Connor Munsinger Paradigm

Last changed 24 March 2021 2:47 PM EDT

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Background

-2nd year judging

-Coaching at UNLV

-Debated at Michigan State

Golden Desert

-I’ve judged zero rounds on this topic, don’t do HS research, and didn’t work at a camp. I’ve been around long enough to pick some things up but don’t assume I know the acronyms, meta, your topic DA, etc.

-Everybody needs to slow way down and focus on clarity, especially on theory and T.

Judging defaults / Top-level notes

-Tech > truth when it’s dropped, tech ≈ truth when it’s messy, truth > tech when it’s really close.

-An argument that is conceded is 100% true. This makes me good for try-or-die when it’s relevant.

-An argument that is not conceded is usually > 0%. This makes me bad for presumption in most cases.

-I’m open to alternative models of risk framing, but this is the default that I adopt when not guided by the debate.

-I will judge kick conditional counterplans and evaluate the squo unless the aff objects before the 2AR.

-Anything not specified in the plan is open to interpretation by either side.

-I will decide a debate on clipping if I’m sure that it’s happening, regardless of whether this is an issue in the debate.

-I won't decide a debate on events that happened outside of the round.

-Assuming relatively similar impacts, likelihood usually matters more to me than comparison.

-I’m pretty flexible when teams are responding to “dropped” arguments that constituted <5 seconds of the previous speech.

Evidence

-Evidence quality influences argument quality. Arguments supported by truly terrible evidence require very little from the opposing team in response and vice versa.

-I tend to follow along with speech docs and read a lot of evidence after the debate, both for my own understanding and for resolving arguments.

-I will not evaluate unexplained re-highlightings. If you want it to matter for my decision, read it in the debate or verbally explain the implication of the highlighted sections.

CP

-Generally very good for the neg on theory and pretty good for the aff on competition.

-The less your CP competes based off of a mandate of the plan the more annoyed I will be by it.

-Arg not team for anything but conditionality.

-2NC CPs out of straight turns feel gross and lazy to me.

DA

-Contrived, silly DAs are sometimes necessary but are still contrived and silly. Aff teams frequently do a poor job of reducing the risk of these DAs with smart analytics.

-Zero link is much more likely than zero impact.

-The link is usually the most important part of the DA.

-Likelihood of your DA probably matters more than how much it turns the case.

T vs plans

-T vs core aff that’s obviously topical = annoying

-T vs highly questionable aff = slight lean neg

-T vs really out there = tough for the aff

T vs planless

-I will always try to mitigate the degree to which my beliefs influence outcomes, but I have certain default views about debate that make negative arguments for topicality persuasive to me. As such, I imagine that the bar for a planless aff to defeat T is higher in front of me than the average judge.

-T impacts based on fairness are more persuasive to me than impacts about portable skills or education.

-Aff teams are likely to find more success when pairing their critiques of the negative’s model with a detailed explanation of what aff/neg engagement and argumentation looks like under theirs.

K

-Much better when they specifically say the action of the plan is a bad idea.

-I tend to be good for the aff on alts. If I don’t understand what meaningful action the alt takes to resolve the K’s links/impacts or the aff’s advantages, I’m likely to vote aff in the absence of an argument about why alt solvency doesn’t matter.

-It’s generally pretty hard to convince me that the debate shouldn’t focus on whether the hypothetical implementation of the plan is a good idea, but winning this can make a lot of other concerns irrelevant.

-I'm much more familiar with policy stuff, so err on the side of over-explaining terminology and concepts.

Speaker points

-Giving a slight bump to the higher end as my tendency to max out at 29.1 seems behind the times.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open Octas UC Berkeley BW Northwestern FW Neg Neg 4-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open Double Kansas MR Pittsburgh LR Aff Aff 5-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R6 Michigan MM Georgetown LM Aff Aff 3-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R4 George Mason LM Kansas MS Neg Neg 2-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R2 Michigan PR Kentucky BL Aff Aff 3-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R1 Georgetown AG Kentucky DG Neg Neg 2-1
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open Semi UC Berkeley BW Michigan MM Neg Aff 2-1
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open Octo Samford EG George Mason LM Neg Neg 3-0
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 JV R6 Boston College CZ Emory DM Neg
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R5 Kansas SP Wyoming/Binghamton GS Aff
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R4 Emory NP Georgetown NL Neg
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R2 Michigan PS Wichita State BL Aff
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R1 Michigan HS Kentucky DW Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX Semis Peninsula RW St Mark's School of Texas BY Neg Neg 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX Quarte Kent Denver CM St Mark's School of Texas BY Neg Neg 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX Double Interlake Independent GQ Notre Dame AY Aff Aff 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R6 St Mark's School of Texas AC Westminster JS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R5 Peninsula BY Casady BF Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R4 Peninsula DG Montgomery Bell GY Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R3 Glenbrook South KK Westminster KY Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R2 Peninsula SY Montgomery Bell BA Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 VCX R1 Notre Dame AY Peninsula LQ Aff
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2021-01-16 Open Octos Kentucky DG Aff Aff 3-0
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2021-01-16 Open R3 Georgetown KN UT Dallas BK Neg
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2021-01-16 Open R2 Emory EZ Kentucky DG Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR Octos UC Berkeley Bellavita & Wimsatt Emory Giampetruzzi & Kessler Aff Aff 3-2
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 2 Michigan Harrington & McGraw Wake Forest Klein & Marban Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 1 Wichita State Benson & Mitchell Northwestern Landgraff & Wegener Aff
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open Dbls UC Berkeley BW Kentucky DG Aff Neg 3-2
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open RD 6 Emory PR Northwestern LW Neg
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open RD 4 Kansas SM Kentucky EI Neg
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open RD 1 Kentucky DG Michigan State GlSc Aff
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open Quarte Georgetown LW Michigan State AM Neg Neg 3-0
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open Octafi Michigan DN Samford EG Neg Neg 3-0
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Nov R5 Indiana SL Navy GR Aff
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R3 Michigan State KS Michigan HS Neg
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R2 Cornell CW Samford EG Neg
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R1 Michigan State AM Michigan RV Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 WILD Quarte Texas CL Emory BW Aff Aff 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R4 UC Berkeley EE Wake Forest KM Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R2 Emporia State KS Kentucky EG Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R5 UC Berkeley BW Kentucky EG Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R3 Emory DH Michigan MM Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Nov Octo Indiana WJ Kentucky BH Aff Aff 2-1
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R6 Georgia AW Kentucky EH Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R5 Emory KN Michigan PS Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R4 Michigan SV Emory CM Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R3 Wake Forest/Gonzaga BH UC Berkeley WW Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R2 Kansas OE Emory GS Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R1 Kentucky IL Trinity NR Aff
District I Pacific Champs C 2020-02-21 Nov R2 Fullerton Lee & Parekh CSU Long Beach Lahney & Lucas-Castillo Aff
District I Pacific Champs C 2020-02-21 Nov R1 Fullerton Ramirez & Gomez Arizona State Callahan & Gray Neg
Hannie Shaft Southwestern College C 2020-02-07 CX JV Semis Fresno State Lesly Salvador-Leon & Payton Polanco Arizona State Christian Hilgemann & Spencer Shockness Neg Neg 2-1
Hannie Shaft Southwestern College C 2020-02-07 CX NOV R4 Southwestern Victoria Esquivel & Roberto Villagomez Fullerton Eric Narayan & Sama Nafea Aff
Hannie Shaft Southwestern College C 2020-02-07 CX NOV R3 Southwestern Joaquin Arreola & Carlos Juvera Weber State Shawnica Sanders & Brittany Washington Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX Finals Harvard-Westlake NW Kent Denver HS Aff Aff 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX Semis Kent Denver HS Rowland Hall GA Aff Aff 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX Quarte Kent Denver HS Notre Dame DS Aff Aff 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX Octos Casady BH Kent Denver HS Neg Neg 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX Double Westminster FK Interlake CF Neg Neg 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX R5 Kent Denver AT Univ Of Chicago Lab KN Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX R4 Kent Denver HS Westminster MP Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX R3 ADL BT Oak Hill AC Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX R2 Notre Dame KY Peninsula CS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VCX R1 West HS SLC BK Green Valley SK Neg
Georgetown College Tournament C 2020-01-03 Open Octafi UC Berkeley FG Emory CM Aff Aff 3-0
Georgetown College Tournament C 2020-01-03 Open Double Rutgers-Newark BA UC Berkeley EE Neg Neg 2-1
Georgetown College Tournament C 2020-01-03 Open 4 Dartmouth LX Trinity MR Aff
Georgetown College Tournament C 2020-01-03 Open 1 Trinity LN Michigan PR Neg
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R3 Michigan JS Trinity GR Aff
Harvard College Tournament C 2019-11-02 Open R1 Iowa BR Emory GS Neg
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Open Quarte Iowa BR Kansas SM Neg Neg 3-0
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Open Octas Iowa BR Wayne State HB Aff Aff 2-1
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Nov R5 Indiana RV Wayne State BF Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Open R3 Kansas SP Harvard CG Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Open R1 Kansas SM Iowa BR Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R8 Wichita State LP Purdue SJ Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R4 Dartmouth HS Emory CM Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R3 Northwestern JW Michigan SV Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener C 2019-09-14 NOV R6 Liberty SV Emory SG Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener C 2019-09-14 OP R4 Missouri State EH Emory GH Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener C 2019-09-14 OP R2 Northwestern JU Wake Forest KM Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O Quarte Glenbrook North Pick & Rogoff Okemos Rathod & Rathod Neg Neg 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O R5 Northview Baty & Duran Glenbrook North Sun & Tucker Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O R4 Glenbrook North Fishman & Foster Okemos Rathod & Rathod Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O R3 Niles West Truax & Bolchi Okemos Thompson Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O R2 H.H. Dow Shamamian & Wang Niles West Alegria & Sejdiu Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2017-12-01 O R1 Detroit Country Day Nalliah & Schechter Niles West Patel & Afaque Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2017-08-01 CX R5 BLRS Lab Bokil & Moodley BGMOS Lab Daszkal & Rubenstein Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2017-08-01 CX R4 BLRS Lab Kosack & Niyyar BGMOS Lab Williams & Ivackovic Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2017-08-01 CX R3 BLRS Lab Sandhu & Shah BHT Lab Shah & Zin Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2017-08-01 CX R2 PSW Lab Tasneem & Sayed BLRS Lab King & Koli Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 2017-08-01 CX R1 PSW Lab Gao & Khakhria BLRS Lab Tsao & Senapathy Neg
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Octas Wayzata MJ Niles West BG Aff Aff 3-0
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Dbls Kent Denver KK Niles North BL Neg Neg 3-0
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Rd 6 Glenbrook South AS Iowa City TZ Neg
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Rd 4 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. EH Niles North IW Neg
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Rd 3 Niles North MT Whitney M. Young Magnet JX Neg
New Trier Season Opener MS 2016-10-08 Open Rd 2 Pace AK Niles North FL Aff
New Trier Season Opener HS 2016-10-08 Open Rd 1 Northside CP GS Marquette University AT Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R7 New Trier BL Wayzata JD Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R5 Notre Dame AP Niles West BP Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R4 Iowa City West KW Bloomington ZS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R3 Greenhill DJ Wayzata GH Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R2 Walter Payton CP JM Niles West GG Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake HS 2014-12-19 CX R1 Northside CP JS Maine East AP Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 2014-08-05 CX Quarte ABMPS Shan & Midha BHW Soria & Asilis Aff Aff 2-1
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 2014-07-26 CX R4 ABMPS Shaikh Wang ABMPS Ahmad & Pattabi Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 2014-07-26 CX R3 HLR Lee & Martens CGRS Logan & Ventarapragada Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 2014-07-26 CX R1 HLR Evans & Varma CGRS Zhang & Rosenthal Aff