UrbSLAM 2013-2014 Season

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 slam master 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. Poet 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.  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, 7 points
  2. Louis ConPhliction, 6 points
  3. SistaSols, 5.25 points
  4. Jay Luvve, 5 points
  Slam Schedule and Places (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 points (He Said, She Said, Secret Admirer) 6 points overall ( 2 points from STL Poetry Slam)
  2. Freeman Word, 59.3 points (What Means it from the Heart, The Name Poem) 3.25 points overall
  3. SistaSols, 59.1 points (12 Steps of Therapy, The American Dream) 5.25 points overall
  4. Chris Ware, 59 points (Man Like Me, Drunk High Hippy Love) 7 points overall
  5. Blackstone, 55.6 (Earmuffs, High Rises) 3.5 points overall
  6. Blak Diamon
  7. Kenneth Cleveland
  8. D-Squared
  9. T Finn
  November 29, 2013
  December 27, 2013
  January 31, 2014
  February 28, 2014
  March 28, 2014 (Last Qualifying Slam of the Season)
  April 25. 2014 Final (Winners get a spot on the Urb Slam Team, UrbSLAM Champ is crowned)
  May 30, 2014 UrbSlam Warm Up 2014 Team vs TBD

Southern Fried Slam (June)

Rustbelt Slam (June)

Grudge Matches (July)

National Poetry Slam (August)

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