CHAMPS Glass Games

CHAMPS Winter Show & Glass Games Masters Finals Return To The Las Vegas Convention Center

The Silver State welcomed CHAMPS for it’s 23rd year

CHAMPS Trade Shows, the longest running and largest counter-culture trade show in the world, returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for their annual Winter Show and Glass Games Masters Finals event earlier this month. It was an emotional return for the annual conference which normally holds two shows per year in the silver state, the first dating back to more than 2 decades ago.

Buyers flood the CHAMPS Winter Show Floor on Day-1
Mike Tyson stops by Futurola’s booth

With over 1800 booths on the show floor, CHAMPS Winter Show marks the premiere event for the smoke shop, c-store, and dispensary buyers by highlighting the top brands across the industry with the latest product releases available. Celebrities were spotted all over throughout the 4 days of the event ranging from Zxibit and Paul Wall, to legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather Sr.

When asked about the future of the industry, Jeff Hirschfeld, Founder and President of CHAMPS Trade Shows, said “The industry is bright and seems to be expanding every single day. Our next show, CHAMPS Atlantic City, is celebrating the passage of adult-use legalization in the state of New Jersey last year. We hope to be celebrating the same for our Florida event in the near future.” He went on to talk about the incredible direction the industry has taken over the past few years, “It’s honestly unbelievable when you stop and take a look at it all. Some of these brands have literally grown up with the industry, and that speaks to the passion these brands have for what they do.”

Xzibit stops by Xvape after walking the show floor
Adrian Ross & Floyd Mayweather Sr. check out CHAMPS Winter Show

While CHAMPS is well known as the ‘premier counter-culture trade show’ it’s also known as a pillar of the functional art community. The Glass Games, a series of competitive glass blowing events where artists square off against each other in thematic based competition with cash and accessory prizes. The winners of reach regional competition then move on to the Masters Finals held every year during CHAMPS Winter Show in Las Vegas.

This year the Masters Finals was judged by Libby, N8 Miers, and Rob Morrison and featured some of the top glass artists in the world. Without further delay here are the lineup of judges and the outcome of the competition.

The Glass Games Masters Finals Competitors
ARTISTINSTAGRAM USER NAME
Aaron U Glassaaronuglass
Amorphous Symphonyamorphous_symphony
Armor Glass Noaharmorglassnoah
Casta Glasscastaglass
Clayball Glassclayball_glass
CMartin Glasscmartinglass
Dellaluna Glassdellalunaglass
Ford 20 Glassford20_glass
Fourwinds Flameworksfourwindsflameworks
Gus Glassgusglass
Habitat Glasshabitat_glass
Hensley Art Glasshensleyartglass
HicDogghicdogg
Indigenious Glassindigenousglass
Jes Durfeejesdurfee
Jonny Carrcassjonnycarrcass
Kaleb Folck Glasskalebfolckglass
Kimmo Glasskimmoglass
Moose and Fire Glassmooseandfire
Nathan Belmontnathan.belmont
Natrix Glassnatrix_glass
Original Topheroriginaltopher
Plug a Nugpluganug
Puntingtonpuntington
Ryedeyer Glassryedeyer
Shoeless Glassshoelessglass
Shuhbuh Glassshuhbuh
Sir Pyro Glasssirpyroglass
Sko Eet Glassskoeetglass
Slims Glassslims_glass
Smitty Glass Artsmitty_glass_art
Solfire Glasssolfireglass
the Wisco Kidthewiscokid_glass
Tony Kazy Glasstonykazyglass
Windstar Glasswindstar_glass
Zombie Neil Glasszombieneilglass

1st & Artist’s Choice: Nathan Belmont

2nd: Shuhbuh

3rd: Casta Glass

4th & People’s Choice: Windstar Glass

5th: Habitat Glass

6th: Kaleb Folck Glass

7th: Aaron U Glass

8th: Solfire Glass

CHAMPS Trade Shows would also like to thank all of the sponsors of CHAMPS Winter Show. Without these brands Winter Show and the CHAMPS Glass Games Masters Finals would not have been possible. Check them out and show some love!

A & F WHOLESALE
ABR – www.abrimagery.com
AFG/PULSAR – www.afgdistribution.com
ALEAF – www.aleafglass.com
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH – www.ahdist.com
B2B MAGAZINE –www.b2bwholesalermag.com
BEAR QUARTZ – www.bearquartz.com
BETHLEHEM BURNERS – www.bethlehemburners.com
BLACKBALL – www.blackballcorp.com
BUDDY USA – www.buddy-usa.com
BOLT – www.boltcbd.com
CANNABIZ MAGAZINE – www.cannabizwholesaler.com
CANNATRON – www.cannatron.com
CANNABIS NOW – www.cannabisnow.com
CALI KULTURE – www.calikulture.com
CHOICE KRATOM – www.choicekratom.com
DRIP DROP www.dripdropdistro.com
EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS – www.exclusivedistributors.com
ESQUIRE DISTRIBUTION
EVOLUTION – www.evolutionwholesale.com
GOURMET INNOVATIONS – www.gourmetinnovations.com
HILLSIDE GLASS
HIPPIE HUSTLE – www.hippiehussle.com
HERBAL PHARM RX
HERBAL SALVATION – www.herbalsalvation.com
HUNI BADGER – www.hunibadger.com
JUST CBD – www.justcbdstore.com
J JUICE – KETORET – www.ketoretbio.com
KOI CBD – www.koicbd.com
KRAKEN KRATOM – www.krakenkratom.com
LOST 8’s – www.lost8s.com
MAD HATTER’S HIDEAWAY – www.madhattershideaway.com
MONSTER VAPE LABS – www.monstervapelabs.com
NORTH JERSEY DIAMOND WHEEL – www.diamondwheels.com
NORTHSTAR GLASSWORKS – www.northstarglass.com
OHIO HIPPIES – PAYLESS DISTRO – www.paylessdistro.com
PURE WHOLESALE
PARTYNUTS – www.partynuts.com
PLANET X WHOLESALE – www.planetxwholesale.com
PUFFS PENDY MELTS – www.shoppuffspendymelts.com
RAPPER KUSH – www.rapperkushkratom.com
REPUBLIC – www.republicbrands.com
RYOT – www.ryot.com
SUNRISE WHOLESALE
SMOKEHOUSE DISTRIBUTION – www.smokehousedistribution.com
SMOKE ODOR – www.smokeodorsolution.com
SMOKE TOKES – www.smoketokes.com
SMOKEZILLA – www.smokezillashop.com
SOUTHSEA VENTURES – www.mit45.com
SIG DISTRO – www.sigdistro.com
STACHE PRODUCTS – www.stacheproducts.com
SHISHATECH –www.shishatech.com
TORO – www.gotoroimports.com
TURNING POINTS
UST GLASS – www.ustglass.com
WILDBERRY – www.wholesale.wild-berry.com
WINDSHIP TRADING – www.windshiptrading.com
WHITE RHINO – www.whiterhinoproducts.com
WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURING – www.worldwidemanufacturingllc.com
XVAPE – www.xvapeusa.com
ZION HERBALS – www.zionherbals.com

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