Poreč Major 2017

The third installment of this Croatian sensation!

What? The Poreč Major

Where? Center Court, Ulica Nikole Tesle, 52440 Poreč

When? 27 June – 2 July

Who? 32 teams per gender


For the third time, the iconic town of Poreč - which is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Croatia - will host a Swatch Major Series tournament. Don’t miss it when the best beach volleyball players meet for the second time in the season of 2017 from 27 June to 2 July. After Fort Lauderdale in February 2017, you can certainly expect some revenge matches at the Adriatic coast already.


As the second of five tournaments in 2016, the Poreč Major was full of surprises.

Especially on the women’s side - starting with the exit of the two top Brazilian teams Larissa/Talita and Agatha/Barbara in the Round of 16 and finishing with the German underdogs Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude winning gold. Canadians Pavan/Bansley and Germans Borger/Büthe shared the excitement finishing second and third on the podium.

Meanwhile, Austrian men’s team Doppler/Horst caused a sensation by reaching the final against Alison/Bruno and securing silver for the first time in Swatch Major Series history. Joining the triumphing trio were Canadian pair Saxton/Schalk, who brought home the bronze.

And our very own highlight: The fact that the Center Court was so packed during the men’s final that we might have to get a bigger stadium this year.

To give you a taste of the thrilling atmosphere of Poreč Major 2016, watch this:

Full House. Full Throttle.

The #PorecMajor concluded in an unbelievably good final. Relive the spectacular rally of the match, the day, the entire tournament - between Austrians Doppler/Horst and Brazilians Alison/Bruno Schmidt. More videos of Poreč Major: More information on Poreč Major: FB: TW: IN:

Poreč is a town and municipality on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia. Set around a harbor, Poreč was founded almost 2,000 years ago. Today, the city has a population of around 12,000. The fact that Poreč is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Croatia reflects the popularity of the city, the surrounding region and its outstanding location by the sea. In 2016 the City of Mosaics will host its third international beach volleyball tournament as part of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series. And not just anywhere but right next to the beautiful Adriatic Sea.


We want all of you to be part of this special experience. Therefore, entry to the public areas will be free of charge. Entrance is granted on a first come - first served basis during the whole event week. The entrance is also FREE on all Side Courts, where you have the unique possibility to get very close to your favorite athletes.


It goes without saying that we make sure you don’t miss a single moment of the Poreč Major.

If there’s a press conference going on, a story not to be missed, an insight into the player’s area – or Marnin suddenly conquering the town with a massive ball – we’ve got it all covered for you! Simply follow our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat (@swatchmajors) and Periscope (@SwatchMajors) channels now!