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 01:00:00 CEST

We’re second best says Pedro Solberg

Brazilian silver medalists proud of season’s exploits

Pedro Solberg and Evandro celebrate during the gold medal matchPedro Solberg and Evandro celebrate during the gold medal match

Pedro Solberg believes he and partner Evandro Goncalves are the second best team in the world after losing to who he thinks are the best on the planet in the final of the Swatch World Tour Finals at Polson Pier.

The experienced Solberg and his younger Brazilian teammate ran Olympic gold medalists Alison/Bruno all the way in a tough final in front of a packed crowd but had to settle for silver on what was a proud day for Brazil.

“I think maybe we are, in my opinion at the moment, the second best team in the world,” laughed Pedro. “We’ve been winning tournaments and playing at a really high level…but they’re playing better.

“I think on our day we are very tough to beat. We’ve had a great season, we’ve reached five finals and won two. Unfortunately, we didn’t play our best in Rio, but they were our first Games. I think we proved how strong we are before and after the Olympics.”

In the bronze medal match there was disappointment for home favorites Saxton/Schalk but joy for Americans Hyden/Bourne who were impressive all week as they finished third.

Tri told us: “It’s safe to say it’s the highlight of the season. This is what you want to remember going into the off-season.

“The crowd was great and it gave them a bit of momentum but we stuck with it and worked it out in the end.”

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