Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Slam Results

Scores for the February 2017 Slam are in-

Tonight we had 8 poets at Caffe Fantastico in a packed house- 75 people in the audience!

First round
David Bell - 23.4
Tanya Christie- 26.1
Brooklyn Koenig- 22.0
Catherine Garrett- 27.3
Jeremy Loveday- 26.8
Anthony Gavin- 24.7
Brigid Mueller- 23.2
Annie Lepage- 26.6

Second Round -
Catherine Garrett- 26.8
Jeremy Loveday- 27.4
Annie Lepage- 25.6
Tanya Christie- 27.0
Anthony Gavin- 24.8

Final Scores-
Jeremy Loveday- 54.2
Catherine Garrett- 54.1
Tanya Christie- 53.1
Annie Lepage- 52.2
Anthony Gavin- 49.5

See you next month!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 2017- First Slam of the Season

Hello folks,

The 2016-2017 Slam season started a few months late due to a venue issue, but now we're fully settled in at our fabulous new venue at Caffe Fantastico in Quadra Village and we've had our first slam. And because we had no venue for Fall 2016 slams, we let this slam decide who to send as our CIPS representative to Vancouver this April.

Did you notice we've moved to Wednesdays? That's a thing too.

Without further ado, here are the results from the January 18th Vic Slam.

Round One-(in the order they went to the mic)
Annie Lepage- 22.4
Pamela Stewart- 25.2
Liam McGuigan- 23.7
SJ Valiquette- 23.0
Delaney Dunn- 22.9
Jeremy Loveday- 27.2
Anthony- 26.8
Elizabeth Keyte- 21.5
Tanya Christie- 25.2
Kelsey McMillan- 22.9
Catherine Garrett- 24.1
Dana Neily- 27.8

Round Two-(in the order they went to the mic)

Dana Neily - 27.7
Jeremy Loveday - 27.3
Anthony - 26.4
Tanya Christie - 25.6
Pamela Stewart - 25.4

Scoring high to low after round Two-

Dana Neily - 27.8 + 27.7 = 55.5
Jeremy Loveday - 27.2 + 27.3 = 54.5
Anthony - 26.8 + 26.4 = 53.2
Tanya Christie - 25.2 + 25.6 = 50.8
Pamela Stewart - 25.2 + 25.4 = 50.6

And congratulations to Dana Neily for winning the Slam and going on to represent us at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The 2016 Vic Slam Team

Alright then-

We had an awesome finals night at Ambrosia this year.
And the 5 poets that are heading to Winnipeg in October for CFSW to represent Victoria are-

Erin Cotton
Marie Metaphor
Dana Neily
Pamela Stewart
Tanya Christie

We wish them all the best of luck and good times!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Moving on to Finals

We've held our 2 semi-finals this year and we're moving on to finals, next week at Ambrosia.

Semi-Finals 1 included-

Jeremy Loveday
Annie Lepage
Kathleen Miniely
Aaron Simm
Erin Cotton
Matthew Christopher Davidson
and Tanya Christie.

Semi-Finals 2 included-
Scott Thompson
Daniel Belkin
Dana Neily
Tom Fowler
Pamela Stewart
Catherine Garrett
and Marie Metaphor.

From our first semis, at Northern Quarter, we have
Aaron Simm
Erin Cotton
Jeremy Loveday
and Tanya Christie moving forward.

From our second semis, at Fernwood, we have
Marie Metaphor
Pamela Stewart
Daniel Belkin
and Dana Neily moving forward.

Who's excited about finals night at Ambrosia Centre at 638 Fisgard?!

Next week, doors at 7:30.
Show starts at 8:00.

Our feature will be Johnny Trinh!



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2015-2016 Point Tally end of April 2016

alphabetically (followed by high to low)-

Aaron             5
Anomaly        5
Annie             2 + 2 = 4
Bryce             1
Candace         5 + 4 = 9
Catherine       2 + 4 = 6
Dana              1 + 2 = 3
Daniel             3
Erin                5
Jeremy           3
Julia                2
Juniper Mae     3
Kathleen            1 + 2 = 3
Keenan              1
Margaret            5 + 2 = 7
Marie                  4
Matthew            1 + 3 = 4
Pamela               4 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 5 + 5 = 25
Scott                   4
Steven J.             3
Tanya                1
Tom                    3 + 1 = 4

high to low points-

Pamela                   25
Candace                   9
Margaret                  7
Catherine                 6
Aaron                      5
Anomaly                 5
Erin                         5
Annie                      4
Marie                      4
Matthew                 4
Scott                       4
Tom                        4
Daniel                     3
Jeremy                    3
Juniper Mae           3
Kathleen                 3
Dana                       3
Steven J.                 3
Julia                        2
Bryce                      1
Keenan                   1

Tanya                     1

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 21st 2016 Slam Results

Here are the results from our 2016 Last Chance Slam.

Pamela Stewart    28.1 + 26.7 = 54.8
i live with the girl/my childhood home was built

Marie Specht    28.1 + 26.6 = 54.7
how to write a poem about what it is to become a mother/they say the heartwood

Daniel Belkin      27.2 + 26.5 = 53.7
i like to Google myself/i’m not ready to get married

Annie Lepage      26.3 + 27.2 = 53.5
when she discovers HUNGER/the other night my heart clawed its way out

Tanya Christie    26.4 + 26.9 = 53.3

blossoming/it comes in moments

And now we roll into semi-finals, the first held at Northern Quarter on May 5th,
and the second at the Fernwood Community Centre on May 12th.

Hope to see you there!

Catching up! February and March 2016 scores and such

So sorry, lovely readers, if you exist, but I was away in Europe (!!!) and missed the February and March Slams this year.
You all know in January, Vic Slam night is replaced with CIPS Qualifier night, so let's get back on track.


February 18th 2016 there was a Slam and the lovely Erin Cotton, somewhat recently returned to us here in Victoria, swept the night!

Erin Cotton   27.7 + 28.8 = 56.5
Economics/Politics  + About Doubt

Pamela Stewart  26.7 + 28.5 = 55.2
If I died tomorrow/I’m not an athlete

Matthew Christopher Davidson 24.5 + 27.9 = 52.4
This is for.../Prime Numbers

Julia Albano-C   25 + 26.9 = 51.9
Waiting for Lover/I saw your Family

Dana  27.8 + 23.8 = 51.6
How can I make you stay?/He would look killer in a suit

Bill 24.4 + 26.9 = 51.3
Mexican Girl/BC Ferries

Mason 24.7 + 26.1 = 50.8
Control/Angel of Might
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March 17 2016

Then March rolled along and the lovely Pamela Stewart won the slam (first time she's won one, though as you can see by the point list, she's been racking up the points this year!).

Pamela Stewart 28.1 + 28.2 = 56.3
My shame is greater than our shame + funeral/if I were to die tonight

Scott Thompson 28.1 + 27.7 = 55.8
cold castle walls/we've all got our monsters + Tinder for Introverts

Jeremy Loveday 27 + 28.4 = 55.4
There is a lesson here(self doubt/insomnia) + 
I suffer heat stroke/internal combustion

Dana 27.1 + 27.5 = 54.6
I was a hyperkinetic + photograph of us at your work party 2015

Keenan 26.9 + 26.9 = 53.8
mouth trumpet/it's not always easy finding the new rhythm +
pterodactyl/human how do you know me?

Annie Lepage 26.6 + 27.1 = 53.7

I am become my grandfather's ghost/the gentle kiss of machinery

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Congrats to all these poets.
Peace and gratitude.