British Pipe Smoking Championships

The 2014 British Pipe Smoking Championship took place in a spacious marquee at the Newark Showgrounds, Nottinghamshire on Sunday 13th July, thus ensuring that the World Cup wouldn’t be the only trophy being lifted on that day.

Attended by a welcoming bunch of pipe enthusiasts the annual competition has a feeling of friendly rivalry. Catching up with old friends and perusing the packed stalls possibly has greater importance than being crowned champion. To ensure a level playing field, and to help everyone remain friends, each competitor is supplied with a regulation competition pipe, three matches, a tamper and tobacco.