We are proud to announce that Rocky Patel Premium Cigars is the new official manufacturer of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) cigar. Rocky Patel, in partnership with CSWC, has created a new premium cigar for this year’s Cigar Smoking World Championship. We invite you to join us as we partner with CSWC on this journey to discover who will be the Top Cigar Smoker of 2020.




CSWC was founded 10 years ago by Marko Bilic, president of the International Cigar Club Mareva and winner of the prestigious global Cigar Trophy award for the best cigar ambassador in the world. The Cigar Smoking World Championship is an international competition in the “slow smoking” of cigars, but at the same time, it is much more than just a competition – it is the perfect tool to inspire participation in every cigar enthusiast. Through this medium of friendly competition – international friends are reunited and new friends are made, all of whom share the same passion of a shared cigar lifestyle. On top of all that, CSWC is great fun and a great experience!

The CSWC is a global name in the cigar world, with qualification events held in more than 30 countries with the Grand Finale held every September in Split, Croatia. With competitors from over 35 countries represented, the Grand Finale is truly a global event that brings together cigar clubs and enthusiasts from across the world.




The Cigar Smoking World Championship is an international competition in the “slow smoking” of cigars. Competitors compete in how slow they can smoke their cigar with time penalties given for such things as breaking your ash or burning the competition ring (cigar band). The smoker who takes the longest to finish their cigar is the winner.

• All participants receive the same Rocky Patel cigar that they picked from the box.

• Each participant will be given a cigar cutter and a box with two matches.

• Each Participant will be given one minute to light their cigar.

• The cigar will be smoked until it goes out, unintentionally, or until it is burnt up to the competition ring.

• The winner of the competition is the person who smokes the cigar for the longest time without it going out.

For a full list of rules and regulations, please CLICK HERE.




There are over 40 qualification events around the world. The winners of these events will then move onto the World Championship Grand Finale in Split, Croatia! To enter the competition, please contact the qualification event closest to you. Can’t wait to see you there.

Visit or click the link below to see a calendar of all qualification events with venue and contact information.




  • Rocky Patel Farm & Factory Tour
  • Rocky Patel Special World Champion Humidor
  • Rocky Patel Travel Humidor
  • Rocky Patel Burn Lighter
  • Rocky Patel V-Cutter
  • ST Dupont Golden World Champion Lighter – one in the World, 24k Gold, hand made
  • 24-hour all-inclusive mega-yacht experience for the World Champion and 10 guests – 180 ft Seagull yacht, private chief, cigars, champagne, water fun, cruising.
  • Cuervo y Sobrinos World Champion watch
  • Writing Instrument
  • Boveda Humidor and Humidification Pack
  • A unique bottle of spirits
  • Les Fines Lames Golden Cigar Knife – only one made with gold for the World Champion
  • World Champion Ring




  • Rocky Patel Travel Humidor
  • Rocky Patel Burn Lighter
  • Rocky Patel V-Cutter
  • Cuervo y Sobrinos CSWC limited edition watch or exclusive Writing Instrument with Wooden Travel Humidor
  • Boveda Humidification Pack
  • Les Fines Lames Cigar Knife – Made in France