Camaraderia: The Cigar Smoking World Championship
“The Cigar Smoking World Championship was born out of the true passion of cigars combined with the beauty of the moments spent sharing this passion with like-minded people from all over the World.” –cswcworld.com
The Cigar Smoking World Championship has brought in the best talent in the business for going on nine years now. This event is about how slow you can smoke a cigar, and it has been proven to be slower than a snail with no place to be. The most recent championship brought over 250 of the best cigar smokers in the world. Talk about a lot of smoke. You may think that this event is going to be one where anger and competitiveness is brought out of people. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The true gentleman and the camaraderie of the sport is brought out. Win or lose,
contenders and fellow cigar aficionados laugh and have a jolly ole time. The prizes consist of loser cigars, which are no losing matter, all the way to the grand prize! Not only the trophy and title of Grand Champion but a unique one time made Cueryo y Sobrinos Swiss watch for our Champion and the 24 hours cruise on mega yacht which in itself is worth more than $30,000 per day. And much, much more.
How it Works
The competition is much like any sport, but closely compared to the Olympics. People from all over the world come together as one collective group who have one passion in common, cigar smoking! The competition is real, it’s fierce, it’s truly a sport of competition. Although,
competitors are against each other, it is easy to root for one another, hoping people succeed (not as much as you hope you win.) Training is involved. As we, as fellow cigar smokers know, it is difficult to make a cigar last and have the physical stamina to keep from letting the smoke get to us. The world record is 3 hours 52 minutes and 55 seconds for a single cigar. From training together, traveling to the worlds, and having a smoke with a friend, brings the community closer together.
As Cigar Smokers, we often overlook the passion behind what we are doing when we light up. It is important that we share the passion with one another. Young people are smoking more and more cigars and they need mentorship on the correct way to light up, what cigars to smoke, smoking etiquette. Let’s pass on our knowledge to them so we can keep the tradition of cigar smoking going.
“The more I smoke cigars, the more experienced I become with The Leaf, the more I realize that cigar smoking is as much (and perhaps more) about the people with whom you experience these cigars, than it is the flavors you connote.” Tony from Vice Lounge Online.
Let’s keep the camaraderie of smoking cigars going, but make sure to bring extra smokes to share with the ones we love!