The 2018 SPC Slow Smoke
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7-9 pm
- Take a shot at winning the Championship and a whole host of wonderful prizes.
- Everyone walks home with a great BriarWorks poker pipe worth over $90 !
- The winner gets his/her pick of many great prizes and a $250 travel voucher to fly to Chicago for the 2019 National UPCA Pipe Smoking Contest.
What is a pipe smoking contest?
Simply put, everyone gets a new pipe, tobacco and two matches. Everybody lights up at the same time, and the last person still smoking is the winner.
Welcome and thank you for visiting The Seattle Pipe Club
Where smoking isn't just allowed . . . it's mandatory !
The Seattle Pipe Club meets in Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge in little ol' Fife. Second Wednesday of every month. So join your fellow pipe smokers!
Come join your fellow pipe smokers at the Seattle Pipe Club. We're one of the biggest and most active pipe clubs in America. There may be a ban on smoking in public places, but the Seattle Pipe Club enjoys our tobacco at Smokey Joe's on Puyallup Tribal land in the town of Fife. Hey, did you know Fife in German means pipe? Smokey Joe's provides a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere, with an excellent tobacco lounge, comfy leather chairs & sofas, tasty food, a gorgeous mahogany bar and refreshing beverages of your preference--including a grand selection of single malt Scotch. Its Beautiful, baby!
- WHAT: Seattle Pipe Club -- regular meetings
- WHERE: Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge (high atop BJ's Casino)
4411 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424 tel (253) 922-0430
- DIRECTIONS: Google Maps
- WHEN: 7-9pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month (come early for good seats and enjoy the hospitality)
Next Club Meeting: Wednesday, November 14th
Slow Smoke Event!! The Annual West Coast Regional Slow Smoke Competition fires up this month. Fifteen competitors will fight for the title of Slowest Smoker for 2018. Come cheer them on! Grand prize goers down in Club history and represents the Club in Chicago next year! So! You won't want to miss the November meeting of our Great Pipe Club. Hang out with the most awesome pipe smokers in the USA. We're just a bunch of folks who love our pipes & tobacco and the pleasure of being together. It's a winning formula.
SPC tobaccos to sample (& purchase), maybe some nice snuff, pipes to buy or sell, a steaming hot or frosty cold adult beverage...what could be nicer? See you there!
It is with great sadness that I tell you Jim Lissner passed away November 5th. He would have been 97 next month. Jim was an amazing man and beloved of this pipe club. To say he was a treasure is an understatement. Jim lived a big life and I know he will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to call him friend. You never greeted Jim without a very firm handshake and an honest grin. He was a merchant seaman, navy in WWII, had his ship torpedoed and sunk by a UBoat, survived and floated to the Dark Coast of Africa to rejoin the war, worked & retired from Boeing, collected pipes in every port, owned the first V12 XKE Jaguar and exhibited it at car shows, was one of the Immortals who appeared on the SPC Slow Smoke Trophy at least 6 times and was SPC PipeMan of the Year. And that ain't the half of it. Our sincere condolences to Jim's loving family and friends. Graveside service Tuesday November 13 at 12 noon,
Longtime member and good friend Mark Difford of Auburn died October 4th after a gallant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Mark was a soft spoken, thoughtful friend who enjoyed the company of the pipe club as much as we enjoyed his. We will miss him. A funeral Mass is schedules to celebrate Mark's life at 10:00 am November 15 at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way WA.
Forest Lawn Cemetery, in West Seattle, located at 6701 30th Avenue SW Seattle 98126
LOOK AT THESE gorgeous leather SPC pipe cleaner holders made exclusively for us by Claudio Albieri! Show your club pride with this Limited Edition branded accessory. For sale at the meeting, while they last. Just $22
DID YOU SEE THE AMAZING ARTICLE ABOUT SEATTLE PIPE CLUB BLENDS IN PIPESMAGAZINE.COM? Featuring Joe, the Club and all the fantastic SPC blends in Parts 1 & 2. PipesMagazine.com Article on SPC Blends
He won by a single puff!
Craig Watness, once again, wins the UPCA NW Regional Smoking contest, but this time he had real competition.
In what has to be the closest finish in a slow smoke, Craig Watness (6-time winner) beat out UPCA President, Tom Wolfe, by only 4 seconds. It was down to just one puff between first and second place.
It set out to be a great contest. Each contestant paid only $40 to enter, but went home with the contest pipe, a Salvatore Amorelli pipe worth $225. Then we had the prizes, which were the best we have ever had, including custom-made pipes, fancy pipe rests, and tobacco, all made by our own members. Every contestant went home with several prizes. (Thanks go to Lennea Wolfe for organizing the contest.)
Then we had the tobacco, SPC's own Potlatch, which was created by Joe Lankford. This year's batch was on the dry side, which made for very interesting times. Alex Hidalgo was first out, but nevertheless scored a respectable time of 26 minutes and 44 seconds. That's right, nobody went out in the first 25 minutes of the contest!
By the 44 minute mark, it was down to just three contestants, Craig Watness, Rick Willoughby, and Tom Wolfe. All three were at a small table back against a wall. As the clock showed 49 minutes, Rick sucked hard on his pipe, but went out 16 seconds later. It was down to just Tom and Craig.
Craig wasn't showing much smoke, so monitor George Bieda put a flashlight next to Craig's lips. There was still a trickle of smoke. Then it was Tom's turn. Monitor Richard Lawton asked Tom if he was still smoking. Tom produced one puff, but not a second one. All eyes turned to Craig, who managed a single puff and then was out. Craig had won!
Photos from the contest are available in our Photo Albums section.
Official contest times are listed in our Documents Section.
|Times for the top five contestants
Join the club! Membership dues: still only a paltry $25 per year. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings -- the dues are voluntary. But hey, c'mon! Show your love for the club and become a member! Paid members support our club, get to participate in the Club Pipe Of The Year and all Members Only club events.
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Pipe Club of London
The Seattle Pipe Club is proud to announce our affiliation with the renowned Pipe Club of London. Stay tuned for how you can join as an associate of this esteemed world famous pipe club!
The Seattle Pipe Club truly thanks the generous & talented donors to our annual auction and Slow Smoke contest. We would not be half the club without friends like these. Please support them and tell them the SPC sent you.