Raymond Zhang Paradigm

Last changed 12/22 12:41P CDT

Conflicts

Background:

LD: Roseville, MN (3 years)

Policy: University of Minnesota Policy (3 years)

Head LD Coach at Minnetonka High School

zhan1087 at umn.edu

11/2/2019

Updates for Blake

My opinions of debate have not changed please refer to the information below. I have not voted off of a trick in awhile but do consider them in my decision. Also i will evaluate every speech of the debate.

Circuit debaters should adapt accordingly. I will intervene on behave of the traditional debater.

I find myself voting more and more for non topical teams against T, while I try to decrease intervention I find myself just more persuaded by Non-T arguments than framework arguments and letting the evidence stretch a bit than usual.

TLDR:

You can read whatever argument you want in front of me. Debate is a game. Strategy matters. Evidence quality matters. Speaks are given based on your strategy in round.

Circuit debaters should adapt accordingly. I will intervene on behave of the traditional debater.

Overview:

Debate is a game (unless contested). Evidence quality matters (especially statistical accuracy).

Speaks will be given out based on how strategic I think you are in round. So if you beat your opponent on the flow but your opponent pursued the better strategy you can expect a low point win.

I am obligated to flow your arguments and evaluate them. I will yell clear if necessary and will continue do so remainder of the round. However, if I cant flow you I cant flow you, so be clear. I will also tell you to slow down if it is extremely necessary.

I will read evidence after round if I feel is necessary. (Or if it is contested in round enough) I will either be apart of email chains or not depending on my mood. (LD: I may ask to examine initial shells, or cases).

CX is binding, I haven't decided if I am going to flow this or not but I will most likely pay attention.

All arguments are valid. Creative arguments should be tested in debate if the debater desires and not be punished. I am an okay judge for silly arguments that trick people.

It is better to ask before round what I think about a specific argument. But also realize that what I think of arguments doesn't mean I'll evaluate them that way.

Policy:

You probably should explain how you resolve your impacts, I have too many debaters skip this step and just explain why their impacts matter without solvency.

LD:

Everything is fine. I am not as flow centric as other judges in the pool. Probably more big picture now so adapt accordingly. New theory and norms, I will have no idea how to deal with so explain why those things matter.

Examples of low point wins:

Going for theory when you are clearly winning on the substance.

Reading bad arguments that you know are bad.

Focusing on the part of the debate where both debaters have lots of links instead of going for dropped arguments.

Reading arguments that you cant give a 3 min crystallization on. If you cant go for the argument at the end of the round then why did you read it?

Things I don't think are bad but might give you low speaks for b/c you are bad at debate:

Skep

Triggers that are implemented later in round

Some weird K that doesn't really say much. But if you're good at debate and run some weird K and explain it well i'll give you all the speaks. (Meaning 30)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Semis Evanston Twp QH West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Quarte Appleton East SM Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Double Seriös AB Scarsdale VG Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R6 Lexington AK Eagan AC Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R6 Lincoln Southeast AT Lincoln East LZ Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R5 Evanston Twp SB Lincoln East PS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R4 Vestavia Hills JH Lexington JC Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R4 Rosemount AO Apple Valley MA Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R3 Lakeville JT Strath Haven WL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R3 Rosemount LC Apple Valley KW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R2 Eagan JS Scarsdale DZ Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R2 Scarsdale VG St Michael Albertville RD Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 JVLD SEMIFI Mahtomedi RN Apple Valley JS Aff Aff on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 NLD QUARTE Maple Grove AL Robbinsdale Armstrong VV Neg Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 JVLD DOUBLE Denfeld VS Chanhassen AN Neg Neg on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 JVLD DOUBLE Maple Grove JA Eagan KB Neg Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 JVLD R4 Blaine PD Lakeville North KN Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 JVLD R4 Rosemount LC St. Louis Park SR Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/6/2019 NLD R2 Denfeld EG Eden Prairie TP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Immaculate Heart ZB Harker AM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Immaculate Heart RR New Trier CS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 McDowell SA Barrington RS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R5 Harrison AZ Oak Hall KZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 Scarsdale BM Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 Harker AT Scarsdale WC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Park City ES Poly Prep Country Day DB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Evanston Twp CC Immaculate Heart JL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Immaculate Heart LB Barrington ANy Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Harker AV Harrison GC Neg
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R5 Eagan AI Lakeville North KN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R4 Lakeville North KN Rosemount AO Aff Aff on a 3-0
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R4 Eagan AK Robbinsdale Arm LH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R3 Eagan JS Wayzata HS Aff
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R2 Robbinsdale Arm KH Lakeville South KK Neg
Southern Minnesota District Tournament 11/13/2019 LD R1 Rosemount CP Robbinsdale Arm VV Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD Octa Loyola JC Oak Hall KZ Aff Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD Trip Edina MR Trinity Valley KK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 RR Finals Harrison AZ Needham ZL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R6 Eagan AK Montgomery CD Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R5 St Michael Albertville RD Lincoln East TM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 RR R5 Evanston Twp QH Harrison AZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R4 Needham ZL West Des Moines Valley LG Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 RR R4 Westlake EE Evanston Twp QH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R3 Fusion KS Dougherty Valley KKa Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 RR R3 West Des Moines Valley AJ Needham ZL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 RR R2 Lakeville NB Quarry Lane ZD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R2 St. Croix Prep JP Greenhill AZ Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley SK Walt Whitman HW Aff
MDI November Invitational 11/2/2019 NLD R3 Mahtomedi AJ Hopkins EH Aff
MDI November Invitational 11/2/2019 JVLD R2 Spring Lake Park PI St. Croix Prep AD Neg
MDI November Invitational 11/2/2019 JVLD R2 Blaine WR Rosemount AO Neg
MDI November Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R1 Maple Grove EM St Michael Albertville RD Aff
MDI November Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R1 Maple Grove NV Wayzata ZS Aff
Lakeville Lucky Duck 10/5/2019 JVLD R7 Apple Valley DG Eagan JS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lakeville Lucky Duck 10/5/2019 VLD R5 Lakeville NB Eagan AC Aff
Lakeville Lucky Duck 10/5/2019 VLD R3 Apple Valley NB Wayzata MI Aff
Lakeville Lucky Duck 10/5/2019 VLD R2 Apple Valley MA Eagan ST Aff
Lakeville Lucky Duck 10/5/2019 VLD R1 Eagan BT St Michael Albertville RD Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/28/2019 VLD R5 St Michael Albertville RD Chanhassen GL Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/28/2019 VLD R4 St. Louis Park LH Hopkins ET Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/28/2019 VLD R3 STA/Vis IB Robbinsdale Armstrong LH Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/28/2019 VLD R2 Rosemount TA Lakeville NB Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/28/2019 VLD R1 Maple Grove AS Robbinsdale Armstrong KH Neg
MDTA Jamboree 9/21/2019 JVLD R4 Blaine RK East Ridge FW Neg
MDTA Jamboree 9/21/2019 JVLD R3 St Michael Albertville AB Spring Lake Park PI Neg
MDTA Jamboree 9/21/2019 NLD R3 Robbinsdale Cooper KK Robbinsdale Armstrong JL Aff
MDTA Jamboree 9/21/2019 VLD R2 Apple Valley JS Maple Grove AB Neg
MDTA Jamboree 9/21/2019 VLD R1 Eden Prairie AK Maple Grove EM Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R8 L223 L151 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R8 L337 L342 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R6 L311 L313 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R6 L152 L105 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R5 L112 L289 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R5 L155 L325 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R4 L205 L202 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R4 L288 L177 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R3 L224 L284 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R3 L199 L196 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R2 L139 L197 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R2 L200 L262 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R1 L179 L249 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R1 L298 L245 Neg Neg on a 2-0
MSHSL Section 4 Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R3 St. Croix Prep JP STA/Vis TL Aff
MSHSL Section 4 Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 CX R3 St. Paul Central WS Blake RY Neg
MSHSL Section 4 Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R2 East Ridge ES STA/Vis PM Aff
MSHSL Section 4 Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R1 Maple Grove NV SPA SR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Octas West Des Moines Valley LB Greenhill AZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Double West Des Moines Valley CT Greenhill AZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Triple Pennsbury CZ Apple Valley TH Neg Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R6 Roseville Area EC West Des Moines Valley BK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Greenhill AM West Des Moines Valley JM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Lexington SG West Des Moines Valley CB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 West Des Moines Valley LB Lexington KY Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Kamiak NB W. Broward EM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R1 Apple Valley JS STA/Vis IB Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 NLD SEMIFI Mahtomedi RN Hopkins AL Neg Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 JVLD OCTOFI Lakeville North CM Eagan AI Aff Aff on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 JVLD DOUBLE Lakeville South AE Edina LH Aff Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 JVLD R5 Denfeld KO Forest Lake Sr EP Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 JVLD R1 STA/Vis PM St Francis MH Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 11/30/2018 JVLD R1 St. Louis Park MR Moorhead IM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD Semis Harvard-Westlake OF New Trier TS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Harvard-Westlake VC West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Harker AM Eagan AC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 King AN Little Rock Central AR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Oakwood School - North Hollywood AO Immaculate Heart FP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Oakwood School - North Hollywood SM Brophy CP CT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Quarry Lane SK Chanhassen NW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Harker AD Apple Valley SA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Mountain Brook MC West Linn DT Neg
The Edina Classic 11/10/2018 VLD R5 Maple Grove NV Edina MI Aff
The Edina Classic 11/10/2018 VLD R4 Eastview ML Maple Grove SA Neg
The Edina Classic 11/10/2018 VLD R3 Maple Grove IA STA/Vis SB Aff
The Edina Classic 11/10/2018 VLD R2 Eagan AS Eastview SM Aff
The Edina Classic 11/10/2018 VLD R1 Chanhassen GL East Ridge MC Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD Octos West Des Moines Valley TK Apple Valley CB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R6 Apple Valley KY West Des Moines Valley ZM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R5 Lakeville North JB West Des Moines Valley SG Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R4 St. Louis Park CC West Des Moines Valley MM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R3 St. Louis Park SR West Des Moines Valley CM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R2 Lakeville North KN West Des Moines Valley AA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 NLD R1 West Des Moines Valley JC Apple Valley NB Neg
Rosebowl Tournament 10/26/2018 VLD R4 Rosemount TA STA/Vis IB Aff
Rosebowl Tournament 10/26/2018 VLD R2 Rosemount AT STA/Vis SB Neg
Rosebowl Tournament 10/26/2018 VLD R1 STA/Vis IB Rosemount MQ Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R4 Apple Valley BS Eagan JB Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R3 Eagan KP Apple Valley SA Neg
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R2 Eastview SM Apple Valley AS Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R1 Rosemount AS Lakeville North AC Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Double Lake Highland Prep SG Greenhill SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R6 Evanston Twp JA Eagan ML Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley AJ Greenhill SK Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley CT Loyola AB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R2 Rosemount MQ Marist DS Neg