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Teams Draw (dynamic update) Results Haiku contest results

Cherry Blossom Haiku

Our annual Haiku contest drew several entries. Monique organized and ran the contest. Mike Cherlow read the entries to the cheers (and jeers) of the crowd.

Presented here for your reading pleasure are the top 5 (ok, numerically tied for first place) entries along with both the bartenders choice award and the curlers choice award.

Tie for first place (team Noble / Ardsley I):
Japanese golfers
expertly chip, however
spring means basketball

Tie for first place (team Noble / Ardsley I):
Autumnal winds blow
basketballs forcefully; they
chip Yoshino trees

Tie for first place (John Jackson / Columbus):
Potomac update:
Saturday festival starts
tournament hopes hit

Tie for first place (Eric Johnson / Columbus):
Collegiate teams fade
Japanese trees resurrect
Spring hits capital

Tie for first place (Andy Banfield / Team Banfield):
President nips guards
with surgical precision
Pittsburgh hope blossoms

The ever popular Bartenders choice (Pittsburgh I):
Brackets are my vice
Each spring, pure ineptitude
Screw it! Go Curl!

The curlers choice award (Amanda Marchitelli / Pittsburgh):
Bouncing down the ice
Should have bought a better sports bra
Ouch! Just got black eye

Contest Scoring: Each haiku will be given a score based on the scoring rules below. The haiku with the highest score is the overall winner. If there are multiple haikus with the top score, 3 first prize winners will be randomly drawn from a hat, no second or third place prizes will be awarded, and the entries not drawn will get a drink on the house. The Bartender's Choice Award is separate and is not affected by the scoring.

Points awarded:
+5 for using your curling term
+5 use your curling term in a non-curling way
+10 for each haiku if all team members write one
+10 for each three syllable word
+15 for a reference to Japan/Cherry Blossoms (Please underline reference.)
+15 for a reference to the NCAA tournament (Please underline reference.)
+25 for meeting all the haiku rules.

How to write a Haiku:
3 short lines
1 season word (can be a season name or word that evokesa season like icicle)
1 cutting word (the break in a line to convey moving to a new thought)
no rhyme or metaphor
17 syllables, 5-7-5

Curlers Choice Award
A free form haiku contest will also take place. For this contest, the only requirement is that the haiku follow the 5-7-5 syllable rule. The winning haiku will be chosenby the curlers via votes. Just post your haiku on the board. Read them aloud Saturday night; we're all eager to hear your masterpieces.



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