Joe Vaughan Paradigm

Last changed 1/14 7:07P EDT

I am the coach of Scarsdale HS and have been in th activity for 20 some odd years

LD

As a member of the LD Wording Committee, I prefer to hear arguments that are actually about the topics. I will listen to any well reasoned and explained arguments though although voting on argument not about the topic will probably make me want to give poor points.

Don’t steal time. Once the timer starts at the beginning of the round, it doesn’t stop. Whatever electronic shuffling you want to do, water that you want to drink, happens on your time.

No, I don’t want to be on the speech doc. I want to flow and think. Therefore, if you want it on my flow, you have to speak at a speed and clarity that allows that to happen. I would say that about half what you believe to be your fastest speed is probably appropriate.

PF

i would prefer fewer cards and stats that are actually contextualized and explained than a slurry of paraphrased nonsense. Anyone can make individualized stats dance, but a solid debater can explain the context of that work and how it links to other pieces of info

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Byram Hills Invitational 9/6/2019 LD R3 Harrison SN Bronx Science NK Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB Finals K624 K161 Aff Neg on a 4-3
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R7 126 127 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/23/2019 PF R6 127 123 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Hudson Valley District Tournament 3/3/2018 PF R4 3005 3004 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Hudson Valley District Tournament 3/3/2018 PF R1 3003 3005 Neg
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/24/2018 PF R7 3004 3001 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tarheel East District Tournament 2/24/2018 PF R6 3004 3003 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R4 St. Thomas JB West Des Moines Valley CT Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R3 Harrison KK Clements FT Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R3 West Des Moines Valley TF Mountain Brook JW Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 NLD Semis Harrison CW Lexington LE Aff Aff on a 3-0