Zaki Alattar Paradigm

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Debated at UC Berkeley for 1 year.
Debated at Katy Taylor for 4 years.

Coached for College Preparatory, BAUDL, and NYUDL.

Topicality
My opinion on this is not fully formed. I'm inclined as a 2A to believe that these debates are shallow and detract from substance, but recently, I've felt its necessity as a strategic option for the negative. It's also very easy for me to get lost in these debates. So here's my fair warning, going for T may have unpredictable consequences both in and against your favor.


Framework vs. Kritikal Affirmatives
I tend to lean affirmative on these debates. However, particularly on this topic, I think that holding the affirmative to a plan text is not unreasonable, but I also believe that if your only responses to an affirmative would be the politics disad and an agent counterplan, then you are doing it wrong.


Email
alattar.zaki@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NYCUDL High School Debate Tournament 4 Coolidge Cup Qualifier 1/4/2020 NPOL R3 Queens HS for the Sciences at York PS SA Bronx MT Aff
NYCUDL High School Debate Tournament 4 Coolidge Cup Qualifier 1/4/2020 NPOL R2 SA Hudson Yards PS Mamaroneck PZ Neg
NYCUDL High School Debate Tournament 4 Coolidge Cup Qualifier 1/4/2020 NPOL R1 Leon Goldstein AC Queens HS for the Sciences at York BZ Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R6 Salt Lake City West AB Polytechnic HW Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R5 Salt Lake City West ZT Polytechnic GM Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R4 Kent Denver HM Northwood Independent LL Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R3 Dougherty Valley YS La Cueva KD Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R2 Polytechnic NM Brophy CP SH Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R1 Green Valley SW BASIS Chandler KB Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX Quarte Archbishop Mitty AK Nevada Union FM Neg Neg on a 3-0
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX Octafi St. Francis NV Episcopal School Of Dallas DH Neg Neg on a 3-0
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX R5 Ashland ES St. Vincent De Paul SC Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX R4 Head Royce PY St. Francis NV Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX R3 St. Francis EK Eastside College Preparatory MH Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX R2 Head Royce WL Cupertino HR Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JCX R1 Georgetown Day CG Nevada Union NB Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Octas West BA Bellarmine SJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round West BA Damien JB Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round BASIS Chandler PM Kent Denver KK Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round Rowland Hall BM Copper Hills MB Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round June Jordan EH Palo Verde WS Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round Copper Hills TB Los Alamos CP Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VCX Round Leland LK Kipp King Collegiate LW Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX Dbls S. Eugene H. S. LS Nevada Union AM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX R6 Georgetown Day CC Beckman CH Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX R5 Interlake CL Nevada Union AM Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX R3 Juan Diego Catholic BM Liberal Arts and Science AC Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX R2 Georgetown Day CG Niles West RR Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 VarCX R1 Canyon Crest RT Skyline CF Neg
The Harker School Nichols Invitational 9/30/2016 VPOL R3 Archbishop Mitty GC St. Francis GN Aff
The Harker School Nichols Invitational 9/30/2016 VPOL R2 Archbishop Mitty DV Presentation KN Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R5 Alliance Stern SL Notre Dame SH Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R4 Chaminade JL Downtown Magnets RG Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R3 Archbishop Mitty TP St. Vincent De Paul RP Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R2 Notre Dame AR Archbishop Mitty GC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R1 Notre Dame McPe Downtown Magnets SC Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX Semis Bears LS Bears KM Neg Neg on a 2-1
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R6 Red Pandas HY Red Pandas SY Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R4 Panthers RJ Panthers GC Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R3 Honey Badgers ND Honey Badgers SS Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R2 Bears KM Panthers PA Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R1 Honey Bears JW Honey Badgers ML Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF Quarte Fairmont Preparatory KP St. Francis VD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Mission San Jose KG Oakwood School - North Hollywood MW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Oakwood School - North Hollywood MW Kent Denver SL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Granada Hills VC St. Francis KR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX Triple Cypress Bay FM Polytechnic WX Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R5 Cypress Bay V Interlake YH Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Alverno VC Hockaday SL Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX Semifi Head Royce CP St. Vincent De Paul MH Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R6 Lynbrook MC Lowell Lu Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R3 Hamilton ZF Skyline HL Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R2 Clovis North SM Head Royce CP Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R1 Skyline AA Clovis North PH Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX Double Highland GO Interlake LL Neg Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R6 Hillcrest OM Sky View MN Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R4 Littleton Independent Policy LS Oregon Episcopal School (OES) GR Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R3 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's LG Interlake GJ Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX Quar St. Vincent De Paul MH Clovis North PH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX Octo Denver independent WR Nevada Union FH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R6 St. Vincent De Paul RC Damien AY Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R5 University RC Denver independent WR Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R4 Peninsula LL Skyline VH Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R3 St. Vincent De Paul MH CK McClatchy FB Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R2 Peninsula WT Nevada Union FH Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/26/2015 SR CX R1 Polytechnic MW CK McClatchy FM Aff