Amber Brooks Paradigm

Last changed 1/12 10:52A PDT

wanna include me on your email chain? --> amberbrooks@urbandebate.org

high school debate: crenshaw high school ( policy )
college debate: st. john's university ( BP )
currently: coaching high school policy with LAMDL

--

hi i'm amber and i want you to have fun and learn new things. don't be rude in round or out. make sure you enunciate and explain your arguments properly, especially if you're running a k or theory of any type.

arguments:
run/read whatever you want. if i can't understand you i'll stop flowing; don't value reading the most stuff over making valid, relevant, and useful arguments.
you as the debater have a very basic obligation to fulfill, and that is understanding and being able to articulate your arguments properly. if, at the end of the debate, i can't explain to you back what went on in the round because of messiness or ill covered args, you have failed that obligation.

prep time/email chain:
prep ends after you share your files. if you're doing email chains, they need to be made and prepared BEFORE the debate starts, not during. the aff needs to be starting the chain-- we aren't about to hold up tournaments with email chain nonsense in this here 2019

paperless:
paperless is great n cool n all but seriously, if it gets in the way, you're losing speaks. if you don't have a viewing computer for teams that don't have computers of their own, you're losing speaks. yes, it IS your job to make sure you accommodate them. a fundamental tenant of debate is that we're sharing evidence within round, and if you're hindering that in some way, we have a problem.

flowing:
i flow args not authors most of the time. EXTEND YOUR ARGS. TELL ME WHAT THEY'RE REPLYING TO. "judge, extend our brooks '03" tells me nothing. where am i putting that? what is it answering? how is it relevant? you want me to do as little intervention in the back as possible-- tell me exactly where you want something flowed, that way at the end of the round we can be assured that my decision is based off of what you all debated for me, not my own opinions or biases.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R5 Downtown Magnets AJ George Washington WH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R4 Alliance Stern Math and Science LM Anderson KL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R3 Davidson Academy Of Nevada KH Interlake CF Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R2 Garfield BP New Design Charter School-University Park VC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R1 George Washington HS Downtown Magnets CR Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O CX R6 Downtown Magnets AJ Elizabeth Learning Center MH Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O CX R4 Downtown Magnets ML Alliance Stern Math and Science GL Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O CX R3 Elizabeth Learning Center PL Bravo CC Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O CX R2 Alliance Stern Math and Science LM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Mathematics Legacy DG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX Double West Campus HM Rosemont WJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R6 Sonoma PS Kent Denver CS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R5 Casady LR West Campus HM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R4 Denver Arts GS Lowell YC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R3 SLC West AB Skyline RD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R2 Gulliver Prep CG Univ Of Chicago Lab CA Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R1 Foothill FH St Francis KN Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R5 Notre Dame NF Harker MK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 N CX Final Nevada Union HF Peninsula QW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 N CX Semi Peninsula QW Northwood AI Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 N CX Quar Northwood AI Delta Charter BD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 JV CX R6 Northwood TL CK McClatchy GW Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 JV CX R5 West Campus HM CK McClatchy SP Aff