For Open Tournaments:
I love a good values debate so if you could tell me either 1) why we should weigh your PV/VC over your opponent's or 2) use both your values and your opponents into your case, that would be awesome.
In regards to your case, I will pay close attention to the cards you use and will also be flowing during the debate round. If your opponent DROPS an argument, I will definitely catch it BUT I WILL NOT EXTEND IT if you do not tell me 1) to extend it 2) why I should extend it and 3) why this argument is essential to your case.
-Give me good rebuttals in your 3 and 6 minute speech. I would love crystallization and voter's issues in your last speech to tie everything together.
-If you bring up a new argument in your last speech, I WILL NOT take it into consideration so NEG do not worry about that.
-I need good rebuttals in all your speeches and any "status quo" arguments are no good to me.
-I would love crystallization and voter's issues in your last speech to tie everything together.
I did LD debate for years and I will not accept any rudeness whatsoever. If you are rude during C-ex, I will note this and will lead to low speaker's points.
I LOVE trap questions, so please prepare some!
Use your C-ex questions WISELY: do not ask questions which make your opponent fluster and say something incorrect and then not use it in any of your speeches. It's a waste of your time to ask those questions if you will not use them later on.
I prefer off-time roadmaps before you start speaking so I and your opponent know where you're starting and ending.
Since this is an open tournament, I don't mind spreading or random cases. With that said, if you have an extinction case which goes way off topic from the resolution, I will not follow it so keep that in mind.
If your opponent is okay with spreading, it is okay with me. If they don't feel comfortable, try to go slower but you have to do what you have to do.
I usually award high speaker points if both cases are well thought out and explained, the only way you can get lower than a 28 with me is if you are rude, your case doesn't make sense, or if you run a gag case.
Have a good time, crystallize, voter issues in your last speech, and USE YOUR C-EX TRAP QUESTIONS IN YOUR SPEECHES!!!