Davis LaBarre Paradigm

Last changed 3/25 11:14A CDT

I went to Northland Christian School, and have debated for 4 years. I qualified to the TOC the last 3 of the 4 years.

Paradigm: I default to truth testing, but comparative worlds, can be easily won.

Short Version: Debate is a game. Arguments that argue otherwise, i.e. (role of the ballot, specialized voters on t/theory shells,) are not as persuasive to me. That being said the easiest way to get my ballot is be strategic. Make good choices on the flow and grandstand at the right time. I’m not saying I won’t evaluate arguments like K’s or lengthy philosophical positions, but most of the time people reading them don’t layer the debate well and thus seem not as strategic to me. Surprise me by being unpredictable and you’ll get good speaks. Have fun, it is your debate round.

Speed: I’m fine with speed.

Theory/T: T is an issue of competing interps. Theory is reasonability. Both need an RVI to win a counter interp or I meet. Collapsing to theory in the 1ar is not strategic unless you have to, you shouldn’t. I think theory is drop the argument, while T is drop the debater if it is about their advocacy as a whole, if it is just about an advantage it is also drop the argument. I don’t believe in frivolous theory, I think every shell has a function, even if the function is to be a time suck, which is strategic. Debate is a game of seconds and every second sucked is probably good, especially if your negating. Offensive counter interps need an RVI they are not just offense.

K’s: You can run them if you like. Reading a 7 minute K and not answering or going to the aff is not going to get you great speaks. Also, I think role of the ballot arguments are not as persuasive as arguments that appeal to fairness, because how can I evaluate something that already skews your opponent’s chance of winning. I will still vote on these arguments.

Framework Debate: I don’t understand dense philosophy frameworks too well. Read them and then explain them well in the rebuttals. If you expect me to read evidence on the framework debate, I won’t.

Policy arguments: These are almost as fun as a good theory debate. Be strategic with the plans/counterplans or disads you read. I understand these arguments well and run these types of arguments frequently. I will read evidence on this debate if the debate is not clear or there is no weighing. WEIGH.

Extensions: If there is any ink what so ever on an argument it must require some response before or right after you extend an argument. If they concede an argument then just extend it quickly but spend more time on the implication.

Speaks: I will speaks based on strategy. I will disclose speaks.

Also:

-Spikes are fine, but know that they are not as persuasive if they are your strategy.

-Meta theory seems to be unpersuasive.

-I am not persuaded by “multiple shells bad theory” answer the shells.

-Don’t be a jerk it will harm your speaks.

-I won’t vote on things that are morally repugnant.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R7 Westla DS DULHIG LC Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R6 Blake JG DucAca DL Aff
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R4 Strake Jesuit BE Newark Science OS Neg
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R3 CinRan RT Westla DS Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R3 Strake Jesuit BE James Bowie TW Aff
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R1 Nueva CS HorMan HL Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R1 Greenhill AZ Newark Science SB Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 LDRR R1 Dulles MK Westwood RM Neg Neg on a 2-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD Qrtrs Harvard-Westlake JC Norman MW Aff Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake SM Cascia Hall Prep CJ Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake AL Montgomery HS - Montgomery, TX GC Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake LK Broken Arrow RC Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake MP Edmond Santa Fe EM Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake AG Fayetteville GM Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R3 Little Rock Central AR Edmond Santa Fe SS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VLD R2 Cabot JR Harvard-Westlake GZ Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 LD R5 San Marino BK Brentwood RY Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake SK West Des Moines Valley CT Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake IP West Des Moines Valley HS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake JN West Des Moines Valley CR Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake JD Klein NG Aff
The NDF Round Robin at Strake Jesuit 12/17/2016 R6 Plano Senior MM Lamar NV Aff Aff on a 5-0
The NDF Round Robin at Strake Jesuit 12/17/2016 R4 Southlake Carroll BM Lamar NV Neg Aff on a 2-1
The NDF Round Robin at Strake Jesuit 12/17/2016 R2 Southlake Carroll BM Plano Senior MM Aff Aff on a 2-1
The NDF Round Robin at Strake Jesuit 12/17/2016 R1 Lamar NV Plano West LY Aff Aff on a 3-0
Strake Jesuit LD Tournament 12/16/2016 RR 3 StrJes RC WooCol JZ Aff
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R6 Harrison KK Dulles NBu Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R5 OxfAca GO Nueva CC Aff
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R4 Strake Jesuit CP RC Harrison RP Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R2 Harvard-Westlake IP NSU University JR Aff
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 LDRR R1 Loyola JO Harvard-Westlake CC Neg Neg on a 2-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R6 Mira Loma NK Notre Dame DS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake NW Isidore Newman AA Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake CCo L C Anderson BD Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake EKi Lake Highland Prep KP Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R2 Palo Alto (Independent) GC Harvard-Westlake JG Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R2 Palo Alto (Independent) AM Harvard-Westlake MH Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R1 Sunset SM Harvard-Westlake LY Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake VC Lake Highland Prep JW Aff
Strake Jesuit Round Robin 12/20/2015 RR5 NSUU Jacob Ronkin Montgo Whitley Perryman Neg
Strake Jesuit Round Robin 12/20/2015 RR4 Montgo Whitley Perryman CedPar Morgan Grosch Neg Neg on a 2-0
Strake Jesuit Round Robin 12/20/2015 RR2 Cy-Fai Cameron McConway StrJes Sean McCormick Neg Neg on a 2-0
Strake Jesuit Round Robin 12/20/2015 RR1 Kinkai jason yang LibChr Breann Smith Aff Aff on a 2-0
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD6 Lake Highland Prep JW Pflugerville AB Aff
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD5 North Crowley MH Woodlands College Park MSy Neg
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD4 Kinkaid EH Clements Indepedent FT Neg
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD3 Pflugerville HA Kinkaid JY Neg
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD2 Law Magnet DD North Crowley TS Aff
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory LD Tournament 12/18/2015 VLD LD1 Woodlands College Park MS Cedar Park HS Speech/Debate MG Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 LD R5 College Prep SD Harvard-Westlake NS Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake IP Lynbrook SS Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 LD R4 Marlborough LG Arcadia VL Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 LD R2 Brighton DW Loyola GC Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 LD R1 Mountain View MFi Logan CW Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Double Kinkaid EH Harker KQ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Double Harvard-Westlake CE Meadows LS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Loyola BS Lexington ZA Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Kinkaid VL West Des Moines Valley BG Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Meadows AT Cedar Park MT Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Meadows KB Strake Jesuit CP KF Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Apple Valley PH Lake Highland Prep AA Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round Phoenix Country Day PW Harvard-Westlake CE Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Octos Cedar Park MG Law Magnet DD Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Double Law Magnet DD Westwood SN Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Double Strake Jesuit CP WL Cedar Park MG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R4 Westlake DB Westwood SM Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R4 Kinkaid AK Plano East Senior AK Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R3 Strake Jesuit CP RC Plano East Senior AB Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake MG Denver East AH Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R2 Harvard-Westlake VC Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R2 Westlake VM Plano East Senior DR Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R1 Strake Jesuit CP AS Edmond North AL Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R1 Westlake VR Reagan RV Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R9 Jalan Junior School of Infantry Griffin Carlson Dan Alessandro Academy for Dance Arts Michael Meyer Neg Aff on a 3-2
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R7 Bump's Institute for Billiards and Bowling Reed Weiler Jalan Junior School of Infantry Griffin Carlson Neg Neg on a 3-0
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R6 Massac Monastic Schl Crystal Yao Hwang Hedge Schl Uma Balachandran Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R6 Melanie Shackleford Military Schl Alexandra Opsahl Ati Academy of Artful Learning Lily Shan Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R5 Tartakovsky Technikum For Aspiring Tsars Matthew Zhang Dan Alessandro Academy for Dance Arts Michael Meyer Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R5 Bump's Institute for Billiards and Bowling Kimberly DelSignore Christian Quiroz Cadet Corps Shankar Krishnan Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R4 Melanie Shackleford Military Schl Michael Manda Theis School for Forestry and Archery Diana Paulsen Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R4 Kors Consortium for Music and Composition Chloe Shames Jake Nebel Ivory Tower Atheneum Jack Mok Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R3 Tartakovsky Technikum For Aspiring Tsars Corey Jacobson Christian Tarsney School for Clowning Eve Levenson Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R3 Jake Nebel Ivory Tower Atheneum Sophia Wang Taylor Country Day Zarif Mahmud Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R2 Massac Monastic Schl Noah Garberg Bump's Institute for Billiards and Bowling Reed Weiler Aff
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R2 Massac Monastic Schl Crystal Yao Gamble School of Risk Management Aakash Vasireddy Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R1 Melanie Shackleford Military Schl Alexandra Opsahl Dan Alessandro Academy for Dance Arts Nick Eikelberner Neg
VBI Swarthmore 7/6/2015 LD R1 Bump's Institute for Billiards and Bowling Ava Holle Tartakovsky Technikum For Aspiring Tsars Kaleigh Beacham Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Quarte Lake Highland Prep Rithvik Seela Harvard-Westlake Vishan Chaudhary Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Octafi Greenhill Shreya Agarwala Harvard-Westlake Vishan Chaudhary Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Octafi Greenhill Shruthi Krishnan Lake Highland Prep Hannah Koegler_(n) Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Northview Sai Mannam Harvard-Westlake Jake Davidson Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Nick Platt Lake Highland Prep Hannah Koegler_(n) Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Greenhill Shruthi Krishnan Harvard-Westlake Vishan Chaudhary Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD2 Round Medina Tony Albery Lake Highland Prep Muhammad Khattak Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Evan Engel Greenhill Shreya Agarwala Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Kimberley Kimura Lake Highland Prep Steven Goldware Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Lauren Morganbesser Walt Whitman Pearl Sun Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Quarte Harvard-Westlake Kevin Wesel Lake Highland Prep Ariel Azbel(n) Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Octas Byram Hills Jack Briody Harvard-Westlake Noah Simon Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Octas Mountain Brook John Weed Harvard-Westlake Kevin Wesel Neg Neg on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Harker Srivatsav Pyda Harvard-Westlake Dario Madyoon Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Byram Hills Jack Briody Apple Valley Henry Dikeman Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Marlborough Lily Goldsmith Harvard-Westlake Allison Gorokhovsky Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Harker Sachin Shah Rowland Hall-St. Mark's David Bernstein Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Mountain Brook Eric Vaughn Harvard-Westlake Jesse Nadel Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Noah Simon Apple Valley John Boals Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Valdosta Lorna Chitty Lake Highland Prep Muhammad Khattak(n) Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake Aidan Luscinski Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches Brandon Kramer Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Walt Whitman Micahel Hepburn Sequoyah Kieve Green Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/21/2014 LD1 Round Harvard-Westlake William Park Mountain Brook Ethan Fooshee Aff