Interneige 1981

Entrants Winter 1981:
Switzerland (CH) • France (F) • Italy (I) • Yugoslavia (YU)

Presenters of International Heats / Commentators:
Georges Kleinmann (SSR-SRG-TSI - CH)
Guy Lux, Simone Garnier and Claude Savarit (ANTENNE 2 - F)
Claudio Lippi and Patricia Pilchard (RAI - I)
Pavle Lukač and Mersiha Colakovic (JRT - YU)

International Referees:
Gennaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi

Produced by SSR-SRG-TSI (CH), ANTENNE 2 (F), RAI (I), JRT (YU)

Key:
Winter International Heats
 
l = Qualified for Winter International Final / l = Heat Trophy Winner
Winter International Final
l = Winter International Final Trophy Winner

CH

Interneige 1981

Heat 1

Event Staged: Sunday 11th January 1981 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Pentes de Ski et Patinoire de Curling (Ski Slopes and Curling Rink),
Anzère, Switzerland

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Saturday 17th January 1981, 9.15-10.15pm
JRT (YU):
Sunday 18th January 1981, 4.40-5.40pm
RAI Uno (I):
Sunday 1st February 1981, 4.00-5.00pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Saturday 14th February 1981, 10.30-11.25pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Snowing

Theme: The Funfair

Teams: Anzère (CH) v. Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (F) v.
Val Malenco (I) v. Raška (YU)

Team Members included:
Val Malenco (I) - Aurora Bracelli, Loretta Bracelli, Tiziana Bracelli, Bruno Bruseghini, Silvano Bruseghini, Serena Fiat, Franco Giuliano, Cesare Lenatti (Team Captain), Guido Lotti, Luca Negrini, Vinicio Negrini, Germano Pegorari, Rossano Pircher, Elio Presazzi, Marianna Sem.

Games: Pretzels, Sausages, Beers and Wines, The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Ice-Cream Cones, The Bowling Alley, The Swing Boats, The Waiters and the Gateaux, The Carousel Coconut Shy.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 2 4 8 2 2 6
F 4 6 3 3 4 6
I 3 2 1 4 6 2
YU 1 1 2 2 1 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 6 14 16 18 24
F 4 10 13 16 20 26
I 3 5 6 10 16 18
YU 1 2 4 6 7 15

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 F • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains l
 
CH • Anzère

 I • Val Malenco
 YU • Raška

26
24

18
15

Additional Information

The Italian team comprised of members from ski resorts of the Malenco Valley (Val Malenco), situated high in the Sondrio Province of Lombardy, Northern Italy.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

F

Interneige 1981

Heat 2

Event Staged: Sunday 18th January 1981 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Pentes de Ski (Ski Slopes), La Mongie, France

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Saturday 24th January 1981, 9.20-10.20pm
JRT (YU):
Sunday 25th January 1981, 2.00-3.05pm
RAI Uno (I):
Sunday 8th February 1981, 4.00-5.00pm
France 3 (F):
Saturday 21st February 1981, 10.05.11.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Warm and Sunny

Theme: A Life on the Ocean Waves

Teams: Villars-sur-Ollon (CH) v. La Mongie (F) v.
Cesana Torinese-San Sicario (I) v. Platak-Rijeka (YU)

Games: The Baby Whales, The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), Skiing the Surf, The Female Sailors, The Water Skier’s Revenge, The Survivors and the Breadfruits, The Catamarans.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 2 1 4 2 4 2
F 4 4 3 3 2 6
I 3 4 4 4 6 4
YU 1 3 1 2 1 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 3 7 9 13 15
F 4 8 11 14 16 22
I 3 7 11 15 21 25
YU 1 4 5 7 8 16

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 I • Cesana Torinese-San Sicario l

 F • La Mongie
 YU • Platak-Rijeka
 CH •
Villars-sur-Ollon

25
22

16
15

Additional Information

The Yugoslavian team comprised of members from the ski resort of Platak, situated on the Risnjak mountain (Veliki Risjnak) in the Risnjak National Park (Nacionalni park Risnjak).

This edition of Interneige was transmitted on the France 3 channel rather than the usual Antenne 2.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

I

Interneige 1981

Heat 3

Event Staged: Sunday 25th January 1981 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Cavalese, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Sunday 1st February 1981, 2.30-3.30pm
JRT (YU):
Sunday 1st February 1981, 3.25-4.25pm
RAI Uno (I):
Sunday 15th February 1981, 3.55-5.00pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Saturday 28th February 1981, 10.05-11.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Sunny

Theme: A Caribbean Charter

Teams: Crans-Montana (CH) v. Val d’Isère (F) v.
Cavalese-Val di Fiemme (I) v. Žabljak (YU)

Team Members included:
Cavalese-Val di Fiemme (I) - Gledis Delladio, Margherita Delladio, Piero Delladio, Carlo Donei, Loris Donei, Franco Marchi, Giorgio Marchi, Francesco Mich, Luigi Mich, Nives Pompanin, Carlo Vanzo, Gianfranco Vanzo, Ernesto Vinante.

Games: The Beach Accessories, The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Great Chicken Hunt, The Prickly Cacti, The Lifebuoys and the Nine Pins, The Kite Flyers, A Siamese Ski Slalom.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 3 4 2 4 4 8
F 2 1 2 4 4 6
I 4 6 8 3 4 2
YU 1 2 3 1 1 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 3 7 9 13 17 25
F 2 3 5 9 13 19
I 4 9 18 21 25 27
YU 1 3 6 7 8 12

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 I • Cavalese-Val di Fiemme l l

 CH • Crans-Montana l
 F • Val d’Isère
 YU •
Žabljak

27
25

19
12

Additional Information

The team from Switzerland was comprised of members from the neighbouring ski resorts of Crans-sur-Sierre and Montana.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

YU

Interneige 1981

Heat 4

Event Staged: Sunday 1st February 1981 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Skija Nagib (Ski Slopes), Pale, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Saturday 7th February 1981, 9.20-10.20pm
JRT (YU):
Sunday 8th February 1981, 3.05-4.05pm
RAI Uno (I):
Sunday 22nd February 1981, 4.00-5.00pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Saturday 7th March 1981, 9.35-10.30pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Sunny

Theme: Down on the Beach

Teams: Charméy (CH) v. Vallée de Méribel (F) v.
Sestola (I) v. Pale-Koran (YU)

Games: The Beach Buggies, The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Beach Accessories, The Clever Dolphins, The Fishing Party, The Balletic Skiing Quadruplets, The Giant Mannequins.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 3 1 2 1 6 6
F 4 6 4 4 2 8
I 1 2 3 4 1 2
YU 2 4 2 3 4 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 3 4 7 7 13 19
F 4 10 9 18 20 28
I 1 3 5 10 11 13
YU 2 6 8 11 15 19

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
2nd
4th

 F • Vallée de Méribel l l

 CH • Charméy
 YU • Pale-Koran
l
 I • Sestola

28
19

19
13

Additional Information

The French team was comprised of members from the numerous ski clubs based in the Méribel valley, which encompasses three mountains.

The Yugoslavian team was comprised of members from the Pale ski resort and employees of the Hotel Koran which is located in the town.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

CH

Interneige 1981

Winter Final

Event Staged: Sunday 8th February 1981 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Pentes de Ski (Ski Slopes), Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
SSR (CH-French):
Saturday 14th February 1981, 9.20-10.20pm
JRT (YU):
Sunday 15th February 1981, 4.35-5.35pm
RAI Uno (I):
Sunday 1st March 1981, 3.50-5.00pm
Antenne 2 (F):
Saturday 14th March 1981, 9.40-10.35pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold and Sunny

Theme: The Carnival

Teams: Crans-Montana (CH) v. Vallée de Méribel (F) v.
Cavalese-Val di Fiemme (I) v. Pale-Koran (YU)

Team Members included:
Cavalese-Val di Fiemme (I) - Gledis Delladio, Margherita Delladio, Piero Delladio, Carlo Donei, Loris Donei, Franco Marchi, Giorgio Marchi, Francesco Mich, Luigi Mich, Nives Pompanin, Carlo Vanzo, Gianfranco Vanzo, Ernesto Vinante.

Games: Strike Up the Band, The Parallel Slalom (interspersed), The Coronation, The Masquerade Mask, The Jacket and the Trousers, The Carnival Queen and the Donkey, The Partitioned Bomb.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 1 4 4 6 8 8
F 3 3 8 3 2 6
I 4 4 2 4 4 2
YU 2 2 1 1 1 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 1 5 9 15 23 31
F 3 6 14 17 19 25
I 4 8 10 14 18 20
YU 2 4 5 6 7 11

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 CH • Crans-Montana l

 F • Vallée de Méribel
 I •
Cavalese-Val di Fiemme
 YU • Pale-Koran

31
25

20
11

The Venue

Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

Crans-sur-Sierre is a small ski resort located in the canton of Valais in the south-west of Switzerland. The resort nestles on a plateau in the Swiss Alps at an elevation of about 1,500m (4,921ft). As the resort grew in popularity, it was merged with the nearby resort of Montana in the mid 1970s and has since been known worldwide as Crans-Montana, which is often utilised as a venue in the Alpine Skiing World Cup calendar.

Akin with many Swiss ski resorts, it has had many famous residents including French chef Michel Roux, British actress and director Kathy Burke, magician Ali Bongo, international golfers Adam Scott, Sergio García and brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari. English actor Roger Moore (James Bond 007 and The Saint) has owned a chalet in the resort for many years since moving from Gstaad, and even Sophia Loren had an apartment overlooking the 8th green of the resort's golf course!

Additional Information

Crans-Montana became the second of only two teams in all post-1966 Jeux Sans Frontières competitions to qualify for the International Final held in their home town and return home with the Winner’s Trophy. This feat was first achieved in Interneige 1977 by French team Les Gets.

The Italian team from Cavalese-Val di Fiemme became the first team to compete in two consecutive Winter Finals and were in line to also be the first to win two Finals consecutively. Going into the final game they were trailing the leaders by 5pts. However there was still a slim chance of victory with the game carrying double points but this would require the team to be victorious and Switzerland to finish in 4th place and second placed France in 3rd place. At the end of the game the team were no match for the others and unfortunately finished in 4th place on the game.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

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