16.07.2019 - Gstaad
We have the same feeling every year: the heart-wrenching sadness when we pack up and head home from the most beautiful beach volleyball tournament in the world.
The 2019 Swatch Major Gstaad was the fifth edition as part of the Beach Major Series family and once again the week of competition was one to remember.
Anders Mol and Christian Sørum did it again. Back-to-back wins in the mountains following their breakthrough success at the same tournament. These boys are something else.
After ‘only’ winning silver at the world champs, Alix Klineman and April Ross delivered victory for Team USA in what was the A-Team’s first ever Beach Major Series medal.
But, as ever, the real heroes from the Swiss Alps were the volunteers, all 500 of them! Five hundred legends who raked sand, delivered balls, posted on social media, handed out tickets, fixed things or simply just smiled on a daily basis. Without you the Swatch Major Gstaad would not be the tournament it is.
So now attention turns to the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch. If last year’s event is anything to go by we’re in for another treat on the Danube Island.
But thank you Gstaad, thank you volunteers, thank you players and thank YOU, the fans!
What a week… we can’t wait to hear the cowbells ringing again! Hopp Schwiiz!