Christmas Knockout 1984

Entrants 1984: West Germany (D) • France (F) • Great Britain (GB)

Presenter: Stuart Hall (GB)
Referees: Tony Scott, Michael Scharfenort and Jean Pierre Collado
Scoregirls: Debbie Dobson, Ursula Gross-Allermann and Andye Seccachi

Featuring: The Blackpool Ice Minstrels
Ice Dance Arranger: Angela Francis

Designer and Games Deviser: Stuart Furber / Producer: Geoff Wilson
Director: Paul Walker

Produced by A2F (F), ARD-WDR (D), BBC North West (GB)


Christmas Knockout 1984

Christmas Special

Event Staged: Sunday 9th December 1984
Venue: The Ice Drome, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, Great Britain

BBC1 (GB):
Friday 28th December 1984, 6.20-7.10pm

Theme: Festive Fun

Teams: Bottrop (D) v. Tourcoing (F) v. Blackpool (GB)

Game Results and Standings



Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 FR 6
Points Scored
D 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
F 2 3 2 3 1 1 2


3 2 3 2 3 3 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
D 2 3 4 5 7 9 10
F 2 5 7 10 11 12 14


3 5 8 10 13 16 19




Final Scoreboard


 GB • Blackpool
 F • Tourcoing
 D • Bottrop


Additional Information

For the first and only time, a Fil Rouge appeared in It's A Christmas Knockout. Another one-off witnessed in this event was a welcome brief return to JSF for West Germany after an absence of four years.

Great Britain’s team from Blackpool outclassed both the West German and French teams. Blackpool dropped just two points in the whole competition, and had won the event before the last game was played.

Teams played in colours (France - Green; Great Britain - Red; West Germany - Yellow), but did not have any tabards with letters (i.e. 'GB'). The results window above includes national abbreviations purely for convenience.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives


JSFnetGB Series Guide pages researched by
Alan Hayes, David Hamilton, Neil Storer, Christos Moustakas, Philippe Minet,
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