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German CSWC Judges ready for action. From Left: Christopher Hofmann, Thomas Geisler and Philipp Kugler


Hauke Walter is a well-known name in the world of slow smoking. Former World Champion, one of the few people on the planet who can smoke a Mareva competition size cigar for more than three hours.So expectations were high, even though it is well known that the new competition Rocky Patel Mareva is a very demanding cigar, and this was one of the first live competitions in which that cigar was smoked. 

Hauke is a impressive smoker. Only Darren Cioffi's eyes had such ice-cold focus and concentration. However, in order to achieve big results, you must have "Ice" in you. Hauke is a competitor who is one of the most likely candidates to achieve everything that is possible in CSWC - World Champion title (again), or even World Record. He will have another opportunity very soon -Marko Bilic, Founder of CSWC


Competitors picking up competition RP Cigar


Marina Kleinlagel, second positioned, amazing smoker

So, in the beautiful atmosphere of the exclusive and well-known restaurant Schuhbeck's in den Südtiroler Stuben, German smokers gather to enjoy this special and exciting evening.
Philipp Kugler, our official CSWC judge, organized a fantastic CSWC night. Following the reception and the CSWC competition, a fine dining dinner was organized by the legend himself, Alfons Schuhbeck.Cigarkings' top cigars were also enjoyed that evening.


Champion of the CSWC Germany - Hauke Walter with organiser Philipp Kugler and sponsors

But one thing must be emphasized: it was a CSWC competition with Ladies dominance.
If we consider Hauke as an experienced and well-known champion, who won German qualifications in 3 hours and 18 minutes, we can see that the ladies dominate the rest of the winning positions.With 1 hour and 47 minutes, Astrid Walter took a strong second place.
Martina Kleinlagel, a famous slow smoker, performance so well and she came in third place after smoking her Rocky Patel competition cigar for 1 hour and 22 minutes.
That demonstrates how strong the ladies are in this challenge and how the future of this challenge belongs to them. 


Some of the moments from CSWC Germany

Following the CSWC Germany, Hauke climbed to the top of the top 20 list of the season's best smokers. It's interesting to see that he smoked for more than 40 minutes from some of the best world smokers, including Igor Kovacic, the world record holder, and Mikael Zander, a famous and great Swedish smoker who won the title of Champion this year.These guys can smoke for more than 3 hours, but they stayed under that limit this season.Is it humidity or something else? We'll conduct some interviews with them to get their thoughts. 


Alfons Schuhbeck (in the middle) with Judges and CSWC partners

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