Tyler Prochazka Paradigm

Last changed 2/11 3:57A CST

Email: tynews2001@gmail.com

I participated in four years of policy debate in high school and I debated four years at Western Kentucky University.

I am open to anything and I try to be as tab as possible. Just use warrants in your argumentation, even if it is theory. If an argument has absolutely no warrant and is just a claim, there is a chance I still won't vote on it even if it is 100% conceded. That is to say, if you just say conditionality is bad because of fairness and education, that is a series of claims without warrants, and thus is unpersuasive even if the other team doesn't address it. However, if a poorly warranted claim goes conceded, then I will not necessarily adjudicate the strength of the warrant as it is the other team's obligation to defeat this warrant, and as such I will take the warrant as true unless it is unintelligible or utterly absurd. I will default as a policymaker if you don't put me in a competing paradigm.

When adjudicating competing claims, it is my hope that debaters will engage in evidence comparison. However, if two contradictory claims are made, and no one weighs the strength of the internal warrants of the evidence, then I will likely call for the evidence to adjudicate which claim is more strongly warranted (assuming the argument may be part of my reason for decision). Same goes with topicality. I am 50/50 in voting for topicality, and I default competing interpretations.

If you are running critical/performance arguments, please be familiar with the argument and able to intellectually defend it. My personal preference when I debate is usually policy-oriented discussions and my personal bias is that switch-side policy debate is good, but I don't let this inform my decision in the round. At the same time, I think that non-traditional forms of debate are an important component of the community and have an important message to broadcast, and as such, I have voted for performance affs in the past.

The following is a preference and not a requirement. It is common for me to judge teams running non-traditional forms of arguments and personally be unfamiliar with the literature base. Thus, it is probably in your interest to ask if I'm familiar with a non-traditional argument prior to the round unless you plan to explain it extensively in the round. An argument is inherently less persuasive when the messenger also does not fully understand it, and the debate is probably less educational for everyone involved as a result. In general, I think you should be familiar with any argument you read before you deploy it in-round, but I've found this is more frequently an issue when high school debaters deploy the critical literature base. If I don't think you are familiar with your argument, I won't hold it against you in my RFD (although it will inform my speaker points), but it will probably influence whether you are able to effectively deploy the argument on the flow, where I will vote.

Finally, you should tell me explicitly how the RFD should be written if you win so I can understand your vision of the round. If you do not have ballot directing language, I will use my own judgment to write the RFD, so it is in your interest to write the RFD for me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NSDA Taiwan Members Invitational 4/4/2020 ESD Final 416 413 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NSDA Taiwan Members Invitational 4/4/2020 OPF R4 507 512 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Members Invitational 4/4/2020 OPF R3 511 508 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Members Invitational 4/4/2020 OPF R2 512 510 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Members Invitational 4/4/2020 OPF R1 506 505 Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 NPF Final TAS Stella Wu & Erik Hsu TAS Sophie Hsu & Dylan Liu Neg Neg on a 3-2
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 NPF Semi TAS Sophie Hsu & Dylan Liu TAS Ashley Ting & Ariel Ting Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 SD Quarte TAS Ariel Chiong & Reina Huang TES Kyle Chiu & Adrian Lai Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 NPF R4 TAS Austin Ku & Benjamin Chen FPS Joshua Cho Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 NPF R3 TAS Stella Wu & Erik Hsu DIS Ocean Tang & Jimmy Tsao Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Tournament 3/1/2020 SD R1 TAS Anthony Kuo & Hengyi Liao TAS Scarlett Tsai & Elizabeth Wong Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/15/2019 NPF Final TAS Mira Baba & Audrey Leu TAS Ashley Ting & Ariel Ting Neg Neg on a 4-1
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/15/2019 NPF Semi TAS Mira Baba & Audrey Leu FPS Shelly Weng & Natalie Tai Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/15/2019 NPF Quarte TAS Ashley Ting & Ariel Ting TAS Dylan Liu Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/15/2019 NPF R4 *KCI Coco Kuo & Renee Chen TAS Henry Lin & Chloe Wang Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/15/2019 NPF R3 *KCI Matt Chung & Scott Chi & Queenie Wu TAS Hanyu Wu & Emily Hsu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 SD Final TAS Junwoo Kang & Anthony Kuo TAS/FPS Elizabeth Wong & Angie Chao Aff Aff on a 2-1
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 SD Quarte TAS Jolienne Chung & Sarah Maeng TAS Matthew Wang & Aiden Shen Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 NPF Final FPS Joshua Cho & Ethan Huang TAS Trevor Wu & Draven Chung Aff Aff on a 2-1
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 SD R4 KSS/ALT Jasper Wei & Austin Bate Agborsangaya ALT Lion Song & Victor Chen Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 NPF R3 FPS/TAS Joanna Tang & Hanyu Wu TAS Kyle Chiu & Kris Chiu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 11/10/2019 NPF R2 TAS Trevor Wu & Draven Chung FPS Joshua Cho & Ethan Huang Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF Final 516 525 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX Quarte 816 815 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF Octo 514 504 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF R4 502 512 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 NCX Semi 708 706 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF R4 501 513 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX R3 808 807 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX R1 805 811 Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 9/22/2019 NCX Final TAS Mira Baba & Jackie Yeh TAS Alva Tang & Ryan Bu Neg Neg on a 3-0
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 9/22/2019 NCX Semi TAS Miria Chung & Janise Chiang TAS Alva Tang & Ryan Bu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 9/22/2019 NCX Quarte TAS Jeffrey Yu & Adam Lin TES Jay Chu & Jaqueline Chu Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 9/22/2019 NCX R3 TAS Mira Baba & Jackie Yeh TAS Noah Huang & Judy Yen Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 5/5/2019 NCX Final TAS Mira Baba & Ryan Bu TAS Ray Wang & Micah Wang Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 5/5/2019 NCX R3 TAS Ray Wang & Micah Wang TAS Mira Baba & Ryan Bu Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 5/5/2019 SD R2 TAS Draven Chung TAS Trevor Wu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 5/5/2019 NCX R2 KCI/TAS Chloe Wang TAS Mira Baba & Ryan Bu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 5/5/2019 SD R1 TAS Ariel Chiong & Anthony Kuo TAS Kris Chiu & Kyle Chiu Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 NCX Final 601 606 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 NCX Semi 606 608 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 NPF R4 710 709 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 ESD R4 309 321 Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 VCX R3 1201 1203 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 VLD R2 1006 1004 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 VCX R2 1204 1208 Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 VLD R1 1001 1003 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/5/2019 VCX R1 1207 1209 Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX Semi Georgetown Day DL Head Royce MR Aff Aff on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX R5 Cristo Rey FF Head Royce GS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX R4 Head Royce MR Georgetown Day DL Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX R3 Lynbrook LC Head Royce DB Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX R2 Sonoma MS Archbishop Mitty NS Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JCX R1 Sonoma HM Georgetown Day BL Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R6 Interlake PW Mount Vernon GM Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Head Royce RW Davis Senior WN Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R4 Gonzaga Prep RB Interlake LS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 Garfield LD Interlake NT Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 NovCX R1 Interlake PQ CDA Charter FS Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF Final TAS Ariel Ting & Sophie Hsu TAS Sehwan Park & Mira Baba Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF Semi ALT Jacqueline Chu & Jay Chu TAS Ariel Ting & Sophie Hsu Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF Quarte KCI Kara Chao & Emma Chuo TAS Sehwan Park & Mira Baba Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF R4 TAS Isabella Lin & Mia Weng TAS Connie Lee & Eric Wang Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF R3 KCI/WEGO Kevin Chen & Leo Chang TAS Henry Lin & Takeshi Misaki Neg
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF R2 TAS Noah Huang & Judy Yen TAS Patricia Miao & Leona Su Aff
ADL Smart Debate Novice PF Novice Policy Tournament 12/16/2018 NPF R1 TAS Chloe Wang & Janise Chiang TAS Ryan Bu & Audrey Leu Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX Final 702 703 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 NPF R4 506 507 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 CX R4 801 810 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 CX R3 806 809 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 NPF R3 501 502 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 NCX R3 701 704 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 NPF R2 504 511 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 CX R2 809 812 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/6/2018 ESD R1 308 306 Neg
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 PF Double Harker XG Riverwatch MM Neg Neg on a 2-1
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 PF R3 Hunter's Point RH Banquete TR Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 LD R7 L285 L254 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 LD R7 L192 L289 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX Semis SA Midtown West AH Harker SB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX BO-Q SA Ditmas Park PT SA Midtown West PD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R5 SA Harlem East ED SA Hudson Yards FP Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R3 SA Ditmas Park PT SA Harlem East MQ Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R1 SA Bed-Stuy CP SA Harlem North Central LS Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 CX V-FL 806 807 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 NPF Semi TAS/LOC Angela Wang & Murphy Chuang TAS Usho Watanabe & Brendan Wang Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 ESD Octo FPS Charlotte Yu & Andrew Yang TES Elaine Wang & Megan Su Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 LD Quarte 504 514 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 LD R4 514 511 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 NPF R4 KCI Phoebe Lin & Coco Chao WEGO Mody Ding & Rex Hsu Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 CX R3 803 804 Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 OPF R2 703 701 Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 LD R2 515 505 Neg
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 ESD R1 TES/FPS Arial Wang & Isis Hsu TES Faith Chiu & Annabelle Huang Aff
NSDA Taiwan District Tournament 4/6/2018 LD R1 503 504 Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 NPF R6 Claremont KS Nova 42 SC Aff Aff on a 2-1
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 NPF R6 Nova 42 HB Magnet MG Neg Neg on a 2-1
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VPF R5 Foothill Technology GM Claremont KL Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VPF R5 Foothill Technology SM Horizon MK Neg
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VPF R4 Foothill Technology RS Gabrielino Club LT Neg
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VPF R4 Foothill Technology SW Gabrielino Club DL Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 NLD R3 Oak Park CB La Reina KB Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VLD R2 La Reina AS Archer AB Neg
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VLD R2 West Ranch RF Claremont EK Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VLD R1 Gabrielino Club MC West Ranch SK Aff
California Lutheran University Invitational 2/15/2018 VLD R1 Magnet AS Nova 42 DK Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF IQR Liaoning Province Shiyan LZ Tsinghua International FY Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R5 Fairmont Prep SL Joaquin Miller CC Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R5 Bishop O'Dowd KK Dipont Chengdu HW Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R4 Dipont Shanghai FeSu Foothill DN Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R4 Fairmont Prep FS Albany LL Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R2 Joaquin Miller CV Carlsbad WA Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R2 Vancouver WN Enreach Shanghai SD Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R1 PalmTree HM THIS HC Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JPF R1 THIS QY Junipero Serra HE Aff