We’re back, Cantabbers! Actually, you’re back: the house was packed this week for the first heat of the Team Selection Slam Preliminaries, and no wonder… The field was strong and the slam was hot. Without further ado, we present the results of the nine-poet prelims:
1 (t). Neiel Israel 55.0
1 (t). John Pinkham 55.0
3. Adam Stone 54.4
4. Brandon Melendez 53.4
5. Justin Jiménez 53.1
6 (t). Ron Prudent 52.9
6 (t). Zeke Russell 52.9
7. Meaghan Ford
DNS: Jess Rizkallah. Get well soon, Jess!
Top SIX poets (yes, including ties) are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on March 1.
Grand thanks to our two sacrificial poets, Nora Meiners and the ever-timely Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, and a highly consistent fivesome of judges: Jackie, Evan, Steve, Amanda, and Lisa!
Next week: we’re back (again) with the second half of the field, nine more poets fighting it out for Semis. This Wednesday’s nine will be Kylie Noelle, Claudia Wilson, Kieran Collier, Allison Truj, RebeccaLynn, Kai Bobbi, Emily Taylor, Austin Hendricks, and Mckendy Fils-Aimé, and yes, we really have to lose three of those competitors. It’s a $5 night next week to raise money for the 2017 to go to Nationals in Denver, so pack a five-spot, your listening hat, and a friend to judge and we’ll see you there!