Smrikva Bowl Tournament

SB Heritage Olive Oil & Wine - "seeds of the Legends" Limited edition

Smrikve, 28th of April 2019 – November 2022

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree during our Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination ceremony…

and that year we started to donate to each player’s family a limited collection bottle 375 ml of our Malmsey wine with hope to be recalled one day some of the seeds from that generation win a Grand Slam event…

In 2006 small olive oil bottles became part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination ceremony and we started to donate to each Smrikva Bowl kid this special bottle with indication of their generation year…

Both our wine & olive oil gift bottles are usually limited between 90 and 150 pieces… and it is thanks to our “seeds of the Legends” that our olive oil and wine are getting more and more special day after day… and are currently present in 98 countries and six continents thanks to our Smrikva Bowl seeds…

The Olive tree selected are traditionally older then our players. The age of the tree is a symbol of intergenerational responsibility.

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

In March 2019 we bottled for the first time the super special limited olive oil bottles collection with aim to make it a tradition.

At the time there were 14 generations (over 1440 players) who had their olive trees when the story of limited collections started.

The children who planted our olives makes the collection bottles so special.

As of March 2019, there were over 1930 players from 87 countries and 6 continents who participated Smrikva Bowl and on the first 14 collection bottles representing 14 generations was written the following:

Smrikva Bowl was founded in 1996 and over 1930 players from 87 countries and 6 continents participated so far. As I wrote in 2005 Smrikva Bowl players started to plant olive trees and till 2019 there were 14 generations (over 1440 players) having their dedicated olive tree in Smrikve.

As of 18/03/2019, their track record* is:
• 30 (23) junior Grand Slam titles conquered by 23 (17) players
• 30 (13) professional ATP/WTA titles
• 45 (31) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 21 (15) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 150+ (100+) players received scholarships to study in the US

Note – In brackets: 14 olive trees generations track record

The collection bottle symbolic donation is linked to the number of Grand Slam conquered by Smrikva Bowl players at the time when the bottles are bottled… and on the first collection bottle the donation value was 23… equal to 23 Grand Slam titles conquered by the time by the children who planted our trees… and I knew that year after year this number will increase and the bottles will help us to measure the growth of the living human SB tree around the globe…

Collection bottles are numbered and tracked… and the 1st limited edition bottles homes are the following:

2019 “Seeds of the Legends” Heritage Olive Oil Limited edition

1 of 14 – Smrikve
2 of 14 – Babic family
3 of 14 – Pieragostini family
4 of 14 – Horvat family
5 of 14 – Podlipnik family
6 of 14 – Jug family
7 of 14 – Perko family
8 of 14 – Mucha family
9 of 14 – Genoese family
10 of 14 – Ronzio family
11 of 14 – Matteo Rossetti (Pradhaban family)
12 of 14 – Pradhaban family
13 of 14 – Dejan Vukojčić (Hubert family)
14 of 14 – Hubert family

A big thank to all the who are supporting our dreams.

In spring 2022, when we bottled our second limited collection, there were over 2220 players from 98 countries and 6 continents part of the Smrikva Bowl family… and we bottled 17 collection bottles representing 17 generations…

Smrikva Bowl was founded in 1996 and this particular tradition started in 2005. So far 15 generations (over 1550 players) have their olive tree planted in Smrikve… and two generations 25th and 26th generation have also their tree dedicated in Smrikve (over 170 players) although those two editions were not played due to covid 19 pandemic… but both generations players who passed the Smrikva Bowl selection process were honored and have a dedicated tree living in Smrikve…

In April 2021 we were planning to bottle the 16 bottles “seeds of the Legends” Limited edition… but due to pandemic we decided not to bottle the special collections for the 2020 and 2021… and we were happy to re start the tradition in spring 2022…

The 2nd Heritage Smrikva Bowl collection bottles have inscribed on it the following:

As of 04/04/2022, Smrikva Bowl seeds track record* is:
• 60 (38) professional ATP/WTA titles (1 Grand Slam title) conquered by 21 (16) player
• 37 (30) Grand Slam titles conquered by 29 (22) players
• 1 (1) Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 (1) Olympic silver medal (doubles)
• 1 (1) NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
• 57 (42) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 33 (24) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 12 (11) players reached #1 ITF ranking
• 250+ (200+) players received scholarships to study in the US

*Note – In brackets: 17 olive trees generations track record

2022 “Seeds of the Legends” Heritage Olive Oil Limited edition homes are as follows:

1 of 17 – Smrikve
2 of 17 – Šenjug family
3 of 17 – Aziz Kijametović
4 of 17 – Perko family
5 of 17 – Borna Ćorić & family
6 of 17 – Donna Vekić & family
7 of 17 – Ahić family
8 of 17 – Maretić family
9 of 17 – Holger Rune and family & Lars Christensen
10 of 17 – Carlos Alcaraz & family
11 of 17 – Anđela Skrobonja
12 of 17 – Genoese family
13 of 17 – Mili Poljičak & family
14 of 17 – Appino family
15 of 17 – Lorenzo Musetti and family & Simone Tartarini
16 of 17 –
17 of 17 – Quentin Rayniere

As of the most recent updated results the 3rd collection bottles to be bottled in spring 2023 is expected to have inscribed on it at least the following:

As of 28/11/2022, Smrikva Bowl seeds track record* is:
• 78 (53) professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slam titles) conquered by 26 (20) players
• 43 (36) Grand Slam titles conquered by 33 (22) players
• 1 (1) Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 (1) Olympic silver medal (doubles)
• 1 (1) Davis Cup title & 1 (1) Billie Jean King title
• 1 (1) NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
• 70 (54) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 36 (27) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 12 (11) players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 (1) ATP ranking
• 260+ (210+) players received scholarships to study in the US

*Note – In brackets: 18 olive trees generations track record


LEGENDARY SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA BOTTLES STORY

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) a white wine related with Venice Republic heritage… and also a very limited collection of Angvšta… a very special story is related to this wine and has roots in the story recorded by Pliny the Elder and is related to the Roman Empire and first Emperor Augustus’ wife Iulia Augusta – Livia Drusila…

During Smrikva Bowl we like to give a bottle of wine to every family on a departure day as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

Already today this limited collection donated bottles are something very special thanks to our kids who continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story and the stories of this bottles with their results.

Before I give it to the family I like to share with them that some kids from this generation will win a Grand Slam title one day… and the value will be priceless in the long run and to keep it as a memory with hope the kids makes this dream true one day… and I believe they will…

Limited collections ranged over the years from 90 bottles to 150 bottles per SB generation… and they are spread so far thanks to the SB families in 98 countries and six continents…

I am pleased to share in the following as of 12th of September 2022 the Grand Slam titles related with SB collection bottles which makes them special:

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2005 (2 GS title)

Borna CORIC – 2005 SB player
• Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 14th of November 1996

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2005 SB player
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 1st of February 1996

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2006 (3 GS titles)

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 SB player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF year end 2013
Date of birth: 10th of March 1997

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 SB winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 1st of February 1996

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2007 (4 GS titles)

Ana KONJUH – 2007 SB runner up
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 27th of December 1997

Tommy PAUL – 2007 “Little Mo”/SB player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2015 winner
Date of birth: 17th of May 1997

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2008 (5 GS titles)

Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 2nd of June 1998

Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 SB semifinalist
• Junior US OPEN 2015 doubles winner
Date of birth: 11th of May 1998

Alexei POPYRIN – 2008 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of August 1999

Patrik RIKL – 2008 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of January 1999

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2009 (4 GS titles)

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 SB quarterfinalist
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 17th of February 1999

Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 SB Consolation winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of August 1999

Patrik RIKL – 2009 SB quarterfinalist
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of January 1999

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SB SF
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of June 1999

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2010 (8 GS titles)

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 SB runner up
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 5th of January 2000

Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 SB runner up
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 26th of February 2000

Olga DANILOVIC – 2010 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 23rd of January 2001

Claire LIU – 2010 “Little Mo”/SB player
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
• #1 ITF in 2017
Date of birth: 25th of May 2000

Nicola KUHN – 2010 SB winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 20th of March 2000

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2011 (3 GS titles)

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 SB winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 23rd of January 2001

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2012 (2 GS titles)

Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 SB QF
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019 winner
• #1 ITF in 2019
Date of birth: 3rd of March 2002

Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 SB
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2020 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of May 2002

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2013 (3 GS titles)

Holger Vitus NODSKOV RUNE – 2013 SB QF
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2019 winner
• #1 ITF in 2019
Date of birth: 29th of April 2003

Daniel RINCON – 2013 SB SF
• Junior US OPEN 2021 winner
Date of birth: 7th of January 2003

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 SB runner up
• US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 5th of May 2003

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2014 (2 GS titles)

Mili POLJICAK – 2014 SB
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2022 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2022 winner
Date of birth: 13th of July 2004

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2015 (4 GS titles)

Alexandra EALA – 2015 SB player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020 doubles winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2021 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 23rd of May 2005

Petra MARCINKO – 2015 SB player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2022 winner
• #1 ITF year end 2021
Date of birth: 4th of December 2005

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2016 (2 GS titles)

Rose Marie NIJKAMP – 2016 SB
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2022 doubles winner
Date of birth: 3rd of February 2006

Martin LANDALUCE – 2016 SB QF
• Junior US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 8th of January 2006


SMRIKVE STORY

Smrikve is evolving into tennis heritage place. Home to Smrikva Bowl, Smrikve Tennis Club, Villa Smrikve, Smrikve Lounge Villa, Smrikve Library, limited collections of Smrikve olive oil & wine, and also Istria from Smrikve cultural e-book was born here in Smrikve.

Over 2300 families have been touched directly by Smrikva Bowl experience since its foundation back in 1996.

Smrikva Bowl mission is to inspire, develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence. 10 things we dream for Smrikva Bowl children to distinguish in are: Common sense, Patience, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Manners, Character, Code of Ethics, Class and Love.

Many famous tennis players left footprints on Smrikve tennis courts and we are proud to present the names of the players who reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA during their career so far… and those who among their titles holds Grand Slam titles.

Smrikva Bowl Top 100 ATP/WTA Club (36 players -> 27 players planted our olive legendary trees): Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric (planted in 2005), Alex De Minaur (planted in 2009), Marin Draganja, Laslo Djere (planted in 2005), Miomir Kecmanovic (planted in 2008 and 2009), Tommy Paul (planted in 2007), Lloyd Harris (planted in 2007), William Blumberg (planted in 2008), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (planted in 2009), Alexei Popyrin (planted in 2008 and 2009), Lorenzo Musetti (planted in 2012), Carlos Alcaraz (planted in 2013), Holger Rune (planted in 2013), Dino Marcan, Ivan Sabanov, Matej Sabanov, Belinda Bencic (planted in 2006), Petra Martic, Donna Vekic (planted in 2005), Ana Konjuh (planted in 2007), Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova (planted in 2008), Olga Danilovic (planted in 2010 and 2011), Nina Stojanovic (planted in 2006), Martina Trevisan, Katie Boulter (planted in 2006), Jana Fett (planted in 2005), Ivana Jorovic (planted in 2007), Ivana Lisjak, Irina Maria Bara (planted in 2005), Ingrid Neel (planted in 2008), Claire Liu (planted in 2010), Tereza Mihalikova (planted in 2008), Linda Fruhvirtova (planted in 2014 & 2015), Tomaš Machač (planted in 2009 & 2010).

Smrikva Bowl Grand Slam Club (33 players -> 26 players planted our olive legendary trees): Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric (planted in 2005), Alex De Minaur (planted in 2009), Tommy Paul (planted in 2007), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (planted in 2009), Alexei Popyrin (planted in 2008 and 2009), Gianluigi Quinzi (planted in 2005 and 2006), Nicola Kuhn (planted in 2010), Lorenzo Musetti (planted in 2012), Holger Rune (planted in 2013), Daniel Rincon (planted in 2013), Marin Draganja, Dino Marcan, Yshai Oliel (planted in 2010), Daniel Berta, Patrik Rikl (planted in 2008 and 2009), George Morgan, Robin Kern, Flavio Cobolli (planted in 2012), Mili Poljicak (planted in 2014), Belinda Bencic (planted in 2006), Ana Konjuh (planted in 2007), Olga Danilovic (planted in 2010 and 2011), Claire Liu (planted in 2010), Petra Marcinko (planted in 2015), Alexandra Eala (planted in 2015), Tereza Mihalikova (planted in 2008), Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova (planted in 2008), Paula Arias Manjon (planted in 2010), Rose Marie Nijkamp (planted in 2016), Martin Landaluce (planted in 2016), Carlos Alcaraz (planted in 2013).

27th edition was played in June 2022…

SB players are spread today in 98 countries and six continents.

As of November 28th, 2022 their track record includes the following:
=> 78 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slams) conquered by 26 players
=> 43 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 33 players
=> 1 Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 Olympic silver medal (doubles)
=> 1 Davis Cup title & 1 Billie Jean King title
=> 1 NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
=> 70 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 36 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 10 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 4 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking => 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking
=> 12 players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking

260+ SB players received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis.

In 2005 Smrikva Bowl players started to plant old olive trees and the olive oil made from those trees represent their heritage and is the highest quality oil you can get… there are 18 Smrikva Bowl Olive Trees with around 1800 dedicated names so far creating a unique and one of the most special olive oil stories in the World ever told…

In 2009 Smrikva Bowl players started to build the Smrikva Bowl library which counts so far over 1200 signed and dedicated books from 76 countries…

Smrikve is a small window to the world of tomorrow … built by the “seeds of the Legends”… one game one nation…

Cosmopolite book
La Bottega di Smrikve Istria from Smrikve