As I am needing a few days vacation to recoop from my vacation, These are the results from the
Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam held in Dallas, Tx June 19-21st
15 teams competed
Albuquerque, Amarillo, Austin, Austin Neo Soul, Bryan College Station, Corpus Christie
Dallas, Denver-Mercury, Denver Slam Nuba, Ft Worth, Houston, Louisiana Unified (Pick up Team)
Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Silver City.
Denver Slam Nuba, Denver Mercury, Austin and Bryan College Station advanced to the Final Round on Saturday
Denver Slam Nuba was the Champion!
Individual Champion was determined by representatives from each team competing in a
Sudden Death, Head to Head, Single Elimination Win or Go Home Competition.
Joaquin Zihuatanejo from Lousiana Unified (Pick up Team) won the Indy competition
Haiku Death Match Champion was non other than Mr. Ed Mabrey!
Other important stats, 32 gallons of beer and 5 bottles of Vodka were consumed in 2 days. One set of car keys was fished from certain death out of a storm drain with bungee chords, a winning haiku included a reference to a "tazerd dog", and 3 teams were ejected from the host hotel @ 4am on Saturday due to excessive frevolity.
It was a fantastic weekend of poetry! Many thanks from the Dallas Crew to the poets and entourage that traveled for the event. We hope to do another festival event in 2009.
always and gratefully yours
Bob Whoopeecat Stephenson