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World Cup Tournament Coming Soon - The World Cup Of Soap Operas

Discussion in 'World Cup of Soaps' started by Angela Channing, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    The next Soapchat World Cup will be between the soap operas themselves, competing against each other to find your outright winner.

    There will be 32 soap operas taking part in the final tournament, after the qualifying rounds have been completed. To ensure the qualifying stages don't go on for too long, I will pre-select about half the soaps to automatically qualify (based on my perception of their popularity on Soapchat and in the wider world) and the remaining places will be chosen by forum members after a nomination and voting process.

    Soap operas from any country, any era, prime-time or daytime, TV or radio, will be eligible to take part.

    The rules of the game will be the same as before (see link here).

    Further details to follow.

    If you have any questions please post them on this thread.

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  3. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    My nerves can't take it!!!!

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  4. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    Will another bottle help?

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  5. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    Oh how lovely! Fresh from the vineyard. A bribe you might say ;)
     
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  6. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    I don't have to be a genius to guess which soap you will be rooting for but like the FIFA World Cup, there are always surprises.
     
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  7. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    Ply me with your wine and we'll see! :D
     
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    Daniel Avery Super Moderator EXP: 19 Years Staff Member

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    "So many soaps....so, so many soaps....."
     
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  9. stevew

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    But you’re gorgeous with or without the bottle.
     
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  10. Karin Schill

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    I know which my most favorites are. Now let's just hope that my top three soaps won't have to battle each other too early on in the game. My nightmare scenario was still in the Dallas one when JR/SE had to battle each other out in the first round. That was not fun. :(

    So which 16 soaps are pre-selected?
     
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  11. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Super Moderator EXP: 19 Years Staff Member

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    I'm sure that information is being kept in a top-secret location. Alongside Sue Ellen's secret stash of Grey Goose.
     
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  12. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    I think those dilemmas are what makes the game unpredictable and interesting. If every round was JR vs Charley Wade or Sue Ellen vs Laurel Ellis it would be far less fun. That said, it will be entirely random which soaps be drawn against each other.

    Everything will be revealed soon at the appropriate time. :)
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    @stevew - well yes I know, thank you! ;)

    (Isn't she??! Sooooooooo beautiful :) )
     
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  14. Angela Channing

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    More details.

    There will be 4 qualifying rounds based on regions of the world where the soap opera originated. As this forum is in the English language, the focus will mainly, but not exclusively, be on English speaking countries.

    The qualifying rounds will be as follows:

    1. UK (12 soaps of which 6 will be pre-selected)

    2. USA (12 soaps of which 6 will be pre-selected)

    3. Australia (6 soaps of which 3 will be pre-selected)

    4. Rest of the world and/or soaps not in the English language (2 soaps of which none will be pre-selected)

    Further details to follow.

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  15. Emelee

    Emelee Soap Chat Mega Star EXP: 7 Years

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    ...and from Sweden, the last qualified soap to enter is Rederiet.
     
  16. Willie Oleson

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    Yeah, I wonder what foreign soaps Angela has selected for the WC.

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    I wish I could spell the one that Linda and Larry appeared briefly in in Germany in the early 90s. I could say it but I can't spell it...
     
  18. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    I've put the relevant bit in bold.

    Forum members will select the soaps from the Rest of the World. My favourite soap not in the English language is Chateauvallon which is why I included it in my banner above. I'm not sure yet if I will nominate or vote for it when the qualifying rounds begin.
     
  19. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

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    What about Skilda Varldar? I read it was one of the most popular Swedish soaps of all time. Based on the Australian series Sons and Daughters.
     
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