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April 12, 2012 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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By the second night of prelims, the tournament will be in full swing. Some teams will be flying high, others will be working hard to improve their ranking. Two-time Van Slam Indie Champ Zaccheus Jackson will get the crowd hyped with a feature set and then everyone will move upstairs for the team bouts.

Schedule for the Evening

4:30–4:50pm – Feature by Zaccheus Jackson in the rotunda (downstairs)
5:00–6:30pm – First slate of preliminary team bouts in the heritage courtrooms (upstairs)
7:00–8:30pm – Second slate of preliminary team bouts in the heritage courtrooms (upstairs)
Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this night, either the first or second slate of prelims. The bout draw, determining the time for each school’s bout, will be conducted before the tournament begins. All teams are encouraged to attend the entire evening.
The poems will be judged by five random members of the audience who are not directly affiliated with any of the poets or schools. They will give each poem a score between 0 and 10. We will drop the high and low scores, and each poem will receive a total score out of 30. Each bout has five rounds (four rounds of solo poems and a group piece round) so the highest possible score is 150.
The eight teams with the best results after two days of preliminary bouts will advance to compete in the Semi-Final bouts at The Rio Theatre on April 13th.
About Zaccheus Jackson
Raised by wolves since birth, Zaccheus Jackson Nyce came of age on the streets of Western Canada. Zaccheus is a three-time VanSlam team member, two-time Vancouver Individual Slam champ, and 2007 GrandSlam Champ. He spent the first half of the last decade battling the demons of his addiction and credits East Vancouver’s Spoken Word scene (and Commercial Drive itself) for giving him something worthwhile to dream about. He has over 5 years’ experience workshopping at high schools all across the Lower Mainland with WordPlay and has facilitated workshops and events for at-risk youth. He currently works with Vancouver’s Full Circle First Nations Performance and is the host of SLAM CENTRAL, New Westminster’s bi-weekly open mic/poetry slam.
This is a public free event.
No advance tickets or reserved seats are available.


April 12, 2012
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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