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The United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) was organized in 2002 as a national federation of pipe clubs in the United States. Its purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the American pipe smoking community by encouraging and assisting in the formation of local pipe clubs and actively supporting their activities, including pipe shows and pipe smoking competitions.  The UPCA annually sponsors national and regional pipe smoking contests.
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International Pipe Smoking Day - February 20th 2019

On this day we will celebrate the noble art of pipe-smoking and the spirit which pervades the brotherhood and sisterhood of the briar. We will put into practice the time-honored and ancestral traditions of raising our pipes in unison to toast each other and share a bowl together.

Many of our UPCA club have special meetings to celebrate this event.  Check our Clubs section for find one near you.

2018 UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest

The 16th Annual UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest was held on May 6th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.  Official contest results are available plus we have almost 200 photos from the contest.  All are available for viewing and download.

2018 UPCA Contest Results  2018 UPCA Contest PHOTO ALBUM

Overall winner was Lev Vasilyev with a time of 1:33:38.

The national champ was Allen Boyd with a time of 1:14:02.

Rie Jakobsen was the women's champ at 1:06:56.


The team competition was won by the St. Petersburg Pipe Club.

New Clubs

Congratulations to the latest clubs to join the UPCA.  Please welcome them.
Arizona Pipe Club in Mesa, AZ
Kitsap Pipe Club in Paulsbo, WA
Long Island Pipe Club in NY
Smokers Haven Pipe Club of W. Seneca, NY
Tennessee Pipe and Cigar Club
in Murfreesboro, TN

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UPCA is funded through nominal dues by participating clubs and by contributions from businesses and organizations within the pipe smoking community. We thank and recognize our contributors by displaying a logo and a link to their website. Please patronize these generous folks.

Daughters & Ryan Tobacco Logo

10% discount to members of UPCA clubs.
 We would also like to thank the wonderful folks who donate prizes for our UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest.  Please check them out in our Donors page.

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