Major League Dreidel Players Put Competitive Spin on Classic Hanukkah Game
By Stephanie Keith on December 14, 2012 8:29am
WILLIAMSBURG — This isn't your bubbe's game of dreidel.
More than 30 competitors spun for glory Thursday night as part of a Major League Dreidel contest at Full Circle Bar on Grand Street.
With team names ranging from "Hanukkah Hustlers" and "Latkatonic" to "Gimel Da Loot," the particpants played a modified game of the holiday classic, in which spinners tried to land their dreidels on a Hebrew letter or in hole at the end of the table for maximum points.
MLD founder and referee Eric Pavoney, aka the "Knishiner," called the contest a "cross between shuffleboard and cornhole."
"Dreidel is not just a long lost childhood game" he explained, "but a legitimate sport."