A stone skipping championship of a different nature takes place every year in Easdale, Scotland, where distance is measured as opposed to number of skips, as tends to be the case outside the US. Since 1997, competitors from all over the world have taken part in the World Stone Skimming Championships in a disused quarry on Easdale Island using sea-worn Easdale slate. The stone must bounce/skip at least three times to count. Dougie Isaacs (Scotland) won the title again in 2016, so accruing the most titles in the competition's history(8) Other current title holders include Lucy Wood (England) World Ladies 2016; Coerd de Heer (Netherlands) European (last held October 2015); Jolien Eshuis (Netherlands) European Ladies (last held October 2015); Ron Long (Wales) 2016 All England; Gary Bailey (England) 2016 British; and Ron Long (Wales) 2017 Welsh Open.] Paul Crabtree (England) was the first European champion in 2012, repeating 2013 and 2014. All events require use of natural stone only, except for the Wales. The world record for distance skimmed using natural stone was laser-surveyed at 107.4 metres (352.3 ft), at a Guinness-endorsed event comprising a select squad of 12 and held for the purpose at Abernant Lake, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales on Monday 30 May 2016.] The throw was by Dougie Isaacs This record event may be repeated in 2018 at the same location.
The world record for the number of skips Guinness Book of Records is 88 by Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner, age 48. The cast was achieved on September 6, 2013 at Red Bridge in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania. The previous record was 65 skips, by Max Steiner, set at Riverfront Park, Franklin, Pennsylvania. Before him, the record was 51 skips, set by Russell Byars on July 19, 2007, skipping at the same location. Kurt Steiner also held the world record between 2002 and 2007. The US Stone Skipping champion 2016 at Franklin was Dave Ohmer (Titusville PA) with 40 skips.