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46th Annual Stone skipping contest only 1 month fr...

The 46th Annual MISS&GC stone skipping competition is nearly upon us. Invitations are going out to the professional bracket and kids and parents are loosening up their arms in preparation for the annual event. As always we will have 3 brackets this year along with ‘kerplunking’ for the little ones.  The event of course is always on the 4th of July at Windemere point and starts promptly at 10:00 am and is open...

Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships – 5-2...

Unlike Bog Snorkelling, almost everyone has skimmed a stone at some stage of their life. “Ducks & Drakes” for the British; “Ricochets” for the French & “Letting the Frogs out” for the Ukrainians are just a few of the names for the game played in almost every Country in the World. But it is now more than just a game: This simple pastime has developed into two distinct branches of a...

Rock in River Festival – Annual Stone Skippi...

The Annual Franklin, PA Stone Skipping Tournament is only 1 week away.   Skip on down to Pennsylvania next Saturday and join the fun. Held at the beautiful River front Park overlooking the confluence of French Creek and the beautiful Allegheny River. Watch amateurs and professionals, including 2012 PA State Champion Kurt Steiner and Guinness World Record Holder, Russ Byars, compete for the state championship of skipping...

July 4th, 2013 Official Gerplunking Contest Report

We couldn’t have picked more perfect conditions for the Official Mackinac Island 2013 Gerplunking Contest. The sun was peaking out from behind the clouds keeping the heat away. The lake level was low allowing for contestants to retrieve choice rocks that normally would be hidden. But most importantly, the straits of Mackinac were unusually calm – perfect conditions for the judges to hear every gerplunking sound in great...

2013 Winners

The 45th annual stones skipping tournament has come to a close with a new batch of champions. Skip on over to the 2013 Box Scores for details.  Michael ‘Mighty’ Lenhart won the Pebbles 12 and under division with 17 while up and coming skipper Peter ‘Pete’ Gustafson took the Open Tournament title with 20. Max ‘Batman’ Steiner took the Professional division with 2 skips of 29.  According to...

45th Annual Tournament is only 3 days away.

The 45th MISS&GC annual stone skipping tournament is nearly upon us.  At least 10 Stone Skipping greats are en route for the annual tournament.  Kurt ‘Mountain Man’ Steiner is returning to challenge long time winner Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars for this years title. The professional division field will be fierce this year with Hard Luck, Skippy, Mussels, Juice, Air-tight-Alibi, Batman, Chompers and...

1st Annual Lake Paran Stone Skipping Tournament

Kurt ‘Mountain Man’ Steiner wins with a 32 in the final heat, but earlier he had thrown a 34 which hit the far bank and exploded. From the words of Mountain Man this is how it went: The stone was hefty — 6… 7 ounces… maybe 8. It was oblong, a full half inch thick and very flat, top and bottom. I could have thrown it either side down. I tested the grip with my middle finger, then settled for my...

2013 Winter Rules Meeting

The annual Winter Rules Meeting is this Saturday April 6th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grosse Point Hunt Club There will be a review of last years event and brainstorming on the upcoming 2013 Tournament. Location: 655 Cook Road, Grosse Point Woods, MI 48236

Pennsylvania Rock in River Festival 2012

Saturday, August 25th proved to be a picture-perfect day for a stone skipping event in Franklin! With temperatures in the low 80s and plenty of sunshine, several hundred folks turned out to watch what has become the nation’s premiere competitive stone skipping event, with perhaps the exception of Mackinac Island. This event continues to grow with each successive year, and this year saw participants arriving from no fewer...

44th Tournament Results

This years tournament could not have asked for better competitors or weather.  Conditions were perfect.  Skip on over to the 2012 Results pages for the break down.