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

20.03.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

It has been a tough week not only for the beach volleyball community, but also for the entire world with the developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, which is affecting the entire planet.

The current situation has caused massive changes in basically every aspect of our lives lately and it, of course, affected the beach volleyball calendar for the 2020 season. We know you’ve been busy with things way more important than beach volleyball over the last few days, so this edition of Beach Shorts will focus on providing updates about the current statuses of the tournaments we love to follow.

World Tour is on hold until May

The FIVB has confirmed the postponement of all World Tour events scheduled until May, including the three-star tournament that was supposed to happen this week in Coolangatta Beach, Australia. The situation of the four-star event scheduled to happen in Itapema from May 6-10 has not been officially addressed yet, but the Brazilian Federation has already announced tournament will be postponed as well.

German National Tour is cancelled

The German Federation announced the entirety of its National Tour, which was supposed to start in May, has been cancelled. The coronavirus situation also impacted the American AVP, which shortened its calendar from eight to six events, and the Brazilian Tour, which postponed the last two events of its 2019-2020 season.

Continental Cup play is suspended

One of the pathways for Olympic qualification, the Continental Cup has also been suspended. The tournament completed two stages in Africa and one in Asia last week, but the next events scheduled, which would include phases in Africa, South America and the NORCECA region, are all indefinitely postponed.

Social Media: Clemens Doppler’s new routine

Austrian star Clemens Doppler found an interesting and funny way to remain active during his self-isolation period. The veteran used his daughter Lilli as a work out partner and, well, had to do his part to entertain her as well, right?


See you next week!