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 21:30:00 CEST

Olympic champ bounces back in Poreč

Calm after the storm for Laura and Maggie

Olympic champ Laura Ludwig in action at Poreč Major.Olympic champ Laura Ludwig in action at Poreč Major.

After their shock opening match defeat against Biecneck/Schneider, Olympian champion Laura Ludwig and her new, temporary, partner Maggie Kozuch bounced back to winning ways at the Poreč Major on Wednesday.

Their match against local heroes Becic/Radanovic was due to be played on the Red Bull Beach Arena but due to a storm, the game was moved the side court three.

And Ludwig/Kozuch ensured there were no more surprises on the first day of the pool play by emphatically beating their Croatian opponents Becic/Radanovic in straight sets 21-6, 21-11 in just 30 minutes.

Meanwhile last year’s winners Laboureur/Sude also recovered an opening pool play defeat to win their second match of the tournament. The Germans also took half-an-hour to dispatch Finland’s Ahtianinen/Sinsisalo 21-13, 21-12.

The first day of the main draw was much easier for 2015 Poreč Major champions Larissa/Talita, however, who won both of their matches in Pool A.

Americans Claes/Hughes also registered two victories as did Czech girls and stars of our Divine Set photoshoot Slukova/Hermannová. It was even sweeter for Marketa who was celebrating her 29th birthday.

A storm-hit afternoon and evening session pushed the schedule back – keep an eye on our social media channels for further information.

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