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

2018-08-18 22:27:00 CEST

We wanted to win everything…

Anders and Christian on unbelievable golden run

Christian (left) and Anders celebrate their fourth gold medal on the spinChristian (left) and Anders celebrate their fourth gold medal on the spin

Golden boys Anders Mol and Christian Sørum were just happy to take one medal of any color this together this season.

Now they have one silver and, after a breathtaking run of form, four golds after success in each of the last four tournaments of the summer.

Their first silver medal of the season in Itapema in May now seems a world away following their wins in Gstaad, The Hague, Vienna and now here, at the Hamburg Finals.

It’s been the perfect end to a perfect season for the beach volley Vikings who walk away with biggest prize of a season which has got better and better with each passing week.

“I don’t know what’s happened in the last month, the whole journey has been unreal for us,” said blocker Anders who ended the tournament with more blocks than any other player with 37. “Our goal was to take a medal – we did that in Brazil in May and then we had to reach for a higher goal, to take a gold medal. We were going for the golden cowbell in Gstaad and since then we wanted to win everything. We then had the European Championships, Vienna and now here. It’s been amazing.”

That’s not to say the 2018 season has been all fun and games. The Scandinavian stars have worked hard for their success and pinpoint their disappointing finishing in Ostrava as a turning point in their glittering end to this campaign.

“We had a bad tournament and bad draw in Ostrava,” admitted Anders. “It was our first tournament after switching partners in the event in Baden, and it was hard for us to find that rhythm together again as we hadn’t practiced with each other for a month. We were frustrated then, I was really angry because we weren’t playing like we were playing before. But we found a way and we’ve gone on to win four of the most important tournaments of the season – that’s good timing!”

Honored to be on top of the podium for the fourth time in a row, the pair also paid tribute to their backroom team and fellow beach volley Vikings, Hendrik Mol and Mathias Bernsten, Anders’ brother and cousin.

“It’s one big family,” smiled Christian. “We all know each other so well. My father is here, Anders’ father is here, we’re one family working together. Hendrik and Mathias are always watching the stream, they are at a wedding watching now and nothing stops them watching us, and it’s the same for us.”

Congratulations, boys, see you next season!

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