Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1978
West German Domestic Series

Presenters:
Heribert Faßbender
Karl-Heinz Wocke

Referees:
Unknown

Designer:
Willi Steinberg

An ARD-WDR Production

 

D

Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1978

Heat 1

Event Staged: Saturday 6th May 1978
Venue: Bad Ems, Rheinland-Pfalz, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 6th May 1978, 3.00-4.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Theme: The Wild West

Teams: Bad Ems v. Bad Sobernheim v. Friedrichsthal v.
Lahstein v. Weilburg

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 F • Friedrichsthal
 L Lahnstein
 S Bad Sobernheilm
 W Weilburg
 E Bad Ems

30
29
24
22
19

Friedrichsthal qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Verbania, Italy:
staged on Wednesday 31st May 1978

Lahnstein qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Zemun, Yugoslavia:
staged on Wednesday 12th July 1978

Bad Sobernheim qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Rochefort, Belgium:
staged on Tuesday 13th June 1978

Additional Information

After eleven years of Spiel Ohne Grenzen Domestic Heats being contested by two teams in each programme, the format was changed from this year. Just two heats were held in 1978 and each of these events involved five teams. The first three placed teams from each of the two heats would qualify for the International series. A draw had taken place before the commencement of the series which decided the assigned International Heats for the top three positions. The pre-series draw saw the first three qualified teams participating in three of the first four International Heats. Therefore, the teams not only had to secure qualification but also had the added incentive to finish in the position which took them to the International Heat venue that would meet their preference.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

D

Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1978

Heat 2

Event Staged: Saturday 20th May 1978
Venue: Hamm, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany

Transmission:
ARD-WDR (D):
Saturday 20th May 1978, 3.00-4.30pm (Live)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Drolshagen v. Hamm v. Harsewinkel v.
Telgte v. Wesseling

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 W • Wesseling
 T Telgte
 D Drolshagen
 H Hamm
 HW Harsewinkel

33
25
24
24
22

Wesseling qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Bourgoin-Jallieu, France:
staged on Wednesday 26th July 1978

Telgte qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Lincoln, Great Britain:
staged on Wednesday 23rd August 1978

Drolshagen qualified for Jeux Sans Frontières at Arosa, Switzerland:
staged on Wednesday 9th August 1978

Grömitz qualified as hosts of Jeux Sans Frontières at Grömitz, West Germany:
staged on Wednesday 28th June 1978

Additional Information

The pre-series draw saw the second three qualified teams participating in the final three International Heats. The seventh team for the International series were given automatic qualification as hosts of the West German International Heat.

This heat ended with two teams sitting in third place with 24pts each. As only the top three teams from each heat could qualify, a tie-breaker game was staged from which the Drohlshagen team emerged victorious.

Unlike previous years’ Domestic series where most were inter-state competitions, all teams in this heat came from towns or cities located in the West German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.

This heat was attended by the Musikkapelle Waidring (Waidring Band) from Austria during a promotional trip to launch the 1. Mittelwestfalen-Schau (1st Mid-Westphalia Show) and they entertained the crowd before and after the programme.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in German archives

 

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