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V I S I T  T O  C U R V O  Y S O B R I N O S

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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

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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


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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.


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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.


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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!!

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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.

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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

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

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

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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 .


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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!!


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


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.

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

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!