The information presented below is a guide to the format of the games played in 1981 in It's A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontières, It's A Christmas Knockout and how points were awarded in each. West Germany's decision to drop out of Jeux Sans Frontières from this season causes the scoring system to change for the first time since 1979. It's A Championship Knockout, also reduced to seven competing teams, follows suit. Meanwhile, It's A Celebrity Knockout draws to a close with the unusual distinction of having changed its scoring system and game format every year since it started in 1975!

WINTER JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES (INTERNEIGE) 1981

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) 1981:

France: Green
Italy: Blue

Switzerland: Red
Yugoslavia: Yellow

IT'S A KNOCKOUT 1981

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games per Event:
8 + Marathon

No. of Competing Teams per Event: 3
Teams missed 1 game each (Game 2, 3 or 7)

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

Games 2, 3 & 7:
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: 12pts

Team Colours for It's A Knockout 1981:

Teams participated in either Red, Green or Yellow

IT'S A CELEBRITY KNOCKOUT 1981

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
6 + Marathon

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

Games 1-6 and Marathon:
3pts (Win), 1pt (Draw), 1pt (Lose)

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in this event

Highest Achievable Score: 24pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 8pts

Team Colours for It's A Celebrity Knockout 1981:

Teams did not participate in any specific colours

IT'S A CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCKOUT 1981

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:
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: 56pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 8pts

Team Colours for It's A Championship Knockout 1981:

Dartmouth: Light Blue
Dunfermline: White
Kingston-upon-Hull: Green
Luton: Dark Blue

Sherborne: Yellow
Sunderland: Red
Warrington: Black

JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES 1981

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 Marathon:
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: 56pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 8pts

Team Colours for Jeux Sans Frontières 1981:

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

Portugal: Orange
Switzerland:
White
Yugoslavia: Light Blue

IT'S A CHRISTMAS KNOCKOUT 1981

Game Details:

Points Allocation:

No. of Games:
8 (No Fil Rouge)

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

Games 1-8:
4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt

Joker: Scoring Limits:

No Joker in this event

Highest Achievable Score: 32pts

Lowest Achievable Score: 8pts

Team Colours for It's A Christmas Knockout 1981:

Belgium: Yellow
Great Britain: Red

Italy: Dark Blue
Netherlands:
Orange