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

2019-02-22 03:10:00 CEST

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Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Evandro and Bruno won their first two Brazilian Tour matches together (Photocredit: CBV)Evandro and Bruno won their first two Brazilian Tour matches together (Photocredit: CBV)

Hello, beach volleyball fans! Get ready for what’s expected to be the busiest weekend in a while as the World Tour and the Brazilian Tour will both be active during the next few days. On top of that, we have a new team to reveal to you and an interesting connection between volleyball and the NBA All-Star Game.

Curious? Well, not need to be, you will know all we’re talking about in the next couple of minutes!  

New teams debut in the Brazilian Tour

The new Brazilian teams of Bruno Schmidt/Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg/Vitor Felipe have both debuted at their National Tour stop in Fortaleza on Thursday. Evandro and Bruno secured two victories, including one against Austrians Robin Seidl and Philipp Waller, who were invited to the tournament, while Pedro and Vitor had a positive and a negative result on their first day as partners.

ESTREIAS ! Dois novos times no naipe masculino, ambos classificados às oitavas de final aqui na etapa de Fortaleza (CE). Quer saber o resultado do dia das duplas e os próximos confrontos? Acesse Spoiler: Tem jogão pelas oitavas com transmissão ao vivo #BBnosEsportes #GrupoCimed #CimedEsportes #AsicsVolleyball #Imoveme #MikasaBrasil #OpenFortaleza

754 Likes, 1 Comments - Conf. Brasileira de Voleibol (@cbvolei) on Instagram: "ESTREIAS ! Dois novos times no naipe masculino, ambos classificados às oitavas de final aqui na..."

World Tour in Cambodia

After a six-week break, the World Tour is back with a women-only two-star tournament taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week. Among the teams competing in the Asian country are Australia’s Nicole Laird/Becchara Palmer, Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilová/Michaela Kubickova, Poland’s Monika Brzostek/Aleksandra Wachowicz and USA’s Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango.

The tournament in Cambodia ends on Sunday (Photocredit: FIVB)The tournament in Cambodia ends on Sunday (Photocredit: FIVB)

Varenhorst has a new partner

Dutch veteran Christiaan Varenhorst was in the hunt for a new partner since he split with Jasper Bouter last year. And it seems he found one as the giant blocker is entered to play at the World Tour four-star event in Doha, in March, with 24-year-old Steven van de Velde.

Dutchman Christiaan Varenhorst was in the semifinals of the last two World ChampionshipsDutchman Christiaan Varenhorst was in the semifinals of the last two World Championships

Social Media: Volleyball at the NBA All-Star Game

The basketball NBA had its annual edition of the All-Star Game last weekend in Charlotte and volleyball had a couple of minutes in the event when stars Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid inserted some moves of the sport in their warm-up routine. It almost ended badly for Curry, but it was cool, wasn’t it?

NBA on TNT on Twitter

Bump, set, spike! #NBAAllStar

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See you next week!

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