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

06.03.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

Hello, beach volleyball fans! March has arrived with some major, unexpected news as Brazilian star Larissa Franca announced she'll resume her career to play with her wife, Lili Maestrini.

The month will also feature a few World Tour three and four-star events starting with the one next week in Doha, where several of the top men’s teams will compete.

Before that, though, there’s World Tour action going on in Guam and in the Brazilian National Tour in Duda’s hometown Aracaju. That’s just part of the info this edition of Beach Shorts brings to you this week, so spare a few minutes and dive in!

Larissa set for comeback

Brazilian star Larissa Franca, who won nine Beach Major Series medals in her career, announced her return to the sport as she'll partner her wife Lili Maestrini in the future. Larissa was retired since the end of the 2017 season and the new team will be coached by the legendary Ricardo Santos.

Asian action for the World Tour

The World Tour has a pair of events happening in Asia over the next few days. The first one has the island of Guam hosting a women-gender one-star event which is set to end on Sunday while the second one, the first four-star of 2020, will see the men competing in Doha, Qatar, starting on Monday.

Brazilian Tour season near its end

This weekend will also see the top Brazilian teams – outside of Alison/Álvaro and Evandro/Bruno, who are in Doha – competing at the sixth and second-to-last tournament of their national tour in Aracaju, Duda Lisboa’s hometown. The event also features the beach debut of indoor Olympic champions Paula Pequeno and Mari Steinbrecher.

Social Media: Germans have fun in Brazil

German stars Laura Ludwig and Maggie Kozuch keep moving forward with their preseason plans as the duo headed to Brazil for a few weeks of practices. Who seems to be enjoying the trip the most, though, is Laura’s son Teo, who will turn two in a few months and is having a great time with her mom’s training buddies.



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See you next week!