Natalie Bennie Paradigm

Last changed 9/15 7:49A CDT

natalielbennie@gmail.com--yes e-mail chain, but know I do not follow along with docs during the debate and do not tend to read a ton of evidence afterwards.

Debated at Samford University.

Currently coaching as a graduate student at Wake Forest.

Top level stuff:

  • Do what you do best. Please do not try and change your debating to try and win my ballot-- chances are it won't help you out and you'll have less fun. I will listen to any argument and have experience running the gamut of them.
  • My default position is as a policymaker and that debate is a game (a very challenging one, often with legitimate real-world applications, but a game nonetheless). That said--if you want me to evaluate the round in any other way, be clear about what my role as a judge is and present a justification for that interpretation, and I will be happy to do so

Specifics:

Framework:

  • I am often very compelled by a topical version of the aff.
  • Fairness is probably not an impact by itself, *update* but I find myself voting on it more often than I expect to.

Non-traditional affs:

  • Go for it
  • I don't think non-traditional aff necessarily need to be "topical," but I do think that the resolution ought to play a central role in your decision to run this affirmative.

Disad/Counterplans:

  • Go for it
  • Specificity is always preferable to generics and will probably be rewarded
  • I am willing to no-link a disad
  • I am often very compelled by a good overview that includes a thorough turns case analysis.
  • Condo is fine and probably good. 3 CP's and a K are probably not. Cheater counterplans are probably cheating-- don't be afraid to take on this debate as the affirmative. I will vote on theory, but if there are other args you're winning, you should go for them instead.

Kritiks:

  • Go for it
  • Specificity is preferable to generics and will probably be rewarded
  • While I may be familiar with your literature base, I will still hold you to a high threshold for explanation. I've seen a lot of k debates devolve into a battle of buzzwords with warranted analysis getting lost in the midst of it (to be fair, this is also true of a lot of policy debates). I will probably reward your ability to explain your own argument.

Tips for speaks:

  • Time efficiency— Have the 1ac ready to send before the start time/the 1nc to send asap. Stands should be set up before the round. Inefficient rounds = lower speaks and less decision time, which may either help or hurt you (if that’s a gamble you’re interested in making).
  • Assertiveness is not a license for disrespect or hostility.
  • say smart things! Be nice!
  • Make bold choices— trust your instincts.

Other stuff:

  • Be kind. Be conscious of the person you're speaking to and how your tone/language choices/body language could be coming off.
  • You are an intelligent and competent human being. Don't be afraid to use your brain and make some common-sense answers to arguments. I think a lot of what we say in debate is silly and could be taken down by a few good attacks, even without cards. Trust yourself to make smart arguments.
  • Do not clip cards.
  • Have fun! I love this activity and will put in as much effort judging your round as you did preparing for it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round West Virginia BM Dartmouth MS Neg Aff on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Northwestern FL Iowa NO Neg Aff on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Cornell LT Harvard BG Aff Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Emory GS Binghamton AY Aff Aff on a 3-0
D6 Qualifier CEDA SESEC Championship 2/15/2019 R6 Miami BH Florid OC Neg
D6 Qualifier CEDA SESEC Championship 2/15/2019 4Open West Georgia CC Emory JH Aff
D6 Qualifier CEDA SESEC Championship 2/15/2019 1Open Georgia HH Louisville BY Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 3 Georgetown GW Harvard AM Aff
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 2 Iowa BR Miami HL Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX Quarte Montgomery Bell PH Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX Octofi Montgomery Bell KK Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R6 USN CC Alpharetta HS CP Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R5 USN KF Montgomery Bell PH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R4 Henry W Grady NW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R3 Montgomery Bell KK Isidore Newman QD Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Alpharetta HS BM USN NC Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell KJ Paideia HT Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN Octos Kansas HM Louisville BY Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 JV Semi CSU - Northridge AZ Fullerton JK Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 NOV R6 Fullerton BB UNLV LP Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 JV R5 UNLV ST Fullerton KS Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R4 UNLV SQ Puget Sound EW Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R3 Oklahoma PW NYU BS Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R2 Iowa GL Southern California RK Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R1 UNLV AW Fresno State ML Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR QTRS Harvard CM Oklahoma PW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Liberty University 11/2/2018 JV Semis George Mason BK Minnesota GS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R6 Georgia GM George Mason BH Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R5 James Madison HF Navy GL Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R4 Indiana GD Minnesota LR Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R3 Georgetown BP Kentucky KL Aff
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R2 Georgia State FR George Mason MT Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 JV R1 George Mason BK Indiana HO Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var Finals North Broward Prep GM Chattahoochee JN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var Quarte Woodlands Independent MR North Broward Prep GM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var R6 New Trier KW Wylie E. Groves BR Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var R4 Alpharetta HS BM Chattahoochee AP Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var R3 Berkeley Prep KK Baltimore City PG Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open Double Northwestern GY Georgia AR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R5 Minnesota LR Wayne State BN Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 JV R3 Binghamton OF Navy BS Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R2 Trinity DK Georgetown BP Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R1 Michigan PP Northwestern GY Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN Double UNLV HS Iowa GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R8 Trinity GG Oklahoma PW Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R6 Michigan SV Central Florida CU Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R5 Missouri State KV Harvard MS Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R4 Kentucky SW Missouri State HP Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R3 Emory AJ Cornell LT Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 JV R2 UT San Antonio FM Miami LL Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R1 Harvard BS Iowa GL Aff
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 5 Tajaih Tajaih & Jada Jada Giorgio Giorgio & Nicholas Nicholas Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 4 Lynn Lynn & Raveen Raveen Het Het & Shreyas Shreyas Aff
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 3 Niko Niko & Jake Jake Nick Nick & Dylan Dylan Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 1 Miles Miles & Josh Josh Zara Zara & Don Don Aff
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Double Kentucky BT Central Oklahoma HS Neg Neg on a 5-0
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Georgia HH Cornell LT Neg Neg on a 3-0
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Georgetown GP Texas SW Aff Aff on a 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Dartmouth AA Kentucky BT Neg Neg on a 3-0
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Dartmouth EM George Mason HL Aff Aff on a 3-0
D6 Qualifier SECEDA Championship 2/16/2018 JV R6 Central Florida WU Miami LL Aff
D6 Qualifier SECEDA Championship 2/16/2018 Nov R5 Miami SH West Georgia CD Neg
D6 Qualifier SECEDA Championship 2/16/2018 Open R4 Vanderbilt KN Florida CS Neg
D6 Qualifier SECEDA Championship 2/16/2018 Open R2 Vanderbilt JR Emory RW Neg
D6 Qualifier SECEDA Championship 2/16/2018 JV R1 Georgia MG Central Florida OC Aff
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Break Semi Florida State HS Indian Bagan & Gupta Aff Aff on a 3-0
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Cutt Octos Vander James & Remiker Kentuc Hackman & Rivas Neg Neg on a 3-0
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Break R6 Vanderbilt SS Cornell LV Neg
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Cutt R5 Michig Franz & Taylor Kentuc Hackman & Rivas Neg
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Cutt R4 Vander James & Remiker Kentuc Sanchez & Lopez Aff
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Cutt R3 MicSta Adair & Scullion Minnes Ferguson & Jamal Aff
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Break R2 Florida State HS Indian Little & Lincourt Aff
Hoosier Invitational Tournament 1/20/2018 Cutt R1 Kentuc Kendrick & Martinez Michig Vance & Love Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX Quarte Montgomery Bell HR Westminster AB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX Octofi Westminster AB Montgomery Bell BG Neg Aff on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R6 Chattahoochee JN Montgomery Bell HR Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 NCX R5 Gulliver Prep RH Chattahoochee AJ Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R4 Westminster MP Montgomery Bell ZK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R3 Riverwood JP Cross Keys KP Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R2 Westminster AB USN CD Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell JJ Alpharetta HS BM Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR DBLS Georgetown BK Emory DP Aff Aff on a 4-1
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 7 Harvard RS Georgetown WS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 4 Dartmouth AA Kentucky HR Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 3 Wichita State SW Michigan TF Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 2 NYU RS Wayne State AD Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 1 Wayne State HC UT San Antonio CO Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 8 Gonzaga BM Arizona State RV Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 7 UC Berkeley JR Michigan State JS Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 6 Dartmouth FT Kansas BH Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 5 Northwestern LY Gonzaga SW Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 4 Cal State Fullerton TR Oklahoma PS Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 3 Kansas KR Kentucky BT Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 2 Texas SW Arizona State FG Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/28/2017 Open RD 1 Kentucky AN Emporia State SE Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var Octos Wylie E. Groves BM Chattahoochee AP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var Double Alpharetta HS BM Henry W. Grady NW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R6 Wylie E. Groves BM Alpharetta HS SD Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R5 Georgetown Day BB North Broward Prep AF Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R2 Alpharetta HS BM Georgetown Day FR Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open Double Harvard BC Emory CJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R7 Harvard GS Michigan TF Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R5 Georgetown GS Missouri State HM Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R4 Emory FG Kentucky BT Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R3 Pittsburgh BR Wichita State RS Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R2 Harvard AM Georgetown BP Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R1 Michigan State RW Indiana DT Aff
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN Double Nevada Las Vegas AK Georgia RS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgia State 9/17/2017 JV Qtrs Georgia GW Florida SS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R6 Michigan WM Georgetown AL Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R5 Kentucky PS Dartmouth CM Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R4 Wayne State HR Kentucky BT Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R3 Kentucky KL Gonzaga SW Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R2 Dartmouth XE Georgia MY Aff
Georgia State 9/17/2017 OPEN R1 Texas IL Michigan JP Aff
Samford Summer Institute 7/6/2017 R7 NOV LB NOV AK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Samford Summer Institute 7/6/2017 R5 ADV GG NOV AK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX Octafi Montgomery Bell YZ Woodward AS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R5 Montgomery Bell FH USN GR Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R4 Woodward RM Montgomery Bell DL Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R3 Montgomery Bell YZ Marist ES Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R2 Woodward EG Montgomery Bell BH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R1 Woodward HP Montgomery Bell CZ Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R6 Oakwood ER Niles West BC Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R5 USN BR Niles West GT Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R3 Marist AZ USN MG Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R1 Niles West PS Montgomery Bell ZY Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 Pol R5 Kinkaid BY Pace FM Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 Pol R3 Nevada Union FH Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BB Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 PF Finals Bob Jones CS DeSoto Central NN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 NCX Quarte Marist RS USN MK Aff Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Octafi Montgomery Bell GG Westminster Schools SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Chattahoochee MT Montgomery Bell CK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Calhoun BF Marist BV Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 NCX Round USN CB Woodward FH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Marist AE St. Andrew's Episcopal NA Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round USN KW Montgomery Bell ZZ Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Montgomery Bell JR USN WB Aff