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The art of stone skimming on Windermere

The rules are simple but competition is fierce! Credit: PA

It calls itself one of the quirkiest championships in English sport. The All England Open Stone Skimming Championships takes place on Windermere later. The competition is open to everyone and the rules are simple make a stone skip across the water at least three times, keeping within a lane. There are separate competitions for men, women, under 11s and 11-16 years, as well as a team competition ideal for families, groups of friends, or colleagues.