Christopher Sun Paradigm

Last changed 11/8 1:16P EDT

Glenbrooks Update: I’m not that familiar with this topic, so if you have an in-depth substance debate you’ll have to explain yourself more than you usually would.

I debated for Millburn High School in NJ for four years and got four TOC bids.

I’ll vote for any argument I understand that has a warrant that coherently justifies the claim/impact. Debate is your activity and I don’t care about what arguments you make, but I’m probably better at evaluating theory, tricks, and framework than a K or LARP debate. I’m not going to pretend that I’m equally capable of evaluating every argument out there, although I’ll certainly try my best. That said, if I'm judging you, read whatever is most strategic/what you’re comfortable with and certainly don’t change what you normally read – I actually don't care at all what you read, I'm just letting you know this for your prefs.

Misc Comments:

- Repeating the claim of an argument is enough for an extension. For important arguments, spend more time explaining their impacts.

⁃ Like I mentioned above, I’m not the best judge for a K/LARP debate. I’m reasonably familiar with the gist of most Ks and read a decent number of critical positions when I debated, so just slow down and explain more than usual.

⁃ I’d prefer if you’re honest in the round and answer straightforwardly in CX – e.g. if someone asks you if there are presumption triggers are in the AC, just tell them.

⁃ Compiling the speech doc counts as prep, flashing doesn’t

Defaults: if no arguments are made on these issues, I’ll use these defaults:

⁃ Truth testing

⁃ Fairness is a voter, theory is drop the argument, T is drop the debater

⁃ Competing interps, won’t gut check for reasonability

⁃ No RVIs, only counterinterps trigger RVIs

- I’ll evaluate embedded clash if explicit clash is irresolvable

Speaker Points: I’ll try to average a 28.5 and vary them based on strategy, efficiency, and to a much lesser degree, argument quality and how enjoyable you make the round to judge. I won't change them based on what debate style you prefer - when I debated, I didn't like reading what I was uncomfortable with because I thought a specific judge would otherwise give me lower speaks. I’ll say clear/slow/loud as many times as necessary. Don’t be mean or rude, e.g. don’t spread or read tricks/theory/Ks against novices.

Have fun! Debate is a great activity, and it’s better when everyone is relaxed and has a good time. Feel free to ask me questions before the round if I’m missing anything here.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 William G. Enloe TG West Des Moines Valley LB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Cypress Woods MT Minnetonka RP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Loyola CL Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Finals West Des Moines Valley AJ Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Scarsdale SH Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips American Heritage Plantation BG Westview RS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Pembroke Pines Charter MC West Des Moines Valley LG Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Byram Hills LG Interlake MWu Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Scarsdale SB American Heritage Plantation PB Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Loyola JN Thomas Jefferson HSST VBa Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Scarsdale WM Bergen County Academies MS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Princeton VC Half Hollow Hills HS East SR Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Montville AS American Heritage Plantation BG Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD Double Byram Hills LP Lake Highland Prep SS Aff Aff on a 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD Double Princeton NE Oak Hall KZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Lake Highland Prep AA Strake Jesuit College Prep NT Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD Triple American Heritage Boca Delray EM Lake Highland Prep JW Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Scarsdale SH West Broward EM Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Melissa DR Hunter NG Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep HK Strake Jesuit College Prep CL Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Walt Whitman DH Scarsdale SB Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R4 American Heritage Plantation RG Law Magnet MG Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R4 American Heritage Boca Delray AD Valley CT Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R3 King AK Carroll HS - Southlake SM Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep AM Raisbeck Aviation HT Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Oak Hall KZ Edgemont ED Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Montgomery Blair CZ Scarsdale WM Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VLD R1 North Allegheny Sr JF Charlotte Catholic DE Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD Sextos Carroll HS - Southlake AP Lake Highland Prep MK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MW Byram Hills LG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R6 West Des Moines Valley LG Denver East TP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal CM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep SS Santa Monica RE Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Oakwood School - North Hollywood WA Colleyville Heritage CW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Beckman KM Denver East NY Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Denver East TC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley KD Ardrey Kell JS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Anderson SJ Strake Jesuit College Prep DT Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD Octos Goldware, Stephen Azbel, Ari Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD Double Battle, Niko Massa, Ethan Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD Double Thorburn, Andrew Li, Kevin (Stuy) Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R6 Moorhead, Matthew Ning, Michael Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R6 Mostow, Sarah Gupta, Sansar Aff
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R5 Eikelberner, Nick Liu, Vincent Aff
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R5 Herrera, Josh Thorburn, Andrew Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R4 Gladstein, Nicole Pan, Victor Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R4 Gillespie, Robby Laplant, Marguerite Aff
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R3 Wang, Caroline Beckett, Perry Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R3 Li, Zitao Gilbert, Lauren Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R2 Stepin, Christina Kang, Akum Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R1 Goyal, Arjun Chang, Tiffany Neg
National Symposium for Debate Camp Tournament 7/13/2017 VLD R1 Chen, Matthew Wu, Jalyn Aff