Think of all those Summers you spent training for this competition. All the countless hours finding the perfect rock. A rock that is flat and just the right amount of smooth. The rock that is guaranteed to skip its way across the water. Learning that "throwing is half the battle."

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It is time to put those skills to work, as the FLATHEAD LAKE ROCK SKIPPING CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Polson this weekend.

This Sunday (6/2) at The Cove Deli and Pizza (11 3rd Ave W, Polson, Montana)

  • Registration and Rules Clinic at The Cove 12:45 p.m.
  • $20 or $50 for a family. This includes registration, bagpipe marching, a band-led parade to the water, and pizza and pop at the awards ceremony at The Cove following the event.
  • Male and Female Divisions 13-under, 14+, and Seniors 65+
  • EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE or Sign up the day of the event.
  • This is a BYOR(rocks) event

According to The Lake County Leader, the 2023 competition must have been fun to watch.

George Murphy was the overall winner and took first in the 13-and-over male division with a masterful tally of 18 skips. His tips (a previously closely guarded secret) include: choose a rock that’s a little heavier so it can navigate choppy water; use the middle finger, instead of index, to curl around the rock; and try to give the stone a slight upward tilt as it hits the water.

Now it is your turn to prove you have what it takes to be a CHAMPION!!!! Just make sure to clear off a place for your trophy.

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