The preliminary rounds erupt, with all 16 teams competing in four heats of four!
Location: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (downstairs from the main concourse).
Doors: 6:00 PM
Start: Bouts 1 & 2 6:30 PM
Bouts 3 & 4 8:30 PM
End: 10:00 PM
Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this evening, either the first or second slate of prelims. All teams and audience members 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 four rounds (three rounds of solo poems and a mandatory group piece round) so the highest possible team score is 120.
Bout Schedule: TBA
Open to the general public. All Ages. General seating. Seating cannot be reserved in advance.
The VPL Central Branch has elevators to reach the downstairs rooms where the Hullabaloo events are being held. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. For more details, refer to their list of facilities.