Alec Boulton Paradigm

Last changed 18 October 2021 9:26 AM PST

VIP '20

alec.j.boulton.molero@vanderbilt.edu

-General-

Debate history if you care about that: four years of congress and extemp. Two years of circuit pf.

I'll vote on anything (non offensive, there are moral lines). Tech > truth, tabula rasa.

Please make these rounds interesting. Run your wacky args, go on some off type beat, do whatever you think other judge's won't like you doing. Debate is a game, have fun with it.

Postround as hard as you want, it is a good norm.

Cool with anyone speaking in cross, I don't see a reason why every cross shouldn't just have everyone involved.

If the tourney is online, send the speech doc if you go over 300wpm in the event something cuts out.

If you think there is something missing from my paradigm, ask me before round or make an argument in round for why I should follow a certain rule when judging.

Give me real extensions. "Extend our argument" is not an extension. "Extend Cortez who says M4A grows the economy" isn't one either. I don't need the card name, I need the warrant and impact.

If you call for a ton of cards or take forever to find a card, say bye bye to your speaks. Responding to an argument should not require seeing evidence.

If I am on a panel and the other judges are super lays, I won't flow and I'll proceed to become a lay judge. I competed in speech and congress more than pf so I'll just watch and pick a winner based off who seems to win.

-Traditional-

Dump if you want, but at least be responsive.

First summary doesn't need to extend dropped defense.

Weigh. "Probability" is not weighing. If an argument is won, the probability is high. You can do strength of link weighing, but ultimately anything that you say is "probability weighing" is probably just defense that needs to come in rebuttal.

Offensive overviews are fine. 4 minutes is 4 minutes.

Terminalize your impacts. "540 million people get healthcare" is not an impact.

-Progressive-

Go for it. I came from a small school and learned it. Anyone can.

Know the difference between different prog args (@pf kids, they're not all theory), structure shells

Go as may off as you want against WILLING teams. If the other team didn't explicitly agree to have a prog debate and they make any abuse claim, I'll drop you. The exception is in-round violations that require theory, but in that case at least be clear pre-speech about what you want to do.

Tricks are cool, if you bring me the cereal and read them you'll get double 30s.

Paraphrase and don't disclose if you wan't. An absurd amount of judges are incredibly bias and basically auto-drop teams that don't paraphrase or disclose as long as any half-ass interp is read because they think they're doing something good.

-Evidence-

I'll call for evidence that I think is important or if I am told to call for it. If you have terrible evidence ethics, I'll call you out, drop the evidence from the flow, and prob take speaks off depending on how bad the evidence is.

If you don't give the warrant in the round, I don't care how good the evidence is.

You don't need evidence for everything. The "arguments start with research and evidence" coach/judge mentality strangles creativity and free thought. If you have a logical claim, back it up with logic. If something requires evidence (pointing out quantifiable changes for example), then evidence will be needed. If one side has evidence and the other has bad logic, then the evidence will be weighed heavily. But the evidence element is often just a constraint put on debaters by big school judges with freshman-prep-lines that can pump out a billion cards in a day as a way of maintaining an edge. Use your brain, it's a good one. Evidence is very nice, and research is important (I was a research first debater), but don't let it be the cage of your mind.

-Speaks-

If you care about this, as I did when I debated, here are some things you can do to up your speaks that aren't mentioned already throughout the paradigm:

1- billy bounce

2- play good music

3- dap up your opponents (sportsmanship!)

4- be nice

5- don't steal prep time, it's always obvious

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF RR R4 Mission San Jose ZK College Prep BB Neg
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF RR R1 Mira Loma CJ Lynbrook RG Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 Semis Epsilon TN NB Epsilon TN HC Aff Aff 5-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 Octas Epsilon TN LS Lambda OS JS Neg Aff 2-1
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R6 Lambda BV CF Lambda BV PR Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R5 Epsilon TN BC Epsilon TN NB Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R5 Lambda OS CJ Epsilon TN LZ Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R3 Epsilon BRS CK Epsilon TN LS Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R2 Epsilon BRS WX Kappa DL CR Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R2 Lambda BV GR Epsilon TN BD Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 2 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-29 R1 Epsilon TN FN Epsilon BRS FN Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Octafi Theta BK Gupta & Gantla Epsilon Kang & Zhu Neg Neg 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Double Epsilon Masam & Musti Epsilon Rubinstein & Tariko Neg Neg 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Double Epsilon GN Beamer & Beamer Epsilon Kang & Zhu Neg Neg 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R5 Theta VS Liu & Manoj Epsilon GN Adhikesaven & Das Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R3 Kappa BD Palivela & Vinjamaram Kappa MP Kang & Rem Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R3 Epsilon Hallward-Driemeier & Leonhardt Theta VS Banerjee & Walia Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R2 Theta BK Kini & Diao Theta ST Granda-Scott & Rodriguez Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R2 Kappa LM Branco & Chokshi Epsilon Sukhija & Wallen Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R1 Epsilon GN Datta & Goel Lambda EH Eltz & Geist Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R1 Lambda BO Bhandari & Gupta Epsilon Masam & Musti Neg
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 5 Homer LD South Fayette GP Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 4 St.Cloud NJ McDowell SA Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 2 Newark Charter AG Southern Lehigh MW Neg Neg 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 1 Neenah IH Reservoir ZZ Aff Neg 2-1
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF OCTOS Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Marist WO Aff Aff 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF DUBS Winston Churchill HW DuPont Manual GC Aff Aff 2-1
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF TRIPS Winston Churchill HW Montgomery Blair WH Aff Aff 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R6 Milpitas NC Bethesda Chevy Chase RS Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R4 Foothill MS Lincoln East KS Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R2 Hunter BC Millard West NE Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R1 Montgomery Blair GC BASIS Independent Silicon Valley AV Neg
Boston Worcester NCFL Qualifier 2021 HS 2021-02-06 BLD R5 1616 1605 AFF AFF 2-1
Boston Worcester NCFL Qualifier 2021 HS 2021-02-06 BLD R4 1603 1607 AFF
Boston Worcester NCFL Qualifier 2021 HS 2021-02-06 BLD R3 1606 1623 AFF
Boston Worcester NCFL Qualifier 2021 HS 2021-02-06 BLD R2 1613 1621 NEG
Columbia University Invitational HS 2021-01-28 VPF R2 Plano West Sr GS Princeton LC Con
Columbia University Invitational HS 2021-01-28 VPF R1 BASIS San Antonio Shavano JC Bronx Science KN Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R3 Brooklyn Technical QC Strake Jesuit GW Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R2 Brookfield East CS L D Bell CC Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R1 Bronx Science KM Seven Lakes LW Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Double University YP Sidwell PW Con Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Triple Lynbrook GR College Prep SW Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R6 Independent Campbell Hall LE Montgomery Blair KT Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R5 Nueva AR Harker KL Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R4 Fairmont Prep AG Marist OW Con
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF Finals Lambda HB Anakala & Vinjamaram Epsilon DMN Naeem & Zhang Aff Aff 6-3
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF Quarte Epsilon DMN Yusaf & Kirsch Epsilon DMN Naeem & Zhang Aff Neg 2-1
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF Octafi Lambda HB Boone & Chen Epsilon KV Missell & Saokar Neg Neg 2-1
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF Octafi Lambda HB Kang & Brent-Levenstein Lambda BS Iyyavoo & Iyyavoo Neg Aff 2-1
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R6 Lambda CS Srinivasan & Sathish Kappa EH Anstett & Karzai Aff
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R5 Kappa EH Zhang & Zirn Lambda PS Satish & Kurapati Neg
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R4 Kappa GG Lera & Pan Lambda BS Dontu & Zhao Neg
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R3 Lambda CS Nikhra & Chheda Lambda HB Bhatta & Churiwal Neg
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R2 Lambda BS Taussky & Young Lambda PS Mahatme & Dong Neg
Delta Debate Academy Summer Tournament HS 2020-07-06 PF R1 Lambda CS Lehavi & Roytman Kappa GG Mekala & Prakash Aff
Zoom and Boom COVID Classic HS 2020-06-05 PFD Finals Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas AV Strackley Hebrew DK Neg Neg 9-0
Zoom and Boom COVID Classic HS 2020-06-05 PFD R2 Peaceful Protesters ST DuPont Manual GC Aff
Zoom and Boom COVID Classic HS 2020-06-05 PFD R2 Mission San Jose Independent BG BASIS Scottsdale SM Neg
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF Semifi SAINT PABLO ACADEMY VR BASIS Strakingston AD Aff Neg 5-2
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF Quarte BASIS Strakingston AD Zoom WZ Aff Aff 5-0
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF Octafi BASIS Strakingston AD We swear we're not in 6th grade BS Aff Aff 2-1
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF Runoff Boston Latin TY Wayland SZ Aff Aff 3-0
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF Semis Complicated Relationship YK Yandhi ID Neg Neg 4-1
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF Octos Massachusetts Independent DA BOB DOLAN ACADEMY RW Neg Neg 2-1
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF Double Planko Wets KK Memorial Novices CY Neg Neg 3-0
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R6 Slimessage International BH Bayus School of Cheeks BV Neg
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE 2020-04-24 PF R5 Wakanda Prep RL DeDevelopment Institute JC Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R4 Crossings Christian RY Shrewsbury Debate League SM Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R3 SARS GW Ramapo CH Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R1 Montgomery HS Independent ZZ Shrewsbury Debate League CP Aff