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British stone-skimming championships held in Shropshire - with video and photos

By Dominic Robertson | Bishop's Castle | South Shropshire entertainment | Published:

The British stone-skimming championships returned to the county for the ninth year, with fierce competition for the title.

The event, hosted on a large lake in the grounds of Walcot Hall in Lydbury North, attracted spectators and competitors from across the country.

British stone-skimming championships

The regulations for the competition judge the competitors on distance achieved by their throw and not the number of bounces - although stones must bounce at least three times for the throw to count as a valid effort.

This year's championships also featured three new stone games – the Pebble Dash, Stepping Stones and Table Top Curling.

The stone skimming was arranged with several categories – open, over 65s, under 16s, and under 12s.

Funds raised at the event will go towards the RNLI.

Organiser Heather Aston said: "As Shropshire is a county deprived of any coastline we have been questioned about the choice of charity, but of course the RNLI is not only about providing help at sea, it also helps to save us from rivers and floods."

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