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Passing of a legend

Like any kid who wants to be a stone skipping rock star, Rock-Bottom Byar’s was the pinnacle.   Russ held the Guinness world Record for skipping a stone at 51 skips.  And like a pro, he handled the spot light very well, as he rose to fame, becoming one of the greatest ambassadors of the Grand Olde Sport. He traveled to China, France and several other locations showing his talents to many a crowd.  He was...

Russ Byars Induction into the Hall of Fame.

Legendary Russ Byars was inducted into the Stone Skipping Hall of Fame in small ceremony on 9/23/2017. Check out the video below to see for yourself the graceful legend of Russ Byars.

49th Stone Skipping Results

An exciting day on the beach for young and old. Over 200 participants took part in the classic fun for stone skipping. The pros really slugged it out with the old guard of Rock Bottom and Air Tight Alibi both throwing herculean skips of 31. Only in the sudden death skip off did Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars take the title along with the $200 Golden Iroqois Goblets of cash.  Pro Score card here. Check out the 9...

The 49th Annual International Stone Skipping Event

Scheduled for the 4th of July 2017 on the Windermere Beaches of Mackinac Island located in the straights of the Great Lakes region.   All are welcomed to attend, and there are various events for the whole family.   Registration opens at 9am on the beach, and the individual classifications begin about 9:30 am.   Spectating is free.   Anyone [all ages] can enter the OPEN Tourney, just bring six [6] natural, untreated stones to...

Mackinac 2016 Stone Skipping Results – Beach...

BEACH REPORT – M.I.S.S. & G.C. 2016 From the depths of an International field of top Pro-Stone Skippers, came the man known as Lefty!  He stared down the waters of the Straights of Mackinac looking for the best water on which to land his third toss of six. Dave Kolar 57, of Troy Mich., hurled a monster local-stone, and achieved a winning skip of 27 to take the coveted Grand Hotel Goblets and the $200 prize money....

M.I.S.S. & G.C. Tournament Format

The M.I.S.S. & G.C. Approved Format for these Stone Skipping Events is: Each registered Skipper will throw one of six stones, in a series total of Six [6] Chukkars [like innings in baseball], and the Judges will count/record the number of skips achieved in each Chukkar. After they are completed, the highest number of skips in a Chukkar is the winner. In the case of a Tie, the next best Chukkar is compared until a winner...

Mackinac Island July 4th 2016

The Field is Set for the XVLIII Pro-Invitational Stone Skipping competition on Mackinac Island July 4th 2016. The 48th year will debut the top Professional Stone Skippers in the world, including many Guinness World Record holders in this Grand Old Sport. Usually the Winner of the OPEN Tournament is invited to Skip-with-the-Pro’s”. And there are many cagey contenders aiming to do just that? Find your best stones...

Kurt ‘Mountain-Man’ Steiner sets New G...

The Philosophers Stone Some may pass through this life, without out a clue as to why they’re here. They swing the bat, tote that bail, and go to work in the big wheel of society. Few ever grasp the concept of perfect imperfection, but you can see it from the mountaintop.  An honest perspective that any “Mountain-man Philosopher” could have .    That is the exact vista of one such person, Kurt...

2015 Results – Dog Pound Barks Strays into V...

Facing elimination, a young man named Nate-Dogg Rango snarls his way to the top of the pile in the 47th annual Rabe Pro-Invitational on Mackinac Island this July 4th 2015.  In a year where Retired Circus Fleas were finally permitted to enter the event [WRC], the lead was established early in the first chukkar by Mussels Callewaert with skips of 17 and 22.   Current Guinness record holder Kurt Mountain-man Steiner was close...

HOLY PLINKERS !!! BATMAN SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD R...

Funny how it goes, just when you think nothing unusual could happen, it does! It was late August of 2014, when World Champion Stone Skipper Russ “Rock-Bottom” Byers was setting up his video camera on the banks of the Allegheny river, in preparation for filming a demonstration with another up-and-coming professional Skipper. To get the best angle and check the field of view Russ asked his friend Max...