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

Kira Walkenhorst about to reveal her new partner

 

One of the biggest mysteries going into the new season is just about to be solved. Over the past days, the Olympic beach volleyball champion Kira Walkenhorst has been teasing us with hints about her new partner. 

It's about time to unravel the secret about her new partner, she wrote in her Facebook posting, giving us an easy-to-solve puzzle: "My new partner for 2020 has won the Technicians Beach Tour twelve times and has already taken part in the DM in Timmendorf twelve times. 

She followed it up the next day with another cryptic post, giving us more of her new partner's career statistics to wrap our heads around:

  • 16 x 2nd place Techniker Beach Tour
  • 15 x 3rd place Techniker Beach Tour
  • Most successful player Techniker Beach Tour 2019
  • Most Outstanding Player Techniker Beach Tour 2019
  • In all 12 participations at the German Championship at Timmendorf Beach always among the Top-10.

Even if we are still waiting for the official announcement, everything is pointing now in the direction of Melanie Gernert. 

 

The situation for the presumable duo would not be completely new, as Kira and the 32-year-old defensive player already teamed up 2011 and played seven tournaments on the tour together. 

One it became clear that Kira would return to the sand after retiring beginning of this year, rumours had it that Kira Walkenhorst would start again with a young player passing on her experience. As it looks now, she opted for experience.

Highlights from Laura & Kira's golden 2017 season