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25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition: (20th) 22nd - 27th of June 2020... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) with Luca Appino & Mio (24/4-1/5, 2/5-9/5/2021) Presentation and Application Instructions (pdf ~0.9 MB)


25th SMRIKVA BOWL 2020 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.53 MB)

Note – 30th of March – The possibility to candidate players for the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition is closed. All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail in relation to the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition before April 8th, 2020.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 25th SMRIKVA BOWL 2020 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. 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 is reserved for the players born in 2010 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2020 (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 2020.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2020.

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


24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Draws and Results; Finals videos; Press Release; Photo Gallery

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Draws and Results

24th SB 2019 boys finals VIDEO: S.Suljic vs. T.Mirijanyan

24th SB 2019 girls finals VIDEO: K.Efremova vs. L.Belibova

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Press Release

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2018)

News

30/03/20

The possibility to candidate players for the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition is Closed. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

The world wide situation is rapidly changing due to global Coronavirus crisis, affecting, as of today, 200 countries and territories, isolating and hurting people and families around the world.

As per tradition, we were honored to receive and learn more about extraordinary candidates born in 2010 representing six continents and over 40 different countries…

All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail in relation to the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition before April 8th, 2020.

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

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


24/03/20

Ambassador's Day 21.09

The world situation is rapidly changing due to global Coronavirus crisis, affecting, as of today, 196 countries and territories.

The 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 application process will be closed in few days, 30th of March… and before 8th of April the final decision about the possibility to play the 25th edition will be taken and communicated to the candidates that were all supported by past Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors and friends… who are spreading the Smrikva Bowl mission and Smrikva Bowl dream world wide with their living… and they helped me again to get to know through the selection process the extraordinary generation born in 2010…

The following text was written back in 2010 in relation with choosing the 21st of September date as Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day… this is the day when traditionally the Smrikva Bowl selection process start every year…

There is a dream behind Smrikva Bowl foundation and that dream is today facing a big challenge with hope that humanity may find the way to overcome this challenge and learn from it as we learn from all the mistakes we do while learning to play tennis…

I believe there is a way and hopefully we will find it and will learn from it…

Smrikve, September 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try no. Do or do not “ :)

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

Miodrag Bozovic


13/03/20

Smrikve c Code - brothers in arms

Smrikve, October 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DARK SIDE (The Sith Code)

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

LIGHT SIDE (The Jedi Code)

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

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

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

Smrikve c code is the code…

…and… just one more thing…

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

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

*BROTHERS IN ARMS *

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

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

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

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

Miodrag Bozovic

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


02/03/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2020)

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

As of March 2nd, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 32 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 25 players
- 42 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking

- 210 + SB players (1996-2012) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #4 WTA (Feb 2020)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA (Jan 2020)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA (Mar 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 WTA (Feb 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 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)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #50 WTA doubles (Feb 2018)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP (Mar 2020)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP (Oct 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #57 ATP (Mar 2020)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #72 ATP (Jan 2020)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #82 ATP (Oct 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)

As of 2nd of March 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 58 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #8 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #24 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #55 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #85 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #150 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #168 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #179 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #222 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #224 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #227 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #231 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #258 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #262 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #270 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #289 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #301 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #305 WTA

Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #344 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #360 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #364 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #384 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #385 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #387 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #389 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #390 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #396 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #429 WTA

Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #438 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #449 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #458 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #479 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #507 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #532 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #541 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #557 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #578 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #584 WTA

Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #639 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #650 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #660 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #667 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #673 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #690 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #698 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #739 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #786 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #808 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #818 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #851 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #855 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #892 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #904 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #952 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #961 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #981 WTA

• 40 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #26 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #47 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #57 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #80 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #96 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #98 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #102 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #130 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #145 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #228 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #242 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #253 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #286 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #297 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #315 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #370 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #396 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #434 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #479 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #594 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #663 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #680 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #700 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #725 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #756 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #766 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #767 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #777 ATP

Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #804 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #814 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #861 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #875 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #876 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #920 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #934 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #948 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #952 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #999 ATP

• 10 player TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #3 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #9 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #10 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #11 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #13 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 player – #14 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #17 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #23 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 player – #68 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #79 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)
2019: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up), Miomir KECMANOVIC (semifinals), Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (round robin)

• 9 boys and 12 girls… in total 21 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #8 Luciano DARDERI
- #20 Flavio COBOLLI
- #33 Mikolaj LORENS
- #39 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #47 Jerome KYM
- #50 Sebastian GIMA
- #53 Luca NARDI
- #54 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #66 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA

GIRLS:
- #4 Alexandra EALA
- #11 Weronika BASZAK
- #13 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #17 Alexandra VECIC
- #29 Aliona FALEI
- #35 Matilde PAOLETTI
- #50 Ziva FALKNER
- #70 Julie BELGRAVER
- #71 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #74 Pia LOVRIC
- #76 Helen PELLICANO
- #98 Kristyna LAVICKOVA

1 boy and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Vilius GAUBAS #8; Alexandra EALA #2, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #4, Aliona FALEI #6)

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Pavel MARINOV #10; Jovana GRUJIC #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, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #227 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #14 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #130 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #131 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #153 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #153 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #55 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #289 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #3 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #700 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #55 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #150 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #344 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #578 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #370 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #479 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #541 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #808 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #33 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #80 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #145 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #297 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #434 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #766 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #999 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #24 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #168 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #222 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #262 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #438 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #458 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #507 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #673 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #981 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #434 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #8 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #81 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #387 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #390 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #396 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #660 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #667 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #98 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1212 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #224 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #305 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #389 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #449 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #557 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1099 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, not ranked

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #57 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, #242 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #479 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #725 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #804 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #85 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #360 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #429 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #532 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #904 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #690 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., #26 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #47 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #96 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #102 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #663 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1092 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1406 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #258 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #270 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #364 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #385 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #650 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #698 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, #228 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #253 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #396 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #777 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #952 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1102 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1551 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #786 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #892 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #288 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, #594 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #680 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #814 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1249 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1477 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1532 ATP doubles
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1155 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #179 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1150 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #1257 WTA


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., #286 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #876 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1333 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1579 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1590 ATP
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #148 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #164 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #201 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #225 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #279 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #927 ITF

GIRLS
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #639 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #739 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #851 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #11 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #35 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #50 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #70 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #74 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #76 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #98 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #265 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #359 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #418 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
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #315 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #861 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1464 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1579 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #47 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #137 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #181 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #419 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #567 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #751 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #758 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #759 ITF
Alen BILL (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #765ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #809 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1027 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1088 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #116 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #117 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #248 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #355 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #973 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1407 ITF

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, #144 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #357 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #474 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #624 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #666 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #830 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #821 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #835 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #938 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1280 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1513 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1685 ITF
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #1799 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2128 ITF
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #2128 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2302 ITF
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #2302 ITF
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #383 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #737 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #754 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #867 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #13 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #29 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #217 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #303 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #313 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #391 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #399 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #441 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #467 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #636 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #652 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #772 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #847 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #964 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1216 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1485 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #1912 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2094 ITF

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, #764 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #1133 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #1314 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #1227 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #1394 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #1633 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1799 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #1958 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #2427 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #42 ETA U16
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #95 ETA U16
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #149 ETA U16
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #247 ETA U16
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #287 ETA U16
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #463 ETA U16
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #581 ETA U16
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #699 ETA U16
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #978 ETA U16

GIRLS
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #4 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner, Junior AO 2020 doubles winner
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #13 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #127 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #166 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #573 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #638 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #819 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #861 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #919 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #1010 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1168 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1207 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #1517 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1712 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #1725 ITF
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2828 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #272 ETA U16
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #379 ETA U16
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #402 ETA U16
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #715 ETA U16
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #809 ETA U16

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
Martin LANDALUCE (ESP), 21st SB 2016, #2 ETA U14
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #4 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #10 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #13 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #22 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #26 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #32 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #57 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #46 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #50 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #51 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #51 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #89 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #120 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, #205 ETA U14
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #250 ETA U14

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #9 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #16 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #20 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #26 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #27 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 winner, #42 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #90 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #97 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 winner, #101 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 winner, #106 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

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
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #21 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #36 ETA U14
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #45 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #67 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #93 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, junior Orange Bowl 2019 winner, #95 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #154 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #330 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #378 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #12 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #101 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #274 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #630 ETA U14
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 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 LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

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29/02/20

Smrikva Bowl Library story... "books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind..." ;)

25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation will be selected in less than 40 days… and today I will be pleased to recall a story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

…it is the story of heritage… but as written in the title… it is again a story related to the spring via pollen … but this time is a kind of mind pollen… ;)…

James Russell Lowell compared books to the bees and I like it… “books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind…”


In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl library. Each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover.

Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 93 countries and all the continents. Historically their task was to search the talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from this year they are also our Cultural Ambassadors.

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

I used to write in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy that we are those who represent the current civilization.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance to all the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)

Miodrag Bozovic

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve