Everyone is eligible to compete in the tournament. The more the merrier.
The tournament is open to all ages and always occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach (Located next to Hotel Iroquois) every year at 10:00 am on the 4th of July. Professional skippers compete at high noon, often skipping 20+ skips.
The Honorable Judge Glen Allen Open Tournament
Judges Tribunal – Windemere (8:30ish am)
- Stone Skipping Clinic – 10ish on the beach hosted by several world champion skippers
- Opening Ceremonies – Fudge Canoe arrives (10:00 am)
- Amateur Tournament – 13 years old and up (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
(committee may ask for credentials)
- Pebbles Tournament – 12 year olds and under (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
- Awards Ceremony for Amateurs (12:00 pm)+
Wilmer T. Rabe International Stone Skipping Tournament
- Professional Tournament (12:00 noon to 1:00 pm)
- Awards Ceremony for Professionals (1:30 pm)
The weather was perfect on Mackinac Island for the 5oth annual tournament open to all. Check out the final results on the 2018 Scorecard to see this years winners.
The Pro division was quite exciting with a tie for first place. Traditionally when there is a tie the win goes to the to skippers second best stone. This year Bugsy and Lefty tied for 19 as their best skip and tied again with 17 for their second best skip. After deliberating with the judges Acting High Commissioner Paul H. Toepp, III announced that the winner would be determined by a sudden death 1 stone skip off. The crowd audibly signed when Bugsy threw a 5 and wonder if Left would go for the easy win. Lefty wound up and through for a 20+ but ended up with a 10 to take this years pro title.
Skips Stones For Fudge [OFFICIAL TRAILER] from Highway Goat Productions
Photos and Video from the 2010 Stone Skipping Tournament
Former Guinness Book Record holder Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars won the 2010 Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament with a throw of 30 skips. Second place went to Todd “Mussels” Callewaert with 26 skips & rounding out 3rd was Glenn “Hard Luck” Loy with a 22 skips. (Note: Video is the third round throw and is not the tournament winning 30 skip throw.)