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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:    No July meeting: summer break (and Smokey Joe's ain't quite done yet)  Wednesday August 13th at the newly remodeled Smokey Joe's!  Join us if you are born to smoke a pipe.Photo of the amazing Jim Lissner celebrating his 92nd birthday at the December meeting.  Happy Birthday Jim.


Coming up:   SPC ANNUAL BBQ PICNIC  Saturday August 23rd, Matt Guss's home.  Noon to 4.  RSVP for our head count!   Totally free for Members only...ahh, the benefits of SPC Membership.  Click here to register! 10th Annual Summer BBQ Saturday August 23rd - 8/23/2014 

 2014 SPC Pipe of The Year by master carver Jack Howell.   Pipes are now ordered and will be delivered this Fall. What's it 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!
 
ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION EVENT AMAZING!!!!  Its hard to think we can top ourselves each year but this was one for the record books.  It was truly a celebration of the club and our members.  Steve Fallon was outstanding and we are extremely appreciative to have this warm, Texas gentleman join us today.  The auctions were a stellar success...we humbly thank our generous donors and bidders.  Photos and comments coming soon!  Didn't make it?  Sorry friend, you missed the event of the year -- just ask anyone who attended. 
~~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!   

    
Read All About It!   Have you taken a gander at the new Briar Meditations online periodical?  Written and Edited by SPC member Tom Spithaler, you'll find the stories, features and perspective refreshing.  The most recent article is on the newly announced SPC Pipe Of The Year from master carver Jack Howell.  Check out Briar Meditations - you'll be glad you did! 

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. 

 

 

  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

 

 

 



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 

AVAILABLE NOW  

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New Feature:  KAPLAN'S POETRY KORNER.  100 year olde verse on tobacianna!  Delightful! 

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)


Membership


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

      TheBriarPipe.com

       

      Only the finest tobacco pipes and accessories

      The Pipe Tart

       

      Featuring pipe artists from around the world.

      Pipestud

       

      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

      Pulvers

       

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

      Smoking Pipes.com

       

      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

      XIKAR

       

      The Best Thing To Happen To Cigars Since Fire

      UPtown

       

      Nashville's Premier Smoke Shop Since 1985

      Bottleworks

       
      Bottleworks in Seattle

      Distinguished Beers From Around the World

      McCranie

       

      Tobacconist Since 1979

      4noggins.com

       

      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 BriarBooks.com
       

       


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





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