The United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) was organized in 2002 as a national federation of pipe clubs in the United States. Its purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the American pipe smoking community by encouraging and assisting in the formation of local pipe clubs and actively supporting their activities, including pipe shows and pipe smoking competitions. The UPCA annually sponsors national and regional pipe smoking contests.
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2017 UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest - 5/7/17
The 2017 US national pipe smoking championship was held May 7, 2016 at the Chicago pipe show. Ninety-five people competed in the contest.
Photos from the contest can be found here.Save
The American winner was Raymond Lykins with a time of 1 hr. 21 min. and 19 sec. The overall winner was Alexy Shekhovtsov from the St. Petersburg (Russia) Pipe Club with a time of 1:25:11. Scottie Piersel won the women's division with a time of 00:33:59. The St. Petersburg pipe club won the team competition.
Full results of the contest, including individual and team times, can be found in the documents section of our web site.
Thanks again to Salvatore Amorelli
for providing the contest with such wonderful pipes. Save
UPCA is funded
through nominal dues by participating clubs and by contributions from
businesses and organizations within the pipe smoking community. We thank
and recognize our contributors by displaying a logo and a link to their
website. Please patronize these generous folks.
McClelland Tobacco Co.
Daughters & Ryan Tobacco Co.