Tuesday 20th October 2015: With thanks to Jean P,
scoreboards have been added to
1976 Heats 1-4 and
1977 Heats 3-6. There is also a correction to the venue of
Heat 1 for SPIEL 1976.
Wednesday 26th August 2015: Please note that our
contact email has changed. It is now
firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you.
Friday 5th June 2015: Results and scoreboards have
today been added to
SPIEL 1977 Heats 1&2 and both
SPIEL 1978 heats with thanks to Jean
Wednesday 29th April 2015: Thanks to Neil, we've
been able to correct venues for Heat 2 of
1975 and Heat 1 of
1977. Photos of the games locations have also been added.
Remaining on the subject of venues, Neil has trekked down to Camberley and
Windsor to photograph two games venues - the first of
Heat 5 and the other of
JSF 1977 Heat 5.
Friday 24th April 2015: Many thanks to Neil for his
diligent research into the Meinerzhagen (D) team which means that we've
been able to add team members to
1973 Heat 5 (as well as game titles and theme) and
Thursday 23rd April 2015: Following on from
yesterday's update, today we present the game results and rankings for
and JSF 1992.
I have also been able to add team members to
JSF 1980 for the Arun (GB) team.
Wednesday 22nd April 2015: Games results and
rankings plus game titles added to
JSF 1990 and
Sunday 5th April 2015: Results and scoreboards have
today been added to both
SPIEL 1979 heats with thanks to Jean
Saturday 4th April 2015: Some more on the Mansfield
IAK 1977 heat including team members,
the games in detail
and an item added to
Thursday 2nd April 2015: Games and additional notes
IAK 1977 (Heat 3). Thanks also to
Michel Filannino for spotting an error in our
Winners' Circle relating to the team which won the 1979
Wednesday 1st April 2015: Team members added for the
Macclesfield team -
IAK 1977 and
Wednesday 25th March 2015: Finishing off
today with a brush-up to the Championship Knockout and
CUP FINAL 1976, including team
members, games and results.
Tuesday 24th March 2015: Further games results and
rankings added today, with thanks to Neil:
and XMAS 1989.
Finally, I've been able to add team members, games and games results and
rankings to IAK
1976 Heat 7 (with Edinburgh team members also added to the
1976 Championship Knockout and
JSF 1976 Heat 7).
Thursday 19th March 2015: Further games results and
rankings added tonight, with thanks to Neil:
and JSF 1981.
Wednesday 18th March 2015: Thanks to Neil for adding
some additional detail regarding the naming of the Aosta-Pilaz team in
NEIGE 1977 and
and also supplying a photo showing a better view of the playing area at
IAK 1968 and another, a candid
team photo of Swiss team Gossau (Teams
1974). On the subject of Gossau, team members and a couple
of Additional Information notes have been added to
Finally today, game results and rankings have been added to
Monday 16th March 2015: Back after a few days off,
partly due to having a busy few days and partly due to developing eye
strain - anyone who wonders why should take a look at the sheer volume of
updates over the last five weeks. I think I need to take things at a more
leisurely pace! Eye test booked and no doubt hideously expensive new
glasses to follow!
A few small additions today, however... The following teams
have been added to the Teams section: Cheltenham Spa to
Tewkesbury and Schwabach to
Teams 1971 and Ely to
Tuesday 10th March 2015: Early morning update...
Midnight oil burned...
IAK 1976 Heat 3 from Winchcombe now
sports Games in Detail, revised team member names, game results and
rankings, and additional notes. Also, Neil has added in-depth venue notes
to CUP FINAL
1975. while I have add game results and revised games and
team members for
IAK 1976 Heat 4 (and that year's Championship and
JSF Heat 4).
Finally, the same has been done for Heat 5 from 1976 from Harlow.
Monday 9th March 2015: A little additional work on
KNOCKOUT 1987 today, to move the venue information from the
Venues section (which has never really got going) to the programme's
Series Guide page, now with additional photographs. I've also been able to
add production credits and details of the alternative American television
version of this programme. I've also added game results and rankings to
CUP FINAL 1975
1975, the latter of which has also had a scarcely
believable note added about Game 6 to 'The Games in Detail'. Finally,
scoreboard captures have been added to
1980. Many thanks to Jean P for his help with today's
Sunday 8th March 2015: A quick update to start the
day - a rather jolly photo of the Redcar (GB) team at Bad Mergentheim has
been added to Teams 1976.
Also, thanks to Neil for adding further detail about the Redcar venue from
Games results/rankings have also been added to
(all Heats and Winter Final) and
NEIGE 1981 (all Heats and Winter
Final), IAK 1980
IAK 1982 (Championship),
KNOCKOUT 1987 and
Saturday 7th March 2015: The Saturday update nearly
became a Sunday one, but it's crept under the wire, just! Venue
information for IAK
1976 has been added today to the Morecambe, Stoke-on-Trent,
Harlow, Redcar and Stirling events, with photographs added to those and
most others in that year's Domestic Competition.
Friday 6th March 2015: A change of pace today, or
at least of focus! Teams
1974 now includes British teams Farnham and Thamesdown and
the covers of the Farnham IAK, South Liverpool FC FA Cup Final Knockout
and Herford Spiel Ohne Grenzen souvenir programmes have been added
Collectables 1968 respectively. Also,
illustrations from the latter have been added to
1968 Heat 6 and game results and rankings to
Heat 3 from Onchan, Heat 4 from Stanley and Heat 5 from Gourock. Finally, thanks to Neil for
his fascinating update to the
1977 Cup Final Knockout concerning
the venue of the games.
Thursday 5th March 2015: More scorecards today...
of course now referred to as game results and rankings!
JSF 1977 (all Heats and International
Final), JSF 1978
(all Heats and International Final),
(all Heats and International Final),
(all Heats and Winter Final),
NEIGE 1979 (all Heats and Winter
Final), and XMAS
XMAS 1978 and
Thanks to Neil for the legwork!
Wednesday 4th March 2015: Continuing with scorecard
mania today... First up
JSF 1976 (all Heats and International
NEIGE 1977 (Heats 1, 3 and Winter Final). Neil and I have also been able to add scoreboard images for
1970 (Heat 7),
1971 (Heat 6) and
1972 (Heats 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7). Also today, a great update
to IAK 1973
to add copious venue and game notes to Heat 2. Thank you to Neil for the
hard graft on this one and for the bulk of the scorecard research added
over the last few days!
Finally, another small makeover tweak - from today, 'Did You
Know?' notes are rebranded 'Additional Information', and 'Confirmed
Scorecard' is now called 'Game Results and Standings'. The latter change
is to avoid the confusion between scorecards and scoreboards!
Tuesday 3rd March 2015: Pottering around today,
doing little tweaks (team colours on scorecard and team initial in the
results windows for Domestic Series events), but I've also found time to
add a Memories of Jeux Sans Frontières section to
IAK 1973 Heat 2 (King's Lynn). Also,
confirmed scorecards have been added to
JSF 1971 (Heats 1 and 4),
(Heats 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and International Final),
(all Heats and International Final),
JSF 1974 (all Heats and International
JSF 1975 (all Heats and
IAK 1976 (Domestic Final),
Monday 2nd March 2015: Scorecards galore today,
thanks to Neil -
JSF 1968 (all Heats and International Final),
IAK NI 1969
(both Heats), JSF
1969 (Heats 2, 3, 4, 5),
IAK 1970 (Heat 6) and
(all Heats and International Final).
Sunday 1st March 2015: First up on the menu today
is a brush-up for
IAK 1975, comprising production credits and scorecards for
Heats 1 (St. Ives) and 2 (Swansea). If that's the hors d'oeuvres, then the
main course comes courtesy of Neil, who has updated venue information for
1968 and added scorecard for the events concerned, where
There have been a slew of updates made during February, so
make sure you check them out. Don't forget that if you enjoy the site, you
can always help us to keep afloat by donating to our funds via the button
above. We are grateful for all such contributions - though lately they
have been few and far between, so if you're thinking of donating a little
something, please do. Thanks.
Saturday 28th February 2015: I've today been able
to revise IAK 1971
Heat 1 to include team members full names, games, a couple of notes and a
Friday 27th February 2015: A few confirmed
scorecards added today thanks to Neil's research - to
(Heats 1 and 2),
IAK 1972 (Heat 4),
IAK 1973 (Heats 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6) and
(Heat 1). I've also been able to add team members, games, a scorecard and
a note on one of the games for
It's A Cup Final Knockout 1971.
Thursday 26th February 2015: While continuing the
makeover work, I noticed that I had information for
1973 which had not been given its own page. Well, it has
now! The information is sketchy, so if anyone can add to this, please drop
us a line. Thanks! The
French Team Database has been updated
On the subject of the makeover, all of the Series Guide
page re-organisation has now been completed.
Two confirmed scorecards have also been added: for
Heat 2 (Warwick) and Heat 4 (Farnham).
Wednesday 25th February 2015: The makeover is now
rolled out for all Intervilles, Interneige, Interglace, Intercontinents,
Almost Anything Goes and Anything Goes pages, plus Christmas, Celebrity and FA Cup Final specials in
addition to the JSF pages mentioned yesterday.
Tuesday 24th February 2015: A fun update today,
concerning the giant gorilla prop seen in the
International Heat at Évry, France. Many thanks to James Cowan for the
astonishing photograph that accompanies our expanded Did You Know note.
Additionally, there is much work going on behind the
scenes, with the intention of completing the "makeover" of the Series
Guide that was started in June of last year. I have further played around
with the format of the Did You Know sections, which are now divided into
the following categories to enhance readability and easy access to
The Games in Detail
Memories of Jeux Sans Frontières
Presenters, Officials and Production Team
Returning Teams and Competitors
Did You Know?
At present, this has been rolled out for JSF Series Guide
pages from 1965-1999.
Sunday 22nd February 2015: Venue photos now added
SPIEL 1967 and
Saturday 21st February 2015: Photos added today to
Where venues are repeated from previous years, I have tried to include
different views of these towns and games locations.
Friday 20th February 2015: A final polishing off
today of the venues in
JSF 1966, to include photos and
descriptions of two previously elusive games locations in Huy, Belgium and
Sennestadt, Germany. Also new today is a feature written by Mike Peters
about It's A Knockout's Manchester base,
BBC New Broadcasting
House. The essay forms a part of our Fil Rouge section, the
rest of which can be accessed from the menu to the left of each page.
Finally, some rare photos have been added to
1966 and MacDonald Hobley's biography.
Thursday 19th February 2015: We are returning
today to the revamping of the Series Guide page layout, but with a nice
twist - as you'll see from
and IAK 1966
we are now adding general photographs of the venue towns as well as ones
of the games locations themselves. This is in - in a small way - done in
order to reflect the travelogue
introductions in Jeux Sans Frontières programmes.
Wednesday 18th February 2015: First up this morning
is our earliest collectable item yet - from
Belgium, 1965, along with both
won by British team Shrewsbury in 1969 and a programme
Great Yarmouth 1979. Team members for North Walsham, who
competed in this
IAK 1979 International Heat have been added today also.
Finally, a small update to IAK 1973 at Ashington, including a scorecard.
Tuesday 17th February 2015: The deluge of updates
(otherwise known as the result of dealing with an overflowing mailbox!)
continues today... First, we have team photos of the 1979 British teams
and Rushmoor. Team members representing these three towns
have been added to
IAK 1979 and (in Henley's case)
Thanks to Paul Leaver for sending these in. Neil has also sent further
collectables (a coin from Siegen and an ashtray from Northampton) which
have been added to
respectively. I am also grateful to Bill
Brown for writing with his memories of the Aberdeen Domestic Heat of
The major update today is to add a 1970 series from Spain
Un Pueblo Para Europa. Related to
this update is the matter of Spain's intended entry into JSF a year later
- for details, please see a new addition on the subject in the
The 1970 Introduction has also been revisited to include a mention of the
Spanish Domestic competition, and the team has been added to
Finally, while I've been immersed in all things Spanish,
Neil has been looking into Spiel Ohne Grenzen and has
amended the last two paragraphs of the
and added a scorecard and other details to
1977 Heat 3 (Dahn) plus a photo of the Dahn team to
Another team photo, of Lodève (France), has been added to
Monday 16th February 2015: Plenty more to see
today, starting off with venue information and photos plus scorecards
(where possible) for
1967. We also have a fun
news item about the 1987 Royal Knockout,
collectable postcard and a
BBC pin badge,
thanks to David Ashurst, plus photos of the
1974 Southport team. In addition
to these goodies, I have also revisited the feature here on
following some excellent research by Paul Leaver, who has also added two
team member names to the Cardiff team of
IAK 1969 (inc DYK) and
JSF 1969 - thanks Paul!
I've also been doing some re-organisation to make the site
a little more manageable and to begin with this means the
- Promotional Items section has received a makeover. Rather
than having one item per page, the section now has a page for each year
with each of these pages containing all the promotional items for that
year. This makes the section easier to update and easier for visitors to
look through. We recommend you do look through as there are previously
unseen and unannounced items included as of tonight!
Finally, disgraced IAK/JSF presenter
Stuart Hall's biography
is restored to JSFnetGB today. It has been heavily revised by Mike Peters
in the wake of the recent revelations about Hall's sex offences and I
would like to thank Mike for the great trouble he has taken over what has
been a very difficult essay for him to write. We have been discussing how
best to return the piece to the site and I feel Mike has addressed an
awkward and at times highly distasteful biography with great sensitivity.
Sunday 15th February 2015: Some video for you to
watch today, comprising behind the scenes footage from rehearsals for the
International Final (here's a
quick link to the video itself). The
video also includes an interview with Peter Claßen, a member of the
Bardenberg team, who emerged victorious on the night. The original home
movie footage can also be seen in
three parts, here. Neil has also
SPIEL 1967 (with some additional
information about the Bardenberg venue and has added a fascinating DYK
note to the JSF International Final 1967 regarding a remarkable monument
to Bardenberg's win) and
SPIEL 1968, providing additional
information about the venues. Also new today is an image of one of the
boardgames based on JSF which was released in Italy in the
mid-1960s; team member information for French entrants Lodève (JSF
1982); a new confirmed venue for
at Bonn; previously unseen collectables (for
1994 - thanks to Neil and Christos
for these); and a weblink has been added to
noting the availability of photographs of the Fribourg heat (direct
Saturday 14th February 2015: Thanks to Neil's
diligent researches in a Dartford library, we are now able to add team
members for that team's foray into
Tuesday 10th February 2015: An absolutely
marvellous update today which has been made possible by the kindness and
generosity of Brian Clark. Brian's is a name that regular visitors to
JSFnetGB will recognise as he has previously contributed to our
having worked as part of the BBC It's A Knockout production team in
the late 1960s to early 1970s. Well, Brian has been ever so kind and has
gifted items of memorabilia from his collection to JSFnetGB and hopes that
they may help to raise funds for the website. So, if you enjoy looking at
these items - which will be shared via our
section - please consider making a donation (however small,
it all helps) to site funds via the link above. Thank you - and to Brian
Collectables from Brian Clark:
1969 IAK pin badge, personnel
identity badges (1968,
promotional stickers (1970
from 1970 Christmas Special, a
Diamond IAK beer mat from 1971 and an
patch badge from the JSF 1973 International Final.
Monday 26th January 2015: A very unexpected update
today, to the one-off 1965 programme
la Suisse. Thanks to Neil for pointing me in the right
direction for this information, which includes game titles and details,
the result, a scoreboard and even the identity of the presenters and
programme director. I honestly never thought we'd be able to present
further information about this rare television special at JSFnetGB.
Monday 12th January 2015:
New Year to all visitors and contributors to JSFnetGB!
We at JSFnetGB hope that readers had a good Christmas and New Year
celebration, and welcome everyone to the 50th Anniversary year of Jeux
Sans Frontières! Yes, that's right - JSF is fifty years old. Hardly
seems possible (beyond making us feel rather old!).
First update of the year is to add a new staging date, team
members and games to Heat 1 of
(and therefore also Heat 1 of
with thanks to Neil Storer.
updates, please click here