The Seattle Pipe Club's annual slow smoke competition took place this past Wednesday evening, the ninth of November. No, I didn't win. I didn't even place in the top five, which would've gotten my name on the club trophy. I did win the women's division. But since I was the only female entrant that wasn't much of a feat. I placed 9th out of 15. I suppose that's not too bad for my first slow smoke contest. I did have a fun time and I didn't come away empty handed. I have the competition pipe, and I also received this really cool looking aluminum tamper for coming in ninth. It's an Icon tamper from TotemStar.com and retails for $35. Not too shabby. I look forward to trying again next year.