Date: May 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Registration for CSWC finale is open. Marko Bilić, the founder of the event, announced details on his facebook last night. With limited seats available for the 10th anniversary of the event, it’s advised to purchase your tickets quickly. As always, the finale is held in Split, Croatia. Split is the home town of Club Marvel, Marko’s cigar lounge.


Winners of all the qualifier events have tickets secured. And there are 35 qualifying events, all over the world. We entered the competition in Kuala Lumpur, finishing fifth. As always, Bilić teamed up with a number of great sponsors to make this event one for the record books. Partners for the 10th-anniversary Cigar Smoking World Championship Grand Finale range from sports cars to cigars. And the event is endorsed by the Croatian government for the positive vibe it the event brings to the city.

This year’s sponsors are McLaren Geneva. S.T. Dupont lighters have been a sponsor for many years. The last three years, Macanudo has been the official competition cigar. Boveda makes sure that all the competition cigars are in perfect condition. Cuervo Y Sobrinos is the official timekeeper, and every winner of a qualifier event and the winner of the grand finale wins a limited edition watch by the Swiss company. Those watches are designed with cigars in the back of the mind. Cigar Journal is the official media partner of the event. Havana Club Rum is a proud sponsor as well. Just as Chivas Whiskey and Casdagli Cigars. Sotheby’s Croatia is involved in the event too and Offline Solutions is responsible for the safety and security of all contenders. Last but not least, Les Fines Lames created limited edition versions of their cigar knives for the winners of the events.

The grand finale

The Grand Finale takes place in Split, Croatia. And the dates are August 30th till Sunday, September 1st. The event includes a cocktail party and a cigar dinner with live music on the opening night. On Saturday, August 31st there are workshops and pairings before the official Cigar Smoking World Championship finale. After the finale, there’s a gala dinner. On Sunday, a boat trip to neighboring islands is planned for those that are interested. And the weekend is finished with a Havana Party on Bacvice beach.

If you want to register, surf to the Cigar Smoking World Championship website and register quickly, before the event is sold out.

Ministry of Cigars Registration for CSWC finale is open
photo credit: yachts croatia

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