Monthly Archives: October 2010

CFSW 2010 FINALS !!

You heard me FINALS !!! The Burlington Slam Project team of 2010 made it to the finals.  Of the 18 teams across the nation, we took the final stage against Capital Slam (Ottawa), Urban Legends (Ottawa), and Throw Collective (Montreal).  In the end, the Capital Slam team took home top honours for the 2nd year in a row.  From what I’ve heard so far it what well deserved.

No results from the festival have been posted on the website.  However, you can always check out the CFSW 2010 Facebook group and results for many of the bouts have been posted there.  Until the ‘official’ full results are posted for each and every score of every bout you’ll have to troll the group and people who’ve joined it for the lastest, news, pictures, & videos.

As far as videos go, it’s seems more are being uploaded to YouTube every day.  I know that ALL the poems perfromed by Cap Slam in the finals have been posted.  I’ll be sure to post links to BSP poems as I come across them.

If you have a moment, take them time on Facebook to befriend a BSP team poet (if you haven’t already) and congratulate them for a job well done!

Burlington @ CFSW 2010

Hey there poetry fans!

I know it’s been a while since we’ve sent out an update.  But that doesn’t mean things haven’t been happening.  The Burlington Slam Project 2010 team has been out there hussling.  They’ve done shows at Guelph, Burlington, and then a last minute send-off before going after the holy grail of Canadian slam poetry: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

I thought I would bring you up-to-speed on what I know so far:

The team was in the 2nd bout of the festival against teams from Edmonton, Toronto’s Up From The Roots, and the Wild Card team.  Judging from the final scores, it was a fairly tight round with just 3.9 points seperating 1st place from 4th.  Here’s how we did:

  1. Edmonton (114.7)
  2. Wild Card (112.7)
  3. Burlington (111.1)
  4. Up From The Roots (110.8)

Even though we placed 3rd in the bout we were 11th in overall standings after Wednesday.  A VERY solid performance for BSP’s first showing at CFSW.  Each team member having previous CFSW experience, I’m they are thirsty for a win rather than just ‘placing well’.

That being said, Burlington’s final bout of the prelims (#6) was against some strong competition: Winipeg, Halifax, and Capital Slam.  I don’t know the actual scores and/or placements (yet).  But they must have done well to finish in 5th place overall!  So we moved up in the rankings AND made it to the semi-finals (top 8).

The semi-finals start @ 7 pm tonight at the Ottawa Technical HS Auditorium (440 Albert St).  Get there if you can.  But if you’re like me then send out a prayer, positive vibes, cross your fingers, or whatever!

U Down With BSP? Yeah U Know Me!