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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...

The selection process for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 (players born in 2009) will start on Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day, 21st of September 2018.


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

16/07/18

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

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

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #35 WTA (Apr 2018)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #42 WTA (Jun 2018)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #81 WTA (Jun 2018)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #117 WTA (Jul 2018)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)

Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #151 WTA (Apr 2018)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #168 WTA (Jun 2018)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#170 WTA (Jul 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #176 WTA (Jul 2018)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #192 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #194 WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #20 ATP (Jun 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #68 ATP (Jul 2018)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #86 ATP (Jan 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #143 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #149 ATP (Jan 2018)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 167 ATP (Jul 2018)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #176 ATP (Feb 2018)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #193 ATP (Jul 2018)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #196 (Apr 2018)
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 semi – #192 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #196 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)

As of 16th of July 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 – #45 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #54 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #60 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #62 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #117 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #120 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #151 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #170 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #176 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #177 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #189 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #192 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #194 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #206 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #228 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #235 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #243 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #245 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #255 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #260 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #261 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #301 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #369 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #379 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #398 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #405 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #406 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #428 WTA

Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #459 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #487 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #500 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #533 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #535 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #552 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #556 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #580 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #590 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #607 WTA

Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #614 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #664 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #667 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #719 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #856 WTA
Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #865 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #882 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #884 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #903 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #977 WTA

Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #997 WTA

• 34 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #9 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #21 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #68 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #100 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #162 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 167 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #174 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #186 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #193 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #214 ATP

Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #217 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #253 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #259 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #316 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #359 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #368 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #374 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #376 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #421 ATP

Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #485 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #505 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #590 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #614 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #641 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #666 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #685 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #696 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #817 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #873 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #892 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #923 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #986 ATP
Neven KRIVOKUCA – 2005 player – #994 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #5 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #17 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #18 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #19 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #37 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #39 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #40 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #55 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #65 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #91 ATP

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

BOYS:
- #17 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #31 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #34 Damien WENGER
- #81 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE
- #85 Cezar CRETU
- #95 Filip KOLASINSKI

GIRLS:
- #58 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #59 Himari SATO
- #64 Francesca CURMI
- #67 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #87 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #96 Giulia PEONI
- #100 Helen PELLICANO

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #5, Luca NARDI #6, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #7)

1 boy and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili POLJICAK #4, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #2, Aliona FALEI #9)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

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

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #245 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #485 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #137 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, best ranking #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #60 WTA

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


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #259 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP) – 7th SB 2002 winner – #316 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #421 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #923 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #208 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #217 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #62 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #487 WTA

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


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #9 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #666 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #62 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #189 WTA

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


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #478 ATP (Feb 2015)
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #614 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #405 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #997 WTA

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


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #21 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #100 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #162 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #167 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #174 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #193 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #47 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #120 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #151 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #261 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #301 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #428 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #533 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #1066 WTA

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


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #167 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #45 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #117 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #143 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #192 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #228 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #500 WTA

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


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #217 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #685 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #696 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1701 ATP

GIRLS
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #206 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #235 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #255 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #459 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #664 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1028 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #214 ATP

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


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

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

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #253 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #359 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #817 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1105 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #54 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #369 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #406 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #590 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #580 WTA

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

Maia Lumsden (UK) – UK University


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #68 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #186 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #374 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #376 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #505 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1263 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #176 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #260 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #379 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #535 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #614 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #607 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #719 WTA

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


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #368 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #590 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1208 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1606 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #995 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #903 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1077 WTA
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, not ranked
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #124 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #281 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #444 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #170 WTA


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

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1040 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #85 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #170 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #239 ITF
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #290 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #359 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #443 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #908 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1037 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #194 WTA
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1181 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #123 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #154 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #174 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., #17 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #144 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #176 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #281 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #284 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #345 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #402 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #431 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #436 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #685 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1019 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #856 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #977 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1006 WTA

Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #58 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #64 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #131 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #148 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #161 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #169 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #191 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #248 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #331 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #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, #81 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #119 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #272 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #449 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #531 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #1590 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #28 ETA U16
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #51 ETA U16
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #69 ETA U16
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #181 ETA U16
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #213 ETA U16
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #222 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #230 ETA U16
Bartol BORSE (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #332 ETA U16
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #392 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #482 ETA U16
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #514 ETA U16
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #1114 ETA U16
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1419 ETA U16

GIRLS
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #283 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #391 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1647 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1661 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1759 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #294 ETA U16
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1335 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, #4 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #19 ETA U14
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #26 ETA U14
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #26 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #31 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #35 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #36 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #51 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #55 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #62 ETA U14

William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #75 ETA U14
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #75 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #67 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #105 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #122 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #122 ETA U14
Krsta PETROVIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #129 ETA 14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #133 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #190 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #319 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #2 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #9 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #25 ETA U14
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #27 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #39 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #68 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #78 ETA U14
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #91 ETA U14
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #120 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #124 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #133 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #134 ETA U14
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #134 ETA U14
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #142 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #165 ETA U14
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #165 ETA U14
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #178 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #419 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, #18 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #25 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #32 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #72 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #74 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #162 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #219 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #235 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #363 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #906 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #2 ETA U14
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#47 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #65 ETA U14
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #73 ETA U14
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #109 ETA U14
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #118 ETA U14
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #122 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #129 ETA U14
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #165 ETA U14
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #165 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #160 ETA U14
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #187 ETA U14
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #241 ETA U14 – Les Petits As 2018 winner

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.


01/07/18

Some pictures of the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 actors... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... the cake and swimming pool day :)

Smrikva Bowl finals are played since 1996 with linesman and ball kids… and at 8:30 AM everything was ready for the final act of this year 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Opera stage… :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 23rd annual started with traditional Staff gathering…

… over 100 invisible hands that make MORE THEN TENNIS a reality for a week… year after year…

The girls finals are per tradition scheduled at 9:00 AM and it always start with flower pictures of the finalists…

… the Main actors of this year Opera final act were Alisa Oktiabreva from Russia and Iva Lakić from Montenegro :)…

… here is the Chair Umpire Damir giving Alisa and Iva the final instructions before their opera start… enjoy the game and let’s the public enjoy your tennis talent level…

On the court #2 the girls were at same time ready for the Finals… and their Chair Umpire Dragan was giving them the final instructions for the game… The finals was played between Petra Škokić from Croatia…

and Dunja Kulpinac from Serbia… Dunja was able to collect more points during the finals and was the winner of the day…

and here we return to see Alisa in action…

… it was a lovely tennis day… for all the people who gathered around the court #1 where all the 23rd annual finals were played… and here is Iva in action…

… after girls Consolation finals at the court #2 the boys Consolation finals started… between Eyad Ezzat from Egypt

and Vitorio Stankov from Bulgaria…

Today Eyad was able to win the Consolation Draw…

From the first edition ball kids are part of the stage… and I wish to thanks: Stefo, Paolina, Uxue, Neptun, Laura, Fran, Amalia, Ippei and Riki for making the finals of today special :D

… this year Alisa was able to collect more points then Iva and take the bike for the first time to Czech Republic although she is Russian :)…

Alisa Oktiabreva crowned herself the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition winner… and this is the shaking hands moment between Iva and Alisa…

I am sure this is only one of the first meetings for the most Smrikva kids and there will be many matches in the future for most of them… and many opportunities to measure their skills development…

… after the girls exhibition of their skills it was the time of boys…

Two boys to reach the finals were Vito Darderi from Argentina and Niels McDonald from Germania.

The garden of Smrikve during Smrikva Bowl always remind me a bit of a Central Park… after the final instructions from the Chair Umpire Damir Vito and Niels were ready to step on the court #1 for their game show exhibition…

Ready for the game…

here is Vito in action…

… Niels …

:)

and Vito again after his last point celebrating the Championship point…

… a very interesting and inspiring experience for the most young children who are starting to love tennis…

soon after the finals we were ready for the awarding ceremony…

there were many awards given today… and here are the awarded players around Alisa and Vito…

the traditional signature of the US OPEN ball donated by Justin Lee in 2009… Alisa …

and here is Vito…

picture together for the memory wall….

and winners’ bike ride :D

started with Alisa …

… followed by Vito bike ride…

and here is the cake before swimming pool :D

… and before leaving for home the winners and awarded players invited all the friends into the swimming pool :)

It was a super particular edition… and I hope most of the kids will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent…

Thanks to all the participants… players… families… coaches… Smrikva Bowl Staff and friends… for making 23rd annual… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


30/06/18

23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 Press Release

PULA, CROATIA 25 th JUNE – 30 th JUNE 2018
- one game one nation-

23nd Smrikva Bowl 2018 – tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 – gathered 111 boys and girls representing over 40 Smrikva Bowl countries and six continents. It was another successful annual and Smrikva Bowl starting with this year edition counts its Ambassadors in 87 countries and six continents.

Smrikva Bowl winners:

• Vilim Višak (CRO) Natali Zuliani (CRO) 1996
• Željko Perić (CRO) Ivana Lisjak (CRO) 1997
• Filip Kovačić (CRO) Mateja Horvat (CRO) 1998
• Borko Mudronja (CRO) Astrid Besser (ITA) 1999
• Adelchi Virgili (ITA) Tereza Mrdeža (CRO) 2000
• Marin Draganja (CRO) Petra Martić (CRO) 2001
• Javier Marti (ESP) Martina Caregaro (ITA) 2002
• Dominic Thiem (AUT) Jennifer Ren (UK) 2003
• Ivan Levar (CRO) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2004
• Matteo Donati (ITA) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2005
• Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) Eleonor Dean (UK) 2006
• Sacha Merzetti (ITA) Virgina Pena (ESP) 2007
• Luka Panic (SUI) Katarina Jokić (BiH) 2008
• Alvaro Regalado (ESP) Katie Swan (UK) 2009
• Nicola Kuhn (ESP) Jovana Vuković (SRB) 2010
• Duje Ajduković (CRO) Olga Danilović (SRB) 2011
• Goran Životić (SRB) Himari Sato (JPN) 2012
• Turriziani Alvarez (ESP) Noa Krznarić (CRO) 2013
• Patrick Brady (UK) Tea Lukić (SRB) 2014
• Branko Đurić (MNE) Alena Kasatkina (RUS) 2015
• Kaylan Bigun (USA) Ela Nala Milič (SVN) 2016
• Roben Gavani (BGR) Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) 2017
• Vito Darderi (ARG) Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS) 2018

Vito Darderi from Argentina won the boys finals, while Alisa Oktiabreva from Russia, living in Czech Republic, won the girls finals.

The winners won, among other, the mountain bikes – the traditional Smrikva Bowl prize – a week stage at Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, and Wilson International support.

23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 MAIN RESULTS

Boys:

Finals:
Vito Darderi (ARG) – Niels McDonald (GER) (2:4,4:1,10:7)

Semifinals:
Vito Darderi (ARG) – Riki Imai (JPN) (4:1,4:0)
Niels McDonald (GER) – Žiga Šeško (SLO) (4:2,5:3)

Quarterfinals:
Vito Darderi (ARG) – Matej Kukrika (CRO) (5:4,4:2)
Niels McDonald (GER) – Emil Bećović (SWE) (4:2,4:0)
Riki Imai (JPN) – Skender Katana (MNE) (4:0,1:4,10:6)
Žiga Šeško (SLO) – Thilo Behrmann (AUT) (4:2,5:3)

Girls:

Finals:
Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS) – Iva Lakić (MNE) (4:0,4:1)

Semifinals:
Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS) – Zlatina Angelova (BGR) (4:1,4:2)
Iva Lakić (MNE) – Daria Koreshkova (RUS) (4:0,4:1)

Quarterfinals:
Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS) – Marta Dobrić (CRO) (4:0,4:1)
Iva Lakić (MNE) – Shamiso Ndoro (GBR) (4:2,4:2)
Zlatina Angelova (BGR) – Andrea Ivanova (BGR) (2:4,4:2,10:8)
Daria Koreshkova (RUS) – Amalia Widdowson (GBR) (4:5,4:2,10:4)

Thanks to the all Smrikva Bowl supporters and especially to the:
Smrikva Bowl Friends, Staff, Golden and Honorary Members!


30/06/18

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


29/06/18

Some pictures of the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 actors :)... taken during the Fifth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game winners were known... :))... and the day when the finalists of this year edition were known... the BRIONI day :)

The fifth day was the day when the semifinalist of the Main and Consolation Draw were known… but was also the day of Brioni Islands visit and the day of the “IGRA” Game finals :)

I am pleased to present the list of the actors of the Day who make it to the finals in their singles and towards the victory in special “IGRA” doubles…

MAIN DRAW FINALIST:

BOYS
Niels McDonald (GER)
Vito Darderi (ARG)

GIRLS
Alisa Oktiabreva (RUS)
Iva Lakić (MNE)

CONSOLATION DRAWS FINALIST

BOYS
Vitorio Stankov (BGR)
Eyad Ezzat (EGY)

GIRLS
Dunja Kulpinac (SRB)
Petra Škokić (CRO)

“IGRA” GAME WINNERS and RUNNER UPS:

Roger Koike (JPN)
Riku Kato (HKG)

Luka Nikolić (NED)
Pietro Verno’ (ITA)

After the presentation of the actors of the Day… I am pleased to share a little piece of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day celebrated on 21st of September… because today we spent on Brioni Islands… once upon a time named the Islands of Peace…

Smrikve, September 2010

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21st and this day has been elected to be also the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ Day.

It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many people. For the first time this holiday was celebrated in 1981.

The Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day, although celebrated on the same day as the World Peace Day, is dedicated to civilisation, intergenerational responsibility and tennis. Without civil society in a modern world there is no guarantee for peace.

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the third Tuesday of September (the opening day of regular sessions of the General Assembly) as the International Day of Peace devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and civilisation values.

In 2001, the day was changed from the third Tuesday to specifically the twenty-first day of September. A new resolution was passed by the General Assembly, sponsored by the United Kingdom (giving credit to Peace One Day) and Costa Rica (the sponsors of the original day) to give the Day of Peace a fixed date and declare it as a global ceasefire day.

In 1991, on September 21st, I left Smrikve for Milan, it was the war time in my country, 5 years before, on the same day, in 1986, I sailed with a boat to Dubrovnik with school friends living a nice life time memory experience.

Having our calendar year 365 days if we live for some time and create our own experience we learn that the same day can remind us something nice and something not nice… it is a circle…

Not nice could be compared to a mistake in tennis… we learn from the mistakes. They help us understand what is not good or what we do not do properly…

To end this comment I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobal Prize for Peace who was guest speaker to one of Ambrosetti’s Young Leader Group meetings. It is a tradition that every guest dedicate few words to the Group and he wrote down the following:

“The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. The knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important. They are all parts of the civilisation path.

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try not. Do or do not “ :)

If people believe in the future there is future. If people do not believe in the future there is no future.

Miodrag Bozovic

Here are our IGRA Game Finalist :)

… and tomorrow is the single FINALS Day… the day of the Cake…

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

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D

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