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 and under category was won by Brenna with an impressive 16. Justin “Bugsy” Rocker was the clear winner of the 13 and up with an impressive 21. The gerplunking was a big splash with a 4 way tie at 9.0. Brock “Brockster”, Branton “Bubba”, Xavier “X-Man” and Nina “Wild Child” plunked off with Xavier ruling the day with a 9.3.
High Commissioner Paul Toepp returned refreshed, relaxed and reinvigorated after his 5 year sabbatical. In an interesting twist the High Commissioner invited 2 amateurs into the pro division this year. The open winner was of course invited and the High Commissioner had a 6 way skip off amongst the top 6 amateurs to fill the coveted 11th spot on the pro roster. Matt Lenhardt from Grosse Point, MI took the honor and did well in the pros. The pros all skipped well and in the end “Airtight Alibi” took this years title with a solid 26.
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