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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

The 2014-2015 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets are free to compete. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 8 points to qualify for the Final on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. Four winning poets will compete in several slams throughout the summer of 2015: Southern Fried Slam in June, Rustbelt in June, several grudge match slams throughout the summer, and National Poetry Slam in August. The UrbSLAM champ will have an opportunity to compete in other competitions with the support of UrbArts. The SlamMaster is MK Stallings. He also serves as the host of Saturday Nite Slam.

In addition to removing the entry fee for competition, UrbSLAM has a few other rule changes. Poets can only earn one point from participating in the Saint Louis Poetry Slam at the Focal Point on Wednesdays. Points will not be granted to poets competing in other slams in or out of the city except WU-SLAM. Another way for poets to earn points is through the Workshop on Thursdays at UrbArts and tournaments. UrbSLAM will offer two tournaments during the season that will be treated as additional slams where participants can earn points based on final places. Participating in the workshop and performing at the open mic earns a poet 0.25 points apiece. Poets cannot earn more than two points through the Workshop Open Mic.  A “no repeat” rule will be enforced throughout the season and final stage. Poets cannot repeat any poems after performing it during a slam if they advance to the second round.  Doors open at 9:00 pm. The slam starts at 9:30 pm. Poets who qualify for the final can continue to compete. Below is the point breakdown for placing.

  • First place = 4 points
  • Second place = 3 points
  • Third place = 2 points
  • Fourth place = 1 point
  • Fifth place = 0.5 points
  • All other participants = 0.25 points

 

UrbSLAM Finalists TRACKER (Need 8 points to qualify, 4 points to be listed):

  1. PoeticSlang, 10.75 points, Finalist
  2. Sahara Sista Sols, 10 points, Finalist
  3. Chris Ware, 9.25 points, Finalist
  4. Goblin, 8 points, Finalist
  5. JayLuvve, 8 points, Finalist
  6. Freeman Word, 8.25 points, Finalist
  7. Myki, 8 points, Finalist
  8. Greg the Poet, 8.75 points, Finalist
  9. EmCee, 4.25 points
  10. Abby the Truth, 4 points

Slam Schedule (UrbSLAM is every last Saturday of the month at UrbArts):

August 30, 2014

  1. Poeticslang 59.7, 4 points (Blood on the Concrete 29.8 & Master piece 29.9), 4 points overall
  2. Chris Ware, 58.9 points (Change 29.9 & Drunk High Hippie Love 29), 3 points overall
  3. Sista Sols, 57.3, 2 points (Here. Is. Victory. & Mama Rose on Carolina Girls Wearing Dresses 29.8), 2 points overall
  4. Bella Words, 52.5 1 point (Hot, Baby? 26.3 & Kryptonite 26.2), 1 point overall
  5. Mr. Poetry 7, 52, 0.5 points (Inner Strength 25 & God, Marry Me 27), 0.5 points overall
  6. Cathy, 0.25 points
  7. E.A.Wagner, 0.25 points 

 

 

September 27, 2014

  1.  EmCee, 59.3 points (Neighborhood 29.8 & The Booty 29.5), 4 points overall
  2.  Chris Ware, 57.8 (Brother 29.3 & I’m Sorry 28.5) 3 points, 6 points overall
  3.  Goblin, 55.7 (Abacus 27.6 & Starve 28.1)
  4. Cathy, 53.5 (Another’s Sorrow 26.6 & Sum of Infinity 26.9)
  5. Church, 53.4 (Cover Girl 26.1 & Unorthodox Feelings 27.3)
  6. Greg the Poet, 0.25 points
  7. Bella Words, 0.25 points, 1.25 overall
  8. Sahara Sista Sols, 0.25, 2.25 overall
  9. Mr. Poetry 7, 0.25, 0.75 overall
  10. E.A. Wagner, 0.25, 0.5 overall

 

October 25, 2014

  1. Freeman Word, 56.8 (What’s in a City 27.7; The Raven & the Writing Desk 29.1), 4 points 
  2. Goblin, 55.6 (In Reclaiming Home 26.7; Pussy Passion 28.9), 3 points 
  3. Sahara Sista Sols, 55.2 (To Inner City Police 28.3; Concession During Group Therapy 26.9), 2 points
  4. Jacob Gipson, 54.5 (#Hash tag 27.2; Laugh line journal Entry 27.3), 1 point 
  5. Grace, 52.8 (Point Blank 27.3; Smitten 25.5), 0.5 points 
  6. Elwood, 51.9 (War 26.7; Conversation with a Gun 25.2), 0.5 points 
  7. Bella Words, 0.25 point 
  8. Arnesia, 0.25 points 
  9. Poetic Slang, 0.25 points 
  10. Chris Ware, 0.25 points 
  11. Aaron Brian, 0.25 point 
  12. Azariah King, 0.25 point 
  13. Mr. Poetry 7, 0.25 points 
  14. Lexi, 0.25 points 
  15. Zen, 0.25 points 

November 29, 2014

  1. JayLuvve, 58.3, 4 points (Who’s Really a… 29.8 & Letter to Self 28.8) 
  2.  Chris Ware, 56.3, 3 points (Gun Nut 29.2 & A Part of You 27.8)
  3. Sahara Sista Sols, 56.1, 2 points (Where’s My Pussy 28.3 & Story Untold 27.8) 
  4. CHD, 55.2, 1 point (Sitting and Thinking 27.8 (after 0.5 TP) & Sinking 26.9)
  5.  Goblin, 55, 0.5 points (Brown 29.3 & Crazy 25.7)
  6. PoeticSlang, 0.25 points
  7.  Greg the Poet, 0.25 points
  8.  Mr. Poetry 7, 0.25 points
  9.  Mikkel Snyder, 0.25 points
  10.  Ginny, 0.25
  11. Terrance, 0.25
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December 27, 2014

  1. JayLuvve, 59.5, 4 points (Dear Little Girl 29.6 & Beats of the Ghetto 29.9) 
  2. Sahara Sista Sols, 57.7 (Untitled 28.9; 12 Steps 28.8), 3 points 
  3. Poetic Slang, 57.6 (Fem Info 27.8; Open Letter to Obama 29.8), 2 points 
  4. Aja La’Starr, 57.1 (27.6; 29.5), 1 point 
  5. Rae, 56.5 (Till the Bell Rings…28.8; Superman Smile 27.7), 0.5 
  6. Ree Cee, 0.25 point 
  7. Heaven, 0.25 

WOWPS Qualifier Tourney Dec 2014

  1. PoeticSlang, 2015 WOWPS Rep, 4 points (UrbSLAM)
  2. Myki, runner-up, 3 points (UrbSLAM)
  3. Goblin, 2 points (UrbSLAM)
  4. mamablue, 1 point (UrbSLAM)
  5. Surreal Sista, 0.5 points (UrbSLAM)
  6. Sahara Sista Sols, 0.25 point (UrbSLAM)
  7. Bella Words, 0.25 (UrbSLAM)
  8. Jacqui Germain, 0.25 point(UrbSLAM) 
  9. Heaven, 0.25 (UrbSLAM)

 

January 31, 2015

  1.  Freeman Word, 58.1, 4 points – Finalist
  2.  PoeticSlang, 56, Finalist
  3.  Chris Ware, 55.7, Finalist
  4.  Greg the Poet, 55.3, 1 point
  5.  Sista Sols, 55, Finalist
  6.  T, 0.25
  7.  Terrance, 0.25

Baldwin Men Tourney Feb 2015

  1. Abby the Truth, 2015 Baldwin Man, 4 points (UrbSLAM)
  2. Greg the Poet, 3 points (UrbSLAM)
  3. Justin McCain, 2 points (UrbSLAM)
  4. Mikkel Snyder, 1 point (UrbSLAM)
  5. Sacory Clark, 0.5 points (UrbSLAM)

February 28, 2015

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March 28, 2015 (Last Qualifying Slam of the Season)

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April 25. 2015 Final (Winners get a spot on the UrbSLAM Team, UrbSLAM Champ is crowned)

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 UrbSLAM Invitational

  • May 30, 2015
  • June 27,
  • July 25:

Southern Fried Slam (June)

Rust Belt Regional (June)

National Poetry Slam (August)

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