Josh Yake Paradigm

The debate round exists for the participants, not the judge. The affirmative or negative strategy should be based on what YOU like to run, what YOU feel is important, substantial, or an issue of prima facie concern. I can be persuaded to vote on any type of argument (topicality, critiques, counterplan and net benefits VS the plan, even justification arguments) as long as clear voting issues and/or impact analysis is provided.

One of the best ways to win my ballot is to use “because-even if-because” argumentation. Here’s what I like to see in the last rebuttals:

“The affirmative/negative wins the round because Even if the other team wins their arguments, we still win because

Furthermore, I need to see issue selection in the final rebuttals. Very rarely will you be winning every argument. Winning one vital argument soundly is better than winning small risks of numerous different impacts or disadvantages. The ability to concede arguments and “collapse down” into the key issues is often the difference when making my decision.

When clear impact analysis or voting issues are not delivered, I often find myself “reading into” your evidence to base my decision. This may help or hinder your case depending on the quality of your evidence. In other words, if your evidence does not say what you claim it does then I may have difficulty voting on the issue. When I cannot come to a clear decision in my mind and “on the flow”, I often look into your evidence for further assistance. At this point I often base my decisions on verbatim text from evidence read, not just taglines. I typically call for many pieces of evidence to read at the conclusion of the round. Please make sure you are clear with the authors for each piece of key evidence so I know what to reference in my decision.

 

Finally, I like to see creativity in the debate round. I will vote as a policy maker when put into that paradigm. I have no qualms doing so. Again, the round is yours, not mine. However, I can also be persuaded to vote on “outside the box” types of arguments and usually enjoy those debates immensely.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN O (Conflicted Copy) Alex Puga & Glen Scully Liberal Brew Kate Nozal & Grace Ward Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R6 Da Sauce Maxwell Cooke & Kai Orita Biggie Molls Cynthia Yang & Megan Tian Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R5 a SLacK in the face Elena Wierich & Morayo Kassim a SLacK in the face Zach Clough & Chris Martin Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R4 a SLacK in the face Cole Sauter & Halton Stancil (Conflicted Copy) Anna Ryplewski & Evan Blakely Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R3 Liberal Brew Caelin Smith & Matt Kelley Liberal Brew Joshua Ramos & Jack Martin Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R2 a SLacK in the face Evan Wang & Andrew Lind Liberal Brew Matt Stinson & Alan Zeng Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R1 Da Sauce Campbell Nofsinger & Sasha Trukhnova Biggie Molls William Morgan & Michael Kopoerski Aff
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R4 U Griffin & Dawson Parker Carey & Robertson Aff
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R3 Timber Hadrick & Thompson StGeo Thew & Nalluri Aff
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R2 Parker Spikerman & Sulla CDA HS Thompson & Ellsworth Aff
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R1 StGeo Benson & Roberts Timber Smith & Thuleen Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Octo OES OW Garfield LD Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Double Eagle LC Interlake NT Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R6 Capital BS Head Royce NK Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Mount Vernon GM Interlake NT Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R4 Heritage Hall SN Interlake FC Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 Eagle WC St George's BM Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R1 Coeur D'Alene SM Garfield PB Neg
Viking Invitational 12/14/2018 OCX R4 U KD StGeo CR Neg
Viking Invitational 12/14/2018 NCX R2 StGeo BR CDA HR Aff
Viking Invitational 12/14/2018 NCX R1 Lewand WW CDA ST Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Semis OES OW Ferris OS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R2 OES OW Damien BH Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R1 St George's DG Silver Creek RV Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN O FC POSTAL! RF #KWLD TX Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R6 Ice ICE Baby ZC Ice ICE Baby CZ Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R6 #KWLD FW FC POSTAL! KL Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R5 G.Pointer and the Ks GB FC POSTAL! CS Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R5 Ice ICE Baby ML Taiwan Independence PT Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R4 'Bougeberries' SG Taiwan Independence MX Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R4 Ice ICE Baby HL Ice ICE Baby CL Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R3 Ice ICE Baby JL Ice ICE Baby KE Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R3 G.Pointer and the Ks MG FC POSTAL! SF Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R2 Ice ICE Baby RQ Ice ICE Baby MH Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R1 G.Pointer and the Ks DS 'Bougeberries' BP Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol Qrtrs St George's GV BELLINGHAM CR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R6 Kamiak DS BELLINGHAM CR Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R4 Interlake RY Camas LL Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R2 Mount Vernon GM Garfield DL Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 LD Sems GonPre Charles Ruddell Ferris Celia Vigil Aff Aff on a 2-1
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 LD Qrtrs U Jocie Anderson CenVal Trey Orr Neg Neg on a 2-1
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 LD R5 GonPre Ryland O'Quinn U Jocie Anderson Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 LD R4 Ferris Celia Vigil Mead Andrew McIntyre Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 LD R2 GonPre Charles Ruddell CenVal Noah Mathis Aff
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 PF R1 Central Valley KS Ferris SR Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/9/2018 PF R1 Mt. Spokane NM Ferris GL Neg
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 2/2/2018 OCX R3 FE Owen & Sposito LW Petro & Cebula Aff
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 2/2/2018 OCX R2 CD Mueller & Simisky FE Luong & Reum Neg
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 2/2/2018 OCX R1 LW Adewale & Powers Beggs GP Amaya & Cummings Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R4 Glacier RB Oak Hill BM Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R3 Interlake RY Kamiak DS Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R2 St George's DN Garfield RR Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R1 Garfield CZ Oak Hill CH Aff
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R3 St George's CD Ferris OS Aff
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R2 St George's RS Lewis and Clark PA Neg
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R1 St George's ND Gonzaga Prep AC Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R5 St George's GV Camas LL Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R4 Oregon Episcopal ZO Garfield RR Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R3 Centennial DH Eagle BC Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R2 Garfield PP Gig Harbor AT Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R1 Garfield BP Interlake HS - Bellevue TN Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open Q LOL Sophs RM TitleWon BH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open O Team Dookie & BooBoo EK TitleWon RM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open R6 KiLiRs HS LOL Sophs WL Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Stars R6 Mind Bogglers HH Mind Bogglers FS Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Stars R5 Mind Bogglers FP Mind Bogglers QY Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open R5 Skoogs JD LOL Sophs MS Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open R4 TitleWon WM KiLiRs AD Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Schol R4 LOL Sophs HS Scholars BG Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/25/2017 Open R3 TitleWon GV Team Dookie & BooBoo DS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX Semis Interlake BN OES (Oregon Episcopal School) CT Aff Neg on a 2-1
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX Qrtrs Oak Hill MB Interlake QT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R6 CDA GS St George's BE Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX R5 CDA OM Oak Hill CH Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R4 Ingraham GS Sonoma DS Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R2 Interlake CL Garfield PB Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R1 Lewis and Clark PC Gonzaga Prep AT Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R5 S. Eugene H. S. LS CK McClatchy BF Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R4 Oregon Episcopal School (OES) JL Milpitas DT Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R3 Nevada Union FH St George's RM Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R2 Nevada Union LM Gonzaga Prep GM Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R1 Denver independent RW Garfield CZ Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/22/2015 Open R5 Rage Against The Machine GL 19db84 SD Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/22/2015 Open R4 Thuff Lab LC Rage Against The Machine MB Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/22/2015 Open R3 S4SThuff CE Thuff Lab PC Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX DO St George's MM Ingraham BG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX R6 Nevada Union BM Renaissance MG Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX R5 Ingraham KS Tigard CS Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX R4 Ingraham DW S. Eugene H. S. LS Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX R3 C.K. McClatchy PH Renaissance DN Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 OpeCX R2 Coeur d Alene 1 FS Ingraham BG Neg
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Mukai Sems Wyoming Culver & Berry Kansas City Kansas CC Glanzman & Ford Neg Aff on a 2-1
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Mukai Qrtrs Kansas City Kansas CC Glanzman & Ford Wyoming Dilldine & McFarland Neg Aff on a 2-1
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Nov R5 Weber State Bergen & Heiner Cal State Fullerton Leon & Delagdo Neg
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Mukai R4 Wyoming Figueroa & Frame Cal State Fullerton/Weber State Morton & Morales Aff
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Nov R3 Weber State Hoaglin & Martinez Southwestern College Barreto & Elizarraraz Neg
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Nov R2 Weber State Hoaglin & Martinez Johnson County Community College Georges & Pettibone Neg
1st annual Bob Mukai College Classic at Weber State 11/23/2013 Mukai R1 Johnson County Community College Domme & Drake Cal State Fullerton Rawlings & Rosa Aff
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/28/2013 OPD Octos UNLV RV Wyoming DM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/28/2013 OPD Rd 6 Weber St BS ASU CM Neg
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/28/2013 OPD Rd 4 Weber St AM ASU CH Neg
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/28/2013 OPD Rd 2 Oklahoma RY Whitman HK Neg
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/28/2013 OPD Rd 1 Whitman LT Oklahoma HW Aff