Owen O'Donnell Paradigm

Last changed 11/30 8:19P EDT

About Myself:  Father of a Princeton (NJ) High School Senior. I'm now in my fourth year judging Lincoln-Douglas, with a little experience as a Public Forum judge as well. Usually judge 5 to 8 tournaments a year.

 

Judging Philosophy:  A traditional parent judge looking for a straightforward debate on the issue--no ks, no theory, no debating the validity of the resolution itself. I want to see clash on opposing sides of the issue. Fewer contentions backed up by strong evidence is better than trying to overwhelm your opponent with items in the hope they drop one that you can extend across the flow. Signposting and voter issues always gratefully accepted. Keep speed conversational. Remember that I can't flow as fast as you can talk and if I have to ask you to slow down then I've already missed something.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD Octas DuPont Manual RJ La Salle College FB Aff Aff on a 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD Double Ridge TT Loyola Blakefield JT Neg Aff on a 2-1
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD Run-of Loyola Blakefield CG Flower Mound JS Neg Neg on a 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD LD 5 Phillipsburg MK DuPont Manual RJ Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD LD 5 Loyola Blakefield JM Dallastown Area ND Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R4 Cary CF Centreville BK Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Cosby AW Cary GJ Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD LD 2 DuPont Manual ST Hill MH Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD LD 2 Ridge VT DuPont Manual AP Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R1 La Salle College FB DuPont Manual VL Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/13/2016 VLD R1 DuPont Manual RP Centreville AL Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VLD R3 Harrison EB Ridge NP Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VLD Octas Lexington NB Loyola Blakefield AB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VLD Double Harrison RP Montville DM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VLD R1 Montville RU Harrison SO Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 VLD Octs Ridge SK Byram Hills JB Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 VLD R6 Acton Boxborough AW Bronx HS Of Science AS Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 VLD R4 Stuyvesant AS Half Hollow Hills MT Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 VLD R3 Stuyvesant SL Montville KL Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/4/2015 VLD R2 Millburn PH Calvary Christian DC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Rd 6 San Marino KW Unionville DH Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Rd 6 Harvard-Westlake KK Walt Whitman CC Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/14/2015 VLD Octo Flower Mound AA Timber Creek AN Aff Aff on a 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/14/2015 VLD Double La Salle College SR Flower Mound JT Neg Neg on a 2-1
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/14/2015 VLD R4 La Salle College FB Perkiomen Valley CD Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/14/2015 VLD R3 Pennsbury KK La Salle College DG Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic 2/14/2015 VLD R3 Timber Creek AN
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD Octas Regis MM Monticello AM Aff Aff on a 3-0
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD Double Bronx Science JJ Regis AW Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD R4 Monticello AM Timothy Christian JF Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD R4 Montville AH Stuyvesant NI Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD R1 Whippany Park KR Timothy Christian JR Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NLD R1 Whippany Park SD Bronx Science JJ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD Octo Scarsdale ZG Montville RU Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R6 Immaculate Heart CH Lake Highland JN Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R6 Immaculate Heart MH Ridge SK Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R4 Collegiate EW Lexington CL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R4 Harrison MR Regis JM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R2 Half Hollow Hills NB Hendrick Hudson MG Neg
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R1 Syosset JW Stuyvesant SL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 JVLD R1 Harrison SO Scarsdale ZE Neg
The Ridge Debates 2013 12/13/2013 VLD R2 Millburn PH Randolph PW Aff
The Ridge Debates 2013 12/13/2013 VLD R1 Delbarton NA Montville VH Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2013 VLD Octs Hunter RH Scarsdale MB Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2013 VLD R6 Central Catholic JM Catonsville LK Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2013 VLD R6 Timber Creek KE AmHer Plan JF Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2013 VLD R5 Acton Box VA Montville BG Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2013 VLD R5 Central Catholic ZS C Columbus NA Neg
Newark Invitational 2/1/2013 NLD R3 HarrisKK Poly PDW Aff
Newark Invitational 2/1/2013 NLD R3 Ridge AS ScarsdJN Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD Octos HarrisEE ThomasNK Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD Double Ridge BC Half HDR Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD Triple State JD ChaminAM Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R4 TimothJM ChaminPC Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R4 SyosseJB Byram BM Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R3 ScarsdMC CatonsLK Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R3 DelbarNA ThomasMA Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R2 Byram CS NewtowTG Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R2 MontviMR HarrisEA Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R1 Regis SD ScarsdSS Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2012 NLD R1 StuyveSG BridgeJM Neg