2016-07-25 11:49:00 CEST
We’re ready for the greatest show on sand! Photocredit: ACTS
Gooooood morning Klagenfurt!
Yes, beach volleyball fans the time has come for the A1 Major Klagenfurt!
Arguably the world’s most famous beach volleyball event unofficially begins today with the women’s country quota matches before the serious business starts tomorrow and the fans flock from all over Europe to be a part of this iconic and historic competition on the shore of the Wörthersee.
It’s our fourth tournament already this summer after the smart Major Hamburg, Poreč Major and Gstaad Major and this week promises to top the lot.
On Tuesday the women go head-to-head in the qualification stages while the men do battle in the country quota. On Wednesday it’s then the turn of the men’s qualification while the women’s Pool Play gets under way.
The men’s Pool Play bursts into action on Thursday and the women’s finish, before the girls embark on their first elimination round.
Before you know it’s then fantastic Friday – the day that includes the women’s quarterfinals while the men’s Pool Play comes to its dramatic conclusion.
Saturday then soon swings around and it’s a big day for the women with the semifinal and the final taking place. The men, meanwhile, are one small step behind – playing for a place in the Sunday’s final four.
And then on super Sunday the men fight it out for a place in the big finale – who will claim gold in the first A1 Major Klagenfurt? Stay tuned this week to find out!
Remember we’ll be following the action every step of the way on swatchmajorseries.com – we’ll have live streams of every match.
There’s a variety of ways to find out what’s happening this week – download the A1 Beach App for IOS and Android to keep in touch with all the news on the go, and don’t forget to follow our social media channels Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat @SwatchMajors!