The Greater Kansas City Pipe Club, GKCPC, is a social group whose members enjoy Pipes, Tobaccos, and Pipe Collecting. Our collections range from a handful to over 4,000 pipes.
We gather monthly and swap tales and pipes, share a good smoke, feature programs on various pipe subjects, sample tobaccos, and occasionally a enjoy distributor's trunk show.
We also host the KANSAS CITY PIPE AND TOBACCO SHOW ---->
8pm - 10pm
Cigar & Tabac, Ltd.
6898 West 105th Street
Overland Park, KS
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1. REMINDER: Next Meeting on November 21, 2013, at 8PM at Cigar & Tabac.
2. Our program will be Ross Rood and his gun collection.
3. Club dues will be due in January. Also if you want to pay your NASPC dues you can do that, also.
Another great pipe show is in the books. We had a number of great carvers, exhibitors, and clebrities in attendance. I'll name some of them here, but if I miss anyone please forgive me. The problem is not a lack of appreciation but a weakness of memory. In no particular order we had Kevin Godbee, Brain Levine, Premal Chheda, Sally Gottliebson, Rod Margherio, Paul Morgan, Lee von Erck, Jerry Crawford, Tony Soderman, Rev. Rolf Nestingen, Greg Pease, Russ Ouillette, Mark Ryan, Bill Roberts, Bill Doherty, Matt Brannon, Jesse Jones, Nick Miller, Steve Whetstone, Olie Sylvester, Nathan Rimkus, Victor Rimkus, Matt Roussell, Scottie Piersel, Bob Gilbert, Mike & Mary McNiel, Steve Monjure, John Barrett, John Enger, Tyler Beard, Fred Hanna, Tad & Cyndi Gage, Kevin Brackett, Chuck Stanion, Mike Reschke, Gunnar Weber-Prada, Waymond Gott, Robert Lawing, Jeff Knoll, Eddie Fleiss, Michael Lindner, Brian Rowley, Joe Skoda, Scott Thile, Vernon Vig, etc.
2013 GKCPC PIPE SHOW
We also conducted our Fourth Annual Carvers Contest. This years pipe contest was for the "dublin" family of pipes. The seven winners were (in alphabetical order by last name):
Honorable Mention went to:
Thomas James (Richards)
June 21-22, 2014
The GKCPC is proud to announce that our 15th Pipe & Tobacco Show will be at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa in Riverside, MO. We are still working out the details of registration for both the show and the hotel. We should have all this available soon.
The Greater Kansas City Pipe
& Tobacco Show
American Carvers Pipe Making Competition
Greetings fellow pipe makers. I am pleased to announce the shape for the 2013 carving contest. This year it is the Billiard. The family concept worked very well in prior years.
Shape: The overall look and feel of the pipe will be what the judges use to determine if it is part of the group. Beyond that, anything goes: bent, straight, plain/adorned shank/stem, smooth, rusticated, sandblasted, color(s), etc. Raw creativity will also be a factor. Finally, keep in mind that every detail counts. This applies to the entire pipe; the bowl, the stem, the execution, the aesthetics, everything counts.
Size: The selected pipes must fit in a custom made case that will, of necessity, be made ahead of time. Variation in size is expected, but unusually large or small pipes (or long, like churchwardens) are at risk of elimination if they will not fit in the case.
Eligible Carvers: If you make pipes, either professionally or as an amateur, and live in North America, you are eligible. Citizens of North America who don’t live in North America are not eligible. You do not have to attend the show to enter. Entry is limited to one pipe per carver.
Additional Recognition: This year, “Honorable Mention” will be available, at the judge’s discretion, for pipes that don’t make the set.
Registration: The gkcpipeclub.com website will be updated soon to allow you to register. There will be an entry fee of $20.00.
Judging: The pipes will be judged at the Kansas City Pipe & Tobacco Show.
Everyone that participates in the contest will have a picture of their pipe published in a photo spread in Pipes and tobaccos magazine along with their name/contact info/web address (space allowing). Thank you Chuck Stanion! If you don’t subscribe, please do. He is supporting us in a big way. The least we can do is subscribe to the magazine. Ask your customers to support you, and the magazine, by subscribing.
I strongly recommend that you pick up the Fall 2012 and the Fall 2013 issues of Pipes and tobaccos magazine and read the articles about the contest. The interviews with the judges (Greg Pease, Tad Gage & George Dibos) will give you excellent insight into what the judges are looking for and what they consider important .
Please pass this invitation on to other pipe makers who you feel would enjoy participating in the contest. As always, if you have questions or comments, please contact me.
Please ship Pipes to:
Overland Park, KS 66213