Jigar Dhimar Paradigm

Last changed 9/2 8:33P CDT

Northside College Prep ’14

Connecticut College ’18

Yes add me to the email chain: jigar8415@gmail.com

Background: I debated for four years at Northside Prep but haven’t been too involved in the activity since I graduated. I judged at a few tournaments while I was in college but this will be the first year that I’ll be judging more consistently/at more tournaments for what that's worth.

Topicality: I enjoy judging topicality debates when they are in-depth and nuanced. I tend to default to competing interpretations but can be persuaded otherwise. If the interpretation is something "silly," then the aff should be able to beat it without help via me giving the neg’s interpretation less weight. I don’t have very much knowledge going into this topic so be careful of this if you decide to go for T.

Theory: I generally default to reject the argument not the team for most theory arguments unless you work to convince me otherwise. Condo is usually good but is an argument where I can definitely be convinced to reject the team. Make sure you're clear, I flow on paper. A few well thought out and articulated arguments will go much farther than a bunch of blippy arguments that are not well explained.

Kritiks: Some things that are important to win a kritik in front of me include having a clear and concise explanation of what the alternative is, mitigating the risk of the aff, and contextualizing link arguments to the aff. I will consider myself a policymaker until you tell me otherwise. I find that most role of the ballot arguments are self-serving and arbitrary and really are just a way of saying that a certain impact should come first. I don't pretend to read philosophy in my spare time so you absolutely must be able to distill those long boring kritik cards that you read at hyper speed to an explanation I can understand. If I don't understand what you're saying, I won't vote on it.

Disads: I like them a lot. Comparative impact calc and turns case arguments are always appreciated. Make sure you have a clear link to the affirmative. It is possible to win no risk of a disad but you have to work hard for it. Not really persuaded by politics theory arguments.

Counterplans: I like them a lot too. I like smart, specific counterplans. In most cases you’ll need a specific solvency advocate for your counterplan or it’ll be an uphill battle trying to get me to vote for it. Counterplans that result in the plan are probably not legitimate.

Random notes:

- Tech over truth (in almost all cases)

- Tag team cross-x is fine as long as it’s not excessive.

- Don't let your kritik overviews / theory blocks become a blur.

- Asking a team what cards were or were not read in a speech doc is either cross-x time or prep time.

- I won’t kick the K or the counterplan unless the 2NR explicitly tells me.

- Be respectful to your partner and opponents. If you aren't, your speaker points will reflect it.

- Insert this re-highlighting: I won't evaluate it unless you actually read the parts that you are inserting into the debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R6 Von Steuben BG Maine East PP Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R5 Walter Payton AL Wylie E. Groves RG Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VRQ Whitney Young HO Solorio MU Neg Aff on a 2-1
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR4 Jones AM Walter Payton G Neg
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR3 Jones CL Maine East GB Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R6 Niles West BB Glenbrook South RS Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R5 New Trier LR Glenbrook North DL Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R4 Lane Tech CD New Trier SV Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R3 Niles North KN Glenbrook South FH Aff
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VRS Univ Of Chicago Lab SW Jones DC Aff Aff on a 3-0
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR5 Univ Of Chicago Lab CK Solorio GG Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR4 Jones DN Walter Payton CP HP Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR3 TAFT LS Kennedy SP Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR2 Lindblom Math and Science DS Lane Tech GP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R7 Heritage Hall LP Harker WV Neg Neg on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R6 New Trier HM Walter Payton CP MW Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R5 West Des Moines Valley KD Washington SG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R4 Greenhill GR Dowling Catholic PS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R3 Niles West PS Niles North PV Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R2 Niles West BB West Des Moines Valley KK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R1 Barstow PK Pine Crest Prep KR Aff Aff on a 2-0
RCC Tournament 2 11/9/2018 VCX VRS LanTec CG WhiYou TM Aff Aff on a 3-0
RCC Tournament 2 11/9/2018 VCX VR5 WhiYou NI OakPar KS Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/9/2018 VCX VR4 JonCP KO LanTec DN Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/9/2018 VCX VR3 Solori MU LanTec GW Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R6 Niles West WK Univ Of Chicago Lab NR Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Niles North KB Edina BS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R4 Glenbrook South MJ Thomas Kelly NC Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R2 Glenbrook South YB Jones CP DC Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Walter Payton CP HP Maine East SM Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Dbls New Trier JW Glenbrook North BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 6 New Trier HM Glenbrook North KS Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 5 Glenbrook North JeRa Solorio GG Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 1 Solorio VM RTC Medical Prep CA Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 NCX NRQ Jones CR Whitney Young CC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR6 Lane Tech MM Jones GR Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR5 Lindblom Math and Science GG Whitney Young WM Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR4 Phoenix Military HJ St. Ignatius CG Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR3 Kennedy HB Dr Bessie Rhodes Magnet BC Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/15/2016 VCX VR6 Lincoln Park GK Maine East H.S. BL Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/15/2016 VCX VR5 Niles West BS Lane Tech GS Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/15/2016 VCX VR4 Von Steuben CE Niles West CB Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/15/2016 VCX VR3 Maine East H.S. PK Walter Payton CP WY Neg