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1st UPCA FAST Smoke Competition
1st UPCA FAST Pipe Smoking Contest
Friday May 27th at 5:15 pm
Lincolnshire Marriott, Linconshire IL
If our slow smoke contest is too boring for you, let's see how FAST you can smoke a pipe. UPCA is holding its first FAST SMOKE contest.
Everyone get the same pipe and tobacco, just like our slow smoke, but the first one out it the winner! Use as many matches (or a blowtorch) as you want. If you go out with unburnt tobacco, you must refill your pipe and light up again.
The Pipe is a Bent Rob Roy Natural from Missouri Meerschaum.
The Tobacco is a special contest blend provided by Mark Ryan of Ryan and Daughters and the L.A. Poche Perique Tobacco Co.
Contestants may bring their own source of ignition in addition to matches provided and can use their own tamper.
Want to see a FAST smoke contest in action? Check out this YouTube video.
Entry fees for the Fast Smoke Contest:
$10 for members of active* clubs belonging to the UPCA
$15 for non-members.
* If you belong to a UPCA club that did not pay its 2021-2022 dues, you must register as a non-member. See our Clubs page to see if your club is an active member.
Please Note: When registering online for the contest, ignore the question "Are you a club member?" This is a system-generated question that does not apply to the contest. Please DO check the appropriate box for whether or not you belong to a UPCA affiliated club.
We wish to thank the sponsors of this contest, Missouri Meerschaum and Mark Ryan for providing the pipes and tobacco.
Friday, May 27, 2022, 5:15 PM until 6:00 PM
Fast Smoke Contest
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
See link "Fast Smoke Contest Rules" in main description.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM
Cancellations accepted until 5/25/2022. Please email the UPCA treasurer for assistance.