Until a few weeks ago, we – the board of The Nordic Smokers’ Guild – maintained our optimistic view of the chance of being able to go through with our 2020 pipe smoking contest in the year of 2020. But the virus won. Already now, there are restrictive rules on the number of people allowed to participate, and smokers who enlisted for the contest in March and kept their ticket hoping that the contest would be in November have started cancelling their participation out of fear of contagion.
This has led us to the sad decision that our championship 2020 must be cancelled. Even sadder is the fact that we cannot even announce a date in 2021. Nobody knows when the pandemic will be so far under control that we are allowed to host up to 200 people in our pipe show and contest and people will feel safe when travelling and meeting a lot of other people.
We shall, of course, keep you informed as soon as we see positive signs on the horizon and feel that the situation is improving.
Relax with your pipe
Best regards, Peter B. Lau President of The Nordic Smokers’ Guild