CIPC was founded in 1970 by - amongst others - Pierre-G. Müller (CH) - now an honorary member of the CIPC - and the late André-Paul Bastien (F).
The CIPC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring together National Clubs from countries all over the world in order to establish friendly ties of mutual understanding between them, to help in their development and to organize regularly scheduled large international meetings (from the Statutes).
The Board of Management consists of 6 members:
4 vice-presidents (CH, DK, J, USA)
a secretary-general (A),
a treasurer (F)
and a president (NL, not representing NL in CIPC).
At the moment, the CIPC is uniting the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan,
Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Slovakia,
Switzerland, Sweden, USA, Taiwan
Additional contacts: Rumania, Israel
World Slow Smoke Competitions
International championships are held every year.
Every 4 years as the World Championship. Also every 4 years, but two years shifted from the WC, is the European Championship. Every odd year in between, is the World Cup for club teams.
Past events are documented on our page "News from CIPC". Where reports and photos are available, they are included with those articles.