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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...

Announcing the 2011 Professional Skippers

The MISS&GC has formally announced the 2011 Professional Division skippers.   There are plenty of Guinness Book Record Holders amongst the competitors.  History has shown that past wins hardly matter when it comes time to skip.  The longstanding Kolar brotherly rivalry will be  joined this year by the next generation of family competition.  The Steiner Brothers Mike “Chompers” and Max “Bat-man”...

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...

2010 Results

Winners: Another fantastic day of stone skipping had 567 1/2 in attendance to watch and participate in this years event.  World renowned Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars who won the Pro division with an impressive skip of 30. Second place went to Todd ‘Mussels’ Callewaert with a 26 skip & rounding out 3rd was Glenn ‘Hard Luck’ Loy with a 22 skip. The open  was won by Max ‘Batman’...

2010 Photos Online

Mike Henderson our unofficial staff photographer has come through again with some great shots of the 2010 event.  There are over 200 shots of the amateurs, pros and the fans to enjoy in the gallery. Check them out here.  Thanks again Mike.

2010 Gerplunking Contest

Wow, what a year! 31 contestants competed in the Gerplunking Contest. The prize, as in years past, was a beautiful pendant necklace made of a stone with a natural hole worn through it found on Mackinac Island by our Gerplunking Judge, Doc Crain. The 2010 winner, with a fantastic score of 9.1, was Rachel “Rockslide” Greer from Grand Haven, Michigan. We had our youngest contestant ever—age 16 months—this year. Congratulations...