Loren Bendall

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Last changed 8 January 2019 7:23 AM EDT

Loren Bendall, Chagrin Falls High School

I am the parent of a debater. Although I am not currently practicing, I am an attorney who specialized in contracts and tax litigation. I have judged PF tournaments for two years.

I am not wild about speed. I will follow your points and sub-points and keep track of whether they are refuted; however, I think that excessively fast talking can diminish the persuasiveness of the underlying arguments.

Generally, I will decide the round based on who makes the most persuasive arguments, not who makes the most arguments. I am not a flow judge, but I will take notes and track all arguments to determine whether they were persuasively rebutted. I value the quality and impact of the argument over the quantity of arguments raised. If an argument has an impact, and it is not rebutted, you risk losing the round.

I think evidence is important as long as it is impactful; however, I can also be persuaded by logic, especially in rebuttal. I find that prolonged evidence battles are rarely necessary or persuasive. Arguments should be extended throughout the round.

I will consider new arguments raised in grand crossfire but not final focus.

I enjoy a lively crossfire within reason. I find trading off questions and answers to be much more persuasive than prolonged speeches. Time between sides should be divided somewhat evenly.

If I determine, based on the arguments, that a contention is a plan, that contention will be dropped.

Good luck and have fun.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R10 N340 N293 Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R10 N221 N201 Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R9 N162 N349 Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R9 N346 N313 Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R8 N147 N252 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R8 N270 N218 Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R7 N107 N154 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R7 N216 N311 Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R6 N217 N253 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R6 N110 N164 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N297 N161 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N137 N173 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R3 N374 N178 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R3 N371 N141 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 N271 N272 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 N302 N356 Pro Pro 2-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 7 Fairmont Prep AA Potomac AA Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 6 Walt Whitman DP Leland XK Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 5 Park City GW Hunter TL Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 4 Charles W Flanagan DG La Salle CH Pro
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Quarte Ravenwood BJ Cypress Bay NS Neg Neg 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Octofi Elkins HZ Lake Highland Prep KS Neg Neg 2-1
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Double Mountain Brook DH Flanagan GD Aff Neg 2-1
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Triple Miami Beach KV King BM Neg Neg 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R5 Western KP Miami Beach Sr LU Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Miami Beach MM Cypress Bay CB Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Flanagan HJ Trinity Prep RR Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 Mountain Brook BH Cypress Bay MA Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 Pine View PK Newsome AD Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 Brentwood KN Palm Beach Independent AC Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 West Broward MR Boca Raton PB Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 Ravenwood FC Montgomery Blair ZW Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 Pine View MM Miami Beach GB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VPF Octas Winston Churchill DD Delbarton FF Con Con 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VPF Sextos Bronx Science MR Westlake DL Con Con 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VPF R5 Colleyville Heritage LW Edina NT Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-23 VPF R5 St Francis BC Park City GP Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF Triple Park City GP Madison West CR Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R6 Cypress Woods RP Eagan MN Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R5 Eagan HS DuPont Manual VL Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R4 Carmel Valley Independent AP Eagan AnKo Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R3 SPA SL Carmel Valley Independent CT Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R2 Fairmont Prep GS St Michael Albertville AW Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 VPF R1 Fairmont Prep BR SF Roosevelt HG Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Octafi Oakton HS Ind ZY Walt Whitman SD Con Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Double Valley Oak LV North Broward Prep KP Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Triple Brentwood MR University MN Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 JVPF R5 Potomac LZ Richard Montgomery WX Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R5 Marist ET Blake EX Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R3 Ivy Bridge MS Laurel HM Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R3 Thomas S. Wootton MW Mountain Brook BW Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R1 Potomac QS Richard Montgomery SW Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R1 Ravenwood KM Brentwood KN Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Octofi Blake GJ La Salle DH Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Runoff Mira Loma SG Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R6 Fairmont Prep OR North Broward Prep KP Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R5 Bridgewater IM Poly Prep FK Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R4 Plano West AW Packer CL Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R3 Edina TN Plano West RO Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R2 Clayton-Bradley CC Lincoln-Sudbury CS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R1 University MK College Prep DP Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Octafi Campbell Hall DL University GP Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Octafi Cranbrook KL University KY Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Hawken LG Fairmont Prep KH Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Leland LH Fairmont Prep BA Con Con 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Hamilton High Independent SL Foothill KS Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Campbell Hall EF Blake OP Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R6 Hawken LG Fairmont Prep PA Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Capitol PD Mission San Jose MC Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Cranbrook SS Nova 42 WG Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R4 Amador Valley DD Golden State GuGa Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R4 Blake SW Saratoga SP Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R3 Citrus Valley EA Hawken SP Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Hawken KM Saratoga VG Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Hawken EG Valley HS Independent LL Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Octafi Hunter BK Eagan PS Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Cranbrook RK Bromfield KS Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Nueva DM Eagan PS Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple Edgemont NB Ravenwood FB Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 Capitol PD Cranbrook RK Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Lake Mary Prep HM Campbell Hall DL Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Oxbridge Academy GS Poly Prep Country Day FK Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 University KM Montgomery FL Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Edgemont NB Capitol BC Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R7 Ridge LR Corona Del Sol FJ Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R5 Milpitas MP Walt Whitman FH Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R3 Western FR Quarry Lane VS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R2 Gunn Sr BK Milpitas TB Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R1 L C Anderson HE Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Con