Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Entrants 1988: Belgium (B) • Spain (E) • France (F) •
Italy (I) • Portugal (P)

Presenters of International Heats / Commentators:
Sylvie Rigot (RTBF - B)
Ignacio Salas, Guillermo Summers and Carmen Otero (TVE - E)
Marie-Ange Nardi and Fabrice (A2F - F)
Claudio Lippi (RAI - I)
Eládio Clímaco, Ivone Ferreira and José Fialho-Gouveia (RTP - P)

International Referees: Guido Pancaldi and Mike Swann

Produced by RTBF (B), TVE (E),
A2F (F), RAI (I), RTP (P)

 

In line with with other seasons of Jeux Sans Frontières at JSFnetGB, we present the 1988 season in Production/Staging Order. Due to the recording format whereby two heats were recorded at one venue, and each of these heats would be placed at different points in the transmission order, we have listed the heats by their location (recording order) but noted the preferred transmission order and heat number also.

 

Key:
International Heats
 
l = Qualified for International Final / l = Heat Winner (Silver Trophy)
International Final
l = Gold Trophy   l = Silver Trophy   l = Bronze Trophy

I

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Italy 1 (Heat 1)

Event Staged: Wednesday 25th May 1988
Venue: Santa Monica Autodrome, Misano Adriatico, Italy
Preferred Transmission Order: 1st

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 1st July 1988, 8.00-9.15pm (1st)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 6th July 1988 (1st)
RTP (P):
Monday 18th July 1988, 9.40-11.25pm (1st)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 21st July 1988 (1st)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: Misano and the Adriatic Coast

Teams: Virton (B) v. Gijón (E) v. Espace Cristal (F) v.
Rimini e Adriatico (I) v. Ilha da Madeira (P)

Team Members included:
Rimini e Adriatico (I) -
Davide Casadei (Team Captain), Leopoldo Carlini (Co-Team Coach), Franco Geminiani (Co-Team Coach), Manuela Amenta, Michele Amenta, Lorena Bezzi, Giovanna Bianchi, Margherita Gasparini, Susanna Giorgi,Luisella Montebelli, Ugo Montevecchi, Antonella Serafini, Mauro Sarti, Giovanni Soatin, Luigi Soriani

Games: The Angry Sea, Water-Skiing, The Adriatic Gastronomes, The Flowered Riviera, The Playboys, Water-Ski Football, Long Live the Bicycle!, Sea of Ice (Jeu du Surpris), Fishing, Jeu d'amitié, Flies and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 3 4 2 3 5 4 3 1 5 2 5 5

E

1 5 3 2 4 4 1 5 2 2 3 1
F 2 2 5 4 2 2 2 3 1 4 3 2
I 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 5 1 4
P 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 3 4 3 5 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 3 7 9 12 17 21 24 25 30 32 37 42

E

1 6 9 11 15 19 20 25 27 29 32 33
F 2 4 9 13 15 17 19 22 23 27 30 32
I 4 8 12 17 21 25 29 34 37 42 43 47
P 5 9 14 19 22 27 32 35 39 42 47 50

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 P • Ilha da Madeira l l
 I • Rimini e Adriatico
 B • Virton
 E • Gijón
 F • Espace Cristal

50
47
42
33
32

The Games in Detail

The last game in every heat this year was the same - ‘Calculating to 1000’. The idea of the game was to see which team could get its score for the game as close to 1000 as possible (above or below). In order to do this five mathematical symbols ( +, -, ÷, x and +) were hung at the end of a course and had to be grabbed by a girl competitor atop the back of a team-mate. At the start of the game, the computer allocated teams a different base number between 1 and 99 and then a second number was chosen by the computer (which this time was the same for each team). The teams then had to race for a mathematical symbol to put between the two numbers to make a calculation. This done, the computer worked out the total of each of the sums and these became the base scores for the second round of the game. Again another number was chosen by the computer and the procedure repeated. This continued for a third time and whichever team’s total was closest to 1000 at the end of the game, scored the 5 pts. However, teams had to try and calculate which symbol would be best for them before each of the rounds started as to the symbol that they needed to get this total; otherwise their scores could rocket way above or below the required 1000.

An example of the game:
1st Round: Opening base score chosen by computer was 69, with generated number given by computer 42; symbol chosen + = 69 + 42 = 111;
2nd Round: 111 with generated number 48; symbol chosen x = 111 x 48 = 5328;
3rd Round: 5328 with generated number 26; chosen symbol ÷ = 5328 ÷ 26 = 204. Therefore the final score would be 204 (some teams had much higher and lower scores than this and still scored 5 pts). So some clever calculating had to be done in the heads of the players (especially for the final round) and not chance to luck.

Returning Teams and Competitors

Many of the Italian Rimini e Adriatico team had previously appeared as team members of the Riccione squads of 1971 and 1975. Margherita Gasparini and Ugo Montevecchi had participated as team members in 1975, whilst team captain Davide Casadei had participated as a team member in 1971. Co-team coach Leopoldo Carlini had participated as a team member in 1971 as well as team coach for the team in 1975. Co-team coach Franco Geminiani had participated as a team member of both the Riccione teams of 1971 and 1975.

Additional Information

The opening credits for the revival series were animated as before, but this time showing the five countries as competing athletes at the opening ceremony of a contest. The competitors were ‘released from the starting blocks’ and were shown pulling a trailer which had atop an animated person created from a symbol of national recognition. Belgium was represented by the Atomium in Bruxelles, Spain by Edifico España in Madrid, France by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Italy by the Leaning Tower in Pisa and Portugal by the Torre de Belém in Lisboa.

In every heat, each team member was given a ‘director’s cap’ to wear which was displaying the theme of that particular heat.

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I

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Italy 2 (Heat 5)

Event Staged: Saturday 28th May 1988
Venue: Santa Monica Autodrome, Misano Adriatico, Italy
Preferred Transmission Order: 5th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 5th August 1988, 8.00-9.15pm (5th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 3rd August 1988 (5th)
RTP (P):
Monday 15th August 1988, 9.40-11.25pm (5th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 18th August 1988 (5th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: Misano and the Adriatic Coast

Teams: Virton (B) v. Gijón (E) v. Espace Cristal (F) v.
Rimini e Adriatico (I) v. Ilha da Madeira (P)

Team Members included:
Rimini e Adriatico (I) -
Davide Casadei (Team Captain), Leopoldo Carlini (Co-Team Coach), Franco Geminiani (Co-Team Coach), Manuela Amenta, Michele Amenta, Lorena Bezzi, Giovanna Bianchi, Margherita Gasparini, Susanna Giorgi,Luisella Montebelli, Ugo Montevecchi, Antonella Serafini, Mauro Sarti, Giovanni Soatin, Luigi Soriani

Games: Water-Skiing, The Discotheque, The Gita, Saving the Tourists, Love and Sport, The Bicycles, Mathematical Calculator, Hosing the Bathers (Jeu du Surpris), Prudence, The Appetite (Jeu d'amitié), The Delta-Plane and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 3 3 5 3 4 5 5 3 2 3 5 4

E

4 4 2 4 4 2 4 2 1 2 3 2
F 3 3 5 2 2 5 1 4 3 5 1 1
I 1 5 3 5 5 3 2 5 4 1 4 5
P 5 5 5 4 5 4 3 1 5 5 2 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 3 6 11 14 18 23 28 31 33 36 41 45

E

4 8 10 14 18 20 24 26 27 29 32 34
F 3 6 11 13 15 20 21 25 28 33 34 35
I 1 6 9 14 19 22 24 29 33 34 38 43
P 5 10 15 19 24 28 31 32 37 42 44 47

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 P • Ilha da Madeira l l
 B • Virton
 I • Rimini e Adriatico
 F • Espace Cristal
 E • Gijón

47
45
43
35
34

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F

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

France 1 (Heat 2)

Event Staged: Wednesday 8th June 1988
Venue: Ski Slopes, Les Saisies, France
Preferred Transmission Order: 2nd

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 8th July 1988, 8.10-9.40pm (2nd)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 13th July 1988 (2nd)
RTP (P):
Monday 25th July 1988, 9.40-11.25pm (2nd)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 28th July 1988 (2nd)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: Television Programmes

Teams: Pepinster (B) v. Cartagena (E) v. Les Saisies (F) v.
Putignano (I) v. Vila Real-Mateus (P)

Team Members included:
Pepinster (B) -
Alex Baiverlin ( Men’s Team Captain), Chantal Mariette-Doneux (Ladies’ Team Captain), Fabrice Carion, Jean-Luis Degueldre, Maggy Desoleil-Dehogne, Jean Dumont, Denise Emonts-Brejer, Dominique Everaerts, Joëlle Fettweis, Sabine Gilon, Félicien Mariette, René Pairiot;
Putignano (I) - Elisabeta Caltaldi (Co-Team Captain), Nicola Rana (Co-Team Captain), Sante Barbieri, Mariangela Cammisa, Martina Campanella, Domenico Cassole, Maria Antonietta Friggi, Michelangelo Lamanna, Maria Pia Longo, Gianfranco Milano, Angela Rusti.

Games: Interviewing the Stars, The Number Selector, The Penalty Shoot-Out, Scriptwriters’ Revenge, War of the Satellites, The Star Groupies, Administration Barriers, Origami - The Paper Boat (Jeu deu Surpris - abandoned), Spooling the Film, The Stretcher (Jeu d'amitié), Battling the Weather and Calculating to 1000, Reserve Game: Sack Race.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 RES 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 3 4 2 5 4 3 5 Game void 2 2 1 1 5

E

1 5 3 2 5 4 1 4 4 3 4 2
F 5 5 4 3 5 5 2 1 4 2 5 1
I 2 3 3 5 3 2 3 3 1 4 3 4
P 4 2 5 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 2 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 3 7 9 14 18 21 26 26 28 30 31 32 37

E

1 6 9 11 16 20 21 21 25 29 32 36 38
F 5 10 14 17 22 27 29 29 30 34 36 41 42
I 2 5 8 13 16 18 21 21 24 25 29 32 36
P 4 6 11 15 18 23 27 27 32 37 42 44 47

With the Jeu Surpris being unrehearsed and with the unforeseen scoring difficulties,
Game 8 was nullified and a reserve game was played immediately afterwards.

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 P • Vila Real-Mateus l
 F • Les Saisies
l
 E • Cartagena
 B • Pepinster
 I • Putignano

47
42
38
37
36

The Games in Detail

Game 8 - The Paper Boat

Game 8 - 'The Paper Boat' - was the "surprise game", a game that none of the players had rehearsed. In this one, they had to build a giant paper boat, the problem was that the paper wasn't very stable and it started breaking. The Result a hilarious view of all the players laughing "presenting" their masterpieces. Referee Guido Pancaldi declared the game null as nobody had been able to produce anything decent and it was impossible to measure who did it the least badly. A sack race was played instead.

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F

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

France 2 (Heat 6)

Event Staged: Saturday 11th June 1988
Venue: Ski Slopes, Les Saisies, France
Preferred Transmission Order: 6th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 12th August 1988, 8.00-9.15pm (6th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 17th August 1988 (6th)
RTP (P):
Monday 22nd August 1988, 9.40-11.20pm (6th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 25th August 1988 (6th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: The Olympic Games

Teams: Pepinster (B) v. Cartagena (E) v. Les Saisies (F) v.
Putignano (I) v. Vila Real-Mateus (P)

Team Members included:
Pepinster (B) -
Alex Baiverlin ( Men’s Team Captain), Chantal Mariette-Doneux (Ladies’ Team Captain), Fabrice Carion, Jean-Luis Degueldre, Maggy Desoleil-Dehogne, Jean Dumont, Denise Emonts-Brejer, Dominique Everaerts, Joëlle Fettweis, Sabine Gilon, Félicien Mariette, René Pairiot;
Putignano (I) - Elisabeta Caltaldi (Co-Team Captain), Nicola Rana (Co-Team Captain), Sante Barbieri, Mariangela Cammisa, Martina Campanella, Domenico Cassole, Maria Antonietta Friggi, Michelangelo Lamanna, Maria Pia Longo, Gianfranco Milano, Angela Rusti.

Games: Olympic Flame Relay, The Siamese Athletes, Dinghy Basketball, The Captain's Cakes, Ski Slalom, Climbing the Tubes, The Chocolate Medals, The Netted Duo (Jeu du Surpris), The Spinning Top, The Roped Party (Jeu d'amitié), The Snowballs and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 4 5 4 4 5 2 3 4 5 5 2 5

E

5 2 4 4 2 5 2 1 3 3 3 2
F 1 5 2 5 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 3
I 3 5 5 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 4 1
P 2 3 5 4 4 4 5 5 1 1 1 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 4 9 13 17 22 24 27 31 36 41 43 48

E

5 7 11 15 17 22 24 25 28 31 34 36
F 1 6 8 13 18 21 25 28 32 36 41 44
I 3 8 13 17 20 23 24 26 28 30 34 35
P 2 5 10 14 18 22 27 32 33 34 35 39

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 B • Pepinster l
 F • Les Saisies
l
 P • Vila Real-Mateus
 E • Cartagena
 I • Putignano

48
44
39
36
35

Additional Information

On the set of this heat, French TV broadcaster A2 had placed two full-sized hot air balloons - one displaying ‘Les Saises’ and the other ‘Le Beaufortain’ - on one of the small plateaux of the ski slopes which had their flames alight throughout the programme. At the end of the recording whilst the credits rolled, presenters Fabrice and Marie-Ange Nardi ran up the slope (which was quite hard for Marie-Ange but Fabrice assisted her by pulling her along) and both boarded the ‘Le Beaufortain’ balloon basket. However, as the balloon began to rise into the dark night sky, Marie-Ange could clearly be seen in a state of trepidation.

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P

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Portugal 1 (Heat 3)

Event Staged: Wednesday 22nd June 1988
Venue: Parque de Basilica de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Preferred Transmission Order: 3rd

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 15th July 1988, 8.10-9.25pm (3rd)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 20th July 1988 (3rd)
RTP (P):
Monday 1st August 1988, 9.40-11.25pm (3rd)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 4th August 1988 (3rd)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: History of Viana do Castelo – Garden City and Cradle of the Navigators

Teams: Ath (B) v. La Coruña (E) v. Le Beaufortain (F) v.
Aosta-Pilaz (I) v. Viana do Castelo (P)

Team Members included:
Ath (B) -
Denis Pettiaux (Team Captain);
Aosta-Pilaz (I) - Sergio Ascenzi (Team Captain), Allesandro Alliod, Elena Bermasse, Primo Borinato, Stefano Buffa, Luca Ferrari, Luciana Frassy, Fiore Paolo Grava, Franco Massarenti, Liana Peruch, Tiziana Pinzoni, Roberto Riva, Silvano Secco, Viviana Verthury, Marilena Voyat, Oscar Zanin.

Games: The Floral Carpet, Constructing the Boats, The Lovers, The National Park, The Giant Gastronomes, The Earthenware Industry, The Baskets of Vila Franca, The Drums and Cymbals (Jeu du Surpris), A Walk in the Water, The Cube Mosaic (Jeu d'amitié), The 15th Century Caravel and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 2 4 5 3 4 4 1 3 5 5 1 3

E

1 2 5 5 2 3 3 4 1 2 2 2
F 4 5 2 5 3 4 2 1 3 1 5 4
I 5 3 5 3 5 5 4 3 2 3 3 5
P 3 3 3 2 5 2 5 5 4 4 4 1
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 2 6 11 14 18 22 23 26 31 36 37 40

E

1 3 8 13 15 18 21 25 26 28 30 32
F 4 9 11 14 17 21 23 24 27 28 33 39
I 5 8 13 16 21 26 30 33 35 38 41 46
P 3 6 9 11 16 18 23 28 32 36 40 41

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 I • Aosta-Pilaz l l
 P • Viana do Castelo
 B • Ath
 F • Le Beaufortain
 E • La Coruña

46
41
40
39
32

There was a scoreboard error at this heat. Points awarded for Game 11 were doubled and added to the running totals. This mistake went unnoticed on-site and remained displayed at the end of the programme. The correct result is shown above, and the final scoreboard retained for illustrative purposes.

The Games in Detail

Game 1 - The Floral Carpet

Game 1 in this heat - ‘The Floral Carpet’ - was played by team members who were ALL over 50 years of age!


Game 2 - Constructing the Boats

Game 2 - ‘Constructing the Boats’ - was played out by the two oldest team members of each team.


Game 4 - The National Park

Game 4 - ‘The National Park’ - was played out by the two youngest team players of the teams.


Game 9 - A Walk in the Water

Game 9 - ‘A Walk in the Water’ - was the most bizarre, ludicrous and pointless game in the whole history of Jeux Sans Frontières. It involved a girl and boy from each team holding hands and simply walking from one end of the swimming pool to the other and lifting a ceramic vase, nothing else. In fact, the total time for completion of game by ALL teams was a mere 46 seconds.

Returning Teams and Competitors

This was the sixth time that a team from the town of Aosta, Italy had appeared in Jeux Sans Frontières. The team had participated in the main competition in 1975 and 1979, and joined forces with the ski resort of Pila, the town of Cogne and the ski resorts in the Val di Gressoney for the Winter competitions in 1977, 1979 and 1980 respectively.

Future main referee Denis Pettiaux participated for Belgium for a third time as a member of the Ath team. His efforts on Games 3, 6 and 8 were clearly not strong enough as his team finished in 3rd place overall (4th place on the incorrect total)! Incidentally, Game 8 was the ‘Jeu de Surpris’ and it involved the team captain of each team standing on a large musical drum lying on its side. Above the drum were hanging two cymbals which the players had to hit with their heads by means of jumping up from the drum. However, in order to do this the players had to have their feet apart and use only the edge of the drum as their base-plate, because if they landed in the centre of the drum the player disappeared through it and under the platform on which the game was being played. Ironically, the only player to come a cropper on this game was Denis Pettiaux! Denis had also been a member of the successful Lessines team in 1981 which went on to participate in the International Final.

Italian team members Tiziana Pinzoni and Roberto Riva had previously participated as members of the Aosta team in 1979. Liana Peruch had turned out for the Aosta-Pilaz team in the Winter International in 1977, whilst Tiziana Pinzoni returned later as a member of the Cogne and Valle d’Aosta teams in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Sergio Ascenzi had also competed for the Aosta team in 1979 before being promoted to team captain for this event. He would return in the same role for the Gran San Bernardo team in 1996.

Many of the members from Portuguese team Viano do Castelo participated as members of the Alto Minhõ team in the 1989 series.

Additional Information

The scoreboard gaffe mentioned above meant that as the qualification for the International Final was on an aggregate basis, Aosta-Pilaz’s total score was 90, the same as Rimini e Adriatico. However, Aosta-Pilaz qualified having been placed 1st on more games overall. This error could have had more far serious implications had Aosta-Pilaz not done so! However, this error was corrected at the end of Heat 8 and Aosta-Pilaz’s aggregate score was shown correctly as 90 pts.

It should be noted that the Italian team at this heat were participating for a second occasion. Although known here as Aosta-Pilaz, at their original participation in Interneige in 1977, they were known as Aosta-Pila. The reason for the two different spellings is that many years ago, the Italian region of Pila was administered by the French and at that time was called Pilaz, although the 'z' was never pronounced. More recently, both names ('Pilaz' used by the French and 'Pila' used by the Italians) have been used. Today, the redundant 'z' has been officially abandoned and the region is known solely as Pila. As this programme was Portuguese-produced, the French version of the name was used, whereas in 1977 when the Interneige heat was an Italian production, for obvious reasons the Italian version was used. For parity, JSFnetGB has opted to use the French version throughout.

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P

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Portugal 2 (Heat 7)

Event Staged: Saturday 25th June 1988
Venue: Parque de Basilica de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Preferred Transmission Order: 7th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 19th August 1988, 8.00-9.15pm (7th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 24th August 1988 (7th)
RTP (P):
Monday 29th August 1988, 10.00-11.40pm (7th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 1st September 1988 (7th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: History of Viana do Castelo – Garden City and Cradle of the Navigators

Teams: Ath (B) v. La Coruña (E) v. Le Beaufortain (F) v.
Aosta-Pilaz (I) v. Viana do Castelo (P)

Team Members included:
Ath (B) -
Denis Pettiaux (Team Captain);
Aosta-Pilaz (I) - Sergio Ascenzi (Team Captain), Allesandro Alliod, Elena Bermasse, Primo Borinato, Stefano Buffa, Luca Ferrari, Luciana Frassy, Fiore Paolo Grava, Franco Massarenti, Liana Peruch, Tiziana Pinzoni, Roberto Riva, Silvano Secco, Viviana Verthury, Marilena Voyat, Oscar Zanin.

Games: The Sargassiers, The Brazilian Coast, The Red Corn, Fishing, The Naval Dockyards, The Forests of Viana, The Pollution of Penada, The Vira (Jeu du Surpris), The Gardens of Viana, Jeu d'amitié, The Green Wine and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 5 4 5 5 5 2 1 5 5 2 4 4

E

1 2 2 3 4 2 4 4 2 1 2 1
F 3 5 3 4 3 5 2 1 3 3 3 5
I 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 2 4 1 2
P 2 3 4 2 2 4 3 2 4 5 5 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 5 9 14 19 24 26 27 32 37 39 43 47

E

1 3 5 8 12 14 18 22 24 25 27 28
F 3 8 11 15 18 23 25 26 29 32 35 40
I 4 9 13 18 23 27 32 35 37 41 42 44
P 2 5 9 11 13 17 20 22 26 31 36 39

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 B • Ath l
 I • Aosta-Pilaz
l
 F • Le Beaufortain
 P • Viana do Castelo
 E • La Coruña

47
44
40
39
28

Returning Teams and Competitors

As this year's format allowed all teams to compete twice, future main referee Denis Pettiaux made his fourth appearance for Belgium as a member of the Ath team. He had previously participated for the successful Lessines team in 1981 as well as Ath in International Heat 3 this year. As can be seen on this second occasion this year, the efforts of him and his team were rewarded with a first place overall. Unfortunately though, the team had failed to score sufficient points in International Heat 3 to give them an adequate aggregate score to qualify for the International Final.

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E

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Spain 1 (Heat 4)

Event Staged: Wednesday 6th July 1988
Venue: Parque del Alamillo, Sevilla, Spain
Preferred Transmission Order: 4th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 29th July 1988, 8.10-9.25pm (4th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 27th July 1988 (4th)
RTP (P):
Monday 8th August 1988, 9.40-11.25pm (4th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 11th August 1988 (4th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: Departing for The New World

Teams: Profondeville (B) v. Sevilla (E) v. Brides-les-Bains (F) v.
Palinuro (I) v. Ilhas da Açores (P)

Games: Naming the Ship, All Aboard!, Loading the Provisions, The Flower Clocks, A Peaceful Voyage, The Andalucian Meals, No Rats on Board, The Castanets (Jeu du Surpris), The Castujinos Horses, The Treasure Chest (Jeu d'amitié), The Sailors and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 5 2 3 4 5 5 4 4 5 1 4 4

E

1 2 5 2 2 3 5 1 2 4 3 5
F 3 5 2 3 4 3 1 5 1 2 2 1
I 2 2 4 2 3 4 2 2 5 5 1 2
P 4 2 3 5 4 5 3 3 5 3 5 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 5 7 10 14 19 24 28 32 37 38 42 46

E

1 3 8 10 12 15 20 21 23 27 30 35
F 3 8 10 13 17 20 21 26 27 29 31 32
I 2 4 8 10 13 17 19 21 26 31 32 34
P 4 6 9 14 18 23 26 29 34 37 42 45

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 B • Profondeville l l
 P • Ilhas da Açores
 E • Sevilla
l
 I • Palinuro
 F • Brides-les-Bains

46
45
35
34
32

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E

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

Spain 2 (Heat 8)

Event Staged: Saturday 9th July 1988
Venue: Parque del Alamillo, Sevilla, Spain
Preferred Transmission Order: 8th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Friday 26th August 1988, 8.00-9.20pm (8th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Wednesday 31st August 1988 (8th)
RTP (P):
Monday 5th September 1988, 9.20-10.50pm (8th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 8th September 1988 (8th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: The Colonisation of The New World

Teams: Profondeville (B) v. Sevilla (E) v. Brides-les-Bains (F) v.
Palinuro (I) v. Ilhas da Açores (P)

Games: Return to the Harbour, The Bells of The Girada, The Exotic Plants, Gifts of the New World, The Limbo Dance, Return to the House, The American Fruit, The Giant Castanets (Jeu du Surpris), The Final Gift, The Gastronomic Speciality (Jeu d'amitié), Marie-Louise Park and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 4 4 5 4 5 4 1 3 5 4 5 3

E

4 4 5 2 3 3 5 4 2 1 4 4
F 4 2 5 5 4 2 3 2 2 5 1 2
I 4 3 2 2 3 4 5 1 3 2 2 5
P 5 5 5 5 2 5 2 5 5 3 3 1
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 4 8 13 17 22 26 27 30 35 39 44 47

E

4 8 13 15 18 21 26 30 32 33 37 41
F 4 6 11 16 20 22 25 27 29 34 35 37
I 4 7 9 11 14 18 23 24 27 29 31 36
P 5 10 15 20 22 27 29 34 39 42 45 46

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

 B • Profondeville l l
 P • Ilhas da Açores
 E • Sevilla
l
 F • Brides-les-Bains
 I • Palinuro

47
46
41
37
36

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

Teams Qualifying for International Final

Country

 Team Qualifying Heats Points Total Games Won
B  Profondeville 4+8 E 46+47 93 8
 Virton 2+6 F 42+45 87 8
 Ath 3+7 P 40+47 87 9
 Pepinster 1+5 I 37+48 85 0

E

 Sevilla

4+8 E 35+41 76 5
 Cartagena 2+6 F 38+36 74 4
 Gijón 1+5 I 33+34 67 2
 La Coruña 3+7 P 32+28 60 2
F  Les Saisies 2+6 F 42+44 86 9
 Le Beaufortain 3+7 P 39+40 79 6
 Brides les Bains 4+8 E 32+37 69 5
 Espace Cristal 1+5 I 32+35 67 4
I  Aosta-Pilaz 3+7 P 46+44 90 9
 Rimini e Adriatico 1+5 I 47+43 90 8
 Putignano 2+6 F 36+35 71 3
 Palinuro 4+8 E 34+36 70 4
P  Ilha da Madeira 1+5 I 50+47 97 12
 Ilhas da Açores 4+8 E 45+46 91 11
 Vila Real-Mateus 2+6 F 47+39 86 8
 Viano do Castelo 3+7 P 41+39 80 5
Additional Information

Qualification for the International Final was worked out by league tables, the highest aggregate team score from each country winning through, as below - with the number of games won by each team acting as a tie-breaker.

The scoring system this year had a major effect on two countries in particular - Belgium and Italy. Although the International Final qualifiers from the remaining countries would have been the same under the old system, both Belgium's highest scoring team (Pepinster with 48 points) and Italy’s (Rimini e Adriatico with 47 pts) were robbed of an International Final place due to the aggregate system. This saw Profondeville, only the joint 2nd highest scoring team with Ath, qualify due to the poor performances of Pepinster and Ath in their second heats, and Aosta-Pilaz qualified purely on the number of games they had won.

 

I

Jeux Sans Frontières 1988

International Final

Event Staged: Saturday 3rd September 1988
Venue: Shores of Lake Como, Bellagio, Italy
Preferred Transmission Order: 9th

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RBTF (B):
Sunday 4th September 1988, 8.05-9.40pm (9th)
RTBF 1 (B):
Sunday 4th September 1988, 8.00pm (9th)
Antenne 2 (F):
Sunday 4th September 1988, 8.35pm (9th)
RTP (P):
Monday 12th September 1988, 9.20-11.05pm (9th)
RAI Uno (I):
Thursday 15th September 1988 (9th)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Winners' Trophy presented by: Ettore Andenna

Theme: The Cinema

Teams: Profondeville (B) v. Sevilla (E) v. Les Saisies (F) v.
Aosta-Pilaz (I) v. Ilha da Madeira (P)

Team Members included:
Aosta-Pilaz (I) - Sergio Ascenzi (Team Captain), Allesandro Alliod, Elena Bermasse, Primo Borinato, Stefano Buffa, Luca Ferrari, Luciana Frassy, Fiore Paolo Grava, Franco Massarenti, Liana Peruch, Tiziana Pinzoni, Roberto Riva, Silvano Secco, Viviana Verthury, Marilena Voyat, Oscar Zanin.

Games: The Bathing Beauties, The Yellow Brick Road, Tom-Mix, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, The Chariot Horse Race, The Fourteenth Hour, Jeu du Surpris, The Wages of Fear, Polythene, Suzie Wong, Alien (Jeu d'amitié), Thunderball and Calculating to 1000.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Points Scored
(Teams not playing highlighted in grey, with nominated scoring team underlined.)
B 4 5 2 2 3 5 2 2 5 3 2 4 5 4

E

5 2 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 2 3 2 4 5
F 3 4 4 5 3 3 4 5 4 1 5 2 2 1
I 4 3 2 3 5 2 1 3 2 4 1 4 1 1
P 1 5 5 2 4 4 5 2 1 5 4 5 3 3
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
B 3 8 10 12 15 20 22 24 29 32 34 38 43 47

E

5 7 10 14 16 20 23 27 31 33 36 38 42 47
F 3 7 11 16 19 22 26 31 35 36 41 43 45 46
I 4 7 9 12 17 19 20 23 25 29 30 34 35 36
P 1 6 11 13 17 21 26 28 29 34 38 43 46 49

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
2nd
4th
5th

 P • Ilha da Madeira l
 B • Profondeville
l
 E • Sevilla
l
 F • Les Saisies
l
 I • Aosta-Pilaz

49
47
47
46
36

Returning Teams and Competitors

The Portuguese team of Ilha da Madeira, became the third team to appear in consecutive International Finals, albeit six years after their first appearance due to the hiatus between the 1982 and 1988 finals.

Additional Information

Before the final game, just one point separated the top four teams - and with just three points separating the first four teams after the final game, this International Final ended as the closest finish ever!

An extra two games (making a total of fourteen) were played in this International Final.

As in the 1981 International Final where there had also been a tied placing in the top three positions, it was decided that the bronze trophy would be awarded to the 4th placed team. This resulted in the Italians of Aosta-Pilaz being the only team competing in this International Final who were not to receive a trophy for their troubles.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

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