I have edited all of the info in the original post to be accurate.
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I'm not trying to be obnoxious (too late!), but I thought there really was an intent around requiring a slam to be open to all ages in order to be NPS-eligible (though exceptions are pretty regularly granted). Is that covered over in venue certification instead?Amy is on the right track here. There is no confusion in the wording. The team must be selected from an ongoing reading series whose venue has the characteristics of
Teams must be chosen from an ongoing slam or reading series open to all poets regardless of age, sex, race, ability, appearance, or sexual orientation.The "series" is "open to all". It does not say the team that comes out of that series may be all ages. This is a general statement of which venues may send teams to NPS, ones that meet PSI certification. It does not have anything to say about who may be on that team, nor about what the separate and specific requirements are for team members or individual poets at a specific event.