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2017 Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships

2017 Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships

2017 Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships Details

28 May 10:00-17:00
Llanwrtyd Wells
Powys, LD5 4RW

Almost everyone has skimmed a stone. Ducks & Drakes in the UK, Ricochets in France, Stone Skipping in the US & Letting the Frogs out in Ukraine are just some of the terms for a game played in almost every country worldwide. More than a game, this pastime has become two distinct branches of a competitive sport.

The America discipline has the objective of maximum number of bounces, while the British & European versions are concerned with the distance achieved. Both have a world championship event.

Given the skill of top competitors who have signified attendance, there is expectation that the former world competition record of 90 metres will be broken at this event.

Welsh Open Competition Categories

Junior Female
Aged 6 – 11 (before 12th birthday)

Junior Male
Aged 6 – 11 (before 12th birthday)

Intermediate Female
Aged 12 – 16 (before 17th birthday)

Intermediate Male
Aged 12 – 16 (before 17th birthday)

Senior Female
Aged 17 and over

Senior Male
Aged 17 and over
Subdivided into:

– Stoneless – contestants who have yet to achieve a ‘placing’ in any of the Regional or World Championships.

– Stoned – those who have won the above should register as such. Free attempts can be made as time allows during the day, the Stoned will take part in a 4 x 5 stone competition at the end of the day’s event. Those achieving placings in the Stoneless category will also be allowed to participate in this finale.

– Old Tosser
60th birthday & over

– Team – Four named contestants drawn from a single, or from mixed categories (contestants in the Stoned category should refrain from entering as a team).


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