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Etan PATEL PUSHED HIS ROCKY PATEL CSWC CIGAR TO THE VICTORY

by Sarah Sunders

Havana House hosted first CSWC round of UK season

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Sarah Sunders CSWC ambassador UK with Kolja Kukuk (left) and Paresh Patel

 First Event was held on 12th August at Havana House, WINDSOR, Berkshire.  
Organised by the Women's International Cigar Club, kindly hosted by Paresh Patel, and attended by Rocky Patel Cigars European and now UK Ambassador Kolja Kukuk. 

Sarah exemplifies the real cigar lady. Always on the move, always with a smile and a cheerful attitude.Taking always initiative to such a high and professional  level. She is an excellent judge and organizer, but most importantly, she is a wonderful friend. - Natasa Kresevic, Deputy Head Judge of the CSWC 

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Havana House, amazing cigar spot

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CSWC RP mareva ready for race

Elise Rasmussen from Tobacco Reporter and GTNF attended and offered support for the London final. Her son William was out after 15 minutes, but is super keen to become a judge for next year's event! 12 NEWCOMERS to the CSWC competition!!! all competed in the calm summer evening, with a tasting of Diplomatico rums and friendship. 

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Winner Mr. Etan Patel in focus

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Diplomatico rum as great supporter of CSWC

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Judging and competing in action

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth wasn't at home in the nearby Windsor Castle, but I'm sure she would have approved! The Winner was Mr. Etan Patel with a time of 1 hour and 8 minutes, 46 seconds.  He won a Xicar lighter and will compete at the UK final on 6th September. A very good start to his CSWC career ! A very close second was Mr. Billy Bulsara with a time of 1 hour and 6 minutes, 55 seconds. Havana House is very keen to host some practice events and next year's Berkshire region Qualifier event. 

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Choosing competition cigar for the race

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Sarah Sunders - CSWC ambassador and judge