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Are You Ready for the Discworld Cup?
by Lynsey on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:19 am
Categories: News

Here at the lofty Transworld tower of art we heard on the grapevine about a sporting contest that happens every four years between teams from all over the world. Having learned about said tournament we decided to adopt it and give it our own spin – after all Unseen Academicals is all about football and being the newest Discworld creation it seemed aptly timed by the literary Gods upstairs to send out the inspiration for the DISCWORLD CUP!

The Discworld Cup is a competition contested by the books of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

The format of the tournament involves 32 teams (otherwise known as books) competing for the title of Favourite Discworld Book 2010 over a period of one month. The 32 teams that start the tournament are made of every Discworld novel in the series, except for those aimed at younger readers and The Last Hero, which was officially known as a Discworld Fable*. Sir Terry Pratchett himself randomly selected the books through a highly scientific process.

Having got this far we realised that a tournament of this sort needs a very shiny, trophy for one lucky participant to kiss and wave about and make everyone else feel thoroughly jealous. Created by the elusive Sergeant Braille we have a cup to rival all other cups! (see below) So to be in with a chance to win the highly covetable, scarily limited edition Discworld Cup make your voice heard and cheer on your favourite Discworld book, I mean team, no I mean book.

 All the terms and conditions and voting can be found at head on  over and make your vote count!

The Discworld Cup

*The decision to omit certain books was made purely to balance the competition with 32 titles and stay true to a similarly named tournament that takes place every four years. Any issues with this see the management.

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Wonderful idea! It’s almost enough to tempt me to move back to Ireland, just so I can be eligible to win that impressive cup :-)

Posted on June 12th, 2010 at 1:01 pm by Annie Mac 
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