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2017-07-10 12:10:00 CEST

Merci Gstaad!

Hopp Schwiiz and see you next year!

There’s a strange, weird feeling in the Swatch Major Series office today. Why? Well, because there’s no beach volleyball matches on for us to watch!

Yes, after back-to-back weeks of the best beach volleyball, following the successes of the Poreč Major and then the Gstaad Major, there is a big, round, Mikasa-shaped hole in our lives without the greatest game on sand.

What a fortnight it’s been and it was with a heavy heart that we left Gstaad on Sunday after another truly epic week’s entertainment in the gorgeous Swiss Alps.

On Sunday, the Gstaad Major came to its conclusion and it did so in style with Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena winning gold in the men’s competition and German girls Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude lifting the women’s golden cowbell.

So, although there are no digs and dives and serves and spikes today to get the blood pumping, fear not, dear beach volleyball fan. Two weeks on Friday we’re heading to the world capital of music, Vienna, for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1.

And you can be rest assured that this event will be bigger, brighter, noisier and crazier than ever!

But thank you Gstaad, thank you volunteers, thank you players and thank YOU, the fans!

What a week…see you next year, Gstaad – we can’t wait to hear the cowbells ringing again! Hopp Schwiiz!

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