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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...

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.

43rd Annual Stone Skipping Tournament Count Down

In less than 72 hours the Beach at Windemere Point will be filled with Stone Skippers. The forecast calls for beautiful yet chilly weather this year.  The event will be broadcast live this year on www.justin.tv so if you cannot make it out check it out online or watch it here.  The pros are scouring the hills for just the right stones and the fudge shops are brimming with young skippers. The Tournament is open to the public...

Kelli Rogers Official 2011 Gerplunking Judge

Kelli Rodgers has been appointed to position of ‘Gerplunking’ judge for the 2011 tournament, while Doc Crane is on Sabbatical this year.  As the daughter of Judge Ransom Kelly has a long history of jurisprudence.  Kelli has been tested in accordance with the standards as  set forth by the committee and has demonstrated her knowledge of the K_plunk Phenomenon… We welcome her keen ear and jubilant spirit as...

T-Shirt Lady 2011 Report.

We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing ‘Hoodies’ this year to the event in acknowledgement of the occasional chilly Michigan weather.  There are only 6 of each size so they may run out quickly. We also have a new t-shirt design this year as well. If all goes well we are looking to make another sizable donation to Hospice of Mackinac Island based on t-shirt sales. Looking forward to seeing you all on...

MISS&GC Hall of Fame Inductees 2011

W. T. “BILL” RABE AND COMMANDER E. M. TELLEFSON, RET. INDUCTED INTO THE MACKINAC ISLAND STONE SKIPPING HALL OF FAME MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – Stone Skipping legends W. T. “Bill” Rabe and Commander E. M. Tellefson, Ret. were inducted into the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual induction ceremony staged as part of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking...

MISS&GC Stone Skipping Hall of Fame – T...

Since the founding of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Hall of Fame (MISSHOF), the Tellefson Rock has been symbolic of the pinnacle of stone skipping. The base of the trophy is hand crafted from lumber harvested from a 35 foot white pine felled with a double-bit axe wielded by the great Commander E. M. Tellefson himself. The trophy is crowned with a rock excavated from the famed Point aux Pins on Mackinac Island Michigan....

CBS’s “A Stone’s Throw” no...

The City of Franklin is very excited and pleased for Bill Geist, producer Amy Rosner and their staff at CBS Sunday Morning.  They have been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for “A Stone’s Throw” taped at Franklin’s 2009 Rock In River Fest/PA Stone Skipping Championship.  Congratulations!!! The 2010 Stone Skipping Competition brought viewers and new contestants from all over the US and Canada. CBS Sunday...

Danish Tournament July 22, 2010 – Tisvildele...

Danish stone skipping is alive and well according to Mads Vind Ludvigsen in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Check out is ‘Danish’ report below. “What a fantastic site! Thank you so much for making it! I’m an artist from Denmark and I like to make social events, including stone skipping contests! I’ve arranged a contest on the 22nd of july, 2010, 8PM -at a beach called Tisvildeleje Strand. To my limited...