World Cup Tournament The World Cup of 80s Prime Time Soap Characters

Discussion in 'World Cup of Soaps' started by Angela Channing, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Karin Schill

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    Are you making this up as we go?
    I have not heard of that silly rule before! :eck:

    Not that it will matter all that much for my vote in this round and oh boy this is a tough one. But I will vote for the bitches because the actresses who portray them are actually both really nice. :)

    1. Alexis.
    2. Abby.
     
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  2. Jason73

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    1. Alexis
    2. Abby
     
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  3. Angela Channing

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    No, maybe you just haven't been reading my posts properly. Not only did I explain this additional rule on this thread before I made the draw for the very first match, before the game even started, I also trailed there would be a rule change as far back as when there was a site wide poll to determine theme of this current World Cup.

    I don't think it's a "silly rule" at all. It was designed to create a more even playing field for the game by restricting fans of a particular soap just voting for characters from that show without considering the merits of those from other shows, which sometimes happens with other polls on these forums.

    The aim was to make this World Cup be about characters and not the popularity of a particular soap opera.
     
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  4. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Warrior

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    I couldn't find my relevant posts before as I'm working from my smartphone and it's more difficult to navigate the different pages and forums.

    As I explained in my previous post, I first trailed the rule change as far back as 20th June before the game was fully conceived!

    Before details of the first knock out match was posted, I provided more explicit details of the change on the 3rd September:

    I went on to explain how it would work in quite some detail.

    Far from making up "silly" rules "as we go", I put some thought into how to make this game more inclusive for fans of those soap operas that don't get as much attention as some of the others.

    I appreciate that changes will always please some people but not others however, on balance I think it is a sensible change.

    I hope you will still enjoy participating in the game. :)
     
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  5. Emelee

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    I really like that rule! I don't want too many characters from one soap left to the end.
     
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  6. Angela Channing

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    Is Abby correct? Who goes through, you decide.

    There's still time to vote for your winner between Alexis Carrington and Laura Avery and between Abby Cunningham and Ellie Ewing.

    The poll closes as midnight on Sunday.
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    I think so, but then again maybe she's just a 6 on the Miss Ellie scale.
     
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  8. Chloe-Fusco

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    Match 5 - Alexis
    Match 6 - Abby
     
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  9. Karin Schill

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    Thanks, I hope I will. But I probably won't like it if I am not allowed to vote for two characters I like better simply because they come from the same show. But I guess we'll see what you'll toss at us.

    What amazes me however is that it looks like Miss Ellie might be out in the first round of this game and she won the Dallas round all together with Bobby coming in second!
     
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    Match 5) - Alexis
    Match 6) - Ellie
     
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    1. Alexis
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  12. Angela Channing

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    The poll has now closed and the votes have been counted and verified and the totals are as follows:

    Match 5:
    Laura Avery - 4
    Alexis Carrington - 11

    Match 6:
    Abby Cunningham - 8
    Ellie Ewing - 7

    The 2 characters going through to the next round are confirmed as:

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    So Alexis succeeds where 2 of her children failed. Meanwhile, Abby pulls off a bit of a shock result beating Ellie Ewing who was the winner of the World Cup of Dallas. That's cup competition for you, it's not always predictable.

    Thanks to everyone who voted in this round. Details of the next matches will follow later today.
     
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  13. Angela Channing

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    So we bid a sad farewell to 2 iconic characters: Ellie Ewing Farlow and Laura Avery Sumner.

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    The next matches involve a character aiming to join a former spouse in the next round, 2 villains and an all round nice person. Full details to follow shortly.
     
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  14. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Melissa Agretti?
     
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  15. Angela Channing

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    Match 7- Richard Channing
    Match 8- Lilimae Clements
     
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  17. Angela Channing

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    Match 7 - Richard Channing - I like both characters but Richard Channing was by far the more, complex, unpredictable and therefore more interesting so is my choice.

    Match 8 - Titus Semple - Lilimae was a sweetie but Titus was ruthless, there was nothing he wouldn't do to get what he wanted. There was no one's life he wouldn't ruin to come out on top, including starting a fire that killed his daughter for which he appeared almost without remorse. Always fascinating and great to watch.
     
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  18. Richard Channing

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    1. Richard Channing
    2. Lilimae Clements
     
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    my votes

    Richard Channing
    Titus Semple
     
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    1. Richard
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