UPDATE 04-04-2017: This contest is over! It was an amazing tournament and ended with the University of North Carolina beating Gonzaga in the final game. The leaderboard for the Dojo group fluctuated every game which made for an exciting contest and to make it more exciting 20 cigar celebrities entered the contest adding even more intrigue to the contest. In the end 3 lucky Dojo members will win a box of D’Crossier Cigars and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

The top 3 finishers from the Dojo community were:

  1. Griffin377
  2. Brian5481
  3. misterwert

The Cigar celebs finished as follows: 

6. Toraño Cigars (Jack Toraño)
12. Nomad Cigars (Fred Rewey)
14. Blind Man’s Puff (Emmett Malone)
18. Moya Ruiz (Nelson Ruiz)
35. Héctor J. Alfonso Sr.
51. Erik Espinosa Jr.
54. Matilde Cigar Co (Enrique Seijas)
57. Master Sensei
61. RoMa Craft Tobac (Skip Martin)
102. Sumatra Samurai
109. Crux Cigars (Casey Haugen)
113. Erik Espinosa
113. Cubariqueño (Bill Ives)
129. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (Steve Saka)
141. Leccia Tobacco (Sam Leccia)
141. Developing Paletes (Aaron Loomis)
172. Baracoa Cigars (Danny Vazquez)
187. Mombacho Cigars (Robby Rasmussen)
195. D’Crossier (Santana Diaz)

March Madness 2017 starts now!

UPDATE: Entries for this contest have been closed. You can keep up to date on who is leading this contest here.

For the past few years, we’ve taken a casual approach to the annual tournament, with participants “buying in” with 5 cigars per bracket and awarding the pool of cigars to the top brackets.

But this year, we’ve taken the gamble out of the equation. With Pure Aroma Cigars (D’Crossier) sponsoring our March Madness 2017 Bracket Challenge prizes!

Three full boxes are up for grabs, with a total MSRP value of nearly $650!

See below for rules & prizes
HOW TO ENTER

Since the NCAA Tournament has already begun you can no longer enter this contest.

To see who is currently leading you can click here.

CONTEST PRIZES

Grand Prize

Our grand prize winner will receive a full box of 25 D’Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years cigars in the ultra-premium 6 1/8 ” x 52 Torpedo vitola!



In case you’ve missed the buzz surrounding these cigars on the Dojo, these sticks are money! The cigars currently hold a solid 92 point score on Cigar Dojo. Typically, Santana (Pure Aroma Cigars owner) has been known to blend mild-medium bodied cigars, but with this blend, he gave the cigars a nice kick of ligero, giving a much-welcomed strength to balance the subtle D’Crossier complexities. The palate is very Cubanesque, showing notes of sweet cream, roasted nuts, aged tobacco, and buttered toast. Valued at $347.50 MSRP.

D'Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years cigar box

Runner-up Winner #1

Our 2nd place winner will receive a full, 12-count box of D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue in the 5 7/8″ x 54 Taino vitola!

D’Crossier has long embraced their support for our great country with the Diplomacy Series. The cigars gained their latest addition last summer with the new Pennsylvania Avenue cigars, introduced at the 2016 IPCPR show. This 12-count box of Taino (short torpedo) cigars features the message, “Protect our rights and freedoms in the land of the free,” on the box’s face. These cigars showcase a beautiful Habano Criollo Especial wrapper, a Habano binder, and fillers from Brazil and the Dominican Republic. The cigars are described as medium to full body with a full range of flavors, being aged in brand owner Santana Diaz’s humidor for approximately 19 months. Valued at $144 MSRP.

D'Crossier Pennsylvania Avenue cigar box

Runner-up Winner #2

Our third place winner this week will receive a full, 10-count box of D’Crossier Diplomacy Series Presidential Collection cigars!

The Presidential Collection was among the original releases in the Diplomacy Series. There are ten, 5⅛” x 60 (Trabuco) cigars. The blend is dark, savory, and on the fuller-bodied side; using a Costa Rican wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and Dominican fillers. Retail value is $149.00 MSRP.

D'Crossier Diplomacy Series cigar box

CONTEST TIPS & INFO
This contest runs from Saturday, March 11th at 6pm (EST) until Monday, April 3rd, following the final game of the tournament. The winners will be announced on Monday night, but entrants will be able to track their own statuses through ESPN.

Entries will be accepted from the time of this posting (although brackets won’t be able to be filled out until the tournament roster is posted on Sunday, March 12th) up until the 1st game of the tournament on Thursday, March 16th.

Cigar Dojo’s tournament can be found here. You will need a password to join, which will be sent to you through email after filling out the contest form.

This contest is free to enter! Therefore we are only accepting 1 entry per person.

*There will be THREE contest winners, chosen as the three highest scoring brackets. In the event of a tie, we will honor ESPN’s tie-breaking system. Therefore, the top three users on the ESPN leaderboard will receive the prizes*

CONTEST RULES
Contest presented by CigarDojo.com. This contest and other contests on the Dojo website and Cigar Dojo app are NOT sponsored by Apple inc. or any of it’s partners in any way. Estimated retail value of prizes $640.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes by any winner. No purchase necessary. Winners MUST email their name and shipping address to sensei@cigardojo.com – failure to claim prize within seven (7) days from the win date shall be deemed null and void and shall result in forfeiture. Must be 21 or older to participate. Odds of winning depend on number of customer entries, winners picked at random contestants may have multiple entries. Taxes and fees, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of CigarDojo.com are ineligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to local, state and federal law. Only original images or original compositions will be considered in the final selections. We are not responsible for prizes that may become lost or damaged during shipping. Many will enter, few will win.

Please note that to enter tobacco related product giveaways you must be 18 years old (or the minimum age in your local jurisdiction, whichever is higher).

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