Writers' Block Poetry Night
2015 Slam Season

Watch as the pool of candidates grows from month to month, all vying for spots in the slams
that determine Columbus's National Poetry Slam team as well as
slots for the Individual World Poetry Slam & Women of the World Poetry Slam
!

Click here for the rules regarding Columbus's Nationals team/IWPS/WoWPS consideration

NPS 2015 Pool
January 21 Slam
1st Calla Thomas - 3 points (29.8 + 28.9 = 58.7)
2nd Scott Woods - 2 points (27.6 + 29.0 = 56.6)
3rd Marshall Brown - 1 point (27.5 + 25.9 = 53.4)
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4th - Rose Smith (25.4 + 26.4 = 51.8)
5th - Louise Robertson (24.4 + 27.2 = 51.6)
6th - Javier Cintax (24.5 + 27.0 = 51.5)
7th - Sara Jane Trattner (23.2)


January 28 Slam

1st Calla Thomas - 3 points (29.7 + 29.4 = 59.1)
2nd Janel Williams - 2 points (28.9 + 28.9 = 57.8)
3rd - Matthias Jackson - 1 point (28.5 + 29.1 = 57.6)
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4th - Zach Hannah (28.8 + 28.0 = 56.8)
5th - Betsy Clark (27.1 + 27.2 = 54.3)
6th - Sara Trattnor (27.2 + 26.8 = 54.0)
7th - Scott Woods (27.0)
8th - Duchess (28.2 - 1.5TP = 26.7)
9th - Su Flatt (27.2 - 1TP = 26.2)
10th (tied) - Javier Cintax (25.4)
10th (tied) - Louise Robertson (25.4)
12th - Geoff Anderson (24.3)


February 18 Slam

1st Nehemiah Butler - 3 points (27.8 + 29.2 = 57.0)
2nd Betsy Clark - 2 points (28.8 + 27.6 = 56.4)
3rd Louise Robertson (tie) - 1 point (26.7 + 28.5 = 55.2)
3rd - Mathias Jackson (tie) - 1 point (27.3 + 27.9 = 55.2)

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5th - Javier Cintax (27.4 + 26.3 = 53.7)
6th - Jeff (25.8 + 27.5 = 53.3)
7th - Janel Williams (25.3)
8th - Damien (25.2)
9th - Sara Trattnor (24.0)
10th - Marshall Brown (22.7)
11th - Kai (22.4)
12th - Bryant Turkleton Dill (21.8)


February 25 Slam
1st Javier Cintax - 3 points (27.8 + 27.4 = 55.2)
2nd Mathias Jackson (tie) - 2 points (27.7 + 26.7 = 54.4)
2nd - Nehemiah Butler (tie) - 2 points (28.2 + 26.2 = 54.4)

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4th - Scott Woods (28.7 - .05 TB + 25.4 = 53.6)
5th - Janel Williams ( 26.9 + 25.3 = 52.2)
6th - Marshall Brown (27..0 + 25.1 = 52.1)
7th - Chris (26.4)
8th - Sara Trattnor (25.6)
9th - Damian (25.0)
10th - Betsy Clark (24.5)
11th - Louise Robertson (24.4)
12th - Jeff (24.2)

March 11 2015 GRAND Slam

1st Betsy Clark (tie) (30 + 28.7 + = 58.7)
1st Javier Cintax (tie) (29.3 + 29.4 = 58.7)
3rd Janel Williams (29.1 + 28.6 = 57.7)
4th Nehemiah Butler (27.8 + 29.3 = 57.1)
5th Mathias Jackson (27.5 + 29.1 = 56.6)
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6th Calla Thomas (28.9 + 28.2 - 1TP = 56.1)
7th Scott Woods (26.9)
8th Louise Robertson (26.8)
9th Marshall Brown (26.3)

Total Points Awarded Going into the Grand Slam

Bracketed poets have not met the 2-slam minimum requirement
The top 8 poets listed below will be in the Grand Slam, Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The top 4 poets in the Grand Slam will be the representatives for Columbus at NPS 2015 in Oakland!

Calla Thomas- 6 points
Nehemiah Butler - 5 points
Mathias Jackson - 4 points
Javier Cintax - 3 points
Scott Woods - 2 points
Betsy Clark - 2 points
Janel Williams - 2 points
Louise Robertson - 1 point
Marshall Brown - 1 point


NOTE: If the grand slam pool drops below four poets.
The order is determined first by having met the two slam requirement, then by using the poets' two best ranks.



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