Hanming Sun Paradigm

Last changed 11 July 2021 2:12 PM EDT

*For time purposes, I underlined/bolded the most important things*

Hey y'all!

I am a flow judge, so I focus on the flow and the arguments extended and dropped. However, I do appreciate the big picture because that, overall, clears things up.

Experience

~Lambert HS Sophomore

~PF + XDB Nat Circ Debater (6 years while qualifying for the TOC)

~Local/Nat Circ Speech (Extemp and Impromptu)

~Broke for World School

Please add hanming30024@gmail.com to the email chain. This should be started before the speeches. Please include at least the cases and call the email chain like "MSTOC Lambert High School ES vs. Ivy Bridge Academy KS."

All the stuff after this is negotiable, here are the two things that aren't:

1. No cheating: that means no card clipping, stealing prep, disclosing the wrong aff, lying about your disclosure, etc.

2. Debate is a safe space: I will not tolerate any blatantly offensive arguments. That means no racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Everybody must stay comfortable during the debate.

Violations of either are grounds for auto-loss and the lowest speaks I can possibly give you

IF YOU HAVE TIME, YOU SHOULD READ THIS (My extended Paradigm)

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~Speaking: Ok, here is the deal. If you spread it may be somewhat hard to keep up. If you see me drop my writing utensil, it means that you are speaking way too fast. I'll also yell "clear" if you don't notice.

I encourage enthusiasm rather than speaking monotone. Monotone results in you for speaker points being as high as 26. If you don't weigh your impacts, you won't be able to get higher than 28 speaker points and will most likely lose the round. (Unless the other team does the same thing)

<26 means you were offensive/rude

26.1-26.9 means you need improvement and/or probably dropped case

27-27.9 means you probably missed things on the flow and might have made poor strategic decisions in the back half of the round.

YOU CANNOT GET HIGHER THAN A 28 FROM ME IF YOU FORGET TO WEIGH YOUR ARGUMENTS FOR ME.

28-28.9 means you are a good debater, probably can break at the tournament given pairings and other factors; you extend most of the right things in the back half of the round and do decent weighing.

29-29.7 means you extend all or almost all of the right things, explain your arguments/warrants in a concise manner, and, more importantly, you break away from weighing in a vacuum to comparative weighing.

29.8-30 are rarely given out. You made a smart strategic move and comparatively weighed your arguments, collapsed on the right things, and provided a coherent comparative analysis/narrative that made my decision easy.

~Rebuttal: 2nd rebuttal is obliged to frontline all of the opponent's responses. If you don't do so, then I will consider it as DROP. Also, no independent offense in 2nd rebuttal.

~Summary: Both positions must extend both offense and defense for the summary. Again, if you fail to extend defense, it's a clear ballot for the opponents as their offense still stands.

~Final Focus: Focus less on the flow, preferably focus on the big picture.

~Weighing: Please weigh impacts!! It will increase your chances of winning. I care far less about buzzwords than teams making a comparison between link/impact stories. Also, try to do meta-weighing because it will give you a higher speaks (ASK me if you don't know what it means). Try to start weighing in rebuttal.

~Importance of Weighing

- Advance Techniques (Amplifier, Short Circuit, etc.)>Pre-Req

- Pre-Req>Timeframe

- Timefram>Prob

- Prob>Mag

*IMPORTANT: Unless if you can prove me that your impact weighing is better than theirs or you do comparative weighing, the order doesn't matter.*

~Crossfire: BE Calm and not so abusive although I do like clash and poking holes into the other team's arguments. I will be paying attention, but it won't affect my decision as much. However, I will not be flowing it.

~Paraphrasing: There is much more stuff in my extended paradigm. I'll try to keep it short though.

- Please try to read CUT CARDS. I will not vote you down if you paraphrase, but I will be unhappy. (This also includes your rebuttal speech).

~Evidence. Any evidence violation outlined in section 7.2 of the HS Unified Manual is grounds for me to give you a loss and nuke your speaker points, based on section 7.4. Here is a list of common evidentiary practices in PF that will result in this outcome

However, I will drop you for the following reasons

  • Sending a link to a piece of evidence rather than a cut card in an email chain (and, in a related vein, telling your opponent to “ctrl-f” anything in a PDF or a website).

  • Not including a citation when you send your opponent a random piece of evidence in an email chain (accidents are fine, but if you’re just sending a chunk of text without a citation and you don’t correct it if asked, no). A citation includes everything in section 7.1.C of the rules.

  • Taking more than 3 minutes to produce a piece of evidence. Failure to produce a card will not result in me “removing” a card from the flow. You will lose the round, because you have used “non-existent evidence.”

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Extra Info:

- In my opinion, the summary is by far the most important speech in a debate

- I like indicts, so do it if you can. lol

- Sticky defense is bad (boohoo)

- I love DAs, every DA you read, I'll bump your speaks 0.1. (No DA in 2nd rebuttal tho)

- Turns are useless with at least a link and an impact. Turns with a uniqueness make it a lot better. If you do this, then you are a good debater.

- In order for me to buy any piece of offense, you must warrant, implicate, weigh, and frontline. If you don't do any one of those requirements, then I won't consider the in my final RFD.

- Creative arguments I like – stupid ones I don’t. If you find a quality card that makes a unique argument, I’ll be a fan. If you’re stretching together a couple of words from 4 different blogs to make a unique argument, I will not be a fan.

- Read content/trigger warnings before reading something that could be potentially uncomfortable for opponents, and PLEASE CHANGE YOUR CASE IF YOUR OPPONENTS DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THOSE CASES. This also applies to all the other speeches (rebuttal, summary, final focus). If you don't comply, then I will dock your speaks + auto drop you.

- Idk about theory arguments, triks, kritiks, etc, but if it is in the round, then it must be expressed very well throughout the debate. However, I HATE Friv Theory, so don't run it. If one team brings up a theory argument in the round, then I will automatically look to that first (I don't care how wack it is). If the opponent fails to respond to the theory argument that is expressed, then I have to give the dubs to the team that ran the theory. However, if I believe the theory debate is a wash, then I'll just be a normal tech judge who looks down the flow and see what arguments are the cleanest.

- I really hate it when debaters classify judges whether they are truth or tech. Anyways, I am Tech>Truth, but I'm not 100% sure of it.

- If you see me nodding my head, it doesn't mean that you made a good argument. I just do it because I feel like it. Don't take it into account.

- Making any Math, Food, Johnny Harris, Kurzgesagt, or Mark Rober references will give you +0.5 speaks.

- In all, be independent/responsible through the debate. I will be keeping time, but I also expect you to keep your own speech and prep time. Just let me know when you start/stop prep and don't go over the time limit, etc. I dislike it when debaters try to steal prep. I trust all of you debaters and good luck in your round!

- IDC about post rounding. If you think you got judge screwed, then tell me.

Good Luck Debaters! tongue-out

*P.S. At the end of each round, I'll put a random meme in the RFD (idk why I do this). Below is one of many if I am your judge.*

 DEBATERS 5 YEARS AGO: I WILL USE MY BRAIN TO COME UP WITH A SMART RESPONSE TO YOUR ARGUMENT; DEBATERS TODAY: DO YOU HAVE A CARD FOR THAT? | image tagged in strong dog weak dog | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The 2nd Annual Quarantine Classic HS 2021-07-22 LD Semis Speak in power KD Harrison AC Neg Neg 3-0
The 2nd Annual Quarantine Classic HS 2021-07-22 LD R2 Burbank Senior SY Zoro's Wayfinding RK Neg
Ivy Bridge Academy JV Varsity Championship 2021-07-10 VPF F Ivy Bridge Academy Local Huang & Wu Ivy Bridge Academy Local Agarwal & Kang2 Pro Pro 3-0
Ivy Bridge Academy JV Varsity Championship 2021-07-10 JVPF R3 Ivy Bridge Academy Local Cozmuta & Puttagunta Ivy Bridge Academy Local Verma & Gupta Neg
Ivy Bridge Academy Novice and MS Tournament 2021-05-15 NPF R1 Ivy Bridge Academy Local Isabel Chen & Miya Ji Ivy Bridge Academy Local Rajveer Nadkar & Ishaan Gupta Aff
Middle School TOC at UK 2021-05-08 PF Triple Ivy Plus ZP Sugar Land SpiderSmart LW Con Con 3-0
Middle School TOC at UK MS 2021-05-08 PF R6 LeapUp Learning WS TFS Boston TH Pro
Middle School TOC at UK HS 2021-05-08 PF R5 Young Genius, Bay Area HZ NSDA China XZ Pro
Middle School TOC at UK HS 2021-05-08 PF R4 St Michael's TS NSDA China SL Con
Middle School TOC at UK HS 2021-05-08 PF R3 Alice Deal BC Potomac GH Pro
Middle School TOC at UK MS 2021-05-08 PF R2 NSDA China ZX HuaXia Chinese School - Houston HL Pro
Middle School TOC at UK MS 2021-05-08 PF R1 Bergen County KG Joaquin Miller SaZh Pro
Ivy Bridge Academy Spring Classic 2021-04-23 JV R4 Ivy Bridge Academy Local Aarush Gupta & Abhinav Ivaturi Ivy Bridge Academy Local Madison Kang & Devang Doshi Neg
Ivy Bridge Academy Spring Classic 2021-04-23 VAR R3 Ivy Bridge Academy Local Gene Yoon & Nayan Revankar Ivy Bridge Academy Local Aryan Bavera & Susant Chunduri Aff
IMF Summer Opener 2021-03-26 XDB R4 Excel Pradhan Envision Debate Institute Eappen Aff
IMF Summer Opener HS 2021-03-26 PF R3 Sequiy TY ConCar JW Aff
IMF Summer Opener HS 2021-03-26 XDB R2 Bobas Zhang Mercer Island Gollin Neg
IMF Summer Opener 2021-03-26 XDB R1 Envision Debate Institute Eappen Excel Yenuganti Aff
Ivy Bridge Harvard Prep 2021-01-22 VPF R9 Ivy Bridge Noah Yoon & Irene Tang Ivy Bridge Yugeshwar Muralidhar & Nina Thakur Aff
Ivy Bridge Spring Season Open 2021-01-08 VPF R1 Ivy Bridge Brandon Yoo & David Park Ivy Bridge Yashmita Senthilnathan & Lakshmi Jojjavarapu Neg
First Annual New Years Classic HS 2021-01-02 PF R4 CAGI CG MerIsl EL Aff
Excel Debate Winter Camp 2020-12-26 PF R1 HSExc LJ RRExc WZ Con
Ivy Bridge Snow Showdown 2020-12-04 JVPF R3 IvyBri LY IvyBri TS Neg
Ivy Bridge Snow Showdown 2020-12-04 NPF R3 Ivy Bridge Jigisha Singh & Spoorthi Kakarla Ivy Bridge Vijit Tatia & Saatvik Kallem Neg
Ivy Bridge Snow Showdown 2020-12-04 JVPF R2 IvyBri PI IvyBri ZB Neg
Ivy Bridge Snow Showdown 2020-12-04 JVPF R1 Ivy Bridge Aditi Kulkarni IvyBri GG Aff
Ivy Bridge Academy Fall Faceoff 2020-09-06 PF S IvyBri TW IvyBri MR Neg Neg 3-0
Ivy Bridge Academy Fall Faceoff 2020-09-06 PF R4 IvyBri BK IvyBri GG Aff
Ivy Bridge Academy Fall Faceoff 2020-09-06 PF R3 IvyBri TW IvyBri WZ Aff
Back to School Debate Challenge HS 2020-08-23 NPF NR2 Liu & Wu, Kendall & Austin Liu & Li, Emma Baixin & George AFF
The Covid Season Opener HS 2020-08-07 PF Quarte Fifteen Minutes CK Real School Institute IM Neg Neg 2-1
The Covid Season Opener HS 2020-08-07 PF Octos Jail MM No DY Aff
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF Quarte Ridin With Biden MP William Mason CY Neg Neg 2-1
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF Octos Bridgewater Independent KS Myers Park Unaffiliated SB Aff Aff 3-0
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF R6 Daude MP Myers Park Unaffiliated SB Aff
The Quarantine Classic HS 2020-07-24 PF R3 William Mason CY VDA - Vancouver YY Aff
The Quarantine Classic MS 2020-07-24 PF R2 MS343 MB Foothill MD Neg
NOVA Invitational HS 2020-07-11 PF Semifi WPUJCV Ayush Agarwal NOVInd Fawaz Ahmad Aff Aff 5-0
NOVA Invitational HS 2020-07-11 PF Quarte WPUJCV Ayush Agarwal SIMP Sundar & Channashetti Aff Aff 3-0
NOVA Invitational HS 2020-07-11 PF R4 KOSA Bush & Boosh GraBay Mandava & Narayanan Aff
NOVA Invitational HS 2020-07-11 PF R3 NOVInd Suresh & Muralicharan Daude Mehta & Ramasamy Neg
NOVA Invitational HS 2020-07-11 PF R2 MyePar Wilson & Misra NewJer Khanna & Shah Neg
NOVA Invitational 2020-07-11 PF R1 Indepe Girish & Yadlapati NOVInd Bommineni & Zhang Neg
Heat Wave Invitational HS 2020-07-05 PF F RidWit CS Beans BZ Aff Aff 13-2
Heat Wave Invitational HS 2020-07-05 PF S BigDog AK Beans BZ Neg Neg 5-2
Heat Wave Invitational HS 2020-07-05 PF Q Beans BZ PMA LM Aff Aff 2-1
Ivy Bridge Academy JVNovice Championships 2020-06-25 PF F IvyBri DY IvyBri SP Neg Aff 3-2
Ivy Bridge Academy JVNovice Championships 2020-06-25 PF S IvyBri SP IvyBri GV Aff Aff 2-1
Ivy Bridge Academy JVNovice Championships 2020-06-25 PF R4 IvyBri AA IvyBri GV Neg
Ivy Bridge Academy JVNovice Championships 2020-06-25 PF R3 IvyBri KS IvyBri SP Aff
Ivy Bridge Academy JVNovice Championships 2020-06-25 PF R1 IvyBri HP
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 Riverside STEM LR Tokugawa Shogunate PT Neg
The Online Summer Open 2020-06-12 PF R3 SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land ZT Saturn Skyline TE Aff
The Online Summer Open 2020-06-12 PF R3 Tokugawa Shogunate KS SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land LL Aff
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF F CloCloud International Kim & Eappen CloCloud International Gupta & Gautam Aff Neg 8-5
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF S CloCloud International Thakur & Yoon CloCloud International Gupta & Gautam Aff Neg 4-3
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF R4 CloCloud International Thakur & Yoon CloCloud International Dontu Aff Aff 3-0
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF R3 CloCloud International Dontu CloCloud International Verma & Gupta Aff Aff 3-0
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF R2 CloCloud International Yang & Mahesh Johns Creek Manekar & Yang Neg Aff 2-1
Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Slam 2020-06-03 PF R1 CloCloud International Kim & Eappen CloCloud International Gupta & Gautam Neg Neg 3-0
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 JVPF R3 Honor Academy Semcheshen & Lea Milpitas Katkar & Pathak Neg