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The United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) was organized in 2002 as a national federation of pipe clubs in the United States. Its purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the American pipe smoking community by encouraging and assisting in the formation of local pipe clubs and actively supporting their activities, including pipe shows and pipe smoking competitions.  The UPCA annually sponsors national and regional pipe smoking contests.
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2018 UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest

The 16th Annual UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest was held on May 6th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

Official contest results are available plus we have almost 200 photos from the contest.  All are available for viewing and download.

2018 UPCA Contest Results


Overall winner was Lev Vasilyev with a time of 1:33:38.

The national champ was Allen Boyd with a time of 1:14:02.

Rie Jakobsen was the women's champ at 1:06:56.

  The team competition was won by the St. Petersburg Pipe Club.

New Clubs

Congratulations to the latest clubs to join the UPCA.
  Please welcome them.
Arizona Pipe Club in Mesa, AZ
Kitsap Pipe Club in Paulsbo, WA
Smokers Haven Pipe Club of W. Seneca, NY
Tennessee Pipe and Cigar Club
in Murfreesboro, TN

2017 UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest - 5/7/17

The 2017 US national pipe smoking championship was held May 7, 2017 at the Chicago pipe show. Ninety-five people competed in the contest.

The American winner was Raymond Lykins with a time of 1 hr. 21 min. and 19 sec. The overall winner was Alexy Shekhovtsov from the St. Petersburg (Russia) Pipe Club with a time of 1:25:11.  Scottie Piersel won the women's division with a time of 00:33:59. The St. Petersburg pipe club won the team competition.

Full results of the contest, including individual and team times, can be found in the documents section of our web site.

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Thanks again to Salvatore Amorelli for providing the contest with such wonderful pipes.  SaveSave Save SaveSaveSave Save


UPCA is funded through nominal dues by participating clubs and by contributions from businesses and organizations within the pipe smoking community. We thank and recognize our contributors by displaying a logo and a link to their website. Please patronize these generous folks.

Daughters & Ryan Tobacco Company

 We would also like to thank the wonderful folks who donate prizes for our UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest.  Please check them out in our Donors page.

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