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Felix Matei: The Hat-Trick Hunter - Pursuing CSWC Glory in Romania


Turin Time Chase challangers in their first experience with CSWC competition

In an electrifying display of skill and endurance, Felix Matei successfully defended his title as the Romanian Champion of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) for an impressive third consecutive time. The highly anticipated event, organized by the esteemed Pipe and Cigar Club Romania and supported by Dorin Chitiba, the official Rocky Patel importer, showcased the pinnacle of cigar aficionados battling it out for the coveted championship.

Felix Matei's performance at the CSWC Qualifier Romania was nothing short of exceptional. Not only did he claim the top spot, but he also managed to etch his name in the annals of smoking history by setting a new Romanian record. His remarkable feat secured him a place among the top 20 best smokers of the season on a global scale, further solidifying his reputation as a world-class competitor. - Marija Marovic, CSWC Head Judge


Felix Matei - one of the most successful returning national champions of all time


Lighting up minute - one of the most important part of the slow smoking race

The competition was fierce, with Matei facing a nail-biting showdown against the formidable Matei Victor, who secured a well-earned second position. The battle between the two was a sight to behold, showcasing their unwavering determination and refined techniques. Ultimately, it was Felix Matei who prevailed, demonstrating exceptional stamina and a deep understanding of the cigar tobacco burning. Not to be overshadowed, the third position was claimed by the talented Andrei Nitescu, who showcased remarkable skill and poise throughout the event, earning the respect.


competition atmosphere in premises of Romanian Pipe and Cigar national club


Matei Victor achieved great result with 2nd position and more than 2 hours of smoking


Compewtitors in the hard focus

Adding to the excitement of the evening, the CSWC welcomed a special guest from Turkey, Kamer Alyanakyan, who proved to be a formidable force in the competition. His outstanding performance allowed him to secure a well-deserved fifth place, further enriching the international flair of the event. As the event came to a close, organizers and attendees alike expressed their gratitude to all who contributed to making the CSWC Qualifier Romania a resounding success. With anticipation already building for the next competition, participants are gearing up to push the boundaries of cigar smoking excellence and leave an indelible mark on the world stage.


Rocky Patel limited edition humidor for the winner

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