Thank you, Doc Garr for posting the results of the 2013 US National Pipe Smoking Contest from the 2013 Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show. The results can now be found on the UCPA
website, see link below.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our own beloved member HANK SAATCHI for puffing away for 51 minutes 09 seconds and placing 28 out of 71 contestants! Great job Hank, congratulations once again!!!
On May 5 at the Chicagoland
International Pipe & Tobacciana show, the 2013 National Pipe Smoking
Championship was held. Highlights were Santiago Perez, from Mexico, was
the overall winner at 1 hour 35 minutes and 4 seconds. Chris Karas,
Arrowhead Pipe Club, came in first place among Americans at 1 hour 14
minutes and 40 seconds. It is the first time an American has twice
placed first. Claudia Marsh, The Order Of Collegiate Pipe Smokers
, was the winner in the women's division at 48 minutes and 16 seconds.
Download all the results: 2013 US National Championship Results.pdf
We have a fantastic time each year in Chicago. The contest
caps what is always a great weekend (week for some of us!) for all!