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17/07/13

Andjela Skrobonja, Smrikva Bowl girl, joined "La Bottega" di Smrikve few days ago...

Andjela Skrobonja few weeks ago won the National under 12 Championship in Serbia and few days ago she won the Regional Championship in Vojvodina… the same evening she came to visit for a week time “La Bottega”... rest a bit with tennis, swimming pool and the sea :)

Andjela arrived late in the evening… and for Lara… the friendship start begin with the impressive beauty of Andjela’s last trophy… so nice and big ;)

... after sleep… we started early in the morning… relax and fun on the court… although till the evening Andjela spent 7 hours on the court with the tennis racket, me and the kids :)...

The morning started with Ari and Max…

...and after two hours we continued with little kids serve training…

...after lunch… short sleep and swimming pool it was time to spend another couple of hours with Max… just searching for the rhythm and feeling…

... and after that we continued to play for an hour with little kids and 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 music compilation…

Play and dance :)... and Andjela assisted the lesson making kids have fun…

Lara, Tara, Stefo, Charlise, Andrea and Nina were dancing and playing… ;)...

... this class is nice also for adults…

...nice summer evening in the Club with the youngest :)...

... after a short hour rest we spent another hour with Lara… that was another funny lesson that ended up with pizza…

Overall it was another nice tennis day in Smrikve :)...

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


15/07/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Main Draw Finals Videos are now available on line Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez vs Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and Noa Krznaric vs Kylie Bilchev

BOYS FINALS – Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez vs Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

GIRLS FINALS – Noa Krznaric vs Kylie Bilchev


12/07/13

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update July 2013)

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

As of 10th of April 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 6 players TOP 400 WTA

Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #63 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #109 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2002 runner up – 2003 semif.- # 133 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #170 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – 325#
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #381 WTA

• 4 players TOP 500 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #192 ATP
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #274 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 404 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #409 ATP

• 6 boys and 9 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#4 Nikola MILOJEVIC

#5 Laslo DJERE

#6 Borna CORIC

#39 Franko MIOCIC

#82 Matteo DONATI

GIRLS:

#1 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#2 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner

#17 Christina MAKAROVA

#20 Nina STOJANOVIC

#34 Katie BOULTER

#55 Ilka CSOREGI

#75 Giulia PAIRONE

#77 Ivana JOROVIC

#84 Jana FETT

2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Belinda BENCIC #1, Ana KONJUH #2)

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #2, Miomir KECMANOVIC #3, Alexei POPYRIN #10; Andreea Amalia ROSCA #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 Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #170 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #578 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #409 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #109 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.
Indire AKIKI, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #966 on WTA list.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #192 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #612 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #133 on WTA list; best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #607 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #274 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #961 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #133 on WTA list* best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #874 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #644 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #682 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is ranked #1838 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is ranked #833 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #978 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #5 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked 904 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #404 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF).
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #6 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #755 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1038 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #39 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #426 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #770 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #63 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #570 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #762 on WTA list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #84 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #404 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #562 on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #55 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #262 on ITF ranking list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #1 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #325 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #75 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #20 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #17 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #942 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #337 on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #1289 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #130 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #497 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #313 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #960 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #2 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and #2 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and # 381 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #119 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked # 660 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #102 on ITF ranking list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #809 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #166 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #554 on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #734 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #1078 in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #447 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #313 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #284 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #297 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #159 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1247 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #142 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #268 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #179 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #570on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #291 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1115 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #183 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is ranked #439 in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #3 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #52 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #50 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #69 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #198 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #309 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #85 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #346 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


11/07/13

Noa KRZNARIC after winning the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 won also the "Little Mo International"

The week after winning the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition…

Noa Krznaric went to the USA and won the “Little Mo” International…

Bravo Noa! :)

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


10/07/13

Lara joined "La Bottega di Smrikve" with her family and friends :)...

Few days ago little Lara from Belgrade joined “La Bottega di Smrikve” with her family and friends…

Dasha keeps working hard every day :)...

... and for little Lara this is the first in the “White House”... that’s how she names the LOUNGE ;)...

... if you do not have mirror on the court to see what you do… the way ballet dancers do while exercising… you can always ask help to the Sun… and shadow… and that’s what we do from time to time ;)...

we do shadow… “imitacija”... watching Dasha and Karlo training…

and when the strokes are good… and we like them on the shadow… we interrupt Miro, Dasha and Karlo for some seconds…

... and jump on Dasha’s court to make picture together :))

game game game… and fun fun fun ;)

... and there is no better way to conclude the long tennis summer day than swimming at night :)

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


06/07/13

11 Smrikva Bowl players on Junior Wimbledon 2013... Belinda BENCIC and Gianluigi QUINZI are the junior Wimbledon Champions; Ana KONJUH reached semifinals while Borna CORIC, Laslo DJERE and Nikola MILOJEVIC reached quarterfinals...

There were several Smrikva Bowl players that I noted competing in the Main Draw of this year Junior Wimbledon 2013… actually the exact number is 11… :)...

... 11 out of 128 were at the beginning (8,6%)...

... 8 out of 64 were in the second round (12,5%)...

... 6 out of 32 in the third round (18.8%)...

... 6 out of 16 in the quarterfinals round (37,5%): Borna CORIC, Laslo DJERE, Gianluigi QUINZI, Nikola MILOJEVIC, Belinda BENCIC and Ana KONJUH

... 3 out of 8 in the semifinals round (37,5%): Gianluigi QUINZI, Belinda BENCIC and Ana KONJUH

... 2 out of 4 in the finals round (50%): Gianluigi QUINZI and Belinda BENCIC...

... and Belind BENCIC and Gianluigi QUINZI corwned themself the junior Wimbledon Champions... only a month ago she won also the junior Roland Garros, while Ana Konjuh was the winner of the Junior Australian Open…

In the following you can read more detailed results related to former Smrikva Bowl players on this year Junior Wimbledon 2013 played in London this week:


Boys:

Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner
1st round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Samm Butler (GBR) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Johannes Haerteis (GER) 6:3, 7:5
3rd round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Johan Sebastien Tatlot (FRA) 6:1,6:1
Quarterfinals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Nikola Milojevic (SRB) 6:4, 6:3
Semifinals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6:4, 6:4
Finals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7:5, 7:6

Borna Coric (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Borna Coric – Naoki Nakagawa (JPN) 7:5, 6:4
2nd round: Borna Coric – Quentin Halys (FRA) 6:4, 7:6
3rd round: Borna Coric – Filippo Baldi (ITA) 6:4, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Hyeon Chung (KOR) 6:7, 3:6

Laslo Djere (SRB) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up
1st round: Laslo Djere – Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6:3, 3:6, 6:3
2nd round: Laslo Djere – Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6:7, 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Laslo Djere – Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 3:6, 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Laslo Djere – Maximilian Marterer (GER) 3:6, 4:6

Nikola Milojevic (SRB) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 consolation draw winner
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Jamie Malik (GBR) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Nikola Milojevic – Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Nikola Milojevic – Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 7:5, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Nikola Milojevic – Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) 4:6, 2:6


Girls:

Belinda Bencic(SUI) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Freya Christie (GBR) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Greetje Minnen (BEL) 6:0, 6:4
3rd round: Belinda Bencic – Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6:4, 4,:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Belinda Bencic – Jamie Loeb (USA) 6:2, 6:3
Semifinals: Belinda Bencic – Louisa Chirico (USA) 6:0, 6:3
Finals: Belinda Bencic – Taylor Townsend (USA) 4:6, 6:4, 6:1

Ana Konjuh (CRO) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Akvile Parazinskaite (LTU) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Harriet Dart (GBR) 6:1, 7:6
3rd round: Ana Konjuh – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Ana Konjuh – Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6:3, 6:2
Semifinals: Ana Konjuh – Taylor Townsend (USA) 6:2, 6:7, 5:7

Katie Boulter (GBR) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Katie Boulter – Adrijana Lekaj (CRO) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Elise Mertens (BEL) 3:6, 6:3, 1:6

Jana Fett (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Jana Fett – Victoria Rodriguez (MEX) 6:2, 7:5
2nd round: Jana Fett – Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 3:6, 1:6

Maia Lumsden (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Petra Uberalova (SVK) 6:4,3:6,1:4 ret

Gabriella Taylor (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player
1st round: Gabriella Taylor – Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 1:6, 1:6

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2:6, 4:6

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


06/07/13

Selected photos of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition are available in the Photo Gallery...

18th Smrikva Bowl Photo Gallery 2013


04/07/13

Andjela Skrobonja, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 and "La Bottega" di Smrikve player, won the under 12 Serbian National Championship 2012

The under 12 Serbian National Championship 2012 was played in Belgrade this week and I just received the news that Andjela Skrobonja, 16th Smrikva Bowl player and periodical “La Bottega” di Smrikve student, in the finals defeated Ksenija Tmušić, 16th Smrikva Bowl runner up…

Andjela Skrobonja (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011

Quarterfinals: Andjela Skrobonja – Aleksandra Stankovic 6:0, 6:0
Semifinals: Andjela Skrobonja – Jovana Babic 6:0, 6:4
Finals: Andjela Skrobonja – Ksenija Tmusic 3:6, 6:2, 7:5

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


04/07/13

The Japanese 2013 Smrikva Bowl team left Smrikve this morning... Kaoru, Remika, Hibiki, Rio, Erika and Masaya... :)

After the Smrikva Bowl Kaoru, Remika, Hibiki, Rio, Erika and Masaya... stayed in Smrikve… :)

... and we spent some nice tennis moments together… with Ari, Leki, Ivan, Julia and other tennis friends arriving to Smrikve these days…

Himari and Toru went to Porto San Giorgio… and the rest of the team stayed in Smrikve…

Erika, Rio and Remika :)

Kaoru supervise the Japanese team… and on court number three Miro is supervising Max, Karlo and Dasha... during their morning practice…

Yesterday Remika assisted me in having a lesson with a friend from Milan Maurizio, big tennis fun, who was happy to have the #1 girl from Japan under 10 helping him to improve his tennis game…

... and the most special day… was the sea day…

we walked from Smrikve till the seaside… to swim :)...

and this was the most special day ;)...

I hope to see some of you again in Smrikve!

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


30/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... and the cake and swimming pool day :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 18th annual started with the Staff gathering…

Smrikva Bowl finals are played since 1996 with linesman and ball boys… and at 8:30 AM everything was ready for the final act of this year 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Opera… :)

Noa Krznaric from Croatia and Kylie Bilchev from Great Britain are ready for their Smrikva Bowl finals…

Jaime and Erika are ready too, to assist Noa and Kylie in their game…

... and here is Noa in action… left handed forehand…

... Kylie’s backhand…

... again Noa...

and Kylie’s inside out forehand…

Noa serving…

Kylie serving…

Last year winner of the girls draw was watching both finals… Himari Sato :)...

Jaime and Erika again :)...

Today Noa played better than Kylie and crowned herself the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 girls draw winner…

Happy moment for Noa…

Portugal, Japan and Spain... before the boys finals start…

The boys Main Draw final was played between Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia...

... entering the Smrikva court…

Anamarija...

Noa...

Sofia...

Alejandro’s inside out forehand…

Carlos’ backhand…

again Alejandro in action…

Holgar was part of the ball boys team…

as well as Erika...

Jovan...

and Jovana...

Alejandro’s serve…

and today… Alejandro was more successful than Carlos and he took the first place in the boys Main Draw…

Happy smile…

Andjela and Sarah enjoyed the finals too…

... and here is the picture of this year ARMADA ESPANOLA... three great players… Carlos, Alejandro and Daniel...

...getting ready for the awarding ceremony :)....

The first surprise for the public and her new friends will be performed by Tea :)... street dancer and talented tennis player…

and after Tea’s gift to all the public… the awarding ceremony was ready to start…

...Johnathon Price from Great Britain… the Consolation Draw boys semifinalist…

Lovre Erceg from Croatia… the Consolation Draw runner up…

and Adi Dagan from Israel… the Consolation Draw winner…

Remika Ohashi from Japan… the Consolation Draw girls semifinalist…

Alena Falei from Belarus… the Consolation Draw runner up…

and Tea Lukic living in Germany… won the Consolation Draw for the girls…

Daniel Rincon Yague from Spain… the Main Draw semifinalist…

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia from Spain… the Main Draw runner up…

and Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain… the Main Draw winner…

Kornelia Huncak from Croatia… the Main Draw semifinalist…

Kylie Bilchev from Great Britain… the Main Draw runner up…

and Noa Krznaric from Croatia… the Main Draw winner…

... another surprise for the present public and awarded players was the Balun dance… traditional Istrian dance… :)

... and before the third surprise… Ena Baltic arrived to take her Consolation Draw trophy for the semifinals… and Art Dance Bubamare gave her the trophy ;)...

Art Dance Bubamare... ready to dance :)...

the last dancing surprise was made by a second Art Dance group…

... all together… before Noa and Alejandro taste their bikes :)...

Noa and Alejandro...

traditional ball signature…

:)...

... and a picture with Himari Sato who last year signed the same ball ;)....

and now the bike ride started by Noa... :)

and followed by Alejandro...

another tradition… the CAKE :)...

always particular… and tasty ;)...

3 R… Rio... Renata... Remika :)

...Tea and Ena...

Holgar...

... and the pool is ready ;)... although clouds covered Smrikve sky few moments after…

Jaime, Jovan and Johnathon... enjoying the cake…

... and very brave girls jumped into the swimming pool :))...

... both Noa and Alejandro as winners get the bicycle :)... one week training award at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris... possibility to get international Wilson contract... and Main Draw wild card for the next year Porto San Giorgio edition... an important European under 12 tournament played in Italy…

and I hope each kid will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent… it was another great week of tennis in Smrikve…

and THANKS to ALL the participants… FOR MAKING from the 18th ANNUAL… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


29/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Sixth Day finals results... the winners of the 18th Annual are... Noa Krznaric from Croatia and Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Results


29/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the Fifth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game winners were known... :))... and the day when the finalists of this year edition were known... the BRIONI day :)

The semifinals day started with the rain… and instead of the usual with very early warm up of the players we had warm up with the tea at the Smrikva Bowl tennis room ;)...

The rain was heavy… and it stop at 11:00 AM…

... at 12:00 PM the courts were almost ready…

and at 12:30… Noa and Kornelia started their semifinals at the court number one… and Noa qualified into the finals of the 18th annual…

... soon after the court number two was ready… and Kylie played with Lydia... and Kylie qualified into the finals too…

On the court number three Remika played with Alena... and Alena became the first finalist of the Consolation Draw… while on the court number one the boys finals started between… Alejandro and Daniel... and Alejandro was better today and we’ve got the first Main Draw boys finalist…

... on the court number two a very tight match was played between Hamad and Carlos... and Carlos turned the match in the super tie break and qualified into the finals too…

... and yesterday was the day dedicated to BRIONI Excursion :)... the animals… the boat… the train… :))... nice day for kids…

the change in the schedule because of the rain made that various players that wished to visit the island stayed to play their semifinals… and the rest of the group went to visit the National Park…

Lucia and Arista... :)

... maybe some parts of the islands may look like part of South Africa to Arista ;)....

Himari Sato, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, was in Trieste over the last week… and yesterday she joined her friends and… here you can see her on Brioni with Hibiki and Masaya...

girls from Australia, South Africa and Mauritius on Brioni… :))... Anđela, Arista and Sarah... ;)

Alina...

Rio... :)

Jovan’s brother ;)....

Safari…

Diana and Sofia...

Boškarin… Mate Balota… Tijesna Zemlja…

Monika and Sara...

Gal...

Friends from Slovenia…

Sarah… Anđela… and Arista :)... you’ve got a friend in me ;)...

...seagull made a show for the Smrikva kids from Brioni till Fazana…

...:)...

... ;) ... Jovan...

After we returned from the Brioni islands the IGRA was read to start… we had unexpected situation of 3 teams in the finals thus round robin was the system who helped us to determine the winners…

It was a long night and many kids played and watched…

Sofia...

Fran...

Lucia...

Alejandro and Daniel went till the end of the game…

...Noa, Fran, Kornelia and Dorian helped Alejandro and Daniel to make spectacle nice for the crowed…

and the trophies, together with t-shirts signed by Donna Vekic, were the gifts for the first and second team… while for the third team Ana Ivanovic’s gifts were given…

With Alejandro and Daniel’s picture we go into the finals day…

Today is the day of the FINALS on the schedule… starting at 9:00 AM


28/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fifth Day Results... the finalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fifth Day Results


28/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game continued... :))... and the day when the semifinalists were known...

The quarterfinals day started as usual with very early warm up of the players… following the old Common Sense saying “why the early bird gets the worm..” :)...

... and let’s see through the pictures the major actors of the day…

On the court number one in Smrikve the first quarterfinals match was played between Noa Krznarić and Anđela Lopičić...

Anđela did her best running all around the court but today Noa played better and successfully qualified into the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 semifinals…

Above the court number three… the supporters of Remika and Erika who played for the Consolation Draw semifinals gathered to cheer for them… and in the group of Rio, Hibiki, Masaya... there is another rising tennis talent… Adriano Hunčak’s sister… very soon she will be joining the senior Hunčak team… :)

... and her brother Adriano and friend Dorijan will help her… and maybe in the following days she will have the opportunity to play with her new friends from Japan… Hibiki and Masaya :)...

Jaime from Portugal was enjoying the match on the court number two where Kornelia Hunčak was playing with Andrea Mrvić for the semifinals of the Main Draw…

... and Kornelia was better today than Andrea and the same as Noa in the upper part of the Draw she qualified into the semifinals…

On the court number one… the second girls quarterfinals match was played between Maria Iordache and Kyle Bilchev...

... and Kylie won today… showing such a nice technique and the feel for the game…

... at the same time on the court number two… Iva Divac was playing with Selin Lydia Sepken....

and Lydia... was more successful today…

The supporters Filip and Petar... enjoying the match with friend…

On the third court the Consolation Draw was played between Alena and Jovana...

... and of the courts… we find… here… Renata’s smile… :))

and couple of meters right… there are also Daniela’s and Noa’s smiling :))...

Renata and Daniela are twins and sister of Kornelia... and cousins of Adriano... all family Hunčak... Adriano has a sister that soon will join the team… and although not relative to them Dorijan is also part of their team :)... team from Kastav…

... just few instructions… before…

... Tarik Redžić can enter the court number one… and play with Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez...

Hamad was there attending his turn… taking time to concentrate for his match…

Nicki was there too… to enjoy the match…

... Tarik played hard but today Alejandro was more successful in making points… and he become another Smrikva Bowl semifinalist of the 18th annual…

Adriano and his new friend from Japan… Hibiki, Masaya, Erika, Remika and Rio found new friends in Istria… Hunčak family…

Renata Hunčak....

Kyle with her father… after the match…

Ahmed with smartphone :)....

Alejandro....

On the court number two… Daniel Rincon Yague was playing with Holger Rune for the place in the semifinals…

and windy day surprised more Holger than Daniel... thus Daniel with better game today was able to qualify into the semis…

Marko Jovanović with Stefan Popovic’s brother Nemanja attending the quarterfinals match of the boys Main Draw between Hamad Međedovic and Stefan Popović...

Stefan Popović played better the first set…

... but after loosing the second set… he did not find the way to take the Momentum on his side from Hamad who qualified into the semifinals…

The last quarterfinals match of the boys Main Draw was played between Danilo Raičević and… Carlos Garfia who played better today… and become the third semifinalist from Spain…

Jerome and Jovan... new Smrikva friends :)...

and it was already time for the “IGRA” game… at 3:00 PM the first matches started… and here are Marko and Stefan preparing for the action :)....

Just one player from Slovenia is missing on the picture… Gal, Aljaž, Gašper, Aleks... :)

Arista and Anna...

...focus… and concentration :)...

... a surprise is going to happen on the court number one… and Anđela is giving final instructions to Tea :)))

Tea is very talented girl… and a part of growing as a tennis player…

she is also one of the best street dancer in her age in her country where her family is living today…

and for the “IGRA” spectators… she honored us with her dance…

Andrew attending his turn…

Alejandro also :)...

it is easy to smile with Jaime... and Johnathon knows something about it… ;)

Daniel...

the girls :))

and boys ;))

Piotr and Adi played together :)...

Remika... very special on the court and off the court…

Kylie and Sophia...

Magdalena...

Fran’s supporting team… :)

Jovan ;)

Fran :)

Nađa... :))

with Kylie and Sophia we can close today’s article… great players on the court and great dancers outside the ;)

Today the semifinals will start at 9:00 AM and after the Brioni Island excursion the “IGRA” game will continue :)...


28/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the Fifth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game winners were known... :))... and the day when the finalists of this year edition were known... the BRIONI day :)

The semifinals day started with the rain… and instead of the usual with very early warm up of the players we had warm up with the tea at the Smrikva Bowl tennis room ;)...

The rain was heavy… and it stop at 11:00 AM…

... at 12:00 PM the courts were almost ready…

and at 12:30… Noa and Kornelia started their semifinals at the court number one… and Noa qualified into the finals of the 18th annual…

... soon after the court number two was ready… and Kylie played with Lydia... and Kylie qualified into the finals too…

On the court number three Remika played with Alena... and Alena became the first finalist of the Consolation Draw… while on the court number one the boys finals started between… Alejandro and Daniel... and Alejandro was better today and we’ve got the first Main Draw boys finalist…

... on the court number two a very tight match was played between Hamad and Carlos... and Carlos turned the match in the super tie break and qualified into the finals too…

... and yesterday was the day dedicated to BRIONI Excursion :)... the animals… the boat… the train… :))... nice day for kids…

the change in the schedule because of the rain made that various players that wished to visit the island stayed to play their semifinals… and the rest of the group went to visit the National Park…

Lucia and Arista... :)

... maybe some parts of the islands may look like part of South Africa to Arista ;)....

Himari Sato, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, was in Trieste over the last week… and yesterday she joined her friends and… here you can see her on Brioni with Hibiki and Masaya...

girls from Australia, South Africa and Mauritius on Brioni… :))... Anđela, Arista and Sarah... ;)

Alina...

Rio... :)

Jovan’s brother ;)....

Safari…

Diana and Sofia...

Boškarin… Mate Balota… Tijesna Zemlja…

Monika and Sara...

Gal...

Friends from Slovenia…

Sarah… Anđela… and Arista :)... you’ve got a friend in me ;)...

...seagull made a show for the Smrikva kids from Brioni till Fazana…

...:)...

... ;) ... Jovan...

After we returned from the Brioni islands the IGRA was read to start… we had unexpected situation of 3 teams in the finals thus round robin was the system who helped us to determine the winners…

It was a long night and many kids played and watched…

Sofia...

Fran...

Lucia...

Alejandro and Daniel went till the end of the game…

...Noa, Fran, Kornelia and Dorian helped Alejandro and Daniel to make spectacle nice for the crowed…

and the trophies, together with t-shirts signed by Donna Vekic, were the gifts for the first and second team… while for the third team Ana Ivanovic’s gifts were given…

With Alejandro and Daniel’s picture we go into the finals day…

Today is the day of the FINALS on the schedule… starting at 9:00 AM

... it was another long and nice day… and it is hard to know what will remain as feeling in the seeds of today… but I hope they will learn growing that…

...Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as
the strawberries knows nothing about grapes…. ;)


27/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fourth Day Results... the semifinalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fourth Day Results


27/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the third day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they learned "IGRA" game... :))... and the quarterfinalists were known...

... there is a say… coming from Africa… : “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up and knows that it will have to outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed… And, every morning in Africa a lion wakes up and knows that it will have to outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death…

... Thus, in Africa, it doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle. When that sun comes up, you had better be running.” ;)

The third day was the day when we get to know the 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalists:...

Maria Iordache Alexandru from Romania…. who played for the quarterfinals with Nađa Mrkić from Montenegro…

Kyle Bilchev from Great Britain… who qualified playing with Teodora Gutić from Serbia…

Selin Lidya Sepken from Turkey… who made it playing with Milena Jevtović from Serbia, living in Italy…

Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain… was better today than Vojta Veigert from Czech Republic… on the court number three…

Tarik Redžić from Bosnia and Herzegovina… defeated the best ranked Croatian player, Andriano Hunčak, to qualify into the quarterfinals…

...and Tarik had his friend supporting him nearby the fence :)... o yes… this is Ahmed :)...

In the area of the court number one several spectators gathered to watch Iva Divac and Sofia Matiushova match…

Adi and Alejandro...

... and Iva Divac from Serbia… was better today and qualified into the quarterfinals…

Teodora and Anđela... were in the first row :)

... in the second row… you can see… Tea ;)...

while… on the other side… Sofia’s friend Diana...

... and some supporters enjoyed the grass till their brothers or friends were attending for the match… and this is Luca’s sister :)...

... on the court number two Daniel Rincon Yague from Spain… defeated Alen Bill from Umag – Croatia…

while at the same time on the court number three Hamad Međedović from Serbia… was better today than Andrew Milovanov from Ukraine – Ireland…

... another picture of Daniel serving… to qualify into the quarterfinals…

while some players were on the court… some were taking rest for their turn… and here is… Luka...

Ahmed and Tarik... who was relaxing after his enter into the quarterfinals…

Sarah and Sophia...

Remiko and Erika... enjoying Blaki’s company :)... and I am sure Blaki would sing… “you’ve got a friend in me” ;)

on the court number three Carlos Alcaraz Garfia from Spain… was playing against Luca Nardi to enter his quarterfinals…

... although seems Pocahontas… this is Tea... very talented tennis player but also street dancing Champion… :)

Jovana....

Jovan Sinadinovic tried his best against Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune from Denmark… but Hoger was better today…

Jerome... watching… and enjoying the match…

Danilo Raičević from Montenegro still attending his turn… and he will be better today than Timofey from Belarus…

and here is one of Holger’s serves that helped him to qualify into the quarterfinals…

Stefan Popović from Serbia… was better today than Thomas Santaguida from Canada… and qualified into the quarterfinals too…

This was the last match of the Main Draw today and than the Consolation Draw continued…

I am pleased to recall that the day before already qualified Noa Krznarić from Croatia… Anđela Lopičić from Serbia… Andrea Mrvić from Serbia and Kornelia Hunčak from Croatia…

“Bleki I like you…” – Maja...

“I like you too Maja”- Bleki…

“You’ve got a friend in me”.... “You’ve got a friend in me” :))

Nađa taking care of her little sister… :)

Luka with her sister… :)

Jaimie Ribeiro de Faria... the first player ever on Smrikva Bowl from Portugal… he made smile a lot of people during his game igra match… nice memories for many people who were present :)...

Alen... Andrew... and Bartol... the game continues out of the court… ;)...

Gabriele... still not in Wimbledon…. but tasting countryside grass in Smrikve :)...

Maja starts to worm up for the match… on Smrikve running path… nearby the little zoo…

Ahmed... this time on the picture without his friend Tarik… but Tarik is not far away for sure… ;)...

Hibiki and Masaya...

Ena...

Tea and Lucia....

... and Adi played the last match of the singles of the day with Jerome...

and than… at 6:00 PM we started to choose the names for the GAME IGRA :)

Aleksa is here…

Luka is here…

Hamad is here…

Gabriele is here…

Suleyman Sarp and Jaime are here too…

and as promised to the parents and coaches at 6:30 PM the SMRIKVA BOWL FORUM was held… and the game “IGRA” started…

and you can see that four players are on the court… and kids’ lough made me think this was the GAME of the DAY... the real one :))...

...today after the single matches the game “IGRA” will continue :))....


26/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Third Day Results... the quarterfinalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Third Day Results


26/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the second day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they became AMBASSADORS...

Yesterday a bit after 7:50 PM the Smrikva Bowl became Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors... the ceremony started at 6:00 PM… and I would be pleased to walk you via pictures also today through the second day of the 18th annual…

The first match of the day on court number 1 started with Noa Krznaric and Diana Yanotovskaya...

... Adam and Niki early in the morning…

... the Main Draw was played in Smrikve and it was the day to enjoy the art of tennis of our little tennis talents… here is Noa in action…

and Diana serving…

... concentrating and preparing for the match…

On the court number 3 Daniela Huncak played with Andrea Mrvic... and here is Daniela in action…

... watching and attending their turn… Aleksa Krivokapic will soon be going on the court number one to play with Vojta Veigert... it is time to concentrate…

... and here is older Daniela Huncak’s sister Kornelia playing with…

Jovana Cvetkovic...

Himari Sato, last year Smrikva Bowl winner, is playing ETA under 12 tournament in Trieste and she came for couple of hours with her coach Toru to say hello :)....

Mateja with his family… enjoying the match…

and on the court number three… Abedallah Shelbyh was playing with…

Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez... both boys showed their extraordinary skills…

and just a bit later… on the court number one… Vojta Veigart...

... and Aleksa Krivokapic a very artistic match… and allowed the public to enjoy in their tennis art…

Carlos and Alejandro... cached on the bench among the lavenders that overview the courts number two and three… :)...

Stepanov Timofey still attending his turn with his brother… :)

while on the court number one Andrew Milovanov and…

Gasper Sitar were showing their tennis skills…

little brothers of the players always find the way to have fun too… outside the courts ;)...

... new friendships… family friendships can always happen…

“You take picture… and I can imagine taking picture”... is the name of the following ;)...

Andrew made it… and his coach Romano is proud to shake his hand… and encourage him for the next challenges…

capturing the moment…

of another tennis talent…Stepan Baum who was playing with Stepanov Timofey...

Teodora and Andjela... the hug… :)

Gasper Sitar is looking at the picture the family made during the match… a lot of nice strokes…

Magdalena Jukic and Andrew Milovanov... teaching Andrew’s little brother using orange balls ;)...

... and one of the last matches of the day on court number two were played between Patrick Brady and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia... both great boys…

At 6:00 PM everything was ready for the Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony… :)

... the books were there with certificates enclosed in each donated book to the Smrikva Bowl library…

... the picture to put the signiture was there too…

and the gift package where the little Ambassadors had an item to take into pocket for the end of the Ceremony ;)...

... Brady...

... Danilo...Aleksa... Niki still attending to hear their names… :)

...Milena...

...Iva...

...Arista...

...Mateja...

...Sarah...

...Sarah... the globe… the racket… and the names :)...

...Tea...

...Magdalena... and Gabriele... attending…

...the names…

...Gabriele...

...Anna...

... attending… and thinking :)...

... Remika... Rio...Masaya... Hibiki...Erika...

...Noa...

... :)...

Ready for the old olive tree story… :)...

... memory gift…

... of that moment…

planting an old olive tree…

Vojta and Stepan...

... Imagine…

... visualize…

... feel…

... the wind…

... the effort you put in you to prepare…

... and reach…

... go the distance…

... dream…

... no limits… when you imagine…

... you can…

... you do…

.... you are :)...

... it was a nice match ;)...

and TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH ice cream… :))

GOOOL… :)

Today it is expected to be another long day… a lot of matches are on the schedule…

In the evening… at 6:30 PM the Smrikva Bowl FORUM is on schedule… and at 7:00 PM the funny doubles IGRA will start :)...


25/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Second Day Results

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Second Day Results

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve