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World Dainty Championship held Monday night in Schnitzelburg

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a game dating all the way back to the 1800s that brings locals back to Schnitzelburg every year.  

The World Dainty Championship was held Monday night next to Hauck's Handy Store on Goss Avenue.

German immigrants brought Dainty to Louisville. Players use a broom handle to flip a peg off the ground then swat it in mid-air.

Whoever's peg flies the farthest wins the trophy.

"My father grew up in the neighborhood and used to talk about the game all the time, so when we got old enough to finally be able to play it, we would come down," Dan Kauffmann said.

People in Louisville stopped playing Dainty for a while, until George Hauck, the owner of Hauck's Handy Store, brought the tradition back to the Schnitzelburg neighborhood in 1971.

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