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If you can’t have Lake Michigan, there’s always th...

The Piskie boys were sad to miss the annual stone skipping competition this year since they are 3,489 miles away in Holland, so they did the next best thing. Their papa found them a castle with a great moat just a short tram ride, a 45 minute train ride followed by a 3 mile hike away. William’s best skip this year was 6 and he was thrilled since he is 6. Henry’s best was a 3 but he claims it bounce 3 more times...

Stone Skipping 2010

The July 4th, 2010 tournament is nearly upon us.  The pros have been polishing their stones and alerting the media of their pending arrival.  The tournament falls on a Sunday this year so we expect a record turn out.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the Open tournament and the 13 and under tournament. Hope to see you on the beach.

Stone Skipping raises $1000 for Mackinac Island Ho...

The T-Shirt gals once again raised $1000.00 which was donated to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation earmarked for the island Hospice. Curtesy, Patti Smeelink

126 Stones+twenty men + 1 woman = fun-filled after...

126 stones, twenty men and one woman may not sound like a fun-filled family afternoon in some parts of the world, but in Franklin, PA it simply meant it was time for the annual state stone skipping tournament. Competitors from as far away as The Great White North, New York City, California, Kansas, and Michigan (including former World Record Holder John “Skippy” Kolar) assembled to take on local favorites: current and former...

Rock in River Festival 2009

In a stunning upset, Wichita, Kansas resident Grant Mitchell walked away with the Pennsylvania State Title Saturday at Riverfront Park. A medical student at Penn University, Mitchell himself was stunned to have taken the trophy away from long-time winner Russ Byars. “I had been wanting to compete in this tournament for awhile,” Mitchell said. “I had just arrived in Philadelphia late in the week to get ready...

15 young Gerplunkers contested for glory …

Colin ‘C-Man’ Lacy 2009 Gerplunking Winner Kirby ‘Fully Loaded’ Berke Gerplunker Runner up Henry ‘Giggles’ Piskie 1st time Gerplunking (age 3 3/4) With clear blue sky and sparkling blue water, 15 young Gerplunkers contested for glory July 4th on the famous Windemere Beach of Mackinac Island. Gerplunking is an important part of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping event as Stone Skipping is...

2009 Wilmer T. Rabe Competition Results

Gerplunking – Youngster Division: Kirby ‘Fully Loaded’ Berke & Colin ‘C-Man’ Lacy Tied with 2 scores of 8.9 and had to go to a ‘plunk-off’ to break the tie. Colin ‘C-Man’ Lacy took the title with a scant .38 difference.  Check out Doc’s full report here. Skipping – Pebbles 12 & under Division: Ethan ‘Iron Man’ Hauser out of East Lansing, MI...

Another great day at the beach – July 4th, 2...

The offical 4oth Stone Skipping event has come and gone but the memories linger on. The weather was fantastic with clear blue skies 70 degree temperatures and a slight breeze.  The water was cold and the skippers were hot. Highlights: Rubbing elbows with a legend. Gerplunking had its first ‘Plunk off’.  Doc is reviewing beach photos to verify the winner and will post his findings soon. Brotherly Rivalry cost one...

Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars – Sight...

Russ ‘Rock Bottom’ Byars Sighting – Russ has been spotted in Ohio on his 2000 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Mackinac.  His famous “Skip stones for fudge” shirt quickly identified him as the Guiness World Record holder (i.e. 51 skips). He has been seen carrying 2 large buckets along his route. Although the buckets were covered they are suspected to contain stones for the upcoming tournament. So far he has...

Stone Skipping 2009 – Come out and skip

I can hardly believe two weeks from today we will be on Windemere beach skipping stones.  Thanks to a lot of digging in the archives we have been able to verify that indeed this will be the 4oth anniversary tournament. News from ‘Mussles’ Calleweart is that the weather is sunny, beautiful and the in 70’s this week.  Since the 4th falls on Saturday this year we are expecting a record crowd on the beach. No...