Jeux Sans Frontières
(Winter Series) 1992

Entrants Winter 1992:
Switzerland (CH) • Czechoslovakia (CS) • France (F) • Italy (I)

Presenters of International Heats / Commentators:
Oliver Grandjean (TSR - CH)
Martina Adamcova and Martin Dejdar (CST - CS)
Daniela Lumbroso and Georges Beller (ANTENNE 2 - F)
Ettore Andenna and Maria Teresa Ruta (RAI - I)

Referee: Denis Pettiaux
Judges' Co-ordinator: Isabelle Mir

Produced by TSR (CH), CST (CS), ANTENNE 2 (F), RAI (I)

 

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

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Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Heat 1

Event Staged: Tuesday 10th December 1991
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 5th January 1992, 5.10-6.15pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 10th January 1992, 8.50-10.00pm
RAI Uno (I): Saturday 11th January 1992, 8.40pm (2nd)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Very Cold

Theme: A Winter Wonderland

Teams: Verbier (CH) v. Třebíč (CS) v. Megève (F) v. Bergamo (I)

Games: The Penguins and the Igloos, The Scorned Wives, The Chipmunks and the Wolves, The Umbrellas, Human Barrel Ski Race, Backward Downhill Slalom, The Skating Locomotives, The Canoe Run, The Weightlifting Yetis.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points Scored
CH 1 2 3 2 2 4 4 3 3 6
CS 4 4 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 8
F 3 1 4 4 3 1 2 4 1 6
I 3 3 2 1 4 2 3 2 4 2
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 1 3 6 8 10 14 18 21 24 30
CS 4 8 9 12 13 16 17 18 20 28
F 3 4 8 12 15 16 18 22 23 29
I 3 6 8 9 13 15 18 20 24 26

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 CH • Verbier l

 F • Megève l
 CS • Třebíč
l
 I •  Bergamo

30
29
28

26

The Venue

Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Italy

This special series was staged at two locations. The four heats were held on the ski slopes of Italian resort Santa Caterina di Valfurva and the games played were based mainly on sports like skiing and snowboarding. For the Semi-Final and Final, the games moved to the Zimni Stadium, an indoor ice arena in Czechoslovakia, and the games were based on skating and other ice sports.

The Games in Detail

Game 10 - The Weightlifting Yeti

Game 10 - 'The Weightlifting Yeti' - was a standard game used throughout the 1992 Jeux Sans Frontières. The players got three tries to put 100 kgs of weights onto a scale. The first five weights were placed in two baskets which were balanced on a stick. A player dressed as a yeti then carried it on his shoulders to the scale at the other side of the runway. A maximum of three tries was permitted to get the weight up to 100 kgs.

Additional Information

The series was billed simply as Jeux Sans Frontières and is referred to here as the Winter Series simply to distinguish it from the summer series.

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Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Heat 2

Event Staged: Friday 13th December 1991
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 12th January 1992, 5.00-6.15pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 17th January 1992, 8.50-10.05pm
RAI Uno (I): Saturday 18th January 1992, 8.40pm (3rd)
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Very Cold

Theme: A Winter Wonderland

Teams: Canton du Jura (CH) v. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (CS) v.
Serre-Chevalier (F) v. Val di Gressoney (I)

Games: The Skating Trees, The Ski-Bobbing Brown Bears, The Wolf Slalom, Cupid’s Love Couch, Chipmunks on Sleds, The Huskies and the Provisions, The Brown Bears and the Fish, Wolves on Toboggans, Netting the Balls, The Weightlifting Yetis.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points Scored
CH 4 4 3 3 4 3 1 4 3 6
CS 1 1 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 4
F 2 2 1 4 1 2 4 3 4 2
I 4 3 2 1 3 4 3 2 3 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 4 8 11 14 18 21 22 26 29 35
CS 1 2 6 8 10 11 13 14 15 19
F 2 4 5 9 10 12 16 19 23 25
I 4 7 9 10 13 17 20 22 25 33

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 CH • Canton du Jura l l
 I • Val di Gressoney
l
 F • Serre-Chevalier

 CS • Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

35
33
25
19

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Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Heat 3

Event Staged: Tuesday 17th December 1991
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 4th January 1992, 8.40pm (1st)
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 19th January 1992, 5.00-6.15pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 24th January 1992, 8.50-10.05pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Very Cold

Theme: A Winter Wonderland

Teams: Charméy (CH) v. Nové Město na Moravě (CS) v. Avoriaz (F) v. Aprica (I)

Games: A Fruity Stretch, The Descending Bed, The Billiard Balls, Constructing the Trees, The Skiing Pyramid, The Toboggan Sprint, The Apples and the Caterpillars, The Boxing Wolves, The Log Descent, The Weightlifting Yetis.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points Scored
(Teams scoring double points shown in red)
CH 2 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 6
CS 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 4 3 2
F 2 4 2 3 4 4 1 3 2 4
I 4 2 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 5 9 13 16 19 21 23 27 33
CS 3 5 6 8 9 10 14 18 21 23
F 2 6 8 11 15 19 20 23 25 29
I 4 6 9 10 12 14 17 18 19 27

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 CH • Charméy l l

 F • Avoriaz l

 I • Aprica

 CS • Nové Město na Moravě l

33
29
27
23

Made in Colour • This programme exists in European Archives

 

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Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Heat 4

Event Staged: Friday 20th December 1991
Venue: Piste da Sci (Ski Slopes), Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Italy

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 25th January 1992, 8.40pm (4th)
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 26th January 1992, 5.05-6.15pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 31st January 1992, 8.50-10.05pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Cold

Theme: A Winter Wonderland

Teams: Villars-sur-Ollon (CH) v. Prostějov (CS) v.
Luz-Ardiden (F) v. Santa Caterina di Valfurva (I)

Games: The Dancing Ladies, The Slalom Couple, A Cylinder Relay Race, Let Those Waggons Roll!, The Wild Sacks, The Penguin and the Wolves, The Chefs and the Cakes, The Brown Bears’ Toboggan Slalom, The Skating Locomotives, The Weightlifting Yetis.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points Scored
CH 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 6
CS 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2
F 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4
I 4 4 2 3 4 4 1 3 4 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 3 6 8 13 16 19 23 27 30 36
CS 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 13
F 2 4 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 24
I 4 8 10 13 17 21 22 25 29 37

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 I • Santa Caterina di Valfurva l l
 CH • Villars-sur-Ollon
 F • Luz-Ardiden

 CS • Prostějov

37
36
24
13

The Games in Detail

Game 3 - A Cylinder Relay Race

The Italian team of Santa Caterina di Valfurva and the Czechoslovakian team of Prostějov were both penalised on the third game - 'A Cylinder Relay Race' - for different transgressions and were relegated to 3rd and 4th positions respectively on the game.

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CS

Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Winter Semi-Final

Event Staged: Wednesday 8th January 1992
Venue: Pražské Sportovní Hala (Prague Sports Hall), Bubuneč, Praha, Czechoslovakia

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 1st February 1992, 8.40pm (5th)
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 2nd February 1992, 3.50-5.00pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 7th February 1992, 8.50-10.05pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Not applicable as event was staged indoors

Theme: 1920s Winter Fun and Games

Teams:
Canton du Jura v. Charméy (CH)
Nové Město na Moravě v. Třebíč (CS)
Avoriaz v. Megève (F)
Val di Gressoney v. Santa Caterina di Valfurva (I)

Games: Constructing The Snowman, The Floral Bouquets (Head to Head), The Winter Hand Muffs, The Waiters’ Race, The Ice Hockey Players, The Curling Chefs, The Aerial Nine-Pins, Musical Ice Dancing, Extinguish That Fire!

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Points Scored
CH 2 3 1 4 3 2 2 2 3
CS 4 1 2 3 4 3 3 4 1
F 1 4 4 1 2 2 4 4 2
I 3 2 4 2 1 4 1 1 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 5 6 10 13 15 17 19 22
CS 4 5 7 10 14 17 20 24 25
F 1 5 9 10 12 14 18 22 24
I 3 5 9 11 12 16 17 18 22

Result

 Country:

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd

 CS • Czechoslovakia l
 F • France
 CH • Switzerland
 I • Italy

25
24
22
22

Qualification Points for Winter Final

Final Scoreboard

Games

Colour Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 P
Qualification Points
(P
= Total Placings)
CH Canton du Jura 1 --- 1 1 --- --- 1 --- 1 5
Charméy --- 1 --- --- 1 1 --- 1 --- 4
CS Nové Město
na Moravě
1 --- 1 1 --- 1 1 --- 1 6
Třebíč --- 1 --- --- 1 --- --- 1 --- 3
F Avoriaz 1 --- 1 --- 1 --- 1 --- 1 5
Megève --- 1 --- 1 --- 1 --- 1 --- 4
I Santa Caterina di Valfurva 1 --- 1 1 --- 1 --- --- 1 5
Val di Gressoney --- 1 --- --- 1 --- 1 1 --- 4

Additional Information

Qualifying for the Winter International Final involved the most complicated scoring system in the history of Jeux Sans Frontières. Each country had two teams that participated in every game (eight games of two heats and one head-to-head national battle). However, the combined totals (score and time) determined which country would be awarded the points (4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt) on each game.

For example:

  • Town 1 scored 7 objects in 1'35

  • Town 2 scored 8 objects in 1'58

  • Total for Country = 15 objects in 3'33

This total was then compared with the totals for other countries and the points awarded accordingly. This ultimately decided the overall winning country of the Semi-Final. With Czechoslovakia declared the winning country of the Semi-Final, the team of Nové Město na Moravě were awarded the trophy.

In addition to this, the highest scoring of the two national teams was awarded 1 placings point and at the end of the competition the one with the highest number would qualify for the Winter Final. Only one team from each country qualified for the final.

This Semi-Final was the only event of the 1992 Winter Series in which double points were not awarded for placings in the final game. Interestingly, had the double points rule applied then national scoring would have ended up as follows and there would not have been a clear national winner:

1st - CS - Czechoslovakia - 26
1st - F - France - 26
1st - I - Italy - 26

4th - CH - Switzerland - 25

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CS

Jeux Sans Frontières (Winter) 1992

Winter Final

Event Staged: Saturday 11th January 1992
Venue: Pražské Sportovní Hala (Prague Sports Hall), Bubuneč, Praha, Czechoslovakia

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 8th February 1992, 8.40pm (6th)
TSR (CH-French):
Sunday 9th February 1992, 5.00-8.20pm
Antenne 2 (F): Friday 14th February 1992, 8.50-10.05pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Weather Conditions: Not applicable as event was staged indoors

Theme: Cinderella on Ice

Teams: Canton du Jura (CH) v. Nové Město na Moravě (CS) v.
Avoriaz (F) v. Santa Caterina di Valfurva (I)

Games: Constructing the Castle Gate, The Horse and the Chicken, Dressing the Mannequin, Laying the Table, Cinderella and the Prince, The Domino Labyrinth, Bicycles on Ice (Cat and Mouse), The Millipede, Fighting the Dragon.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Points Scored
CH 2 3 3 3 4 1 3 3 4
CS 3 2 3 1 3 4 2 4 8
F 4 1 4 2 2 2 4 1 2
I 1 4 3 4 1 4 1 3 6
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
CH 2 5 8 11 15 16 19 22 26
CS 3 5 8 9 12 16 18 22 30
F 4 5 9 11 13 15 19 20 22
I 1 5 8 12 13 17 18 21 27

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th

 CS • Nové Město na Moravě l
 I • Santa Caterina di Valfurva
 CH • Canton du Jura
 F • Avoriaz

30
27
26
22

Additional Information

Nové Město na Moravě were one of only two teams in the history of Jeux Sans Frontières to qualify for an International Final having finished in last place in the heats. Ironically, they also won this International Final! The other team that qualified with a last place in the heats was the Belgian team, Brugge from the 1969 series.

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