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The Lost Art of Stone Skipping

As delivered by Karl Rabe at the 2009 Winter Rules Committee Meeting of the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Club Not to dilly-dally or shilly-shally but before I begin — a few things I would like to mention… As many of you know, in December Virginia Gillis passed away. Gini was the first female to break through the proverbial quartz ceiling when she was appointed as the High Commissioner of Stone...

2009 Winter Rules Meeting

Its official … The 2009 winter rules meeting is Sunday March 29th 4:00 pm at: Dick O’Dows 160 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, MI (248) 642-1135 Need directions click here Please confirm your attendance to me ASAP. Thanks!  John Kolar – Chairperson – M.I.S.S. & G.C.  – Cell [248] 346 –...

Hello Stone Skippers!

Welcome to the Stone Skipping blog. News and information changes as fast as as stone can skip these days. Our blog is a great place for the raving fans to share Events, News and Stories/Memories about the grand old sport of stone skipping. Feel like penning something here read our About page to learn how easy it is to ‘Comment’ or ‘Contribute’ as a regular writer. Or just click on the heading of any...

2008 Tournament featured on NBC's Today show

This years tournament will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on July 3rd (8:30 am) with an an interview with the editor of Travel & Leisure Magazine. The story is about fun things happening on the July 4th around the country. When footage is available we will post it to the stoneskipping.com site.

2008 Wilmer T. Rabe Stone Skipping Tournament

The 39th annual tournament will be held once again July 4th on Mackinac, Island, MI, USA.  The tournament is open to all ages and always occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach (Located next to Iroquois Hotel)  every year at 10:00 am on the 4th of July. Professional skippers compete at high noon, often skipping 20+ skips.

Guinness World Record Smashed

It’s official on July 19, 2007 Russ Byars’ skip goes into the Guinness World Record book at an amazing 51 skips, beating Emporium’s Kurt Steiner. Get all the details, including video footage at www.prostoneskipping.com

2007 Mackinac Island Competition Results

Another ‘Golden Year’ of warm weather, gentle breezes and flat water welcomed this years competitors.  It was estimated that there were 912.5 fans in attendance (including a cameo by the governor) with over 369 contestants skipping.  Cris ‘Pipes’ Mulroney  won the Amateur Tournament with an impressive 21 opted for the 75lb Little David trophy and a years supply of fudge instead of slugging it out with...

2007 Pennsylvania Qualifying Stone Skipping Tourna...

Saturday August 25, 2007 11:00 am to 4:00 PM Visit Pennsylvania Qualifying Stone Skipping Tournament for more info. This is the newest Franklin Festival held overlooking the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River. This River Festival includes kids games, rock decorating contest, chicken barbecue, boat rides, live music featuring the Ryver Nymphs, and the fun of watching amateurs and professionals (including...

NPRs All Things Considered – ‘Skipping...

On July 4, 2005 · Michele Norris talked with Eric Steiner, play-by-play announcer for the Mackinac Island stone-skipping contest, about the pro division of the 31st annual Mackinac Island stone-skipping contest. Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars of Franklin, Penn., bested the 10-person field with a record-setting 30 skips. Listen in...

Stone Skippers Annoymous?

After I entered the tournament this year, I became obsessed with stone skipping. I have since divorced my wife because of my stone skipping in the bath tub. I am working up to the record in “short distances”. I hope to re-enter the tournament this year and am going to be the “master” John Kolar at his own game…… Author – Unknown