A. Beretay Paradigm
I was a successful national circuit debater for Bergenfield High School(NJ) who qualed and competed in elimination rounds at the TOC and Nationals. I have nearly two decades of experience as a debate coach and fortunate to have coached students to various levels of success in LD.
I consider myself to be a pretty open minded judge, as I won't strike you down for running any particular position. A couple of things to consider:
1) I'm ok with speed but not at all impressed by it, especially when it's at the expense of clarity. Please make sure that you slow down at the tags, authors' names, and dense/complicated philosophy cards.
2) I don't vote for blips or anything I don't understand which means it's your responsibility to do the better explaining.
3) when in doubt, know that what I consider most important to my vote is a) a logical impact story b) weighing impacts.
I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you have before the round.