After a super 2013 event, the organisers of the are tamping down their bowls in anticipation ahead of this year’s edition and we here at UK Tobacco cannot wait for it to get underway.
Occasions like these are few and far between since the clamping down on public smoking so it’s refreshing to see that this year’s Championships is being looked forward to by connoisseurs from across the country and will no doubt be attended very well. The Newark Showground may not know what’s hit it on the 13th of July.
As is customary with the BPSC, all are welcomed for some pre-event socialising at the Muskham Ferry (a local pub to the Newark Showground) on Saturday the 12th. If you don’t know many other pipe smokers, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to swap stories, tips and maybe even to trade some smoking pipe tobacco secrets!
For the event itself the following day, expect the Showground to be a bustling gathering of pipe smokers and stalls displaying the very best in pipe smoking sundries. Ever wanted to track down an elusive pipe but have struggled to find it online? Thanks to official representation at the event from companies such as Gawith Hoggarth, Northern Briars, Peterson, Solani and many more, you might be in luck.
As for the competition itself, expect to be a tightly fought one as there will be many contestants eager to take the crown this year. There’s no better stage to prove your chops as an experienced pipe smoker than at the BPSC and it’s certainly an accolade that would not look out of place on your mantelpiece.
Not taking part or maybe not even a smoker? There should still be plenty to interest you and with plenty of food and drink on-site, you could easily make a day of it. Whatever the case may be, the pipe smoking community awaits this lucrative event and two weeks left to go, be sure that you snap up a ticket to avoid disappointment.
For more information, please visit the competition’s Facebook group or call: 01392 430768
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