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 December 11th at 7 pm -- early-birds welcome! This is the annual White Pipe Night! Bring your favorite meerschaum and join your friends. Its also the venerable Jim Lissner's 92nd birthday so join us to wish him a happy birthday and sing. What else? Be sure to bring your auction donation for the annual dinner in January. Official SPC pipe cleaner cases for all members, delectable sample tobaccos and juicy gossip. Join us if you are born to smoke a pipe.
ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION EVENT Saturday January 25th, 2014. Keynote Speaker Mr. Steve Fallon. The club's Premiere Event of the Year! Cocktails, amazing catering, Lighting of the Clays, award to the deserving, Live & Silent auctions, the best pipe fellowship on the planet. Only 45 tickets. Don't be left out. Tickets available now SPC 13th ANNUAL DINNER - 1/25/2014.
~~ANNUAL SLOW SMOKE NEW CHAMPION ! A new champion was crowned at the November 13th Slow Smoke. Jim Westmoreland joins the Pantheon Of The Immortals as the winner of the 2013 Western Regional Slow Smoke competition. This was Jim's first Slow Smoke but true greatness will prevail. Jim bested 14 other smokers with an impressive time of 52 minutes 20 seconds. Jim will represent the Club in Chicago next May and his name above the next 4 top place finishers on the Club's magnificent Trophy. The next 4 finishers were Tom Wolfe (45:37), Roxi Willoughby (41:59), Rick Willoughby (41:45) and Jim Lissner (41:15). Congratulations to Jim Westmoreland and all our competitors!
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.
Our champion went to the World Cup 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.
Announcing the RESULTS of the 2012 John Cotton Throwdown Sponsored by the Sutliff Tobacco Company It was down to the wire in Chicago but Dick Silverman of Chief Catoonah Tobacconists took home the Grand Prize with his winning recreation of this 28 year old blend. Our friend Steve Books, House of Calabash, finished a strong second and Leonard Wortzel of Lane Limited won the People's Choice award. Read all about it on PipesMagazine.com And you can also read about it on Neill Roan's wonderful blog, A Passion For Pipes
We celebrated International Pipe Smoking Day Monday in February at Smokey Joe's. Special guests joining SPC'ers included great friend Vernon Vig and Richard Friedman. (this great poster created by Neill Archer Roan)
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!!
And in the not too distant past...