Katie Apsens Paradigm

Last changed 10/21 8:19A PDT

I briefly competed in NPDA at the University of Washington several years ago. That means that I understand what’s going on in the debate so you don’t need to treat me like a lay judge. That being said, I have been out of debate for a while so going full spreading speed is ill-advised. I am married to the head coach of Nueva so I am improving all the time and working back toward being a proper tech judge.

Tech over truth, sorry Parliamentary Debate doesn’t give me a mechanism for resolving these issues. I won’t intervene. I am happy to judge debaters more interested in rhetoric than technical debate. But, if you don’t tell me some alternative way to evaluate the debate, I will default to tech and most importantly impacts. I flow POI answers.

On how I evaluate speaking: Borrowed from my husband’s paradigm: BE NICE AND PROFESSIONAL. Debate is not a competitive, verbal abuse match. Debaters WILL be punished on speaker points for being rude (beyond the normal flare of intense speeches) or abusive. Example: saying your opponent is wrong or is misguided is fine. Saying they are stupid is not. Laughing at opponents is bullying and unprofessional. Don’t do it.

Some specifics on how I evaluate specific categories of arguments:

Ks: I have very little experience with Ks. I wouldn’t suggest running them unless you are going to slow down and really explain them to me.

DAs: They should have links, impacts and a clear internal link story. Terminalized impacts will win more often than not. Your midterms uniqueness better be very up to date and specific.

CPs: Needs to actually compete. I don’t like delay CPs.

Theory: I have little experience here but I do understand what’s going on. I prefer education arguments to fairness arguments. Impacts need to be specific to the round. That is, I prefer when actual abuse has occurred. You don’t have a right to your politics DA.

Case: I love good case debate. I would frankly prefer all case given the choice.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R4 Crystal Springs Uplands KH Hillview DY Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R3 Aragon CM Crystal Springs Uplands SL Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R2 Washington NV Los Altos DS Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R1 Valley Christian RE Los Altos CS Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R3 BH Ballou & Woo AN Chen & Junankar Aff
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R3 AC Umrani & Zhang BC Patnaik & Jones Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R2 BJ Banerjee & Chung BD Bryan & Welborn Aff
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R2 AT Tsudama & Nakhkoob AN Feng & Yin Neg
Cal Parli Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Campolindo Bonet & Yuan Irvington Goel & Thakur Aff
Cal Parli Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R4 Irvington Xin & Singhania Hillview Briggs & Bae Aff
Cal Parli Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R3 Evergreen Valley Batra & Chahal Hillview Yang & Chen Neg
Cal Parli Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R2 Crystal Springs Uplands Qin & Garg San Marin Masters & Boothe Aff
Cal Parli Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Irvington Gupta & Kavalakatt Bishop O'Dowd O'Rafferty & Whitehill Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR Semi Los Altos LS Menlo-Atherton IG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR Quar Menlo-Atherton IG Los Altos SL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O LD Octo Dougherty Valley SS Irvington AG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR Doub Los Altos LS Menlo-Atherton YM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR R4 Dougherty Valley KW Menlo-Atherton WF Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR R3 Irvington PK Club Parli HD Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR R2 Campolindo VB Evergreen Valley TU Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas 9/29/2018 O PAR R1 Leland NL Gunn SB Neg
Notre Dame Parliamentary Warm Up 9/15/2018 VPAR R4 Valley Christian HS Monta Vista LS Aff
Notre Dame Parliamentary Warm Up 9/15/2018 VPAR R3 Prospect VA Irvington DoSh Neg
Notre Dame Parliamentary Warm Up 9/15/2018 VPAR R2 Hillview DY Bishop O'Dowd JK Neg
Notre Dame Parliamentary Warm Up 9/15/2018 VPAR R1 Monta Vista TS Irvington KM Neg