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
For details check
1. REMINDER: Next Meeting on March 20, 2014, at 8PM at Cigar & Tabac.
2. Dan Coomer will be doing his annual Baseball talk for our presentation.
3. Club dues will be due in January. Also if you want to pay your NASPC dues you can do that, also.
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 2014 carving contest. This year it is the Billiard with a straight stem.
Shape: The overall look and feel of the pipe must be a billiard. In prior years we allowed a wide latitude to the carvers to demonstrate their creativity. This year we want to test their technical skill. Beyond that, anything goes: plain/adorned shank/stem, smooth, rusticated, sandblasted, color(s), etc.
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: There will be an entry fee of $20.00. When you register for the show you can pay this fee.
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
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.
The Greater Kansas City Pipe
& Tobacco Show
COME ONE, COME ALL – FREE ADMISSION
ENJOY THE SHOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION
The Greater Kansas City Pipe Club
invites you to its 15th annual
Pipe & Tobacco Expo
to be held at the
Elegant 5 Star Argosy Hotel Spa & Casino in Riverside, MO.
OUR PIPE SHOW FEATURES:
A smoking tent located in a enclosed courtyard
Exhibit Hall w/covered smoking Balcony overlooking MO River
Friday Night Buffet and Social Get-Together
Daughters & Ryan – Mark Ryan Q and A Friday Night
A Saturday Night Banquet With Steve Fallon (eBay’s PipeStud) as our Featured Speaker
Pipe Smoking Contest (Under CIPC Rules)
Pipe Care and Refurbishing Clinic
Hourly Door Prize Drawings
Grand Raffle of Quality Items
5TH Annual CARVING CONTEST
Pipe Smoking Education Seminars
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
777 N. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
Room Reservations: $139
Phone : (800) 270-7711
Mention the Greater KC Pipe Club Block
Limited SMOKING rooms available
Vendors & Attendees
Make on-line reservations
Dan Coomer Club Treasurer