Madison Sawyer Paradigm

Last changed 4/11 1:58A CDT

Basic practice preferences

Flashing should not take an eternity. Do not waste our time. Be honest with how you treat flashing with the other team and I. If you are shady, it's going on the ballot and I will be heavily annoyed. If you want an email chain - msawyer97@gmail.com

I will be flowing the round and that will be the largest decider in our round. I would much rather see a tech over truth debate where each team determines the functionality of arguments within the round rather than spend our time together in an inherency/uniqueness debate. Defend/debate all portions of an arguments and that will reflect well for you on the flow. I want to see ya'll interact with the arguments read - if you choose to discount an argument without just refutation, it'll be a yikes for all involved.

I will never vote on arguments which are discriminatory and encourage violence (racism good, ableism good, anti-queer literature, etc.) If you create spaces which encourage violence or are the source of abuse in the round in any way, you will lose this debate. I view my privilege in this round is to protect education and the safety of all debaters - in no way will I sit by and watch another team/debater be attacked for any identity they may possess. Debate space should be a space to act without fear of oppression - I will make sure that is reflected in my judgments and comments. I would rather see ethical debaters than those who read awful arguments in hopes of gaining a winning edge. Be a better person than you are a debater at all times.

I am fine with any speed you choose, but I will hold you accountable for creating a safe and accessible space for the debate to occur. If the practice is used as a way to push a debater/team out of the round, that's a problem. I will not directly intervene in this case, but if the team/debater chooses to critique your process or read in-round abuse theory, I will prefer it.

Argument breakdown

Framework: I will flow what you want from me to either change my evaluation of the round or use it as a critique of debater methods. This can be important at the end of the round if you make it to be. I will evaluate the round as your framework dictates if you give me the solid reasoning as why it should be preferred over default consequentialism. I want to see your ability to interact with the framework throughout the round, not just a one-time read at the end of an aff or at the start of a neg argument. If you are willing to read it, work with it during our time.

Author debates are tedious and boring. Do the work. Do the analysis. Disprove the argument written and presented rather than count on me to judge whether a piece of evidence should be included. Again, I want to see you engage with the evidence as read rather than dismiss it.

Topicality: I love it. A good T debate is my favorite debate to judge and was my favorite argument to run. By default, the aff needs to win the interpretation and work through the standards/voters. Don't discount the argument and make sure to prove T through thorough argumentation.

Counterplans: Always a fun time! As the neg, I feel this gives you automatic offense which can lead you away from the "the aff is still better than the SQ" debates. The thing that will irritate me quickest is the aff simply saying the perm to be argued rather than adding a simple line or two to analyze how that perm performs its abilities within the round and in the world of the aff. Do the work! In my opinion and practice, condo bad can help guard importance analysis space. Go for it! Other theory arguments are chill with me if you provide adequate analysis for how it negatively/positively shapes the round.

Criticisms/Performances: As a debater, I ran a few K arguments and have coached students through lit bases. There is a high chance I will be familiar with the base you are pulling from, but if I am not, I am sure I can understand the argument through the flashed evidence! Any K read should be an advocacy. This means that I want to see these arguments function as something you/the team truly believes and truly are a part of the community the literature bases itself within. Running literature from a community of which you are not a member runs the line of commodification which is bad for many reasons! I am willing to hear any K and will rely on the you to prove link and solvency clearly.

BOTTOM LINE

Debate is about education and learning how to interact with arguments on great topics. I want to see your work, your passions, and your way of debating. Make this activity fit you and your teammate, not the other way around! With as much as I value education, I want you to value and safeguard that education for all involved. This is why I will never vote up a team which places that in jeopardy for the round. As I tell my team: be better people than you are debaters. Never sacrifice parts of yourself for arguments that may seem competitive. Be a part of the reason this community is becoming safer for its members, not a reason people dread the activity.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R4 122 103 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 107 113 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 127 101 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 102 119 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP Qtrs Washburn Rural CR Wichita East FW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP RD 5 Washburn Rural DM Andover Central HK Aff
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP RD 4 Washburn Rural PW Wichita East FW Neg
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP RD 3 Washburn Rural DJ Andover BP Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R5 Lawrence Free State BH Olathe South HB Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 JV R1 Highland Park RW Topeka West LH Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R6 Hutchinson Unruh & Owens Lawrence Free State Bellemere & Harris Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 Novice R5 Shawnee Mission West Kennedy-Eker & Richmond Shawnee Mission South Parsons & Soper Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R4 Hutchinson Ramsey & Williams Shawnee Mission East Sufi Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R3 Lansing Sr Leslie & DaMetz Shawnee Mission South Haines & Mayabb Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R2 Blue Valley Southwest Ziegelman Lawrence Free State Brandenburger & Raney Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov Quarte Blue Valley Northwest Ash Barrett & Andrew Cho Blue Valley Southwest Brett Cranor & Vinny Sandhu Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov PArtia Barstow Ethan Eurich & Logan Mulligan Wichita East Xander Niblack & Jaan Mansoor Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R6 Barstow Geordie Waldman & Param Vora Shawnee Mission South Greta Albrecht & Julia Schnittker Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission South Hope Fritton & Owen Kerrigan Lansing William Strickland & Stephen Kautt Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R4 Barstow Ethan Eurich & Logan Mulligan Wichita East L'Exus Dallas & Daniel Olorunfemi Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R3 Derby Joshua Hassell & Jacob Vazquez Blue Valley North Nathan Bronson & Lily Ren Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R2 Blue Valley West Puneet Bagga & Ethan Guo Blue Valley Northwest Emma Kingston & Shruthi Venkatachalam Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley Southwest Sean Khan & Riley Underwood Mill Valley Amanda Reynolds & Zachary Botkin Aff
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R4 Wichita East SD Shawnee Mission West ZW Aff
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R2 Kapaun Mount Carmel TW Maize NL Neg
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R1 Wichita East WG Trinity KK Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Shawnee Mission West MW Lawrence DV Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Derby JW Shawnee Mission West CV Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC QFS Olathe Northwest FS Pittsburg AP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R6 Olathe Northwest CJ Tonganoxie West LR Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R4 Olathe South MG Olathe North EM Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R2 Derby AS Topeka Seaman BP Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 KDC R1 Salina South SB Fort Scott NS Aff
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 BQ R4 J CB J TS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R4 Wal J Brockman & Jones J Delong & Bannister Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 C3 K2 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R3 A Doubledee & Jalosjos E Davis & Ralston Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R2 A Malay & Maru D Caracioni & Friess Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 E1 K3 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 LD R1 A Cailyn Sorton B Trevor Provost Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 H3 K4 Neg Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI Quarte Blue Valley AV Lawrence Free State SV Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 JV R2 Blue Valley Northwest YW Washburn Rural DW Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 JV R1 Salina South WB Hayden SA Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 NOV Finals Derby Phetsomphou & Wentling Wichita East Warren & Gong Neg Neg on a 3-0
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV R2 Garden City Mueller & Wright Wichita East Yessin & Nguyen Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 11/9/2018 JV R1 Goddard Mead & Moreno Wichita East Kamath & Goual-Belhamidi Neg
The Topeka High School Whats a PFD Tournament Invitational 4/13/2018 PFD R2 Manhattan KP Topeka PP Aff
The Topeka High School Whats a PFD Tournament Invitational 4/13/2018 PFD R1 Topeka PP Washburn Rural MM Neg
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R4 AS Booze & Rinke AL Williams & Khulman Aff
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R3 AK Liebegott & Vasquez AG Seibel & Lee Aff
Kansas Debate Classic 1/5/2018 KDC R1 BA Hinds & Gann AL VanMeerhaeghe & VanMeerhaeghe Neg
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 LD R6 A Jackson Gardner E Lexi Rawlings Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 PF R4 C Bannister & Brockman C Marstall & Brown Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R4 A 11 D 2 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 PF R2 B Harrop & Rodgers E Rawlings & Wu Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R2 E 29 G 5 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament 12/8/2017 PF R1 E Garg & Schroeder B Parker & Paul Aff Aff on a 3-0