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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

2018-10-05 14:00:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

'The A-Team' of Alix Klineman and April Ross will represent the United States in Boca Chica'The A-Team' of Alix Klineman and April Ross will represent the United States in Boca Chica

Welcome to October’s first edition of Beach Shorts! In the next few days beach volleyball will be on the spotlights in the American continent with the NORCECA Championships taking place in the Dominican Republic and the Youth Olympics reuniting future stars of the sport in Argentina. Speaking about stars, one of the greatest is making its return to the sands, now in a different role.

Scroll down with us and get all the info you need to enter the weekend.

NORCECA’s best to clash in Boca Chica

Continental champions will be crowned in the North, Central America and Caribbean region this week as NORCECA hosts its annual Championships in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic, until Monday. Some of the top teams of the region are among the 21 tandems competing in each gender, including Canada’s Sarah Pavan/Melissa-Humana Paredes and USA’s April Ross/Alix Klinemann, among the women, and Canada's Sam Pedlow/Sam Schachter, in the men's event.

Thankful to have @billchuckruss and @reksi help us out this week as @samschachter and I continue to train for the NORCECA Continental Championships starting this Friday in the Dominican Republic! . . . . #torontofitness #torontofitfam #torontofit #canadafitness #canadianfitness #teamcanada🇨🇦 #beachmodel #teamcanada #volleyballcanada #tokyo2020 #beachbumlife #fitfreaks #healthy #hflc #avacadolove #fitspo #beardlife #inked #torontotattoo #torontotattoos #fitnessmodel #healthyish #healthyfit #gymlove #gymflow #gymislife #squats #biceps #bearded

966 Likes, 49 Comments - Sam Pedlow (@pedlowsamuel) on Instagram: "Thankful to have @billchuckruss and @reksi help us out this week as @samschachter and I continue to..."

Youth Olympics kick off in Buenos Aires

The third edition of the Youth Summer Olympics starts on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the beach volleyball tournament, which will reunite 32 teams in each gender for ten days, will have its opening matches on Sunday at the Green Park. Brazilians Duda Lisboa and Ana Patrícia Ramos and Russian Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Yarzutkin claimed the gold medals of the last edition, in Nanjing, China, back in 2014.

Brazilians Ana Patrícia Ramos and Duda Lisboa won the last edition of the Youth Olympics in 2014 (Photocredit: FIVB)Brazilians Ana Patrícia Ramos and Duda Lisboa won the last edition of the Youth Olympics in 2014 (Photocredit: FIVB)

Nummerdor to coach the Dutch National Team

Retired from beach volleyball since the Rio 2016 Olympics, Dutch legend Reinder Nummerdor is back in the game, now as an assistant coach, as the five-time Olympian will work under head coach Gijs Ronnes with the country’s men’s teams in the upcoming season. All the best in the new role, Reinder!

First practice with our new coach in the books! The one and only Reinder "Stekert" Nummerdor joined our team💪🏼 Awesome to have this legend on our side🙌🏼 I'm hoping one day he will teach me his cut-shot🤩

909 Likes, 25 Comments - Alexander Brouwer (@alexander_brouwer) on Instagram: "First practice with our new coach in the books! The one and only Reinder "Stekert" Nummerdor joined..."

Social Media: The windy Qinzhou

Emily Day and Betsi Flint finished fifth at the three-star event in Qinzhou this week and one of the biggest struggles for the Americans while in the Chinese city was…serving the ball.

When it's not your best serving day... 🤦🏽‍♀️ Which # can you relate to??? #mondaymishaps #accompaniedbywind #goodentertaininment #straightofftheplane #thanksforyourpatience @emday6 #beachvolleyball #videos #thestrugglewasreal #soundon

280 Likes, 15 Comments - Betsi Flint (@betsiflint) on Instagram: "When it's not your best serving day... 🤦🏽‍♀️ Which # can you relate to??? #mondaymishaps..."

In case you missed it

Tri Bourne returns to the Tour with a gold medal

Australians and Qataris top Asian Champs

Stoyanovskiy excited for partnership with Krasilnikov

Young Brazilians on top in Qinzhou

 

See you guys next week!

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