Kristy Oblad Paradigm

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Kristy Oblad Paradigm

I participated in Speech and Drama in High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. My brother was a state champion in debate and placed in Nationals. My oldest son debated all through HS and I currently have a son in his third year in debate. I enjoy judging all types of speech and debate. I am the most inexperienced with Policy and Congress. Speaking skills/communications is my predominate style of judging. You must be consistent from start to finish with your hypothesis to conclusion. Contradiction will hurt you. I do not mind if you go fast but if you do you must still be articulate. Speed as a tactic does not impress me. Filler words such as "like" and "um"--I tend to dislike these.

I feel tournaments are a place to practice and get better. That is an important part of participating in debate. If you are well-prepared and I can see your effort and desire for improvement, yet you aren't a top-notch speaker--yet...Your preparation and participation combined with a well researched, reasoned argument will sway me. Make sure you are civil. I can see through tricks/tactics to confuse. I do not appreciate condescension. I do appreciate explanations with the premise that I am intelligent and will be able to follow your argument/presentation if you are well prepared and have a good flow of reason.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
CUSDC Templar Trials 1/11/2020 LD R2 902 910 Neg
CUSDC Templar Trials 1/11/2020 LD R2 907 916 Neg
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 LD R7 216 316 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R5 291 282 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R4 327 289 Neg
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R3 279 323 Aff
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R2 237 322 Aff
Sundance District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R1 264 160 Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 PFD Semifi Summit Long & Whitaker Juab Hennrich & Steele Neg Neg on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD Quarte Logan Wesley Carter Summit Omar Khan Aff Aff on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD Octofi Davis Sugar Santillan Layton Emily Nielson Aff Neg on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD Double MapMou Dallyn Edmunds ParCit Isabella Bartmess Aff Aff on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD R5 Ridgel Elyse Davenport ParCit Jack Goodman Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD R5 StaSta Ariana Snyder ProHal Tiffany Chan Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD R4 MapMou Jackson Baldwin Northr Kayley Drew Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 LD R4 StaSta Avery Green Clearf Andrew Rawlin Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 PFD R1 Cyprus Contreras & Loosle Alta Douglas & Ruiz Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 PFD R1 Davis Nebeker & Smith Layton Buchanan & Burnett Aff
Red Rock Classic 12/15/2017 LD R3 AR Damon Munoz AG Andrew Mortensen Neg
Red Rock Classic 12/15/2017 LD R3 AN Dixie Poindexter AL Lucy MacKay Aff
Red Rock Classic 12/15/2017 PF R2 AR Williams & Elwell AC Lemmon & Kestin Aff
Red Rock Classic 12/15/2017 PF R2 AC Harrison & Harris AM Barr & Fausett Neg