Cigar Smoking World Championship Returns to Kuala Lumpur

The Slowest Race on Earth Returns to Kuala Lumpur  

Mark your calendars! The Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC), celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2020, will host a Kuala Lumpur qualification round on Saturday 14 March 2020. 

Trinidad Cigar Company brought this glamorous lifestyle event to Malaysia for the first time in 2019, and brings Marko Bilic back in 2020!

There are tremendous prizes up for grabs, including an entry ticket to the Grand Final. The event itself will be a celebration of cigar culture and those who attended and participated in 2019 can attest to the the fun, camaraderie, and celebration of cigars the event is.

Venue, ticket prices, and more details will be released very soon. 

Marko Bilic, Founder CSWC

The Challenge

The CSWC was founded by Marko Bilic (pictured above) who will be in KL for the Qualification Event. Competitors are challenged to smoke a Rocky Patel Cigars mareva sized-cigar (42 x 5 1/8), for the longest period of time (see the rules here) The cigar must stay lit the entire time and once the flame goes out, so too does the competitor’s chances of victory. 

Qualification events take place in cities around the world, with winners invited to take part in the CSWC Grand Final in Split, Croatia in September.

Record Holders

The current CSWC Champion is Mr Oleg Pedan from Russia, who smoked his cigar at the 2019 Grand Final for 3 hours, 28 minutes and 8 seconds.

The current CSWC World Record Holder is Mr Igor Kovacic from Sweden who has an unbeaten time of 3 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds.

The Current CSWC Kuala Lumpur Record Holder and Champion is Mr Yadie Dayana with a time of 1 hour, 40 minutes and 43 seconds. 

The challenge has been set. Who will be the 2020 CSWC Kuala Lumpur Champion?


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