Shabbir Bohri Paradigm

Last changed 6 October 2021 5:52 PM CDT

Coppell '21 | UT Dallas '25 | He/Him

Conflicts: Coppell (Former Debater: 2018-2021), Quarry Lane (Public Forum Coach: 2021-)

Contact Info: Facebook Messenger or Email (shabbirmbohri@gmail.com)

Debate Basics

  1. *** UPDATED 2021 ***- In an effort to minimize prep stealing, speech docs before constructive speeches are mandatory. If you are reading a paraphrased case, send the cards with it. Send speech docs (i.e. word documents or pdfs, even a link to a google doc is fine) and not your paraphrased case + cards in emails. If you refuse to send a speech doc - you get 26's.
  2. Debate should be an educational and safe space - No violence of any kind towards anyone in the round will be tolerated and the round will be stopped if deemed unsafe for an individual in it.
  3. I'll try my best to adapt to you - debate the way you want and enjoy the activity

Online Debate

  1. Cameras on at all times.
  2. Establish a method of evidence sharing before the round starts.
  3. If you get called out for stealing prep and you clearly are, speaks will be low. To avoid this - stay unmuted when a team is sending evidence over.

Public Forum Basics

  1. I'll vote off of the least mitigated link chain with an impact at the end of the round
  2. Extend the arguments themselves - the names of each author aren't required
  3. To make an argument into a voting issue, it should be extended in the latter half of the round, warranted throughout the round, and weighed against other arguments
  4. Have tangible impacts (extinction works) - statistics about the economy growing don't count, and reading "x increases trade and a 1% increase in trade saves 2 million lives" doesn't make the impact of your individual argument 2 million lives either

PF Rebuttal

  1. Frontlining is required in second rebuttal - if you drop offense it's conceded, and defense on an argument you collapsed on should be frontlined or it'll be an uphill battle
  2. Link turns need uniqueness responses to make them into a link turn and access the impact of the contention, otherwise it's just another contention with no impact
  3. Each response should have a warrant - you can read as many as you'd like, but no warrant means it doesn't matter
  4. Dumping DA's in second rebuttal is can be made into a voting issue, but I don't have a predisposition on this issue

PF Summary/Final Focus

  1. Any argument (defense or offense) that wants to be a voting issue needs to be in both speeches - sticky defense doesn't exist
  2. Extend and weigh any argument you go for
  3. Arguments not responded to in the previous speech are conceded - just call it that and extend it and move on
  4. Metaweighing is good but hard - try your best to do it when needed and you'll be rewarded

Theory

  1. Any shell in a Varsity division is fair game - that being said, the more frivolous the argument, the lower the threshold for responses. Below are my preferences on common shells ran in PF.
  2. Theory about non-evidentiary ethics - things such as misgendering, violence, content warnings, etc. are good to read with a higher chance I vote off of the first 2 if there is clear abuse.
  3. Theory about evidence-related practices - paraphrasing, disclosure, etc. are fair game - I believe disclosure is good and paraphrasing is bad, but will not hack for these arguments in any way.
  4. Theory that has nothing to do with content in the round - take a guess
  5. Do a few things in ANY theory debate to increase your chances of winning - a) clearly extend EVERY part of the shell: this means the actual interp, not the spirit of it, and clear standards, voters, and paradigm issues, b) engage with the CI and do weighing - explain why your CI about full-text disclosure betters the activity in some way related to a standard you read compared to your opponents interp about open sourcing, c) never make arguments about inaccessibility of or against the reading of theory - if there's one thing I just won't believe here, it's that theory isn't accessible to smaller schools or newer debaters

Other Progressive Arguments

  1. Any argument, as long as it is warranted and impacted out is fair game - limit jargon on uncommon arguments or kritik's
  2. Layer arguments for me - there isn't a set in stone way to evaluate multiple types of progressive arguments in a round and they are up for interpretation here

Evidence

  1. Every piece of evidence needs to be cut - you can choose to paraphrase but must still have cut evidence for it
  2. If you take more than 2 minutes to find a piece of evidence, speaks will be low.
  3. Make evidence issues part of the debate rather than out-of-round issues - each team should be given a chance to justify the abuse or explain why it warrants a loss
  4. I'll never call for evidence unless explicitly told to - if you want me to read evidence don't just call it bad and tell me to read it, take the time to explain why you believe it's bad if it's a critical part of the debate
  5. If a team can win by reading cut cards only, you're guaranteed a 29 minimum

Speaker Points

  1. To get a 29.5 guaranteed, you must email both constructive and rebuttal speeches on the email chain prior to the speech - this MUST include cards.
  2. +0.1 if you disclose on the NDCA PF Wiki, +0.1 if you read cut cards in case

Post-Round Info

  1. I will always disclose as long as the tournament allows it - if they don't, shoot me a message on messenger and I will
  2. Post-round, but I won't change my decision - this should be a means to learn what you could've improved on instead of trying to get me to change my ballot, which isn't possible

Novices (Any Event)

  1. Collapse. Most rounds are lost by going for too much and not explaining the most important arguments enough. Choose only a few (one is fine of course) arguments to have in your last speech and explain it/do impact calculus and compare it to your opponent’s argument.
  2. Clarity. Go at a pace you feel comfortable at, there isn’t always a need to match your opponent’s speed and make sure that speed doesn’t sacrifice the clarity of your arguments. This also relates to the order of your speeches: Be clear when responding to different arguments and label them as such (i.e. “Moving on to their argument about Military Spending”). This makes it much easier to follow along and catch everything.
  3. Comparison. A bit repetitive but important to understand: comparing (doing impact calculus) is the most important way to win a round. Usually both teams are winning some argument on their side, and the way to ensure your argument comes above theirs is to give reason as to why it does.
  4. Critical Thinking. This is good for speaker points and even winning the round. You won’t have responses to every argument and so using outside knowledge or analytical arguments that rely on logic are more likely to be stronger in rounds. Don’t be afraid to use what you know.
  5. Other than this - I’m open to any arguments being read as long as you explain them and follow some of the suggestions I’ve outlined. I understand that being new to the event can be difficult at first so I want to make sure you are getting as much out of the round as possible. If you have any questions about an argument, my decision, or the event in general, feel free to ask me after the round or shoot me an email. Good luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD Semi Seven Lakes ZS Southlake Carroll SP Pro Pro 3-0
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD Qrtrs Seven Lakes ZS Westlake PS Pro Pro 3-0
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD Octos Seven Lakes ZS Leland LV Pro Pro 3-0
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R5 Flower Mound KM Richardson LP Pro
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R4 Westwood BM Taipei American HC Pro
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R3 Southlake Carroll GJ Centennial CR Con
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R2 Leland DC Westlake LR Con
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R2 Jasper KL Westlake PS Con
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R1 Westlake KK Colleyville Heritage ZS Pro
Plano West Classic HS 2021-10-22 VPFD R1 Midlothian TY Centennial MR Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 PFJV Octos Bronx Science BC Regis AQ Pro Con 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 PFJV Sextos Bronx Science BC Unionville KN Pro Pro 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 PFJV R6 George Washington FB Montgomery Blair NT Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 PFJV R1 Delbarton TB Summit BK Con
Quarry Lane Open Scrimmage 2 HS 2021-10-14 NPF R1 Shlok Acharya & Verain Mahajan Emma Ping & Yujin Kim Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF Quarte Lambert SS College Prep BB Pro Con 2-1
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF Octafi Lambert SS Flintridge Prep YC Pro Pro 3-0
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR MS 2021-10-08 PF R3 Blake GK Mission San Jose ZK Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST ZL Glen Rock OS Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R2 Southlake Carroll PS Lambert SS Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R2 National Cathedral School (NCS) AB Edgemont Junior-Senior MM Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R1 Oakwood HW Brookfield East PO Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R1 Brookfield East CS Flintridge Prep KG Pro
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2021-09-24 O PF R6 Lynbrook CP Archbishop Mitty BK Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2021-09-24 O PF R5 Canyon Crest DS Flintridge Prep CY Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2021-09-24 O PF R4 Parker LK Potomac GN Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2021-09-18 O PF Octos Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart BB Potomac LP Aff Aff 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2021-09-18 O PF Doubs St Mary's Hall CT College Prep BB Neg Neg 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2021-09-18 O PF R6 Del Norte Independent BS Poolesville HL Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2021-09-18 O PF R4 Lynbrook PR DebateDrills MR Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament MS 2021-09-18 MS PF R3 BC Academy PW ModernBrain ZM Aff
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD Qrtrs L C Anderson BC Bergen County Academies NZ Con Con 3-0
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD Octo Plano West ZM Westlake LR Pro Pro 3-0
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD Dbls Scarsdale DK Acton-Boxborough FrEr Con
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD R5 L C Anderson DY Westborough SA Pro
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD R4 Bergen County Academies MS Jasper PK Pro
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD R3 Westwood AS James Bowie CB Pro
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD R2 Bergen County Academies NZ Kinkaid TZ Pro
Grapevine Classic HS 2021-09-10 VPFD R1 Pine View KP Strake Jesuit DK Pro
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Semifi Epsilon GN Yusaf & Yusaf Epsilon Kang & Zhu Aff Aff 3-2
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Quarte Epsilon GN Yusaf & Yusaf Epsilon Bloesch & Goldin Aff Aff 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Octafi Epsilon Bloesch & Goldin Theta BK Erramilli & Francis Aff Aff 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Double Epsilon GN Adhikesaven & Das Theta BK Balaji & Hossain Neg Neg 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF Double Epsilon Hong & mrkva Lambda BO Ramprasad & Chawla Aff Aff 3-0
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R5 Lambda GS Seo & Min Kappa MP Kang & Rem Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R5 Epsilon Reddy & Subramanian Theta VS Banerjee & Walia Aff
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R3 Kappa LM Branco & Chokshi Lambda VZ Rochkind & Spellacy-Urken Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R3 Lambda GS Kang & Patel Lambda BO Ramprasad & Chawla Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R2 Lambda EH Eltz & Geist Epsilon Hong & mrkva Neg
2021 Delta Debate Academy Session 1 Summer Camp Tournament HS 2021-07-10 PF R2 Theta KY Wu & Zhang Epsilon GN Liu & Wu Neg
Delta Debate Academy Elimination Rounds HS 2021-07-10 VPF Dubs Theta BK BH Epsilon GN BB Aff
Delta Debate Academy Elimination Rounds HS 2021-07-10 VPF Dubs Theta RG SP Epsilon HM Aff
Coppell Classic HS 2021-01-07 NLD R2 Isidore Newman SW Lovejoy HM Neg
The Debate Group PF Holiday Invitational HS 2021-01-01 PF Finals Murphy Independent AW Trix Debaters IR Aff Aff 12-1
The Debate Group PF Holiday Invitational HS 2021-01-01 PF R2 Murphy Independent AW Chlitty Lood ML Aff
Pinnacle Debate 2020-08-06 PF R3 Master de-Baters RS Karl and the Marxists KB Aff
Pinnacle Debate 2020-08-06 PF R2 Master de-Baters RS Karl and the Marxists MA Aff
Tournament of Corona HS 2020-07-24 PF R1 Calvin Klein Underwear MC Troy CL Aff
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF Quarte Tokugawa Shogunate SK PMA AM Neg Neg 2-1
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF Octos Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas AV Tokugawa Shogunate SG Aff Aff 3-0
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF Octos Tokugawa Shogunate AJ Hogwarts School of Welfare and Wizardry GC Aff Neg 2-1
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R6 Basinder NK SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land HM Neg
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R3 Hogwarts School of Welfare and Wizardry GC Basinder PV Aff
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R2 GoDliKe DeBatERs CS White House CC Neg
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R2 Individual Entry CW SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land LL Aff
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 Institute of Incompetence CP SAINT PABLO ACADEMY VR Neg
The Online Summer Open HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 PMA KZ Tokugawa Shogunate RP Neg
The Tab N Dab Invitational HS 2020-06-06 PF Octas Park City Indep Perret Sons of Nevin Gera Nathan Gong Neg Neg 3-0
The Tab N Dab Invitational HS 2020-06-06 PF R4 Valley Oak Balaji & Puliady JCM Hegde & Pantula Aff
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF Runoff BASIS Strakingston AD JCM AN Aff Aff 3-0
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF R7 CoronaTime PS Fifteen Minutes CK Aff
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF R6 GG EZ EF Frogs BE Aff
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF R5 X AE A-12 KK Frogs JS Neg
Freshman Deathmatch Round Robin HS 2020-05-29 PF R4 Boston Latin CJ Munchkin PD Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF Quarte Smurfing PTOC LS Yandhi ID Neg Neg 5-0
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF Octos Struchesne BH LayDebate NY Neg Neg 2-1
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R6 LayDebate NY TheBirdsWorkForTheBourgeoisie AD Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R5 Memorial Novices CY Covid Institute VN Aff
Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE HS 2020-04-24 PF R1 Yandhi DK Struchesne BH Neg
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NLD Finals Grapevine BT Hebron EK Neg Neg 2-1
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NPF Finals Colleyville Heritage JS Carroll Senior SB Aff Aff 2-1
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NLD R4 Princeton EC Carroll Senior CB Aff
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NLD R3 Hebron EK John H Guyer CH Aff
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NLD R1 Coppell 9th VN Hebron AP Aff
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NLD R1 Coppell 9th CD John H Guyer PR Aff
Berkner HS TFA HS 2019-12-13 NPF R2 Royse City CR Carroll Senior SB Pro
Berkner HS TFA HS 2019-12-13 NPF R2 Lovejoy VS CMS Southlake Junior SB Con
Berkner HS TFA HS 2019-12-13 NPF R1 CMS Southlake Junior BB Carroll Senior JK Con
Lovejoy Leopard Leap HS 2019-10-12 NPF R3 Flower Mound PB John H Guyer RH Con
Lovejoy Leopard Leap HS 2019-10-12 NPF R3 Colleyville Heritage WM Richardson LS Con