Every year, pipes smokers from all around the UK gather in Newark for the British Pipe Smoking Championships (BPSC).
This year, the event will take place at the Newark Showground on July 13th.
How the competition works
Every contender is given a pipe, 3g of tobacco and 2 matches.
5 minutes are given to check the pipe & load the bowl.
1 minute is then given to light the bowl with the matches.
Once lit, the aim is to keep the pipe smoking for as long as possible – the last one smoking wins.
No relights are allowed.
Smoke too slow and the pipe will go out – smoke too fast and all the tobacco will be gone!
Prizes include pipes, tobacco and other useful tools.
Alongside the competition, there are always plenty of pipe-related products on show and for sale – along with a bar and food for those who are just looking for a relaxing day out.
For more information on booking a slot in the competition, or on the event itself – head on over to the 2014 British Pipe Smoking Championships Event Page on Facebook.
We’ll be there!
Blakemar Briars will be attending the event, displaying a selection of our pipes that will be available for sale.
The BPSC really is a great day out, whether to compete, browse the various stands or just have a good time with your fellow pipe smokers.
I hope to see you all there.