Wilton Open

36th Annual tournament

March 16, 2019



Release the Kraken!


Date:     Saturday, March 16, 2019 -- rain or shine

Time:    Matches begin at 8:00 A.M.

Host:     Riverbrook YMCA (Wilton Y) and local/partner clubs

Format:  32-team or 16-team draws: Men's Open/A, Men's B, Men's B2 & Women's Open (A/B)

  • 3 match guarantee

  • $85 per paddle

  • BBQ lunch, drinks, player favors, prizes, St. Patrick’s celebration, Kraken sightings, Wilton Steel music

Benefitting YMCA Children’s Charities

Tourney Sponsors: Kraken Rum.Wilson.Wilton Physical Therapy.The Tennis Spot


Register Today !

2/16/19 Alert: All four draws are now WAIT LIST only!

Teams sign-up for one of the four Draws in scroll-down box below: Men's Open/A WAIT LIST, Men's B WAIT LIST, Men’s B2 WAIT LIST or Women's Open (A&B) WAIT LIST

*WAIT LIST: 100% refundable if don't make it off any wait list…historically, the Wilton Open has placed several wait-listed teams in all draws. 

Registration closes 3/9/19.  No refunds after 3/1/19 except for wait-listed players.

With questions regarding registration or wait-lists, please contact paddlekraken@gmail.com


Partner 1 - Shirt Size
Partner 2 - Shirt Size
Partner 1 - Name
Partner 2 - Name & Email

*Due to the fact that we have to pre-order favors, exchanging sizes will happen on a first-come first-serve basis and will depend on product availability. If sized favors, will be separate men's and women's sizes.


we Released the Kraken!

2018 Winners

Men’s Open champs:  bostrom & proulx

Men’s B Draw champs:  toft-nielsen & Goodwin

Men’s B2 Draw champs: mini & wood

Women’s Draw champs:  hanisch & desantis

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the bagpipers & gallery

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2018 Men's Open championship

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2018 Women's championship

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Riverbrook Y

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St. Paddle's Day


The Kraken Hat

If you missed out on one of the 2018 Kraken Hats,  we are taking orders for anyone who wants to add to their collection. These fully lined beanies keep the chill at bay and are perfect for everyday paddle wear.  Designed to commemorate our 35th annual Wilton Open.

  • 100% acrylic

  • Fleece lining

  • Embroidered with the official Wilton Open Kraken™

Net proceeds will go to Y Children's Charities.


Release The Kraken!



Thanks to our loyal sponsors for making the Wilton Open the longest-running annual charity paddle tournament in the country -- and to our knowledge, the largest one-day, co-ed paddle event on the planet.  Now in our 36th year, the Wilton Open celebrates the game, sportsmanship, the broader paddle community and St. Patrick's Day.  Net proceeds are earmarked for the Y Children's Charities.

2018 Wilton Open returning sponsors included Wilson, Proximo Spirits/Kraken Rum, Patagonia and Wilton Physical Therapy. We welcome The Tennis Spot to the family in 2019.

The Riverbrook Y is an APTA member club.

For sponsorship information, contact paddlekraken@gmail.com




Riverbrook Y


(formerly Wilton YMCA)

404 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

Phone: (203) 762-8384    Ext. 286

Email: PaddleKraken@gmail.com

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1809 - 1892