Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cantabbers! Thanks to each and every one of you for coming out to the basement last night for SPRING BREAK 2018 Team Selection Semi-Finals! After a roller coaster of a slam, with much of our audience casting some high-quality side-eye at a few judges, we have results. It took two rounds to get the standings to shake out like so:

1. Brandon Melendez 57.9
2. Neiel Israel 57.6
3. Allison Truj 56.4
4. RebeccaLynn 56
5. John Pinkham 55.9
6. Evan Cutts 55.8
7. George Abraham 55.7
8. Meaghan Ford 55.5
9. Sara Mae 55.3

10. Myles Taylor
11. Kieran Collier
12. Anna Binkovitz

Our top nine poets (in bold) have qualified to advance to the March 21 three-round Finals (should they choose to accept the challenge). Extra thanks to Lip McDonald and Colin Killick for fabulous sacrificial poems, to our five judges (Fernando, April, Sean, Benji & Megan, and Shreya) for standing strong on their scores all night long, and to meticulous Ravenclaw Cassandra for spot-on scorekeeping.

Next week: we close out Black History Month strong with one of the Capital Region’s best, as D. Colin takes the stage for a feature set. We’ll also welcome up to eight slammers in our second open speed slam in the series, which includes rounds for 3-, 2-, and 1-minute poems.