Gregg Williams Paradigm

Last changed 26 May 2021 2:55 PM PDT

In general I judge a debate based on the flow. Therefore clash is essential. I am basically a tabula rasa judge with one basic exception that applies across all debate forms. That exception is that I will not accept arguments that are blatantly unethical or inhumane. A good example of this kind of argument is “Nuclear holocaust will aid in population control.” I am not a fan of spreading, though I can work with it. However, that being said, if I cannot hear it, understand it, or flow it, it will not figure in to my final decision. Specific paradigms for individual debate forms are as follows:

CX Policy: I rarely grant a debate on the basis of Topicality. If you argue topicality make sure that it is indeed topicality and not a sub-point of Solvency or Inherency. Both sides need to show me that they have followed and understand the arguments of their opponents and clash with their points.

LD: Value and Criterion must work hand in hand. All contentions need to be made with the value and criterion in mind. I really appreciate the more philosophical approach, but it needs to also be grounded in the real world.

Public Forum: I am not a fan of K's. If you utilize them, they must be something more than a basic attack on the underlying assumptions, and please no slippery slope arguments. If you attack the underlying assumptions, create a very solid rationale and have in depth factual material to back up your argument.

Parli: I look more for the creativity of the cases, and how the sides develop their position within the narrow time frame. The debate will be judged on the flow, but I want to see creativity, clash, and excellent use of questioning.

I am here to be persuaded, and to that end I want to see you communicating with me. Respect for your opponents and ideas is a must. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R5 Deep South Red Georgia Northern Mountain Gold Opp
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R3 New Jersey Gold Gulf Coast Red Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R1 Northern South Dakota Red Hole In The Wall Blue Opp
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 LDV Finals 37H 662 35X 660 Aff Neg 2-1
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 CX Semi 107K 309 15X 301 Aff Aff 2-1
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-03-08 LD R6 148 119 Aff Aff 2-1
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-03-08 LD R5 133 130 Neg Aff 2-1
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-03-08 PF R1 102 126 Aff
Logan Will Ultimate Challenge HS 2021-02-16 LD R5 B 706 M 701 Neg Neg 3-0
Logan Will Ultimate Challenge HS 2021-02-16 PF Finals L 104 S 106 Aff Aff 3-0
Logan Will Ultimate Challenge HS 2021-02-16 Parli R3 M 130 G 142 Aff
Logan Will Ultimate Challenge HS 2021-02-16 PF R2 S 106 L 104 Neg
Logan Will Ultimate Challenge HS 2021-02-16 Parli R1 L 140 M 131 Aff
Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon HS 2021-02-09 OPAR Final CW 103 CB 101 Neg Aff 2-1
Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon HS 2021-02-09 OLD Quarte BZ 103 AN 106 Neg Neg 2-1
Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon HS 2021-02-09 OCX R5 BD 126 AJ 114 Aff
Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon HS 2021-02-09 OPAR R4 CC 103 CW 102 Aff
Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon HS 2021-02-09 JPAR R1 BP 108 AE 136 Neg
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R5 WooWil WC Lakeri GK Aff Aff 3-0
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R4 Lakeri ZB CatGab SK Aff
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R3 OreCit TL Tualat BS Aff
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SLD R1 Silver GA WooWil CT Neg
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OPARLI R4 BP 2025 AR 2016 Opp
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OLD R3 AK 1231 AG 1208 Neg
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 NPAR R2 BP 2101 CK 2101 Opp
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OPF R1 AX 2600 AM 2600 Con
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 PF R5 AC Chatterjee & Srirambhatla N Kruger & Wittenberg Neg Aff 2-1
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 LD R4 C Leon Garcia N Chloe Watters Neg
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 Parli R3 B Botorogeanu & Jost P Sottoway & Friesen Opp
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 LD R2 A Lauren Zhang X Eli Leadham Aff
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 PF R1 AH Kenna & Smith AA Dulani & Ji Neg
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 Parli R4 AE Harbaugh & Qin F Stevenson & Van Witzenburg Prop
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 NCX Final A 132 R 125 Neg Aff 2-1
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 OCX R3 R 4501 A 4501 Neg
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 OCX R2 F 4500 AE 4500 Neg
South Coast Invitational Tournament HS 2019-10-12 N Par R1 C Names & Hines F Morris & Wilson Opp
OSAA OnPoint Community Credit Union State Speech Championships HS 2019-04-18 PF R2 81K 919 2G 900 Con
OSAA OnPoint Community Credit Union State Speech Championships HS 2019-04-18 PF R2 92W 923 10M 902 Pro
OSAA OnPoint Community Credit Union State Speech Championships HS 2019-04-18 PF R1 80P 930 92W 922 Con
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2019-03-02 PF R5 246 226 Aff Aff 3-2
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2019-03-02 LD R4 177 225 Neg
South Oregon District Tournament HS 2019-03-02 LD R3 161 222 Neg
Ashland Grizzly Invitational HS 2018-12-15 V PF R3 Ashland Claire Glassford & Adam Moeglein Ashland Idris Tourzan & Oliver Dorrell Pro
Ashland Grizzly Invitational HS 2018-12-15 BQD R2 North Valley Callahan & Hewitt Ashland Kelly & Ljungkvist Neg