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

2016-09-20 10:07:00 CEST

Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 4

We countdown our favorite moments from the finals…

What a view for beach volleyball! Photocredit: Bernhard HorstWhat a view for beach volleyball! Photocredit: Bernhard Horst

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

Here’s number four… (here's number five, by the way)

Beach volleyball at Polson Pier, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It had been 16 long years since Toronto last hosted an international beach volleyball event until the Swatch World Tour Finals rolled in to town to put on a show and boy what a show!

But why on earth was the wait that long?!

Happy, friendly fans? Check.
Incredible city with tons to do? Check.

Yes, so we could just fill this article full of gorgeous shots of that iconic skyline of Toronto – but that would be cheating a little…

Who are we kidding?! Let’s do exactly that. Just look at these photographs! Talk about the perfect setting to end the perfect season, right?

Toronto surely now is mighty close to topping the list of the most incredible locations we have witnessed beach volleyball – and we aren’t going to forget it in a hurry. In fact, our dreams will mostly be made of up of replaying these scenes in our heads as our minds drift into thinking about the 2017 season!

Thanks again Toronto!




and good night, Toronto!and good night, Toronto!

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