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

WHY CANADA?

Where to start? Beach volleyball was the fans’ favorite sport at last year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. Toronto also hosts the 2016 Youth Beach National Championships in August.

Canadians are crazy about the sport. More than 700,000 Canadians play beach volleyball and volleyball. 54,000 Canadians are actively registered as club members and organize themselves in more than 900 national youth club teams. With that much enthusiasm, the Canadian professional men’s and women’s teams in beach volleyball are very successful. Three men’s teams are in the world’s top 25 and three women duos are in the top 20. Two men’s and two women’s teams playing beach volleyball at the Olympic Games in Rio will represent Canada.

Canadian beach volleyball Olympians:

Men:

Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk
Dr. Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter

Women:

Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley
Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas