Shane Billig Paradigm

Last changed 12/10 7:30P CDT

I'm a fairly adaptable judge; 10+ years of debate experience as a competitor/coach. I default to policymaker framework and I am very familiar with CP/DA theory and am generally okay with any generic arguments, but I'd prefer to have the links analyzed to be as specific as possible. In general analysis and comparison of cards and warrants is the best way to convince me that your evidence is superior, and I find that many 2AC/2NC rely too much on reading more blocks rather than providing unique in round analysis.

I have and will vote on kritiks, and there are many times I think the K is the smartest choice in the round, however the more specific your kritiks get, the less familiar I am with the authors and literature. There are some key exceptions and generally any form of IR kritik or kritik of the general "structure" of society I will understand (Fem IR/Cap/Militarism for example). You must explain the kritik, the role of the ballot, and specifically explain the link and how the alternative functions. Explain the kritik in your own words, don't just read a block at me.

On topicality I default to reasonability, but this doesn't mean that I won't vote on topicality, especially if you give me reasons why I should prefer competing interpretations. In slow/quick rounds I am generally able to get citations on my flow, but in fast rounds you won't be able to extend just by author/year. Talk about the card, its tag, and its role in the round (this is just good extension advice in general). With all arguments if I don't understand your point, it doesn't make it onto my flow because you weren't clear, it got flowed onto the wrong sheet, etc then you didn't say it and I won't evaluate it. This happens most often on theory/T/K where I don't understand the violation or alternative or some other aspect of the argument--and the easiest solution to this problem is again to slow down for a second and use your own words to explain the argument.

If the round is going to have more than 5+ minutes of T/Theory I think everyone is better off if you go at 90% of your speed on those arguments. I am not as fast as you think I am, and while it's rare that I'm sped out of rounds, it does happen, and when it does 90% of the time it's me missing theory analysis because you're blazing through a pre-written block like its a politics card. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and I do my best to adapt my judging style to the round I am in. One thing that I feel many teams do is over-adapt, and it often hurts them. Debate the way you want to debate, and I will evaluate it however you tell me to. I'd much rather judge really good debates over K literature I'm not familiar with prior to the round than bad or bland CP/DA debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational 10/2/2020 DCI R4 Maize Wright & Christensen Derby Johnson & Sallman Neg
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational 10/2/2020 DCI R2 BVSW Patel & Perdiue Derby Carter & Wentling Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Nov R3 Blue Valley Northwest YK Nickerson AO Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Nov R2 Bishop Seabury ZH Nickerson BS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Nov R1 Shawnee Heights ZW McPherson BB Neg
Reagan MidWestern Qualifier 4/19/2020 GCD R2 Alexander Gallagher Nolan Trinh Aff
Reagan MidWestern Qualifier 4/19/2020 GCD R1 Sorin Caldararu Sage Riddle Neg
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/6/2020 LD R3 33 Eduardo Villanueva 8 Lizzie Place Neg
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/6/2020 LD R2 2 Chris Brahmbhatt 26 Cass Bryant Aff
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/6/2020 LD R1 34 Victoria Wagner 10 David Koster Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Qtr 03B FV 06D PR Aff Aff on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Doub 04A RS 09A HB Neg Neg on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R6 15A CS 24A FM Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R5 16B BR 14C CR Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R2 18B GR 07D SF Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R1 18C BK 10A NB Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R6 R Basore & Huffman T Revare & Winden Neg Neg on a 4-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R5 J Zimmerman & Woodcock R Harris & Bellemere Aff Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 S Tran & Kerrigan F McCarthy & Wallenburg Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 S Smith & Shaw B Marvine & Houser Neg Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 KDCOP R5 Pittsburg AP Goddard DN Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R3 Shawnee Mission West MW Derby CS Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R2 Derby JW Washburn Rural NC Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R1 Maize LM Blue Valley Southwest SS Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI DCI S Lansing Souser & Kautt LFS Rupp & Marshall Neg Neg on a 3-0
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI DCI Q BVW Wang & Ahmed BVN Ulusarac & Toniappa Aff Aff on a 3-0
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R5 BVN Ulusarac & Toniappa BSprings Miller & Evans Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R4 LFS Hossler & Joseph Topeka Jacques & Blenden Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R3 SMS Ridge & Larsen Maize Dover & Gayden Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R2 SMS Tran & Flassig Lansing Souser & Kautt Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/8/2019 DCI R1 LFS Rupp & Marshall WaRu Pandya & Willingham Aff
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R5 23 Joseph & Hossler 3 McCarthy & Wright Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R1 5 Kakumanu & Toniappa 1 Khan & Underwood Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 OPDB8 R6 Manhattan SM Topeka Seaman PM Neg
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 PFD P3 14 FF 1 TH Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 PFD P2 15 SM 6 DR Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 PFD P1 1 MK 16 BZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 LD R3 8 JW 19 VN Aff
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 LD R2 8 MB 7 SC Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA DOFs 18B Wichita East 11D Blue Valley Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R6 14B SM South 1D SM East Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R4 6D Dodge City 20B Derby Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 3C Olathe South 10C BV North Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R1 11A Blue Valley 5B Olathe Northwest Neg
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R5 A Worthington & Wallenburg N Owsley & McLeod Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 B Bledsoe & Semrick R Buchholz & Strickland Aff Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 E Larsen & Ridge N Babcock & Babcock Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 N White & Smith M Gruman & Marvine Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R5 Shawnee Mission East Colvin & Revare Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Wu Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R4 Mill Valley White & Weiland Olathe North Shirley & Atallah Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R3 Shawnee Mission West Zumalt & Wright Shawnee Mission North Lueker & Oni Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R2 Blue Valley North Christensen & Silswal Blue Valley West Saiedian & Tallavajhala Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R1 Shawnee Mission East Bledsoe & Semrick Lansing Sr Buchholz & Dawson Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open Octos Lansing Sr Baker & Lozenski Blue Valley Johnson & Walsh Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open R5 Olathe East Nevarez & Halsey Bishop Seabury Atwood-Blaine & Hindman Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open R4 SMNW Weems & Wiercinski Olathe North Kohli & Parsai Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 Maize LB BV Northwest SB Neg