News

Our Guide To CHAMPS Atlantic City

The award-winning trade show returns to The Garden State

CHAMPS Trade Shows, having just come off a record shattering CHAMPS Summer Show in Las Vegas, looks forward to CHAMPS Atlantic City as their triumphant return to The Garden State begins next Tuesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The northeast holds a special place in our hearts as CHAMPS Atlantic City is easily one of the best regional shows on the schedule. With hundreds of vendors showing their latest wares and The Glass Games bringing live glass blowing as artists compete for their spot in the Masters Finals, this years CHAMPS Atlantic City is looking to be bigger than ever.

Since our last show in 2019 a lot has happened in New Jersey. As an example, earlier this year adult-use cannabis was made legal in both New Jersey and New York. You can expect the tri-state to grow leaps and bounds over the next couple of years as a result of the landmark decision. Now half-way through 2021, CHAMPS Trade Shows Atlantic City returns from August 31st – September 2nd.

We here at CHAMPS Smoke Shop report want to make sure you are always in the know on the latest happenings at CHAMPS Trade Show events and as such have this handy guide to make sure you are ready to rock the second you hit the show floor.

First and foremost however we want to make sure we thank our sponsors for making CHAMPS Atlantic City possible.

CHAMPS Atlantic City 2021 Show Sponsors

ABR – Booth # 633 (www.abrimagery.com)

MONSTER VAPES – Booth # 919 (www.monstervapelabs.com)

BOLT CBD – Booth # 733 (www.boltcbd.com)

B2B MAGAZINE – Booth # 712 (www.b2bwholesalermag.com)

BLACKBALL(www.blackballcorp.com)

CANNABIS MAGAZINE (www.cannabismagazine.com)

CHOICE BOTANICALS – Booth # 501 (www.choicekratom.com)

CALI KULTURE – Booth # 101 (www.calikulture.com)

D8 FLIGHT – Booth # 775 (www.d8flight.com)

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION – Booth # 507 (www.exclusivedistributors.com)

FUME – Booth # 813 (www.officialfume.com)

G & S – Booth # 951 (www.gsdistributor.com)

GOURMET INNOVATIONS – Booth # 306 (www.gourmetinnovations.com)

HILLSIDE – Booth # 301 (www.instagram.com/hillside.glass/)

JUST CBD – Booth # 401 (www.justcbdstore.com)

LEAF MAGAZINE – Booth # 940 (www.leafmagazines.com)

LOST 8 – Booth # 545 (www.lost8s.com)

MATTY WHITE STUDIOS – Booth # 433 (www.instagram.com/mattywhiteglass/)

NJOY – Booths # 701 & 801 (www.njoyskratom.com)

PARTY NUTS – Booth # 201 (www.partynuts.com)

SUNRISE WHOLESALE – Booth # 719 (www.swagnovelty.com)

TORO – Booth # 645 (www.gotoroimports.com)

UST GLASS(www.ustglass.com)

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS – Booths # 601 & 607 (www.updist.com)

WORLWIDE & RAPPER KUSH – Booth # 223 (www.worldwidemanufacturingllc.com)

WHITE RHINO – Booth # 725 (www.whiterhinoproducts.com)

ZION HERBALS – Booth # 438 (www.zionherbals.com)

Let’s not forget our incredible Glass Games sponsors!

ABR – Booth # 633 (www.abrimagery.com)

MATTY WHITE STUDIOS – Booth # 433 (www.instagram.com/mattywhiteglass/)

NORTH JERSEY DIAMOND WHEEL (www.diamondwheels.com)

NORTHSTAR GLASS (www.northstarglass.com)

OHIO HIPPIES – Booth # 435 (www.ohiohippies.com)

RYOT (www.ryot.com)

UST GLASS (www.ustglass.com)

The CHAMPS Glass Games makes a triumphant return to New Jersey with the Atlantic City Glass Games. The competition will be fierce as our second-only live timed glassblowing competition of the year. Let’s take a look back at our 2019 CHAMPS Atlantic City Glass Games winners before looking ahead at this year’s games.

-2019 Atlantic City Glass Games Winners-

Customs:

1st – Dan Hoffman Glass

2nd — Terry Sharp

3rd – Gnarley Harley

Carb Cap:

1st – Ford 20 Glass

2nd – Tony Kazy

3rd – Baked Kreations

Old School vs. New School:

1st – Armor Glass/Noah

2nd – Durin Glass

3rd – Plug A Nug

High & Dry:

1st  – Camper Glass

2nd – Armor Glass/Noah

3rd – Gnarly Harley

Predator vs. Prey:

1st – Takoda Madrona

2nd – Ford 20 Glass

3rd – Bhaller Glass

Now, let’s take a look at the 2022 CHAMPS Atlantic City Glass Games. We really want to thank our 2021 Atlantic City Glass Games Judges Noah Holland – Armor Glass, Dan Hoffman – Dan Hoffman Glass, Hops Glass for judging this time around. As you can see above in our 2019 recap, these incredible artists are not only industry veterans but CHAMPS Glass Games veterans as well. They will be presiding over a series of 5 separate competitions each with their own set of rules and time limits.

Without further delay, we give you the 2021 CHAMPS Atlantic City Glass Games.

Believe It or Not:

The first Ripley’s Believe It or Not!! odditorium was unveiled at the Chicago World Fair in 1933 to showcase the strange, the weird, and the unbelievable. The first permanent odditorium went up in 1950 in St. Augustine Florida where it still operates today. As glassblowers regularly stretch the limits of imagination, we want to see them take it even further in this classic oddity competition. Artists are going to think of something strange that belongs in the “Boro Believe It or Not”. This is an all day competition with the top 3 walking away with cash prizes. Only 1st place however advances to the Masters Finals next year.

Ride It:

This one is all about riding! From skateboards to bikes, from motorcycles to cars, and everything in-between, the competitors will need to come up with creative interpretations of what they think when they hear the phrase ‘Ride It’. This will be a 3.5 hour game in which the top 3 will walk away with cash prizes. 1st and 2nd place will advance to the Masters Finals next year.

Multi-Pipe:

When it comes to functionality, glassblowers always know best. In this competition, entrants will work towards creating their very own custom ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of pipes. Each piece has to be of several different pipes, same or different styling, all connected to create one intricate piece. Contestants will be given 3.5 hours to complete their piece with the top 3 in this category walking away with cash prizes. Only 1st and 2nd place will advance to the Masters Finals next year.

Transparent:

When one thinks of design usually the first thing to come to mind is colors. Eliminate that, and you are left with pure creative conceptualization. In this particular competition, participants will be given exactly 3.5 hours to create the most intricate piece that you can see through with the top 3 in this category taking cash prizes. Only 1st and 2nd place will advance to the Masters Finals next year.

Shots!!!:

As anyone who has heard the LMFAO song knows, taking a shot is a pretty popular way of drinking. But how popular is your shot glass? Artists will be given an hour and a half time limit to complete a 4″ high and 44mm around concept of what they think is the ultimate shot glass. The top 3 in this category will walk away with cash prizes but only 1st place advances to the Masters Finals next year.

We can’t wait to see the incredible art that will be produced live on the CHAMPS Trade Shows floor from our CHAMPS Glass Games participants. At the end of each day full of browsing items and watching the lampworkers compete during CHAMPS Trade Shows Atlantic City, you’ll need to relax. The two official hotels at CHAMPS Atlantic City are the Sharaton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel and Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort and Casino.

Sheraton

Literally steps away from the Atlantic City Convention Center is the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. At the Sheraton, you are close to a ton of activities to keep you busy after hours. Shop until you drop at the neighboring Tanger Outlets or roll the dice at one of the city’s many popular casinos. This family-friendly and quiet hotel is close to Atlantic City’s iconic Boardwalk, beaches and attractions.

Address: Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Harrah’s

Known as the place to stay for a great time, Harrah’s Resort is located along the waterfront. Featuring more than 175,000 square feet of casino space, this towering Atlantic City hotel is a quick 7-minute drive from the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. A free shuttle is provided to and from the Atlantic City Convention Center every 20 minutes to CHAMPS Trade Shows attendees.

Address: 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

If you haven’t registered for CHAMPS Atlantic City yet, there is still time! Visit our Atlantic City Buyers Registration Form by clicking this link or click the link in our header and get pre-registered today. For taking the time to pre-register as a retail buyer for CHAMPS, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win our daily $1,000 prize giveaway! Start your shopping spree right with $1,000!

With so much to see and do during CHAMPS Trade Shows Atlantic City, you’ll be sure to mark this one down in the books as the must attend event of the northeast. Thanks again to our sponsors and we’ll see you next week in Atlantic City.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CHAMPS Smoke Shop Report, or ‘CSS’, online source for the updates and innovations on the smoke shop scene. News and information are geared strictly to accessories retail channels, with distribution limited to retailers that Smoke Shop products and wholesalers.

Newsletter

Stay informed with the most up-to-date industry news to help you grow your business: subscribe to our newsletter below!




To Top