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Mackinac 2016 Stone Skipping Results – Beach Report

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.

Check out pro score card here.

Lefty Kolar has won this event several times since his rookie debut in 1976, and this year he beat out Dave “Skip” Loy [skipped 26] who retired in 1980.  Third place went to a young Skipper from the U.P. Justin “Bugsy” Sailor of Marquette MI with 25 skips.

2016 Pros

The oldest event of it’s kind, the Wilmer T. Rabe Pro-Invitational, in it’s 48th year, is recognized as the MASTERS of Stone Skipping, consisting of a Course that is always the most difficult of any tournament world wide. After the event Lefty said that he’d been contemplating retirement, ever so humble and maybe surprised with his victory, Lefty added that the intimidating difficulty of this course is always a challenge.    The Mackinac Event has been dominated by recent Guinness World Record holder Russ Rock-Bottom Byars who finished in 4th place.

The Sky’s were sunny as a 75 degree breeze blew across the straights.

  • The Glen Allen Open Tourney was won by Drew ” The Canadian” Quayle, of Hamilton Ontario Canada. There was 3 way tie at end of the open so a dramatic skipoff was needed to see who would get invited to skip with the pros. He skipped off against Scott Proof age(50)  from Columbus OH and Dave “Daring Detroit Dave” age (33) from Fla.
  • The Pebbles Division [12 and under], was won by Oliver Mallen Age 10 from Blaine MN, and the
  • Geraldine Toepp Gerplunking Event was won by  (redacted) but photo below.


12 & Under Winner Oliver Mallen w/ High Commish

Open Winner Drew Quayle w/ High Commissioner

Open Winner Drew Quayle w/ High Commissioner

Gerplunking winner ??? with Doc

Gerplunking winner ??????? with Doc


2 Responses to “Mackinac 2016 Stone Skipping Results – Beach Report”

  1. Deborah Raptopoulos says:

    Hello, I am a 67 year old woman from Boston who would like to enter your next competition. When would that be and how qualified do I need to be. I am pretty good. Thank you.

  2. Mike Piskie says:


    Competition is always on the 4th of July on Mackinac Island in Michigan.
    Open to the public so love to see you there.

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