Jo Spurgeon Paradigm

Last changed 30 August 2020 4:47 AM PDT

Background:

I was an LD debater for 3 years in high school, also competing in OO and HI. The majority of my experience is on the NSDA circuit, and in 2020 I was the NSDA Lincoln Douglas National Champion.

Case/Rebuttal:

In rebuttals, please make sure you are extending impacts. This becomes especially important if your strategy is to outweigh your opponent. Please also respond to everything coming out of each speech; unless they are incredibly minute I will vote on drops. Please also provide voters in your final speech. Though debate often gets tied up in minutia, it is incredibly important to have an overarching reason that you believe you have won the round. This narrative should be present throughout every speech you give, and voters should represent those competing narratives.

Speed:

My speed preference is fairly low for two reasons. First, my experience with high speed debate is fairly limited. Second, in the online world you run into further complications with tech and sound cutting out, which makes quicker debate harder to follow. If you are going to spread, however, please put me and your opponent on the email chain: jospurgeon542@gmail.com

Critical Debate:

Ks:

As an overarching rule, traditional arguments are going to fare better with me. Vanilla critical arguments are the best idea if you can run them well. Bottom line: if the alt of your kritik is impractical and your opponent can make small piecemeal changes to the problem you link to, I will vote for your opponent.

T:

Same general rule with Theory. Unless your opponent does something egregious, theory arguments aren’t going to fare well.

Overall, best of luck, and have fun navigating the new realm of Zoom debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R9 Catonsville NF Centennial HS - Ellicott City ND Aff Aff 3-0
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R8 Harrison MB Catonsville NF Neg Neg 2-1
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R6 Gettysburg Area CJ Haymarket Independent SG Neg Neg 2-0
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R5 Gettysburg Area EK Dallastown OL Neg Neg 2-0
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R3 New Trier RK Haymarket Independent SG Aff
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R2 New Trier EY Dallastown OL Neg Neg 2-0
Tennent Spring Invitational HS 2021-05-07 LD R1 Gettysburg Area CJ Centennial HS - Ellicott City ND Neg Neg 2-0
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 J PF R5 AI Pelletier & Buchanan D Druker & Fisher Con Con 2-1
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 N Par R4 B Smith & Kohler N Towne & Rowe Opp
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 N LD R3 S Maria Mironova AA Preetam Roy Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R7 Edgemont Junior-Senior AA Brentwood HTa Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R4 McDowell SA Bronx Science NS Aff
Crusader Invitational HS 2019-11-23 PF N R3 Dylan Krause & Lewis Eibner Samuel Brooks & Quinn Stratman Aff
Crusader Invitational HS 2019-11-23 LD V R2 Abigail Bloom Finley Taylor Neg