The Pipe Club of Lebanon

 


IPSD 2017
The 10th International Pipe Smoking Day (IPSD), February 18, 2017

 

 

News

 

 

19/6/2017: Check our "Articles" section for a new piece by Sam Hawa.

 

17/6/2017: Welcome to Sam Hawa as a new Overseas Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Sam.

 

7/6/2017: Welcome to Charbel Safi as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Charbel.

 

31/5/2017: Welcome to Trevor Burgess as a new Overseas Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Trevor.

 

18/2/2017: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE TENTH TIME! Click here for photos.

 

27/11/2016: The PCoLeb's 14th Annual Pipesmoking Championship is held. Check the results here!

 

1/10/2016: Welcome to Antoine Hanna as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Antoine.

 

20/2/2016: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE NINTH TIME! Click here for photos.

 

2/2/2016: A new subpage, "Articles and Essays," is created. Click here or on "Articles" in the left bar to access it.

 

28/1/2016: Welcome to Abdul Rahman Annous and Tony Howayek as new Members of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Abed and Tony.

14/11/2015:
The PCoLeb's 13th Annual Pipesmoking Championship is held. Check the results here!


18/3/2015: Welcome to Dave Neeb as a new Overseas Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Dave.

27/2/2015: A link to David Neeb's MKLAW Pipes has been added. Click here for details.

21/2/2015:
IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE EIGHTH TIME; best wishes to pipesmokers all over the world! Click here for photos of the PCoLeb's celebration.

16/11/2014: The PCoLeb's 12th Annual Pipesmoking Championship is held. Check the results here!

12/10/2014: The PCoLeb participates in the 13th World Championship in Pipesmoking in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more info and results!

13/6/2014: Welcome to Ahmad Temsah as a new
Overseas Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Ahmad.

 

28/3/2014: Welcome to Mohamad Helou as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Mohamad.

 

22/2/2014: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE SEVENTH TIME; best wishes to pipesmokers all over the world! Click here for photos of the PCoLeb's celebration.

20/12/2013: Welcome to Issam Sbat as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Issam.


20/12/2013: Welcome to Patrick Georgevitch as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Patrick.

18/11/2013: Following submission of
our application to the Comité International des Pipe Clubs
(http://www.pipeclubs.com), we are now official  members of this committee.



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From the committee's webpage: "The International Committee of Pipe Clubs (CIPC) was created in 1973. The objectives of this Association is to join together National Clubs of pipe smokers of all countries, in order to establish between them friendly bonds of dialogue and co-operation, to help their development and to organize great international meetings."


The committee also organizes the international pipe smoking competition, held yearly. The PCoLeb participated in 2009 in Debrecen, Hungary, as non-member guests (see event below).


Of note is the fact that Lebanon is the first and only country from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) to have been admitted so far.


As the CIPC's motto says: "Relax with your pipe"! 


CIPC


10/10/2013: Welcome to John Walker, a long-time friend and contributor to our journal, as a new Overseas Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about John.

6/10/2013: The PCoLeb's 11th annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here!

9/3/2013: Welcome to Harvey Oueijan and Hervé Debuire as new Members of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Harvey and Hervé.

23/2/2013:
IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE SIXTH TIME; best wishes to pipesmokers all over the world!
Click here for photos of the PCoLeb's celebration.

 

5/1/2013: Welcome to Daniel J. Grasse as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Daniel.

1/11/2012: The PCoLeb's tenth annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here and learn about what was new to this year's competition.

29/9/2012: Welcome to Oliver Geha as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Oliver.

 

18/2/2012: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE FIFTH TIME! Best wishes to pipesmokers all over the world! Click here for more.
 

14/12/2011: Welcome to Antoine Sarkis as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Antoine.

 

26/11/2011: Member update! Join us in congratulating our brother Ali Güler on his wedding! Ali's updated career info can also be found here.

 

16/10/2011: The PCoLeb 's ninth annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here.

 

12/3/2011: Welcome to Peter Khatcherian as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Peter.

 

19/2/2011: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE FOURTH TIME! Click here for photos of the fourth PCoLeb IPSD celebration.

 

20/10/2010: The PCoLeb 's eighth annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here.

 

26/9/2010: Our dear member, Pedro Romero-Auyanet, from Canarias, has struck once again! See his wonderful graphic skills (and imaginative humour) in these stamps created just for the PCoLeb here!

 

25/9/2010: The Formosa Pipe Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is holding its 3rd anniversary. Click here to know more.

 

12/3/2010: Welcome to Ahmad Al-Janabi as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Ahmad.

 

20/2/2010: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY FOR THE THIRD TIME! Click here for photos of the third PCoLeb IPSD celebration.

 

11/10/2009: The PCoLeb participates in the World Cup in Pipe Smoking in Debrecen, Hungary. Check the photos (and scores) here!

 

9/10/2009: The Académie Internationale de la Pipe holds a three-day conference at the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, with members of the PCoLeb participating in the discussions. Click here to learn more.

 

29/8/2009: Welcome to Richard Chammas as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Richard.

 

9/8/2009: The fifth issue of The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is now out! Follow the link to the Publications page to read online or to download. As always, feedback is highly appreciated!

 

17/7/2009: Welcome to Ali Güler as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Ali.

 

19/3/2009: Welcome to Harout Bastajian as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Harout.

 

3/3/2009: The PCoLeb's fifth brochure, The Pipe Club of Lebanon's Pipesmoker Ranking System, is out on the occasion of the second IPSD. Check the Publications page to read online or download.

 

20/2/2009: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY AGAIN!! Join us, in this second year, in raising our pipes together with fellow pipesmokers, sending a tobacco token to friends across the globe, and exchanging ideas about how to improve the experience of pipesmoking. Click here for details and photos of how the PCoLeb celebrated the second International Pipe Smoking Day!

 

23/1/2009: Welcome to Fred Hanna as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Fred.

 

19/10/2008: The PCoLeb 's seventh annual pipesmoking competition is held. Nine members participated in the event, and record times were achieved! Check the results here.

 

15/9/2008: The fourth issue of The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is now out! Follow the link to the Publications page to read online or to download. As always, feedback is highly appreciated!

 

27/5/2008: Christian Schneider and Stefan Dinescu-Craciun have kindly translated the PCoLeb's Tobacco Sampling Sheet into German and Romanian, along with the English version (thanks, Christian and Stefan!). Check it here!

 

9/5/2008: Welcome to Walter Paterno from Argentina as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Walter.

 

27/4/2008: Welcome to Oliver Franiel as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Oliver, Paul's classmate from the Nottingham days.

 

23/2/2008: The PCoLeb celebrates the first International Pipe Smoking Day. Click here for details and photos!

 

20/2/2008: IT IS INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY!! Join us in raising our pipes together with fellow pipesmokers, sending a tobacco token to friends across the globe, and exchanging ideas about how to improve the experience of pipesmoking.

 

18/2/2008: Pedro Romero-Auyanet has designed a beautiful logo for the PCoLeb's annual pipesmoking competition. Check it here!

 

12/2/2008: Pedro Romero-Auyanet has just sent us a marvelous collection of wallpapers for the International Pipe Smoking Day. Click here to see and download them!

 

8/2/2008: Welcome to Christian Schneider as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Christian, who has "unofficially" been a member of our club and a dear friend for some time already.

 

20/1/2008: The International Pipe Smoking Day (IPSD), to be celebrated henceforth every year on February 20th, is now official. Click here to learn more about how the PCoLeb, the Smokers Forum, the Vancouver Pipe Club, and the Global Pipe Smokers Forum teamed up to bring this exceptional international day!

 

10/11/2007: The PCoLeb's fourth brochure, The Pipe Club of Lebanon's Tobacco Sampling Sheet, is out. Check the Publications page to read online or download.

 

4/11/2007: The PCoLeb 's sixth annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here.

 

4/11/2007: The use of a small, hand-held bell is officially approved by the PCoLeb for the annual pipesmoking competition. Read more here.

 

15/9/2007: Welcome to Juan Hernandez Bruna as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Juan.

 

28/5/2007: Welcome to Ted Haviland as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about T-Bear.

 

25/5/2007: The third issue of The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is now out! Follow the link to the Publications page to read online or to download. As always, feedback is highly appreciated!

 

21/3/2007: Welcome to Garry Weston as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Garry.

 

7/3/2007: Welcome to Pablo Antonio Armando Carrasco Berrios as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Pablo has been a member since October 2006 but we are posting his details now. Click here to know more about Pablo.

 

6/1/2007: The PCoLeb's annual dinner is held at the Manuela restaurant in Jounieh.

 

17/12/2006: The PCoLeb's Complete Pipe Mouthpiece Treatment has been translated by Pedro Romero-Auyanet under the title El Tratamiento Completo Para la Boquilla de la Pipa (thanks, Pedro!). Check it here.

 

10/11/2006: Welcome to Jihad Asmar as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Jihad.

 

8/11/2006: Welcome to Patrick Brain as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Patrick.

 

29/10/2006: The PCoLeb's third brochure, The PCoLeb's Complete Pipe Mouthpiece Treatment, is out. Check the Publications page to read online or download.

 

20/10/2006: Welcome to Guillermo Ruizlimón as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Guillermo.

 

30/9/2006: The second issue of The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is now out! Follow the link to the Publications page to read online or to download. As usual, feedback is highly appreciated!

 

28/9/2006: A link to The Wrecking Crew has been added to our Links section. Ian Edmondson, a friend of the PCoLeb and a contributor to the Journal, is the webstuffer of this page devoted, among other things, to Harley Davidson bikes.

 

18/9/2006: The PCoLeb has already been mentioned twice in the British newspaper The Guardian. On August 9, 2006, Jon Henley wrote in his "Diary":

 

Amid the horror of war, a voice of reason. "Dear pipe-smoking friends," writes Paul Jahshan PhD, assistant prof of American studies at Notre Dame University, Lebanon, and founding pres of the Pipe Club of Lebanon. "As you probably know, Lebanon has been in a state of war since July 12. Many thanks to those of you who emailed us expressing their sympathy. On this occasion, the Pipe Club of Lebanon would like to make a call for papers for the second issue of its journal, due September 15. The theme will be, appropriately, War and the Pipe Smoker. Possible ideas are: pipe smoking and war; pipe smoking and conflict situations; pipe smoking and peace; stories of pipe smoking in times of war; pipes surviving wars; the symbolism of the pipe as it relates to conflict situations; etc. Submissions should be between 500 and 1,500 words in length and may contain illustrations." The Diary says: give this man a medal.

Read the full story here.

 

On September 7, 2006, the "Diary" carried these words:

 

Finally, a welcome reminder from our old friends at the Pipe Club of Lebanon that there is more to life than prime ministerial power struggles and exploding trouser crotches. "Pipesmoking will not directly affect hostilities in the world," writes Dr Paul Jahshan, the president. "Yet we, as serious pipesmokers, may be in a privileged position to provide an example, be it one of patience, reflection, courage, determination, and a stoic detachment from the maddening course of events." A truer word, we feel, was never spoke.

Read the full story here.

 

17/9/2006: The PCoLeb 's fifth annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results and learn about the semi-tragic events which took place here.

 

15/9/2006: Welcome to Luis McIntyre as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Luis.

 

18/8/2006: Welcome to Gihad Abi-Rached as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Gihad.

 

15/8/2006: Membership conditions have been changed to accommodate the "Friends of the Pipe Club of Lebanon," honorary non-paying members who are not able to physically attend our meetings and enjoy the benefits accorded to Full Members. Click here for details.

 

7/8/2006: Call for papers for the second issue of The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon. Click here for details.

 

6/6/2006: The first brochures of the PCoLeb are out! Check our Publications section to read or download The Way of the Pipe, also available in its Spanish version.

 

6/6/2006: The "Journal" section has been renamed "Publications" in order to accommodate other types of publications such as brochures and flyers.

 

31/5/2006: Yet more errata found in the Journal, all corrected. If you have downloaded it already, please download the replaced, corrected version.

 

24/5/2006: Welcome to Jorge García as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Jorge.

 

22/5/2006: Errata found in the Journal have been corrected. If you have downloaded it already, please download the replaced, corrected version.

 

17/5/2006: The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is now out! Follow the link to the Publications page to read online or to download.

 

11/4/2006: The Journal of the Pipe Club of Lebanon is launched! A call for papers has been issued to all members and Friends. Expected date of publication of the first online issue is May 15th, 2006. The deadline for submissions is May 1st.

 

7/4/2006: Welcome to Marc Haddad as a new Member of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Marc.

 

2/4/2006: Welcome to Jose Luis Manzur as a new Friend of the PCoLeb! Click here to know more about Jose.

 

17/3/2006: The PCoLeb has now an official membership card. Thanks to Pedro Romero-Auyanet for volunteering to design it!

 

25/2/2006: A new section dedicated to the Friends of the PCoLeb has been opened in the Members Area. We welcome Pedro Romero-Auyanet (Canary Islands) and Toufic Nsouli (New York) as Friends.

 

23/2/2006: The PCoLeb 's fourth annual pipesmoking competition results are posted here.

 

3/8/2004: "The Book of Shapes," an exclusive PCoLeb project, is available for download. Click here for details.

 

1/8/2004: "The Way of the Pipe" has been translated into Spanish. Click here for details.

 

15/8/2003: The PCoLeb 's third annual pipesmoking competition is held. Check the results here.

 

1/2/2003: The PCoLeb shield is created. Check here for more information on the shield.

 

31/01/2003: The annual PCoLeb dinner was held at the Manuela restaurant. All members were present. Great food, great atmosphere!

 

25/12/2002: A "Tips" section has just been opened. Check it out for an in-depth look at the lore of pipe smoking!

 

24/09/2002: The PCoLeb website is launched!

 

18/08/2002: The PCoLeb 's second annual pipesmoking competition is held. Seven participants battle over a beautiful Stanwell Royal Prince. Check the results here

 

06/08/2001: The PCoLeb 's first annual pipesmoking competition is held. Six participants give their lungs a workout for a beautiful Stanwell Royal. Check the results here

 

01/01/2001: The PCoLeb is founded. See About us for details.