Writers' Block Poetry Night
2012 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 2012 Pool
January 25 Slam
1st J.G. - 3 points (27.8 + 29.8 = 57.6)
2nd Wali Crowder - 2 points (28.4 + 28.6 = 57.0)
3rd Gina Blaurock - 1 point (27.2 TP + 29.4 = 56.6)
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4th - Louise Robertson (28.0 + 28.3 = 56.3)
5th - Ed Plunkett (27.3 + 28.1 = 55.4)
6th - Alexis Mitchell (27.5 + 27.7 = 55.2)
7th - Izetta Thomas (27.0)
8th - Rose Smith (25.8)


February 8 Slam

1st Izetta Thomas - 3 points (27.7 + 28.5 = 56.2)
2nd Rose Smith - 2 points (28.4 + 27.6 = 56.0)
3rd Vernell Bristow - 1 point (27.8 + 28.0 = 55.8)
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4th - Hanif Abdurraqib (27.5 + 27.9 = 55.4)
5th Alexis Mitchell (27.2 + 27.3 = 54.5)
6th Gina Blaurock (26.1 + 28.2 = 54.3)
7th - Ed Plunkett (27.5 - 1.5 TP = 26.0)
8th - Brandon Madry (25.5)
9th - Louise Robertson (24.5)


February 22 Slam

1st Rose Smith - 3 points (28.6 - .5 TP + 29.2 = 57.8)
2nd Hanif Abdurraqib - 2 points (28.2 + 28.9 = 57.1)
3rd Tiffani Smith - 1 point (28.2 + 28.7 = 56.9)
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4th - J.G. (28.6 + 28.0 = 56.6)
5th - Louise Robertson (27.6 + 28.6 = 56.2)
6th - Alexis Mitchell (27.6 + 27.5 = 55.1)
7th - Wyk McGowan (26.4)
8th - Gina Blaurock (24.1)


March 14 Slam
1st Gina Blaurock - 3 points (27.6 + 29.2 = 56.8)
2nd Vernell Bristow - 2 points (27.7 + 28.5 = 56.2)
3rd Brandon Madry - 1 point (26.3 + 27.8 = 54.1)
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4th - Alexis Mitchell (27.1 - 2.5TP + 27.6 = 52.2)

March 28 Slam
1st Izetta Thomas - 3 points (28.5 + 29.0 = 57.5)
2nd Alexis Mitchell - 2 points (29.2 + 27.3 = 56.5)
3rd Hanif Abdurraqib - 1 point (27.5 + 28.5 = 56.0)
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4th - Rose Smith (26.9 -.5 = 26.4 + 27.9 = 54.3)
5th - Searius Add (26.5 - 5 + 27.5 = 53.5)
6th - Louise Robertson (25.5 + 26.5 = 52.0)
7th - Fahad (26.1 - 3pt TP = 23.1)
7th - Wyk McGowan (23.0)

April 11 GRAND Slam

1st Gina Blaurock (27.2 + 25.6 + 28.9 = 81.7)
2nd (tied) Hanif Abdurraqib (26.5 + 26.5 + 28.9 = 80.6)
2nd (tied) Rose Smith (26.1 + 25.3 + 29.2 = 80.6)
4th Vernell Bristow (26.2 + 26.9 + 26.4 = 79.5)
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5th Izetta Thomas (26.3 + 26.1 + 26.9 = 79.3)
6th Brandon Madry (22.8 + 26.3 + 27.0 = 76.1)
7th - Alexis Mitchell (24.2 + 23.8 = 48.0)

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 11, 2012
The top 4 poets in the Grand Slam will be the representatives for Columbus at NPS 2012 in Charlotte, NC!

Izetta Thomas - 6 points
Rose Smith - 5 points
Gina Blaurock - 4 point
Vernell Bristow - 3 point
J.G. - 3 points
Hanif Abdurraqib - 3 points
Alexis Mitchell - 2 points
[ Wali Crowder - 2 points ]
[ Tiffani Smith - 1 point ]
Brandon Madry - 1 point



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