Intervilles 1962
French Domestic Series

Presenters:
Guy Lux and Simone Garnier
Pierre Brive
Roger Couderc and Léon Zitrone

Producers: Guy Lux and Pierre Brive
Director: Jean Bescont

An RTF Production

Key:
l = Qualified for next stage
l = Grand Final Winner
l
= Grand Final Runner-up

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Heat 1 North

Event Staged: Thursday 19th July 1962
Venue: Armentières and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 19th July 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Armentières v. Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux l
 Armentières

-
-

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Heat 2 South West

Event Staged: Thursday 26th July 1962
Venue: Dax and Bayonne, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 26th July 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Dax v. Bayonne

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 Bayonne l
 Dax
l

10
4

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Heat 3 South East

Event Staged: Thursday 2nd August 1962
Venue: Cavaillon and Carpentras, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 2nd August 1962, 8.30-approximately 10.10pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Cavaillon v. Carpentras

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
1st

Cavaillon l
Carpentras
l

9
9

Additional Information

Due to technical problems, the live transmission of this programme was interrupted for 35 minutes from 8.58pm when the links from the venues were lost. As the technical crews scrambled desperately to restore the link, the competition was halted and the RTF hastily repeated an earlier broadcast - a documentary about the painter Velasquez. This finished at 9.35pm (the original planned finishing time of Intervilles) at which time the transmission of Intervilles was resumed, with the events being restarted at the venues. The programme ultimately drew to a close at 10.10pm or thereabouts.

This was the first instance of a draw between teams in Intervilles, and this caused the producers to incorporate in the rules a tie-breaker for future competitions. However, it was decided that to change the rules on the spot for the drawn heat would have been unfair, and consequently Guy Lux suggested that the two teams formed one team from the two towns which would compete in the quarter-finals. This was agreed by the town mayors.

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Heat 4 East

Event Staged: Thursday 9th August 1962
Venue: Seléstat and Thann, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 9th August 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Seléstat v. Thann

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

Thann l
Seléstat

-
-

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Heat 5 West

Event Staged: Thursday 16th August 1962
Venue: Douarnenez and Concarneau, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 16th August 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Douarnenez v. Concarneau

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

Concarneau l
Douarnenez

6
4

Additional Information

The regional heats of Intervilles drew to a close with this fifth competition. The series moved into the quarter final stage, with the five heat winners qualifying along with the highest scoring losing team - Dax. It is unclear how Dax, who scored 4 points in Heat 2 South West, were chosen as qualifiers over Dournenez who achieved the same total in this heat.

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Quarter Finals

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux 1 North 1 -
 Bayonne 2 West 1 10
 Dax 2 West 2 4
 Cavaillon (and Carpentras) 3 South East =1 9 (and 9)
 Thann 4 East 1 -
 Concarneau 5 West 1 6
 

F

Intervilles 1962

Quarter Final 1

Event Staged: Thursday 23rd August 1962
Venue: La Place Duclos (Duclos Square), Carvaillon, and Concarneau, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Wednesday 23rd August 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Cavaillon (and Carpentras) v. Concarneau

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

Cavaillon (and Carpentras) l
Concarneau

9
3

Additional Information

The team representing Cavaillon was in fact composed of team members of both Cavaillon and Carpentras, towns which had competed in Heat 3 South East and ended the competition tied on points. They would go on to compete in the semi-finals as Vaucluse, the administrative division (département) of France that both towns are situated in.

This quarter final competition overran the prescribed Intervilles transmission slot and, with Cavaillon's victory assured, the last two questions were asked after the television transmission had ended. The final result was given out at the start of the following week's programme.

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Quarter Final 2

Event Staged: Thursday 30th August 1962
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Cycling Stadium), Bayonne, and Thann, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 30th August 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bayonne v. Thann

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

Bayonne l
Thann

10
8

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Quarter Final 3

Event Staged: Thursday 6th September 1962
Venue: Les Arènes de Dax (Dax Arena), Dax, and
Grand' Place (Market Square), Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 6th September 1962, 9.00-10.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Dax v. Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 Dax l
 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
l

14
12

Additional Information

As had been the qualification procedure in the regional heats, the three winners of quarter final competitions progressed to the semi final stage, along with Saint-Amand-les-Eaux who qualified as the highest scoring losing team.

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Semi Finals

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Vaucluse
 (Cavaillon and Carpentras)
QF1 1 9
 Bayonne QF2 1 10
 Dax QF3 1 14
 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux QF3 2 12
 

F

Intervilles 1962

Semi Final 1

Event Staged: Thursday 13th September 1962
Venue: Les Arènes de Bayonne (Bayonne Arena), Dax, and
Les Arènes de Dax (Dax Arena), Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 13th September 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bayonne v. Dax

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

Dax l
Bayonne

6
1

Additional Information

Before the Game of Questions, Bayonne led Dax 7-4. Unfortunately, their intellectuals lost them the match, failing to answer two 3pt questions correctly. Meanwhile, their opposite numbers on the Dax team correctly answered one 3pt question, and only lost a single point when they incorrectly answered their second question.

Made in B/W • This programme may exist in French archives

 

F

Intervilles 1962

Semi Final 2

Event Staged: Thursday 20th September 1962
Venue: La Place Duclos (Duclos Square), Carvaillon,
and Grand' Place (Market Square), Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 20th September 1962, 8.30-9.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Vaucluse (Cavaillon and Carpentras) v.Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Game Results and Standings

Given Score:

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux l
Vaucluse (Cavaillon and Carpentras)

9
1

Result

 Team

Possible Final Scores:

1st
2nd

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
Vaucluse (Cavaillon and Carpentras)

6, 8, 10 or 12
-2, 0, 2 or 4

Additional Information

So as not to suggest a bias towards one town from Cavaillon and Carpentras, who had competed in the quarter finals under the name Cavaillon following their tie in the regional heats, in this semi final the team adopted the name of their French administrative division (département), Vaucluse.

The transmission ended before the final two questions were asked, as Saint-Amand-les-Eaux's victory was by then guaranteed. Therefore, the score given at the end of the programme was not actually the final result. We have given the possible outcomes above.

Made in B/W • This programme exists incomplete in French archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Grand Final

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
 Dax SF1 1 6
 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux SF2 2 6, 8, 10 or 12
 

F

Intervilles 1962

Grand Final

Event Staged: Thursday 27th September 1962
Venue: Les Arènes de Dax (Dax Arena), Dax
and Grand' Place (Market Square), Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

Transmission:
RTF 1 (F):
Thursday 27th September 1962, 8.30-10.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Dax v. Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 Dax l
 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
l

11
3

Made in B/W • This programme exists in French archives

 

JSFnetGB Series Guide pages researched by
Alan Hayes, David Hamilton, Neil Storer, Christos Moustakas, Philippe Minet,
Sébastien Dias, Ischa Bijl, Paul Leaver and JSFnet Websites