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ABQ Slam Selection Process
« on: August 14, 2007, 01:13:53 PM »
Any slam can be a qualifying slam so long as it has the following:

To be a Qualifying Slam, slam masters/hosts agree to the following:

1.      Slams must be open to the public, must have an open sign up, and not censor the poets in any way.

2.      A qualifying slam must be at least 3 rounds.

3.      A qualifying slam must be have at least 3 judges and no more than 5 judges.

4.      A qualifying slam must have at least 6 poets slamming.

5.      Qualifying slams follow the point system.

6.      Head to Head Haiku is at least 2 out of 3 haikus and is used to break ties at qualifying slams.  Complete poems are used to break ties in semi-finals and finals.

Points are rewarded for qualifying slams as follows:

20 points for the winner
10 points for second place
5 points for third place
1 point for the other participating poets and host.

Points are tabulated all year, with the top point gathering poets notified by e-mail, e-mail list, and website that they qualified for a tournament.  IWPS Finals is in June, WOWPS finals is in December (except this year-we already picked our WOWPS rep and then the schedule changed.  So we are going to honor our original pick and not have a WOWPS slam in December), and team semi-finals are in March and team finals in April.  Top 20 Poets are randomly assigned to a semi-final (factoring in hosting conflicts-you can't slam at a semi-final you host even if you get a substitute, and other extenuating circumstances so long as we know in advance) which usually is scheduled as the last two regularly scheduled slams before finals.  There are 10 poets/semi-final with the top 5 moving to finals.
Don McIver