The information presented below is a guide to the format of the games played in 1980 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.

WINTER JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES (INTERNEIGE) 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
6 + Parallel Slalom

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 4
Teams participated in all games

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

Game 6:
8pts, 6pts, 4pts, 2pts

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in these events

Parallel Slalom:
The winner of each of the four slaloms is awarded double points on the succeeding game (Games 2-5)

Highest Achievable Score: 44pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 7pts

Team Colours for Winter Jeux Sans Frontières (Interneige) 1980:

France: Green
Italy: Light Blue

Switzerland: Light Yellow Orange or Red
Yugoslavia: Dark Blue or Yellow

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.

This year was particularly confusing as due to the prevailing weather conditions at the first heat, the teams were obliterated from view and were unable to be identified clearly on camera. This resulted in the colours of Switzerland and Yugoslavia being changed to more distinct colours from the second and third heats, respectively.

IT'S A KNOCKOUT 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
8 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 3

Teams missed 1 game each:
Heats 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7: (Game 2, 3 or 7)
Heat 5: (Game 2, 3 or 6)
 

HEATS 1-4, 6-7:

Games 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8:
3 pts, 2 pts, 1 pt

Games 2, 3 & 7:
3 pts, 2 pts

HEAT 5:

Games 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8:
3 pts, 2pts, 1pt

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

Marathon (All Heats):
6 pts, 4 pts, 2 pts

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 30pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 12pts

Team Colours for It's A Knockout 1980:

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

IT'S A CELEBRITY KNOCKOUT 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
7 + Marathon

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

Games 1-9:
2pts (Win), 1pt (Draw), 1pt (Lose)

Marathon:
4pts (Win), 2pts (Draw), 2pts (Lose)

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value: Double points

To be played:
Once in Games 1-6

Highest Achievable Score: 24pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 12pts

Team Colours for It's A Celebrity Knockout 1980:

Lord's Taverners: Red

Rest of the World: Grey

IT'S A CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCKOUT 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
8 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams: 8
2 teams missed 1 game together
(Games 1, 3, 5 and 7)

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

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

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value:
6pts extra with 1st Place
4pts extra with 2nd Place
2pts extra with 3rd Place
0pt extra with 4th Place or lower

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 70pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 7pts

Team Colours for It's A Championship Knockout 1980:

Arun: Light Blue
Bracknell: Green
Bridlington & North Wolds: Orange
Coleraine: White

Gateshead: Yellow
Kettering: Black
Rhuddlan: Dark Blue
Rushcliffe: Red

SPIEL OHNE GRENZEN 1980

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 1980:

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

JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
8 + Fil Rouge

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 8
2 teams missed 1 game together
(Games 1, 3, 5 and 7)

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

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

Joker: Scoring Limits:

Value:
6pts extra with 1st Place
4pts extra with 2nd Place
2pts extra with 3rd Place
0pt extra with 4th Place or lower

To be played:
Once in Games 1-7

Highest Achievable Score: 70pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 7pts

Team Colours for Jeux Sans Frontières 1980:

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

Portugal: Orange
Switzerland:
Red and White
West Germany: Light Blue
Yugoslavia: Blue and White

IT'S A CHRISTMAS KNOCKOUT 1980

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
7 (No Fil Rouge)

No. of Competing Teams: 5
Teams participated in all games

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

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in this event

Highest Achievable Score: 35pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 7pts

Team Colours for It's A Christmas Knockout 1980:

Belgium: Yellow
Great Britain: Red
Italy: Dark Blue

Netherlands: Orange
Switzerland: Pink