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Cigar Smoking World Championship 2022 - Split Grand Finale

The Cigar Smoking World Championship (also know as CSWC) has been bringing competition excitement to the global cigar community for 12 years.As the official timekeeper, Cuervo y Sobrinos is proud to be part of this unique event.

The CSWC season 2022 was the largest ever, with around 3000 participants from all over the world. The best of them travelled to Split, Croatia, for the Grand Finale, where they put their skills to the test at this 12th edition.

The CSWC: a competition to run out the clock

Winston Churchill once said “ Smoking cigars is like falling in love. First you are attracted by its shape; you stay for its flavor and you must remember never, never to let the flame go out”. This could have been said about the CSWC, a genuine international competition whose goal is to smoke a cigar for the longest period of time.

Participants in the event slowly smoke a cigar, savouring its many qualities. The winner is the last person to finish smoking their competition cigar.

The competition travels to some of the most beautiful locations around the world with the final always taking place in Split (Croatia). Marko Bilic the founder has received awards and is internationally recognized for his work, passion and enthusiasm.

This 2022 edition was one of the most spectacular, and it will be remembered as the glory of a Polish couple Borys and Klaudia who, for the first time, conceived the world as a slow smoking couple [...].

The Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) Grand Finale 2022 weekend powered by Rocky Patel was held from September 2nd to September 4th, with the world champion competition taking place on September 3rd at 5pm CEST.

This season featured more than 70 competitions in more than 35 countries worldwide.