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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...


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


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

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



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

21/01/18

20 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the 36th Les Petits As 2018 edition

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

… and out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized in total 20 former Smrikva Bowl players (8 girls and 12 boys)

There were 16 in the qualification draws: Bartol BORSE (qualified), Giacomo NOSEI, Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (qualified), William JANSEN, Dan Vasile DUTA, Pepe LEON BALEATO, Luka MIKRUT (qualified), Luis UTRILLA, Irene ARTIGAS, Ariana GEERLINGS, Emma VALLETTA, Sarah TATU, Tea ZIVIC, Alena KASATKINA, Divna RATKOVIC, Jaquelyn OGUNWALE.


GIRLS

Charlotte KEMPENAERS-POCZ (AUS) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: C.Kempenaers-Pocz – Laura HIETARANTA (FIN)

Stela PEEVA (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Stela Peeva – Sarah MUELLER (GER)

Sarah MUELLER (GER) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Sarah Mueller – Stela PEEVA (BGR)

Aliona FALEI (BLR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up
1st round: Aliona Falei – Paloma HENNICAUX (FRA)

Mio MUSHIKA (JPN) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mio Mushika – Linda NOSKOVA (CZE)

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE) 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Kira PAVLOVA (RUS)

Kyoka KUBO (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Laia PETRETIC (FRA)

Alexandra EALA (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Alexandra Eala – Meline CHAUMEIL (FRA)


BOYS

Nikola ZEKIC (SRB) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Nikola Zekic – Mikhail GOROKHOV (RUS)

Dragomir DRAGANOV (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 quarterfinalist
1st round: Dragomir Draganov – Antoine GHIBAUDO (FRA)

Mili POLJICAK (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 quarterfinalist
1st round: Mili Poljicak – Logan LACROIX (FRA)

Matej DODIG (CRO) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Matej Dodig – Etienne MARTY (FRA)

Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Carlos Guerrero Alvarez – Majdi BEN ABDELWEHID (TUN)

Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kalin Ivanovski – Rudy CECCON (FRA)

Luka MIKRUT (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Luka Mikrut – Brice PATOUX (FRA)

Bartol BORSE (CRO) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Bartol Borse – Giammarco GANDOLFI (ITA)

Patrick BRADY (UK) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Luca VAN ASSCHE (FRA)

Branko DJURIC (SRB) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Branko Djuric – Juncheng SHANG (CHN)

Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Marc Majdandzic – Damien FAUT (FRA)

Dino PRIZMIC (CRO) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterfinalist
1st round: Dino Prizmic – Konstantin ZHZHENOV (RUS)

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.


19/01/18

8 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Draws of the Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018

Happy to recognize 8 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws of the Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018

GIRLS:

Himari SATO (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Oona OPRANA (FIN) 2:6,6:3,6:3
2nd round: Himari Sato – Elysia BOLTON (USA)

Ania HERTEL (POL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Annerly POULOS (AUS) 2:6,6:7

Qualification Draws:
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Andjela Skrobonja – Zoziya KARDAVA (GEO) 6:2,3:6,7:6
2nd round: Andjela Skrobonja – Moyuka UCHIJIMA (JPN) 4:6,1:6

Kristina NOVAK (SLO) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Kristina Novak – Moyuka UCHIJIMA (JPN) 4:6,1:6


BOYS:

Damien WENGER (SUI) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: D.Wenger – Alexey ZAKHAROV (RUS) 5:7,6:4,0:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Damien Wenger – Will HAN (AUS) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Damien Wenger – Macsen SISAM (NZL) 7:6,7:5

Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Chun Hsin TSENG (TPE) 0:6,2:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Ki Lung NG (HKG) 2:6,6:1,6:4
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Lodewijk WESTSTRADE (NED) 6:3, 7:5

Tomas MACHAC (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – Rudolf MOLLEKER (Ger) 3:6,6:7

Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lorenzo Musetti – Tristan BOYER (USA) 3:6,1:6

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.


09/01/18

13 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018: ... 9 played qualifications... and 2 qualified

There are 13 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of a Grand Slam… Australian OPEN 2018: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Djere LASLO, Alex DE MINAUR, Alexei POPYRIN, Belinda BENCIC, Donna VEKIC, Petra MARTIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Jana FETT, Nina STOJANOVIC (doubles)… and two players reach the Main Draw from qualifications: Ivana JOROVIC & Viktoria KUZMOVA.

In the qualification draws there were for the first time nine Smrikva Bowl players: Nikola MILOJEVIC, Tommy PAUL, Miomir KECMANOVIC, Federico GAIO, Irina BARA, Katie BOULTER, Deborah CHIESA, Ivana JOROVIC, Viktoria KUZMOVA

The following are the results of the Main Draw:


Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #5 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Guido Pella (Arg) 6:4,6:4,6:4
2nd round: D.Thiem – Denis Kudla (USA) 6:7,3:6,6:3,6:2,6:3
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6:4,6:2,7:5
4th round: Dominic Thiem – Tennys Sandgren (USA)

Players ranking:
Guido Pella (Arg) – #56 ATP
Denis Kudla (USA) – #176 ATP
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – #28 ATP
Tennys Sandgren (USA) – #86 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, currently ranked #167 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Tomas Berdych (Cze) 3:6,6:3,0:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Tomas Berdych (Cze) – #20 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #47 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – John Millman (Aus) 5:7,4:6,1:6

Players ranking:
John Millman (Aus) – #127 ATP

Djere LASLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #86 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Djere Laslo – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 6:7,3:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – #89 ATP

Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 CD winner, currently ranked #621 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Tim Smyczek (USA) 3:6,7:6,3:6,3:6

Tim Smyczek (USA) – #135 ATP


Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #81 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) 7:6,6:3
2nd round: Petra Martic – Irina-Camelia Begu (Rou) 6:4,7:6
3rd round: Petra Martic – Luksika Kumkhum (Thi) 6:3,3:6,7:5
4th round: Petra Martic – Elise Mertens (BEL) 6:7,5:7

Players ranking:
Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – #78 WTA
Irina-Camelia Begu (Rou) – #43 WTA
Luksika Kumkhum (Thi) – #125 WTA
Elise Mertens (BEL) – #37 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #55 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Nao Hibino (Jpn) 7:5,6:3
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Angelique Kerber (Ger) 4:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Nao Hibino (Jpn) – #98 WTA
Angelique Kerber (Ger) – #21 WTA

Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #77 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Venus Williams (USA) 6:3,7:5
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Luksika Kumkhum (THI) 1:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Venus Williams (USA) – #5 WTA
Luksika Kumkhum (THI) – #125 WTA

Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #102 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Jana Fett – Misa Eguchi (Jpn) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Jana Fett – C.Wozniacki (Den) 6:3,2:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Misa Eguchi (Jpn) – #448 WTA
Caroline Wozniacki (Den) – #3 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 semifinalist, currently ranked #125 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Elise Mertens (BEL) 2:6,1:6

Qualification draw:
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – M.Torró-Flor (ESP) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Caroline Dolehide (USA) 6:2,6:4
3rd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 6:4,7:5

Players ranking:
María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) – #212 WTA
Caroline Dolehide (USA) – #153 WTA
Marie Bouzkova (CZE) – #169 WTA
Elise Mertens (BEL) – #37 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #279 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3:6,2:6

Qualification draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Arantxa Rus (NLD) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Ivana Jorovic - Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 6:4,7:6
3rd round: Ivana Jorovic – Bibiane Schoofs (NLD) 6:3,6:3

Players ranking:
Arantxa Rus (NLD) – #135 WTA
Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) – #164 WTA
Bibiane Schoofs (NLD) – #200 WTA
Elina Svitolina (UKR) – #4 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #108 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Lucie Safarova (CZE) 5:7,3:6

Players ranking:
Lucie Safarova (CZE) – #31 WTA

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.


08/01/18

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

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking…

16 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 – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
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)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #128 WTA (Jan 2018)
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 – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #185 WTA (Jan 2018)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #196 WTA (Jan 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #86 ATP (Jan 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #151 ATP (Nov 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #167 ATP (Jan 2018)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

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 – # 195 ATP doubles (Jan 2018)

As of 8th of January 2018 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #54 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #55 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #77 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #81 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #102 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #108 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #128 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #183 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #185 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #196 WTA

Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #204 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #224 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #225 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #230 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #254 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #262 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #280 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #283 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #297 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #300 WTA

Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #317 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #326 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #342 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #379 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #391 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #436 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #446 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #454 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #463 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #474 WTA

Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #483 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #500 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #513 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #522 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #523 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #533 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #554 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #574 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #629 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #654 WTA

Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #682 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #742 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #749 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #772 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #788 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #826 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #836 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semif. – #877 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #883 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #884 WTA

Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – # 893 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #905 WTA
Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #933 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #972 WTA

• 32 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #5 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #47 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #86 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #151 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #167 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #178 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #211 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #245 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #256 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #258 ATP

Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #268 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #291 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #301 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #303 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 335 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #423 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #434 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #490 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #517 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #614 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #621 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #630 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #708 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #729 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #783 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #790 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #796 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #799 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #831 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #874 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #965 ATP

• 6 boys and 7 girls… in total 13 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #16 Tomas MACHAC
- #18 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #45 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #50 Damien WENGER
- #59 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #63 Duje AJDUKOVIC

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #5 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #47 Ania HERTEL
- #50 Himari SATO
- #57 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #71 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #84 Giulia PEONI

4 boys and 1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Luca NARDI #5, Piotr PAWLAK #7, Lorenzo MUSETTI #8, Holter Vitus Nodskov RUNE #10, Weronika BASZAK #5)

1 boy is in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili Poljičak #6)

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, #224 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #423 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #125 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #134 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #81 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #256 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #258 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #434 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #790 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #796 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #195 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #108 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #379 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #5 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #831 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #108 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #204 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1099 WTA


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, #729 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #788 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #883 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #47 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #86 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #178 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #268 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #303 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #325 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #55 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #102 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #183 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #230 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #297 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #454 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #522 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #884 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #325 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #77 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #185 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #196 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #262 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #342 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #391 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #291 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #517 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #799 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1686 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #54 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #225 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #280 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #436 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #629 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #772 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #151 ATP


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, #301 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #708 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #912 ATP (Oct 2016)
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1131 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #128 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #446 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #500 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #523 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #972 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #682 WTA


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., #167 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #211 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #490 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #621 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #783 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1686 ATP
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, not ranked ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, not ranked ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #300 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #474 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #513 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #574 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #654 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, not ranked WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, not ranked ATP

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #463 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #533 WTA


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, #245 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #630 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #993 ATP doubles
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #16 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #280 ITF

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #893 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1178 WTA
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1222 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #47 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #71 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #193 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #1197 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #254 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1162 ITF


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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #63 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #115 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #138 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #157 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #198 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #207 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #355 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #561 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #831 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #326 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #154 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #198 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #202 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #630 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, #291 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #345 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #386 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #406 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #418 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #543 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, # 601 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #956 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1066 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1613 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #836 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #877 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1083 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #128 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, # 132 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #182 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, # 205 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #240 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #250 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., # 362 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #644 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #701 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1015 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1290 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, #175 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #684 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #821 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #942 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #2051 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #30 ETA U16
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #57 ETA U16
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #85 ETA U16
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #136 ETA U16
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #162 ETA U16
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #174 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #185 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #228 ETA U16
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #252 ETA U16
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #276 ETA U16
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #287 ETA U16
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #445 ETA U16
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #445 ETA U16

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #745 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #656 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #994 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1886 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #105 ETA U16
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #326 ETA U16
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #624 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, #6 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #11 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #23 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #25 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #28 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #43 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #145 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #157 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #185 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #15 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #17 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #32 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #35 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #51 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #78 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #81 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #122 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #355 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #685 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
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf. , #15 ETA U14
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #18 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #24 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #25 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #71 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #75 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #92 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #97 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #98 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #461 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #87 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #100 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #156 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #355 ETA U14
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#608 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
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.

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22/12/17

Smrikve c Code & "The Last Jedi"

“The Last Jedi” is in the cinemas these days and 34 years ago I had pleasure to see the “Return of the Jedi”…

I enjoyed “The Last Jedi” thanks to Disney and the team of various talents behind this project allowing it to live after George Lucas initial inspiration…

I am pleased to share the Smrike c Code article written back in year 2010… thinking of those students, parents and coaches who attended my Momentum classes at Smrikve… with help of Yoda as teacher and Luke Skywalker as Alumni many children got something that I believe they can apply on and off the court ;)…

Smrikve, October 2010

The Star Wars “Return of the Jedi” is the first film I remember seeing with my dad at the cinema… it was 1983 and I was 10… the cinema was named “Istra”… I was the same age as the Smrikva Bowl players we host every year in Smrikve :)…

In the introduction of this article I would just underline that I like the way Jedi use the lightsabers and I like the way Smrikva Bowl kids use their rackets :)… Smrikve c Code is a story about virtue created by training and wish to learn…

My dad was pilot and for me watching The Star Wars with him at the cinema was a particular experience … I had many questions and he, as usual, with smile and pleasure answered to each of my questions…

Dad used to take me with him on the airport when I was little… and I remember him entering the cockpit of the plane with pilot helmet watching towards me and giving me the sign that he was ready to fly… than he turned on the engine of the plane and watched towards me again with smile in his eyes…

I stayed about 100 meters from the airplane with his colleagues and watched him taking his plane towards runway…

From the place where I stayed only part of the runway was visible because of the wood and he took the plane in the area that was invisible to me to prepare for the takeoff… I was able to hear the force of the engine… and when the sound of the force started to increase I knew that my dad will be visible soon… his colleagues were telling me “be ready soon your dad will come”… and when he started to be visible on the back of the plane there was the fire… almost half length of the airplane had the fire extension formed by his engine and I just noticed his helmet in the cockpit and followed by my kids eyes his airplane reaching the sky…

The Jedi are characters in the Star Wars universe bound to a code of morality and justice and are trained in the use of the light side of the force. They learn to use the Force, and weapons, known as lightsabers, which emits a controlled energy flow in the shape of a sword, to serve and protect their Republic and the galaxy from conflicts or government instability…

Since long time ago I started to note the ability of Smrikva Bowl kids using the racket and thinking at the same time on Jedi’s ability to use the lightsaber :)…

Some of my students use Wilson’s ying & young damper… known as Tao sign… they like the symbol but are still too young to have an idea about it ;)… I will try to use this symbol to help me explain how little the difference could be in forming a balance in anything we do… every action has a reaction in our World… in the first classes of physics we learn Newton’s third law…

Tao is an abstract concept found in Taoism, Confucianism, and more generally in ancient Chinese philosophy and East Asian cultures.

While the word itself translates as “way”, “path”, or “route”… it is often used philosophically to signify the fundamental nature of the World we are used to living on Earth… it is often referred to as “the nameless”, because neither it nor its principles can ever be adequately expressed in words.

While the Tao cannot be expressed, Taoism holds that it can be known, and its principles can be followed. Much of Taoist writing focuses on the value of following the Tao – called Te (virtue) – and of the ultimate uselessness of trying to understand or control Tao outright. This is often expressed through yin and yang arguments, where every action creates a counter-action as a natural, unavoidable movement within manifestations of the Tao.

I used the above short explanation to introduce the Codes used in the Star Wars universe…

As in the Tao symbol there were knights trained to use the dark side of the force and the light side… this is the way how mankind functioned since the human written memory goes back…

For new ideas people have to go beyond… out of the known patterns by using their imagination… the kids are many times Master in this…

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”… :)

DARK SIDE (The Sith Code)

• Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
• Through passion, I gain strength.
• Through strength, I gain power.
• Through power, I gain victory.
• Through victory, my chains are broken.
• The Force shall free me.

LIGHT SIDE (The Jedi Code)

• There is no emotion, there is peace.
• There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
• There is no passion, there is serenity.
• There is no death, there is the Force.

The Jedi Code was rewritten by Grand Master Luke Skywalker upon reestablishing the Jedi Order:

• Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
• Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.
• Jedi respect all life, in any form.
• Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
• Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

Smrikve c code is the code…

…and… just one more thing…

… “La guerra no le hace a uno grandioso.”… ;)

I am pleased to close this article with Dire Straits and their Brothers in Arms song… starting with the sound of the thunder… The concert was made in 1988 to honor Nelson Mandela…

*BROTHERS IN ARMS *

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I’ve whittnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Miodrag Bozovic

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