CHAMPS Glass Games

Looking Back At CHAMPS Atlantic City While Looking Towards CHAMPS Denver

We had an incredible time in The Garden State

CHAMPS Atlantic City was definitely one for the books. Setting records for both attendance and size of show against any previous CHAMPS Atlantic City Show, we opened our doors to eager buyers ready to take advantage of the newly legalized adult-use markets in New York and New Jersey.

It wasn’t without its bumps though, 48 hours prior to doors open, Hurricane Ida was scheduled to pass directly over Atlantic City set to dump torrential rainfall and damaging winds. In 22 years of operation, CHAMPS Trade Shows has never had sustained rain on opening day. This time it was looking like we were going to be facing more than just “sustained rainfall”. 24 hours out from show however, the hurricane had swung well north of Atlantic City and we were only looking at slight wind and rain on the night of Day-2.

The American Kratom Association held their seminar titled “Saving The Kratom Industry” upstairs on the 3rd floor Day-2. By the time the seminar concluded to a standing room only crowd, people were ready to help.

Choice Botanicals founder Billy Cosgrove donated a total of $10,000 split between himself and his kratom brand, with other attendees quickly following to join the effort to fight the criminalization of kratom on the international stage.

The American Kratom Association presents: Saving The Kratom Industry

Throughout CHAMPS Atlantic City was the final on-site live glassblowing competition. This was the lampworkers last opportunity to compete on the torch live for their place in the Masters Finals. On the final day of CHAMPS our Glass Games Judges took a couple of hours deliberating over the incredible pieces.

The Glass Games Judges take a look at the competition

In the end, only a few would move on. Congratulations goes out to all of the competitors who put in a crazy amount of work and put out some top-tier art as a result.

Here are the winners of each competition.

RIDE IT

1st – Amorphous Symphony

2nd – Tony Kazy

3rd – Topher Glass

MULTI-PIPE

1st – Shoeless Glass

2nd – Zombie Glass

3rd – Plug a Nug

SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS

1st – Aaron U Glass

2nd – Natrix

3rd – Plug a Nug

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

1st – Topher Glass

2nd – Tony Kazy

3rd – Aaron U Glass

(Honorable Mention – Monster Glass)

TRANSPARENT

1st – Puntington Wig Wag

2nd – Shoeless Glass

3rd – Casta Glass

We also want to thank our sponsors of CHAMPS Atlantic City!

CHAMPS Atlantic City Sponsors

CHAMPS ATLANTIC CITY SPONSORS

ABR Imagery – (www.abrimagery.com)
Monster Vapes – (www.monstervapelabs.com)
Bolt CBD – (www.boltcbd.com)
B2B Wholesaler – (www.b2bwholesalermag.com)
Blackball Corp – (www.blackballcorp.com
Cannabis Magazine – (www.cannabismagazine.com)
Choice Botanicals – (www.choicekratom.com)
Cali Kulture – (www.calikulture.com)
D8 Flight – (www.d8flight.com)
Exclusive Distribution – (www.exclusivedistributors.com)
Fume – (www.officialfume.com)
G & S – (www.gsdistributor.com)
Gourmet Innovations – (www.gourmetinnovations.com)
Hillside Glass – (www.instagram.com/hillside.glass/)
Just CBD – (www.justcbdstore.com)
Leaf Magazines – (www.leafmagazines.com)
Lost 8 – (www.lost8s.com)
Matty White Studios – (www.instagram.com/mattywhiteglass/)
NJOY Kratom – (www.njoyskratom.com)
Party Nuts – (www.partynuts.com)
Sunrise Wholesale – (www.swagnovelty.com)
Toro Imports – (www.gotoroimports.com)
UST Glass – (www.ustglass.com)
Ultimate Products – (www.updist.com)
Worldwide Distribution & Rapper Kush – (www.worldwidemanufacturingllc.com)
White Rhino – (www.whiterhinoproducts.com)
Zion Herbals – (www.zionherbals.com)

CHAMPS ATLANTIC CITY GLASS GAMES SPONSORS

ABR Imagery – (www.abrimagery.com)
Matty White Studios – (www.instagram.com/mattywhiteglass/)
North Jersey Diamond Wheel – (www.diamondwheels.com)
Northstar Glass – (www.northstarglass.com)
Ohio Hippies – (www.ohiohippies.com)
RYOT – (www.ryot.com)
UST Glass – (www.ustglass.com)

Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite shots from around the show floor.

Buyers line up for Day-1 at CHAMPS Atlantic City
Puntington WigWag wins First Place in a category with his Bubbler in a Bubbler rig
Judge Dan Hoffman takes a look at the competitors
The awards for the winners at the CHAMPS Glass Games
The buyers team processes buyers just before doors close Day-1
The High Tide Truck was a popular spot throughout the day at the show
Exhibitors on the far east wall have buyers lined up
A buyer discusses options on bangers with an exhibitor
ABR Imagery displays a marble attachment for a lampworker
Buyers on Day-3 at CHAMPS Atlantic City
Buyers on Day-3 at CHAMPS Atlantic City
Tony Kazy works on his award winning piece during CHAMPS Atlantic City
Fire Fox Glass talks with buyers about her offerings
Glass sitting on display at an exhibitors booth
Chillums and other offerings at an exhibitors booth
Custom blown glass at the MW Studios booth
Zion Herbals talks with buyers about their products
My Bud Vase offerings
Buyers hitting the show floor
International buyers from Columbia on the CHAMPS show floor
A buyer asks an exhibitor a product question
Buyers browsing Delta-8 at a booth on the show floor

Now we look forward to CHAMPS Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Colorado. This will also be the last chance for glass artists to compete for their spot in the Masters Finals at CHAMPS Winter Show in Las Vegas next February.

We would like to thank all of our Sponsors for CHAMPS Colorado;

Sponsors of CHAMPS Denver

CHAMPS COLORADO SPONSORS
ABR Imagery – (www.abrimagery.com)
B2B Wholesaler – (www.b2bwholesalermag.com)
Blackball Corp. – (www.blackballcorp.com)
Bolt CBD – (www.boltcbd.com)
Cali Kulture – (www.calikulture.com)
Choice Botanicals – (www.choicekratom.com)
Cannabis Magazine – (www.cannabismagazine.com)
Exclusive Distribution – (www.exclusivedistributors.com)
HBI International – (www.hbiinternational.com)
Just CBD – (www.justcbdstore.com)
Monster Vapes – (www.monstervapelabs.com)
Toro Imports – (www.gotoroimports.com)
UST Glass – (www.ustglass.com)
White Rhino – (www.whiterhinoproducts.com)
Worldwide Distribution /Rapper Kush – (www.worldwidemanufacturingllc.com)
Zion Herbals – (www.zionherbals.com)

We’d also really like to thank our sponsors for the Denver Glass Games at CHAMPS Colorado!

GLASS GAMES SPONSORS
Puff’s Pendy – (www.shoppuffspendymelts.com)
UST Glass – (www.ustglass.com)


We can’t wait to see everyone this September 28th and 29th at the Colorado Convention Center! Make sure you are pre-registered and avoid the lines on-site for registration.

Buyer Registration – https://bit.ly/CHAMPSDenver

Also remember to book your hotel at the Official CHAMPS Hotel for CHAMPS Denver, Sonesta in downdown Denver. You can book your hotel by visiting https://bit.ly/BookSonesta.

We’ll see you in Colorado!

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