Jacob Thomas ParadigmLast changed 2/11 3:03P EST
I judge a fair number of circuit tournaments but I'm not up on the latest literature (k or otherwise) and I'm certainly not the judge you want if you depend on hyper-technical debate.
With that being said, I'm fairly good with speed, but add me to the email chain.
I try to be tab - I'll analyze what you read to the best of my ability.
Here are some things you ought to know:
I tend not to vote off spikes or any type of paragraph theory.
I have no idea what "comes first" in a round. Make sure you offer weighing. Otherwise, it could be a coin flip.
While I will read all cards, I won't interpret them. It is up to you to tell me why your opponent misuses or super-charges a card.
I don't mind T/Theory, especially when warranted, but I'm not a huge fan of theory for offense. I will try to stay tab on it, but you should be aware of my predisposition. I tend to buy fairness arguments more than education arguments, which I find to be a wash.
I'm not a huge fan of mind-shift change alts, mostly because I tend not to understand them. You can run it, and I will engage with it, but I'm not that smart.
Since I'm not that smart, offer clear voters and weighing.
I don't care if you stand, sit, or do handstands. Actually, I might give you higher speaks if you can deliver a speech from the handstand position.
I really don't like people taking a long time getting a file together to email it. I'm reasonable about it, but you ought to be reasonable as well.
I will dock your speaks if you're a jerk. This has a low threshold - go out of your way to be nice.
I don't like people who shout over their opponents in CX. You should try to control the cross, but don't depend on volume to do it.
I don't have a set view on disclosure. I will evaluate the arguments you make, for and against.
I don't know if I have anything that I default to - take that for what it's worth.
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