Andrew Samuelson Paradigm

Last changed 29 January 2020 1:52 PM EDT

I'll try to be as tab as possible, but that means you need to be giving me a reason why I'm voting on any given argument or framework. If I'm not getting enough of a reason, I'll have to do some level of judge intervention, so all I ask is that you make it easy on me.

I debated in Oregon for 4 years doing policy, I've done parlimentary debate (competed at the ToC as well), and even a brief stint in Congress.

Speed is fine with me, but make sure you're very clear on your taglines because if I can't flow your argument, you might as well have not made it.

In the end, I believe the debate is your learning ground and I'm just there to decided who did a better job of playing the game and then providing feedback.

I read a good number of Ks or at least the lit for them, so I probably have some idea of what you're talking about, but please still explain it for me as if I don't know what your talking about. If I can't understand what your K is, I'm left to interpret it however I understand it, which may not be correct.

If you're going to read any politics disad(s), assume I know nothing about the current state of politics and break it down for me.

If you're going to read some sort of framework, please explain to me why the framework should be preferred (or if your opponents say nothing about it, I'll assume that's the framework we're debating).

In terms of theory arguments, I'm willing to vote any way on these, but I have a relatively low threshold for answers to straight condo bad, but I am much more inclined to hear a good logical-limited conditionality argument. If you're using theory as some sort of time skew or strat skew, I'm fine with that, but if you get called on it, I'm willing to hear an argument against it.

Finally, I've never seen an RVI read, but this is something I would probably be unlike to vote on, but given extreme levels of abuse, I suppose I could be persuaded.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Dempsey Cronin Memorial Invitational HS 2021-01-30 MSPF Quar Golden State CL Joaquin Miller TC Aff Aff 2-1
The Dempsey Cronin Memorial Invitational MS 2021-01-30 JVLD R5 Athens ES Golden State AD Neg
The Dempsey Cronin Memorial Invitational HS 2021-01-30 JVLD R4 La Reina NM Athens MM Neg
The Dempsey Cronin Memorial Invitational MS 2021-01-30 OLD R3 Athens KR Athens SA Neg
Big Bronx Novice Event HS 2020-10-18 NCXop R3 BrxSci MS SMSOT BS Aff
Big Bronx Novice Event HS 2020-10-18 NCXpk R1 SMSOT JS CypBay CL Neg
Urban Debate Leagues Middle School Nationals 2020 MS 2020-05-02 CX Quarte Inspired Teaching PS SA Harlem North Central GD Aff Aff 3-0
Urban Debate Leagues Middle School Nationals 2020 HS 2020-05-02 CX R3 Webster SA DEBATE-Kansas City MN Aff
Urban Debate Leagues Middle School Nationals 2020 MS 2020-05-02 CX R2 Boston Latin VG MS 50 TH Aff
Urban Debate Leagues Middle School Nationals 2020 MS 2020-05-02 CX R1 DEBATE-Kansas City IL SA Harlem North Central TO Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2020-01-31 NCX R5 DC Prep BW Calvert Hall SS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2020-01-31 CX R4 Hyattsville FM First Colonial CH Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2020-01-31 CX R3 McDonogh JT Lexington HC Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2020-01-31 CX R2 Oakton BN Strath Haven RY Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R5 Westminster Schools GD Paideia UL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R4 Stuyvesant DS Walter Payton CP BC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R2 Houston Memorial SM Calhoun BF Neg