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Zapadna strana – Smrikva Bowl 2011

16th SMRIKVA BOWL 2011 on RTS


15th SMRIKVA BOWL 2010 video

Part I – Introduction

Smrikva Bowl is played in Smrikve (Pula) – ISTRIA (Croatia) – since 1996… over the years Smrikva has grown in one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World… it is a Children’s Festival that in its history gathered over 1000 talented players from almost 50 countries and all the continents…

The tournament idea is to enjoy the game and promote values that pass frontiers… Culture, sport, children and music are able to do that…

Welcome to the 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010!

Part II – Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Cerimony

Years ago every Smrikva Bowl player started to become Smrikva Bowl Ambassador… it is their word that help Smrikva Bowl in attracting each year the new talents emerging in the World…

It is also their word that started to help Smrikve in spreading the idea of Istrian Region as a cultural destination…

Last year Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors started to create the Smrikva Bowl Library… “Culture has the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of civilization.”

Part III – Planting of an olive tree as part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Cerimony

Planting of an olive tree is a traditional part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination cerimony …

“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.” – Shimon Peres

Part IV – 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl team presentation

In 2002, the Smrikve Tennis Club and the Maureen Connolly Brinker tennis foundation joined forces with aim to create the first ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls under 10… the event was named “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl and unite two of the most prestigous under 10 tennis tournaments…

Smrikva Bowl has grown into global tournament and “Little Mo” has also grown into an international tournament but the “Little Mo” National Champions continue to meet with the best Smrikva Bowl players and the event has arrived to its 9th annual…

Part V – 15th Smrikva Bowl finals and thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Sponsors, Staff and Honorary Members

The finals are a special moment… it is likely the first experience for most Smrikva Bowl players to play with the assistance of the ball boys…

Many people became tournament friends over the years and those people are helping us in doing small steps year after year… I am pleased to thanks…

Ronzio Oleodinamica for the t-shirts, caps and support since the foundation of the tournament… Claudio Montanelli for composing the Smrikva Bowl song „I COLORI DEL MONDO“… Luca Appino for the special support in openning doors to Smrikva in the hearts of the professional tennis world…

Patrick Mouratoglou for 7 days stage in his prestigious Academy in Paris… Sergio Tacchini for gifts and Staff dressing… Wilson for the winners contracts, gifts and tournament balls… Intersport for bikes and other gifts… Ana Ivanovic for signed t-shirts for the finalists…

Restoran Oaza and Gardelin for discounted prices for players’ families, IZO for bread used to make sandwiches, Puljanka for water, Duravit for children gift and support that allowed the preparation of more than 2000 sandwiches and 3000 liters of soft drinks that offered to children…

…Shake for the gifts that were given to each Ambassador… Agrofarmacija for arranging the central court with flowers… Svijet biljaka for the Istrian Lavander products… Fotokeramika for keramik rackets… Pula’s tourism office, Via Ing, KON-2K5 and Sportski Savez Istarske Županije for their support … Rondo, Balun Vodnjan and Pirueta dancing group for dancing…

… Klaudio Anicic for the pictures of Arena designed by his father, Zdravko Sinko for Djokovic signed t-shirts, caps and support, and Franko Krajcar for his two songs „Pensieri“ and „Jobrni je Jobrni“ used in this DVD

In end a special thanks is due to every person that is part of the Smrikva Bowl Staff, the Smrikve Tennis Club players and in particular to the Golden and Honorary Smrikva Bowl Members, their families… and to my family…

Mio


I COLORI DEL MONDO – Smrikva Bowl Song – by Claudio Montanelli


14th SMRIKVA BOWL 2009 video

Part I – Introduction

Smrikva Bowl is played in Smrikve (Pula) – ISTRIA – since 1996… over the years it has grown in one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World… it is a children’s tennis festival that in its history has gathered top players from around 40 countries and 6 continents…

Since foundation, the Smrikva Bowl idea was to promote values that pass all frontiers… Culture, sport, children and music are able to do that…

Wellcome to the 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009!

Part II – Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Cerimony

Years ago every Smrikva Bowl player started to become the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador… there are many players coming from places that are far away from Smrikve… and it is their word that help us to attract each year the new talented players emerging in the World today …

It is also their word that started to help us to spread the idea of Istria as cultural destination and from this year Smrikva Bowl Ambasadors started to create the Smrikva Bowl library…

“Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.” – Nelson Mandela

Part III – Centuries Old Olive Tree planting as part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Cerimony

Planting of a century old olive tree is part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination cerimony… Olive tree is a symbol of peace and its age is the symbol of intergenerational responsibility…

“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.” – Shimon Peres

Part IV – 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl team presentation

In 2002, the Smrikve Tennis Club and the Maureen Connolly Brinker tennis foundation joined forces with aim to create the first ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls under 10… the event was named “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl and unite two of the most prestigous under 10 tournaments…

Smrikva Bowl is today a global tournament and “Little Mo” has also grown into an international tournament but the “Little Mo” National Champions continue to meet with the best Smrikva Bowl players and the event has arrived to its 8th annual…

Part V – 14th Smrikva Bowl finals and thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Sponsors, Staff and Honorary Members

The finals are the special moment… it is the first time for the most Smrikva Bowl players to play with the ball boys…

Thanks to all the major sponsors for their gifts for the children…
to Ronzio Oleodinamica for the t-shirts, hats and all the support since the foundation of the tournament… to Claudio Montanelli for the brochures… to Luca Appino for the special support… to Patrick Mouratoglou for the 7 days stage in his prestigious Academy in Paris… to Sergio Tacchini for the gifts and Staff dressing, to Wilson for the rackets for the winners, tournament balls and children gifts… to Ana Ivanovic for the signed t-shirts for the finalists… to Svijet biljaka for the Istrian Lavander products…

…to Shake for the gifts that were given to each players… to Agrofarmacija for arranging the central court with flowers… to Duravit, Puljanka, Restoran Oaza, IZO and other sponsors that allowed the preparation of more than 2000 sandwiches and 3000 liters of soft drinks that were offered to the children…

…thanks to Pula’s tourism office for their support… to Zdravec, Vedran Catela and Mercator group, to Rondo dance group, Balun Vodnjan, Pirueta, Vlado Bzik, Marko Martinčič, and all the other sponsors…

In end a special thanks is due to every single person that is part of the Smrikva Bowl staff, to the Smrikve Tennis Club players and in particular to the Golden and Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member and their families… to the people from Smrikve and to my family…

Miodrag Bozovic


14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 on NIT (Independent Istrian Television)


13th SMRIKVA BOWL 2008 video


12th SMRIKVA BOWL 2007 video


The story of Smrikve told by SMRIKVA BOWL founder in Puna je Pula interview – recorded in November 2006 video


CULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, cuisine, olive oil, wine and major cultural events. It is a gift to to the players and to all the people who enjoy learning about different cultures.

Smrikve (Pula), 26th March 2009

Dear Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl Friends,

I completed recently a virtual book about Istria and its culture that aims to promote future ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE), to further promote Smrikva Bowl (considered one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World) and present Istria as cultural tourism destination.

www.smrikve.com/istria/ is the link that I am pleased to invite you to visit.

If you like Istria from Smrikve I would be also pleased if you forward this link to your friends that may be interested to visit Istria and thus help to spread the word about Istria as cultural destination.

The book aims to provide the reader with useful information about the places that should be visited. You will find information about: Istrian architecture, history, music, cuisine, olive oil and wine. Over 90 places are described in it and almost 1800 pictures were made. The best traditional restaurants, olive oil and wine producers were gathered in a database that you can easily find in the book or using the toolbar, or the section of Istrian Cuisine.

If you decide to include Istria in your travel itinerary, I would be pleased to let you know that you can consider to be our guest in Smrikve. Smrikve is a privately owned estate and a tennis club (home to Smrikva Bowl), situated on the outskirts of the city of Pula, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Smrikve is located mere 5 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from Pula’s Roman Arena, about 15 minutes from Pula’s International Airport and only few kilometres from the famous Brioni islands.

I dream to see one day many former Smrikva Bowl players preparing for important tournaments in ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE), using Smrikve tennis courts.

At Smrikve you can play tennis, taste our own made olive oil and wine, enjoy the farm animals, take pleasure in the surrounding nature and the nearby sea or have lovely discussions by the fireplace. Villa Smrikve can currently accommodate few families. However, upcoming ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE) will provide more accommodation.

Events and people that shaped European history have had much influence in Istria as well. Istria’s size could be compared to Rome, London and Paris. However, instead of driving through the crowded streets of Rome, Paris or London you will be driving through the beautiful Istrian nature while enjoying the same European cultural heritage.

About 200,000 inhabitants, beautiful Mediterranean nature, lovely hilltops covered with woods, crystal blue sea, excellent food, olive oil that is considered among the best in the World, outstanding wine, many nice towns and villages that are well worth a visit – most of which are inhabited for over 3000 years. This is in very few words ISTRIA.

Istrian region was the most prominent during the Roman Empire period, the Early Byzantine Empire, the Venice Republic, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and during Yugoslavia, when the Brioni islands were the stage of Tito’s Non Aligned policy during the Cold War.

Today, Istria is often compared to Tuscany for its beauty, culture and the tradition of producing olive oil and wine. If you visit Istria you will realise that Istria is simply Istria. Throughout the year, and especially in the summer, there are various cultural events held every day in almost every Istrian town. Every day you can find something that could be of interest to you and in just few hours you can be on St. Mark’s square in Venice.

Olive oil and wine are part of the culture of a particular region. During the Roman Empire, both Istrian olive oil and wine were among the best in the whole Empire and today they are part of the Istrian heritage.

I hope you will enjoy Istria From Smrikve and forward the link of the book to your friends thus help Istria to become one day a recognized cultural destination. Thanks in advance for each e-mail :).

Regards,

Miodrag Bozovic


Smrikve (Pula), 26. ožujak 2009

Dragi prijatelji Smrikvi i prijatelji Smrikva Bowl-a,

Nedavno sam dovršio virtualnu knjigu o Istri koja se rađa sa ciljem da privuče goste za budući ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE), da pomogne promociji Smrikva Bowl (koji danas slovi za jedan od najvažnijih teniskih turnira za djecu do 10 godina u svijetu) i ujedno prezentira Istru kao moguću destinaciju kulturnog turizma.

www.smrikve.com/istria/ je stranica koju Vas pozivam da pogledate.

AKO VAM SE SVIDI KNJIGA SVAKI VAŠ E-MAIL PREPORUKE PRIJATELJIMA KOJI BI MOGLI POSJETITI ISTRU ĆE BITI JEDAN MALI KORAK I POMOĆ NA PUTU DA SE PROŠIRI RIJEČ O ISTRSKOM POLUOTOKU KAO KULTURNOJ DESTINACIJI KOJU VRIJEDI POSJETITI.

Knjiga sadrži informacije o raznim mjestima, o arhitekturi, povijesti, muzici, kuhinji, vinu i ulju… Više od 90 mjesta je opisano, uz 1800 slika; a najbolji restorani, vinari i uljari čine jednu bazu podataka koja će Vam približiti Istru i kroz njeno vino, ulje i kuhinju.

Bilo mi je potrebno oko 4.000 radnih sati, učenja, pisanja, razgovora: trebalo je preći više od 3000 kilometara da bi svaku važniju građevinu slikao i svaki grad doživio i mogao stvarati priču o njemu.

Nikada se riječima ne može sve opisati ni dočarati, niti je pisana riječ ikada imala pretenziju sve opisati, ali ovo je jedan početak priče koju svaki današnji ugostitelj Istre, vinar i uljar spomenut u ovoj istoj knjizi piše svojom ljubavlju prema onome što radi. Treba uvijek puno vremena da jedna priča postane prepoznatljiva a bilo bi lijepo ako i ova knjiga pomogne u gradnji toga puta…

Ako odlučite uključiti Istru u Vaš turistički itinerar mogu Vam reći da možete razmisliti i o tome da budete naši gosti u Smrikvama. Smrikve su jedan privatan posjed sa teniskim terenima u okolici Pule, okružen maslinama i vinogradima, 5 minuta od plaže, 10 minuta od Pulske Arene, 15 minuta od međunarodnog aerodroma Pula i na samo par kilometara od poznatih Brijuna.

Želja mi je da jednoga dana više bivših igrača Smrikva Bolw-a izabere budući ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE) kao mjesto svojih priprema za važne turnire.

U Smrikvama možete igrati tenis, kušati naše vino i ulje, uživati i odmarati se u prirodi, uz moru a i u razgovorima uz naš kamin u konobi; na isti način možete koristiti Smrikve kao bazu za Vaše kulturne itinerare i posjete destinacijama opisanim u Istria from Smrikve. Danas Villa Smrikve može ugostiti nekoliko obitelji a novi ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE) će dodati mogucnost noćenja u Smrikvama.

Događaji i ličnosti koje su stvarale povijest Evrope a i Svijeta su utjecali i na stvaranje Istarske kulture. Svojom površinom Istra se može usporediti sa gradovima poput Rima, Londona i Pariza ali umjesto da vozite u Rimskoj, Pariškoj ili Londonskoj gužvi naći ćete se u centru prelijepe prirode uz slično duhovno i povijesno nasljeđe velikih Evropskih gradova.

Malo više od 200.000 stanovnika, prelijepa Mediteranska priroda, brežuljci prekriveni šumama, kristalno more, odlična hrana, ulje – među najboljima na svijetu, mnogi gradići koje vrijedi posjetiti – većina od kojih broji više od 3000 godina kontinuiranog života. Sve ovo je u nekoliko riječi ISTRA.

Taj mali poluotok u obliku srca je kroz milenije osjetio važnost raznih civilizacija i od posebne važnost i značaja za neka od Istarskih gradića i mjesta su bili: Rimsko i Bizantijsko Carstvo, Mletačka Republika, Austro – Ugarsko Carstvo, a i u skorijoj povijesti su Brijuni nekoliko desetljeća bili svjetska pozornica Pokreta Nesvrstanih za vrijeme Hladonga Rata.

Danas mnogi uspoređuju Istru sa Toskanom po svojoj ljepoti, naljeđu, kulturi, tradiciji vina i ulja. Ako posjetite Istru primijetiti ćete da je Istra jednostavno Istra. Tijekom cijele godine a posebno tijekom ljeta održavaju se brojni kulturni događaji u skoro svakom gradu a i manjem mjestu Istre.

Vino i ulje su dio kulture jednoga kraja. Tijekom Rimskog Carstva i ulje i vino su bilo među nejboljima u carstvu a i današnji Istarski vinari i uljari njeguju to nasljeđe.

Bilo bi mi drago ako Vam se ovaj rad svidi i ako odlučite pokazati prijateljima da mogu gledati na Istru kao kulturnu destinaciji i posjetiti je jednoga dana.

Unaprijed hvala za svaki proslijeđeni mail Vašoj prijateljici ili prijatelju a posebno onima koji žive po svijetu i za koje mislite da bi jednoga dana mogli posjetiti Istru.

S poštovanjem,

Miodrag Bozovic


Smrikve (Pola), 26 Marzo 2009

Cari amici di Smrikve e dello Smrikva Bowl,

Di recente ho completato un libro virtuale sulla cultura Istriana che mira a promuovere il futuro ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE), Smrikva Bowl (gia’ considerato uno dei tornei di tennis under 10 piu’ importanti nel mondo) e presentare l’Istria come una destinazione ideale per coloro che siano interessati al turismo culturale.

www.smrikve.com/istria/ e’ l’indirizzo internet sul quale e’ possible consultare e navigare il libro.

Qualora vi dovesse piacere il libro sarrei felice se inoltraste il link dello stesso agli amici che a vostro avviso potrebbero essere interessati a visitare l’Istria e cosi’ ogni vostra e-mail sarebbe un contributo a creare dell’Istria una destinazione di cultura meritevole di una visita.

Il libro offre al lettore notizie utili sui posti da visitare. Troverete informazioni sull’architettura Istriana, sulla storia delle sue citta’, musica, cucina, olio e vino.

Oltre 90 posti sono descritti e quasi 1800 foto sono state scattate. I migliori ristoranti, produttori di olio e vino sono stati raccolti in un database facilmente consultabile e che dovrebbe permettere ad un turista di godersi l’architettura e la bellezza dei luoghi combinata con la cucina del luogo, del vino e dell’olio prodotto nell’area visitata.

Qualora decideste di includere Istria nei vostri itinerari, mi piacerebbe informari che a Smrikve vi puo’ essere offerta l’ospitalita’. Smrikve e’ un piccolo podere privato ed un circolo di tennis (la casa del famoso Smrikva Bowl), localizzata nella periferia di Pola, circondata dagli ulivi e vigneti, a 5 minuti dalla spiaggia, 10 minuti dall’Arena di Pola, 15 minuti dall’aeroporto Internazionale di Pola ed a soli un paio di chilometri dalle famose isole di Brioni.

Sarebbe un sogno vedere fra un po di anni diversi ex giocatori dello Smrikva Bowl con le loro famiglie a prepararsi per importanti tornei sostando al futuro ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE).

A Smrikve potete giocare a tennis, assaggiare ottimo vino ed olio, godersi gli animali e la natura, il mare e qualche chiachiera di fronte al cammino. Villa Smrikve puo’ attualmente ospitare solo qualche famiglia pero’ il nuovo ATRIVM SMRIKVE HOTEL (SMRIKVE LOUNGE) fornira’ nuovi posti letto di qualita’.

Gli eventi ed i personaggi che hanno formato la storia Europea hanno influito molto anche sulla cultura Istriana. Come dimensione l’Istria puo’ essere paragonata a Roma, Londra e Parigi, ma al posto di viaggiare in mezzo al traffico di Roma, Parigi o Londra guiderete in mezzo alla bellissima natura respirando la stessa eredita’ culturale delle grandi citta’ Europee.

Poco piu’ di 200.000 abitanti, bellissima natura Mediterranea, bellissime colli coperte dai boschi, il mare di un blu trasparente, ottimo cibo, l’olio tra i migliori del Mondo, ottimo vino, bellissime cittadine che vale la pena di visitare – e molte hanno oltre 3000 anni di storia. Questo e’ in poche parole l’ISTRIA.

Per l’Istria i periodi di maggiore splendore erano i tempi dell’Impero Romano, dell’Impero Bizantino, i tempi della Repubblica di Venezia – Serenissima, il periodo dell’Impero Austro-Ungarico, ed infine durante la Yugoslavia quando le isole di Brioni vennero usate da Tito come palcoscenico per la politica di Non Allineamento durante la Guerra Fredda.

Oggi molti comparano l’Istria alla Toscana per la sua bellezza, sua storia e cultura e sulle tradizioni del vino e dell’olio, ma visitandola comprenderete che l’Istria e’ semplicemente l’Istria.
Durante l’anno e specialmente durante l’estate vengono proposti tantissimi eventi culturali. Ogni giorni potrete trovare qualcosa di proprio interesse ed in solo un paio d’ore potete essere sulla piazza San Marco di Venezia.

L’olio ed il vino fanno parte della cultura di una regione. Durante l’Impero Romano, sia l’olio Istriano sia il vino erano considerati tra i migliori dell’Impero ed oggi fanno parte dell’eredita’ Istriana che diverse famiglie con cura continuano a portare avvanti.

Mi farebbe piacere qualora Istria from Smrikve fosse di vostro gradimento e grazie gia’ d’ora per ogni segnalazione all’amica o all’amico di consultare il libro. Vi ricordo nuovamente che ogni vostra e-mail aiuta a far diventare questa pennisola una possibile destinazione culturale :).

Cordiali saluti,

Miodrag Bozovic


13th SMRIKVA BOWL 2008 video

The idea for the 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 video was to show some of the most important Smrikva Bowl moments by separating the parts of the movie with the short messages that explain different moments of the event. The resolution of the video on the google video is not so high so you will find the text of the messages here below.

Part I – Introduction

Smrikva Bowl is played in Smrikve nearby Pula in Istria since 1996… over the years it has grown in one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World… it is a children’s tennis festival that in its history has gathered top players from over 30 countries and 5 continents…

Players travel over 16000 kilometres to take part to this festival… Smrikva Bowl is more than tennis… since the beginning its vision was to promote values that pass all frontiers…

Culture, sport, children and music goes beyond all frontiers and are part of the Cosmopolitan world…

Wellcome to the 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008!

Part II – Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Nomination Cerimony

Several years ago every Smrikva Bowl player started to become the Ambassador of the tournament… there are many players coming from places that are far away from Smrikve… and it is their word, as a Smrikva Bowl Ambassador, that help us to continue to attract each year the new talented players emerging in the World today and help us to spread the word about Smrikva…

“Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.” – Nelson Mandela

Part III – Centuries Old Olive Tree planting as part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Nomination Cerimony

Planting of an century old olive tree is also a part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination cerimony… it is a special moment for the children and for us…

Olive tree is a symbol of peace and its age is the symbol of intergenerational responsibility…

Every person is born without knowning anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to understand and to learn to preserve and respect all that each of us is born with… intergenerational responsibility alone will allow future generations to enjoy the beauty of life, the sunsets and the seasons of the earth…

Part IV – 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl team presentation

In 2002, the Smrikve Tennis Club and the Maureen Connolly Brinker tennis foundation joined forces with aim to create the first ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls under 10… the event was named “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl and the realisation of this idea united the names of two of the most prestigous under 10 tournaments…

Smrikva Bowl is today a global tournament and “Little Mo” has also grown into an international tournament but the “Little Mo” National Champions continue to meet with the best Smrikva Bowl players comming from all over the world and the event has arrived to its 7th annual…

A wise persone once wrote: “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…”

Part V – 13th Smrikva Bowl finals and thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Sponsors, Staff and Honorary Members

The finals are the special moment… it is the first time for the most Smrikva Bowl players to play with the ball boys and hopefully not only the winners will have good memories about one of their first international tournaments…

Thanks to all the major sponsors for their gifts for the children…

to Ronzio Oleodinamica for the t-shirts, hats and all the support since the foundation of the tournament… to Claudio Montanelli for the brochures… to Luca Appino for the special support… to Patrick Mouratoglou for the 7 days stage in his prestigious Academy in Paris… to Wilson for the contract for the winners, tournament balls and other gifts… to Ana Ivanovic for the signed t-shirts for the finalists… to Royal Boats for the mountain bikes… to Svijet biljaka for the Istrian Lavander products…

to Shake and SM Design for the gifts that were given to each players… to Agrofarmacija for arranging the central court with flowers… to Duravit, Puljanka, Restoran Oaza, IZO and other sponsors that allowed the preparation of more than 2000 sandwiches and 3000 liters of soft drinks that were offered to the children… thanks to the towns of Pula and Vodnjan and also to the Pula’s tourism office for their support… to Zdravec, Vedran Catela, Gordana Petersic, Vlado Bzik and all the other sponsors…

In end a special thanks is due to every single person that is part of the Smrikva Bowl staff, to the Smrikve Tennis Club players and in particular to the Smrikve Tennis Club President Vlado Juricic… to every Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member and their families… to the people from Smrikve and to my family…

Miodrag Bozovic


12th SMRIKVA BOWL 2007 video

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve