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Omaha
« on: August 17, 2007, 04:47:59 PM »
In Omaha, we choose our IWPS poet by taking the top 2 finishers in October and the top 2 (who were not in the top 2 in October) in November and have them face off in a 4-person 7-round December slam with 3 3-minute, a 1-minute, a 2-minute, a 4-minute, and an improve 3-minute round where the 5 judges vote not 0-10 but 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place for the round.  Lowest score wins the round and gets 10 points.  2nd lowest score gets 2nd in the round and gets 4 points.  Time penalties add 1 point to your round total for every 10 seconds past the deadline.  If time goes 1 minute past the deadline, the poet places 5th in the round.  This only affects in case of a tie where the poet's average place in each of the 7 rounds plays in.  If THIS is a tie, it goes to a haiku deathmatch.  If the winner cannot attend IWPS, the slot is passed to 2nd, then 3rd, then 4th place.  If all 4 cannot attend, we do not send a poet.

To qualify for the NPS team, we have an April finals where all 4 IWPS finalists as well as the top 3 in January, February, and March qualify (note: no poet takes 2 slots: if the January winner wins in February, that slot passes to February's 4th place poet, etc.).  Scores are cumulative in April, top 5 make the team.  Ties are broken by either a haiku deathmatch or a 1 poem duel (audience decides by applause which to have).  On any team member dropping, the slot is offered to the next-highest placing poet from the team finals.  Should that list be exhausted and we need another team member, there would be a special slamoff to determine whom.

Omaha has no current qualifier in place for WOW.

IWPS and NPS determinations will soon change due to the change in time of year for IWPS but the formats have not yet been determined.

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Re: Omaha
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 02:33:08 PM »
Updated selection as of September, 2007:

In Omaha, we choose our IWPS poet by taking the top 2 finishers in October and the top 2 (who were not in the top 2 in October) in November and have them face off in a 4-person 7-round December slam with 3 3-minute, a 1-minute, a 2-minute, a 4-minute, and an improve 3-minute round where the 5 judges vote not 0-10 but 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place for the round.  Lowest score wins the round and gets 10 points.  2nd lowest score gets 2nd in the round and gets 4 points.  Time penalties add 1 point to your round total for every 10 seconds past the deadline.  If time goes 1 minute past the deadline, the poet places 5th in the round.  This only affects in case of a tie where the poet's average place in each of the 7 rounds plays in.  If THIS is a tie, it goes to a haiku deathmatch.  If the winner cannot attend IWPS, the slot is passed to 2nd, then 3rd, then 4th place.  If all 4 cannot attend, we do not send a poet.

To qualify for the NPS team, starting in 2007 the Team Finals will be in March where the top 3 finishers in October, November, January, and February qualify (note: no poet takes 2 slots: if the January winner wins in February, that slot passes to February's 4th place poet, etc.).  Team Finals are 3 rounds and qualifiers all must provide text of their 3 qualifying poems, 2 of which they cannot use at Finals (meaning they will need 5 total poems to make the team).  Scores are cumulative in March, top 5 make the team.  Ties are broken by either a haiku deathmatch or a 1 poem duel (audience decides by applause which to have).  On any team member dropping, the slot is offered to the next-highest placing poet from the team finals.  Should that list be exhausted and we need another team member, there would be a special slamoff to determine whom.

Omaha has no current qualifier in place for WOW.
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