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

2016-06-09 09:00:00 CEST

Center Court’s the place to be!

Five fabulous hours in store inside the Rothenbaum

It’s a big day for Ilka Semmler and partner Katrin Holtwick on Center Court! Photocredit: Michael Kunkel.It’s a big day for Ilka Semmler and partner Katrin Holtwick on Center Court! Photocredit: Michael Kunkel.

Set an alarm and clear your diary from 2pm onwards on Thursday! The glitz and glamour of the smart Major Hamburg is going up a notch!

Why? Because the Center Court is going to be the place to be as the Rothenbaum Stadium makes its much-anticipated debut with six sensational matches guaranteed to get the blood pumping.

First up at 2pm are German qualifiers Schümann/Thole, who never thought they would be in a position to dig and dive on the sand on Center Court after their dramatic qualification on Tuesday. They take on imposing Polish pair Fijalek/Prudel.

A meeting of two giants in the game come next as Austria’s Doppler/Horst tackle in-form Italians Lupo/Nicolai. Nicolai still won’t be celebrating his birthday.

What follows then is a feast of beach volleyball action for the German fans, as four back-to-back matches feature teams from the host nation. To say the first two games are important would be an understatement. They are massive for one reason and two words: Olympic qualification!

The two women’s sides battling for the final German spot in Rio are on court as Holtwick/Semmler take to the court at 4pm before Borger/Büthe bound on to the court an hour later.

Once all of that drama is done and dusted the action keeps coming: top German men team Böckermann/Flüggen face number one seeds Alison/Bruno of Brazil.

And if that wasn’t enough (don’t get greedy now!) the German’s best women’s team Ludwig/Walkenhorst do battle with Spain’s Liliana/Elsa.

Seriously, what a line-up! Three cheers for the event organizers – I wonder who they are….!

So, see you at 2pm, yeah?

Click here for the full schedule!

Italy are sure to have their fans on Center Court at 3pm when Nicolai/Lupo take to the sand. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.Italy are sure to have their fans on Center Court at 3pm when Nicolai/Lupo take to the sand. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.

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