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

2017-07-02 17:36:00 CEST

Historic Poreč Major gold for brilliant Brazilians

Stunning comeback gives Brazilian qualifiers gold

Pedro/Guto produced a superb comeback to take goldPedro/Guto produced a superb comeback to take gold

Qualifiers Pedro Solberg Salgado and Gustavo ‘Guto’ Carvalhaes made sure the sun shone on the final day of the Poreč Major by winning gold and making Swatch Major Series history in the process.

In front of a packed Red Bull Beach Arena crowd, the Brazilians survived a match point against Olympic silver medalists Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai to record a breathtaking 18-21, 25-23, 15-9 victory – and become the first men’s team to win a Majors title having played in the country quota.

Italians Lupo and Nicolai swept past reigning Olympic champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt in the semifinal to reach the gold medal match and it looked as though they were on course for gold in Croatia after winning the first set 21-18.

However, a dramatic second set was much closer as the lead continually changed hands. At one point the Italians had a point for the match but the experienced Salgado, 31, and teammate Guto, 23, held on to take the set final to match to a decider.

The Brazilians turned on the power in the third set with a stunning combination of defence and attack, eventually securing a six-point advantage and with it their first gold medal on the international beach volleyball tour as a team.

Congratulations boys!

Salgado and Carvalhaes were not the only Brazilians singing their national anthem on the podium. They were joined by Cerutti and Schmidt, who made light work of young Russian pair Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Yarzutkin in the bronze medal match. The reigning World and Olympic champions won in straight sets 21-15, 21-18.

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