The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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Tennis - The new VASSS Points System
American Real Tennis champ Jimmy Van Alen insists that his new scoring system VASSS-tly improves the game! Anglia TV remain unconvinced.
News 1968 5 mins
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At the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club, Anglia TV speak to Jimmy Van Alen, an American Real Tennis champ and creator of a new scoring system for tennis matches. Aimed at energising the game, VASSS, the 'Van Alen Simplified Scoring System', was first developed in 1958, and advocates a sudden-death tie breaker to end prolonged sets and matches. Van Alen's scoring system did not wholly take over from the conventional scoring system, however the tie-break has remained.
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