Beach Majors Set to Open in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be the first stop on the FIVB Beach Major Series 2019 tour for the second straight year.

The Major Series also includes stops in Vienna and Gstaad and the World Tour Championships in Hamburg.

The fifth edition of the Major Series kicks of Feb. 5-10, 2019 and continues throughout the summer. Beach volleyball’s elite players, including Olympic and World champions, join the USA’s top athletes at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park to fight for the title and a share of a cool $600,000 USD in prize money.

In 2018, Fort Lauderdale watched as hometown stars Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena topped the podium alongside Brazil’s Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Fernanda Alves.

“Fort Lauderdale is probably currently the best spot in the Beach Major Series,” Hannes Jagerhofer, CEO of the Beach Major Series. “Apart from the fact that this tournament is the only one which is played on a real beach, we can find here everything for a recipe for success. A city that is fully behind it, including a breathtaking backdrop.”

The Beach Majors Series crowned four different women’s champions and two different men’s gold medalists in 2018. Norway’s outstanding young duo of Anders Mol/Christian Sorum took the title in Gstaad, Vienna and also at the World Tour Finals in Hamburg.

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