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Welcome and thank you for visiting The Seattle Pipe Club

Where smoking isn't just allowed . . . it's mandatory !


The Seattle Pipe Club meets in Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge in little ol' Fife.  Second Wednesday of every month.  So join your fellow pipe smokers!

Sure there's a statewide ban on smoking in public places! But the intrepid Seattle Pipe Club legally enjoys our tobacco on Puyallup Tribal land in the town of Fife.  Hey, did you know Fife in German means pipe?   Smokey Joe's provides a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere, with an excellent tobacco lounge, comfy leather chairs & sofas, tasty food, a gorgeous mahogany bar and refreshing beverages of your preference--including a grand selection of single malt Scotch.  Its Beautiful, baby!

Next Club Meeting:  Wednesday April 8th.    New SPC blend Deception Pass! A Northwest style virginia perique fusion tobacco.  Now in stock.  

The SPC Annual Dinner was SPECTACULAR! Our 14th annual dinner was held for the pleasure of members and guests on January 24th.  Kevin Godbee put on one of the best presentations we've ever had.  He is a consummate raconteur and shared many inside stories of the PipesMagazine history and operations.  We were truly delighted to have the greatest publisher in the modern pipeworld join us as our Keynote Speaker 

The auction was a wonderful success and we thank each and every person who donated to the Club's auction fundraiser.   Click here to see the SPC 14th ANNUAL DINNER - 1/24/2015    Want to peek at the awesome auction items?  Who wouldn't! Click here my friend...2015 SPC dinner Live & Silent Auction

Photos from the dinner are now available

in our Photo Page List section.

 Introducing the newest Seattle Pipe Club blend...DECEPTION PASS!  Now in stock at  Coming soon to and other fine retailers.      Deception Pass is the latest Joe Lankford concoction: a northwest style virginia perique fusion with a bit of turkish orientals.   
DECEPTION PASS…on north Puget Sound tidal waters flow dangerous & quick  under a high trestle bridge.  Master Blender Joe Lankford retreats here to reflect.  Joe’s NW style Virginia Perique gives the pipesmoker a sense of how we savor our marvelous region.   Enjoy English style Virginias, Acadian Perique, Black Virginia, Black Cavendish and a touch of rare Turkish Orientals.  Crafting the most sought after small batch blends in America since 2007.    
The SPC is the only pipe club that actually creates & markets their own original blends.  That makes our blends very special indeed.  

Slow Smoke Contest Victory!  Congratulations to 2014 Champion Craig Watness and all the terrific competitors!!  Craig's time of 54:19 won the day by a wide margin.  It's been 5 years since Craig won and he was extremely pleased.  The SPC is very proud of Craig and all our contestants.  Last year's champ Jim Westmoreland yielded the trophy with honor.  Newbie Pat Dennis did an amazing time of 47:20 to come in second.  This was the Official US Western Division Championship Slow Smoke Competition.  Craig will go on to represent the Club in Chicago and possibly Europe.  

Visit our NEWS section for the official times.

 2014 SPC Pipe of The Year by master carver Jack Howell.   Pipe orders are complete and will delivered at the November meeting.  What's this fabulous pipe like?   Says Chairman Rick Willoughby, "Stupendous."  Check it out for yourself - click here   SPC 2014 Pipe of the Year 
Bertrand Russell, the amazing Nobel Prize winner, a lifelong pipe smoker lived to 98 years old.  Indeed, he claimed he owed his very life to pipe smoking.  Listen to him and soak it in a bit.
Thank you Eric Boehm for this suggestion!

Our champion went to the World Cup in Poland.

  Roxy and Rick Willoughby went to Poland to represent the Seattle Pipe Club in the International Slow Smoke Competition.   It has been one of our proudest moments to send our 2012 Slow Smoke Club Champion to the World Cup Slow Smoke in Poland.
Here are the results:
Roxy Willoughby placed 160th out of 293 with a time of 47:43.  Amazingly good!  She beat 133 other smokers.  Rick Willoughby scored a time of 40:36!  Also great!  This year was the first time UPCA was able to present 2 teams.  Team 1 placed 14th out of 77.  Team 2 placed 43 out of 77.  Overall winner:
  • Hans Sonderman of the Netherlands his time?  An astounding 3 hours, 5 minutes 56 seconds.  Our hats are off to Mr Sonderman!
  • Winning Team Corsellini Pipa Club Firenze with a team time of 7:16:14
UPCA results - our Fellow Americans!:
  • Chris Karas 1:36:38
  • Doc Garr 1:26:24
  • Andy Hamilton 1:10:57
  • Raymond Lykins 1:00:07
  • Roxy Willoughby 47:43
  • Rick Willoughby 40:36
So there you have it.  We came to play and our champions performed remarkably.  Jet lagged and their first competition overseas.  The SPC is simply proud of them for this historic event.  Thanks to Rick, Roxy, UPCA and of course to the donors who helped make this possible. 


Save 10% on our fantastic SPC blends now available locally at the Tacoma TinderboxStore owner Jeff Packer is stocking our blends in economical bulk.  Buy as much or as little as you want.  Plum Pudding & Mississippi River is in stock!  Tins are available by special order.  Visit the Tinderbox today and get your SPC tobacco.  And be sure to look at the Tinderbox's great selection of pipes, tobaccos, accessories and cigars!  SPC members get 10% OFF your purchases!!

And in the not too distant past...

Have you met the inimitable Clive Dunhill?  See his SPC presentation from 2011  click here to see SPC 2011 dinner videos  CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS 





Gary Schrier's latest books are 





Monthly Meetings

  • WHAT: Seattle Pipe Club -- regular meetings
  • WHERE: Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge (high atop BJ's Casino)
    4411 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424   tel (253) 922-0430
  • DIRECTIONS: Google Maps
  • WHEN: 7-9pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month (come early for good seats and enjoy the hospitality)


Join the club!
Membership dues: a paltry $25 per year. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings -- the dues are voluntary. But hey, c'mon! Show your love for the club and become a member!  Paid members support our club and get price breaks on pipes, tobacco and club events. Just show your card at the Tacoma Tinder Box, Kirsten's Pipes in the Fisherman's Terminal in Ballard or any of our online associates listed below.  All will discount merchandise to card-carrying members.

    For more information about membership in the Seattle Pipe Club click on Benefits in the main menu, on the right.

      The Seattle Pipe Club truly thanks these generous & talented donors for our annual auction.  We would not be half the club without friends like these.   Please support them and tell them the SPC sent you. 

      P. Zhan Pipes


      Peter Zhan is a noted custom pipemaker in China, software engineer, and photographer.

      Exotic Pipe Stands by Neal Yarm


      Exquisite craftsmanship designed pipe stands. 

      Talbert Pipes


      Artisan pipes representing the artistic creation of Trever & Emily Talbert.

      Old Nellie Pipes


      Handmade pipes by Joe Nelson

      Skoda Pipes


      ...where nature and design meet.

      Jopp Pipes


      Handmade pipes from Saxony, Germany

      Howell Fine Handmade Pipes


      Jack Howell is a custom pipemaker, father, university teacher, and clarinet player.

      Armentrout Pipes


      Pursuing the beauty and precision of classical shapes while adding touches of a modern and artistic aesthetic.

      Briar Blues


      Where service is not a luxury.

      Von Erck Classics


      Hand crafted pipes by carving legend Lee Von Erck


      Only the finest tobacco pipes and accessories

      The Pipe Tart


      Featuring pipe artists from around the world.



      Steve Fallon, "Largest Ebay pipe seller"  easy to deal with and gets the most for your pipe

      Kirsten Pipe Company


      Kirsten Pipe Company and FK Kirsten Tobacconist



      New pipes often hand picked and used always cleaned, reconditioned, and ready for you to smoke upon arrival.



      fresh pipes served daily

      Kramers Pipe & Tobacco Shop


      Tobacco Blended To the Individual Taste
      Since 1919, Beverly Hills

      Sutliff Tobacco


      America's Oldest Pipe Tobacco Company
      Setting the standard since 1849

      McClelland Tobacco Company


      A Tradition of Fine Craftsmanship in Tobaccos for the Pipe

      Missouri Meerschaum Company


      There's Nothing Quite Like
      A Genuine Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe



      The Best Thing To Happen To Cigars Since Fire



      Nashville's Premier Smoke Shop Since 1985


      Bottleworks in Seattle

      Distinguished Beers From Around the World



      Tobacconist Since 1979


      PIpe Tobacco, accessories & excellent service

      Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd.


      Discover their fine pipe tobaccos and little cigars.

      Tobacco Pipe Exports, LLC

      Retail and Wholesale Sales of Premium Quality Tobacco Pipes

      Cornell & Diehl


      Hand Blended Pipe Tobacco
      Made In the Carolinas

      Arango Cigar

      Arango imports and distributes cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco
      and other smoking accessories from around the world.

      Preferred Vendors

      Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge in Fife

      Our own Gary Schrier's  latest books are available
      for your tobacciana library!!

      Order today from


      SPC Blends Now In Stock! 
      10% Discount for SPC Members

      Other Pipe Links   (Click to see even more links)