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 June 10th. More fun than the legal limit in June
New SPC blends: Potlatch and Deception Pass!
Potlatch...our Celebration of Plenty with Latakia, Orientals, Burley and Cavendish
14th Annual Dinner and Auction Held on January 24, 2015
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 blends...POTLATCH and DECEPTION PASS!
Now in stock at pipesandcigars.com! Coming soon to Smokingpipes.com and other fine retailers. Deception Pass is the latest Joe Lankford concoction: a northwest style virginia perique fusion with a bit of turkish orientals.
Celebration of Cavendish, Luxury Burley, Virginias, Latakia, Perique & Orientals
POTLATCH ~ the traditional Northwest Indian Celebration of Plenty. Sumptuous feasts and ritual ceremonies lasted weeks. Gifts were shared with many old and new friends. The Seattle Pipe Club’s Potlatch is just such a gift of our pipe tobacco. Enjoy this lavish mixture of seven rare ingredients: Black Cavendish marries with luxury burley, Cyprian Latakia, bright Virginias, Turkish Orientals and Acadian Perique. Crafting the most sought after small batch blends in America since 2007
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
The 2014 SPC Pipe of the Year will be done 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
Pipe for Thought
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.
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 Tinderbox. Store 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!!
Gary Schrier's latest books are
- 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.