Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1976
West German Domestic Series

Presenters:
Erhard Keller
Manfred Erdenberger

Referees:
Unknown

Designer:
Willi Steinberg

Producer:
Marita Theile

Director:
Günther Hassert

An ARD-WDR Production

 

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Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1976

Heat 1

Event Staged: Saturday 10th April 1976
Venue: Grefrather Eisstadion (Grefath Ice Rink), Grefrath,
Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 10th April 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Grefrath v. Trostberg

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 T • Trostberg
 G Grefrath

14
10

Trostberg qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Nîmes, France:
staged on Wednesday 2nd June 1976

Additional Information

After three years of uncertainty concerning where the winning teams would play their International Heats until all the outcomes of Domestic heats were known, WDR returned to pre-1973 criteria and allocated the teams to International Heats in virtually the same order as the Domestic series. The winners of the first three heats were allocated to International Heats 1, 2 and 3 respectively, whilst the winners of the fifth and sixth heats were allocated to International Heats 4 and 5 respectively. The winner of Domestic Heat 4 was to be the representative at the West German International Heat which was scheduled to be sixth and the final place for International Heat 7 was reserved for the highest-scoring losing team from the Domestic series.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1976

Heat 2

Event Staged: Saturday 17th April 1976
Venue: Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square), Lippstadt,
Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 17th April 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Heidenheim an der Brenz v. Lippstadt

Team Members included:
Lippstadt -
Siegfried Behr, Peter Huyer, Peter Müllerin, Monica Schönbach, Dieter Sobühl, Torpeters Varmhuver, Gunther Werner, Peter Zogel.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 L • Lippstadt
 H Heidenheim an der Brenz

14
10

Lippstadt qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Milano, Italy:
staged on Wednesday 16th June 1976

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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Heat 3

Event Staged: Saturday 24th April 1976
Venue: Weener, Niedersachsen, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 24th April 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Birkenfeld v. Weener

Team Members included:
Birkenfeld -
Wolfgang Beiren, Else Boitler, Werner Deser, Heike Füchs, Arnaud Glückner, Annalena Hartmann, Arnaud Leonardt, Marianna Schneider, Werner Schneider, Karl-Heinz Schrammer, Karen Schultz, Reinholt Selle.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 B • Birkenfeld
 W Weener

15
8

Birkenfeld qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Caslano Malcantone, Switzerland:
staged on Wednesday 23rd June 1976

Additional Information

The volunteer fire brigade from the tiny island of Borkum, one of the East Frisian islands in the North Sea, were invited to bring their marching band to play for the teams and crowd at the arena.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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Heat 4

Event Staged: Saturday 1st May 1976
Venue: Marktplatz (Market Square), Alsfeld, Hessen, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 1st May 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Alsfeld v. Bad Mergentheim

Team Members included:
Alsfeld -
Emma Eichenauer, Bettina Karl, Albert Schäuer, Hans-Erik Vögel and Manfred Zingt.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 A • Alsfeld
 M Bad Mergentheim

12
10

Alsfeld qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Bad Mergentheim, West Germany:
staged on Wednesday 25th August 1976

Additional Information

In losing this Domestic Heat, the visiting team of Bad Mergentheim missed their opportunity to play in front of their home crowd later in the year when the West German International Heat was held in the town.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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Heat 5

Event Staged: Saturday 8th May 1976
Venue: Traunstein, Bayern, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 8th May 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Traunstein v. Wunsiedel

Team Members included:
Traunstein -
Paula Beckenbauer, Gunther Brückstelle, Peter Klein, Eve Langweier, Suzy Meyer, Kips Olden, Helmut Ortillinger, Peter Purkop, Heribert Stern, Dagmar Sternhard, Stefan Walleslager, Maximillian Wittebisler.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 T • Traunstein
 W Wunsiedel

15
9

Traunstein qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Leeds, Great Britain:
staged on Wednesday 14th July 1976

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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Heat 6

Event Staged: Saturday 15th May 1976
Venue: Kurpark (Health Park), Bad Füssing, Bayern, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 15th May 1976, 2.45-4.00pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bad Füssing v. Ettlingen

Team Members included:
Bad Füssing -
Suzy Graham, Albert Vimmer;
Ettlingen -
Arnold Hubig (Team Captain), Dieter Behr, Elisabeth Bohnenstengel, Karl Bohnenstengel, Barbara Krieg, Siegfried Ockse, Manfred Reuter, Peter Schneider and Rune Vögel.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd

 F • Bad Füssing
 E Ettlingen

12
12

Bad Füssing qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Liège, Belgium:
staged on Wednesday 11th August 1976

Ettlingen qualified as the highest scoring losing team for
Jeux Sans Frontières
at Groningen, Netherlands:
staged on Wednesday 8th September 1976

Additional Information

For the third and final time in Spiel Ohne Grenzen, a West German Domestic Heat ended in a draw. A reserve game - a tug of war - was played over three heats at the poolside with Bad Füssing emerging the victors 2-0. The game was played purely to decide a winner and the official result remained at 12-12. In many ways it was a formality for both teams as they had both qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières prior to the tie-break game as no other losing team had scored 12 points; the tug of war merely decided which team went to Liège (Belgium) and which to Groningen (Netherlands). The additional point appears not to have been added as the last score seen on screen was 12-12.

Ettlingen's International Heat was the last of the year, and it had been a strong one for West German teams. In the six competitions prior to Ettlingen's participation, four of them had ended with West German teams in 2nd place, so Ettlingen had a tough job ahead of them. However, they qualified for the final in great style, winning the Netherlands International Heat by five clear points. In the International Final at Blackpool, Great Britain, the team proved no match for the other entrants and won it in imperious style, dropping just 4pts throughout the night and winning by a margin of eleven points to the next best team from Switzerland.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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