The Cigar Smoking World Championship comes to Kuala Lumpur! 16 March 2019

The Slowest Race on Earth

Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC), celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, will host a qualification event at Astor Bar, St Regis Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 16 March.

Malaysia’s Trinidad Cigar Company brings this glamourous lifestyle event to Kuala Lumpur after CSWC’s previous Asian qualification events in Bangkok and Saigon in prior years. It is the first Asian qualification event for the 2019 season.

“It is an honour to bring the Cigar Smoking World Championship to Kuala Lumpur,” said Dato’ Indera Naresh Mohan, CEO of Malaysia cigar distributor and retailer Trinidad Cigar Company. “There are tremendous prizes up for grabs, including an entry ticket to the Grand Final. The event itself will be a celebration of cigar culture and will be a great spectacle so I invite those who are not participating to come and watch the event.”

Dato’ Indera Naresh Mohan

Founded and hosted by Croatian Marko Bilic, CSWC is a global luxury lifestyle event with over 35 qualification rounds in cities around the world, and which culminates in a grand final in Split, Croatia in September.

Marko Bilic – Founder of CSWC 

CSWC Competitors are challenged to smoke the Macanudo Inspirado Mareva, a mareva sized-cigar (42 x 5 1/8), for the longest period of time. The cigar must stay lit the entire time and once the flame goes out, so too does the competitor’s chances of victory. The Macanudo Inspirado Mareva has been especially created by Macanudo Cigars for the CSWC with superb quality control ensuring everyone has an equal chance to win.

CSWC 10th Anniversary Logo

The current CSWC Champion is Mr Hauke Walter (Germany) who smoked his cigar at the 2018 Grand Final for 2 hours, 48 minutes, 8 seconds. The current CSWC World Record Holder is Mr Darren Cioffi (USA) who has an unbeaten time of 3 hours, 24 minutes. Who will be Kuala Lumpur’s first CSWC Grand Final qualifier and what time will they set?

Marko Bilic – Founder of CSWC 

Event details:

Cigar Smoking World Championship 2019 Kuala Lumpur Qualification Event

Astor Bar, St Regis Kuala Lumpur

7pm for 8pm competition start, Saturday 16th March 2019.


Entry Fee:

Entry tickets to compete in the CSWC are RM285.00 and very limited. Ticket sales will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Please email for booking information.

Those not participating are invited to watch the event, enjoy drinks and cigars, and cheer on participants at Astor Bar, St Regis from 7pm

Marko Bilic – Founder of CSWC

Media Enquiries:

Samuel Spurr, Trinidad Group Marketing Director,, 012 88 00 491

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