It's time to VOTE for the winner of the 2018 Cobfoolery Professional Entries!

It's time to cast your vote for the Cobfoolery Pro Class entries. We are thrilled to have so many amazing pipes entered this year by some truly talented pipe makers! While we have a team of pipe professionals judging the amateur entries but YOU are a judge of the Pro class.

(Click the VOTE button)

Here's a playlist of all of the 2018 Cobfoolery Pro Classic entries

Here's a playlist of all of the 2018 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand entries

After previewing the video entries click the link below and vote for your choice of winner in both the Classic & Freehand shape categories.

Voting will end at midnight EST Saturday, May 5th, 2018 and winners will be announced on the Aristocob Youtube channel on Sunday, May 6th.

All of the 2018 Cobfoolery Professional Classic Entries (So far!)

Aje Custom Cobs' "Classic Corn"


Dodif's "The Blowfish Cob:


John Keller's "Bent Bamboo Acorn"


Shane Allen's "Cobstump"

Daniel Billing's "Oxford Hillbilly"


Here's the official playlist of all the 2018 Cobfoolery Professional Classic Entries:

All of the 2018 Cobfoolery Professional Freehand Entries (So far!)

Aje Custom Cobs' "Ret Hot"


Dodif's "The Cob Rose"


John Keller's "The Gator Tail"

J. Wynn's "The Bonesmen"

Shane Allen's "The Dragon's Claw"


Here's the official playlist with all the 2018 Cobfoolery Professional Freehand Entries

All of the 2018 Homegrown Cobfoolery entries (So far!)




Here's the playlist with all the 2018 Homegrown Cobfoolery entries:

Interested in growing your own corn so you can enter the 2019 Homegrown Cobfoolery category? Get your Homegrown Cobfoolery kit, containing genuine Missouri Meerschaum seed corn from www.Aristocob.com.

All of the 2018 Cobfoolery Amateur Freehand Entries (So far!)











Here's a playlist of the the 2018 Cobfoolery Amateur Freehand Entries:

All the 2018 Cobfoolery Amateur Classic Entries (So far!)
















Here's the entire Amateure Classic playlist:

The Aristocob 2018 Cobfoolery Contest Has Begun, April 1st, 2018 (No Joke!)

Get cool-smoking Missouri Meerschaum corn cob pipes and Cobfoolery kits at http://www.Aristocob.com

Woohoo, it's Cobfoolery time!

This is the sixth year of the Aristocob Cobfoolery Contest and in 2018 the contest will run the entire month of April. We have two classes: Pro and Amateur and two Categories: Classic and Freehand and for the first time we have a special BONUS class of pips made from our "Homegrown Cobfoolery Seed Corn". See the details of the Homegrown category below.

You are free to enter one pipe in each category within your class, and if you happen to have a Homegrown Cobfoolery entry it can be entered as a third entry.  Said another way:
  • You may enter one pipe in the Pro or Amature "Classic" category AND/OR
  • You may enter one pipe in the Pro or Amature "Freehand" category AMD/OR
  • You may enter one pipe in the "Homegrown Cobfoolery" category if you grew your own cobs from the "Homegrown Cobfoolery" seed corn in 2017.

Your entry needs to feature a genuine Missouri Meerschaum corn cob chamber, while the balance of your pipe can be made of any other material including wood, metal, clay, plastic, glass, zucchini, fabric, snow crab or any other material you can concoct.

We will NOT be requiring the finalists to ship their pipes to us.  We heard from several folks from outside the USA in 2014 and this requirement eliminated several of them due to delays they anticipated in shipping and in the various Customs departments. So to enter this year you'll need to post a video on Youtube showing off AND SMOKING your entry and describing what you've done to modify while hopefully improve your corn cob pipe.  Your video MUST be titled "My entry in Aristocob's 2018 Cobfoolery Contest: (followed by your pipe's name).

For example, I made a pipe a couple years back that I titled the "Pierced Ear", so if I were entering it in this year's contest I would title my video: "My entry in Aristocob's 2018 Cobfoolery Contest: "The Pierced Ear".  Make sense?  Good!

Your entry must be posted on Youtube by midnight, Monday, April 30th, and on Tuesday, May 1st we will announce the 6 finalists in each of the two classes and in the two categories and more details about the judging.

What can you win?

With the exception of the "Homegrown" category, if your pipe is selected as one of the Grand Prize Winners you will receive $50 in Aristocob merchandise as well as a special limited addition Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a special laser engraved plaque, which have been graciously provided by the Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company.

The winner in the "Homegrown Cobfoolery" category will win a unique award and will also receive $50 in Aristocob merchandise.

Also, as an incentive to get your videos submitted we will do weekly drawings for the folks who have their entries submitted every Sunday in the month.

Let us know if you have any questions by emailing Scot @aristocob@gmail.com and we look forward to seeing what you can come up with.

Cobfoolery Kits are also available here: https://www.aristocob.com/Search.aspx?k=kit

Scott & Jandy Markwood

Official playlist from Aristocob's 2018 Cobfoolery Pro-Am Cob Mod Contest

Aristocob’s 2018 Cobfoolery Contest; Amateur Classic  

Aristocob’s 2018 Cobfoolery Contest; Amateur Freehand  

Aristocob’s 2018 Cobfoolery Contest; Pro Freehand  

Aristocob’s 2018 Cobfoolery Contest; Pro Classic

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Winners of the 2017 Aristocob Cobfoolery Contest!

I’d like to begin this post by saying “thank you” once again to everyone who entered their modified corn cob pipes in the 2017 Aristocob Cobfoolery Contest.  Click the links to see the original entry video. 

Our Professional finalist's pipes were judged by an online popular vote.  The results are as follows: 

Professional, Classic Shape Category:




First Place: John Keller
For his "Irish HuntsmanJohn wins a $10 credit for being a finalist, a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.   Additionally John wins a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque, graciously provided by Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company! 





Runner-up: Dodif
Dodif wins second place for his "Crown Royal" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  







We had a Tie for Third Place, so we have two Third Place Winners: 
Randal Graham with his "Reverse Calabash Cobula" and 

CaneRodPiper (Mike) with his "CherryWood Cob". 

For their winning entries both Randal an Mike wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.











Professional, Freehand Category:



First Place: Dodif
For his "The P.I.T.ADodif gets a $10 credit for being a finalist and wins a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.   Additionally Dodif wins a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque, graciously provided by Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company! 


Runner-up: John Keller


John wins second place for his "The Snail" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  





Third Place: CaneRodPiper (Mike)

Mike wins third place for his impressive "Briny Barrel Cob" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  





I'd like to thank all the judges for the Amateur entries in the 2017 Cobfoolery contest for their thoughtful deliberation. You guys are awesome! 

  • Phil Morgan, General Manager of The Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe factory
  • Jason Dagner, creator of the Dagner Cob and owner of Dagner Pipes
  • Chris Morgan of Morgan Pipes Creator of the CobCigar and the CobWasp
  • Jay Dighsx, cob fan and Youtube Pipe Community celebrity 
  • Dodif, a past and amateur and current pro winner of the Cobfoolery contest.
  • Seth Markwood, my son and co-host of Markwood Men's Breakfast Club
  • Scott Markwood (me) from www.Aristocob.com


Amateur, Classic Shape Category:

First Place: The Badger Piper  
For his beautiful cob entry "The Warden of the North" The Badger Piper wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.  Add to that a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque, graciously provided by Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company!    

Runner-up: Ath1076 
For his cob entry "The AraCORN" wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  

We had a Tie for Third Place, so we have two Third Place Winners: 

Biscuit with his "MacAdiator the Hungarian" and 

Aaron Coggiano with his "The Cobiano"
For their entries they both win a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  















Amateur, Freehand/Fantasy Shape Category:

First Place: Biscuit
For his cob creation "The Still" Biscuit wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.  Add to that a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque, graciously provided by Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company! Several of the judges mentioned how they enjoyed the thorough walk through of the construction of the pipe and that they appreciated the fact they Biscuit lit and smoked his pipe proving that it wasn't just for show. That was a vote getter.


Runner-up: Shane Hill
For his "CobCube 3.0" wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  I have to say that Shane did a wonderful job making a piece of art that might not even be recognizable as a pipe. This one truly exemplifies the spirit of Cobfoolery. Shane got similar kudos as Biscuit for the walks through of the pipe and the demo of smoke-ability.  


Third Place: John Copeland
For his entry of "The Bifurcated" John wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  


Congratulations to all of our WINNERS! 

Another giveaway? Sure, why not? Everyone who votes will be entered to win two pipes!

One last day to vote, so entice you to do so we are announcing a new drawing that will take place on Sunday from all the folks who take the time to vote for their top choice in the pro class for Freehand and Classic pipes. That's all you have to do: vote and you're entered!  Watch this for more details and scroll down on the Home page to the post with the large VOTE button to cast your votes.

 

It's time to VOTE for the winner of the 2017 Cobfoolery Professional Entries!

It's time to cast your vote for the Cobfoolery Pro Class entries. We are thrilled to have so many amazing pipes entered this year by some truly talented pipe makers! While we have a team of pipe professionals judging the amateur entries but YOU are a judge of the Pro class.



Here's a playlist of all of the 2017 Cobfoolery Pro Classic entries

Here's a playlist of all of the 2017 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand entries

After previewing the video entries click the link below and vote for your choice of winner in both the Classic & Freehand shape categories.

 VOTING HAS ENDED


Voting will end at midnight EST Saturday, May 6th, 2017 and winners will be announced on Sunday, May 7th.