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 17:04:00 CEST

Merci beaucoup Toronto!

We’ve had a blast…thank you for the memories!

Merci beaucoup Canada! Photocredit; Joerg MitterMerci beaucoup Canada! Photocredit; Joerg Mitter

A week ago we rocked up at Polson Pier and were preparing for the greatest season finale beach volleyball has ever seen.

And if you’ve been paying close attention to our website and social media channels over the past six days we think you’ll agree that it has been nothing short of sensational.

If there was any need for proof, you only had to take a look around at the thousands of smiling faces on Center Court on Super Sunday to realize how much fun was had by us all – the fans, the players, the volunteers and every-amazing-body that helped make the Swatch World Tour Finals a massive success.

After 48 action-packed matches two familiar teams were crowned our Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Final champions of 2016.

Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst capped their simply awesome season with another gold medal to add to their national, European and Olympic triumphs, while Alison Cerutti and Oscar Bruno Schmidt – last year’s champs in Fort Lauderdale – also made it a year to remember after winning on the Copacabana – by storming to success in Toronto without dropping a set.

They were the stars that stole the show but it was the Canadian people and beach fans that made us most welcome. We’ve been blown away by their friendliness and hospitality. After 16 long years without an international beach volleyball tournament Toronto certainly made up for lost time with a show to be proud of.

So thank you Toronto, thank you Canada – thanks for the memories and we hope to see you soon!

Merci beaucoup et au revoir! 


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