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

Alison and Alvaro oust the World Champs!

03.08.2019 - Vienna

Reigning Olympic champ turns up the heat to reach the semi-finals!

The Mammoth is well and truly back. For so many years he was a regular Major Series medalist. It’s hard to believe it was the Poreč Major in 2017 when Alison Cerutti last got his hands on a medal on the Beach Major Series.

Now, with Alvaro Filho by his side, Alison is on the charge once more, demonstrating the kind of form that led him to win the Olympics in 2016. Here in Vienna, the Brazilians stormed back to book their place in a third straight semi-final, coming from behind to knock out World Champions Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov in an epic three-set quarter-final on the Red Bull Beach Arena.

The Russians, who lifted the world title last month, looked on course to reach the last four after a powerful first set display, only for Alison and Alvaro to turn the tables in the second set and then take the tiebreak.

Now the pair have eyes on a place in the final when they take on either Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser or Nils Ehlers and Lars Flüggen – the German team they lost to in the semi-finals in Tokyo last week.

In Saturday morning’s other quarter-final, Polish duo Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijalek saw off Spaniards Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira in straight sets.

The Poles, who reached the final here on the Danube Island 12 months ago, will now face either Anders Mol and Christian Sørum or Swiss duo Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson in the semi-final.

The semi-finals will take place on Sunday and you can watch every game live on BeachStream