It's A Christmas Knockout 1980

Entrants 1980: Belgium (B) • Switzerland (CH) •
Great Britain (GB) • Italy (I) • Netherlands (NL)

Presenters:
Michel Lemaire (RTBF-BRT - B)
Georges Kleinmann (SSR-SRG-TSI - CH)
Stuart Hall (BBC - GB)
Claudio Lippi (RAI - I)
Dick Passchier (NCRV - NL)

Referees: Gennaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi

Producer: Geoff Wilson
Produced by RTBF-BRT (B), SSR-SRG-TSI (CH), BBC North West (GB), RAI (I), NCRV (NL)

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It's A Christmas Knockout 1980

Christmas Special

Event Staged: Wednesday 10th December 1980
Venue: Ice Rink, Palais des Sports de Coronmeuse, Liège, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):

BBC1 (GB): Saturday 27th December 1980, 6.00-7.00pm
NCRV (NL): Monday 30th December 1980, 8.27-9.25pm

Theme: Festive Fun

Teams: Liège (B) v. Chateau d’Œx (CH) v. Bristol (GB) v.
Moena di Fassa (I) v. Heerenveen (NL)

Games: Collecting Christmas Balls, Completing the 1000, Eliminating the Santas, Limboing Under Arch, Elevating Christmas Cakes, Avoiding the Presents and Climbing the Ladder.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Points Scored
B 2 1 2 5 2 3 2
CH 1 3 1 5 3 1 4

GB

4 2 4 1 1 5 3
I 5 5 5 5 4 2 1
NL 3 4 3 5 5 4 5
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 2 3 5 10 12 15 17
CH 1 4 5 10 13 14 18

GB

4 6 10 11 12 17 20
I 5 10 15 20 24 26 27
NL 3 7 10 15 20 24 29

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 NL • Heerenveen
 I • Moena di Fassa
 GB • Bristol
 CH • Chateau d'Œx
 B • Liège

29
27
20
18
17

Additional Information

This was a two-horse contest between Italy and the Netherlands. Italy surged into the lead, winning the first four games. Disastrous results on the last two games meant that Netherlands pipped them to the post. Incidentally, Game 4 was a limbo contest on ice skates, where team members had to limbo under an ever-lowering pole. This game ended in a four-way tie for 1st place, with Bristol coming 5th!

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives

 

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