Krishna Shamanna Paradigm

Last changed 2 December 2020 12:58 PM CDT
  1. *if you have me in any other debate event than PF or LD: I'm so sorry. I'm not gonna lie to you: this won't go well, and I apologize in advance.
  2. Yes, put me on the email chain. krishna.shamanna2401@gmail.com
  3. *For LDers: they've been sticking me in ya'll's rounds all year despite my objections, so I've reluctantly become somewhat mildly knowledgeable about how the event works, and can safely say that I won't be the absolute worst judge in this event, and should generally be able to follow along most substance. That said, please treat me like a flay judge, and ease up on the speed and the jargon, because if ya'll start spreading or feel the need to try some new-fangled progressive argumentation, I promise you that I will have no idea what's going on and will either default to the team I can comprehend or literally just flip a coin if I don't know what's going on for either of ya'll.
  4. No longer relevant because COVID, but leaving it here for posterity: Bring me food and I'll give you a 30 (just you, not your partner, unless he/she/they brings me food too-- no freebies).
  5. Some stuff abt me: I debated in PF for two years for Westwood High School, one of them on the national circuit where I achieved mild success. Now I'm a second year out. Here's what you rly need to know:

  6. TLDR: Warrant, weigh, and don't be abusive. Tech>Truth, but don't be offensive and/or dumb. Yes, I disclose, and no, you don't have to.

    Long version:

    1. Yes, I intervene. 2 scenarios where it will happen: Either you're being incredibly offensive (sexist/racist/homophobic, etc.) in the round, or you lie about evidence. To clarify the first: I haven't seen many egregious examples of this type of conduct, but suffice to say: when you cross a line, I will drop you. I don't care if you won the flow-- if you actively contribute to making the debate space more exclusionary, I refuse to reward you for that with a W. To clarify the latter: It's one thing to marginally overstate the extent to which a card supports your contention. It's another thing entirely to cherrypick the part of a card that supports your argument, while ignoring the entire list of answers to your argument made in the next paragraph. In the overwhelming majority of cases, I will simply drop a piece of evidence if I find it to be misconstrued. But if your entire link chain is based on one card, and that card is a straight-up lie (at least the way you read it), I will drop the entire argument from my flow and refuse to evaluate it. I won't necessarily drop you for it, if you have some other source of offense that wins you the round, but you will be at a disadvantage from that point forth, and your speaker points will be dismal. This has happened exactly once so far in my time judging-- please do not be the second, whoever is reading this.
    2. Yes, I give 30s, but sparingly. My baseline is 28. I rarely go below that, and when I do, it's only to 27. If you get less than that, you must have made me very angry. The overwhelming majority of my rounds consist of 1-2 people with 29s, and the others with 28. If you dazzle me (this is largely just a function of speaking/presentation quality, which I view as distinct from the flow), I'll give you a 30.
    3. I heavily dislike presumption/default votes, and expect you to not put me in that position. If you're confused about what this means, let me elaborate: A very disturbing situation is one in which I have to view two or more paths to the ballot that are both equally strong. Don't misunderstand-- this most often means you're doing something wrong. For example, if I have two ways to evaluate the round and I can literally flip a coin to figure out who gets the W because you frontline and extend completely separate arguments while doing 0 comparative weighing, I will consider factors such as quality of extensions, which scenario is more of an offensive argument to vote off of, etc. to make my decision. To clarify, this DOES NOT mean I will intervene to give the W to the team I like more in the round. It just means that the team does the better debating in a bad round should win the debate, rather than me reducing the ballot to the outcome of the coin flip-- ergo, no "presuming" anything.

    4. Speak fast if you want (mostly-- but if you're over 300 words per minute, we'll have trouble), as long as you’re clear, and your opponents don’t get spread out of the round (hint: if this is a potential issue, ask if they would like to establish a speed threshold). But if you wanna ignore this, just let me be clear about something: I. Am. An. Extremely. Lazy. Person. I try to intervene as little as possible in debate rounds, and that extends to your speaking. If I cannot understand you, I will not work to understand you-- I shouldn't be doing that anyways. It's your job as a debater to convince me of stuff, so do it right.

    5. CPs/Ks/Theory and progressive whatnot--- No. This event was designed to be a form of debate accessible to everyone, and I believe these types of arguments undermine that purpose. Not only do I doubt I can evaluate them correctly, but I'm frankly tired of seeing teams (you know who you are) from big schools with multiple coaches that are flown out every other weekend, go into round and spread theory shells against small-school teams (from predominantly local, lay circuits) about how small schools are supposedly harmed by non-disclosure or paraphrasing.

    6. Paraphrasing- I don't understand why people are so uptight about this in PF. Reading direct quotes doesn't mean you can't misrepresent what the evidence says, so the logic behind the "no paraphrasing" requirements that many judges/coaches set doesn't really make sense to me. Again, this event is designed to be accessible to everyone-- in some cases, that necessitates paraphrasing evidence in order to articulate your arguments in the clearest way possible. But independent of that, I think it's important to realize that with the time limits being what they are in this event, sometimes paraphrasing is the only way that you can have enough time to make an argument at a deeper level and really provide a complete narrative for the judge to evaluate. So please, paraphrase if you want, and don't read theory against it unless there's actually an egregious case of misrepresentation that changed the coarse of the whole round.
    7. I shouldn’t have to say this but: Claims/Statistics need warrants before they can be evaluated as arguments, and this applies to all offense and defense in the round. If you extend an impact without extending the warrant (or vice-versa), I count it as dropped-- not weighable. Extending an argument, ESPECIALLY with the new extra minute of summary, should be done cleanly, with everything important mentioned in both summary and final focus. If neither team does this, I won't be happy.

    8. First summary is no longer allowed to skip extending terminal defense. If you're gonna extend it in final focus, I want it in summary as well. This year, the NSDA has literally given you an entire extra minute of summary AND prep time. There is no excuse anymore.
    9. If you want to concede defense to kick out of turns on your case, or read your own defense on your own case to kick those turns (sketch, but I'm cool with it), you need to do it immediately after the opposing speech which made those turns.

    10. Second rebuttal MUST frontline turns, AT A MINIMUM. I think you should frontline defense as well, but I won't penalize you for not doing it. I like overviews, and don’t care if they’re in second rebuttal. Any overview read in first rebuttal MUST be answered in second rebuttal, otherwise it is conceded. You can allocate your time however you want-- I did 2-2 splits throughout my (very short) career, and it usually worked.

    11. Terminal defense extensions are good. Turns are better. You can drop your case at any point in the round and still have a shot, assuming you did it right.

    12. Anything in final focus must be in summary, except weighing (It doesn’t matter to me when you do it, as long as you do it because too many of you don't). Everyone needs to weigh. No one does. Please do. If not, you run the risk that the round becomes a messy stalemate (happens more often than you’d think), forcing me to intervene, and neither you nor I will appreciate the outcome of that.

    13. Weighing is more than saying buzzwords like probability, scope, magnitude, etc. You actually need to explain it. In fact, if you just get to the point and avoid saying those buzzwords (as in just say "Our impacts are more important because 1) we save 150 million people, while they only save 5 thousand, 2) We give you global benefits while they're restricted to China, 3) The chance of accessing X benefit is X% more likely to happen that nuclear war, which is almost possible today because of mutual deterrence"-- ALL WITHOUT SAYING THE WORDS "WE OUTWEIGH ON MAGNITUDE, SCOPE, AND PROBABILITY, BC ___") , I can guarantee you'll have extra time to warrant and even add some more weighing mechanisms, and maybe even some meta-weighing-- and then you'll be EXTREMELY likely to get my ballot, along with a FAT 30 :)).
      1. I realize that a lot of people won't be comfortable with this because it goes against everything ya'll were taught in debate camp and school and whatnot--- so I won't penalize you for it, meaning you COULD get a W30 without doing any of this-- it's just infinitely more likely that you'll fall back on buzzwords as a crutch and do 0 weighing, so be careful.
    14. I strongly prefer that teams collapse in summary/final focus on key issues. You can go line by line in summary if you want, but by the time you get to final focus, I think you should be collapsing on 1-2 voting issues in the round, and CRYSTALLIZING.

    15. Please have your evidence (preferably cut cards, but PDFs are ok if you paraphrase) available when your opponents call for it. As someone who debated with a very unreliable laptop and frequently used paywalled articles, I know sometime it takes some time to pull up evidence, so I'm slightly forgiving with this and will do my best to not be unfair. But try to not take it too far, because it's annoying, and if I'm on a panel, I can guarantee that I'll be one of the only ones who'll be nice about this.

    16. Misconstrued cards will be dropped from the round. If I catch you straight up lying/falsifying, you’ll be able to tell; my face (particularly my eyebrows) is very expressive when I’m angry. Suffice to say: you’ll get an L25, and you’ll know you did, well before I announce it, post it on tabroom, and loudly scold you.

    17. I don’t like jerks, but I love sass!. Please, by all means-- Be funny!!! (if you can haha) Tournaments are too depressing most of the time, for everyone, so ya'll might as well make this an entertaining experience for all of us.

    18. If you are being overtly offensive (as in racist, xenophobic, sexist, etc.), you will get an L25, period.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 NPF Semifi SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land Hong & Huang Westlake Kaul & Kou Con Con 3-0
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF Octafi AandM Consolidated Satish & Deutz Centennial Nikhra & Chedda Con Pro 2-1
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R6 Northview Garg & Park Los Alamos Han & Dowdy Pro
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 NPF Octafi South Forsyth Gautam & Gupta Lake Travis Krengel & Zinzer Pro Pro 3-0
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R5 Centennial Waje & Senthil Winston Churchill Laxson & Moffett Pro
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R3 Centennial Anakala & Vinjamaram Westlake Burkhardt & Guan Pro
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R3 Vista Ridge Kim & Aman-Carrier Strake Jesuit Lo & Zeng Pro
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R2 Westlake Kondagunturi & Chu L C Anderson Ben-Avi & Domsch Con
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R2 Coppell Bohri & Chiniwala Norman North Papavassiliou & Siddique Pro
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R1 Klein Jia & Khan Lake Travis Levy & Chang Con
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CPF R1 Jasper Lee & Zhou Plano West Sr Gupta & Sonawane Con
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF Semis Vista Ridge Hayes & Malpica Calleja Bellaire Busaidy & Fan Neg Neg 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF Quarte Elkins Bose & Nayar Seven Lakes He & Chai Neg Neg 2-1
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R5 Seven Lakes Liu & Wu Elkins Bose & Nayar Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R4 Elkins Edupuganti & Janga Strake Jesuit Sexton & Nuzzo Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R4 Bellaire He & Peneva Lake Travis Levy & Chang Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R3 Brooklyn Technical Osipov & Schulte-Vogelhe Strake Jesuit Daniel & Varner Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R3 William P. Clements Rastogi & Lu Dulles Duan & Jiang Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 NPF R2 William P. Clements LP Dulles KS Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 NPF R2 Dulles DY Bellaire CV Aff
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R1 Dulles Chippalthurty & Woody Bellaire Busaidy & Fan Neg
Katy Taylor TFA TOC NIETOC Fall Classic HS 2020-11-12 VPF R1 St John's Lin & Fiorito Seven Lakes Park & Birkby Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Final Independent Campbell Hall GT Hackley KY Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Semi Montgomery Blair KT Hackley KY Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Quarte Northview CM Montgomery Blair KT Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Octo University YP Bronx Science AE Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Double Chaska OV BASIS Independent Silicon Valley VA Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Triple Harker RJ Independent Campbell Hall LE Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R5 Iowa City West GS National Cathedral AB Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R4 Hawken BC Hackley LY Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R3 Delbarton SM Wayland SZ Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R2 Walt Whitman JC Hawken GY Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R1 Saratoga PH Park City BO Con
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF Double Western KP Blake HS Pro Con 2-1
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF Double Strake Jesuit DH Oakton LM Con Con 2-1
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 NPF Quarte Ransom Everglades FR Joaquin Miller KA Con Con 2-1
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF Triple Western KP Carmel TC Pro Pro 2-1
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF Triple Montgomery Blair LM NSU AG Con Con 3-0
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R6 Foothill AS Ransom Everglades FK Pro
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R5 Ransom Everglades TR Dougherty Valley SS Pro
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R4 Marist OW Myers Park WM Pro
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R3 Plano West SW Lake Mary Prep PV Pro
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R2 Carmel Valley DG Walt Whitman BB Pro
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VPF R1 Lake Travis LC Montgomery Blair WH Con
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD Dbls Richard Montgomery SX Centennial VA Con Pro 2-1
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R5 Centennial RC Westlake LR Pro
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R4 Bellaire MM Crescenta Valley DK Pro
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R3 Richardson HH Southlake Carroll SB Pro
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R2 Elkins AI Cambrian II Pro
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R1 Shepton GG St John's LF Con
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VPFD R1 Centennial TA St.George's WD Con
TFA 2020 Stratford Spartan Tournament HS 2020-10-14 PF Quart Seven Lakes He & Chai Bellaire Maag & Markan Pro
TFA 2020 Stratford Spartan Tournament HS 2020-10-14 PF R4 Bellaire He & Peneva Seven Lakes He & Chai Pro
TFA 2020 Stratford Spartan Tournament HS 2020-10-14 LD R3 Clear Lake Arguelles Tompkins Wang Aff
TFA 2020 Stratford Spartan Tournament HS 2020-10-14 PF R2 Tompkins Vankadara & Smith Elkins Vilson & Khalid Con
TFA 2020 Stratford Spartan Tournament HS 2020-10-14 PF R1 Strake Jesuit Hastings & Thampoe Bellaire Maag & Markan Con
Raymond B Furlong Tournament at Saint James HS 2020-10-09 PF R4 James Madison Memorial LS Marist EV Pro
Raymond B Furlong Tournament at Saint James HS 2020-10-09 PF R3 Christopher Columbus CC Montgomery HH Pro
Raymond B Furlong Tournament at Saint James HS 2020-10-09 PF R2 SpeakFirst BP Hoover KB Con
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 PF Semis Carly Herron & Wyatt Hall Ansh Jakatimath & Suran Somawardana Neg Neg 3-0
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 PF R3 Mason Adcock & William Callender Aryaman Chhawcharia & Allen Liang Neg
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 PF R2 Alex Doran & Suzi Nilsson Sam Emiru & Anand Patel Aff
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 PF R1 Morgan Chamberlain & Bryan Salazar Elizabeth Huggler & Janssen Chisholm Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF Semis Seven Lakes LW Lambert ST Con Con 3-0
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF Octos La Salle GH Valencia PC Con Con 2-1
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF Dbl Oc Hawken VV Mission San Jose ZhKo Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF Trip O Winston Churchill HY Bronx Science MY Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R6 Montgomery Blair LF Brookfield East KK Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R6 Lambert DD Elkins VK Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R4 Bronx Science AE Southlake Carroll SP Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R4 Elkins DS Lamar WT Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R3 Mission San Jose BW Brentwood RH Con
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R3 St John's FL James Bowie GW Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R2 La Salle TN Bronx Science MP Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R2 Winston Churchill MZ Urbana LS Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R1 Vista Ridge DH Leland WZ Pro
Bellaire Forensic Tournament HS 2020-09-26 CPF R1 Trinity Prep CT Mission San Jose ZZ Con
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF Quarte Plano West Grace Wang & Meghna Subramanium Southlake Carroll Aamir Mohsin & Aakash Kurapati Con Con 2-1
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF Octafi Centennial Nathan Zhou & Aayan Rahat Southlake Carroll Eesha Bethi & Neha Boyapati Con Con 3-0
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF R4 Centennial Lavik Jain & Athul Mohanram Southlake Carroll Eesha Bethi & Neha Boyapati Con
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF R3 Southlake Carroll Shaheer Qureshi & Chais Dickens Plano West Sharukh Showkath & Samir Iyer Con
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF R2 Plano West Srikar Talluri & Suchir Vemulapalli Centennial Karthik Toleti & Shubhank Tula Pro
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VPF R1 All Saints Episcopal Ethan Potter & Jess Chisholm Southlake Carroll Shreeya Gogia & Bailey Koh Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V Quarte BASIS Peoria PL Lakeville GN Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V Octo Bronx Science AE Hackley KY Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF MS R6 Bergen County SK BCAcademy AP Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF MS R6 Early Scholars LL Potomac JS Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R4 Bethesda Chevy Chase LF Newton South JR Con
A and M Consolidated Alief Kerr TFA Swing and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-09-09 VLD R3 Woodlands AF Fort Bend Austin VG Neg
A and M Consolidated Alief Kerr TFA Swing and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-09-09 VLD R2 Seven Lakes CL Fort Bend Austin AJ Aff
A and M Consolidated Alief Kerr TFA Swing and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2020-09-09 VLD R1 Pasadena IG Oak Ridge OF Aff
Leander High School TFA IQT HS 2020-08-26 VPF R2 James Bowie Caroline Rasmussen & Kathryn Thomason Westlake Romeer Pillay & Adeel Syed Con
Leander High School TFA IQT HS 2020-08-26 VPF R1 Westlake Allie Robinson & Caroline Wehring St John's Caden Juang & James Li Pro
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Village LF Strake Jesuit KL Neg
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 Hebron KK Strake Jesuit HU Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 Stratford WD Elkins RN Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R5 Dripping Springs EP Cabot FY Pro
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R5 McNeil SY Kempner BS Con
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R3 Lake Travis BL Strake Jesuit VM Con
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R3 Westlake PW Anderson EY Con
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R2 Dripping Springs KV St Mary's Hall LR Con
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R2 Westlake SL Plano West KR Con
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas HS 2019-12-06 PF R1 James Bowie SC Claudia Taylor PL Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF Octos Coppell BC Carroll Senior KM Pro Pro 2-1
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R5 Coppell MV Plano East KN Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R5 Colleyville Heritage WL Westlake SY Pro
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R4 Westlake HB Jasper LZ Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R3 Plano Senior PR Jasper SS Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R3 Jasper GL Carroll Senior BB Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R2 Jasper LC LC Anderson BC Con
Plano West HS 2019-10-25 PF R2 Oakridge SK William P Clements GK Con