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With seconds to the 3 hours, first ever Belarus CSWC was great sucess


Andrey Leontiev is back on the top -  this time on CSWC Belarus

Belarus has joined the CSWC global cigar community by hosting its first qualifying tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) on June 17 in Minsk. The event was organized by Epicure Cigar Club with the assistance of Minsk Cigar Club and attracted participants from region. All winners were awarded with gifts from CSWC sponsors: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, S.T. Dupont, Cuervo y Sobrinos, CigarJournal, Boveda and InterTabac.

Dmitry Nokhrin and Olesia Nokhrina are wonderful individuals. They are true CSWC advocates. They are at the pinnacle of cigar activity with their Epicure Cigar Club, and we are delighted to have them on board. Dmitry, as an International judge, has also demonstrated that he is up to the task.- Marko Bilic, CSWC founder


CSWC great friend Sergey Galevsky deserved 2nd place


Greatr prizes from CSWC Belarus

The winner of the Belarus qualifier was Andrey Leontiev, a famous Moscow aficionado who smoked for an outstanding 02:59:36. He was followed by Sergey Galevsky, a member of Epicure Cigar Club and a repeated winner of tournaments, who smoked for 02:29:08. The third place went to Anton Lashkov, another member of Epicure Cigar Club, who smoked for 02:28:15.

Outside the standings and for personal time, Anastasia Arsenova, the winner of the qualifying stage of Kazakhstan this season and a cigar lady, once again demonstrated her invariable skill, smoking for 02:56:17.

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CSWC Belarus Competitors in action

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Anastasia Arsenova is amazing - continuing to impress with her amazing results

What amazing time - there were almost 3 hours in  Minsk

The organizers of the event expressed their sincere gratitude for the prizes and the opportunity to host the tournament on behalf of the Epicure Cigar Club. They also congratulated the winners and thanked all the participants for their passion and sportsmanship.

The next CSWC qualifier in Belarus is planned for next year, with more participants expected to join the challenge. The Grand Finale of this season will take place on September 3 in Split, Croatia, where Andrey Leontiev will represent Belarus among other national champions.

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Dmitry Nokhrin and Olesia Nokhrina from Epicure Cigar Club  - wonderful hosts of CSWC Belarus and great CSWC advocates

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