Home / News

Headlines

23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 - one of the most particular tennis tournaments in the World... will be played from (23rd) 25th till 30th of June 2018... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.9 MB)


The possibility to candidate players for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition was Closed before 30th of March 2018

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) as indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 is reserved for the players born in 2008 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2018 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received… Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2018.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2018.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@ yahoo.it


4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 14th-21st & 22nd-29th April 2018 Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.28 MB)



22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Press Release

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2017)

News

09/04/18

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update April 2018)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

You will also find the approximate list of the past Smrikva Bowl and “Little Mo” players who got US University scholarship thanks to their tennis skills…

19 TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #35 WTA (Apr 2018)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #104 WTA (Apr 2018)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)

Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #166 WTA (Feb 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #169 WTA (Apr 2018)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #175 WTA (Apr 2018)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#181 WTA (Apr 2018)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #189 WTA (Mar 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #140 WTA doubles (Mar 2018)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

17 TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #28 ATP (Mar 2018)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #86 ATP (Jan 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #114 ATP (Apr 2018)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #147 ATP (Jan 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #176 ATP (Feb 2018)

Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #200 (Apr 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – # 194 ATP doubles (Jan 2018)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – # 200 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)

As of 9th of April 2018 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 53 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #36 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #55 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #71 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #88 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #92 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #104 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #108 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #169 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #170 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #175 WTA

Claire LIU – 2010 player – #181 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #194 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #205 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #216 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #218 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #223 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #249 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #269 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #281 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #292 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #298 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #314 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #326 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #359 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #365 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #379 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #412 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #446 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #455 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #457 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #459 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #462 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #469 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #482 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #498 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #502 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #572 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #595 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #618 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #625 WTA

Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #633 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #665 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #710 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #743 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #760 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #820 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #850 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #860 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semif. – #878 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #879 WTA

Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #896 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #911 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #915 WTA

• 32 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #95 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #114 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #162 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #187 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #197 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #200 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #242 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #256 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #262 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #263 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 284 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #312 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #315 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #394 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #406 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #421 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #425 ATP

Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #430 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #563 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #569 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #611 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #648 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #745 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #790 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #797 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #808 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #840 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #868 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #978 ATP

• 11 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #5 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #13 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #14 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #16 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #19 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #29 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #39 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #49 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #63 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #65 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #73 ATP

• 5 boys and 8 girls… in total 13 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #24 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #45 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #54 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #74 Damien WENGER
- #96 Tomas MACHAC

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #19 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #51 Himari SATO
- #52 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #53 Ania HERTEL
- #71 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #78 Francesca CURMI
- #81 Giulia PEONI

2 boys and 1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Luca NARDI #3, Piotr PAWLAK #4, Weronika BASZAK #7)

1 boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili Poljičak #5, Aliona Falei #9)

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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #223 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #430 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #131 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, best ranking #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #36 WTA

US University (1996-2001):
Nikolina Grbac – US University
Indire Akiki – US University
Maja Plavšić – US University
Deni Žmak – US University
Sandra Žmak – US University
Filip Krička – US University


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI (ESP) – 7th SB 2002 winner – #262 AT
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #315 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #421 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #840 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #200 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #211 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #92 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #359 WTA

US University scholarship:
Nikolina Grbac (CRO) – US University
Ema Burgic (BIH) – US University
Jordaan Sanford (USA) – US University
Morgan Basil (USA) – US University


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #808 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #92 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #205 WTA

US University scholarship:
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – US University
Alen Salibasic (BIH) – US University
Karlo Skvorc (CRO) – US University
Robert Đula (CRO) – US University
Emmett Egger (USA) – US University
Robert Stineman (USA) ) – US University
Karen Forman (USA) – US University
Katie Klyczek (USA) – US University


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #478 ATP (Feb 2015)
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #745 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #625 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #850 WTA

US University scholarship:
Saska Gavrilovska (SCG) – US University
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – US University
Giacomo Campus (ITA) – US University
Karlo Skvorc (CRO) – US University
Zvonomir Babic (CRO) – US University
Mitchell Polnet (USA) – US University
Ryan Andrada (USA) – US University
Anna Mamalat (USA) – US University
Blair Shankle (USA) – US University


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #95 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #197 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #256 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #263 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #284 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #55 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #108 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #170 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #218 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #292 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #462 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #498 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #915 WTA

US University scholarship:
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – US University
Vladica Babic (MNE) – US University
Ella Perinovic (CRO) – US University
Blaga Delic (CRO) – US University
Saska Gavrilovska (SCG) – US University
Martin Lozano Laura (ESP) – US University
Aziz Kijametovic (BiH) – US University
Mladen Mitak (CRO) – US University
Zvonimir Babic (CRO) – US University
Harry Busby (UK) – US University
Jose Gracia (USA) – US University
Jeffrey Schorsch (USA) – US University
Yale Goldberg (USA) – US University
Dorothy Tang (USA) – US University


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #284 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #71 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #169 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #194 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #249 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #314 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #412 WTA

US University scholarship:
Filip Kraljevic (CRO) – US University
Aziz Kijametovic (BIH) – US University
Ross James Wilson (GBR) – US University
Mladen Mitak (CRO) – US University


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #242 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #563 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #797 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1682 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #88 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #216 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #281 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #455 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #665 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #860 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #162 ATP

US University scholarship:
Petra Granic (CRO) – US University
Silvia Chinellato (I) – US University
Ksenija Dmitrovic (SRB) – US University
Marija Curnic (CRO) – US University
Nicolo De Fraia (I) – US University
Gonzalo Morell Raschiatore (ESP) – US University
Dominique Garley (USA) – US University


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #312 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #406 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1134 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1139 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #104 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #365 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #457 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #502 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #618 WTA

US University scholarship:
Estela Perez Somarriba (ESP) – US University
Marija Curnic (CRO) – US University
Nikolina Jovic (BiH) – US University
Katerina Jokic (BiH) – US University
Petra Granic (CRO) – US University
Grega Kokalj (SLO) – US University
Sven Lah (SLO) – US University
Charles Broom (UK) – US University
William Blumberg (USA) – US University


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #114 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #187 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #394 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #425 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #648 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1435 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #298 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #379 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #446 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #482 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #710 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #459 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #595 WTA

US University scholarship:
Georgina Walker (GBR) – US University
Dea Lako (CRO) – US University
Georgina Axon (GBR) – US University
Max Stewart (GBR) – US University
Alvaro Regalado Pedrol (ESP) – US University
Andrej Omeragić (CRO) – US University


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #200 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #569 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #994 ATP doubles
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #43 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #479 ITF

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #879 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1137 WTA
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1213 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #49 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #87 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #238 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #181 WTA


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1108 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #114 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #129 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #160 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #238 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #266 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #426 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #763 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #889 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #269 WTA
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1180 WTA
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #127 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #189 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #252 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #45 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #261 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #283 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #317 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #365 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #474 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #476 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #487 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #688 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #885 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1128 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #820 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #878 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1020 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #52 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #78 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #125 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #154 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #170 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #173 ITF

Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #260 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #280 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #387 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #459 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1369 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #140 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #272 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #521 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #677 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #694 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #2246 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #73 ETA U16
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #76 ETA U16
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #162 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #177 ETA U16
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #226 ETA U16
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #272 ETA U16
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #286 ETA U16
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #307 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #314 ETA U16
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #442 ETA U16
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #794 ETA U16
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1699 ETA U16
Bartol BORSE (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #65 ETA U14

GIRLS
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #401 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #666 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #875 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1659 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1859 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #343 ETA U16
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #711 ETA U16

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #5 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #15 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #24 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #26 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #31 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #32 ETA U14

Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #42 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #42 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #50 ETA U14
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #53 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #62 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #71 ETA U14
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #75 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #75 ETA U14
Krsta PETROVIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #124 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #129 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #226 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #275 ETA U14

GIRLS
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #9 ETA U14
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #15 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #24 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #25 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #36 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #39 ETA U14
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #42 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #50 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #67 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #76 ETA U14
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #76 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #112 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #162 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #212 ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #19 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #20 ETA U14

Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #36 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #39 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #59 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #89 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #103 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #117 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #128 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #544 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #39 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #97 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #133 ETA U14
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #140 ETA U14
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #220 ETA U14 – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#501 ETA U14

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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


08/04/18

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 CANDIDATES... The confirmation e-mails have been sent to all the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 candidates who presented complete candidacies in time....

All the candidates that have presented complete candidacies in time and indicated correct e-mail address in their application forms should have received the confirmation e-mail letters by 8th of April 2018 of:

a) their acceptance
b) suggestion to join the waiting list
c) or impossibility to invite them to play this year Smrikva Bowl.

For the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available envisaged for this year edition of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)… and the right to bring forward the deadline date was executed for the fifth consecutive time in the Smrikva Bowl history

By taking into consideration that players who presented their candidacy in time are ranked among TOP players in the country the decision was taken to extend the number of accepted players to our maximum potential of almost 120 players… the new envisaged draws are: 64 boys + 48 girls draws

Smrikva Bowl historical limit was always 100 players and we confirmed over 20 players above our traditional limit

The candidacies presented were from six continents and over 40 countries with several new countries. Total number of countries represented on Smrikva Bowl since its foundation in 1996 is expected to pass 87 countries after this year Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony…

There are players who presented complete candidacy before the deadline and were invited to join the waiting list… therefore there is no possibility to take into consideration other candidacies

The players that have not received confirmation e-mail but have provided in time all the five requested elements in the application instructions indicated in the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 tournament presentation please inform Smrikve Tennis Club via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@ yahoo.it

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


30/03/18

The possibility to candidate players for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition is Closed. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

Smrikva Bowl is traditionally limited to 100 players

For the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)… and the right to bring forward the deadline date was executed for the fifth time in the Smrikva Bowl history.

The candidates are representing six continents and around 40 different countries…

As indicated in the application instructions: preference will have top players from each country…

All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail of their acceptance or impossibility to invite them to play before April 8th, 2018.

The players that do not receive any information e-mail by the 8th of April please inform via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it

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.


25/03/18

On Ambassador's Day, 21st of September 2017, the selection for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 generation started... and in some days the 2018 candidacy process will be fully completed...

Since 2010 the selection process for the Smrikva Bowl candidates starts on 21st of September… Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day…

I am pleased to share just few words written back in time why that date… that may be of interest for the new Smrikva generation… :)

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 civilization, 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 civilization 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 Nobel 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 civilization 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 no. 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


21/03/18

Only 8 days away from the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 generation candidacy process completion... and the story of the Old Olive Trees...

8 days away from the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 generation candidacy process completion… I am pleased to share part of the story related to the old Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Olive Trees…

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree. The tree that we planted for the 10th Smrikva Bowl is over 150 years old and happens to come from Spain.

During the ceremony, every Ambassador put a tiny piece of land close to the root of the Olive tree and say his or her name. Every year a new old Olive tree receive the Ambassadors’ names from many countries and continents. So far Smrikva Bowl olive oil have reached 85 countries and six continents…

The Olive tree is a symbol of peace. 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 learn to preserve all that each of us is born with and allow future generations to enjoy the beauty of life, the sunsets and the seasons of the earth.

Very often while thinking about old olive trees in Smrikve I like to recall Mufasa teaching Simba the circle of life story… and below is part of a letter written a decade ago thinking about Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors and their Olive Trees…

Smrikve, March 2008

AMBASSADORSOLD OLIVE TREE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

The Lion King cartoon is an artwork and most of the life messages one can find in it are in line with the Smrikva Bowl. They are in line with the message of the Ambassadors’ Olive Tree; they are in line with the values of friendship and love; they are in line with empathy. Love, friendship and empathy are all Cosmopolitan values per excellence, as far as people and humanity are concerned.

The relationship between Mufasa, Sarabi and Simba reminds me of both: parents and family love, but also about the intergenerational responsability.

Timon, Pumbaa and Simba relationship reminds me about love between friends. Pumbaa also make me think abuout empathy, intuition and loyalty. The relationship between Simba and Nola reminds me again about the importance of love. Rafiki, the wise old baboo, with his many centuries old tree reminds me about the importance of knowledge and experience of the older. There are many other particular moments that every person on its own, based on his or her own life experience, discover by watching these artworks.

You might be interested to know that most of the characters’ names in this cartoon have a particular meaning in Swahili language: Simba means “lion”; Nala means “gift”, and love is for me one of the greatest gifts that people can receive and give during their life; Sarabi means “mirage”; Pumbaa means “dull-witted” or “stunned”; and Rafiki means “friend” :). These names with their meanings make me think of the American Indians and the way they used to give the names to their people.

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. When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. The intergenerational responsibility alone will allow future generations to enjoy the beauty of life, the sunsets and the seasons of the earth. Enjoy the circle of life.

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. It is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems and this is way knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important.

Miodrag Bozovic

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve