Robert Holmes Paradigm

Last changed 2/6 2:26P EDT

Flow and respond to what the other team says.

I don't have the speech doc open so do things that make it easier for me to flow. Position yourself so I can hear you. Don't speak into your laptop or stand on the opposite side of the room. Don't read typed-out things like they are the text of a card. Slow down and change the intonation of your voice when you're speaking.

If I don't understand something, I will not vote on it even if it is conceded.

Corss-x starts right after the constructive speech ends.

Starting and stopping prep each time you need to use more prep time will cost at least 15 sec.

Very simply, if you have trigger warnings because the topics are more taboo then I am not the judge for you. If you can't explain it to your school administration or parents without them raising concerns then don't run it in front of me. Time and place are important.

Things I will not vote on:

Arguments that suggest students should engage in risky behavior.

Death is good.

Fear of death is bad

Aff's that don't defend the resolution.

Aff's that link to debate in general instead of the resolution.

Judge pref disclosure

Vote for a team because they are part of a marginalized group.

Bataille

Baudrillard

Settler Colonialism

Deleuze

Psychoanalysis

ontological argument

epistemological arguments.

In fact, it would be better if you just didn't run a K.

PIC's

Condo CP's

Topical CP's

Consult CP's

conditions CP's

This list will be ongoing. I will update it to let you know.

So what is left you might ask:

Case debate

Topicality

Da's

CP's that are not listed above.

Other things you might want to know:

1. Da's can have a zero-risk.

2. Aff adv's can have zero risk

3. Solvency can have zero risk

4. Substantial will be important in these types of debates.

5. The neg will get a healthy dose of presumption.

I really would like to listen to a debate about the resolution.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R10 X236 X288 Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R9 X202 X286 Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R8 X225 X269 Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R7 X227 X164 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R6 X102 X117 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R5 X140 X220 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R4 X176 X144 Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 NCX R5 Georgetown Day RW Notre Dame DG Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 NCX R2 Niles West SK Sonoma AJ Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 NCX R1 West HS SLC FS Univ Of Chicago Lab BP Aff
The Tradition 11/9/2019 CX Semis Pine Crest ER Berkeley Prep KZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Tradition 11/9/2019 CX R6 Berkeley Prep KK North Broward Prep AR Neg
The Tradition 11/9/2019 CX R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DM Berkeley Prep ShSa Aff
The Tradition 11/9/2019 CX R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PA Pine Crest ER Neg
The Tradition 11/9/2019 CX R1 Berkeley Prep TW North Broward Prep GG Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R6 Niles West AT New Trier HM Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R2 Dallas Highland ML Glenbrook North NR Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R1 Glenbrook North KP Damien DT Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 CX Double McQueen RR Bingham TH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 CX R6 Rowland Hall MD McQueen CL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 Berkeley Prep KZ Rowland Hall AP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Washburn Rural BP Edgemont SS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST KV Blake CM Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R6 Pine Crest Prep ER Cypress Bay BB Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CM North Broward Prep FG Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Berkeley Prep LS Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R2 Cypress Bay LR North Broward Prep GG Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R1 Pine Crest Prep TK North Broward Prep AB Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX Quar Bellarmine CP VR CK McClatchy FS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Whitney Young PM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R5 Northside College Prep OP New Trier EK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R4 Crossings Christian HK Glenbrook North KP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R4 Jesuit CP HM Woodward MR Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R2 Dallas Highland Park ML Hendrickson SG Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R14 X116 X238 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R9 X249 X163 Neg Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X218 X213 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X153 X267 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R3 X235 X195 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X206 X173 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X209 X286 Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R3 Pine Crest Prep CD Alpharetta HS SD Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R1 Maine East PS Calhoun BF Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX Octofi Montgomery Bell ZK Calhoun BF Neg Aff on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R3 Montgomery Bell ZK Marist UT Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R2 Johns Creek DS Montgomery Bell KK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 NCX R1 USN HP Alpharetta HS KJ Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 CX Double Park City HS AH Kent Denver KK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 CX R3 Green Canyon GN Kent Denver SK Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 CX R2 Eagle LG Polytechnic NM Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 CX R1 Brighton WF Kent Denver KK Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School 11/11/2017 N Pol R4 Meadows HR Notre Dame FG Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School 11/11/2017 N Pol R2 Damien DT Notre Dame AK Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School 11/11/2017 N Pol R1 Notre Dame DP Meadows SR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 SRR RR3 Isidore Newman Rajan Agrawal & Royden Lynch Glenbrook South Katie Kenner & Sabín Roberts Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 SRR RR2 Niles West Elizabeth Bennett & Nadia Firozabadi Whitney Young Keren Gekker & Brandon Puchowitz Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 SRR RR1 Niles North Marcus Williams & Robbie Levin Lexington Matthew Tan & Kevin Lu Neg
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R6 Chaminade CP AB Rowland Hall-St Mark DY Neg
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R5 St Francis GS College Prep TJ Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R3 St Francis VP College Prep RD Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Calhoun FB Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R1 Lexington LZ Grapevine MW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Triple Cypress Bay KK Rowland Hall-St. Mark's PB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R4 Kent Denver HT New Trier AB Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R3 Interlake RY New Trier HG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R2 Kent Denver HW Cherry Creek HR Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 CX Double Kent Denver KK Copper Hills TL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 CX R5 Park City HS Debate GW Sonoma HS Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 CX R4 Kent Denver HT Highland SM Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 CX R1 Chaminade CP AT Hunter CT Aff
The Tradition 11/12/2016 CX Quarte North Broward Preparatory MR Marist AV Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Tradition 11/12/2016 CX R5 Marist AV Pine Crest Preparatory CJ Aff
The Tradition 11/12/2016 NCX R2 North Broward Prep SW Pine Crest GG Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX Double Boise ML Bingham WW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R5 Lone Peak MK Rowland HallHarker KS Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R4 Copper Hills BT Glenbrook North LM Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/3/2015 CX R1 Bingham WW Hillcrest OM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R2 CatPre LS GleNor CR Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R6 Little Rock Central WW Marist ES Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R5 Marist RZ Chattahoochee XR Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/9/2015 NovCX R6 Interlake LY Vashon EE Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R6 Greenhill TD Dallas Jesuit HL Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R1 Bronx Science ZK Greenhill AG Neg