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.