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Orlando-Broken Speech Team Selection Process (2010)
« on: September 08, 2008, 12:21:22 AM »
Broken Speech Poetry Slam
Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803
every Thursday @ 9:30pm except Thanksgiving and any other major holiday that falls on a Thursday

How do I make Team Orlando 2010?
Place 4th or better in the 2010 Broken Speech Grand Slam
How do I make it into the 2010 Broken Speech Grand Slam?
Poets who compete receive points on a modified scale where the more poets you beat, the more points you get.  A bonus point is awarded to the highest scoring poet of the round
Example: You win a slam with 8 poets.  Because you won the slam, you get 7 points.
The poet with the most points at the end of the season (April 1, 2010) will go into the Grand Slam automatically.  Poets ranked 2-17 will compete in semi-finals where the top 4 poets from each semi goes on to the Grand Slam.  We will also have a Last Chance Slam where the eight semi-finalists who didn't make the cut have a shot for the last slot of the 2010 Broken Speech Grand Slam.
Who is eligible to accrue points towards the Broken Speech Playoffs?
Poets over the age of 21 (18 if the host city allows underage poets to compete)
Who is not eligible to accrue points towards the Broken Speech Playoffs?
Slammasters from other venues.
What is the playoff format?
Semi-Finals: 8 poets/2 rounds
Last Chance Slam: 8 poets/2 rounds
Grand Slam: 10 poets/3 rounds/elimination every round.
Performance order in each playoff will be determined based on ranking.
What restrictions are there in the playoffs?
There is a no repeat rule in the playoffs.  Whatever you perform in the Semis, can't be used in the Last Chance Slam/Grand Slam.  All poems used in the playoffs may never be used in future playoffs.

Replacement Process

In the event any of the top four are unable to remain on the team, we will fill that empty slot with the next qualified poet based on her standing at the Grand Slam.  If we run out of poets, we will have an emergency slam-off to fill those empty spots.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2010, 05:05:56 PM by jbradley »
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