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24th SMRIKVA BOWL 2019 - one of the most particular tennis tournaments in the World... will be played from (22nd) 24th till 29th of June 2019... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


24th SMRIKVA BOWL 2019 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.6 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 24th SMRIKVA BOWL 2019 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. 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 is reserved for the players born in 2009 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2019 (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 2019.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 5th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2019.

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


5th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 13th-20th April, 21st-28th April 2019, 14th-21st September 2019) Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.5 MB)


23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 winners are: Alisa Oktabrieva (RUS) and Vito Darderi (ARG)

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Draws and Results

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Press Release

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Photo Gallery

23rd SB 2018 girls finals VIDEO: A.Oktiabreva vs. I.Lakic

23rd SB 2018 boys finals VIDEO: V.Darderi vs. N.McDonald

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2018)

News

13/10/18

We collected olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Ambassadors - Istrian olive oil - one of the best in the World and Smrikva "seeds of the Legends" are making it more and more special year after year...

It was another very long day in Smrikve… the second olives collection day for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition-generation…

… with over 20 friends we had another beautiful olive oil collection day…

It is the story of the 2019 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2019 production because the next year every new Smrikva Bowl Ambassador will receive as per tradition a memory bottle of it during the Ambassador’s nomination ceremony.

Collecting olives is always wonderful family and friends time :)… so lucky to collect olives with this kind of weather…

… and the day was again too short to collect all… we had a great team…

Our olive trees hold names of over 1440 players coming from 87 countries and all the continents…

In Smrikve we produce Istrian olive oil that has over 2000 years old tradition in olive oil making and was considered among the best one in the Roman Empire and today is still considered among the best one in the World.

During the Smrikva Bowl we use to give to every Smrikva Bowl Ambasador a bottle of oil as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

We are already able to produce special and limited collections of the Smrikva Bowl olive oil from the Smrikva Bowl centuries old olive trees planted by some of the future tennis Champions…

The long road full of sweat and tears… and in end smile :)

… so far 5 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA… 18 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… 43 players are among TOP 200 ATP/WTA… we are close to 90 players among TOP 1000 ATP/WTA… 22 children holds a total of 29 junior Grand Slam titles and almost 130 players study in the US thanks to their tennis skills.

The tradition of the olive oil production started to develop in Istria during the time of the Emperor Augustus. Thanks to the olive oil Pula was for few centuries one of the richest towns in the Roman Empire and this is one of the main reasons why Pula got its magnificent Arena.

It is important to say that at the time olive oil was not used only as the salad dressing as we use it today but it was used also for lighting thus it was important as todays are important the sources of energy we use. It was the gold of its period. This explain the status and importance Pula had during the Roman Empire time.

Romans had deep knowledge of olive oil making and we do know that they had five different olive oils quality ranking:

1. Oleum ex albis ulivis: first quality olive oil made by green and white olives
(THIS IS WHAT WE DO FROM THE SMRIKVA BOWL OLIVES)
2. Viride: olive oil made by the olives that started to become black
3. Maturum: olive oil made by mature olives
4. Caducum: olive oil made by olives collected from the ground
5. Cibarium: olive oil made by rotten olives

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started the tradition of planting an old Olive tree. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth today.

On Brioni island there is an olive tree from the beginning of the 4th century that is one of the oldest olive trees in Europe… and many Smrikva Bowl kids visit it every year…

Marcus Valerius Martialis, native from Cordoba, who lived in the 1st century AD, during the Roman Empire times, celebrated Istrian olive oil with the following verses: “Uncto Corduba Laetior Venafro Histra Nec Minus Absolute Testa”. The translation in English would be: “Cordoba, you being more fertile than the olive oil region of Venafro and so perfect as the oil (amphora) from Istria”.

To learn more about ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL and the Region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit:

Istria from SmrikveCULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, museums, major cultural events, cuisine, top restaurants and the best olive oil and wine producers.

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


08/10/18

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

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

There are over 120 players (who played Smrikva Bowl between 1996 and 2009) who received US University scholarship thanks to their tennis skills.

23 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 – #34 WTA (May 2018)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #37 WTA (Aug 2018)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 44 WTA (Sep 2018)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #54 WTA (Jul 2018)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #101 WTA (Oct 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#139 WTA (Oct 2018)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #140 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #167 WTA (Oct 2018)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #168 WTA (Jun 2018)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #68 WTA (Jul 2018)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #185 WTA doubles (Oct 2018)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #18 ATP (Sep 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #33 ATP (Oct 2018)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #83 ATP (Sep 2018)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #113 ATP (Oct 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #143 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #149 ATP (Jan 2018)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 153 ATP (Oct 2018)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #162 ATP (Oct 2018)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #182 (Oct 2018)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #196 (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 – #192 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #196 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)

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

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #36 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #37 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #41 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #46 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #57 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #101 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #139 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #140 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #167 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #173 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #174 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #175 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #187 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #199 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #205 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #223 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #224 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #229 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #241 WTA

Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #266 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #269 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #350 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #372 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #403 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #405 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #415 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #418 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #422 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #425 WTA

Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #463 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #471 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #504 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #507 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #514 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #515 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #551 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #598 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #604 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #616 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #618 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #627 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #690 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #702 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #713 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #717 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #830 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #894 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2004 player – #914 WTA
Alexandra VECIC – 2011 player – #941 WTA

Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #960 WTA
Kristina NOVAK, 2010 player, #1000 WTA

• 33 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #19 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #33 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #113 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #153 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #162 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #172 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #182 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #184 ATP

Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #220 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #221 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #241 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #280 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #309 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #342 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #392 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #429 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #516 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #548 ATP

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #572 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #577 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #580 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #587 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #688 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #789 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #838 ATP
William BLUMBERG 2008 player – #866 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #878 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #942 ATP

Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #961 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #963 ATP
Neven KRIVOKUCA – 2005 player – #997 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #4 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #10 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #19 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #20 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #22 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #30 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #37 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #41 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #63 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #79 ATP

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

BOYS:
- #5 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up
- #26 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #37 Damien WENGER
- #41 Otto VIRTANEN
- #62 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE
- #86 Cezar CRETU
- #100 Filip KOLASINSKI

GIRLS:
- #59 Himari SATO
- #61 Helen PELLICANO
- #64 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #65 Francesca CURMI
- #94 Joanne ZUGER
- #96 Weronika BASZAK

5 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #1, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #6, Luca NARDI #9, Srefan POPOVIC #10)

2 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili POLJICAK #1, Kalin IVANOVSKI #9, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #1)

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, #187 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #1125 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #231 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


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #241 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #580 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP) – 7th SB 2002 winner – #587 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #942 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #224 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #226 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #46 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #425 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #516 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #46 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #199 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, #548 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #403 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #1131 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #19 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #88 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #153 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #172 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #184 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #220 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #688 ATP
Neven KRIVOKUCA (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #997 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #37 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #140 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #173 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #269 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #405 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #471 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #598 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #604 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #153 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #41 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #101 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #205 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #223 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #229 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #507 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #113 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #577 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #789 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #175 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #265 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #372 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #418 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #551 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #690 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1099 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #309 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
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #221 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #429 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #878 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1512 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #57 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #415 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #422 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #717 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #616 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., #33 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #162 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #182 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #280 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #392 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1284 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 12th SB 2007, #1532 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #167 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #224 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #350 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #514 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #515 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #894 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #618 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #960 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, #342 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #572 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1102 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1716 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1716 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #830 WTA
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #1000 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1104 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #1224 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #119 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #139 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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #1031 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1060 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1631 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #111 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #321 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #449 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #963 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1028 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., # 1376 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #96 WTA
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1198 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #133 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #135 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #168 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., #5 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #140 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #158 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #234 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #293 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #358 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #391 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #402 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #625 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #950 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1009 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #19 ETA U16

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #713 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1018 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1083 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #64 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #65 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #96 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #134 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #142 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #161 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #180 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #199 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #262 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #410 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, #62 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #124 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #141 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #326 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #472 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #774 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #1109 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1300 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #1567 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #1805 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #2192 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, # 183 ETA U16
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #155 ETA U16
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #234 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #349 ETA U16
Bartol BORSE (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #360 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #431 ETA U16

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #270 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #280 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #564 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1116 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1135 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #377 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, #1 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #9 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #21 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #27 ETA U14
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #45 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #46 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #52 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #55 ETA U14
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #56 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #74 ETA U14
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #83 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #104 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #127 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #134 ETA U14
Krsta PETROVIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #167 ETA 14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #386 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #472 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #11 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #30 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #36 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #50 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #51 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #79 ETA U14
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #90 ETA U14
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #115 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #117 ETA U14
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #135 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #137 ETA U14
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #151 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #159 ETA U14
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #172 ETA U14
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #193 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #231 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #236 ETA U14
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #485 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, #13 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #20 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #48 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #90 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #191 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #245 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #271 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #317 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #345 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #755 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #863 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #1 ETA U14
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #23 ETA U14 – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#48 ETA U14
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #58 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #76 ETA U14
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #86 ETA U14
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #107 ETA U14
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #111 ETA U14
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #125 ETA U14
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #126 ETA U14
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #146 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #155 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #187 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.

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIĆ (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 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.


21/09/18

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - 24th annual Smrikva Bowl 2019 "seeds of the Legends" research begins

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

I was 23 when started the Smrikva story back in 1996… and today is 21st of September 2018, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day) and time to open the 24th annual candidacy process…

23 editions are behind us… with over 1930 former players spread in 87 countries writing the “seeds of the Legends”story… and already making important impacts in their communities…

World map

… over 1030 signed books are kept in the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library coming from 71 country…

… over 1440 names are carried with pride by 13 old Smrikva Bowl olive trees… creating something special and still difficult to understand foresee what will become one day…

… 29 junior GRAND SLAM titles are conquered so far by 22 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 24 professional ATP/WTA titles…

… 43 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

… 16 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… and there are always Smrikva Bowl names among the winners of the most prestige under 12, 14, 16, 18 tournaments around the World…

There are many seeds who already graduated from Universities and I had a wish to find out how many Smrikva Bowl children had the opportunity to get scholarship in the United States thanks to their academic and tennis skills and the number I am pleased to share is that over 120 children out of 900 children who played Smrikva Bowl between 1996 and 2009 were able to do it…

… I listed a lot of numbers above but Smrikva Bowl story is more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds who in most different ways year after year inspire us to go beyond our imagination…

There are many ways to show intergenerational solidarity… and I would like to thanks all the children and families who still remember Smrikva and answered my call to send us signed gifts so we could give them to each participant of this year Smrikva Bowl… this special moment is an opportunity to share the past players stories with children who are dreaming to follow their footprints … we have received over 110 signed items… and every present child at that moment of intergenerational celebration ceremony has brought home a memory gift and I hope they also discovered a new friend for whom to cheer…

It is time to start “seeds of the Legend” research for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition… and I have to thanks many Smrikva Ambassadors for doing their best to continue Smrikva Bowl mission…

I am also pleased to share that the 5th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2019 edition with Luca Appino and me will be held for the first time for 3 weeks due to very high number of participation requests. The weeks will be the following:13th-20th and 22nd – 29th of April 2019 and from 14th-21st of September 2019…

21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day (“SBA”)…

The SBA Day is celebrated on the same day as World Peace Day… to me civil society and peace are pillars for any talent development possibility…

Some years ago for all the Smrikva Bowl candidates was introduced the obligation to observe the Smrikva Bowl Fair Play and Sportsmanship Code of Conduct and I am pleased to share one hint with the seeds… more you train more become natural to lead by example… always and only after many mistakes we have the chance to become better if we wish to learn from them…

Many years ago we started to plant an old Olive tree during Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth… and during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a piece of land close to the root and donate the name to the tree…

Olive tree is a nice symbol in various cultures… and his age is a symbol of responsibility between generations.

Cartoons always helped me to share thoughts with kids… and The Lion King is nice one to share again our Olive Tree story… the Circle of Life story…

We are all born without knowing much about life on this earth…

When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… he told him that a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and that with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it.

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “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.”

I developed an idea that peace is always an instable equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. Knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important… and all together are pillars for the civilization path.

When the Nobel Prize told us: “Do it!” he reminds me a bit Yoda and his teaching to the young Skywalker: “Do. Or do not!…”

Books are a human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with our cumulated personal experience and this is among reasons why I started the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library story. Given the fragility of the circle of life it is easy to lose personal and general cumulated knowledge in just a generation or two.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from our personal experiences. We are those who represent the current civilization.

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

World Peace Day although celebrated on the same day as SBA day is definitely a good day to start the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail, as per tradition, the selection process for the 24th annual will be open.

24th Smrikva Bowl will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (22nd) 24th till 29th of June 2019. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2009.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it physically as a theater where we work hard for a year to set the stage… and every year we gather kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their dedication to write the most different & inspiring stories…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event but I always believed that more then one will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.. and I was so happy to find so many names among those who achieved the possibility to get their high education at US Universities… and even more happy to recognize several names among prestige Ivy League Universities…

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 29 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” goes beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will find their way in other professional fields…

I do not know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing tennis because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they like the game. What I do know is that sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field need very long time to reach and master the excellence.

Some people come to Smrikve thinking that Smrikva Bowl is a very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the hidden key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help to explain to new candidates and their families that Smrikva Bowl is something more than a competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/

Smrikva Bowl “more than tennis” idea… will remain to the interpretation of each Ambassador and Smrikva Bowl friend… of their feelings because they are the one who are helping to write the Smrikva story…

Smrikva Bowl Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 87 countries thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families… Our quantities are very limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed always for the Smrikva Bowl players that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be one of the most prestige in the World…

At the beginning of October we are going to collect the Smrikva Bowl olives and in case you would like to make a short vacation in Smrikve and live with your family this special moment please let me know…

This year Croatia and Istria registered again the record numbers of travelers and I am grateful to all those who visited us and contributed to the growth… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are helping us in scouting talents but also in spreading the word about Istria as cultural tourism destination worth visiting… and my dream is that “Istria from Smrikve” Legacy may be recognized one day thanks to the Smrikva seeds…

The number of the invited players in 2019 will be again 96 players (48 girls and 48 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2009 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your candidacy for the 5th SBTTFW 2019 please let me know…

… for the end of this long presentation… being today World Peace Day… my wish to Smrikva players is to continue to inspire… and may some of them make true Nelson Mandela’s words when he observed the power of Sport saying: “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can…”

Thank you for your time, for visiting us and for sharing with friends to visit Smrikve if you enjoyed your time spent at our place.

Mio


11/09/18

Today we collected grapes and started the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 - Smrikve Malvazija wine production

We just collected grapes and started 2019 Smrikve wine production… the wine collection of limited 130 bottles will be made as per tradition… and around 100 bottles will be donated to the families participating the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition…

As per tradition we will do our best to make good wine…

Smrikve Malvazija is thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors spread in 87 countries and all the continents. Last year we created a limited collection of 130 bottles and never above 200 bottles… it is always a gift of our family to the Smrikva Bowl families and to our friends.

Wine and gastronomy are part of a culture and wine bottle that we give to every Smrikva Bowl family is part of our cultural gift that every year we are pleased to make to our guests coming from all around the World.

The wine making is the tradition in Smrikve since 1957…

The wine production is a passion for many Istrian families and my grandfather Mate was a great lower of wine and wine making. The first thing he made in 1957 when he settled in Smrikve was planting the vineyard.

Probably not many Smrikva Bowl readers do know the story how my grandfather agreed to take out a row of vineyard to create the space for the court where today the Smrikva Bowl finals are played.

My father, me and my Uncle continue the wine making tradition in Smrikve…

Several years ago I bought a vineyard close to the vineyard planted by my grandfather and today my father and me are doing our best to get the best from what Malvasia grapes can give.

The first phase of the processing the grapes started yesterday…

We collected the grapes but also separated the juice of the rest to obtain the golden color that usually our Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) wine has. Now for two days the fermentation will be blocked to allow the wine to start its transformation process cleaner than it is today after the collection.

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) and during the Smrikva Bowl we use to give a bottle of wine to every family as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl. Probably one day this bottles might be something special if our kids continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story with their results.

Wine as part of the culture…

In the regions where the wine is produced the wine was always part of the culture of the particular site. Also the wine we produce is part of the Smrikve tradition and this is the reason why we are pleased to give a bottle to every family that come to visit us for the Smrikva Bowl.

There is an old Istrian saying: ”Vino od loze i mliko od koze” and “Kruh je za tilo a vino je za dušu”. The translation from Croatian is difficult because you loose the feel of the language. Goat is the symbol of Istria and the meaning of the first saying would be: ”Wine from the grapevine and milk from the goat” and the meaning of the second would be: “Bread is for the body, wine is for the soul”.

With yesterday collection as I said we started the process of transforming the grapes into wine for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition of Malvazija.

The main Istrian wines are: Malvazija, Terran, Refosc and Muscatel.

The glory of the Istrian wine dates back to over 2000 years ago…

For those who are not familiar with Istrian wine I am pleased to remined the reader that Istrian wine was considered one of the best in the Roman Empire, around 20 centuries ago, and was preferred by Livia Drusilla, also known as Iulia Augusta, the wife of the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

Livia Drusilla’s preferred wine was the Istrian wine Pucinum. Livia is considered one of the most influent women in the beginning of the Roman Empire era. It is not know what wine it was because todays wines were brought in Istria mostly by Venetians.

Todays Istrian Malvazija’s story is related with Serenissima… the Venetian Republic

The story of Istrian Malvazija, cultivated in Istria since the end of the 16th century, is fascinating and it relates to the Venetians.

At the beginning of the 15th century the Venetians occupied Peloponnesus in Greece. In the Peloponnesus region there is a town Monemvassia, also named Malvasia. From this town the Venetians started to import the wine into Venice and the other areas controlled by the Venetian Republic.

This wine was so successful and became so famous all over Europe that Venetians decided to plant huge vineyards on the biggest Greek island, Crete.

Between the 16th and 18th century Malvasia become the most important wine in Europe. In 1570 the Turks conquered Crete and Venetians decided to plant Malvasia vineyards in other areas that had friendly relations with Venice which, at that time, also included Istria.

In end Malvasia is in Istria since the above mentioned period while it is not known the sort of the wine that was preferred by the wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla – Julia Augusta.

Giacomo Casanova in his diary talks about another Istrian sort and another great wine…

Giacomo Casanova visited Vrsar several times and in his diary he describes a good wine Refosc and nice women… That Refosc could be Terran too because if you look at the grapes you will hardly note the difference and today Refosc is mostly cultivated in the Slovenian part of Istria while in other areas the dominant sort is Malvasia.

Another excellent wine can be found around Momjan area made of Muscatel sort.

On Istria from Smrikve you can learn much more…

To learn more about Istrian gastronomy and wine please visit the E-book about Istrian cultural heritage on www.smrikve.com/istria/ named “Istria from Smrikve” or join Discover Istria from Smrikve group on Linked In.

The grapes are very nice this year… and the wine should be extraordinary again…

From today… the most important part of wine transformation process starts ;)… and at the beginning of November we will make the first quality level tasting check :)…

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


10/09/18

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

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

There are over 120 players (who played Smrikva Bowl between 1996 and 2009) who received US University scholarship thanks to their tennis skills.

23 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 – #34 WTA (May 2018)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #37 WTA (Aug 2018)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 44 WTA (Sep 2018)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #54 WTA (Jul 2018)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #97 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #103 WTA (Aug 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #140 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#151 WTA (Sep 2018)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #168 WTA (Jun 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #169 WTA (Sep 2018)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #68 WTA (Jul 2018)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #187 WTA doubles (Oct 2018)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #18 ATP (Sep 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #38 ATP (Sep 2018)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #83 ATP (Sep 2018)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #121 ATP (Oct 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #143 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #149 ATP (Jan 2018)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 154 ATP (Oct 2018)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #163 ATP (Oct 2018)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #193 (Sep 2018)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #196 (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 – #192 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #196 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)

As of 10th of September 2018 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 51 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #38 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #58 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #60 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #105 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #106 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #129 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #150 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #151 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #169 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #177 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #181 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #185 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #198 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #197 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #202 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #217 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #218 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #221 WTA

Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #249 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #262 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #358 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #367 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #405 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #407 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #408 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #421 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #424 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #426 WTA

Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #445 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #496 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #497 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #504 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #541 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #548 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #613 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #624 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #628 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #631 WTA

Pia CUK – 2006 player – #642 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #657 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #663 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #694 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #719 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #868 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #871 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2004 player – #900 WTA
Alexandra VECIC – 2011 player – #949 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #970 WTA

Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #972 WTA

• 31 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #18 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #38 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #86 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #131 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 165 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #177 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #182 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #193 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #194 ATP

Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #208 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #214 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #215 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #351 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #353 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #366 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #396 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #400 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #445 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #460 ATP

Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #515 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #539 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #559 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #579 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #624 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #786 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #787 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #850 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #856 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #926 ATP

Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #941 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #4 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #13 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #18 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #20 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #22 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #36 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #41 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #45 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #56 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #91 ATP

• 6 boys and 6 girls… in total 12 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #5 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up
- #27 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #37 Damien WENGER
- #82 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE
- #85 Cezar CRETU
- #100 Filip KOLASINSKI

GIRLS:
- #59 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #62 Himari SATO
- #63 Helen PELLICANO
- #65 Francesca CURMI
- #91 Joanne ZUGER
- #99 Weronika BASZAK

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #1, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #6, Luca NARDI #9)

2 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili POLJICAK #1, Kalin IVANOVSKI #8, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #2)

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, #185 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #786 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #186 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, best ranking #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #38 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #208 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #445 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP) – 7th SB 2002 winner – #460 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #941 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #217 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #235 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #60 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #497 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #515 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #60 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #181 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, #539 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #407 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #1106 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #18 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #86 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #165 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #182 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #193 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #214 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #559 ATP
Neven KRIVOKUCA (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #1015 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #47 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #129 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #150 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #262 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #405 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #445 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #613 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #628 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #165 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #37 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #106 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #198 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #202 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #218 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #496 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #131 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #624 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #787 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #197 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #217 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #367 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #424 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #657 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1106 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #353 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
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #215 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #366 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #856 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1505 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #58 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #408 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #421 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #694 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #624 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., #38 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #177 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #194 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #396 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #400 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1280 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #169 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #221 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #358 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #541 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #548 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #871 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #631 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #970 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, #351 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #579 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1101 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1700 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1409 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #868 WTA
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #1032 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1079 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #1199 WTA doubles
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #118 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #151 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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #1027 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1054 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #85 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #111 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #241 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #442 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #793 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #873 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1104 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #105 WTA
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1233 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #133 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #137 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #168 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., #5 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #142 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #156 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #230 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #291 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #314 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #391 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #404 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #544 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #843 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #985 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #719 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #972 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1004 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #59 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #65 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #99 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #134 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #144 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #174 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #181 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #221 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #242 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #353 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, #82 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #121 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #147 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #334 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #464 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #773 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #1148 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1277 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #1519 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #1766 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #2385 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, # 183 ETA U16
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #155 ETA U16
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #225 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #343 ETA U16
Bartol BORSE (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #355 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #431 ETA U16

GIRLS
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #275 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #352 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #791 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1102 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1244 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #377 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, #1 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #8 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #20 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #25 ETA U14
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #43 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #52 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #55 ETA U14
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #56 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #74 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #82 ETA U14
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #82 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #102 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #102 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #125 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #134 ETA U14
Krsta PETROVIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #159 ETA 14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #383 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #440 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #2 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #11 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #27 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #33 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #47 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #48 ETA U14
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #59 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #74 ETA U14
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #110 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #111 ETA U14
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #146 ETA U14
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #152 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #155 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #159 ETA U14
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #169 ETA U14
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #188 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #196 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #235 ETA U14
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #475 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, #13 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #18 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #48 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #89 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #188 ETA U14

Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #195 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #269 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #308 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #344 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #747 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #862 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #2 ETA U14
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #20 ETA U14 – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#45 ETA U14
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #62 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #74 ETA U14
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #83 ETA U14
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #105 ETA U14
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #131 ETA U14
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #122 ETA U14
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #136 ETA U14
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #146 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #155 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #182 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.

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIĆ (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

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