There has been a change to the rules, late in the day, but aren't all rule changes the same and since scores are just being kept for fun, i know no one will mind.
Here's how the new scoring convention works
Each poem in a shop in ireland gets half a point, as the birthplace of ipypiasm and the only place where i know real people it has been decided the emerald isle had an unfair advantage.
Each poem in a shop in England gets 1.5 points since they invented the english language over there, so we owe them.
American poems in shops get 1.4 points for having braved the extraordinary security systems over there.
Scottish poems in shops get 0.9 points because their natural enthusiasm for poetry also gives an unfair advantage.
All this leaves the scoreboard nail bitingly close with all to play for going into the last week - everything to play for...