Toma Dimitriu Paradigm

Last changed 9/11 2:45P CDT

debated in high school in Kansas from 2013 to 2017. been involved judging speech and debate since then including CX debate at the NSDA tournament in 2019 and state championship/nsda quals in kansas. .

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stuff about Affirmatives: i'm mostly interested whether you can defend your advocacy: from prototypical topic aff to no-plan criticism. i understand the plan-text (or thesis, or whatever) as a statement of fact, e.g. if you say "the usfg should stop exporting arms," you should prove this is the case, including defending the methods you may specify. i disfavor relying on the negative being unable to understand exactly what your aff is, so i'm generally sympathetic to theory arguments regarding vagueness, intrinsicness, and severance. not clarifying what the aff defends by the end of the cx of the 1ac is an error of the affirmative.

stuff about Negatives: the neg either should prove the aff's advocacy is bad or provide a different advocacy. i will default to evaluate a single, consistent negative advocacy as presented in the 2nr, meaning i understand the negative is defending either the status quo, a counter plan, an alt to a K, or one other .

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Topicality: i don't assume topicallity is important in every round, so i'm interested in being told why i should vote one way or another on T. if i'm left asking "what's the impact to T?" at the end of the debate, i'm probably going to vote on something else in the round.

Disadvantages: a disadvantage is usually not sufficient to win a debate alone. a DA deployed in a strategy including case turns and case defense is much more potent. i don't care if the link is generic or specific in terms of how many topic affs they hit, but the link evidence should be explicit about how whatever the aff is arguing for will cause something to happen.

the K, Kritik, Critique, Criticism, etc. : i like Ks, but i will never be as well-read as i'd like to be (so i might not have read any of your authors or i might have read all of them). a K that turns case doesn't need an alt. --- aff take note: i'm picky about permutations, so perms need to be persuasive (explain why the thesis of the K does/should not apply to the aff) if the affirmative advocacy is ostensibly opposed to the thesis of the criticism. if you lose the K, a perm will probably not save you (unless the neg doesn't answer). if you read a K, reading framework is a good idea.

Counter Plans: i often vote against counterplans because i find they are not exclusive/competitive with the aff (my threshold on the perm against CPs is lower because the aff is usually not antithetical to the CP). "the perm links to the net benefit" is not usually sufficient to establish competition. i don't have anything against CPs as a strategy choice or any specific type or subcategory of CP otherwise.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R5 Dodge City LN Sumner BF Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R4 Riverfied Day AB Dodge City MA Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Open R2 Pittsburg JS Blue Valley Northwest MM Aff
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R4 113 111 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 119 130 Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI Finals SMNW FM Lawrence Free State WR Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI Quarte Manhattan BD Blue Valley Southwest WZ Aff Aff on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 KDCOP R5 Tonganoxie West WF Hayden DS Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 KDCOP R4 SMNW MB Blue Valley North BS Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R3 Derby EP Olathe South HB Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley Southwest WZ Blue Valley West VB Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Blue Valley Southwest SS Hutchinson UO Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Mill Valley BR Blue Valley Southwest SwSa Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Shawnee Mission East CR Andover Central QH Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R8 X231 X176 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R7 X199 X103 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X241 X266 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R5 X242 X236 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R4 X126 X216 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R3 X187 X101 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R2 X211 X238 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R1 X111 X106 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Washburn Rural Forensics Tournament 2/8/2019 LDDB8 R4 G Aaron Hoff H Cade Blenden Neg Aff on a 2-1
Washburn Rural Forensics Tournament 2/8/2019 LDDB8 R3 G Mbofho Ndou M Haylee Rose Aff Neg on a 2-1
Washburn Rural Forensics Tournament 2/8/2019 LDDB8 R2 H Andrew Rea G Eadon Marstall Aff Aff on a 2-1
Washburn Rural Forensics Tournament 2/8/2019 LDDB8 R1 G Eadon Marstall H Cade Blenden Aff Aff on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI Semis Shawnee Mission East BH Lawrence Free State YH Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R5 Blue Valley Northwest SM SMNW CG Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R3 Lawrence Free State YH Lawrence RV Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R2 Blue Valley North SP Salina South MV Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 SBO Semis Lawrence Free State WM Blue Valley North DM Neg Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R1 Lawrence Free State HB Shawnee Mission West MW Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 OPDB8 FNLS Bishop Seabury AG Piper SF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 OPDB8 SFS Piper SF Manhattan KP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 QFS SM East RC Jenks BM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R6 BV North FP BV Southwest SS Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R5 BV North HS SM South TS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R3 Maize WN Mill Valley WS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 OPDB8 R2 Silver Lake FB Piper ZM Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R1 Derby SC Topeka Seaman BP Neg