Trimaan Malik Paradigm

Last changed 9/2 12:28P PDT

My name is Trimaan Malik. I debated LD, PF, and Congress in high school. I was a policy debater for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

I am a pretty straightforward and easygoing judge. I care more about what you are saying than how well you speak. I look for a clear and concise road-map so everyone in the debate understands the arguments.

 

Please make sure you flow in policy. It is not a good sign when you respond to an argument that was not said in the round, but you saw it on the speech doc.

 

In PF debaters should have evidence to back up their claims. Even if they make amazing arguments their speeches hold no merit without evidence. They have to remain topical. PF is not the place to provide an "alternative". Just focus on the topic and you will be fine!

 

For LD I look for the value/value criterion and framework to see if it really applies to your arguments. I am not too strict about evidence in LD, but I am more of a traditional judge and I like to have analysis in the round. It is good to hear a piece of evidence, but I want to know how it applies to your arguments. It seems that "progressive" LD has become the meta for some. Although I prefer classic LD debate, as a judge it is my responsibility to treat every round fairly regardless of my preferences but I prefer no spreading during the debates.

 

Most importantly, show respect to your opponent(s). I want to make sure the environment is comfortable for everyone so nobody feels like they were screwed over.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R4 Advanced Technologies Acad AS Harvard-Westlake SL Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R2 Meadows AC Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R2 Meadows SL Harvard-Westlake JM Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Finals Dougherty Valley Saad Jamal & Tristan Shaughnessy Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R6 Northwest Career And Technical CF Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas KM Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R5 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas VO Brophy CP AA Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R4 Brentwood HG La Reina AC Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R2 Gonzaga Prep WF Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas AZ Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R1 Brophy CP MA Sage Hill AA Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NLD R4 La Costa Canyon SN Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NLD R4 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RA Harvard-Westlake AL Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R3 Nueva Conrad & Polissky Salpointe Catholic Smith & Tracy Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R6 Peninsula SL Beckman KM Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R5 Loyola JN Marlborough GN Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R4 Sage Ridge AC Westview RS Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R3 Canyon Springs GG Clark AR Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake AM Santa Monica RE Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R2 Kinkaid JY Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas JF Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R1 Clark JR Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas AZ Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R1 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas NM Sage Ridge SD Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 NLD Quarte Chaminade CP RD Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 NLD R3 San Marino AF Chaminade CP TK Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 NLD R1 San Marino WL Chaminade CP IY Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 NLD R1 Harvard-Westlake JG Chaminade CP EP Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 LD R6 Loyola HF Harvard-Westlake NP Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 LD R5 Brentwood WJ Kinkaid SS Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 LD R4 West CC Brentwood LR Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 LD R1 La Reina EP Palo Alto (Independent) ET Neg
The Meadows Invitational 10/30/2015 LD R1 Juan Diego Catholic CS Clark AR Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD Octas Oakwood Secondary JW BASIS Scottsdale CD Aff Aff on a 3-0
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R6 Brophy CP EK Meadows AF Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R6 West CCh Del Mar AW Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R4 Brophy CP KM Foothill NW Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R3 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RC Hillcrest SB Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R2 Kent Denver ZN La Reina EP Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R2 Sage Ridge MG Loyola ZM Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R1 Coronado AV East KD Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 LD R1 Meadows LS Clackamas EH Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R6 Loyola ZM Bronx Science ID Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R6 Bronx Science JH Rowland Hall St Marks JC Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R5 Loyola DW Bronx Science ES Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R4 Kinkaid AK Rancho Bernardo IT Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R3 Canyon Springs GG Skyline (SLC) EF Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 LD R2 Harker MS Torrey Pines SS Neg
Golden Desert UNLV 2/1/2014 NLD Quarte Marlborough Brooke Tobin Salpointe Catholic Victor Gamas Neg Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert UNLV 2/1/2014 NLD R3 Salpointe Catholic Victor Gamas East Joseph Mckellar Aff
Golden Desert UNLV 2/1/2014 NLD R3 Lone Peak Bailey Tibbett Oxford Marc Flores Aff
Golden Desert UNLV 2/1/2014 NLD R1 The Meadows Kaitlyn Abdo Ed W. Clark Sahan Paliskara Aff