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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

Iranians take first 2020 World Tour medals

10.01.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The one-star event in Qeshm saw a sweep from the host country

Hosts of the first Beach Volleyball World Tour event in 2020, Iran took all medals available at the men-only one-star tournament in Qeshm. The top spot in the podium was occupied by Alireza Aghajani and Javad Firouzpourbandpei.

The 21-year-old Aghajani and the 22-year-old Firouzpourbandpei upset the country’s top team of Bahman Salemi and Arash Vakili and posted a 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) win to secure their first-ever World Tour gold medal in just their second international tournament together – they took silver last year in Bandar Torkaman.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🔹 تورجهانی درگهان؛ فینالیست‌ها مشخص شدند مرحله نیمه‌نهایی تورجهانی تک ستاره درگهان به پایان رسید و تیم‌های ملی والیبال ساحلی ایران با شکست حریفان خود به دیدار‌نهایی راه یافتند. به گزارش روابط عمومی فدراسیون والیبال، مرحله نیمه‌نهایی تورجهانی والیبال ساحلی تک ستاره درگهان صبح امروز (جمعه) با دو دیدار در شهر درگهان جزیره قشم پیگیری شد. در پایان این مرحله تیم‌های ملی والیبال ساحلی ایران (بهمن سالمی – آرش وکیلی) و (جواد فیروز‌پور – علیرضا آقاجانی) با شکست حریفان خود به دیدار نهایی راه یافتند. نتایج دیدارهای مرحله نیمه نهایی تورجهانی تک ستاره درگهان به شرح زیر است: ایران (رئوفی – میزراعلی) صفر – ایران (فیروز‌پور – آقاجانی) 2 (11 بر 21 و 23 بر 25) ایران (سالمی – وکیلی) 2 – قطر (زیاد زیاد – عزیزالمجید) صفر (21 بر 15 و 21 بر 11) برنامه دیدارهای رده‌بندی و نهایی این رقابت‌ها که عصر امروز برگزار می شود، به قرار زیر است: دیدار رده‌بندی، ساعت 14: ایران (رئوفی – میزراعلی) – (زیاد زیاد – عزیزالمجید) دیدار نهایی، ساعت 15: ایران (سالمی – وکیلی) – ایران (فیروز‌پور – آقاجانی)

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Salemi and Vakili, who made history at last year’s World Championships in Hamburg becoming the first Iranian team to win a match at the event, topped the tournament in Bandar Torkaman three months ago and now have four World Tour medals – one gold, two silver and a bronze.

The third Iranian team to step in the podium was the one of Abolhamed Mirzaali and Rahman Raoufi, who downed Qatar’s Saifeddine Elmajid and Benlouaer Ziad in straight sets (21-15, 21-18) in the bronze medal match.

The next stop of the World Tour will in the Cook Islands, from January 14-17, and only men will compete at the one-star event in Oceania.