar Club and Board Member and Founding Partner of Luxury Ampersand Frolics Group, Mr. Philip Kugler, Chairman of the CigarKings Group, and Mr. Parth Vyas, CEO of CigarKings India Pvt. Ltd.

With a passion for cigars and an eagerness to cater to the ever-growing cigar market in India, the trio are enthused to launch this event for Indian cigar aficionados.

Re-enforcing the commitment to the India Cigar Club Community, Raahuul outlined, “The Indian Market is growing ever fast and the immense interest in this event received from our members and community is a testament to the CSWC and the camaraderie and focus of competitors is unseen in any other event of this format. A series of events are planned for the coming years – 2022 is just the start.”

“Cigar smoking revolves around passion. Not only from the master blenders who create the blends, the rollers who harmonize the various flavors into a cigar, and the people who sell them, but also from those who get to light them up at the end. Such aficionados share a joint passion for the art form, conglomerating with other like-minded people in this one-of-a-kind event,” said Parth.

“With Prizes from a selection of the leading cigar and cigar accessories brands including Rocky Patel, Les Fines Lames, Cuervo y Sobrinos and S.T. Dupont, this year’s competition promises to be a corker,” said Raahuul.

Competitor applications are now being accepted online via

Samuel Spurr has been Cigar Journal’s Asia-Pacific contributor since his first feature on the Australian cigar scene in 2006. Regularly writing, Tweeting, and Instagramming about cigars, he’s recognized in Australia as a cigar authority and frequently hosts cigar master classes.


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