Tori Borlase Paradigm

Last changed 2/7 12:37A EDT

TL;DR: Flow judge. Speed is fine but please do a lot of weighing in summary and final focus regardless of how quickly you speak.

Long Version:

I am a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and I am currently studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In high school, I did Public Forum on the local, state, and national circuits. I currently debate for Penn's premier competitive debate team on the APDA circuit (parliamentary) and I compete regularly.

I have a preference for arguments that have realistic and probabilistic impacts. That is to say, if you are impacting to nuclear war or some shit like that, you really have to show a strong link chain. I will still weigh low probability impacts in the round but unless you make the links and warrants obvious, it isn't clear why I should care too much if there isn't much evidence that it will happen.

Also, I would really like to see any arguments that you talk about in final focus to be in your summary. I am a pretty flow judge, and I like to see coverage of all points in rebuttal. However, I'm not going to drop you because you don't address one blippy card in constructive. I'm pretty flow and ok with speed so go as fast as you think is appropriate for Public Forum.

Also, please don't be a dick.

I'm serious. I will hand out really low speaker points if you are condescending or dismissive of any debaters, especially in cross. don't be afraid to be aggressive or passionate, but please refrain from communicating in a manner that would make others feel unwelcome. I want to discourage bad debate norms, so I will reduce speaks if I feel the need to.

On that note, I tend to give speaks between 27-29 for varsity debaters. If I don't give you something in that range, I will usually tell you why in my RFD. I try to give feedback that is helpful and constructive; I was a novice trainer at my high school for two years so I hope my RFD is something you can learn from regardless of whether or not you win. Please don't postround me. :)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 JVPF Quarte Spence CP Poly Prep Country Day DW Neg Aff on a 2-1
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 JVPF Octos Spence MS Dalton SA Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 JVPF R1 St. Joseph's Prep KS Flower Mound BR Aff
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 JVPF R1 Dalton AB Xaverian BS Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Semis Hunter TR Unionville KR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Quarte Regis DoMc Unionville KR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Octos Potomac SK Summit CL Aff Neg on a 2-1