The information presented below is a guide to the format of the games played in 1978 in Interneige, It's A Knockout, Spiel Ohne Grenzen, Jeux Sans Frontières and It's A Christmas Knockout and how points were awarded in each. This year there was a radical change in the format of Spiel Ohne Grenzen and its new scoring pattern would remain until the end of the series in 1980.

WINTER JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES (INTERNEIGE) 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
6 + Parallel Slalom

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 3
Teams participated in all games

All Games + Parallel Slalom:
3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in these events.

Parallel Slalom:
The winner of each slalom is awarded double points on the next game.

Highest Achievable Score: 36pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 6pts

Team Colours for Winter Jeux Sans Frontières (Interneige) 1978:

France: White
Italy: Dark Blue

Switzerland: Light Yellow-Orange

Due to the nature of the conditions in these heats, many of the competitors from the countries wore similar clothing, and in some of the heats the colours of the costumes worn were in total contrast to their normal colours. The colours shown above are those of the dossards worn by the competitors to denote their respective countries, and are shown here as such to avoid any confusion.

IT'S A KNOCKOUT 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
9 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 3
Teams missed 1 game each (Game 2, 4 or 8)

Games 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9:
3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Games 2, 4 & 8:
3pts, 2pts

Marathon:
6pts, 4pts, 2pts

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points.

To be played:
Once in Games 1-8

Highest Achievable Score: 33pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 13pts

Team Colours for It's A Knockout 1978:

Teams participated in either Red, Blue, Green, Orange, White or Yellow

IT'S A MINERS KNOCKOUT 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
7 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams: 3
Teams missed 1 game each
(Games 3, 5 or 6)

Games 1, 2, 4 and 7:
3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Games 3, 5 and 6:
3pts, 2pts

Marathon:
6pts, 4pts, 2pts

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points.

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 30pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 11pts

Team Colours for It's A Miners Knockout 1978:

England: Yellow
Scotland: Dark Blue

Wales: Red

IT'S A CELEBRITY KNOCKOUT 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
8 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams: 2
Teams participated in all games

Games 1-8 and Marathon:
2pts (Win), 1pt (Draw), 1pt (Lose)

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points.

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 20pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 10pts

Team Colours for It's A Celebrity Knockout 1978:

Teams did not participate in any specific colours

IT'S A CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCKOUT 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
8 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams: 7
Teams missed 1 game each (Games 1-7)

Games 1-7:
6pts, 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Game 8 and Marathon:
7pts, 6pts, 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points.

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 56pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 9pts

Team Colours for It's A Championship Knockout 1978:

Bath: Light Blue
Cleethorpes: Red
Crewe & Nantwich: Dark Blue
East Kilbride: Yellow

Londonderry: White
Sandwell: Green
Stevenage: Orange

SPIEL OHNE GRENZEN 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
8 + Zwischenspiel

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 5

Teams missed 1 game each
(Games 2, 3, 4, 6 or 7)

Games 1, 5, 8 and Zwischenspiel:
5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Games 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7:
4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double Points

To be played:
Once in Games
2, 3, 4, 6 or 7

Highest Achievable Score: 40pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 9pts

Team Colours for Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1978:

Teams participated in one of the following colours:
Dark Blue, Green, Light Blue, Orange, Red, White or Yellow

JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
8 + Fil Rouge

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 7
Teams missed 1 game each (Games 1-7)

Games 1-7:
6pts, 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Game 8 and Fil Rouge:
7pts, 6pts, 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points.

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 56pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 9pts

Team Colours for Jeux Sans Frontières 1978:

Belgium: Yellow
France: Green
Great Britain: Red
Italy: Dark Blue

Switzerland: Light Orange-Yellow
West Germany: Light Blue
Yugoslavia: Blue and White

IT'S A CHRISTMAS KNOCKOUT 1978

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
8 (No Fil Rouge)

No. of Competing Teams: 5
Teams missed 1 game each (Games 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7)

Games 1, 4 and 8:
5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Games 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7:
4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in this event.

Highest Achievable Score: 31pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 7pts

Team Colours for It's A Christmas Knockout 1978:

Belgium: Yellow
Great Britain: Red
Italy: Dark Blue

Netherlands: Orange
Switzerland: White