John Powner

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 12 December 2020 6:20 AM CDT

I debated for three years in high school, including at state and districts. I am fine with almost any argument (stock issues, advantage/disadvantage, counterplans, Ks), but you must explain why I should vote on a specific issue. If I do not have a specific reason to vote, then I will be forced to default to policymaker, where I vote for whichever policy (plan, CP, Squo, K) has the best DAs/advantages. I judged a fair amount (4 or 5 tournaments) during the arms sales topic, but do not have much experience with the 2020-2021 topic, so do not expect me to know the relevant case info by default.

Other stuff:

Errs: If the counterplan and the plan solve the case identically and neither have a net benefit, I will prefer the plan over the counterplan unless given some reason to do otherwise.

Err: If the plan and the status quo solve equally (i.e., the aff loses completely on solvency/harms/advantages), I will vote for the status quo.

I am fine with generic links, unless the aff can explain why the link is flawed.

I will generally not buy 'rule of the game' arguments.

I will generally weigh topicality and theory arguments over case, but if the neg runs T in the 2NR, it is highly recommended that they go all in.

I don't care one way or the other on condo.

Ks are fine, but I am more experienced with the generic Ks like cap compared to case-specific Ks.

Spreading is fine.

I will not consider new in the 2 to be problematic by default, but I will consider it to be a voting issue if the aff makes it an important issue.

If you have any specific questions, just ask before the round.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2021-12-10 CX R4 Derby Naomi Island & Chloe Johnson Bishop Carroll Dominic Roeser & Charlee Hale Aff Aff 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2021-12-10 CX R2 Bishop Carroll Jacinta Allen & Sydnie VanArsdale 0 Neg Aff 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 CX R4 BisCar VanArsdale & Roeser Derby Sallman & Johnson Neg Neg 3-0
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High HS 2019-12-06 VP RD 3 Wichita East FW Washburn Rural CR Neg
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-15 NOV SF Derby Vazquez & Erxleben Wichita East Fowler & Mansoor Aff Neg 2-1
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-15 NOV QF Wichita East Dallas & Siddique Derby Chisham & Mullen Neg
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-15 NOV R5 Derby Lai & Shay Wichita East Le-Huynh & Pittman Neg
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2019-11-15 NOV R4 Wichita East Dallas & Siddique Derby Island & Sanders Aff
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-09 NOV R5 Andover Central Patterson & Sohail Kapaun Mount Carmel West & Cook Neg
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-09 NOV R4 Kapaun Mount Carmel Reyes & Brokaw Campus Tskadze & Johnson Neg
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-09 NOV R3 Derby Zimmerman & Eppler Augusta Fuson & Jeter Aff
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-09 NOV R2 Hutchinson Harding & McMannis Garden City Gough & Lara Aff
Panther Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-09 NOV R1 Hutchinson Miller & Wenger Andover Central Glaghassi & Hopkins Neg