Kevin Krouse Paradigm

Last changed 11/15 4:10P CDT

Email Chain: Krousekevin1@gmail.com

Background:

I participated in debate for 4 years in High School (policy and LD for Olathe East) and 3 years in College (Parli for Washburn University). This is my third year assisting Olathe East debate. At top tier DCI/TOC tournaments, I'm far from the best judge in the pool but I'm the most happy to be here and am giving 100% effort. That being said, here are some insights into how I view debate:

Speed:

I can keep up for the most part. I will say clear twice in a speech if I feel like I am missing arguments, after that I get what I get. I'd like have speech docs shared with me but ultimately I evaluate the debate from what is on my flow, not in the speech doc. I think times in which I most often miss nuance that become relevant later in the debate are when teams are blazing through topicality and theory blocks at tops speeds.

Argument preferences:

In high school, I preferred traditional policy style debate. In college, I preferred more kritical arguments. I studied philosophy but don't assume I know everything about your author or their argument. Something that annoys me in these debates is when teams so caught up in buzzwords that they forget to extend warrants. In terms of judging, I'd rather you debate arguments you enjoy and are comfortable with as opposed to adapting to my preferences. A good debate on my least favorite argument is far more preferable than a bad debate on my favorite argument. I'm open to however you'd like to debate, but you must tell me how to evaluate the round and justify it. I'm not super prone to voting on Ks that do nothing or simply reject the aff. Justify your methodology.

K affs- I don't think an affirmative needs to defend the resolution if they can justify their advocacy/methodology appropriately. However I think being in the direction of the resolution makes the debate considerably easier for you.

I'm of the opinion that one good card can be more effective if utilized and analyzed effectively than 10 bad/mediocre cards. At the same time, I think a mediocre card utilized strategically can be more useful than a good card under-analysed.

Any other questions, feel free to ask before the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 PFD R3 10 Kane & derringer 06 Guzman & Lopez-Gonzalez Aff
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 LD R2 07 Claire Snyder 10 Hiba Lukadi Neg
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 LD R1 18 Rory Smith 13 Chloe Chaffin Neg
Three Trails District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 117 103 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R4 Lansing Sr Hawk & Romine Piper Warholic & Reese Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 Novice R2 Lansing Sr Riggs & Atkins Blue Valley West Jaguars D'Souza & Arp Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 Novice R1 Blue Valley North Bronson & Chavali Washburn Rural Bradbury & Meier Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Double Mill Valley Travis Babcock & Thomas Babcock Shawnee Mission East Sam Huntley & Yutong Yi Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R6 Blue Valley North Rima Chavali & Senara Kularatne Blue Valley Southwest Brett Cranor & Vinny Sandhu Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R4 Derby Clarissa Chisham & Shardae Sanders Mill Valley Garrett Cumbie & Andrew Spellman Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R3 Derby Alexander Esquivel & Devon Rux Wichita East Xander Niblack & Jaan Mansoor Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R2 Mill Valley Sarah Johnston & Isaac Steiner Barstow Quinn Luce Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission East Olivia Henry & Ana Lahovary Blue Valley Northwest Mayan Bhagavan & Zaki Mansoor Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R5 Lawrence Free State YH Washburn Rural RS Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R3 Wichita East FD Shawnee Mission South TS Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 Nov Quarte Blue Valley Southwest Shiza Khan & Rabiya Shoaib Barstow Caroline Fry & Megha Gunapati Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Millard North Ben Finnestad & Ian Matuszeski Barstow Ariza Nanji & Julia Butch Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Barstow Meghana Lakkireddy & Mark Lopatofsky SF Roosevelt Sydney Huntimer & Srishti Kumari Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Lawrence Free State Timothy Huffman & Gwendolyn Elo Barstow Kate English & Kelsie Jackson Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Octos LawFre YL BVN FV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 LawFre HW SMS TS Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 LawFre WaBa SMNW FM Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R1 BVN CM KapMou DR Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R3 Newton GM Eisenhower GS Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 BV North MD Mill Valley LB Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R5 West Los Angeles Gold Northern South Dakota Violet Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R3 Golden Desert Yellow Tall Cotton Blue Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R2 Eastern Ohio Blue East Texas White Neg
Three Trails District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R6 1001 1020 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Three Trails District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R5 1004 1005 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Three Trails District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R4 1007 1021 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Three Trails District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R3 1006 1000 Neg Neg on a 3-0