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Scott Woods:
The EC has compiled the following information on NPS events for convenient reference.
We will have this rubric for all events in spearate threads, but here is NPS now.

NPS 2006, Austin
Total # of teams: 73
5x3 structure
Days = 4
Prelims: 8 venues, 2 bouts per night
Semis: 5 venues, 5 teams per bout (25 teams)
Finals: 5x4, 5 teams in finals, 4 slots

NPS 2007, Austin
Total # of teams: 75
5x3 structure
No repeat rule all week
Days = 5
Prelims: 5 venues, 2 bouts per night
Semis: 5 venues, 5 teams per bout (25 teams)
Finals: 5x3, 5 teams in finals, 3 slots

NPS 2008, Madison
Total # of teams: tbd
(Needs to be divisible by number of venues and by 4 (teams per bout)   Total number of teams should also be divisible by three (number of prelim nights) (For five venues 60, or for 6 venues 72, or for 7 venues 84) Other numbers can also work, just not as easily. (For example, if we go with three bouts a night, a long night, we could make 5 venues work for up to 90 teams.)
4x4 structure
No repeat rule all week
Days = 5
Prelims: x venues, 2 bouts per night, 4x4
Semis: 4 venues, 5x4, 5 teams per bout (20 teams total in semis)
Finals: 4x4, 4 teams in finals, 4 slots

rcw:
For the semis in 2008 at 5x4 does that mean that each team does 4 poems?

inkera:
Yes that is exactly what that means (five teams and four rounds).

Inkera

WitsEndPoetry:
Just to be clear.

Are teams now limited to four poets or can teams still bring 5 poets for their four slots?

Thanks

Kimberly

jesster:

--- Quote from: WitsEndPoetry on March 06, 2008, 06:55:37 PM ---Just to be clear.

Are teams now limited to four poets or can teams still bring 5 poets for their four slots?

Thanks

Kimberly

--- End quote ---

Steve touches on this topic in this thread

http://poetryslam.com/forum/index.php?topic=4227.0

The answer is yes.  For the 4x4 format, teams can bring 4 or 5 poets.  I don't know if this means you can have 5 poets in a group piece.  Can anyone answer that?

For Win and You're In bouts, only 4 poets may be brought.  Although if you have two W&YI bouts, you may swap poets in and out as long ast those poets haven't performed in a W&YI bout for another team.

-Jesse

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