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22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 - one of the most particular tennis tournaments in the World... will be played from (17th) 19th till 24th of June 2017... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


3rd Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 22nd-29th April 2017 Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.48 MB)

To present your candidacy please send the application form by e-mail to miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it


22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.83 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and be sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 is reserved for the players born in 2007 ONLY.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2017 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received. Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2017.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it

As of November 2016 the candidacies received represent the following continents: Africa, Asia, Americas, Australia/Oceania, Europe.


For your stay at “seeds of the Legends” heritage place:


21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Draws and Results

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Draws and Results

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Photo Gallery

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Press Release

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2016)

News

24/03/17

Spring is at the door... nature awakens... and soon the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 tennis talents generation will be known... :)

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree…

… in many countries the olive tree is a symbol of peace… while the age of the Smrikva Bowl olive tree is a symbol of intergenerational responsibility…

… every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to try to understand and to learn to preserve all that each of us is born with…

… the spring moment when nature wakes up… is also the moment when the new Smrikva Bowl generation will be identified… and to me it is a nice moment to recall the story of the circle of life… :)

Smrikve, March 2008

AMBASSADORSOLD OLIVE TREE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

The Lion King cartoon is an artwork and most of the life messages one can find in it are in line with the Smrikva Bowl. They are in line with the message of the Ambassadors’ Olive Tree; they are in line with the values of friendship and love; they are in line with empathy. Love, friendship and empathy are all Cosmopolitan values per excellence, as far as people and humanity are concerned.

The relationship between Mufasa, Sarabi and Simba reminds me of both: parents and family love, but also about the intergenerational responsibility.

Timon, Pumbaa and Simba relationship reminds me about love between friends. Pumbaa also make me think about empathy, intuition and loyalty. The relationship between Simba and Nola reminds me again about the importance of love. Rafiki, the wise old baboo, with his many centuries old tree reminds me about the importance of knowledge and experience of the older.

There are many other particular moments that every person on its own, based on his or her own life experience, discover by watching these artworks.

You might be interested to know that most of the characters’s names in this cartoon have a particular meaning in Swahili language: Simba means “lion”; Nala means “gift”, and love is for me one of the greatest gifts that people can receive and give during their life; Sarabi means “mirage”; Pumbaa means “dull-witted” or “stunned”; and Rafiki means “friend” :). These names with their meanings make me think of the American Indians and the way they used to give the names to their people.

Every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to understand and to learn, to preserve all that each of us is born with.

When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it.

The intergenerational responsibility alone will allow future generations to enjoy the beauty of life, the sunsets and the seasons of the earth. Enjoy the circle of life.

“The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow…”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. It is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems and this is why knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important.

Miodrag Bozovic


14/03/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2017)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking…

12 TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #33 WTA (Feb 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA (Jan 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #194 WTA (Mar 2017)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

11 TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #190 ATP (Feb 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #145 ATP doubles (Feb 2017)

As of 14th of March 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 50 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #33 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #86 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #128 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #130 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #151 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #194 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #225 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #231 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #244 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #276 WTA

Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #304 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #307 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #327 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #330 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #349 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #362 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #381 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #387 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #401 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #407 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #433 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #456 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #462 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #489 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #538 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #541 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #552 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #559 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #572 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #587 WTA

Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #607 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #613 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #623 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #627 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #634 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #655 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #661 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #664 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #670 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #679 WTA

Claire LIU – 2010 player – #699 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #700 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #718 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #741 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #807 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #822 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #849 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #875 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #897 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #997 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #9 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #59 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #159 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #192 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #194 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #218 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #262 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #280 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 298 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #327 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #450 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #482 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #549 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #550 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #636 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #651 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #666 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #695 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #718 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #724 ATP

Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #728 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #768 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #803 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #810 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #822 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #874 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #944 ATP

• 8 boys and 12 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #4 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #8 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #10 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #19 Alexei POPYRIN
- #44 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #58 Tomas MACHAC
- #86 Max STEWART

GIRLS:
- #9 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #38 Seone MENDEZ
- #44 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #50 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #63 Ashley LAHEY
- #67 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #74 Wiktoria KULIK
- #77 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #85 Tatiana PIERI
- #95 Michaela GORDON
- #96 Lucie KANKOVA

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #4, Cezar CRETU #7, Eric VANSHELBOIM #8, Olga DANILOVIC #5, Helene PELLICANO #10)

5 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Luca NARDI #4, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #10, Maria TIMOFEEVA #2, Noa KRZNARIC #7, Kylie BILCHEV #8, Selin Lydia SEPKEN #10)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #276 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #549 ATP


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #107 ATP doubles.
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #111 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #655 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #159 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #550 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #768 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #803 ATP.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #266 ATP doubles.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #266 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #433 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #664 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #9 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #822 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, #1434 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #231 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #627 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #664 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #849 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #450 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semiff, #666 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifF, #695 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #538 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #59 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #192 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #194 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #218 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #298 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #482 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #86 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #225 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #244 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #304 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #327 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #407 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #623 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #997 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #298 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1142 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #128 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #130 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #349 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #362 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #456 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #462 WTA


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #724 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1143 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, #1576 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #33 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #151 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #307 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #587 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #661 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #807 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #327 ATP.
Eduardo NAVA (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, is not ranked on ATP list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, # 728 ATP.
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #810 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1143 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1565 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #194 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #401 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #489 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #552 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #700 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 822 WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #679 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #262 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #651 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #874 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1099 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1472 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1552 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #86 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #134 ITF
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #583 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #387 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #559 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #613 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #670 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #875 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1131 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., #1236 WTA
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, #96 ITF
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #146 ITF
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, #168 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #339 ITF
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, #374 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #200 ITF

Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #718 WTA
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #63 ITF


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #718 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #944 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #58 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #355 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1137 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #44 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #67 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #77 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #126 ITF
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, #197 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #273 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #339 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #699 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #819 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #161 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #308 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #541 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #556 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #626 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #633 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #639 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1077 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1348 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #1873 ITF
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #897 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #218 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #292 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #342 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #471 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #680 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION… and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #279 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #747 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #802 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #826 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1102 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1109 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1681 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1681 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #161 ETA U16
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #183 ETA U16
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, #752 ETA U16
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012 semif., #777 ETA U16
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1368 ETA U16

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #130 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #169 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #200 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #244 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #336 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #440 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #933 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #943 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1005 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1014 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1308 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #1884 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #2 ETA U14
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #23 ETA U14
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, #250 ETA U16
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, #255 ETA U16

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #4 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #10 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #20 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #36 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #41 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #44 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #49 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #58 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #58 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #71 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #131 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #212 ITF & #7 ETA U14
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #8 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #10 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #25 ETA U14
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #90 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #102 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #135 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #29 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #30 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #74 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #79 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #85 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #91 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #114 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #117 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #124 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #180 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #200 ETA U14

GIRLS

Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #32 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #33 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #68 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #313 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #548 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


04/03/17

Smrikva Bowl Library story and the spring... JRL once said... "books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind..." ;)

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation will be selected in less than 30 days… and today I will be pleased to recall a story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

…it is the story of heritage… but as written in the title… it is again a story related to the spring via pollen … but this time is a kind of mind pollen… ;)…

James Russell Lowell compared books to the bees and I like it… “books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind…”


In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl library. Each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover.

Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 78 countries and all the continents. Historically their task was to search the talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from this year they are also our Cultural Ambassadors.

The old olive tree Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors plant every year is a symbol of friendship and intergenerational responsibility and Smrikva Bowl’s idea of children, sport, music and culture that are able to pass all frontiers are incorporated in the creation of this Smrikva Bowl Library.

I used to write in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy that we are those who represent the current civilization.

This is an important concept. Today people live an average of about 80 years. What we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated until today, which our institutions pass onto future generations.

The books represent the greatest human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with cumulated personal experience of our daily lives. But given the fragility of the circle of life it is very easy for people to ignore these facts and lose sight of our human knowledge. It takes just a few generations to lose this great heritage.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social and civil progress is slower and more complex. Humans learn throughout their whole lifetime, from books and schools, but we also mostly learn from our personal experiences.

Smrikva Bowl mission is to develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people and humanity…

Thanks in advance to all the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)

Miodrag Bozovic


26/02/17

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, win Rio Open 2017 - played in Brazil - ATP 500 Tournament on clay... 8th ATP title in his career

In 2015, NICEUMAGGSTAAD… in 2016, BUENOS ARIES, ACAPULCO, NICE and STUTTGART… and this year RIO DE JANEIRO the 8th ATP title… Bravo DOMINATOR! ;D

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #8 ATP, is the winner of Rio Open 2017 – ATP 500 Tournament and the results were the following:

1st round: Dominic Thiem – Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) 6:4,7:5
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 6:2,7:5
Quarterfinals: D. Thiem – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 6:2,6:3
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Albert Ramos Vinola (Esp) 6:1,6:4
Finals: Dominic Thiem – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) 7:5, 6:4

Players ranking:
Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – #96 ATP
Dusan Lajovic (Srb) – #97 ATP
Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – #51 ATP
Albert Ramos Vinola (Esp) – #26 ATP
Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – #25 ATP

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


20/02/17

21 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 were in the Main Draws of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2017 start... Linda Fruhvirtova & Dino Prizmic are the winner and Branko Djuric is runner up

OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY is played since 1985 and many top world players played this tournament considered one of the most important under 12 International Tournaments in the World.

Some of the known names are: Les Français Richard GASQUET, Gaël MONFILS, Paul-Henri MATHIEU, Julien BENNETEAU, Tommy ROBREDO, Raphaël NADAL, Mickaël YOUZNY, Féliciano LOPEZ, Amélie MAURESMO, Justine HENIN, Kim CLIJSTERS and Dinara SAFINA.

Over the last years several Smrikva Bowl players won OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY: Maia LUMSDEN, Anastasia MIKHEEVA, Paula ARIAS MANON, Mihailo POPOVIC, Victor JOVIC

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 21 former Smrikva Bowl players…

In the 2nd round there were 14 SB players out of 64…

In the 3rd round there were 7 SB players out of 32…

In the quarterfinals there were 5 SB players out of 16…

In the semifinals there were 3 SB players out of 8…

In the finals there were 3 SB players out of 4… Branko Djuric, Dino Prizmic and Linda Fruhvirtova

The winner of the girls single and double draw is Linda Fruhvirtova… the winner of the boys final is Dino Prizmic.

In doubles girls finals there were two Smrikva Bowl girls: Linda Fruhvirtova and Jaquelyn Ogunwale

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2017 are the following:


BOYS:

Dino PRIZMIC (Cro) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterfinalist
1st round: Dino PRIZMIC – Said AITALI (Fra) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Dino PRIZMIC – Andre MEGRABIAN (Bel) 6:1,4:6,6:1
3rd round: Dino PRIZMIC – Kilian FELDBAUSCH (Sui) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Dino PRIZMIC – Jakub MENSIK (Cze) 7:6, 6:4
Semifinals: Dino PRIZMIC – Alexander BLOCKX (Bel) 7:6,6:3
Finals: Dino PRIZMIC – Branko DJURIC (Srb) 6:2,5:7,7:5

Branko DJURIC (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 winner
1st round: Branko DJURIC – Jules CABY (Fra) 6:0,6:2
2nd round: Branko DJURIC – Gilles Arnaud BAILLY (Bel) 6:4,6:3
3rd round: Branko DJURIC – Antoine GHIBAUDO (Fra) 6:2,7:5
Quarterfinals: Branko DJURIC – Maxim ZHUKOV (Rus) 6:1,6:0
Semifinals: Branko DJURIC – Vojtech PETR (Cze) 6:3,7:5
Finals: Branko DJURIC – Dino PRIZMIC (Cro) 2:6,7:5,5:7

Giacomo NOSEI (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Giacomo NOSEI – Andrea M’CHICH (Fra) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Giacomo NOSEI – Nicolas NIOX CHATEAU (Fra) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Giacomo NOSEI – Arthur GEA (Fra) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Giacomo NOSEI – Vojtech PETR (Cze) 2:6,3:6

Marc MAJDANDZIC (Ger) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Theo MOTTIER (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Nicolas TREBUCHET (Fra) 6:4, 6:1
3rd round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Alexander BLOCKX (Bel) 6:3,4:6,3:6

Filippo ROMANO (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Filippo ROMANO – Alexandre FRIGOUT (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Filippo ROMANO – Antoine GHIBAUDO 7:6,1:6,0:6

Theodore PURKIS (Gbr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Theodore PURKIS – P. BARBIER GAZEU (Fra) 7:5,6:1
2nd round: Theodore PURKIS – Maxim ZHUKOV (Rus) 0:6,3:6

*Aleksa PISARIC * (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Aleksa PISARIC – Alexis ARNAL (Fra) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Aleksa PISARIC – Gabriel DEBRU (Fra) 1:6,6:7

Andrea MEDURI (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Andrea MEDURI – Hoan MOURET (Fra) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Andrea MEDURI – A.BLOCKX (Bel) 6:3,0:6,0:6

Walker ALLEN (Usa) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Walker ALLEN – Patrick SCHOEN (Sui) 4:6,2:6

Viktor MARKOV (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Viktor MARKOV – Iannis FERNANDES (Fra) 1:6,1:6

Mikalai BANKOU (Blr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mikalai BANKOU – Nicolas TREBUCHET (Fra) 1:6,3:6


GIRLS:

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (Cze) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Emma JOUY (Fra) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – D.SHUVYRDENKOVA (Rus) 6:0,6:0
3rd round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Victoria MBOKO (Can) 6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Celine NAEF (Sui) 6:3,6:0
Semifinals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 6:3, 6:4
Finals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Karolina KOZAKOVA (Cze) 6:2,7:5

Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (Uk) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Clemence THOUARD (Fra) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Iulia GHERMAN (Mda) 6:0,7:5
3rd round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Noheila RAMDANI (Fra) 6:3,3:6,6:3
Quarterfinals: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – L.HAVLICKOVA (Cze) 7:6,2:6,2:6

Mio MUSHIKA (Jpn) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mio MUSHIKA – Nel COLLIDOR (Fra) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Mio MUSHIKA – T.S.R. RAJAONAH (Fra) 6:2,7:5
3rd round: Mio MUSHIKA – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 2:6,4:6

Mao MUSHIKA (Jpn) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mao MUSHIKA – Shanice ROIGNOT (Fra) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Mao MUSHIKA – Naroa ARANZABAL (Esp) 2:6,0:6

Lola RADIVOJEVIC (Isr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Lola RADIVOJEVIC – Agostina BREVAL (Fra) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Lola RADIVOJEVIC – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 1:6,2:6

Julia ZLATEVA (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Julia ZLATEVA – Beverley A. NYANGON (Fra) 6:3,6.3
2nd round: Julia ZLATEVA – Constance LEVIVIER (Fra) 3:6,3:6

Leticia TAROCCO (Cro) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Leticia TAROCCO – Astrid LEW YAN FOON (Fra) 5:7,2:6

Anja PETKOVIC (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Anja PETKOVIC – Juliette BAHRI (Fra) 2:6,1:6

Tea ZIVIC (Fra) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Tea ZIVIC – Iulia GHERMAN (Mda) 2:6,3:6

Anastasia A.NIKOLOVA (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Anastasia A.NIKOLOVA – N.RAMDANI (Fra) 4:6,7:6,5:7

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve