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10000$ Marjorie Sherman Tournament Kfar Samit, Haifa




THE PLACE
Haifa (Hebrew חֵיפָה Ḥefa; Arabic حَيْفَا Ḥayfā (help·info)) is the third-largest city in Israel, with a population of about 267,800 (as of September 2005). Areas and towns around it are deemed to be in the Haifa District, of which it is also a part. It is a seaport, located below and on Mount Carmel, and lies on the Mediterranean coast.
The city's sole official romanization Haifa and the common Englishpronunciation /ˈhaɪ.fə/ are based on the Arabic name Ḥayfā, whilst the unused Standard Hebrew name is Ḥefa, and the local Hebrew pronunciation is

The origin of the name Haifa is not clear. Some tie it to the Hebrew word חוף (hof, meaning "beach"), or חוף יפה (hof yafe, meaning "Beautiful beach"), or maybe the Hebrew verb root חפה (hafo, meaning "to cover or hide"). Christian pilgrims of the Middle Ages (and later the Crusaders) called the town Caiphas or Caifa. The Christians believe the name derives from Caiaphas, the High Priest of Jerusalem during the time of Jesus, or from the Aramaic name of Saint Peter, Cephas (כפא). Additionally, the name Sycaminon or Sykaminos, meaning "wild strawberry", is also used.

Haifa is first mentioned in Talmudic literature around the 3rd century CE, as a small town near Shikmona, the main Jewish town in the area at that time. The Byzantine ruled there until the 7th century, when the city was conquered — first by the Persians, then by the Arabs. In 1100, it was conquered again by the crusaders, after a fierce battle with its Jewish inhabitants. Under crusader rule, the city was a part of the Principality of Galilee until the Muslim Mameluks attacked in 1265, leaving the city ruined and mostly abandoned until the 17th century.

In 1761Daher El-Omar, Bedouin ruler of Acre and Galilee, destroyed and rebuilt the town in a new location, surrounding it with a thin wall. This event is marked by many as the beginning of the town's modern era. After El-Omar's death in 1775, the town remained under Ottoman rule until 1918, except for two brief periods: in 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Haifa as part of his brief and failed campaign to conquer Palestine and Syria, but withdrew the same year; and between 1831 and 1840, the Egyptian viceroy Mehemet Ali governed, after his son Ibrahim Pasha wrested control from the Ottomans.

The TOURNAMENT:
Surface: Hard
Previous Winners:
2001: Cheli Bargil ISR d. Elsa O´Riain IRL 61 67 63
2002: Yevgenia Savransky ISR d. Maria Gugel ISR 60 60
2003: Shahar Peer ISR d. Olga Govortsova BLR 61 67 63



2006 DRAWS




Quali
(1) Gabriela VELASCO ANDREU ESP vs Elitsa KOSTOVA BUL 46 76 61
Irena KHATSKO UKR vs Alina GERSHMAN ISR 62 60
(2) Stamatia FAFALIOU GRE vs Natalie HANDLER ISR 61 60
Tatsiana TETERINA BLR vs Olga BLANK ISR 64 63
(3) Elena VIANELLO ITA vs Hila ELSTER ISR 62 60
Nicole RINER SUI vs Ester MASURI ISR 36 63 67
Katarina MLCOCHOVA SVK vs Orian BEN HAIM ISR 63 63
Shany KRIMBERG ISR vs Ieva IRBE LAT 16 06
Marina KHOMENKO UKR vs Lizeth KING AUS 60 62
Stephanie HERZ NED vs Galina SEMENOVA RUS 63 62
Cagla BÜYÜKAKCAY TUR vs Galli KAPLAN ISR 60 60
Yana NEMEROWSKI ISR vs Ofir MORAG ISR 62 63
Thamara JONKMAN NED vs Angelika ALIEV ISR 61 75
Sevil ALIEVA AZE vs Ipek SENOGLU TUR 06 16
Daria BYKODAROVA RUS vs Michal BAR ISR 46 16
Shani ARNON ISR vs Marine NIZRI ISR 16 36
2nd round
(1) Gabriela VELASCO ANDREU ESP d. Irena KHATSKO UKR 63 63
(2) Stamatia FAFALIOU GRE d. Tatsiana TETERINA BLR 61 64
(3) Elena VIANELLO ITA d. Ester MASURI ISR 60 61
Ieva IRBE LAT d. Katarina MLCOCHOVA SVK 61 76
Stephanie HERZ NED d. Marina KHOMENKO UKR 62 60
Cagla BÜYÜKAkCAY TUR d. Yana NEMEROWSKI ISR 62 63
Ipek SENOGLU TUR d. Tharama JONKMAN NED 64 64
Marine NIZRI ISR d. Michal BAR ISR 62 61


MAIN DRAW
(1) Gianna DOZ CRO vs Elina HAZANOVA AZE 63 62
Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK vs q Stamatia FAFALIOU GRE 75 62
Alena BAYARCHYK BLR vs Efrat ZLOTIKMAN ISR 61 64
(5) Leonie MEKEL NED vs Keren SHLOMO ISR 36 62 36
(4) Eva FERNANDEZ BRUGUES ESP vs Doron MURAVNIK ISR 63 60
Sheryl GERSHON USA vs wc Chen ASTRUGO ISR 36 63 26
Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR vs Ipek SENOGLU TUR 76 60
(6) Lisa SABINO ITA vs q Cagla BÜYÜKAKCAY TUR 61 63
(7) Timna TICIC CRO vs Nadine FAHOUM ISR 63 36 63
Julia GLUSHKO ISR vs wc Margarita SPICIN ISR 67 26
q Marine NIZRI ISR vs Diana ERIKSSON SWE 36 64 61
(3) Diana BRUNEL FRA vs q Stephanie HERZ NED 61 61
(8) Yana LEVCHENKO UKR vs wc Victoria TSEITLIN ISR 62 67 63
q Ieva IRBE LAT vs q Elena VIANELLO ITA 16 36
Nadia LEE GBR vs Nadezhda SAMOYLO RUS 64 61
(2) q Gabriela VELASCO ANDREU ESP vs wc Elana AGRANOVICH ISR 57 64 62
2nd round
Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK d. (1) Gianna DOZ CRO 62 61
Keren SHLOMO ISR d. Alena BAYARCHYK BLR 62 62
(4) Eva FERNANDEZ BRUGUES ESP d. Chen ASTRUGO ISR 36 63 63
(6) Lisa SABINO ITA d. Irina KURYANOVICH BLR 63 61
(7) Timna TICIC CRO d. Margarita SPICIN ISR 64 76
(3) Diana BRUNEL FRA d. Marine NIZRI ISR 62 62
Elena VIANELLO ITA d. (8) Yana LEVCHENKO UKR 62 64
(2) Gabriela VELASCO ANDREU ESP d. Nadia LEE GBR 63 60
QF
Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK vs Keren SHLOMO ISR 62 67 75
(4) Eva FERNANDEZ BRUGUES ESP d. (6) Lisa SABINO ITA 60 63
(3) Diana BRUNEL FRA vs (7) Timna TICIC CRO 61 75
Elena VIANELLO ITA d. (2) Gabriela VELASCO ANDREU ESP 61 64
SF
Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK d. (4) Eva FERNANDEZ BRUGUES ESP 60 16 62
(3) Diana BRUNEL FRA d. Elena VIANELLO ITA 61 75
Final
(3) Diana BRUNEL FRA d. Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK 63 63


 

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My home town :)
I will go and see some matchs :bounce:

(I can see my house in that pic :lol: )
 

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Good Luck to:

Elitsa Kostova
Thamara Jonkman
Ipek Senoglu
 

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I am back :devil: :banana:

Thanx for all updates Chris :D :wavey:,also on Juniors ;)

good luck to

Ipek :hug: :kiss:
 

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Saturday Quali Results

Katarina Mlcochova d. Orian Ben Haim 63 63
Ieva Irbe d. Shany Krimberg 61 60
Marina Khomenko d. Lizeth King 60 62
Stephanie Herz d. Galina Semenova 63 62
Cagla Buyukakcay d. Galli Kaplan 60 60 :bolt: :)
Yana Nemerowski d. Ofir Morag 62 63
Ipek Senoglu d. Sevil Aliev 60 61 :banana: :D
Michal Bar d. Daria Bykodarova 64 61
Marine Nizri d. Shani Arnon 61 53 Ret.

Still few matces to complete on 1st round.
 

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İpek :) :)

Çağla, what a start .. :worship:
 

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Eric49 said:
Thamara JONKMAN ISR......last week she was dutch :confused: ;)
:lol: She's Dutch... unless she changed nationalities in the last week (which I doubt). ;)
 

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:eek: Steph won a round again! Can she actually make MD this time? ;)
 
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