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

Beach Shorts

28.02.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

Welcome back, beach volleyball fans! The last edition of your weekly column Beach Shorts returns with everything that happened in the sport over the last few days.

It’s a week off for most beach volleyball players, so they’re using it to practice, find new partners and enjoy the Brazilian Carnival. Yes, you read it right.

Enjoy Beach Shorts and have a great weekend!

USA x Italy challenge in Orlando

The weekend will start with a challenge between two of the best teams in the world as Italians Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai, who are currently training in Florida, USA, will play against local heroes Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in an exhibition match on Friday.

World Tour has events cancelled and postponed

The coronavirus outbreak continues in Asia and it forced the FIVB to make more changes in the World Tour calendar. The double-gender four-star event expected to happen in Siming, China, from April 29-May 3 has been cancelled while the men-only three-star event that was supposed to happen in Bandar Abbas, Iran, from March 3-7, is indefinitely postponed. Last week, the postponement of the double-gender four-star tournament in Yangzhou, China, from April 22-26, was confirmed for the same reason.

Summer Ross has a new partner

After having a tough 2019 season, which saw her play in just eight World Tour events due to insistent back injuries, American Summer Ross will have a new partner in 2020. The 27-year-old blocker will join forces with 2019 Pan-American champion Karissa Cook.

Social Media: Brazilian Carnival

Carnival was celebrated this week in Brazil and, even though they were all working hard for the upcoming tournaments, beach volleyball players were still part of the party. Taiana Lima and Fernanda Berti took the costumes game to another level as they dressed according to their nicknames – the Bird Women and the Avatar, respectively.


Deixa eu brincar de ser feliz Deixa eu pintar o meu nariz

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See you next week!