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

Tournament Schedule

 

The 12th edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships will take place from June 28 to July 7 and feature a total of 216 matches.

A total of 96 teams (48 per gender) will compete for the world title in the men’s and women’s competitions.

The 48 teams per gender will be split equally into 12 pools of four teams, with the top two teams from each pool advancing to the first knockout round, along with the eight best third-ranked teams (based on match points, sets ratio and points ratio). The four best third-ranked teams will advance to single immediately, while the eight remaining third ranked teams will play each other for last the last four spots in the single elimination matches.

All teams finishing top of their pool in the Preliminary Phase will be kept apart in the round of 32. A draw will determine pairings. Teams from the same Preliminary Phase pool will not be drawn together in the round of 32.

From the round of 32 onwards, the tournament will be played in a single-elimination format.