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During each years events year there has been always so much that we have enjoyed the Qualification tournament held during great Cigara Dru festival . In 2016 it was celebrating it’s 5th years anniversary.

Visit to the Cuervo y Sobrinos factory in Lugano, Switzerland, the official timekeepers of the Cigar Smoking World Championship. This visit brought together some of our valued CSWC friends from around the world . Ivan Mazuranic honorable vice president of Club Mareva, Petteri Patjas, president of Kirja Cigar Club Helsinki and  Christina Bartinovski Champion of USA qualification round from New York City.

S W E D I S H  Q U A L I F I E R G E R M A N Q U A L I F I E R

CSWC for Sweden was held for third time in famous Mellgren’s cigar lounge and shop. Swedish Champion Gustav Nygren was smoking 1 hour 18 minutes, famous Martin Brix was on second place with time of smoking 1 hour 17 minutes and third place went to Piotr Karlsson with time of 1 hour 14 minutes.

CSWC Qualification event for Germany in beautiful Cigar lounge Cigar World by Tabac Benden was blast and time to stay in our memories.Championship was won by great young gentleman Tobias Röth from Cigar Kings, who with his focus and dedication on his official Competition cigar Macanudo Inspirado mareva for 1 hour and 43 minutes reached victory!! He was followed by Waldemar Lissom on second place and third place taken by Benjamin Raabe.

N O R W A Y  Q U A L I F I E R

CSWC for Norway was held for third time in famous Augusto  cigar lounge and shop. Norwegian Champion Gustav Nygren was smoking 1 hour 18 minutes, famous Martin Brix was on second place with time of smoking 1 hour 17 minutes and third place went to Piotr Karlsson with time of 1 hour 14 minutes.

N A S H V I L L E Q U A L I F I E R R U S S I A Q U A L I F I E R

 Chase Lyle  with smoking time of 2 hours and 45 Minutes he record his name and USA on 4th place on list of top 20 smokers of the World. The biggest surprise was Patricia Benden from Dusseldorf, Germany. With her smoking time of 2 hours and 33 minutes she break old and put new World Record for Woman. Eric Kyle with smoking time of 2 hours and 25 minutes proved that he is always among the best. He took third place!!

Oleg Pedan once again taking the title with a smoking time of 2:23:45 for the official competition cigar, a Macanudo Inspirado Mareva. The two other best slow smokers are Alexander Shagai (2:14:31) and Alexander Andriushkevitch (01:49:33). Oleg Pedan is currently the best ranked Russian smoker in the competition

P O L A N D  Q U A L I F I E R U S A  N Y C  F I N A L E

BRAKING NEWS!! THE HISTORY OF CIGAR SMOKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HAVE THE NAME WHICH WILL BE RECORDED FOREVER -  magic line of 3 hours is broken and New World Record is taken by Tomasz Zolakiewicz with his unbelievable smoking time of 3 hours and 26seconds. Agata Piotrowska, which became so skilled that she in the same night broke the Woman World record!! Huge congratulation to Bartosz Mańkowski for his great third place!!

Bill Hroncich is Champion of USA and Igor Kovacic at that point in New York took world record from Darren Cioffi wuth smoking time of 02 hours 55 minutes. It is hard to describe that fun, that excitement and joy which all participants and organizers was passing during CSWC USA moments.

L I T H U A N I A Q U A L I F I E R C S W C  2 0 1 8 S E A S O N  S T A R T E D

Cigara Dru was celebrating it’s 6th CSWC qualification round for Lithuania and as always it provided full weekend of entertainment. Cigara  Dru 2018 was successfully and for famous competitor Oleg Pedan who beat his own record and he took title of Lithuanian Champion. With his new time, he raised up on list of top 20, and he is now on  4 place

New CSWC season is just about to start. It is Stronger and bigger than ever, it proves power of CSWC concept which truly makes Cigar World more united. 31 qualification events all around the world will  are prove for that. We are waiting for you!!

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Mr. Alexander Shagai (pictured with the  CSWC trophy) during award ceremony on  Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) in Split/Croatia, Mr Shagai finished his competition cigar (the Macanudo Inspirado Mareva, 5 1/8 x 42 | 130 x 16,7) after 3 hours, 06 minutes and 8 seconds,With that time he secure his title of World Champion and World record owner

Historical moment for our Club Mareva is in front of us - Grand opening of first  Mareva Club out of it’s home, first sister club to be born and it  will take place in beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia. In symbiosis with Bespoke cigars and D’Boiss bespoke tailoring lounge it is perfect gentleman place

Official competition cigar of Cigar Smoking World Championship  -  Macanudo Inspirado Mareva  get dressed by new competition ring. More famous orange colour is covering ring with beautiful embossed CSWC logo in gold in the middle and of course white line on bottom of ring to help to make more visible possible ring burning penalty

P R O C I G A R Q U A L I F I E R

Historical moment for CSWC happened last week when we get first champion of Dominican Republic - Wadih El-Ghoussoub from Lebanon . 2 was Christian Hutson from Springfield Missouri USA and third Anthony Fuertado from Jamaica. We are proud to be official part of program of famous Procigar festival

B O V E D A  O F F I C I A L  P A R T N E R

Boveda humidification systems became official partner of Cigar Smoking World Championship. They recognized power of our concept and they will be there to provide perfect conditions for all Macanudo Inspirado competition cigars!! They are with us to make CSWC fair game,brought to the perfection

S T  D U P O N T C S W C  P A R T N E R

What to say more - ST Dupont, famous French luxury brand choose us for partners. They join to CSWC family of proud partners. With special “one and only” World Champion lighter they will bring more heat and motivation for great victory

R U S S I A N Q U A L I F I E R

One of the biggest and for sure the most hardest one of the season. The biggest number of the most talented and trained smokers are there for creating new levels and borders. Everyone who want to see hard and challenging competition after Grand Final is for sure this one!!

M I A M I  Q U A L I F I E R

First time ever in Miami - amazing place with amazing people. Competition provided first Champion of Florida who was happy like child after his first ever victory.

C H I C A G O Q U A L I F I E R

Vintage leather sofas, luxurious old Chicago style interior of Bigs mansion, top dressed competitors  - all of that made cocktail of experience and  unique feelings which is only possible to feel during CSWC Chicago excitement!!

D A N I S H  Q U A L I F I E R

As always CSWC Denmark, Organised by our great friend supporter Jan Vistisen from Royal Danish Cigars was one of the biggest and most funniest events.

U K R A I N  Q U A L I F I E R

Ukrainian hospitality is hard to describe, Ukrainian competition spirit is hard to describe also…That combination is guarantee for great fun and great excitement

U K  Q U A L I F I E R

In the famous J James Fox cigar shop where famous cigar aficionado Mr Winston Churchill was  buying and enjoying his cigars, we had again CSWC heat. Swedish “Tiger”  Igor Kovacic who I among best world smokers took victory again back to Sweden

L U X E M B O U R G  Q U A L I F I E R

Great surprise of the season with Woman domination. Absolutely amazing event, organised beautifully with amazing fine dinning dinner!! We look forward for next one!!

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Of course what is in Italy better then beautiful Italian woman….But not only that they are beautiful, but they are also born champions….Emanuela Amicatelli proved all of that by taking title of Italian Champion!!

S P A N I S H Q U A L I F I E R

Organized by STG Spain, Spanish round first ever moved to beautiful  city of Madrid. Competitors came and from other, far away Spanish cities to be part of CSWC heat!!

P O L I S H  Q U A L I F I E R

Poland provide again high results - Tomasy was defending his Polish Title with smoking time of more than 3 hours. For sure he is one of the best in the World and one of the closest candidates for title of the best in the world - World Champion

V I S I T  O F  M I C H A E L S T R A H A N

Just before Grand Final heat  we were delighted by visit of one great cigar aficionado at our Club Mareva - Michael Strahan from New York city!! It was great to have him as our guest. We are looking forward to another cigar that we will share together!!

G R A N D   F I N A L E

Grand Final of Cigar Smoking World Championship 2018 is behind us. Full domination of Germany surprised all!Just seconds was between  Russian legend and New World Champion!!  The legend is born again!!

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With more then 36 events and 34 countries, CSWC season 2019 will be the most crazy one - we expect a lot of fun and excitements, mybe even new World record and many, many other moments which will awake many emotions around CSWC World

L U X U R Y  F A I R  Z A G R E B

Club Mareva was invited on first luxury fair in Zagreb  - Fairytale. It was a place where numerous number of people stop by to relax and enjoy in pop up mood of Mareva Lounge!!

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CSWC Season 2019 is about to start...Good news are coming around - Location of first and historical CSWC tournament in Kuala Lumpur will take part in amazing Hotel St. Reagis...oh, we can't wait for some slow smoke there!!

I N T E R T A B A C 2 0 1 6 M A C E D O N I A Q U A L I F I E R

We were proud to be part of a historical moment for the Macedonian Cigar community. We helped to celebrate the opening of  Cigar Club Skopje by holding the first Macedonian CSWC qualification tournament. Thereby a new long lasting friendship and brotherhood was born


InterTabac 2016 in Dortmund, Germany - the world’s biggest tobacco fair. Cigar Trophy by Cigar Journal awards ceremony night for 2016. Our partner STG annual party. Also on show was  our 2016 release: the Limited edition Bespoke Mareva Especiales along with the  full line of Bespoke cigars. Work and pleasure together


A S I A  Q U A L I F I E R S P A N I S H  Q U A L I F I E R

We have first Champion of Spain - Marco Tessari - amazing smoking time of 1 hour 55 minutes. Second place belongs to great Marc Ripoll who provide amazing game!! Third place for Eduardo Navarro Basabe which he deserved by his great concentration during all the game!! Best overall smoking time belongs to World Champion Mirko Giotto who proved again why he is World Champion


History is written - first and historical Cigar Smoking World Championship event powered by official Macanudo Inspirado cigars was held in famous Whisgars cigar lounge in Bangkok - Asia!!

Results: 1. Cliff Robbins 01:22:22, 2. Damien Del Porto 01:21:20

3. Y Suksai 1:15:20


M A R E V A  S P A L A T O

Preparation of new Bespoke Mareva limited edition cigar for Cigar Smoking World Championship called Spalato (Latin name from time of Romans for city of Split) is in full progress. It will be truly limited and it will come in stunning box  which will be done in marble effect. designed by Marko Bilic.


C U E R V O  Y S O B R I N O S 1 3 5  B I R T H D A Y

Celebrating of 135 anniversary of  Cuervo y Sobrinos, official timekeeper of Cigar Smoking World Championship was held in Italy in beautiful Tuscany region. It was exclusive event, where selected guests was celebrating history and quality of Swiss precision watch making.


P A S A D E N A Q U A L I F I E R

Amazing performance from Edgar Paez made him to be first ever Champion of West Coast of USA and owner of presrige Cuervo y Sobrinos watch worth 4000$. With his 01:34:22 he tooked 1st place and watch. Ms Aida, wife of famous cigar legend Mr Anto, owner of Cigars by Chivas tooked 2 place.


C H I C A G O  Q U A L I F I E R D A N I S H   Q U A L I F I E R

Silver Randalu is Champion of Denmark with smoking time of 2 hours! Mari - Ann Randalu, Silver wife, took second place and third place belong to last year Danish Champion!!


Patricia Benden once again made surprise and she won with a smoking time of 2:23:45 for the official competition cigar, a Macanudo Inspirado Mareva. The two other best slow smokers are Martina Klainlagel  and Alexander Andriushkevitch.


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Level and hospitality of Skopje Cigar Club is always on highest level. For the second year they are proud organisers of CSWC qualification event for Macedonia. Aco Spasenovski, founder of the club was providing great  game and he took title of Macedonian Champion!!


InterTabac 2017 in Dortmund, Germany - the world’s biggest tobacco fair. Cigar Trophy by Cigar Journal awards ceremony night for 2017 and we are so proud to be pronounced one of the top 5 best cigar lounges of the World. What a honour!!

C H R I S T M A S  I N  K I E V

We were proud to be part of a historical moment for the Kiev Cigar Club - It celebrated 110 anniversary and our President Marko Bilic and secretary Zeljana Bilic were invited as special guests.

E S T O N I A N Q U A L I F I E R

Alexandar Shagai who is for sure one of best World smokers (World Champion 2013), finally get his Cuervo y Sobrinos watch on his hand, well deserved with his victory!! Proud on my friend Jeremy Casdagli who was like James Bond with his cigar against rest of the World, and he reached third place. Big congratulation to second place Tambet Liblik who was great. My biggest pleasure was that beautiful lady Olesia Nokhrina won as best woman

M A R E V A  T A L L I N N  O P E N I N G

On 15th February we held the opening party of Club Mareva Tallinn located  in the heart Tallinn’s old town. Present were members of Club Mareva from more than 13 countries and spartners  of CSWC including Cigar Journal, Macanudo, ST DuPont, Cuervos y Sobrinos and Pernod Ricard. Cigars presented were the Bespoke Club Mareva Spalato A special “Spalato” cocktail .


R I G A  Q U A L I F I E R

We were proud to to have first and historical moment for CSWC .  First ever qualification round in Riga, Latvia. Domination of smokers from ST. Petersburg announced strong  and very competitive year!!

G E R M A N Q U A L I F I E R

German Qualifier was true surprise and big shock. German smoker Hauke Walker almost broke World record with his smoking time of 2 hours and 59 minutes!! Former German Champion proved that he is in top for and that he will be huge competition to best competitors with smoking time of 2 hours and 41 minutes!!

T H A I Q U A L I F I E R

The second Asian qualification round of the Cigar Smoking World Championship for 2018 was held at Whisgars in Bangkok, Thailand. 20 competitors and a large group of spectators filled the club. Sound of leafing, smell of art of the fine smoke fill the club and happy faces sent energy that it would be amazing CSWC night. Mikael Petersson took the title of Thailand Champion with 1.54.37.

V I E T N A M Q U A L I F I E R

With 20 competitors and an additional 50 spectators throughout the night, CSWC Qualifying Event - Vietnam 2018 was a great success! But most of all, thanks go to all the wonderful competitors who participated in this first competition! Luong Phan was 1st place with 1h30min23sec and she will be going to Split, Croatia for the finale later this year!

L O S  A N G E L E S Q U A L I F I E R

 One of the biggest CSWC events are now traditionally in LA organised by famous Mr Anto from Cigars by Chivas. He took level of organisation on much bigger level, providing great evening to all participants

N A S H V I L L E Q U A L I F I E R

One of our favorite ones - organised by legend of CSWC Mr Darren Cioffi is the place where US and Europe gather together for CSWC  fun and friendship

N E W  Y O R K U S  F I N A L E

 Of US Finale at Macanudo club is always one of the most prestigious black tie events. In the atmosphere of Frank Sinatra, time where the room is filled with smoke, great crowd, excitement and fun , you than know that you will have time to be remembered forever!!

H O L L A N D Q U A L I F I E R

From all around Holland, Cigar Clubs gathered to compete for title of Champion of Holland!! It was great fun to see young and veteran cigar aficionados in same CSWC competition spirit. This time young fighters took title!!

R O M A N I A  Q U A L I F I E R

l Romanian CSWC will be recorded forever in history of CSWC . It is the place where two amazing moments took a place - Darren Cioffi  “the Champ”  - the biggest legend of the  CSWC History came back into the game after 2 years of  retirement and of course he achieved impossible - he took World record back with amazing time of 3 h and 24 min

E S T O N I A N Q U A L I F I E R

Again, Estonian CSWC was great one. With numerous competitors from neighbour countries, CSWC challenge in Estonia was one of the hardest!! Russians from St. Petersburg took victory home !!

M O N T E N E G R O Q U A L I F I E R

Budva, Montenegro  CSWC is oldest CSWC Qualification event. Organized by our great friend Velibor Zolak in prestigious Splendid hotel, this round was simply the great one!! With our Russian friends arrived on the CSWC fighting spot, we had guaranteed fun!!

N O R W E G I A N Q U A L I F I E R

 Oslo, Norway - Augusto cigars. Great cigar place where some of our best friends are enjoying in some of the best cigars was celebrating it’s anniversary. We were honored that CSWC was main part of celebration!!

S W I S S Q U A L I F I E R

With longest tradition of CSWC qualification events, Big Alpine smoke again provided great show  and a lot of fun…

Next year we will move from Bad Ragaz to Zurich to bring CSWC excitement to Swiss smokers

F R A N C H  Q U A L I F I E R

France brought to us old - new French Champion…That was great round and organisation was on level. We are looking forward to have French Champion on Grand Final in Split fighting for colours of French flag.

C H A M P I O N  C I G A R  K N I F E

Specially made for fist of World Champion this peace of art will be timeless memory for great achievement - cigar knife by French company Le Lames Fines!!

C E L E B R A T I O N O F  D E C A D E

There was a dream...it became from dreaming to living reality...why - because there is amazing people on this World which still love dreaming and living.... Thank to all of you our friends and supporters for making our dream reality for already decade...please never stop living dreams with us....

M A C E D O N I A N Q U A L I F I E R

Our favourite place to start CSWC season - Macedonia, Skoplje!! With amazing hospitality of ub we enjoyed in every moment  of first qualification round of the season. Saso Dukoski proved again after two years that his first title was not just coincidence…He took title of the Macedonian Champion!!

Our Club Mareva  limited edition for Grand Finale of CSWC  received one more recognition - it was selected on 14th place among 25 best cigar on the World for year 2018 by cigar Journal. ;Marko Bilic choose the blend, vitola and he created design of the box with special logo for that year limited edition. He named  “Spalato” which is Latin name for Bilic’s hometown Split

W O R L D C H A M P I O N O N  P R O C I G A R

World Champion Mr hauke Walter was enjoing with his wife in one of his prizes from Grand Final - visit to Procigar festival in homeland of cigars, Dominican Republic!! Visiting factories, rolling his own cigars, visiting of fields, gala dinners and parties

Was all what he was able to enjoy and discover !!

B O V E D A P R I Z E S  F O R  2 0 1 9

For year 2019 our official Global  partner Boveda came with new prizes for best ones around the World - Boveda Butler smart sensor and Boveda Retailer Carton 69% 60 g , 12 pc. This prizes are so useful and of great value in every day of every serious cigar aficionado

D O M I N I C A N  R E P U B L I C C H A M P I O N

There To be champion of the Dominican Republic and to receive unique Macanudo Cuervo y Sobrinos watch in fron of famous cigar producers and elite from DR and rest of the World is special honour and pride. That honour belongs to Argentinean smoker Alberto Ianardi, member of Cigar sommelier association¨¨