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

2018-08-05 18:42:00 CEST

Invincible Vikings conquer Vienna

Second straight Major gold for Norwegian beach sensations

The triumphant Vikings celebrate their third straight gold!The triumphant Vikings celebrate their third straight gold!

The era of the Beach Volley Vikings is showing no signs of stopping as new kids block Anders Mol and Christian Sørum continued their rise to world domination by storming to the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch title.

The Norwegians’ 21-12, 21-17 victory over Poland’s Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijałek in the Red Bull Beach Arena secured the Vikings' second Beach Major Series title in succession – and stretched their unbeaten run of matches to a mind-boggling 19 matches.

Anders and Christian proved too strong for valiant Poles but Bryl and Fijałek, who had no answer to the Vikings’ strength and determination. The Norwegians’ latest victory enables the rising stars – who are just 21 and 22 years old – to realize their dream of completing a stunning hat-trick of tournament wins in the past month that has also seen them scoop the European Championships.

Having missed last year’s World Championships in Vienna, Mol and Sørum’s first volleyball-related visit to the Austrian capital saw them scale new heights by rising the city’s iconic Riesenrad Ferris wheel. However, this success on the sand has elevated their careers and reputations to a new level.

Having eliminated home favorites Alexander Horst and Clemens Doppler, the Scandinavians had the full backing of thousands of new fans, who had taken the young duo to their hearts.

Congratulations boys!

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