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

Golden hat-trick for Melissa and Sarah

04.08.2019 - Vienna

World Champs confirm status as best of the beach

Beach volleyball World Champions Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan underlined their status as the best team on the sand right now as they waltzed to A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch glory on Sunday.

The Canadians, who took home the top prize from the World Championships in Hamburg last month, were too good for Brazil’s Carol Solberg Salgado and Maria Antonelli in the gold medal match, winning 21-19, 21-16 to lift a third FIVB World Tour title of the season.

Melissa and Sarah fought back in the first set having trailed by four points at one stage to take a decisive lead and that confidence was taken into the second which was soon wrapped up to confirm a sixth successive win on the Danube Island.

Congratulations girls!

More to follow.