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

Alison/Bruno claim #TorontoFinals gold!

Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals double for the Brazilians

#TorontoFinals champs! Alison and Bruno!#TorontoFinals champs! Alison and Bruno!

Can somebody throw us a thesaurus?! We’ve now officially run out of words to describe brilliant Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt.

For the second year running they beat off all the competition to lift the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals title following a stunning display of breathtaking beach volleyball.

But the Olympic gold medalists, who reigned supreme on home sand at the Copacabana last month, were pushed all the way in a match fitting for the final by fellow Brazilians Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves.

Big-serving Evandro and Solberg came into the game as underdogs but led in a high-quality first set, only for their countrymen to storm back and take a 1-0 lead 21-19.

It was nip and tuck in a tense but exhilarating second set. Pedro/Evandro led by two points at one stage following some impressive blocking from the towering Evandro at the net. But as the set wore on, Alison and Bruno got stronger with Bruno showcasing his incredible all-round play and Alison dominating at the net in the heat of the action.

The Olympic champs led 20-17 and had three match points – but their opponents refused to lie down as a Pedro Solberg attack and beefy Evandro block got them back in it at 20-19.

However, Bruno had the final say with the very last point of a sublime season with a clever cut shot that trickled over the net to leave the Poreč Major winners celebrating yet another gold to add to their growing collection.

Congratulations guys!

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