United Kingdom

The UK Federation of Pipe Clubs

Address:
PC, City:
Tel. No:
E-mail:
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National President

Name: Mark Dyer
Address:
PC, City:
Phone private:
Phone job:
E-mail: mdyer@rtp-uk.com

Associated Pipeclubs

List of Pipeclubs here


Miscellaneous information

Vice President
Mr. Bernhard Allotey of the Pipe Club of London

Organisation

The UK Federation of Pipe Clubs co-ordinates all UK activity for the below list of UK pipeclubs. Please get in touch with our President – Mark Dyer, if you are pasionate about or even just interested in, Pipes and Pipe smoking. Of course you can also contact any of theses clubs directly:

Edinburgh Pipe Club – http://edinburghpipeclub.blogspot.com John Hollingsworth Pipe Club – www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=84493377073 Nottingham Pipe Club – www.nottinghamtobacco.co.uk/about/ Pipe Club of Norfolk – www.pipeclubofnorfolk.co.uk/pcntext.php Pipe Club of London – http://pipecluboflondon.com/ Smokers Forums Pipe Club – http://pipesmokersforum.com South West Pipe Club – www.southwestpipeclub.co.uk/

Keep your eyes peeled for a pipe smoker!

British Pipe Smoking Championship 2014

This years event took place, again, at Newark Showground and was well attended. Over 14 trade stands, many members of the public and 33 entrants to the competition. This year we were honoured by the attendance of Cornelius Crans (President of the International Committee of Pipe Clubs (CIPC)) and his wife.

Results:

POSITION NAME CLUB TIME
1 IAN HURST NOTTS 1:19:13
2 IAN WALKER JHPC 1:18:57
3 MARK DYER SWPC 1:11:01
4 ALEX BURN JHPC 1:08:25
5 ROBERT MARKUS SWPC 1:03:20
6 CORNELIUS CRANS DPG 0:58:00
7 TONY HAMILTON JHPC 0:54:21
8 DAVID POLHILL PCON 0:52:57
9 GAZ PENGELLY NOTTS 0:49:00
10 ED FLANAGAN SMOKERS FORUM 0:48:45
11 KRYSZTOF KUZLOWSKI NOTTS 0:47:00
12 DAVID WOOLARD-KINGSTON PCON 0:44:44
13 MARK HEALE   0:46:31
14 TONY LARNER PCON 0:42:50
15 DAVE JAQUES PCOL 0:42:00
16 SAM BARRETT NOTTS 0:41:40
17 JAMES GILLIAM SMOKERS FORUM 0:38:06
18 JIM BOYLE SMOKERS FORUM 0:35:30
19 RICHARD MURRAY NOTTS 0:33:00
20 JOHN GREEN PCOL 0:31:00
21 JONNY WEIGHTMAN EPC 0:30:19
22 HARLEY HANCOCK PCON 0:26:14
23 MARCIN SEWERA EPC 0:25:00
24 DAN MEAD SMOKERS FORUM 0:23:09
25 GARY WESTON JHPC 0:22:37
26 TONY KELLY JHPC 0:21:58
27 BRIAN MILLS SWPC 0:07:00
28 NIGEL PROCTOR SMOKERS FORUM 0:03:54
29 PETER JONES EPC 0:01:46
30 EDWARD SHAW NOTTS 0:01:40
31 MATHEW DEREDMAN JHPC 0:01:39
32 CHRIS ASKWITH SWPC 0:01:10
33 KEVIN STONE NOTTS 0:00:56

Team Results:

1. John Hollingsworth Pipe Club – 03:21:43
2. Nottingham Pipe Club – 02:55:13
3. South West Pipe Club – 02:21:21
4. Pipe Club Of Norfolk – 02:19:41
5. SMOKERS FORUM – 02:02:21 6. Edinburgh Pipe Club – 00:57:05

Pipe Smoker of the Year

Pipe Smoker of the Year was an award given out annually by the British Pipesmokers’ Council, to honour a famous pipe-smoking individual. Initiated in 1964 as Pipeman of the Year by the Briar Pipe Trade Association, it was presented at a lunch in London’s Savoy Hotel each January. The award was discontinued in 2004 because its organisers feared it fell foul of laws banning all advertising and promotion of tobacco. The award was reintroduced in 2014, by the UK Federation of Pipe Clubs, at the British Pipe Smoking Championship at Newark Showground. In a departure from previous awards the recipient was not a celebrity, but the outgoing President of the UK Federation of Pipe Clubs Brian Mills, in recognition for his personal contribution in recommencing the British Pipe Smoking Championships.

Pipe Smokers of the Year

1964 – Rupert Davies
1965 – Harold Wilson
1966 – Andrew Cruickshank
1967 – Warren Mitchell[i]
1968 – Peter Cushing
1969 – Jack Hargreaves
1970 – Eric Morecambe
1971/72[ii]Lord Shinwell
1973 – Frank Muir
1974 – Fred Trueman
1975 – Campbell Adamson
1976 – Harold Wilson (Pipeman of the Decade)
1977 – Brian Barnes
1978 – Magnus Magnusson
1979 – J. B. Priestley
1980 – Edward Fox[iii]
1981 – James Galway
1982 – Dave Lee Travis
1983 – Patrick Moore
1984 – Henry Cooper
1985 – Jimmy Greaves
1986 – David Bryant
1987 – Barry Norman
1988 – Ian Botham
1989 – Jeremy Brett
1990 – Laurence Marks
1991 – John Harvey-Jones
1992 – Tony Benn
1993 – Rod Hull
1994 – Ranulph Fiennes
1995 – Jethro
1996 – Colin Davis
1997 – Malcolm Bradbury
1998 – Willie John McBride
1999 – Trevor Baylis
2000 – Joss Ackland
2001 – Russ Abbot
2002 – Richard Dunhill[2]
2003 – Stephen Fry
2014 – Brian Mills

Mark Dyer presenting Brian Mills with his Pipe Smoker of the Year 2014 award.

Pipe Smoker of the Year 2014

Pipe Smoker of the Year 2014