Thomas Cox Paradigm

Last changed 11/4 8:08A CDT

Thomas Cox - BVW Assistant Coach

Rounds judged on the topic - 18

**KCKCC elims update**

The more I judge the more I realize I don't know anything. This level of debate is higher than what I typically debated and higher than what I typically judge. I can work with advanced policymaker args, but like the rest of my paradigm says, you'll have to do a phenomenal job on the K to pick me up. A good rule for me, as well as in life, is assume the person you're talking to knows less than you do. Although I'm an assistant coach, my duties don't really extend beyond making sure kids don't die on the weekends and judging rounds. I don't have time to do topic research and familiarize myself with all the common args on this topic. You'll have two other judges who are probably way more qualified than me. You can ignore me or you can try to cater parts of the debate to what I can handle. Either way, good luck and have fun.

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I debated for Blue Valley West from 2010-2014. I have just began working for them as an assistant coach. I was not active with debate while I was in college, so I am sort of reentering the community and space. I likely can't handle the speed that the veteran coaches and judges can on this circuit, but you can still be quick.

Policymaker

It's all about impact framing and calculus.

Topicality - I've seen a few T debates but am still not entirely familiar with the topic literature. I default competing interps but will not rule out reasonability if the aff is doing a better job debating it.

Counterplans - if your CP text is longer than your solvency card and you spread the text to the point that I can't understand it, I will probably kick your CP for you. I've found that I tend to give the aff a little more leeway on CP debates. I personally never once had a CP in my 2NR. My gut tells me most of the "cheating CPs" are actually cheating, but that's up for the aff to prove.

Kritiks - I did not debate the K and I have not seen any critical debates in the past four years. Proceed cautiously. But don't let me dissuade you from giving it a spot in the 1NC if it's your bread and butter. You'll probably be able to tell from my facial reactions what I think of it.

Theory - typically a reason to reject the arg not the team, then the theory debate just turns into a battle of the blocks. If you want to win a round on a theory arg, be ready to really engage the flow and step away from your blocks by the last rebuttal.

Disads - read them. Give overviews. Tell me why it turns the case, not just that it does. Same goes for the aff - I should be hearing why your advantage turns the disad. Engage each other's impact calc. Your impact won't likely win on all three of timefram, prob, mag. So you need to tell me why what you do win is most important.

Other notes

When you all have fun, I have fun. Nothing beats a competitive debate with lots of clash and competitors who are generally respectful towards each other. Don't be too much of a jerk.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA QFs 18B Wichita East 13D SM West Aff Aff on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA DOFs 24A Olathe North 21B Hutchinson Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R6 8B Olathe West 14D SM South Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R5 7D Garden City 18C Wichita East Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 10A BV North 13C SM West Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R2 2D Lawrence 11C Blue Valley Neg
Three Trails District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 119 122 Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R5 Blue Valley North Mao & Valsan Blue Valley Southwest Stanfield & Wu Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R4 Shawnee Mission West McCarthy & Wallenberg Lansing Sr Clemens & Atkins Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R3 Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Wu Lansing Sr Woodcock & Zimmerman Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R2 Shawnee Mission East Apodaca & Winden Jeff Plinsky Davidson & Rose Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Quarte Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Kapaun Mount Carmel Catherine Magana & Vanessa Nguyen Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 Nov Quarte Barstow Avisha Pandey & Faizan Khalid Blue Valley Southwest Ben Ziegelman & Riley Underwood Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Shawnee Mission East Emory Apodaca & Evan Winden Olathe East Avneet Sidhu & William Macfarland Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Jacob Doolittle Barstow Amanda Munsell & John Lubianetsky Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Kapaun Mount Carmel Joe Bijoy & Tyler Le SF Roosevelt Sydney Huntimer & Srishti Kumari Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R3 Lansing Sr Maddie Souser & Chloe Kautt Lawrence Free State Timothy Huffman & Gwendolyn Elo Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Barstow Phoebe Brous & Rishi Malay Derby Brianna Hassell & Kya Nethercot Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open Finals Bishop Seabury Akers & Griggs Olathe Northwest Headley & Legler Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open Semis Bishop Seabury Akers & Griggs Olathe North Mirakian & Srivastava Aff Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var Octos Lawrence Free State Elo & Harris Newton Cassil & Hummingbird Neg Neg on a 3-0
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open R5 Blue Valley Ray & Griffey Lansing Sr Patel & Krebs Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Open R4 Shawnee Mission West Barcelona & Neal SMNW Omanson & Rigdon Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R2 Topeka Blenden & Parker Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Pieropan Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R1 Derby Carter & Sallman Blue Valley Southwest Swanson & Sathish Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Quarte LawFre GH BVN CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Octos LanSr AC BVN AL Aff Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 SMS TS LawFre WaBa Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 BVN AH Newton CH Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R4 OlaNor MS SMS RL Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 BVN DM WicEas GR Neg