Visnews filmed Jan 25 the 200-year old game of Eisschiess - the Bavarian version of curling - at Zwiesel in the Bavarian Forest near Czechoslovakia's South West border.
SV. contestants at table with Eisstoecke.
SCU. Eisstock tested for width and being measured.
CU. Eisstock being measured.
SCU. Being weighed.
CU. Being stamped.
SV. Contestants handed Eisstock.
GV. Contestants in progress.
SV. showing Eisstock - arriving near target wood piece "Daube".
SV. Competitors throw's Eisstock.
SV. Eisstock misses daube, people jump out of way.
CU. Competitor throws Eisstock.
SV. Eisstock hits another at end of pitch.
SV. Men look on.
LV. Eisstock towards daube and hits other eisstoecke.
SV. Cameramen shooting.
SV. Competitor throws eisstock.
SV. Eisstock slides near daube.
BV. Competitor throws eisstock.
SV. Measurements being recorded.
CU. Woman competitor swings eisstock.
SV. Same woman throws eisstock.
CU. Spectators in trilby and balaclava.
SV. Another woman competitor throws eisstock.
SV. Eisstock slides very close to daube.
SCU. Woman throws eisstock.
SV. Eisstock slides in near daube.
SV. Small child tries eisstock.
SV. Competitor throws eisstock inexpertly.
SV. Men's team being congratulated.
SV. Crowd look on.
Sv. Woman's team being congratulated.
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Background: Visnews filmed Jan 25 the 200-year old game of Eisschiess - the Bavarian version of curling - at Zwiesel in the Bavarian Forest near Czechoslovakia's South West border.
Zwiesel is said to be the birthplace of the game. Competitors well wrapped in the heavy snow fall came from many parts of Germany for the contest.
With steady hands, trained eyes, they wielded the heavy eisstock across the ice to the daube - a target at the end of the pitch. To keep the sliding surface of the eisstock polished, they rubbed on it hydrochloric acid.
There were nine women's teams, 13 men's teams; each of four persons. The eisstock is half the weight of the stone used in curling and the 100-meters course in this contest is never swept.