RJ Pellicciotta Paradigm

Last changed 11/14 1:18P EDT

I am the Director of Forensics and head LD coach at Cary Academy. I would describe myself as a neo-traditionalist. I follow a traditional approach to LD with some notable exceptions. I am a typical traditionalist in that I prefer a debate centered on a common sense, reasonable, good faith interpretation of the resolution; and I believe speakers should emphasize effective communication and practice the habits of fine public speaking during the debate. I differ from many traditionalists in that I am not a fan of the value premise and criterion, and that I do not believe that LD arguments have to be based on broad philosophical concepts, but rather should be as specific to the particular resolution as possible. If you want to win my ballot you should focus on developing a clear position and showing how it is superior to the position put forth by your opponent. You should not attempt to make more arguments than your opponent can respond to so that you can extend them in rebuttal. In my opinion most rounds are not resolved by appeals to authority. The original analysis and synthesis of the debater is vastly more important to me than cards. For further insight on my views please consult these following articles I have written for the Rostrum:http://debate.uvm.edu/NFL/rostrumlib/ld%20Pellicciotta0202.pdf,

https://debate.uvm.edu/NFL/rostrumlib/Luong%20RJ%20PresumptionNov'00.pdf

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R10 N198 N296 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R10 N265 N102 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Preview at BASIS Independent McLean 5/18/2019 LD R4 Woodgrove AC Wilson ES Neg
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD 7 131 151 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Carolina West District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R5 512 524 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 BQ R5 100 341 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R5 123 181 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Carolina West District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R4 413 425 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Carolina West District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R4 506 502 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 BQ R4 328 339 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 BQ R3 339 100 Neg
Carolina West District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R3 522 501 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R3 153 111 Neg
Carolina West District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R2 402 418 Aff
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 LD R1 113 279 Aff
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 BQ R1 342 239 Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Semis Bronx HS Of Science WF La Salle TW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Quarte La Salle TW Ridge TN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R5 Collegiate PJ Unionville KL Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R4 La Salle TD Unionville MA Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R3 Woodrow Wilson ES Unionville LI Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R2 Achievement First Brooklyn AM Pennsbury DT Neg
Tarheel Forensic League State Championship 4/14/2018 JVLD R5 350 301 Aff
Tarheel Forensic League State Championship 4/14/2018 VLD R4 403 400 Aff
Tarheel Forensic League State Championship 4/14/2018 JVLD R3 356 327 Aff
Tarheel Forensic League State Championship 4/14/2018 VLD R1 414 402 Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD Quarte Dallastown NK Hunter NK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD Octos Harriton BF Hunter NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R5 Hunter NK La Salle TW Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R5 Southern Lehigh SO Unionville PT Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R4 Wilmington Charter CB Bronx HS Of Science AW Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R4 La Salle MC Hill JM Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R2 Ridge DT Unionville LI Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 LD R2 Centreville BKi Unionville RS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD R5 Cypress Bay IM Barrington KP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD R4 Stuyvesant IL Hunter AD Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD Split Harrison CS University NCh Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD R1 Charlotte Catholic JK Harrison LC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R5 HN Yanover & Ibrahim IC Mallem & Taylor Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R5 EX Choudhary & Forrest BT Wiese & Intrater Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R3 CH Smith & Xu ER Katz & Gruber Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R3 EX Cook & Gibson FF Zeyher & Subramanian Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R1 CX Zeng & Diaz HE Lu & Tajmajer Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PAR R1 HD Chen & Milch FD Kekedjian & Memon Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD Double Princeton MN Dallastown Area ND Aff Aff on a 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD Run-of Lexington AA Flower Mound MF Aff Neg on a 2-1
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD LD 5 La Salle College FB Princeton MN Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R4 Cosby SJ DuPont Manual VL Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Bronx HS Of Science NS Marriotts Ridge YL Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Harriton KK Thomas Jefferson HSST JG Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF Final Nueva MS Walt Whitman AA Neg Aff on a 3-2
Forensics Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/11/2015 JVLD Semis Thomas Jefferson HSST RM Asheville IG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Forensics Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/11/2015 JVLD Qrts Thomas Jefferson HSST AK Asheville EH Aff Aff on a 2-1