Current Standings for the 2018 Berkeley Slam Team Semifinals!
(updated as of 2/28)
We're coming up on team season again! The Berkeley Slam will be sending a team to the 2018 National Poetry Slam, this year in Chicago, IL! The top sixteen poets (including ties)* plus the winner of the Last Chance Slam will be invited to compete at one of two semifinals on March 21 and March 28. The top four from each bout will move on to finals on April 4, and the top five from finals will make up the 2018 Berkeley Slam team.
Here are the current standings:
1. Reggie: 42 2. Javi: 33 3. Jamey Williams: 26 4. Asia Bryant Wilkerson: 25 [Women/Indie Champ] 5. Abe Becker: 20 6. Arvind: 18 7. Victoria Morgan: 17 7. Kyle Liddle: 17 9. Caleilia: 13 10. Kay Nilsson: 12 11. Jenna: 11 11. Will Smith: 11 13. Andy: 9 13. Peter: 9 13. Kiana: 9 16. Aleah Bradshaw: 8 16. Zach Goldberg: 8 18. Jevon: 6 18. Jaz Sufi: 6 18. Mic Ting: 6
21. Tori Barr: 5 21. Collin: 5 21. Jason Bayani: 5 21. Jackson McBrayer: 5 25. Catelyn Clark: 4 25. Mike Taylor: 4 25. Iam Jones: 4 25. Teresa Attridge: 4 25. Jordan Ranft: 4 30. Pressrosa: 3 30. Claudia: 3 Jenevieve Ting: 2 Caleb: 2 Casey: 2 Naughty A Mouse: 2 Aaron Lux: 2 Kiva: 2 Tenzin: 2 Rebecca: 2 Cadence: 1 Elizabeth: 1 Chris Ramirez: 1 D’mani Thomas: 1 Kristen McCandless: 1 Maggie: 1 Nastyy!: 1 Kaz: 1 Mia: 1 Edwin Bodney: 1 Jackie: 1 Nsai Elizabeth: 1 Lauren: 1 Julia McCotter: 1 Will Giles: 1 Shayna: 1 Amy: 1 Nichelle Lyster: 1 Chestina: 1 Seldon: 1 Star Stone: 1
* Both the 2017/2018 Indie Champ and Women's Champ have automatic slots in semifinals. All competing poets must also have at least five points or more on the scoreboard.
There's still time to qualify before semifinals! Remember: first place gets four points, second place gets three points, third place gets two points, and everyone else in the second round gets one point. Good luck, and game on!