Derek Hilligoss Paradigm

Last changed 2/17 12:58P MDT

Boring stuff: Debated for too long at University of Central Oklahoma where we qualified to the NDT 4x, NDT octafinalist 2x, 1st round recipient, and other stuff. Currently a coach and grad student at Wake Forest. Go Deacs!

If you have any questions before or after the round/tournament you are more than welcome to email me DerekHilligoss@gmail.com

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The stuff you actually care about:

TL;DR do what you do and do it well. Don't let my arg preferences sway you away from doing what you want.

The biggest thing for me is that I value good impact framing/calc. It seems simple enough but if you aren't framing why your impacts matter more then you are leaving it up for me or the other team to decide. You don't want that.

Framework: Go for whatever version of framework you like but I tend to think it should interact with the aff at some level. If you give the 2NC/2NR and make no reference to the aff you will find it harder to win my ballot. The easiest way to go about this is to go for a smart TVA and Education based impacts. I'm not anti-fairness impacts I just find them harder to win than other impacts but don't let that dissuade you if that's your go to impact. For both sides it is critical to explain your vision for debate. You'll find it hard to win "no planless affs ever" in front of me because I do think their are benefits to them so you should be able to win why this specific aff/model is bad.

Planless affs: The one note I wanna make outside of FW notes is that you have to be able to answer the "what do you do" question no matter how silly it may seem. If I don't know what the aff does after the 1AC/CX that's gonna put you in a rough spot. I don't think this means you have to do anything but you should have a good justification for why you don't have to.

Theory: Not my fav type of debates mostly because I was never good at them. That being said if you think you are gonna roll a team on a given theory argument go for it. The only thing of note is I think condo to a certain extent is good and counterplans should probably have solvency advocates.

Topicality: Decided I needed a section here for the NDT- Don't judge many of these debates but the neg has a high burden to explain the violation- I'm usually in the clash world so the different types of STM or Arms Control mechs I slightly understanding but explaining those details will help me vote your way. Explain what your world looks like vs the other teams on the question of what types of affs are and aren't allowed under your interp.

Counterplans: Again have some sort of solvency advocate. Not all counterplans are created equal and there are certainly cheating Counterplans but it's up to the debaters to tell me why that matters.

Disads: The only thing I wanna note here is please dear god highlight your cards better. I don't wanna have to read 30 crappy cards to get the story of the disad and it makes it easier for the aff to win with a few solid cards.

Kritiks: Specific links go a long way. This doesn't mean it has to be exactly about the plan but your application will do better than a generic "law bad" card. Applying your theory to the aff's advantages in a way that takes out solvency will make your lives so much easier.

I tend to think mega-overviews are poorly done because teams assume they answer every arg in it. If that's your style please please don't just do a mega-overview and assume it answers everything. You'll find your points and wins go up when you apply your mega-overview to the line by line.

Case defense isn't a must but it does go a long way in helping your argument and making the aff do more work. For both sides either way you have to frame your impacts. So even if the neg doesn't have case defense they might be trying to frame out your impacts. This means doing better than reading a generic util card (jesus christ can we get rid of Issac?).

For the aff FW I'm less compelled by fairness impacts (like come on it's 2018 the aff gets to at some level weigh the aff against the K) but I think a well developed FW argument about legal/pragmatic engagement will do more for you than fairness/limits impacts.

Examples on both sides will help me a lot. This is more true in some debates more than others but if you have a control on historical examples of your theory (or in answering your opponents theory) you will win more in front of me.

Random things:

If you are unclear I'll yell clear twice before I stop flowing. I'll make it apparent I'm not flowing to let you know you need to adjust still.

If you clip you will lose even if the other team doesn't call you out. Unless argued otherwise I will more than likely be reading along with you so if I catch you I'll be more than happy to vote you down and give you zero speaks for it.

A good CX can go a long way. Use CX wisely because it could win or lose you the debate.

Asking what cards the other team did/didn't read is prep and or CX time and also lets me know you didn't flow the speech- I'll start the time for you :)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 JV R3 Liberty CC George Mason JS Aff
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 JV R2 Liberty LS Wyoming GJ Aff
Texas Open 2/1/2020 JV Semi Texas HN George Mason DS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R7 Gonzaga HH NYU MP Neg
Texas Open 2/1/2020 JV R6 Houston WE Missouri State PS Neg
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R5 Wyoming MR Kentucky KL Neg
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R4 Wayne State HB Dartmouth KS Aff
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R3 Weber State NP Michigan State AM Aff
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R2 Missouri State HE Baylor RW Neg
Texas Open 2/1/2020 OP R1 Wayne State RB George Mason AH Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Open R6 Navy GR George Mason AR Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R5 United States Military BH Liberty MP Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R4 Mary Washington HuMi George Mason/Liberty PH Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Open R3 James Madison HS George Mason JS Aff
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R2 Navy CY George Mason IS Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Open R1 Liberty CC George Mason BM Neg
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open R7 Southern California KR Pittsburgh OM Aff
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open R3 Kansas NM George Mason AH Aff
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open R2 Louisville YB Liberty DE Aff
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R5 Oklahoma RW Harvard AY Neg
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R4 Southwestern AM Binghamton BD Neg
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R1 Binghamton AM CSU Long Beach CS Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open Semis Kansas BD Oklahoma RW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R6 Cal State Fullerton BW CSU Long Beach CS Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 JVN R4 Fresno State PW Fresno State/San Francisco SS Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 JVN R3 Fresno State AS CSU Long Beach JK Aff
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R2 Binghamton BD Harvard AY Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R1 Southwestern BN Binghamton MA Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR QTRS UC Berkeley NR Rutgers-Newark AH Neg Aff on a 3-2
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 8 Missouri State DK Central Florida DF Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 7 NYU BS Wichita State LP Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 6 Michigan State FJ Harvard AY Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 5 Samford EG Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 3 Missouri - Kansas City HD Missouri State VW Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest 11/23/2019 SHIR RD 2 Kansas State AE Neg
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 JV Semis George Mason JS Liberty WW Neg Neg on a 3-0
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 JV Quarte George Mason DS Liberty CR Neg Neg on a 2-1
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 Nov R6 United States Military SG George Mason BG Neg
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 Nov R5 Mary Washington RU George Mason MP Neg
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 JV R4 Liberty SW George Mason CS Aff
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 Nov R3 George Mason BR Liberty JJ Neg
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 Nov R2 Liberty PS George Mason PV Aff
George Mason Debate Tournament College 11/8/2019 Nov R1 George Mason HS Liberty BM Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var Finals Houston EP Georgetown Day PR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var Semis Alpharetta HS BM Houston EP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var Quarte North Star OT Henry W Grady NW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var Octos Georgetown Day MW Northview YA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R3 Midland Independent RH Chattahoochee AM Neg
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Nov Semis Liberty PS George Mason HS Aff Aff on a 3-0
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 JV Semis Cornell VY George Mason TS Aff Aff on a 3-0
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 JV Quarte George Mason TS Liberty LR Neg Aff on a 2-1
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 JV R6 George Mason TS Liberty SW Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Nov R5 Navy BM Liberty HM Neg
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Open R4 Georgetown KW Florida SK Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Open R3 George Mason BM Georgetown CG Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Open R2 George Mason AR Navy GL Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/11/2019 Open R1 Pittsburgh LR Cornell DS Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R8 Michigan State GS Emporia State SV Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 JV Final Michigan BW Iowa ST Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Nov R6 Navy YC Mary Washington HM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 JV R2 Navy MY Michigan BW Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 JV Semi Liberty CS Houston FT Neg Neg on a 2-1
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R8 Texas WS Mary Washington CH Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R7 Iowa BR Kansas BD Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R6 George Mason BG Dartmouth SH Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R5 Dartmouth HK West Georgia DS Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R4 George Mason BM Michigan MK Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R3 Baylor CS George Mason AH Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 JV R2 Missouri State CM Liberty CS Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R1 Dartmouth ET Wyoming LT Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX Dbls Walter Payton VR Glenbrook South KB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R3 Minneapolis South CH Midland DR Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R2 Northside CW Glenbrook North GP Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R1 Glenbrook North CK KIS KC Aff
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX Quarte Gabe Gabe & Ian Ian Dylan Dylan & Nick Nick Aff Aff on a 3-0
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 6 Jazmyn Jazmyn & Rylie Rylie Lisa Lisa & Zoe Zoe Aff
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 5 Dylan Dylan & Nick Nick Dash Dash & Ramon Ramon Aff
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 4 Hollis Hollis & Lola Lola Ty Ty & Sam Sam Neg
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 3 Noel Noel & Ysa Ysa Rahul V. Rahul V. & Justin S. Justin S. Neg
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 2 Khushi Khushi & Kat Kat Arnav Arnav & Vanuli Vanuli Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R6 Lake Travis BL Harvard-Westlake SK Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R4 Marcus KL Harker SS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R3 Dougherty Valley AY Success Academy Manhattan TR Neg
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Missouri State DE Missouri - Kansas City DH Neg Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Wichita State WL Missouri - Kansas City MW Aff Aff on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round West Georgia CC Kentucky HR Neg Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Binghamton DM Dartmouth MS Neg Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round George Mason AH Baylor RW Neg Neg on a 3-0
D6 Qualifier CEDA SESEC Championship 2/15/2019 R2 Louisv LR Emory GN Neg
D6 Qualifier CEDA SESEC Championship 2/15/2019 R1 Georgi/Emory DL Florid OC Aff
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open OCTAS Emporia State SW Emory GS Neg Neg on a 5-0
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open DBLS Dartmouth ET Binghamton AY Neg Neg on a 3-2
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 8 Liberty HT Dartmouth SW Aff
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 7 Emporia State MK George Mason AH Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 6 Navy RB Wisconsin- Madison DP Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 4 Dartmouth ET Southern California HR Aff
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 2 Wichita State LW Pittsburgh FK Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN Semis Kansas HM Rutgers-Newark AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN Quarte Kansas HM UC Berkeley NR Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN Octos Binghamton YA Kansas DB Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R6 NYU BS Wichita State BH Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R3 Puget Sound EW UNLV RR Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R2 Oklahoma SJ Southern California DK Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R1 Binghamton DM Iowa GL Neg
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var Quarte Rutgers-Newark AH Binghamton AY Neg Neg on a 2-1
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 JV Semi UNLV ST CSUF/Fullerton HK Aff Neg on a 2-1
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R7 Southern California KR Binghamton BP Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R6 UC Berkeley NR UNLV RR Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R5 Binghamton MD UC Berkeley EE Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R4 UNLV AW Liberty HT Neg
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R3 Southern California DK Puget Sound EW Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R2 Rutgers-Newark AH Wichita State KB Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R1 UC Berkeley SW George Mason BH Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR SEMS Georgia AR Oklahoma JS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 7 Oklahoma JS Georgia RS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 6 Mary Washington/Minnesota HK Missouri State PE Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 4 Wichita State WL NYU BS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 3 Southern California HR George Mason BH Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 2 Indiana GK Pittsburgh FK Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open DBLS Binghamton AY Indiana AD Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 8 Kansas FM Dartmouth MW Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 7 Minnesota CK UT Dallas WM Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 6 Weber State MM George Mason AH Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 5 West Georgia CC Indiana AD Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 3 Emory AP Wyoming LT Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 2 Wyoming LH UNLV AW Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/27/2018 Open RD 1 UNLV RR Binghamton AY Neg
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 Octos Alpharetta HS BM North Star Academy CPHS YB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var R6 Pine Crest Prep CD Chattahoochee AM Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/20/2018 Var R5 Alpharetta HS BM North Broward Prep DF Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O 0F Kansas BD Weber BT Aff Aff on a 2-1
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R8 UMKC HM ASU/Wyomin GH Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R7 Texas ML UNLV QS Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R6 Texas CL UMKC/KanCit WR Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 J R4 UNLV LP ASU BC Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R3 Florid MK SouCal RW Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R2 Weber BT Libert MS Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R1 ASU FG KState EL Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R4 Emory HS Wyoming TL Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R2 Dartmouth SaKr UNLV AW Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R1 UC Berkeley LD Vanderbilt JR Aff
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 CX R3 1007 1003 Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 CX R1 1005 1008 Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Semis Union GR Cabot BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Quarte Barstow DT Union GR Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Octas Little Rock Central GL Liberal Arts and Science AV Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Partia Moore KL Shawnee Mission East CR Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R6 Crossings Christian HC Liberal Arts and Science BE Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R5 Union HT Moore CN Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R4 Wichita East HG Moore KL Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R3 Kapaun Mount Carmel ED Moore SD Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R2 Wichita East RY Barstow PL Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R1 Winston Churchill CB Cabot BS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Finals Liberal Arts and Science CM Little Rock Central WW Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Semis Lincoln Prep BM Liberal Arts and Science CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Quarte Tulsa Union JS Liberal Arts and Science CM Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 NCX Semis Barstow DT Bentonville DD Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 6 Jenks LM Liberal Arts and Science MS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 5 Southlake Carroll PH Edmond North DG Aff
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 4 Tulsa Union SR Millard North LH Neg
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 3 Houston Memorial M Moore CM Neg
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 2 Liberal Arts and Science CM Millard North PK Aff
JW Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall 1/16/2016 VCX Rd 1 Little Rock Central WW Liberal Arts and Science AV Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R5 HouMem MS HeaRoy TF Neg