Cigar Smoking World Championship in Music City Nashville

Nashville going up in smoke

Friday, May 8 King Jewelers in Green Hills hosts a qualifying tournament for the 2015 Cigar Smoking World Championship.

“Very soon, we will turn a new page in cigar world history,” Marko Bilić, CSWC founder and president, said in a news release. “After six years of Cigar Smoking World Championships, … one of the biggest moments has arrived — the first ever CSWC tournament on the soil of the USA.”

Along with Cioffi, participants from 10 different countries will be in Nashville for the tournament. Cioffi will be defending his crown at the event, which is one of five qualifying tournaments taking place around the world this year before the world championship is held in Split, Croatia in September.