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The 2013-2014 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets no longer have to pay $5 to compete. The competition is free and open to all. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 10 points to qualify for the Final on Friday, April 25th, 2014. Four winning poets will compete in several slams throughout the summer of 2014: Southern Fried Slam in June, Rustbelt in June, several grudge match slams in July, and National Poetry Slam in August. The UrbSLAM champ will have an opportunity to compete in other competitions with the support of UAACD. The SlamMaster is MK Stallings. He also serves as the host of UrbSLAM.

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. A “no repeat” rule will be enforced throughout the season. 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 10 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 10 points to qualify, 5 points to be listed):

  1. Chris Ware, 11 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage]
  2. JayLuvve, 10.25 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage, 1 point from 1-15-14]
  3. SistaSols, 10.75 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage, 3 points from STL PS 12-18-13, 1-15-14, 2-19-14]
  4. Poetic Slang, 12.0 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage, 1 point from STL PS 1-15-14]
  5. Freeman Word, 10.25 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage, 2 points from STL PS 12-18-13, 3-19-14]
  6. Louis Conphliction. 10 points [QUALIFIED for Final Stage, 2 points from STL PS 3-19-14]
  7. Enigma, 8.75 points [Points from STL PS 12-18-13, 1-15-14, 2-19-14, 3-19-14]
  8. El Thought, 9 points [1 point from STL PS, 3-19-14]

 

 

Slam Schedule (UrbSLAM is every last Friday of the month):

August 30, 2013

  1. JayLuvve, 58.3, 4 points (My Name Is & Breeze/Letter to Self), 4 points overall
  2. Sista Sols, 57.7, 3 points (Flatline & Diversity), 3 points overall
  3. Chris Ware, 55.9, 2 points (Madame Mustang & Social Reject), 2 points overall
  4. Copasetic Soul, 55, 1 point (Zombie & Untitled), 2 points overall (1 from STL Poetry Slam)
  5. Enigma, 52.6, 0.5 points (21st Plea & Ignorance), 0.5 points overall

 

September 27, 2013

  1. Chris Ware, 58.9, 4 points (Rain-Star & A Part of You), 6 points overall
  2. Blackstone, 58.8, 3 points (Grrr & Every Time My Penis), 3 points overall
  3. Poetic Slang, 58.7, 2 points (God in the Air & Apple American Pie), 3 points overall (1 point from STL Poetry Slam)
  4. Jay Luvve, 57.9, 1 point (RAH & Time), 5 points overall
  5. Enigma, 28.4, 0.5 points (Godless America & Connection), 1 point overall
  6. Miss T
  7. SistaSols
  8. Brotha Dre
  9. Freeman Word
  10. Lawrence T

 

October 25, 2013

  1. Louis ConPhliction, 59.9, 4 points (He Said, She Said, Secret Admirer) 6 points overall ( 2 points from STL Poetry Slam)
  2. Freeman Word, 59.3, 3 points (What Means it from the Heart, The Name Poem) 4.25 points overall [1 point from STL PS 12-18-13]
  3. SistaSols, 59.1, 2 points points (12 Steps of Therapy, The American Dream) 5.25 points overall
  4. Chris Ware, 59, 1 point (Man Like Me, Drunk High Hippy Love) 7 points overall
  5. Blackstone, 55.6, 0.5 points (Earmuffs, High Rises) 3.5 points overall
  6. Blak Diamon
  7. Kenneth Cleveland
  8. D-Squared
  9. T Finn

 

November 29, 2013

  1. Chris Ware, 59.5 (Got Some Change, Black Klansman) [QUALIFIED]
  2. Myki, 59 (Untitled Brown Leaves, Princess)
  3. Antion McBee, 58.9 (This Dude, Concrete)
  4. J.R., 58.3 (Why Lie, Spite)
  5. Poetic Slang, 57.2 (Dear Father, Whispering Winds), 3.5 points overall
  6. Street Poet
  7. Sista Sols
  8. Enigma, 3.25 [1 point from STL PS 12-18-13]
  9. Greg the Poet
  10. Cammy
  11. Julius Braungardt
  12. JayLuvve
  13. Agent M.G.

 

 

December 27, 2013

  1. JayLuvve, 59.9, 4 points (4 Corners, Super Heroes)
  2. Poetic Slang, 59.6, 3 points (Dance!, You Should’ve Chose Me)
  3. Freeman Word, 59, 2 points (The ___ & the Writing Desk, An Ode to the Everything Always Dying Everywhere for the First Time)
  4. Jestin Kusch, 56.7, 1 point (One Drop Solutions, Turn Around)
  5. Azariah King (Black Diamond), 56, 0.5 points (314, Untitled)
  6. Truth
  7. J.R.
  8. SistaSols
  9. Blay Love
  10. Gennella Graham
  11. Enigma, 4.5 [1 point from STL PS 1-15-14]
  12. Avante Hop

 

January 31, 2014

  1. El Thought, 3rd round tie-break, 4 points (Veronica, Love, New)
  2. Louis ConPhliction, 3rd round 2nd place, 3 points (Government’s Plan, Crazy in Love, Tear the Sheets)
  3. Sista Sols, 3rd round 3rd place, 2 points (Here.Is.Victory, For Sale Not, Baby Girl)
  4. J.R., 57.9, 1 point (You Had Me at Hello, Something Real)
  5. Poetic Slang, 56.9, 0.5 points (Love is Blind, Ironic/Timing)
  6. EmCee, 0.25 points
  7.  Calletta, 0.25 points
  8. Greg the Poet, 0.25 points
  9. Enigma, 0.25 points

February 28, 2014

  1. Poetic Slang, 59.6, 4 points, (Master Piece, Truth Is) [QUALIFIED]
  2. Freeman Word, 58.5, 3 points  (The Boy Who Cried Bigger, Boots & Skirts)
  3. EmCee, 58, 2 points (The Booty, Dear Friend)
  4. Enigma, 1 point* [Advanced due to Rule Violation]
  5. Saint, 0.5 points* [Advanced due to Rule Violation]
  6. JR, 56.4, 0.25 (Whatever it Takes, Why Lie*) [Protest: Prop usage; Broke No Repeat Rule*]

 

March 28, 2014 (Last Qualifying Slam of the Season)

  1. El Thought, 59.6, 4 points
  2. EmCee, 54.4, 3 points
  3. JR, 53.9, 2 points
  4. Enigma, 1 point
  5. Azariah King, 0.5

 

April 25. 2014 Final (Winners get a spot on the Urb Slam Team, UrbSLAM Champ is crowned)

  1. Chris Ware
  2. JayLuvve
  3. PoeticSlang
  4. Louis Conphliction (declined)
  5. Freeman Word

 Warm Up Bouts

  • May 31, 2014 UrbSLAM v. Loohavull Lip
  • June 28: UrbSLAM v. Soup Slam (Louisville, MO)
  • TBD: UrbSLAM v. TBD

Southern Fried Slam (June)

Southwest Shootout(June)

National Poetry Slam (August)

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