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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...

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...

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...

17th Annual PA Stone Skipping Saturday August 23

The PA Rock in River Festival is just a week away. Held at the Beautiful Riverfront Park overlooking the confluence of French Creek and the beautiful Allegheny River.  Compete yourself or enjoy watching the amateurs and pros. Where: Riverfront Park, Franklin, Pennsylvania (directions) When: Saturday August 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm What: “How good a chukker are you?”  Competitors of all ages and abilities get...

‘The Road to Victory’ – Notes fr...

Justin “Bugsy” Rocker is not new to stone skipping and back in 2008 wrote an article on 13 Tips to Becoming a Better Stone Skipper. His first MISS&GC tournament was in 2013 and he trained hard to compete in the 2014  competition.  To learn more about Justin and his road to success check is blog post...

July 4th 2014 – Official Results

The 46th Annual tournament was a rip skipping success. The event raised $452  for the Island Medical center with over a 130 competitors.  Conditions could not have been better with blue skies and 70 degree temperatures. Few skippers dared to join the water judge out in the refreshingly cool Lake Huron, although everyone soaked up the joy of skipping stones while on summer vacation. All around competition was fierce the 12...

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...