Hamed Hekmat

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 5 November 2021 12:12 PM EDT

Hi! I'm a freshman at Stanford and competed on the PF national circuit as College Prep HO for 3 years. Feel free to reach out:

hhekmat@stanford.edu

tldr - I'm a pretty standard tech judge, w/ tech > truth, and simply put the more work you do for me, the less likely I am to make a decision that you disagree with!

Heads up, I know damn near nothing about the topic lol so please spell out acronyms the first time around and all that to make sure there aren't any leaps you're taking that I miss.

For non substance arguments (e.g. theory, Ks, etc) while I've seen a fair amount of rounds and find them super interesting, I don't have a lot of direct experience myself. Basically just a quick disclaimer to proceed with caution and make your advocacy very clear for me if that's the direction the debate is headed, and it should hopefully make for an interesting round!

Tech > Truth

Make sure you weigh your arguments vs your opponents'! It'll make things a lot easier for me and make it so I don't have to intervene with my own biases/opinions.

An argument has to be fully extended in both summary and final focus for me to vote on it. That means every step of the link chain along with the impact should be in the back half of the round! If you're speaking 2nd, you also have to frontline it in 2nd rebuttal (respond to their responses from 1st rebuttal).

To re-emphasize, extending warrants is critical. Don't just throw out card names and dates. In fact, I'd rather you have warrants than just naming the piece of evidence from earlier in the round. Final focuses should have both though.

(like I said above...) Frontline in 2nd rebuttal!!

I'll vote off the flow based on what's said in speeches (not in cross). If you get a concession in cross, point it out in speech.

Defense is sticky, you can still make my job easier by extending it anyways. If you do want to read it in rebuttal and bring up that it was dropped later, please point out that defense is sticky as you implicate it however you will.

I won't call for cards unless you specifically ask me to within speeches.

Once again (because this is particularly important), PLEASE WEIGH!! Not just the numbers and impacts, but also the warrants, links, etc. Tell me why your argument is more likely, more clear, affects more people, and/or needs to be prioritized for any other reason.

Time yourselves please.

I'm ok with mild speed but definitely rusty so I might miss some things on the flow (especially online considering technical difficulties)... aka proceed at your own risk.

Be respectful, don't say anything hateful or offensive, and fill your time; you'll at least get a 28 from me if you do those things.

Best of luck, and have fun! Feel free to ask me any questions before and after the round, and even reach out to my email way after if you want :)

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 PF-T R6 Potomac SW Winston Churchill SZ Con
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 PF-T R5 Leland LV VDA - Vancouver HT Pro
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF Double Winston Churchill Abigail Hill & Allison Moon Dougherty Valley Rikin Patel & Sandhya Nayar Pro Pro 3-0
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R6 Los Altos Anjali Mathew & Apurva Hanwadikar Oakwood Eden Hoover & Miles Gardner-Berg Con
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R4 Harker Sasha Masson & Adrian Liu St Francis Aadya Mishra & Vishnu Potharaju Pro
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R4 Oakwood Louis Reich & Lily Wilson BASIS Scottsdale Daryl Day & Nandita Shankar Con
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R2 Campbell Hall Matlock Grossman & Oliver Pozil Coronado Jack Wohlwend & Brian Vott Pro
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R2 Saratoga Ashish Goswami & Leonardo Jia Lakeville North Austin Siefken & Naomi Davis Pro
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R1 Foothill Monish Muralicharan & Yash Kaushik Fairview Wilson He & Stephen Chen Con
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 PF R1 La Salle Joseph Nahas & Gus Gladstein Cranbrook Alexander Wang & Rohan Patel Pro
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 PF Octos DelNor AH ParCit AR Pro Pro 3-0
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 PF R6 Marist EL SevLak KM Con
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 PF R6 RowHal WM ParCit LW Pro
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 PF R4 Interl GJ WesHS MS Con
Silver and Black HS 2021-12-02 PF R3 MadWes CG ParCit OB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V Semi Poly Prep Country Day LS Bronx Science AE Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V Quarte Dublin CK L C Anderson BC Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V Triple St Thomas Aquinas AC River Hill PT Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R5 Quarry Lane AL East Ridge LS Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R4 Dougherty Valley PN Centennial RC Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R3 Wayzata GL Edina EJ Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R1 East Ridge GY Poly Prep Country Day TS Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF RR R2 Newton South DD Lynbrook RG Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship MS 2021-03-13 JPF Semis Blake GS Joaquin Miller MA Pro Pro 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF Octos Golden State HW Exeter TB Con Pro 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship MS 2021-03-13 JPF Octos Nueva TG Redwood GJ Con Con 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R5 Nueva CL Dublin AZ Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R5 Dublin LL Blake SS Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R2 Joaquin Miller LZ Golden State KJ Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R2 Blake GS Dougherty Valley PH Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R1 Harker SS Golden State FH Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R1 Nueva CZ Dougherty Valley AP Con