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

2016-09-16 22:03:00 CEST

Trio advance straight to men’s quarters

Joy for Brazil, Poland and Latvia in the pool play

Alison/Bruno delivered a great performance in front of the Toronto skylineAlison/Bruno delivered a great performance in front of the Toronto skyline

While Olympic gold medalists Ludwig/Walkenhorst find life difficult at the watch World Tour Finals Toronto – it’s been a much easier path through to the quarterfinals for the heroes of the Copacabana last month, Alison and Bruno.

The duo have begun the defense of their Swatch World Tour Finals crown in red hot form, winning both matches in straight sets, the most recent an annihilation of Mexicans Virgen/Ontiveros who have now lost both of their games.

On Center Court there was more joy for Poland as Kantor/Losiak booked a spot in the quarters with a win over local heroes Binstock/Schachter.

The Canadians were naturally disappointed to be on the receiving end of a second successive defeat.

“That’s not our best, not even close to our best to be honest,” said Josh. “Their serving and block defense was superior to ours. They put pressure on us the whole time and you’re not going to beat a team like that with the type of quality and energy we brought.”

Sam meanwhile focused on the pressure of playing in front of his family and friends on Center Court. He said: "Use the positive energy of the crowd and it fuels us to bring a lot of positive emotion to the game. We just try to focus on what helps us and not the distractions.”

Another team who sailed through directly to the last eight were A1 Major Klagenfurt winners from Latvia Samoilovs/Smedins who edged out Dutch Olympic bronze medalists Brouwer/Meeuwsen on Court 2.

Stay tuned for the men’s quarterfinal draw which takes place later today!

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