Beach Shorts

26.06.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

Welcome back to another edition of Beach Shorts, beach volleyball fans! Austrian players will also have that feeling of returning home this weekend as the country will start its season with the Champions Cup taking place in three different locations.

Germany, which has the Die Beach Liga still up and running, announced the plans for its National Championships, which will have three qualifying events starting in mid-July. The country is also positioned to host another major event in 2022, with beach volleyball being added to the European Championships program.

Know all about these topics below:

Austrian Champions Cup starts in three locations

The beach volleyball season officially starts in Austria this weekend with the first stage of the 2020 Champions Cup. The opening phase of the tournament will see 12 teams in each gender competing in three different locations in four-team pools – Klagenfurt on Friday, Salzburg on Saturday and Vienna on Sunday. The top two from each pool and the two best third-placed teams will advance to the second round. The most intriguing matchup of the round will have 2017 World Championships silver medalists Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst facing Robin Seidl and Philipp Waller in Vienna on Sunday. Matches can be watched here.

Plans revealed for German Championships

The German Federation progressed in the reformulation of its 2020 calendar and announced its plans for the German Championships, which will take place in Timmendorfer Strand from September 3-6. The biggest event of the national season will be preceded by three qualifying tournaments which will see men and women play in alternate weekends between July 17 and August 9. The first two stops for each gender will be in Düsseldorf with the last one taking place in Hamburg. The eight best-ranked men’s and women’s teams are already qualified to the German Championship.

Beach volleyball added to European Championships program

Beach volleyball players from Europe have yet another event to set their sights on as the sport has been included in the program of the European Championships. The multi-sport event had its first edition in 2018 and will be hosted by Munich, Germany, in 2022, where 32 teams in each gender will compete for the first gold medals.

Social Media: Beach players help unfavored families in Brazil

The coronavirus pandemic is still at very high levels in Brazil and because of that beach star Agatha Bednarczuk has organized a crowdfunding project to help unfavored families in the country. With the help of several international beach volleyball players such as Italians Marta Menegatti, Viktoria Orsi-Toth and Adrian Carambula, Swiss Anouk and Zoé Vergé-Dépré, Joana Heidrich and Laura Caluori and French Youssef Krou, she's been able to buy 230 food packages which will be distributed in Rio de Janeiro.


Corrente do bem 🙏... Galera olha que massa... hoje foi dia de comprar 230 cestas básicas para doação. Fizemos uma corrente entre amigos @marta_menegatti @orsiviki @santoslisboaduda @rippelrenan @anoukvergedepre @adrian_carambula @joanaheidrich @youssef__krou @zoe.vergedepre @lauracaluori @becksebi Markus, Christoph, Floki e deu nisso!!! Que coisa boa.... e pra finalizar nossos amigos da @institutoevokar e o @sergiosalvino irão nos ajudar na distribuição dentro das comunidades. A corrente do bem não tem erro 🤜🏻🤛🏼🙏❤️ só da frutos dos bons 🤩... quem sabe esta postagem não incentiva você a começar uma? 😍 • • Chain of goodness 🙏 ... Today we bought 230 baskets for donation. @marta_menegatti @orsiviki @santoslisboaduda @rippelrenan @anoukvergedepre @adrian_carambula @joanaheidrich @zoe.vergedepre @youssef__krou @lauracaluori @becksebi Christoph, Markus, Floki helped us with donations. Also, our friends from @institutoevokar and @sergiosalvino will help us in the distribution within the communities in Brazil. The chain of goodness has no mistake 🤜🏻🤛🏼🙏❤️ only bears the fruits of the good 🤩 ... who knows, maybe this post will encourage you to start chain...😍

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