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

2017-06-30 21:01:00 CEST

Treble chance for American men

Three US teams eyeing Poreč Major quarterfinal

Nick Lucena and partner Phil Dalhausser were involved in a breathtaking match on the Red Bull Beach ArenaNick Lucena and partner Phil Dalhausser were involved in a breathtaking match on the Red Bull Beach Arena

It was a good day for the men from the United States as three teams secured their place in the last 16 of the Poreč Major.

As Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb and Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser failed to top their pools, both teams needed a first elimination round match to book their ticket for Saturday’s next stage.

For 2016 Olympians Nick and Phil, they had to work for their win against Chilean cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt. After taking the first set a comfortable 21-11, the second set was truly epic. In the longest set of the tournament so far, the Americans won 37-35. The South Americans missed eight opportunities to level the score at 1-1 before Dalhausser won it for the Americans at the 10th attempt much to the delight of the crowd on the Red Bull Beach Arena.

“It was frustrating because we had a lot of opportunites,” Lucena said afterwards. “We gave them the lead, got it back and almost gave it away again.

“They were playing great so we were trying to stay in the game and it just worked in our favour. It’s frustrating because we usually put those points away, especially match balls.

“Hats off to them [Grimalts] they were a tough team.

“We’re not at our peak yet – it’s our aim to peak at the World Championships but we’re getting better.”

Gibb and Crabb were also involved in a tough game, edging past Poles Kantor/Losiak in three exhausting sets in 53 minutes on side court 3.

The two teams join Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner in the last 16. Click here to find out who is playing who on Saturday in a bid to reach the quarterfinals.

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