USA

The United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA)

Name

GARR Michael

Title

President

Address

2435 S Main St

PC, City

18706 Hanover Township

Phone private

570-285-5299

Phone job

570-408-4042

Fax

570-408-7872

E-mail

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Website

http://www.unitedpipeclubs.org/

USA / president UPCA about the CPCC / Chicago Pipe Show

On Friday 30 April, the United Pipe Clubs of America had its annual meeting. Tom Wolfe of the Seattle Pipe Club became the club’s newest vice-president. Tom is also our new webmaster and transferred our club’s website to a new site. See it at http://unitedpipeclubs.org. Honorary memberships were given to Matt Guss, President of the Seattle Pipe Club; Premal Cheda, owner of  Smokers Haven and pipe carver; and master blender and owner of Pipes and Cigars, Russ Ouellette.

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Info

On 3 May, 2015 the 13th US national slow smoke competition was held at the Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Show. (read more)  
 
A record 102 contestants completed in the contest. The pipe was made by Viprati. The tobacco, Deception Pass, was donated by the Seattle Pipe Club. The overall winner was Lev Vasilyev (Russia) with a time of 1 hour, 32 minutes and 0 seconds. The US champion was Mike 'Doc' Garr with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 2 seconds. Manduela (Denmark) was the winner in the Women's division with a time of 59 minutes and 34 seconds.
 
 
(For a complete list of times click here. For pictures (Darius Peckus photographer) of the contest click here.)
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The United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) was organized in 2002 as a national federation of pipe clubs in the United States. Its purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the American pipe smoking community by encouraging and assisting in the formation of local pipe clubs and actively supporting their activities, including pipe shows and pipe smoking competitions.
UPCA's broader goals are to bring American pipe smokers together by serving as a liason to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas between its member clubs and to maintain smokers' enthusiasm for the hobby by presenting a positive public image of the culture and traditions of pipe smoking and collecting.