Virginia Beach beer drinkers pass on flag football tournament

The first annual Virginia Beach Craft Beer Flag Football Tournament has been stripped of its big debut.

The event, planned as part of this weekend’s Craft Beer Festival at the Oceanfront, was canceled because too few teams signed up, according to Natalie Harris, director of adult tournaments and leagues for the United States Flag & Touch Football League, the event’s organizer.

“I had teams that wanted to travel in for it, but there were no local teams,” Harris said today by email. “So overall, usftl-3the numbers were too low.”

The plan was to showcase a tournament with multiple divisions, including women and co-ed teams, during the Craft Beer Festival, which runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the beach at 30th Street. Games were to be played on the beach at the Oceanfront and on grass at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex.

The cost to enter a team was $390 for 8-on-8 competition and $220 for 5-on-5 play, according to an online advertisement for the event.

Asked if she planned to try again on the event, Harris replied by email: “Possibly. But nothing is set at this time.”

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