Hey folx, this is the place where we keep track of how the poets are doing in our slam competition! Each slam poet in the top 4 places will be awarded points as follows: 1st place earns 16 points, 2nd place earns 9 points, 3rd place earns 4 points, & 4th place earns 1 point. (the point values may seem random but were painstakingly thought out many years back by the rules committee (yes there was one at one point, I was on it!) to balance the inherent value of finishing in each place and to also create fewer ties.

This page will be updated after each slam event to show the most current standings.

The 10 poets who have accumulated the most points during the seasons slam nights will be offered a spot in the Grand Slam season finals, April 3rd! On this night we will award the championship slam wrestling style belt and your name could be engraved on that! (Yes it is a big leather and metal belt that looks like a wrestling belt!!)

Also, the winner of Van Slam Finals will be our Representative for the upcoming Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships!

Note – There is only 1 qualifying slam left on March 27th

As of the March 13th slam, the standings are:

1. D Fretter = 41 points
2. Matthew = 40 points
3. Neko Smart = 36 points
4. Josiah Loewen =  35 points
5. Maysa = 34 points
6. Natalie = 32 points
7. Kelli Wheatley = 31 points
8. Jamie = 27 points
9. S’Phongo = 24 points
10. Becoming Christopher = 23 points
10. Palesa = 23 points
12. Lisa = 20 points
13. Nava = 16 points
13. Michael Schaeffer = 16 points
13. Catherine Garrett = 16 points
13. Rabbit Richards = 16 points
13. Beth Anne Ellipsis = 16 points
18. Veracity = 14 points
19. Caitlin = 13 points
20. Moe the Poet = 12 points
21. Victoria = 10 points
22. Yvonne = 9 points
22. Lacey = 9 points
22. Taryn = 9 points
22. Gary = 9 points
22. Sarah = 9 points
27. Eli = 4 points
27. Harmon = 4 points
27. Neil = 4 points
27. Nikki = 4 points
27. Kevin = 4 points
27. Alysha = 4 points
33. Dale = 1 point
33. Alicia = 1 point
33. Jessamine = 1 point

I know what you’re thinking, you said the system creates less ties and there are a bunch of them. Trust me it will sort itself out as the season progresses. 🙂 (See the top have no ties now! lol)

Come share your truth and maybe you’ll end up on the list and hey who knows maybe end up in finals and dare I say, maybe you’ll see your name on that Championship belt!