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 17:53:00 CEST

Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 5

We countdown our favorites moments from the finals…

Bronze for these boys! Congratulations John and Tri!Bronze for these boys! Congratulations John and Tri!

This week we’re counting down our favorite five memories from the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto.

We kick off with number five…

Hyden/Bourne win bronze

We think secretly that everybody wants to be part of team Hyden/Bourne. And why not? On one hand you’ve got the young, up-and-coming star Tri Bourne, the fresh faced assassin at the net; and on the other you’ve got the wily, evergreen legend John Hyden. He’s 44 – yes, years old – next month. You wouldn’t believe it would you? Not after his and Tri’s performance on the sand at the Swatch World Tour Finals.

Eyebrows were raised when it was revealed that this dynamic duo would take their place at Polson Pier instead of Olympians Gibb/Patterson. But in this game you’ve got to earn your place and John and Tri certainly did that by finishing above their rivals in the FIVB World Tour ranking.

And if there was any doubt about their credentials you only had to witness their entertaining play on court in Toronto over the past week. They breezed through the pool play with two wins from two and then dumped out countrymen Lucena/Dalhausser in the quarterfinals.

Okay so they lost in the semis to Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves, but they recovered from that minor setback to then crush Canadian dreams of a medal by beating Saxton/Schalk to win bronze!

“This is what you want to remember going into the off season,” Tri told us, grinning with a bronze medal hanging around his neck.

You’re damn right – and we can’t wait to see the next chapter in the story between these two on the tour in 2016/2017.

Watch the best of the action on the final day of the #TorontoFinals including highlights of John and Tri's bronze success.

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