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poets qualified for 2016 World Qualifier

The following poets have qualified to slam in the 2016 World Qualifier. The two-night selection process for 2016 is scheduled for May 4 and May 18:

  • Champion of Champions post vacant at beginning of World Qualifier season
  • Marshall Gillson (8/26 slam winner)
  • Simone Beaubien (9/2 slam winner)
  • Zeke Russell (9/9 slam winner)
  • Jess Riz (9/16 slam winner)
  • Adam Stone (9/23 slam winner)
  • Bobby Crawford (9/30 slam winner)
  • Emily O’Neill (10/7 slam winner)
  • Ed Wilkinson (10/14 slam winner)
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé (10/21 Champion of Champions Slam winner)
  • Nora Meiners (10/28 slam winner)
  • Neiel Israel (11/4 slam winner)
  • Quentin Lucas (11/11 slam winner)
  • Zeke Russell (11/18 slam winner)
  • Cecily Schuler (11/25 slam winner)
  • Bobby Crawford (12/2 slam winner)
  • Jess Riz (12/9 slam winner)
  • Manvir Singh (12/16 slam winner)
  • Ed Wilkinson (1/27 slam winner)
  • RebeccaLynn Gualtieri (2/3 slam winner)
  • Nora Meiners (2/24 slam winner)
  • Jess Rizkallah (3/2 slam winner)
  • John Pinkham (3/9 slam winner)
  • Meaghan Ford (3/23 slam winner)
  • Adam Stone (4/6 slam winner)
  • Chloé Cunha (4/13 slam winner)
  • RebeccaLynn Gualtieri (4/27 Last Chance Slam winner)

The Last Chance Slam will be held assuming no other slam in the series is canceled for weather or scheduling reasons.

Note that the winner of the Last Chance Slam for Team Selection Slams does NOT qualify for the first round of the World Qualifier series. Similarly, the winner of the Last Chance Slam for World Qualifiers does NOT qualify for the subsequent Team Selection Slam series. The Last Chance Slam for the World Qualifiers is a tentative date, subject to change or cancellation.

For more information, check out the rules and format.