Dear Beach Volleyball Community


So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.


Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.


We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.


My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:


Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!


Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series

2016-09-19 01:47:00 CEST

Laura and Kira win historic #TorontoFinals gold

Follow the action live from the women's gold medal match at Polson Pier

The #TorontoFinals champs!The #TorontoFinals champs!

Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst secured an historic Swatch World Tour Finals title to complete their ‘golden season’ with an imperious display against Swiss team Heidrich/Zumkehr.

Not content with winning the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals gold, the German superstars scooped the Olympic, European and German titles – not to mention the A1 Major Klagenfurt, smart Major Hamburg and the Olsztyn Grand Slam.

The victory on the banks of Lake Ontario sealed an amazing comeback after the duo lost their first two matches of the tournament in the pool play.

But they have bounced back in style, beating Ross/Walsh and Larissa/Talita in the quarterfinals and semifinals – and victory never looked in doubt against Heidrich/Zumkehr who tried in vain to keep up with the raw blocking power of Kira and the defense of Laura throughout the main in front of a packed Polson Pier crowd.

Even when the Swiss thought they found the lead the Germans had the answers, and a stunning display of beach volleyball in the second set blew Joana and Nadine – playing her last match before retirement – away.

It was the perfect end to the perfect season for the Germans. Absolutely incredible! Stay tuned for the reaction from all the medalists – congratulations to you all!

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