Barbara Blossom Paradigm

Last changed 15 October 2020 4:44 PM EDT

Update 10/15/20: I've judged many PF rounds but 2020 NYC Bronx will be my first experience judging remotely, and my first of this school year - meaning I am new to this resolution, args, evidence. I'm not currently coaching, so you'll risk losing my ballot if you use tons of jargon, esp. with arguments/acronyms etc. specific to this resolution.

Experience: minimal policy debate a very long time ago, and many PF rounds judged

I'm not lay but also not super technical; think flow-leaning flay. I vote off the flow.

I love good analysis; not so impressed by blippy arguments. Having a coherent narrative by the end of the round is a good thing.

Evidence: quality over quantity. Understand your evidence. Ideally you should be able to:

- explain any expert opinion you cite (rather than just stating it),

- understand where a statistic comes from (how a study was done, what its limitations are etc),

- defend the relevance of any empirical evidence you present, and

- be sure you’re not misrepresenting evidence.

Weighing is important (not just impacts). Tell me why I should vote for you.

Some speed is ok with me as long as you're clear (not crazy speed). If you can't speak both quickly and clearly, slow down.

If something isn’t in summary, don’t bring it up in FF b/c I won’t vote on it. If you want me to vote on something, it should be extended through FF (by "extended" I mean more than just one or two words).

cx: I listen, but I'm not voting off anything in cx. Bring it into a speech.

I'm generally not a fan of kritiks in PF, but I'll do my best to be fair and consider whatever you're running.

I sometimes avoid disclosing at large tournaments in order to get things moving.

Good luck, please don't worry about this paradigm - just debate and have fun!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
CDA October Tournament HS 2021-10-09 Nov Nov3 Stapl Weng & Weng Warde Garg & Chitnis Aff
CDA October Tournament HS 2021-10-09 Nov Nov1 Farm Sabonis & Garg AITE Bello & Grover Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 VPF R2 Bellaire LT Horace Mann ZL Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 VPF R1 Chanhassen FK American Heritage Plantation KZ Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 JPF Octafi Brooklyn Technical ZO Thomas S. Wootton CD Con Con 2-1
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 JPF R6 Great Neck South - Unaffiliated HK EPIC HS South AG Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 NPF R5 Bergen County ZM Riverdale Country DK Con
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 JPF R4 Bard HS Early College Manhattan LS Hunter HZ Con
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 JPF R3 Monticello MF Thomas S. Wootton ID Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 JPF R2 American Debate League EL Riverdale Country IK Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 NPF R1 Trinity UT Peekskill FM Pro
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VPF Octos Dublin Jerome RK Ridge RS Con Con 3-0
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VPF R6 Achievement First Brooklyn WR Lexington HC Pro
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VPF R2 Horace Mann LK Potomac AW Pro
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VPF R1 Ridge SK Haverford JM Pro
Columbia University Invitational HS 2020-01-24 PF Dubs Horace Mann XS Westborough SK Pro Pro 3-0
Columbia University Invitational HS 2020-01-24 PF R6 Horace Mann GC Livingston KR Con
Columbia University Invitational HS 2020-01-24 PF R5 Newton North HB Spence CH Pro
Columbia University Invitational HS 2020-01-24 PF R5 Lincoln-Sudbury SG Stuyvesant SS Pro
Columbia University Invitational HS 2020-01-24 PF R1 Benjamin N Cardozo RA Byram Hills WH Con
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF Octos Delbarton FF Lexington TA Pro Con 2-1
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF Double Lake Highland Prep KS Newton South MM Pro Pro 2-1
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF Runoff Hunter GK Regis KK Pro Pro 2-1
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF R5 Hunter BX Bronx Science NS Pro
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF R4 Weston MC Ridge SiRa Con
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF R4 Acton-Boxborough MQ Hunter KG Con
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF R2 Acton-Boxborough SB Byram Hills SW Pro
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 VPF R2 Acton-Boxborough ChHa Bromfield BA Pro
Ridge Debates HS 2019-12-13 VPF Dub Summit CY Bridgewater Raritan IC Con Con 2-1
Ridge Debates HS 2019-12-13 VPF R4 Edgemont JM Lexington GaSy Pro
Ridge Debates HS 2019-12-13 VPF R4 Millburn HS Regis OP Pro
Ridge Debates HS 2019-12-13 VPF R2 Montville TL West Windsor Plainsboro South KC Pro
Ridge Debates HS 2019-12-13 VPF R2 Regis KM Princeton SC Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF Quarte Ridge RS Dalton YC Pro Pro 3-0
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF Run Of Bronx Science DG Delbarton GM Pro Pro 2-1
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R7 Delbarton SS Unionville RZ Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R7 Regis OP Wayland SL Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R5 Winston Churchill GG Chaminade OM Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R5 Lawrenceville LC Archbishop McCarthy SV Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R4 Phillipsburg BM Regis GS Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R4 Newburgh Free EM Braddock DL Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R2 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches GS Hunter KaGr Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2019-12-06 PF R2 Westborough KK Dalton SY Con
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD Semis Westborough KK Westfield MZ Pro Pro 3-0
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD Quarte Westborough KK Walt Whitman BW Pro Pro 2-1
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD Double Walt Whitman DP Unionville GQ Con Con 2-1
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD Double Walt Whitman LO Bridgewater IC Con Con 3-0
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R5 Regis AM Poly Prep Country Day MS Pro
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R5 Potomac AE Haverford AO Pro
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R3 Winston Churchill HL Achievement First Brooklyn CP Pro
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R3 Bridgewater MW Strath Haven LS Pro
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R1 Our Lady Of Good Counsel AW Southern Lehigh DZ Con
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 PFD R1 Bronx Science CN Poly Prep Country Day HD Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 JVPF Octas Winston Churchill DM Boston Latin YT Pro Pro 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R6 American Heritage Plantation RR Charlotte Latin ZZ Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R6 Boston Latin HM St John's MK Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R4 Montville LM Newton South SM Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R4 Bronx Science SW Wayland BW Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R2 Princeton BR Nightingale Bamford ZB Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R2 Carrollton PL Campbell Hall FL Con
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2019-09-06 PF R2 BrxSci KS ForLee PK Con
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2019-09-06 PF R1 BrxSci BE HalHol EJ Con
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2019-09-06 PF R1 Dalton ZH BrxSci NaSa Con
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VPF Octos Lake Mary Prep MT William Mason NR Con Con 2-1
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VPF Double Millburn CY Bronx HS Of Science IQ Pro Pro 2-1
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VPF Runoff West Orange SS Ridge LG Con Con 3-0
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VPF R1 Millburn CY Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches LB Pro
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VPF R1 Kingwood KK Livingston YZ Pro
Columbia Invitational HS 2017-01-20 PF R1 Delbarton KB West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South DJ Pro
Columbia Invitational HS 2017-01-20 PF R1 Newton South AG Holy Ghost Prep EM Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD Octo McLean MC Thomas Jefferson HSST GR Pro Pro 2-1
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD Dubs James Madison Memorial CP Thomas Jefferson HSST GK Pro Pro 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD Runoff Lake Mary Prep TM Bridgewater Raritan FN Pro Pro 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R6 Timber Creek MV Bronx HS Of Science BG Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R6 Princeton YT Southlake Carroll BM Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R3 Science Leadership MN Thomas Jefferson HSST GP Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R3 Riverdale Country FG Timber Creek BK Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R2 Union Catholic GM Schreiber SK Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R2 Hill TV Millburn ZG Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R1 Timber Creek BS Chantilly MH Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2016-02-13 PFD R1 Clover Hill FC Timber Creek ER Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R3 Newton South AA Hill LB Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R3 Millburn BP Ft. Lauderdale GH Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R2 North Allegheny Senior CD Oak Hall GS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R2 Hawken HE Walt Whitman AA Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Nueva St Millburn Br Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Lake Highland Prep NS Manchester Essex AF Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Triple Geneva School of Boerne RR Miami Beach Senior KW Pro Pro 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches ST Newton South Sh Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 6 Miami Beach Senior RC Newton South Da Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 Delbarton EG Hunter College CT Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 University MC Scarsdale JK Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 Shrewsbury MM Christopher Columbus AC Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 Millburn BF Acton Boxborough SG Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 1 Freehold Township Eg Poly Prep Country Day SS Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 PF Final Poly Prep Country Day EH Blake BG Pro Pro 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 PF Octo Fairmont Preparatory BJ Harker LK Pro Con 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 PF R5 Fairmont Preparatory BJ Harker BR Con
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2014-02-07 NPF R2 Bronx Science PM Regis BC Neg
The 10th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2014-02-07 NPF R2 Collegiate MS Regis CM Neg
MHL at Horace Mann HS 2014-02-01 NPF R3 TecDeb QL Hason GR Aff
MHL at Horace Mann HS 2014-02-01 NPF R3 ScsDle LJ TecDeb PE Neg
MHL at Horace Mann HS 2014-02-01 JV PF R2 HenHud AC EleRoo SK Neg
MHL at Horace Mann HS 2014-02-01 JV PF R2 PolPre AA Regis GR Neg
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R3 Bronx Science BG Timothy Christian EJ Aff
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R3 Stuyvesant RL Millburn VK Neg
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R2 Bronx Science CY Princeton PA Aff
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R2 Millburn GB KAPPA International BM Aff
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R1 Regis DK Bronx Science HF Aff
The Ridge Debates 2013 HS 2013-12-13 VPF R1 Maspeth TV Millburn AB Neg