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27th Smrikva Bowl 2022... a new “seeds of the Legends of tomorrow” story was written... (18th) 20th till 25th of June 2022… Daniel Gardality and Arina Fomina are the winners of this year edition

On 21st of September 2022, the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day, the selection process for the 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 generation will start. The next year Smrikva Bowl will be dedicated to the players born in 2013 and the next “seeds of the Legends” gathering will be held from Saturday 17th of June till Saturday 24th of June 2023.

7th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) with Luca & Mio (22/4-29/4, 30/4-7/5/2023) Introduction of the Program and Application (pdf ~1.28 MB)

SBM+FHW is a holiday opportunity dedicated to past SB players (already high level professionals).

Smrikva Bowl M plus Family Holiday Week (SBM+FHW) (pdf ~0.54 MB)

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27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and Results, Press Release, Photo Gallery

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and Results

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Press Release

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2021)



Some pictures of the 27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 actors... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... the cake and swimming pool day :)

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Smrikva Bowl finals are played since 1996 with linesman and ball kids… and at 8:30 AM everything was ready for the final act of this year 27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Opera stage… :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 27th annual started with traditional Staff and Ball Kids gathering…

… over 100 invisible hands that make MORE THEN TENNIS a reality for a week… year after year…

and here we are ready for another great final… the last act in our theater for this year…

The girls finals are per tradition scheduled at 9:00 AM and it always start with flower pictures of the finalists…

… the Main actors of this year Opera final act were Arina Fomina from Russia and Beata Marešova from Czech Republic :)…

… the stage is ready after Chair Umpire Damir gave to Arina and Beata the final instructions before their opera start… enjoy the game and let’s the public enjoy your tennis talent level…

On the court #2 the girls were at same time ready for the Finals… and the Chair Umpire Sampras was in charge for the finals… The finals was played between Riko Nakanishi from Japan… and Ana Cerovic from Croatia…

Riko was able to collect more points during the finals and was the winner of the day…

and here we return to Arina and Beata stage…

… it was a lovely tennis day… for all the people who gathered around the court #1 where the finals were played… and here is Arina in action…

and Beata

… here are some of the spectators of the day…

…our Legend Moccio…

…our Legend Tamara… this year ball kids coordinator…

… Korana…

… Giulia…

… David and Ivan… part of our Staff and SB family…

… Dominik and Joakim…

… Nadia…

… Aleksija i Nadja…

… Daniel…

… Pekko, Howan, Sakuta…

… this year finalist Luka…

… and his father…

… Ella…

… Daniel & Howan…

From the first edition ball kids are part of the stage… and I wish to thanks: Marta, Max, Dominik, Margarita, Nicole, Hailey, David, Howan, Sakuta, Juraj, Aleksija i Tiki for making the finals of today special :D

… this year Arina was able to collect more points then Beata and take the bike :)…

Arina Fomina crowned herself the 27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 edition winner…

I am sure this is only one of the first meetings for the most Smrikva kids and there will be many matches in the future for most of them… and many opportunities to measure their skills development…

… after the girls exhibition of their skills it was the time of boys…

… and after girls Consolation finals at the court #2 the boys Consolation finals started… between Adian Kurtcehajic from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Federico Garbero from Italy…

Today Federico was able to win the Consolation Draw…

… in the Main Draws… the two boys to reach the finals were Daniel Gardality from United States and Luka Mitrovic from Croatia.

The garden of Smrikve during Smrikva Bowl always remind me a bit of a Central Park…

this is what I mean…

after the final instructions from the Chair Umpire Damir our Daniel and Luka were ready to step on the court #1 for their game show exhibition…

Ready for the game…

here is Daniel in action…

… Luka …


… a very interesting and inspiring experience for the most young children who are starting to love tennis…

soon after the finals we were ready for the awarding ceremony…

there were many awards given today… and here just some of the awarded players together…

the traditional signature of the US OPEN ball donated by Justin Lee in 2009 were made both by Daniel and Arina

…and here is the picture together for the memory wall….

the winners’ bike ride :D and the cake before swimming pool :D

… and before leaving for home the winners and awarded players invited all the friends into the swimming pool :)

the famous ride of the bike… :D

It was a super particular edition… and I hope most of the kids will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent…

Thanks to all the participants… players… families… coaches… Smrikva Bowl Staff and friends…

for making 27th annual… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


27th SMRIKVA BOWL 2022 Press Release

PULA, CROATIA 20th JUNE – 25th JUNE 2022
- one game one nation -

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 – tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 – gathered 74 boys and girls representing over 30 Smrikva Bowl countries and four continents. It was another successful annual and Smrikva Bowl with this year edition confirms the presence of its Ambassadors in 98 countries and six continents.

Smrikva Bowl winners:

• Vilim Višak (CRO) - Natali Zuliani (CRO) 1996
• Željko Perić (CRO) - Ivana Lisjak (CRO) 1997
• Filip Kovačić (CRO) - Mateja Horvat (CRO) 1998
• Borko Mudronja (CRO) - Astrid Besser (ITA) 1999
• Adelchi Virgili (ITA) - Tereza Mrdeža (CRO) 2000
• Marin Draganja (CRO) - Petra Martić (CRO) 2001
• Javier Marti (ESP) - Martina Caregaro (ITA) 2002
• Dominic Thiem (AUT) - Jennifer Ren (UK) 2003
• Ivan Levar (CRO) - Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2004
• Matteo Donati (ITA) - Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2005
• Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) - Eleonor Dean (UK) 2006
• Sacha Merzetti (ITA) - Virgina Pena (ESP) 2007
• Luka Panic (SUI) - Katarina Jokić (BiH) 2008
• Alvaro Regalado (ESP) - Katie Swan (UK) 2009
• Nicola Kuhn (ESP) - Jovana Vuković (SRB) 2010
• Duje Ajduković (CRO) - Olga Danilović (SRB) 2011
• Goran Životić (SRB) - Himari Sato (JPN) 2012
• Turriziani Alvarez (ESP) - Noa Krznarić (CRO) 2013
• Patrick Brady (UK) - Tea Lukić (SRB) 2014
• Branko Đurić (MNE) - Alena Kasatkina (RUS) 2015
• Kaylan Bigun (USA) - Ela Nala Milič (SVN) 2016
• Roben Gavani (BGR) - Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) 2017
• Vito Darderi (ARG) - Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS) 2018
• Svit Suljič (SVN) - Ksenia Efremova (RUS) 2019
• Daniel Gardality (USA) - Arina Fomina (RUS) 2022

Daniel Gardality from United States won the boys finals, while Arina Fomina from Russia won the girls finals

The winners won, among other, the mountain bikes – the traditional Smrikva Bowl prize – a week stage at Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, and Wilson International support.



Daniel Gardality (USA) – Luka Mitrović (CRO) (5:3,1:4,10:6)

Daniel Gardality (USA) – Philip Dianati (DEN) (5:3,4:0)
Luka Mitrović (CRO) – Daniel Stoyanov (BGR) (4:1,5:3)

Daniel Gardality (USA) – David Schwenk (GER) (1:4,4:0,10:7)
Luka Mitrović (CRO) – Pekko Pfundstein (GBR) (4:2,4:2)
Philip Dianati (DEN) – Kaloyan Gaydadzhiev (BGR) (5:4,4:2)
Daniel Stoyanov (BGR) – Nikola Jotić (SRB) (4:2,4:0)


Arina Fomina (RUS) – Beata Marešova (CZE) (5:3,5:3)

Arina Fomina (RUS) – Nadia Poznick (USA) (4:1,4:2)
Beata Marešova (CZE) – Korana Barišić (CRO) (5:3,1:4,10:7)

Arina Fomina (RUS) – Nicole Scarpino (ITA) (4:0,4:1)
Beata Marešova (CZE) – Nađa Knežević (MNE) (4:0,5:3)
Nadia Poznick (USA) – Ginny Chen (GBR) (5:4,4:2)
Korana Barišić (CRO) – Giulia Luchetti (ITA) (4:1,4:0)

Thanks to the all Smrikva Bowl supporters and especially to the: Smrikva Bowl Friends, Staff, Golden and Honorary Members!


Some pictures of the 27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 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 fifth day was the day when the semifinalist of the Main and Consolation Draw were known… but was also the day of Brioni Islands visit and the day of the “IGRA” Game finals :)

I am pleased to present the list of the actors of the Day who make it to the finals in their singles and towards the victory in special “IGRA” doubles…

Luka Mitrović (CRO)
Daniel Gardality (USA)

Beata Marešova (CZE)
Arina Fomina (RUS)

FINALIST Consolation Draw:
Federico Garbero (ITA)
Adian Kurtćehajić (BIH)

Riko Nakanishi (JPN)
Ana Cerović (CRO)


Luka Mitrović (CRO)
Korana Barišić (CRO)

Nadia Poznick (USA)
Daniel Gardality (USA)

After the presentation of the actors of the Day who made it into the finals… I am pleased to share a little piece of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day celebrated on 21st of September… because today we spent on Brioni Islands… once upon a time named the Islands of Peace…

Smrikve, September 2010

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21st and this day has been elected to be also the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ Day.

It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many people. For the first time this holiday was celebrated in 1981.

The Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day, although celebrated on the same day as the World Peace Day, is dedicated to civilisation, intergenerational responsibility and tennis. Without civil society in a modern world there is no guarantee for peace.

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the third Tuesday of September (the opening day of regular sessions of the General Assembly) as the International Day of Peace devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and civilisation values.

In 2001, the day was changed from the third Tuesday to specifically the twenty-first day of September. A new resolution was passed by the General Assembly, sponsored by the United Kingdom (giving credit to Peace One Day) and Costa Rica (the sponsors of the original day) to give the Day of Peace a fixed date and declare it as a global ceasefire day.

In 1991, on September 21st, I left Smrikve for Milan, it was the war time in my country, 5 years before, on the same day, in 1986, I sailed with a boat to Dubrovnik with school friends living a nice life time memory experience.

Having our calendar year 365 days if we live for some time and create our own experience we learn that the same day can remind us something nice and something not nice… it is a circle…

Not nice could be compared to a mistake in tennis… we learn from the mistakes. They help us understand what is not good or what we do not do properly…

To end this comment I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobal Prize for Peace who was guest speaker to one of Ambrosetti’s Young Leader Group meetings. It is a tradition that every guest dedicate few words to the Group and he wrote down the following:

“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.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. The knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important. They are all parts of the civilisation path.

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try not. Do or do not “ :)

If people believe in the future there is future. If people do not believe in the future there is no future.

Miodrag Bozovic

… and tomorrow is the single FINALS Day… the day of the Cake…

Awarding Ceremony Day…

and the Day of the Swimming Pool :D



27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and Results - Fifth Day Results and Order of Play for the 6th Day

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and 5th Day Results


27th SB 2022 Order of Play 25th of June, 6th day

24th of June:
2:00 PM : BRIONI Islands trip gathering in Fazana
2:30 PM : departure from Fazana with boat to BRIONI islands
7:00 PM : return to Smrikve

7:30 PM : Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals of the IGRA Game + PIZZA & ICE CREAM for all the players cheering for the finals of the IGRA GAME :D

Luka Mitrović (CRO)
Daniel Gardality (USA)

Beata Marešova (CZE)
Arina Fomina (RUS)

FINALIST Consolation Draw:
Federico Garbero (ITA)
Adian Kurtćehajić (BIH)

Riko Nakanishi (JPN)
Ana Cerović (CRO)


Some pictures of the 27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 actors... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when the children participated lucky draw :)... and pictures with few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story...

During the long Fourth Smrikva Bowl Day the semifinalist of all the single draws and part of the IGRA game were known :)…

… and I am pleased to take the opportunity to share few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story with our new Ambassadors generation ;)…

Luka Mitrović (CRO)
Daniel Stoyanov (BGR)

Daniel Gardality (USA)
Philip Dianati (DEN)

Korana Barišić (CRO)
Beata Marešova (CZE)

Nadia Poznick (USA)
Arina Fomina (RUS)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Kan Ahić (BIH)
Federico Garbero (ITA)

Etienne Lamb (GBR)
Adian Kurtćehajić (BIH)

Hui Hoi Hei (HKG)
Riko Nakanishi (JPN)

Ana Cerović (CRO)
Raya Petkova (BGR)

Just few promised words behind Smrikva ;)…

Smrikva Bowl mission is to inspire, develop and spread cosmopolitan values.

Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people and humanity…

What does that mean?…

CULTURE, CHILDREN, SPORT and MUSIC are part of the Smrikva Bowl idea of the cosmopolitan world. It is a matter of civilization …

…a truly wise windy, product of imagination, once whispered… “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” (M.Y.)… and fairy tales seems to help that beauty…

… but I am sure you will cross in the future with the following opinion… “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” (A.E.)…

I noted that all of you are very calm during hard points… and usually in tennis game, as well as in many other fields, it does not matter what goes wrong but your reaction to it…

… we prepared special gifts for the Lucky Draw for this year generation thanks to… Carlos Alcaraz, Lloyd Harris, Viktoria Kuzmova, Donna Vekic, Olga Danilovic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Dominic Thiem, Holger Rune, Zvonimir Babic, Flavio Cobolli, Alex De Minaur, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Ivana Jorovic, Lorenzo Musetti, Matej Sabanov, Ivan Sabanovi, Petra Marcinko, Mili Poljicak, Rafael Nadal (thanks to Luca Appino), Nicola Kuhn, Katie Swan, Borna Coric, Vilim Visak and Kaja Juvan (thanks to Tomislav Poljak)

… and their success could teach us how fear and anger are for the brain the same as cramps for the muscles…

and… what Master Yoda noted “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”…

… in tennis seems to be the same… if you want to win more… you master your skills and believe in your game ;)

There are different ways to look at sport. There are different ways to look at music, culture, love and also to children.

The vision of sport preferred in Smrikve can be described and extended to: culture, music and children using the following Nelson Mandela – Madiba’s words…

… “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.”

… a wise men living in China 2500 years ago once observed… “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.” …

hmmm… sounds very interesting… hm hm :)
an interesting opinion…

… and to set your heart right you need good characters… those who wish to contribute to the greater public good had to begin by working on themselves…

… only then they will see progress radiate out from their personal circles to society at large…

Today is the semifinals day…

the BRIONI Islands Day…

and IGRA GAME Day :D…

a lot to do and a lot to see ;)….



The strongest force among human beings is named “Love”. Love can be very powerful but can also be very painful force.

THE LITTLE PRINCE…by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry… is a very special book that every person at different age read differently.

It is a book that last over time and was likely the last love gift Antoine de Saint-Exupéry made to his wife Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry.

Over time this book was translated in many different languages thus become a love gift for many generations around the world.

It is a children’s book writen for the olders… I like many parts of it… especially the description that Antoine make of the adult people…

the description of the moment when the rose was born… the importance of the right orders on the King’s planet…

“you never know” statement…

the meeting with the wise fox…

the smiling stars and many other parts…

Only best friends, when they trust each other, do share their deep knowledge…

and once The Little Prince and the fox created such a special relationship the fox shared a secret with him…

“Goodbye, said the fox. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry beleived that: Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

“Ljubav ne zahtjeva da dvoje ljudi gledaju jedno u drugo, već da zajedno gledaju u istom pravcu”.

Cosmopolite book
La Bottega di Smrikve Istria from Smrikve