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

2017-06-28 10:51:00 CEST

Defending champs defeated!

Early setback for Germans at Poreč Major

Chantal and Julia lost their opening match of the tournament.Chantal and Julia lost their opening match of the tournament.

Last season’s Poreč Major gold medalists Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude suffered an early setback in their quest to retain their title following a defeat on the opening day of the pool play.

All looked rosy for the Germans, who won bronze at the Fort Lauderdale Major in February, after they won the first set against Kolocova/Kvapilova with ease, limiting the their opponents to just 11 points.

However, the Czech girls stormed back to take an epic set, surviving no less than five match points. On each occasion, however, Laboureur/Sude could not finish the job and at 27-26, Kvapilova delivered the winning point to level the set score at 1-1.

In the third set, the Germans, fresh from winning a European Tour event in Austria last week, looked set to take it, leading 8-5 at one stage. But once again the Czechs bounced back, clawing it back the deficit and go on and take the decider 15-13. It completed a miraculous turnaround and sealed an important early win in the tournament.

Elsewhere in the first pool play matches in the women’s division, there were victories for Switzerland’s Heidrich/Verge-Depre and Fort Lauderdale silver medalists Agatha/Duda.

It’s a busy day of action here in Croatia and remember you can watch all the matches live on BeachStream.

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