Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Entrants 1996: Switzerland (CH) • Greece (GR) • Hungary (H) • Italy (I)
Portugal (P) • Slovenia (SLO)

Presenters of International Heats / Commentators:
Caterina Ruggeri (TSI - CH)
Dafne Bokota (Heats 1,3-5+Final) and Kostas Sgontzos (Heats 1,2,6-9 + Final) (ERT-ET1 - GR)
Csaba Márton (Heat 1), Gábor Gundel Takács (Heats 2-Final) and Beatrix Farkas (MTV - H)
Ettore Andenna (RAI - I)
Eládio Clímaco (RTP - P)
Gregor Krajc (RTVSLO - SLO)

International Referees:
Denis Pettiaux
Carlo Pegoraro (Assistant Referee)

Produced by TSI (CH), ERT-ET1 (GR), MTV (H),
RAI UNO (I), RTP (P), RTVSLO (SLO)

 

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

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 1

Event Staged: Saturday 25th May 1996
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Ettore Andenna (I)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 21st June 1996, 8.30-10.00pm (1st)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 29th June 1996 (1st)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 30th June 1996, 8.10-10.00pm (1st)
RTP (P): Tuesday 9th July 1996, 9.45-11.15pm (1st)
MTV (H): Sunday 14th July 1996, 8.00-9.30pm (1st)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Genestrerio (CH) v. Zakynthos (GR) v. Hajdúszoboszló (H) v.
Sulmona (I) v. Amadora (P) v. Novo Mesto (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), The Flooded House, The Olympic Rings, The Painting Puzzle, The Astronauts, The Lovers, Chefs and the Sausage, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap) and 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Rodeo Knight;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

5 1 1 10 6 2 5 3 4 6
GR 1 3 3 2 1 1 6 6 1 8
H 5 5 5 3 2 3 4 1 6 8

I

3 2 8 6 5 4 5 4 4 2

P

6 4 2 2 3 5 1 2 5 4

SLO

3 6 6 4 10 6 6 5 2 10
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

5 6 7 17 23 25 30 33 37 43
GR 1 4 7 9 10 11 17 23 24 32
H 5 10 15 18 20 23 27 28 34 46

I

3 5 13 19 24 28 33 37 41 43

P

6 10 12 14 17 22 23 25 30 34

SLO

3 9 15 19 29 35 41 46 48 58

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
5th
6th

 SLO • Novo Mesto l l
 H • Hajdúszoboszló
 CH • Genestrerio
 I • Sulmona
 P • Amadora
 GR • Zakynthos

58
46
43
43
34
32

The Games in Detail

Jeu d'Amitié - The Dragons' Lair

The opening game - 'The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié)' - was a standard game used throughout the series which involved two competitors per country - one male and one female - who had to climb up inside an angled perspex tube which lead to a platform guarded by a dragon. Once on top, the male competitor had to break through a polystyrene cover and descend into the cave beneath the platform. He had to remove a treasure chest from the cave, handing it to his partner above and then climb a rope to escape the cave. From the top of the platform, both players had to slide down through the tube and run back to the start with the chest to finish. This was varied slightly for the International Final - please see the notes for that event.


Game 7 (Jeu Handicap) - The Slippery Wall

The seventh game - 'The Slippery Wall' (Jeu Handicap) - was a standard game used throughout the series. In this game a team member had to dive under water to look for pieces of rope. A second team member had to throw them up to a girl on a balcony. She attached them together and when all rope pieces were combined, she had to hang the rope out and the "diver" had to climb to the balcony, using this rope.


Game 8 - 18th Century Musicans

The eighth and final game - '18th Century Musicians' - was a standard game used throughout the series and was notable for being the last 'final game' in Jeux Sans Frontičres history that was not played on water. To begin with, one player handed a musical instruments each to three competitors who were balanced on rocking chairs. Then the first player had to run to the other side of the field to move a statue (containing a fellow team member) down the course by walking on a cylinder. On his way, he had to take back the three instruments from the balancing players. When the cylinder reached the finish line, the player balancing on it had to jump off and run to the other side of the course with the three instruments to finish.

Looks Familiar?

A variation of the fourth game - 'The Astronauts' - was later played as Game 9 - 'Space Fishing' - in Heat 5 of the 1999 Jeux Sans Frontičres.

Additional Information

The cost of a ticket of entry for each of the 1996 events was 15,000 lire.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 2

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Ettore Andenna (I)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):

TSI (CH-Italian): Friday 28th June 1996, 8.30-9.55pm (2nd)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 6th July 1996 (2nd)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 7th July 1996, 8.10-9.55pm (2nd)
RTP (P): Tuesday 16th July 1996, 9.05-10.35pm (2nd)
MTV (H): Sunday 21st July 1996, 7.40-9.05pm (2nd)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Losone (CH) v. Kilkis (GR) v. Eger (H) v. Tolentino (I) v.
Moura (P) v. Kranjska Gora (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), Human Flight, The Wine Tasters, Donkey and Carrot, The Steam Engine, Raiding the Nest, Fishing for Coins, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Treasure Map;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

4 2 6 1 12 3 1 4 5 4
GR 1 1 1 6 4 1 4 6 4 2
H 6 4 4 6 2 12 6 4 3 10

I

2 5 4 5 1 3 3 1 1 6

P

5 12 5 2 5 5 5 5 2 12

SLO

3 6 4 4 3 4 2 2 6 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

4 6 12 13 25 28 29 33 38 42
GR 1 2 3 9 13 14 18 24 28 30
H 6 10 14 20 22 34 40 44 47 57

I

2 7 11 16 17 20 23 24 25 31

P

5 17 22 24 29 34 39 44 46 58

SLO

3 9 13 17 20 24 26 28 34 42

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
5th
6th

 P • Moura l
 H • Eger
 CH • Losone
 SLO • Kranjska Gora
 I • Tolentino
 GR • Kilkis

58
57
42
42
31
30

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 3

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Dafne Bokota (GR)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 5th July 1996, 8.30-9.55pm (3rd)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 13th July 1996 (3rd)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 14th July 1996, 8.10-9.45pm (3rd)
RTP (P): Tuesday 23rd July 1996, 9.35-11.05pm (3rd)
MTV (H): Sunday 28th July 1996, 7.00-8.25pm (3rd)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Pregassona (CH) v. Kerkyra-Corfu (GR) v. Érd (H) v.
Gran San Barnardo (I) v. Funchal (Madeira) (P) v. Kranj (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), From Corn to Bread, The Bull Crossing, The Alpine Chicken, Ski Slalom, Nymphs and Slaves, A Feast of Nations, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Sunflower Seeds;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

6 2 3 2 12 6 4 4 4 2
GR 4 1 1 4 4 4 12 3 2 8
H 1 10 4 5 2 2 1 5 6 10

I

2 12 6 4 1 1 3 6 5 12

P

3 3 5 6 3 4 10 2 1 8

SLO

5 8 2 1 5 5 2 1 3 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

6 8 11 13 25 31 35 39 43 45
GR 4 5 6 10 14 18 30 33 35 43
H 1 11 15 20 22 24 25 30 36 46

I

2 14 20 24 25 26 29 35 40 52

P

3 6 11 17 20 24 34 36 37 45

SLO

5 13 15 16 21 26 28 29 32 36

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
5th
6th

 I • Gran San Barnardo l l
 H • Érd
 CH • Pregassona
 P • Funchal (Madeira)
 GR • Kerkyra-Corfu
 SLO • Kranj

52
46
45
45
43
36

The Games in Detail

Game 6 - A Feast of Nations

In Game 6 - 'A Feast of Nations' - the Italian team of Gran San Barnardo had a second chance to play the game due to technical problems in their first run. They eventually finished the game with 3 points for 4th place.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 4

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Gregor Krajc (SLO)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 12th July 1996, 8.30-10.00pm (4th)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 20th July 1996 (4th)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 21st July 1996, 8.35-10.15pm (4th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 30th July 1996, 10.00-11.30pm (4th)
MTV (H): Sunday 11th August 1996, 8.10-9.35pm (4th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Ponte Tresa (CH) v. Tinos (GR) v. Tiszaújváros (H) v.
Torino (I) v. Águeda (P) v. Bohinj (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), The Raindrops, The Town Surveyors, Airport Check-In Desk, The Perpetuum, The Tangled Spaghetti, The Olympic Games, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Bowling Alley;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

3 5 1 2 3 8 3 4 1 2
GR 5 3 4 5 4 6 1 3 2 6
H 2 12 4 5 6 1 5 6 4 4

I

1 3 12 3 1 2 6 2 3 12

P

6 8 3 1 2 3 2 1 6 10

SLO

4 1 5 6 10 5 4 5 5 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

3 8 9 11 14 22 25 29 30 32
GR 5 8 12 17 21 27 28 31 33 39
H 2 14 18 23 29 30 35 41 45 49

I

1 4 16 19 20 22 28 30 33 45

P

6 14 17 18 20 23 25 26 32 42

SLO

4 5 10 16 26 31 35 40 45 53

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

 SLO • Bohinj l
 H • Tiszaújváros
 I • Torino
 P • Águeda
 GR • Tinos
 CH • Ponte Tresa

53
49
45
42
39
32

The Games in Detail

Game 6 - The Olympic Games

Game 6 - 'The Olympic Games' - actually was a game about three sporting disciplines and three competitors played it. Three players first had to jump on a trampoline and hit a target with their helmets. Secondly, they had to jump over a horizontal bar and finally, they had to swim across the swimming pool. To finish the course, competitors had to climb on to a podium.

Looks Familiar?

A similar version of Game 5 - 'The Tangled Spaghetti' - was played again in Heat 9. JSF 1993 Heat 2 and JSF 1999 Heat 1 each featured a game of following a rope and struggling through a knot.

Returning Teams and Competitors

Swiss team Ponte Tresa had previously appeared in a 1965 Swiss Television 'mini-Intervilles' called Bonsoir La Suisse which pre-dated Jeux Sans Frontičres by two months.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 5

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Caterina Ruggeri (CH)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 19th July 1996, 8.30-10.00pm (5th)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 27th July 1996 (5th)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 28th July 1996, 8.35-10.15pm (5th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 6th August 1996, 10.00-11.30pm (5th)
MTV (H): Sunday 18th August 1996, 8.05-9.30pm (5th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Disentis / Mustér (CH) v. Kalimnos (GR) v. Göd (H) v.
Gallipoli (I) v. Vila Franca de Xira (P) v. Mengeš (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), The Mountain Mice, The Timekeepers, Smuggling the Contraband, The Trapeze Artistes, The Seaplanes, From Vine to Wine, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Egg Carriers;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

4 1 2 3 8 1 6 3 1 6
GR 1 5 10 1 1 6 1 6 4 8
H 6 6 1 5 3 6 3 1 3 4

I

2 6 4 2 2 4 5 2 6 2

P

3 4 6 6 12 2 5 5 5 10

SLO

5 6 4 8 5 3 3 4 2 12
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

4 5 7 10 18 19 25 28 29 35
GR 1 6 16 17 18 24 25 31 35 43
H 6 12 13 18 21 27 30 31 34 38

I

2 8 12 14 16 20 25 27 33 35

P

3 7 13 19 31 33 38 43 48 58

SLO

5 11 15 23 28 31 34 38 40 52

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
5th

 P • Vila Franca de Xira l
 SLO • Mengeš
 GR • Kalimnos
l
 H • Göd
 CH • Disentis-Mustér
 I • Gallipoli

58
52
43
38
35
35

The Games in Detail

Game 8 - 18th Century Musicians

The Italians were penalised on the final game - '18th Century Musicians' - for a transgression. This left them in last place on the game and with a joint-last place finish in the competition overall. Even without the disqualification on the last game, the Italians were already out of contention for the win.

Looks Familiar?

A similar version of Game 4 - 'The Trapeze Artistes' - was played again in Heat 4 of Jeux Sans Frontičres 1999.

Additional Information

The Greek team of Kalimnos qualified for the International Final from this heat with a 3rd placing, and in doing so, became the last team in Jeux Sans Frontičres to qualify with this position. After Kalimnos, all twenty-one remaining finalists in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 editions qualified with either a 1st (12 teams) or 2nd placing (9 teams).

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 6

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Eládio Clímaco (P)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 26th July 1996, 8.30-10.10pm (6th)
RAI Uno (I):
Saturday 3rd August 1996 (6th)
RTVSLO (SLO): Sunday 4th August 1996, 8.35-10.15pm (6th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 13th August 1996, 10.00-11.30pm (6th)
MTV (H): Sunday 25th August 1996, 8.05-9.30pm (6th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Chironico (CH) v. Athína (GR) v. Budapest, V Kerület (H) v.
Catanzaro (I) v. Lamego (P) v. Radenci (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), The Sheep Farmers, The Ox Cart, The Students’ Books, Releasing the Water, The Floating Bicycles, The Holiday Trip, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The JSF Mast;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

1 3 3 1 10 4 3 2 1 8
GR 3 2 4 4 6 4 1 4 2 10
H 2 2 1 2 1 4 4 1 5 4

I

4 6 2 3 2 12 4 5 3 2

P

5 4 12 6 4 1 6 6 6 12

SLO

6 5 6 5 12 5 5 3 4 6
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

1 4 7 8 18 22 25 27 28 36
GR 3 5 9 13 19 23 24 28 30 40
H 2 4 5 7 8 12 16 17 22 26

I

4 10 12 15 17 29 33 38 41 43

P

5 9 21 27 31 32 38 44 50 62

SLO

6 11 17 22 34 39 44 47 51 57

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

 P • Lamego l l
 SLO • Radenci
 I • Catanzaro
 GR • Athína
 CH • Chironico
 H • Budapest
, V Kerület

62
57
43
40
36
26

The Games in Detail

Game 5 - The Floating Bicycles

In the fifth game - 'Balloon Cycle' - two players from each country had 1 minute and 30 seconds to go over a bumpy beam on bicycles (a la JSF 1995 Heat 4) with bunches of balloons attached to them. However, this game went terribly wrong for the Portuguese team of Lamego. One of the Portugese bicycles became derailed and they got a second chance, but once again a bicycle derailed. They eventually placed last on the game.

Additional Information

The team from Budapest, V Kerület were shown on the scoreboard as 'Belváros-Lipótváros', the name of the district. We have elected to use the district number to keep consistency throughout the JSFnetGB site.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 7

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenters: Gábor Gundel Takács and Beatrix Farkas (H)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 2nd August 1996, 8.30-9.55pm (7th)
RTVSLO (SLO):
Sunday 11th August 1996, 8.10-9.50pm (7th)
RAI Uno (I): Saturday 17th August 1996 (7th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 20th August 1996, 10.05-11.40pm (7th)
MTV (H): Sunday 1st September 1996, 8.25-9.50pm (7th)

Weather Conditions: Cold and Raining

Teams: Malvaglia (CH) v. Peristeri (GR) v. Százhalombatta (H) v.
Nicolosi (I) v. Albufeira (P) v. Dobrepolje (SLO)

Team Members included:
Dobrepolje (SLO) -
Brane Ternovšek (Team Captain), Bojan Novak, Jože Novak, Marjana Novak, Marjeta Novak, Aleš Pugelj, Mare Strah, Anica Ternovšek and Alenka Zupet; Reserve Players: Stanka Kuplenk and Janez Pavlin.

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), Get a-Head and Win, Bobbin’ Around, The Stars Up in the Sky, The Gladiators’ Carousel, Releasing the Spaghetti, The Musicians’ Doors, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
Constructing the Arch;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

1 6 2 12 5 2 6 4 1 10
GR 5 1 2 4 1 10 4 3 3 2
H 2 5 6 2 12 6 3 1 5 4

I

4 6 5 5 4 1 2 6 2 6

P

6 2 8 1 2 4 5 2 6 12

SLO

3 8 3 3 3 3 1 5 5 8
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

1 7 9 21 26 28 34 38 39 49
GR 5 6 8 12 13 23 27 30 33 35
H 2 7 13 15 27 33 36 37 42 46

I

4 10 15 20 24 25 27 33 35 41

P

6 8 16 17 19 23 28 30 36 48

SLO

3 11 14 17 20 23 24 29 34 42

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

 CH • Malvaglia l l
 P • Albufeira
 H • Százhalombatta
 SLO • Dobrepolje
 I • Nicolosi
 GR • Peristeri

49
48
46
42
41
35

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

International referee Denis Pettiaux used to work at the circus as an acrobat. For this competition he came up with a circus act and entered the area with on a tiny bicycle, carrying assistant referee Carlo Pegoraro on his shoulders!

Looks Familiar?

Two years after this event, the sound effect which preceded the background music played in Game 4 - 'The Gladiators' Carousel' - would re-appear in the 1998 series of Jeux Sans Frontičres to highlight the playing of Jokers.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 8

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Kostas Sgontzos (GR)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 9th August 1996, 8.30-10.00pm (8th)
RTVSLO (SLO):
Sunday 18th August 1996, 8.10-9.50pm (8th)
RAI Uno (I): Saturday 24th August 1996 (8th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 27th August 1996, 10.05-11.55pm (8th)
MTV (H): Sunday 8th September 1996, 8.05-9.30pm (8th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Ceresio (Lago di Lugano) (CH) v. Kalamata (GR) v. Budapest, XVIII Kerület (H) v.
Abano Terme (I) v. Ponta Delgada (P) v. Iska Vas (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), Saving Food from Kallikantzaroi, The Marionettes and the Chocolate Chunks, The Monks’ Casserole, The Olympic Rings, Map of Europe Jigsaw, The Elves and the Snowman, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Stilt Walkers;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

1 2 3 3 6 3 5 3 1 2
GR 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 3 2 4
H 4 5 6 1 5 10 4 3 5 6

I

5 4 4 8 4 2 1 5 4 8

P

6 6 1 5 6 8 3 4 6 10

SLO

2 3 5 6 2 6 12 6 3 12
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

1 3 6 9 15 18 23 26 27 29
GR 3 4 8 10 11 12 14 17 19 23
H 4 9 15 16 21 31 35 38 43 49

I

5 9 13 21 25 27 28 33 37 45

P

6 12 13 18 24 32 35 39 45 55

SLO

2 5 10 16 18 24 36 42 45 57

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

 SLO • Iska Vas l
 P • Ponta Delgada
 H • Budapest, XVIII Kerület
 I • Abano Terme
 CH • Ceresio (Lago di Lugano)
 GR • Kalamata

57
55
49
45
29
23

Additional Information

Game 1 - 'Saving Food from Kallikantazaroi' - was based upon a Greek folk tradition. A Kallikantazaros (Καλλικάντζαρος) is a malevolent goblin that is supposed to dwell underground for most of the year. The Kallikantazaroi spend the year sawing at the tree that holds the world together, with the intention of bringing it and the Earth down. The coming of the winter soltice brings them to the surface and during the twelve days of Christmas from 25th December, they forget about the tree and cause trouble for mortals. On the Epiphany (6th January), they return beneath ground to find the World Tree has healed itself, so they start sawing once more - a yearly cycle.

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Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

Heat 9

Event Staged: Date Unconfirmed
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Ettore Andenna (I)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 16th August 1996, 8.30-9.50pm (9th)
RTVSLO (SLO):
Sunday 25th August 1996, 8.10-9.50pm (9th)
RAI Uno (I): Sunday 1st September 1996 (9th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 3rd September 1996, 10.25-11.50pm (9th)
MTV (H): Sunday 15th September 1996, 8.05-9.15pm (9th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Lumino (CH) v. Neo Psychiko (GR) v. Kecskemét (H) v.
Cascina (I) v. Gondomar (P) v. Železniki (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), Repairing the Satellite, The Flame Birds, Guinness Book of Records, Watering the Flower, Jungle River Fishing, The Tangled Spaghetti, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
Baseball Balloons;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

4
GR 4 2 3 2 6 2 2 1 2 4
H 4 5 6 12 4 6 5 1 5 12

I

4 4 4 3 6 10 6 1 3 6

P

4 12 2 6 2 3 3 1 6 8

SLO

4 3 5 4 5 10 4 6 4 10
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
GR 4 6 9 11 17 19 21 22 24 28
H 4 9 15 27 31 37 42 43 48 60

I

4 8 12 15 21 31 37 38 41 47

P

4 16 18 24 26 29 32 33 39 47

SLO

4 7 12 16 21 31 35 41 45 55

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
5th
6th

 H • Kecskemét l l
 SLO • Železniki
 I • Cascina
 P • Gondomar
 GR • Neo Psychiko
 CH • Lumino

60
55
47
47
28
4
(Team withdrew)

The Rehearsals

The Lumino team lost one competitor to injury during rehearsals on the night before recording. The accident happened during the Jeu d'Amitié - 'The Dragons' Lair' - and unfortunately, the worst was still to come for the Swiss team.

The Games in Detail

Fil Rouge - Water Balloons

The Fil Rouge was played by four players. Three of them, hanging from ropes, had to pass water balloons from one to the next in line. When the third (and highest hanging) player received the balloon, he had to throw it to a fourth team member - a girl - who had to burst it with a bat. Slovenia was the only team to perform this task, bursting one water balloon in 47 seconds, giving them the 6 points. None of the remaining teams scored at all and were all awarded just one point each.

Looks Familiar?

Game 6 - 'The Tangled Spaghetti' - had previously been played in Heat 4. However, unlike in that event, on this occasion not one player made it to the end of the course!

Additional Information

Following injuries suffered in both runs of the Jeu d'Amitié - 'The Dragons' Lair' - to two of their competitors - one male and one female (in addition to the player injured on the game during rehearsals the night before) - the Swiss team from Lumino announced their intention to withdraw from the event. Judging the game to be unsafe, referees Denis Pettiaux and Carlo Pegoraro decided that the first game should be abandoned and awarded each team, including the Swiss, four points. The event continued with five teams only and the Swiss did not subsquently appear on the scoreboard. This was not the first time that a team had withdrawn from a JSF competition, as in the Christmas Special of 1982 the Belgian team of Blankenberge had pulled out of the competition after organisers demanded a restart of the event at a time when the Belgians were leading.

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Teams Qualifying for International Final

Country

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
CH  Malvaglia 7 I 1 49
GR  Kalimnos 5 I 3 43
H  Kecskemét 9 I 1 60
I  Gran San Bernardo 3 I 1 52
P  Lamego 6 I 1 62
SLO  Novo Mesto 1 I 1 58
 

I

Jeux Sans Frontičres 1996

International Final

Event Staged: Sunday 28th July 1996
Venue: Palazzina di Caccia di Casa Savoia, Stupinigi, Torino, Italy
Official Presenter: Ettore Andenna (I)

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
TSI (CH-Italian):
Friday 23rd August 1996, 8.30-10.10pm (10th)
RTVSLO (SLO):
Sunday 1st September 1996, 8.10-9.50pm (10th)
RAI Uno (I): Sunday 8th September 1996 (10th)
RTP (P): Tuesday 10th September 1996, 10.25pm-12.25am (10th)
MTV (H): Sunday 22nd September 1996, 8.20-9.55pm (10th)

Weather Conditions: Dry and Warm

Teams: Malvaglia (CH) v. Kalimnos (GR) v. Kecskemét (H) v.
Gran San Bernardo (I) v. Lamego (P) v. Novo Mesto (SLO)

Games: The Dragons' Lair (Jeu d'Amitié), The Jungle Swing Vines, The Swivelling Archers, The Winter Clothing, The Thieving Birds, From Factory to Farm, The Hot Air Balloons, The Slippery Wall (Jeu Handicap), 18th Century Musicians;
Fil Rouge:
The Space Station's Control Buttons;
Jokers:
Strongman Game which had to be hit with a hammer.

Game Results and Standings

Games

Team / Colour JA 1 2 3 4 5 6 FR 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)

CH

2 1 2 12 1 1 4 4 1 6
GR 5 2 6 1 4 4 1 2 5 2
H 1 6 6 10 5 4 3 5 6 8

I

6 10 1 3 3 2 5 6 2 12

P

4 4 4 4 6 10 2 3 4 10

SLO

3 4 5 2 2 12 6 1 3 4
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)

CH

2 3 5 17 18 19 23 27 28 34
GR 5 7 13 14 18 22 23 25 30 32
H 1 7 13 23 28 32 35 40 46 54

I

6 16 17 20 23 25 30 36 38 50

P

4 8 12 16 22 32 34 37 41 51

SLO

3 7 12 14 16 28 34 35 38 42

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

 H • Kecskemét l
 P • Lamego
l
 I • Gran San Bernardo
l
 SLO • Novo Mesto
 CH • Malvaglia
 GR • Kalimnos

54
51
50
42
34
32

The Games in Detail

Jeu d'Amitié - The Dragons' Lair

As in all the heats of the 1996 series, the first game contested was the Jeu d'Amitié - 'The Dragons' Lair' (see 1996 Heat 1 notes), but the game was altered for the International Final. It was played with three players (two male, one female) rather than two (one male, one female) and all three competitors had to descend into the cave and climb back out.

Additional Information

Kecskemét of Hungary's win in this International Final was somewhat momentous. It marked them out as the only town in the entire history of Jeux Sans Frontičres to have won two International Finals (they also won in 1993).

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