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22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 5th DAY results and ORDER OF PLAY for the 6th day 24th of June

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 24th of June, 6th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 5th DAY Results

Today, at 1:40 PM we depart from SMRIKVE for BRIONI ISLAND trip

At approximately 7:00 PM we return from the Island trip and will play the IGRA GAME.


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


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


4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 21st-28th April 2018 Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.28 MB)


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23/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 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…

MAIN DRAW FINALIST:

BOYS
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

GIRLS
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

CONSOLATION DRAWS FINALIST

BOYS
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

GIRLS
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

BOYS “IGRA” GAME WINNERS and RUNNER UPS:

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Elizara Yaneva (BGR)

Milan Matović (SRB)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

After the presentation of the actors of the Day… 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 FINALS Day… the day of the Cake…

Awarding Ceremony Day… and the Day of the Swimming Pool :D

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D


23/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 5th DAY results and ORDER OF PLAY for the 6th day 24th of June

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 24th of June, 6th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 5th DAY Results

Today, at 1:40 PM we depart from SMRIKVE for BRIONI ISLAND trip

At approximately 7:00 PM we return from the Island trip and will play the IGRA GAME.

FINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

FINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)


22/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 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 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 ;)…

SEMIFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Mai Goto (JPN)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

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 received special gifts for the Lucky Draw from… Dominic Thiem, Katie Swan, Borna Coric, Nicola Kuhn, Tereza Mihalikova, Donna Vekic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Matteo Donati, Alex De Minaur, Gianluigi Quinzi, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Nick Bollettieri, Judy Murray, Patrick Mouratoglou, Luca Appino, Vjeran Friscic…

… 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 ;)….

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D


22/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 ORDER OF PLAY for the 5th day 23rd of June and 4th DAY results

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 23rd of June, 5th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 4th DAY Results

Today, at 4 PM, SMRIKVA BOWL LUCKY DRAW will be held in Smrikve followed by IGRA GAME.

SEMIFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Mai Goto (JPN)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)


22/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the third day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they start super IGRA game... pictures to share Smrikva Bowl Library story...

Third Smrikva Bowl day is the day when the IGRA game start… and is also the day when the quarterfinalist of the edition start to be known…

Third day is also the FORUM day… knowledge sharing day…

I am pleased to take the opportunity to share a bit of the story of our Library with the actors of the third day…

It was 2009 when we started to build the Smrikva Bowl library… and each Smrikva Bowl player was requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover…

With this year edition Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are spread in 83 countries and all the continents… and the library reached over 900 books from around 70 countries…

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

Cultural Ambassadors is both spreading the Smrikva idea and spreading the ISTRIA from SMRIKVE E-book… the cultural e-book for travelers…

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

…in some languages… the word generations means also history… and in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy I come to a simple conclusion that we are those who represent the current civilization.

O yes ;)… this is an important concept…

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

there is a big importance of a quality book… o yes ;)

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

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

I just wish to say that Smrikva Bowl’s more then tennis is something you find above… hm… not only tennis… music… culture… children… sport… four interesting pillars…

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

Friendship… is long term trust… and long term bridge… always takes time to get built… and always require maintenance ;)…

… and IGRA game is spreading… it is reaching different places… different continents…

… with music… run… play… and say “IGRA” :)

Quarterfinalist of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2016

MAIN DRAW:

BOYS:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR)

William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR)

Timofej Derepasko (RUS)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

GIRLS:

Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Tara Kurepa (USA)

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Antonina Czajka (SWE)

Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR)
Mai Goto (JPN)

CONSOLATION DRAW:

BOYS:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jacob Kailiang Shen (CHN)

Carlos Jiménez Serrano (ESP)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Preston Taylor (GBR)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Ho Chen Hui (TWN)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

GIRSL:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Mišković (CRO)

Toffee Haytham Ghorab (EGY)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Sapir Cohen (ISR)

Lucija Rastočić (CRO)
Mia Stoilkovska (MKD)

… and the LOTTERY!!! is on schedule for 4:00 PM… o yes… many possibilities…

… we will see who win what ;)….

… the Tennis Talents FORUM is worth recalling… always a nice moment to share just few elements that could be useful to the families and coaches on their path in helping their children to reach their potential…

Today is the day of QUARTERFINALS… and the day of IGRA… it is also the LOTTERY DAY!!!! “LUCKY DRAW” :D

GO SMRIKVA GO :D

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve