Kayla Chang

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 17 April 2021 4:26 AM PDT

**tl;dr read the bold. I like starting on time/early if possible.

For background, I debated PF 4 years at Newton South and it's my 4th year coaching at Nueva. I feel like it's best if you probably treat me like a flay leaning tech judge? If you have issues with any parts of my paradigm I'm happy to discuss and/or potentially change some preferences for the round. The later in the day it gets, the more tired I get, so if I'm grumpy it's not you, it's me.

---Most normal tech things apply: here are more unique thoughts

Tech~Truth: I will buy anything that at least kinda makes sense as your arguments get more extreme/factually incorrect. I will need more work from you to win it and less work from opponents to lose it.

You need cards, but more importantly warrants; I will buy a strong analytic over a unwarranted card. Extend internal links (logical warranting) in addition to overall links/impacts otherwise I won't want to vote on it (99% of the time this is the reason I squirrel in out rounds). This isn’t Pokémon, I don’t want to hear why your card beats their card.

Please do not signpost by cards (ideally, number voters and use contention tags)

---Other stuff

- Speaking: Speed is fine short of spreading. Speaks are based on speaking and content, I will bump if you pull off a cool strategy in round well. Don't be a bully, don't let yourself be bullied. I might not be looking/flowing during cross but I'm listening, make jokes and stuff, have fun :)

- Theory/Progressive args: Run at your own risk, I'm not an expert but know the basics. I tend to think theory disadvantages new debaters so I'll probably only vote on it if: y'all all are down for it pre-round (and my level of judging lol) and/or there's actual discrimination happening and/or it's drop the arg not the debater

- Weighing: "Strength of link," "urgency," and "clarity of impact" mean nothing unless you warrant and implicate them. I think you should consider thinking of weighing less with buzzwords and more by literally thinking about why one is more important than explaining it (truth is convincing).

- Evidence: Don't lie. Even if it’s an accidental miscut, drop it. Find cards within a couple minutes or I'll ask you to drop them. I'll call cards if you tell me to, but won't do it on my own unless a card is both important and sketchy - if it is bad, I won't consider it regardless of whether your opponents called it or not.

- Be sensitive and respectful: Co-opting issues for a strat is not ok - care about the issue, have a productive debate. Consider if you need a content/trigger warning + spare contention. These issues are real and affect the people around you, possibly including me and those in your round and I will not hesitate to vote you down and drop speaks if something is up. That being said, let me determine that: please don't make "they don't care enough" args.

Last thoughts: I generally don’t presume and instead just lower my link/round standards til someone meets them. Let your parents watch your rounds! They've earned it. And remember to eat!

Email: kaylaxchang@berkeley.edu. Please feel free to reach out for any concern, round/not round related.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R7 Srujam Dave Westlake LR Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R6 Lambert KS AW Dreyfoos Arts AL Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R4 Blake SS Golden State FH Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R4 Dublin AZ Joaquin Miller AK Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R3 College Prep HG Golden State KJ Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R3 Joaquin Miller LZ Dougherty Valley PH Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship MS 2021-03-13 JPF R2 Damien GO Joaquin Miller BY Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF R1 College Prep HB Dougherty Valley MS Con
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-T Double Quarry Lane PS BergenTech GK Con Con 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-T Triple Harker LK Plano West BS Con Con 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-O R6 Riverdale Country MC Joaquin Miller AK Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-O R5 St Francis MP Potomac WK Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 PF TR Tut Bethesda Chevy Chase SS Hawken LB Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 PF R6 Marist VL North Allegheny JP Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 PF R5 Delbarton MS American Heritage Plantation RA Pro
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NPF 1 ForBen SP QuaLan SZ Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NPF 1 YGBA HZ QuaLan BY Aff
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R6 Berkeley GJ Irvington DR Neg
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R5 Papaya Valley SF Menlo-Atherton GG Aff
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R4 Aisha Diop Polytechnic OD Aff
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R3 Los Altos VM Papaya Valley SS Neg
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R2 Prospect EK Cleveland TR Aff
Nueva Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R1 Sequoia KK Catlin Gabel RT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R7 Cranbrook HW Tompkins VD Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R5 Gulliver Prep GP Westwood FG Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R4 Cambrian II BASIS Phoenix YJ Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R2 East Ridge DM Riverdale Country GC Pro
John Lewis SVUDL Invitational formerly SCU Dempsey Cronin HS 2020-11-20 PFO R2 Cupertino TS Champion KS CON
John Lewis SVUDL Invitational formerly SCU Dempsey Cronin HS 2020-11-20 PFO R2 CK McClatchy WH Lynbrook GA PRO
John Lewis SVUDL Invitational formerly SCU Dempsey Cronin HS 2020-11-20 PFO R1 Nova 42 HF BCAcademy ZH CON
John Lewis SVUDL Invitational formerly SCU Dempsey Cronin MS 2020-11-20 PFO R1 Joaquin Miller JJ Cupertino CT PRO
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R6 Chaska OV Sidwell PW Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R5 Bellaire SR College Prep BB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R4 Dougherty Valley NN Westlake LB Con
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF Triple Dougherty Valley RP Lynbrook RG Aff Aff 2-1
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R6 Lynbrook DR Poly Prep Country Day SH Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R6 Exeter Independent CU Lambert MY Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R5 BASIS Scottsdale WW Westborough JV Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R5 New Jersey Independent KS Lauren Kim Aff
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R4 Blake ST Evergreen Independent PR Aff
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R4 Palo Alto Independent SB Mission San Jose DK Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R3 Valencia PN Leland FS Aff
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R3 Poly Prep Country Day WT Harker XW Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R2 Winston Churchill MZ Flintridge Prep NC Neg
Nano Nagle Classic Formerly Voices HS 2020-10-05 PF R2 College Prep KB Harker SY Aff
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF Triple Half Hollow Hills HS East KP Winston Churchill HZ Pro Pro 2-1
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R6 Bentonville West ME American Heritage Plantation FD Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R4 VDA - Vancouver CZ Summit SS Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R3 Lakeland WB Lakeville North DS Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R1 Milton HS SY Westborough MN Con
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R5 Stratagem Learning RX Stratford Osgood PA Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R4 Dougherty Valley Bridge SR SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land PZ Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R3 Young Genius, Bay Area SM Stratford Osgood JA Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2020-09-25 N LD R2 Golden State HX Young Genius, Bay Area KG Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R1 SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land FC Dougherty Valley Bridge LS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R4 Henry Clay CR Dalton DK Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 2020-09-12 PF RS R4 Kugnus ACTS HS Bergen County ZQ Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R3 Ridgewood CK CR North PS Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R3 BASIS Scottsdale RS Lakeland BW Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R2 Blake EX Milton Acad CC Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R2 American Heritage Plantation SR Bronx Science MR Con
California Round Round Robin HS 2020-02-13 LD RR R5 Loyola JC Archbishop Mitty JP Neg Neg 2-0
California Round Round Robin HS 2020-02-13 LD RR R5 Quarry Lane MS Harvard-Westlake SM Neg
CFL SuperDebate 2 Milpitas HS 2020-01-25 OPF R4 AA Bordia & Macherla AG Sharma & Rengappa Neg
CFL SuperDebate 2 Milpitas HS 2020-01-25 OPF R4 BM Pabbathi & Panjwani AC Mow & Blalack Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF Quar Saratoga SP Nova 42 KM Aff Aff 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF Octo Mission San Jose ZZ Monte Vista CW Aff Aff 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF Octo Mission San Jose MC Valley International Prep BL Neg Neg 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF Doub Mission San Jose DD Buhach Colony HM Aff Aff 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF Doub Evergreen Valley PS Lynbrook LC Aff Aff 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF R5 College Prep HO Cupertino CT Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 PF R5 Golden State SW Monta Vista ZG Neg
Panther Fun JVNovice Invitational HS 2019-11-08 JVPF R5 Leon Huang JoaMil Shah & Miriyala Con
Panther Fun JVNovice Invitational MS 2019-11-08 NLD R4 Athens Dhruv Raghavan Infini Rohin Garg Neg
Panther Fun JVNovice Invitational HS 2019-11-08 NCX R2 BelCol Moran & Byrne DouVal Mei & Aggarwal Aff
Panther Fun JVNovice Invitational HS 2019-11-08 JVLD R1 GolSta Sanah Bhardwaj BASInd Anish Awasthi Aff
Presentation Voices Invitational HS 2019-10-11 VPF Octa Gunn BK Seven Lakes CZ Pro Pro 3-0
Presentation Voices Invitational HS 2019-10-11 VPF Octa Mission San Jose DD Flintridge Prep CS Pro Pro 2-1
Presentation Voices Invitational HS 2019-10-11 VPF Dubs Poly Prep Country Day ML Saratoga SP Con Pro 2-1
Presentation Voices Invitational HS 2019-10-11 VPF TRIPS Dougherty Valley SK Lynbrook FM Pro Pro 3-0
Presentation Voices Invitational HS 2019-10-11 VPF R4 Gunn BK Mission San Jose DD Pro
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R5 Los Altos CH Golden State JP Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R4 Harker NS Florence Zhu Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R4 Lynbrook GX BASIS Independent Silicon Valley BC Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R3 Dougherty Valley SN Lynbrook AM Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R3 Mission San Jose ZZ Miramonte Independent MB Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R2 Lynbrook XM Mission San Jose SM Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R2 Mountain View ZR Astor Redhead RT Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R1 Saratoga PV Lynbrook GR Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2019-09-28 O PF R1 Castro Valley RL Mission San Jose MY Neg
Calif. Coast District Tournament HS 2019-03-15 PF R1 290 166 Neg Aff 2-1
Calif. Coast District Tournament HS 2019-03-15 PF R1 Ram Gorthi 160 Aff Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Quarte Campbell Hall LD Fairmont Prep SS Con Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Octos Mission San Jose PH Fairmont Prep SS Con Con 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Double Campbell Hall LD Mountain View RZ Con Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple Flintridge Prep CS Gunn Sr KB Con Con 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple Fairmont Prep CJ Presentation GK Pro Con 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R6 Monta Vista ZS Taipei American SE Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R6 Westridge MB Evergreen Valley VQ Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Miramonte BK Cypress Woods MB Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Gunn Sr BZ Dougherty Valley BP Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R3 Mountain House LR George Washington PS Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R3 CK McClatchy AA Harker PlCh Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2018-10-12 PF Octos Altamont CL Walt Whitman HS Con Con 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2018-10-12 PF Sextos Richard Montgomery HZ Ardrey Kell HB Con Con 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2018-10-12 PF R2 Quarry Lane VS Charlotte Catholic DM Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2018-10-12 PF R1 Leadership and Public Service CS Al-Noor SA Pro
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF Octo Dougherty Valley KS Quarry Lane AA Aff Aff 2-1
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF Doub Saratoga SP Lynbrook TJ Aff Aff 3-0
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF Doub Presentation NN Mission San Jose DD Neg Neg 3-0
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF R4 Saratoga SV Harker AS Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF R4 Saratoga WC Harker GL Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF R2 Dougherty Valley RN Lynbrook XM Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational at Milpitas HS 2018-09-29 O PF R2 Dougherty Valley LN Leland VS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Quarte Acton Boxborough GL Blake GJ Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF Finals Marist VN Potomac SW Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Edgemont KS Hawken LG Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Edgemont NB Acton Boxborough GL Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple Fairmont Prep SG Marist SV Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 Capitol BC Fairmont Prep PB Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF R5 Marist VN Mountain Brook GM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Fairmont Prep PA RTHS Independent HK Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Ames AM Edina MW Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 Boca Raton PP Ravenwood WN Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Poly Prep Country Day FK Acton Boxborough CH Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Octofi Horace Mann MT Saratoga AR Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Runoff Plano West Senior LW La Salle CN Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R7 Dublin Jerome YZ Princeton SB Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R6 Campbell Hall SS Cambridge JK Pro
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2018-02-24 OPAR R5 Bishop O'Dowd TO Washington MP Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2018-02-24 OPAR R4 Irvington KM El Cerrito BD Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Double Archbishop Mitty VK Dalton FF Pro Pro 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Double Hamilton High Independent LS Mira Loma RH Pro Pro 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Triple Dougherty Valley BK Archbishop Mitty VK Con Con 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Triple Carroll HS - Southlake MK Saratoga RK Pro Con 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R6 Valor Christian LK Fairmont Prep RK Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R6 San Marino NB Analy PM Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R5 San Marino YY Dougherty Valley LN Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R5 Harker CX Hamilton High Independent LS Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R4 Mira Loma JG Oakwood School - North Hollywood LP Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R4 Mountain Vista WS Milpitas BT Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R3 Riverside STEM MG La Canada SC Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R3 Rocky Mountain FS Carroll HS - Southlake MK Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R2 Mission San Jose NR Fairmont Prep AP Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R2 Fairmont Prep OC Riverside STEM KG Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R1 University MW Dougherty Valley KS Pro
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF R1 American AT Harker RC Pro
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF Quarte Strath Haven LS Oakwood School - North Hollywood HR Pro Pro 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF Octos Ridge GZ Poly Prep Country Day FK Con Con 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF Double Horace Mann PO Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Con Con 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF Runoff Horace Mann RM Poly Prep Country Day FK Con Con 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R6 Success Academy Manhattan GC Acton-Boxborough HV Con
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R6 Milton NJ Niskayuna DW Con
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R4 Strath Haven LS Delbarton WF Pro
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R4 Wayland WW Niskayuna ZD Pro
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R2 Delbarton TL Hackley RZ Pro
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VPF R2 Unionville RS Bromfield KS Con
Newton South HS 2018-01-06 PFD R4 Lincoln-Sudbury CO Shrewsbury MU Con
Newton South HS 2018-01-06 PFD R3 Acton-Boxborough RaMa Shrewsbury GK Pro
The Harker School Nichols Invitational HS 2017-09-30 PF R5 Dougherty Valley BK Mission San Jose ZN Pro
The Harker School Nichols Invitational HS 2017-09-30 PF R5 Mission San Jose MP Hamilton LS Pro
The Harker School Nichols Invitational HS 2017-09-30 PF R4 College Prep BB Los Altos LZ Pro
The Harker School Nichols Invitational HS 2017-09-30 PF R1 Dougherty Valley KJ Leland WH Con