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image for Sporting Event item typeWelsh Open Stoneskimming Championships at Llanwrtyd Wells

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Sporting Event, Sun 28 May 2017, £5

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Sponsored by the Heart of Wales Brewery, Llanwrtyd Wells.

Unlike Bog Snorkelling, almost everyone has skimmed a stone at some stage of their life. "Ducks & Drakes" for the British; "Ricochets" for the French & "Letting the Frogs out" for the Ukrainians are just a few of the names for the game played in almost every Country in the World. But it is now more than just a game: This simple pastime has developed into two distinct branches of a competitive Sport.

The America discipline is termed "Stone Skipping" and has the object of achieving the maximum number of "bounces", whereas the British & European version "Stoneskimming" is concerned with the distance achieved. Both have their "World Championships". In the States it has been held for many years on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and here in Europe, now in its 15th year, on the Island of Easdale, Scotland.

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Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 28 May 2017

Prices

Event Registration Fee: £5.00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 878467  Lat: 52.10730 Long: -3.63870

Llanwrtyd Wells is located on the main A483 road between Builth Wells and Llandovery. There is on-street parking available in the town.

The train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town along a paved walkway.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanwrtyd Wells station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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