Writers' Block Poetry Night
2011 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 2011 Pool
January 26 Slam
1st Vernell Bristow - 3 points (28.2 + 28.5 = 56.7)
2nd Izetta Thomas - 2 points (27.8 + 28.4 = 56.2)
3rd Scott Woods - 1 point (28.2 - .5 TP + 28.2 = 55.9)
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4th - (tie) Maranda Noble (26.7 + 28.1 = 54.8)
4th - (tie) Ed Plunkett (28 + 26.8 = 54.8)
6th - Paula Lambert (26.2 + 26.7 = 52.9)
7th - Louise Robertson (26.1)
8th - Wali Crowder (26)
9th - Katrina K. (26.9 - 1 TP = 25.9)
10th - Wyk McGowan (26.6 - 1 TP = 25.6)
11th - Seqoyia (25.4)
12th - Claudia Wilson (25.2)


February 23 Slam

1st J.G. - 3 points (29.8 + 29.0 = 58.8)
2nd Ethan Rivera - 2 points (28.8 + 29.4 = 58.2)
3rd Vernell Bristow - 1 point (29.8 + 27.8 = 57.6)
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4th - Izetta Thomas (29.8 + 27.2 = 57.0)
5th (tie) - Ellie White (27.7 + 28.7 = 56.4)
5th (tie) - Nick Brown (27.6 + 28.8 = 56.4)
7th - Claudia Wilson (26.3)
8th - Paula Lambert (25.5)
9th - Katrina K. (25.2)
10th - Jew Jeffner (27.4 - 2.5 TP = 24.9)
11th - Spike (25.3 - .5TP = 24.8)
12th - Ara (24.8)


March 23 Slam

1st Scott Woods - 3 points (27.2 - .5 TP + 26.8 = 53.5)
2nd Izetta Thomas - 2 points (25.5 + 27.9 - .5TP = 52.9)
3rd Vernell Bristow - 1 point (26.9 + 25.9 = 52.8)
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4th - Nick Brown (26 + 26.7 = 52.7)
5th - Ara Harris (25.3 + 26.3 = 51.6)
6th - Katrina K. (25 + 25 = 50)
7th - Wyk McGowan (24.6)
8th - Sharamie (23.9)


March 30 Slam
1st Scott Woods - 3 points (28.8 + 28.3 = 57.1)
2nd Izetta Thomas - 2 points (27.3 + 28.3 = 55.6)
3rd Louise Robertson - 1 point (27.3 + 28.1 = 55.4)
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4th - (tie) Ara Harris (27.3 + 27.7 = 55.0)
4th - (tie) Rachel Wiley (26.8 + 28.2 = 55.0)
6th - Will Evans (27.2 + 27.2 = 54.4)
7th - Katrina K. (26.8 + 26.6 = 53.4)
8th - Ed Plunkett (26.7)
9th - JG (John Gibson) (26.2)
10th - Paula Lambert (24.7)
11th - Ellie White (24,6)
12th - Claudia Wilson (23.8)

April 20 Slam
1st Wyk McGowan - 3 points (29.2 + 30 = 59.2)
2nd Vernell Bristow - 2 points (29.7 + 29 = 58.7)
3rd Nick Brown - 1 point (28.9 + 29.3 = 58.2)
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4th - Katrina K. (29.0 + 27.2 = 56.2)
5th - Louise Robertson (27.1 + 28.1 = 55.2)
6th - Ed Plunkett (27.1 + 27.2 = 54.3)
7th - Ara Harris (26.6)

April 27 GRAND Slam


J.G. (John Gibson) (29.6 + 27.2 + 29.8 = 86.6)
Vernell Bristow (27.2 + 29.5 + 29.8 = 86.5)
Scott Woods (28.8 + 27.5 + 29.8 = 86.1)
Izetta Thomas (28.6 - 1TP + 29.1 + 29.0 = 85.7)
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Wyk McGowan (26.4 + 28.6 + 28.1 = 83.1)
Nick Brown (26.6 + 27.2 + 29.0 = 81.8)
7th - Louise Robertson (27.3 + 25.3 = 52.6)

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, April 27, 2011
The top 4 poets in the Grand Slam will be the representatives for Columbus at NPS 2011!


Scott Woods - 7 points
Vernell Bristow - 7 points
Izetta Thomas - 6 points
J.G. - 3 points
Wyk McGowan - 3 points
[ Ethan Rivera - 2 points (removed)]
Louise Robertson - 1 point
Nick Brown - 1 point



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