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Phoenix Poetry Slam Semi Finals Bout B

There will be two semi finals of ten poets each on September 4th. Poets will be ordered from lowest ranking poet to highest ranking poet for the first round at the semi-finals, with the highest ranking poet closing out the first round at one semi-final bout, while second highest ranking poet closing out the first round at the other semi-final bout.

The semi finals will consist of a one minute poem, a two minute poem, a three minute poem, and a four minute poem. The first round will be one minute poems. The highest scoring 8 poets will advance into the second round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The second round will be two minute poems. The highest 6 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The third round will be three minute poems. The highest 3 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The fourth round will be for four minute poems and will consist of the three top cumulative ranking poets in order of highest scoring from the previous round. THE TOP 6 POETS OF BOTH SEMIFINALS WILL BE INVITED TO FINALS

The Finals will be held on September 6th (featuring 12 poets total with order rotating based on ranking from both semifinals, highest scoring poets going last, and the last poet decided by highest total score from semifinal bout) will consist of a one minute poem, a two minute poem, a three minute poem, and a four minute poem. The first round will be one minute poems. The highest scoring 8 poets will advance into the second round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The second round will be two minute poems. The highest 6 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The third round will be three minute poems. The highest 3 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The fourth round will be for four minute poems and will consist of the three top cumulative ranking poets in order of highest scoring from the previous round. The top poet will be the official Host City Representative at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam in Phoenix, AZ, October 8 -11th.