Wilton Open Largest Co-Ed Charity Event Proceeds Benefit Y Children’s Charities

March 28, 2018
Wilton, CT

2018 Wilton Open BagpipersBagpipers brought the music to the St. Paddy’s Day extravaganza hosted by the Riverbrook YMCA (formerly the Wilton Y). Tournament Directors Todd Parker and Russ Kohl run one the largest co-ed charity events in paddle world, which has been running for 35 years. Tournament Chairman Bill Fanning has played in every single one of the events.
2018 Wilton Open by the Numbers

  • 35th annual 
  • 224 players (zero no-shows)
  • 208 matches
  • 32 women's teams
  • 18 partner clubs/venues
  • 8 states represented (CT, NY, NJ, MD, MA, MN, FL, GA)
  • 1,020 bottles of water
  • 300 BBQ lunch meals
  • 20 lbs of baby kraken/calamari
  • 225 Bavarian brats
  • 66 bottles of Kraken Rum
  • 308 Wilson tournament balls
  • 14 bagpiper/drummers
  • 2 APTA Nationals champs in top draws: '17 women's champ; '18 men's champ
  • 160 but not enough hats
  • 1 helluva St. Paddle's Day

RESULTS:
2018 Wilton Open MensMen’s Open: Martin Bostrom/Xavier Proulx def. John Hughes/David Acselrod, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2018 Wilton Open WomensWomen’s Open: Florentina Hanisch/Margo DeSantis def. Lindsey Lawton/Maryellen O’Mahony, 7-5, 6-3
Men’s B: Christian Toft-Nielsen/Charles Goodwin def. Simon Porter/Roy Mirchandani, 6-4, 6-2
Men’s B2: Jeff Mini/Jon Wood def. Tom Viggiano/Frank Shipman, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
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