Nick Montecalvo Paradigm

Last changed 8/30 4:25P EDT

Me
I am a fifth year debate teacher and coach for the nationally ranked Cypress Bay High School debate team. I am a lover of the written and spoken word who fell hard for forensics. I received my BA in English from Florida Atlantic University, and have judged local and national debate tournaments including out-rounds at Harvard, The Glenbrooks, Emory, The Tradition, Bronx, Sunvite and The Cal Invitational (Mostly LD, but also scores of speech and other debate event rounds).

General Paradigm
I am open to whatever kind of position you would like to run, but clarity and weighing is essential in fleshing-out arguments and my decision-making process. That being said, I do appreciate when debaters explain complex theory arguments. I grasp and enjoy K debate. I also do not retain details of all the obscure literature I've heard about. Just because it is a commonly used concept in competitive debate, don't assume that I understand how it interacts with your position. Explain stuff!!!

Speed/Delivery
I can follow most speeds.
I flow. Please slow down on authors and tags.

Speaker Points
I think that speaker points are unnecessarily arbitrary; I also know that giving every debater in a round 30s skews results. As such, I use speaker points as a rank. If you are the best debater in the round, you will get 29 points(30 will be reserved for a truly stunning performance), second best, 28.5 points, etc. I will only give you below a 26 in a round if I am offended about an argument or action in the round.

 

Policy Debate: I have only judged a handful of national policy tournaments. I understand the structure and basic principles, but much of the jargon is foreign to me, and explanation may be necessary to obtain my ballot.

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 LD E2 Run 401 417 Neg Aff on a 3-2
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 PF E2 604 617 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 LD E1 400 414 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 PF R6 638 621 Neg
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 LD R4 401 413 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 PF R3 605 624 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/22/2020 PF R2 620 602 Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD Double Harker AS NSU SF Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD Triple North Star IT Harker DS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R6 Archbishop Mitty LK Newark Science SB Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R5 Saratoga HH Marlborough EY Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Ferris TR Harker NA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Coeur D'Alene CB Archbishop Mitty PK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R3 BASIS Phoenix ZJ Marlborough CL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R3 Lynbrook AI Marlborough AW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 Plano East WZ Marlborough JH Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 Archbishop Mitty JL Cherry Creek SZ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 Marlborough AK Harker RM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 Harker KM Marlborough ED Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Isidore Newman JH Interlake AX Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Episcopal School of Dallas FG Newark Science TO Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 Lake Highland Prep AV Harrison AZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Los Osos RN Isidore Newman LB Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R6 Pembroke Pines Charter RJ Palm Bay BI Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R4 King AK Scarsdale CC Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R4 American Heritage Plantation PB American Heritage Boca/Delray NS Aff
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R2 Stoneman Douglas GP Scarsdale VG Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R1 William G. Enloe TG Hunter college (independent) SK Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 PF Quarte Marist SV North Broward Prep KR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 PF Octofi Charles W. Flanagan JH North Broward Prep KR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 LD R5 American Heritage Plantation JA Cardinal Gibbons RS Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 LD R4 Northeast SL American Heritage Plantation SS Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation MA Cooper City NR Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/5/2019 LD R2 Cooper City DB American Heritage Plantation AP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake IM S. Eugene H. S HW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Harker RM Monta Vista AAg Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake GM Dougherty Valley SK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Lynbrook AD Harker SA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake LH Monta Vista AS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Copper Hills AT Mount Vernon JT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Milpitas SJ Harvard-Westlake LL Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake HS Harker KS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Kamiak NB Copper Hills AR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Harker AC Loyola DB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Lynbrook KD Overland RC Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 LD R6 161 124 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R4 327 119 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R3 174 291 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R2 377 373 Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Double Greenhill AM Scarsdale CC Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley JW Eagan AC Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Hopkins ET Appleton East MM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 Scarsdale CC Apple Valley BS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 Scarsdale VG North Star Academy CPHS JD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST PR Brookfield East NT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Appleton East SM Evanston Twp QH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Mountain Brook BH Newsome DB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 William G. Enloe TG Union GL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 King AN Appleton East MM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 American Heritage Plantation PB Los Alamos AD Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 LD Semis NSU Frazier Cardinal Gibbons Dumas Aff Aff on a 2-1
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 LD R5 NSU Frazier Pembroke Pines Charter Colicchio Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 LD R4 Cardinal Gibbons Dumas Christopher Columbus Castro Neg
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 LD R3 Pembroke Pines Charter Hershey Miramar Scott Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 LD R1 Pembroke Pines Charter Fernandez West Broward Hammett Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 LD R9 L210 L140 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 LD R9 L248 L317 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Double Brentwood RY Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Kent Denver DT Dougherty Valley AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 San Marino ED Harvard-Westlake NR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Cherry Creek MR Lynbrook VM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Brentwood LE Mission San Jose KG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Henry W. Grady AO Newark Science BA Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 New Trier PT Denver East AB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 St. Thomas KS Denver East TC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Mission San Jose SC Canyon Crest NZ Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Elko HS LM Brentwood PS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Kent Denver SL Buhach Colony KH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake AGa St Francis KR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake BW La Salle AT Neg
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR Round Palo Alto (Independent) FZ Newark Science OS Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR Round Chaminade CP RA Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R6 Westwood RM Greenhill AM Neg
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R5 Marlborough SD Greenhill SK Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R5 Harvard-Westlake JN Mountain View VP Aff Aff on a 2-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R3 392 404 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R2 202 213 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R1 138 212 Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Double Edgemont ML West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Triple Scarsdale AW Edina SC Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R5 Lakeville South NB John F. Kennedy AS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R5 SF Roosevelt AP West Des Moines Valley LG Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R4 Scarsdale SH Newark Science OS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R1 Southwoods JW Oakwood School - North Hollywood MW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD Qtrs West Des Moines Valley AW Harrison AZ Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Anderson WM Brookfield AS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 Chanhassen ER American Heritage HS - Plantation BG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Parkersburg South BF Ardrey Kell JS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Carroll HS - Southlake RP Cypress Woods YW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Houston Memorial PM Nova FM Aff
2017 Nova Titan Invitational 11/3/2017 LD Semis Western Barry NSU Frazier Aff Aff on a 3-0
2017 Nova Titan Invitational 11/3/2017 LD R4 Archbishop McCarthy Taveras Taravella Vallerino Aff
2017 Nova Titan Invitational 11/3/2017 LD R2 Stoneman Douglas Maggon Cooper City Insignia Neg
2017 Nova Titan Invitational 11/3/2017 LD R1 Plantation Anwar Western Barry Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD WAU Apple Valley JB Lake Highland Prep AA Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R6 Scarsdale LS Dallastown Area OM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R6 Christopher Columbus JN Lake Highland Prep AA Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R5 Lake Highland Prep RS Pembroke Pines Charter JF Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley HS Anderson JT Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R4 Ardrey Kell AM Homewood-Flossmoor MB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R3 Lake Highland Prep MK Isidore Newman MK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R2 American Heritage Delray AD Newark Science BA Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R2 American Heritage Plantation BG Niceville ED Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R1 Harker SP American Heritage Delray EM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R1 William T. Dwyer LM Lexington NB Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD Sextos American Heritage School - Plantation DM Lake Highland Prep MK Aff Neg on a 2-1
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R5 Fenwick IC Notre Dame DS Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R5 Newark Science BA American Heritage School - Plantation DM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R4 New Trier CM Quarry Lane PN Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R4 Gilmour SW Collegiate DM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R2 Winston Churchill BR North Oldham TZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD Runoff Lexington RWe Pembroke Pines Charter JF Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R7 Millburn TG Ridge KW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R7 NSU University GF Montville ASu Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R6 Lexington NB Marquette University HL Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R4 Stuyvesant AS Newark Science OA Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R3 Edgemont YL Lexington VVe Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R2 Lexington CB Stuyvesant OG Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 LD R1 Montville RU Brentwood RY Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R6 Niles North IN Montgomery Bell ZL Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R5 Berkeley Prep NK Fullerton Union GK Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R3 Isidore Newman FQ Berkeley Prep SS Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R1 Chattahoochee KV Mountain Brook CM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R5 Lake Highland Prep NK Clements FT Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD Triple Central Valley EM Kent Denver CC Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake JK La Costa Canyon KL Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R6 Lynbrook PN Harker NT Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JG Hockaday CJ Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R4 Lynbrook HH Westview DF Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R4 La Costa Canyon ZT College Prep JZ Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Mountain View DZ Brentwood JD Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R2 Leland DY Isidore Newman AA Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R2 Eastside Catholic DC Lake Highland Prep MC Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R1 Mira Loma TS Lake Highland Prep KP Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R1 Harker EM Bellarmine CP AM Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD Octos Greenhill BE West Des Moines Valle TF Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R7 Seven Lakes KZ Newark Science DA Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R7 Dulles AW Harrison SR Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R2 Los Altos DV North Allegheny NS Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 LD R2 Chaminade College Pre ER Harrison EA Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R1 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches NV Centennial SM Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R7 Presentation MS Mountain View KB Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R7 Palo Alto HY Oxford AG Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit RB Lake Highland SA Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R3 Mountain View Idaho CH Arcadia MS Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R1 Elko HS Forensics AL Strake Jesuit RM Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R1 Vashon ZSa Arcadia VL Neg
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R3 duPontKG MarlboDD Aff
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R3 GeorgeNB NewSciCQ Neg
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R1 BenjamAB BluegrBS Neg
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R1 HawkenJW ChristCL Neg