Stedenspel 2010

Entrants 2010: Belgium (B) • Netherlands (NL)

Presenters of International Heats:
Guy Van Sande (B)
Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (NL)

Commentator:
Tom Blom

Designer: Ronald van den Bersselaar
Producers: Speer Stok, Rob Michies and Mark van Achterberg
Director:
Rolf Meter

Produced by EXQI Plus (B), TROS (NL)

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 1

Event Staged: Friday 9th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 17th April 2010
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Lint (B) v. Alkmaar (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 NL • Alkmaar
 B • Lint

-
-

The Games in Detail

Each heat comprised the same 9 standard games,
the descriptions for which were as follows:

Opening Game - Stepping Stones

The teams were introduced in this opening game. The ten team members (5 men, 5 women) descended the stairs and then used stepping stones to reach the center of the swimming pool. Three points were awarded to the team with the most players on the centre float.


Game 1 – Penguin Game

Four players dressed as penguins had to step through a gate on a carousel to get on a running belt. At the end of this belt were fish which had to be collected. Then they had to run back over the belt and put the fish into an igloo. Three points were awarded to the team with the most fish in the igloo.


Game 2 – Ball Game

Three players, each inside a giant ball, had to roll down a slide into the swimming pool. They then had to roll the ball through a gate and up out of the pool using a board and then place the ball in a ring at the carousel. After that, the next player was allowed to start start. Three points were awarded to the team which had three players completing the course first.


Game 3 – Water Climbing Wall, Part I

This game was a variation on the Fil Rouge as used in Jeux Sans Frontiθres, but in Stedenspel it was played by one team on their own as Game 3 and then by the other team on their own as Game 7. In the game, the first player enters the water via the stepping stones, swims to the 7 metre high climbing wall, climbs it and sounds the bell. As soon as he/she had jumped back into the water, the next player was allowed to start. The aim was to get as many players as possible to complete the course within a time limit of 3 minutes.


Game 4 – Boats Game

Two players had to traverse a slide in a little boat to reach a lock, which three other team members tried to open by filling a leaky tank with water. When the lock was opened, the player have to row to the little harbour to sound the bell, allowing the second player to start. The players' progress is made difficult both by water sprayed at them by their opponents and by bubbling water in the harbour. Three points were awarded to the team whose second player finishes the game first.


Game 5 – Tree Trunk Game

Players had to step on the tree trunk suspended over the pool one by one to face an opponent who stood in the middle of the trunk. To receive a point towards the game total, players would have to bash their opponent from the trunk, while remaining standing upon it themselves. The team with the most game points in three minutes, would win the game and receive three points towards their score.


Game 6 – Sponge Game

Three players dressed as sponges had to step through a gate on the carousel to stand under a shower from which they had to catch water. Stepping off the carousel, they then had to put the water in a measuring container. The team with the most water in the container received three points.


Game 7 – Water Climbing Wall, Part II

The second team now played this game (see Game 3 for details) and tried to beat the first team's score. The team with the best score (in either Game 3 or 7) was awarded three points.

The points scores leading into the final game did not determine the winner of the competition, but would decide how much the trailing team would be handicapped at the start of this game. Each point that a team were in deficit to the leaders would mean a two second delay to their start on the final game. If, for instance, Team A were 6 points behind Team B, then Team A would be held back and would start the game 12 seconds after Team B. The winner of the final game would be declared winner of the competition. This meant that a team could score fewer points than their opponents and yet still win the competition - something that had previously been a possibility in Simply the Best and many Intervilles competitions.


Final Game – Obstacle Course

Six players had to tackle an obstacle course one at a time. First, they had to run against the running belt and then jump on to the series of suspended tree-trunks without falling in the water. They then had to crawl to a slope and climb it using a rope, while their opponents sprayed them with a garden hose. The team which finished first with all six players wins the competition.

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B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 2

Event Staged: Thursday 15th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 24th April 2010
TROS (NL): Saturday 14th August 2010, 8.25-9.20pm

Teams: Bree (B) v. Neeritter (NL)

Team Members included:
Bree (B) -
Joeri, Indra, Sven, Nico, Dyoni, Inge, Theo, Isabel, Gerard and Sofie;
Neeritter (NL) - Maartje, Daan, Rochelle, Jack, Romy, Lennard, Ellis, Ronald and Karlijn.

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Bree
 NL • Neeritter

16
4

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B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 3

Event Staged: Friday 16th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 1st May 2010
TROS (NL): Saturday 21st August 2010, 8.25-9.20pm

Teams: Bever (B) v. Rotterdam (NL)

Team Members included:
Bever (B) –
Geert, Cathy, Tom, An-Sophie, Didier, Christa, David, Annick, Faro and Karel
Rotterdam (NL) –
Aad, Daisy, Berend, Henriet, Mariska, Lucas, Liesbeth, Thomas and Maron

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 NL • Rotterdam
 B • Bever

10
10

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

The Belgian host Guy van Sande cheated on the 'Boat Game' by sneakily keeping the leaking tank shut so that the lock would open quicker. It didn't help however, because the game was won by the Dutch team.

Additional Information

As the teams were tied on equal points after Game 7 of this competition, both teams started the final game - 'The Obstacle Course' - simultaneously. This was because there was no points difference to provide an advantage for either team.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 4

Event Staged: Friday 16th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 8th May 2010
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Laarne (B) v. Heiloo (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Laarne
 NL • Heiloo

-
-

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B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 5

Event Staged: Wednesday 21st April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 15th May 2010
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Sint-Niklaas (B) v. Halsteren (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Sint-Niklaas
 NL • Halsteren

-
-

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 6

Event Staged: Wednesday 21st April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Unconfirmed
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Brussel (B) v. Groningen (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Brussel
 NL • Groningen

-
-

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 7

Event Staged: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 22nd May 2010
TROS (NL): Saturday 31st July 2010, 8.25-9.20pm

Teams: Merksem (B) v. Zoetermeer (NL)

Team Members:
Merksem (B) –
Thomas, Ruud, Ali, Willem, Simon, Nele, Annemiek, Liesbeth, Annelies and Gita;
Zoetermeer (NL) –
Bas, Kevin, Nick, Jeffrey, Jeroen, Kim, Lisa, Sharine, Louise and Liesbeth.

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Merksem
 NL • Zoetermeer

9
12

Additional Information

The score may above may appear strange, but this is an illustration that points don't always mean prizes! Going into the final game, Dutch team Zoetermeer were leading by 12pts to Merksem's 9pts. As explained in the Introduction to this Stedenspel series, the points scores leading into the final game determined which of the two teams had an advantage on the obstacle course. For each 1pt difference between the leading and trailing teams, a 2 second delay in starting was imposed upon the team with the lower points haul. In this instance, it meant that Merksem had to start the last game six seconds after Zoetermeer had started. Despite this handicap, the Merksem team caught up and overtook the Zoetermeer team and won the all-important final game, meaning they were declared winners of the event. This is how a team can win a Stedenspel right at the death!

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 8

Event Staged: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 29th May 2010
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Kortrijk (B) v. Vianen (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Kortrijk
 NL • Vianen

-
-

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B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 9

Event Staged: Monday 26th April 2010 (unconfirmed)
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Unconfirmed
TROS (NL): Saturday 7th August 2010, 8.25-9.20pm

Teams: Sint-Lievens-Houtem (B) v. Den Haag (NL)

Team Members:
Hasselt (B) –
Frank, Juho, Hossy, Jelle, Fos, Emmy, Danny, Mieke, Lietsie and Sarina;
Den Haag (NL) –
Tim, Leon, Lucas, Oscar, Frans, Katie, Jessica, Lianne, Nikki and Erna.

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Sint-Lievens-Houtem
 NL • Den Haag

14
5

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 10

Event Staged: Monday 26th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 5th June 2010
TROS (NL): Saturday 17th July 2010, 8.25-9.20pm (time unconfirmed)

Teams: Hasselt (B) v. Langedijk (NL)

Team Members:
Hasselt (B) –
Dirk, Wim, Maarten, Rob, Kenneth, Kim, Sigrid, Ingrid, Saskia and Irene;
Langedijk (NL) –
Leon, Dennis, Michiel, Camiel, Simon, Anne, Pauline, Annemiek, Jaimy and Anne.

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 NL • Langedijk
 B • Hasselt

13
7

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 11

Event Staged: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 12th June 2010
TROS (NL): Saturday 24th July 2010, 8.25-9.20pm

Teams: Ieper (B) v. Hulst (NL)

Team Members:
Ieper (B) –
Dirk, Frankie, Fabrice, Karel, Hendrik, Petra, Isabel, Greet, Liesbeth and Mieke;
Hulst (NL) –
Erik, Kyaan, Marty, Gert-Jan, Niels, Eline, Ingrid, Mirjam, Heidi and Kris.

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 B • Ieper
 NL • Hulst

10
10

Returning Teams and Competitors

As part of their celebrations to mark the city's 800th anniversary in the 1970s, Hulst had participated in Zeskamp, the Dutch domestic version of Jeux Sans Frontiθres. They played in Leiden against Dokkum. Remarkably, over thirty years later, one of the female Hulst team members from that event returned to participate once again in this edition of Stedenspel.

Additional Information

As the teams were tied on equal points after Game 7 of this competition, both teams started the final game - 'The Obstacle Course' - simultaneously. This was because there was no points difference to provide an advantage for either team.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Belgian/Dutch Archives

 

B

Stedenspel 2010

Programme 12

Event Staged: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Venue: Studio 12, Eurocam Media Center, Lint, Belgium

European Transmissions (Local Timings):
EXQI Plus (B):
Saturday 19th June 2010
TROS (NL): Unconfirmed

Teams: Antwerpen (B) v. Amsterdam (NL)

Games: Opening Game - Stepping Stones, Penguin Game, Ball Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part I, Boats Game, Tree Trunk Game, Sponge Game, Water Climbing Wall - Part II and Final Game - Obstacle Course.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd

 NL • Amsterdam
 B • Antwerpen

-
-

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