Abraham Fraifeld Paradigm

Last changed 18 October 2018 3:35 PM EDT

LD:

I cannot flow spreading, so please don't do it.

In making arguments you cannot skip any steps. I know how to evaluate debates, but I am new to LD, so there are lots of arguments that most LD judges know all about that I am unfamiliar with. That does not mean you can't run them in front of me - you just have to be able to fully explain everything part of the argument, avoid jargon where possible, and be crystal clear about why you winning it matters for the round.

PF

- Please time yourselves

- I appreciate concision, but I think evidence too often gets misconstrued when it's paraphrased. I understand paraphrasing is common now, so I reserve the right to check evidence at the end of the round even if the evidence is not challenged by the debaters (I won't look for holes in the evidence - I just want to make sure what was said matches the original writing).

- I accept logical defensive responses made in crossfire as part of the flow. Cross is still not for reading cards.

- I don't think defense needs to be extended in late round speeches unless it is answered. The alternative to this would be to allow extensions through ink, which is wrong.

- I try my best to flow. I won't vote for things I don't understand. I don't want to keep you in the dark about whether or not I understand something, so my face should give away when I am confused.

- If multiple arguments flow through to the end of the round and there isn't good, explicit weighing, I will vote for the argument that was best constructed/most persuasive to me. Since how I feel about arguments is pretty nebulous, you should weigh early and often. Do not leave it for the last moment. If you can't think of anything productive to do in crossfire, set up weighing mechanisms.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R5 4107 4123 Pro Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R4 4192 4044 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R4 4009 4195 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4215 4205 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4084 4083 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4169 4111 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4067 4189 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4140 4120 Con Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4110 4137 Con Con 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Carrollton HC Hunter AK Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R3 Newton South KC West Orange SB Pro
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R2 NSU AG Acton-Boxborough WG Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VPF R2 Acton-Boxborough VS Syosset LS Pro
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R5 4134 4168 Con Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R5 4081 4030 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R4 4091 4128 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R4 4008 4044 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R2 4229 4163 Pro Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R2 4150 4122 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R1 4182 4191 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R1 4107 4116 Pro Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF Runoff Plano West Senior LW La Salle CN Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R7 Horace Mann LH Westridge BM Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R6 Potomac RM Harker WW Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R5 Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Blake BS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R4 Cypress Bay KN Western FR Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R3 Plano West Senior LY Bronx HS Of Science LO Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R2 Chagrin Falls MH Unionville PK Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R1 Stuyvesant PS Millard North SN Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF Triple Strath Haven LS Cranbrook Kingswood Upper KZ Pro Pro 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R6 McDowell BK Allendale-Fairfax FG Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R6 Albuquerque AL Walt Whitman AL Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R4 Capitol ZX Shrewsbury BM Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R4 Newtown XK BC Academy JO Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R1 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Bard HS Early College Queens ML Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VPF R1 Freehold Township AA Evanston Township KW Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-06-19 IPF Semis 04N217 45N307 Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-06-19 IPF R4 12N239 14N360 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-06-19 IPF R4 14N368 09N256 Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF Qtr Nueva MS Oakwood School - North Hollywood FO Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF Oct Stuyvesant GR Mission San Jose KW Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF Runoff Ft Lauderdale HS American Heritage Plantation PP Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF R7 Klein JD Colleyville Heritage LN Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF R5 Princeton BS Ardrey Kell KW Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF R3 Parkway Central SH Acton Boxborough AJ Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF R2 Plano West Senior LY Bronx HS Of Science LO Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF OC Tut Colleyville Heritage NL Ft. Lauderdale HS Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R2 Ravenwood GN Poly Prep Country Day MG Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R2 Riverside GP Timber Creek NE Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R1 Hawken HS Charlotte Catholic SH Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Semifi St Paul BT Hawken EL Pro Pro 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Quarte Fairmont Prep KS James Madison Memorial VY Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Octafi Fairmont Prep KS Walt Whitman MM Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Double Fairmont Prep IK Columbus PP Pro Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Eastview MK Lake Highland Prep FN Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round James Madison Memorial MS East Ridge BZ Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Fairmont Prep KS Chanhassen BB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round College Prep DB Maple Grove PB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Newton South AC Bettendorf DA Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VPF Round Hawken ZM Marist FT Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R6 NSU University CM Acton Boxborough AJ Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R6 Charles W Flanagan SM Holy Ghost Prep ME Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R5 Bard HS Early College Manhattan HR Manchester Essex KB Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R4 Dalton RM Montville GS Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R4 Byram Hills KH Montgomery LP Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R3 Edgemont MM McLean Debate OS Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R3 Hunter RS Dalton FU Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R1 Lincoln-Sudbury PG Collegiate ME Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R1 Regis LM Delbarton BT Pro
VBI Chicago 2016-06-29 PF Quarte Juice HS 'Top Lab' LB Pro
VBI Chicago 2016-06-29 PF Rd 5 Gryffindor HZ Gryffindor FH Pro
VBI Chicago 2016-06-29 PF Rd 3 Juice JH Juice JC Con
VBI Chicago 2016-06-29 PF Rd 2 'Top Lab' LQ WFC-Lystuds SA Pro
VBI Chicago 2016-06-29 PF Rd 1 Gryffindor BM Juice CrJa Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R7 Millard North JL SAS ZZ Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R6 Plano Senior KZ Millard North SS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R5 Nueva MS Mission San Jose KC Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R4 Mission San Jose PS Eagan DM Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R3 Leland GH James Madison Memorial VY Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R2 Mt. Si TK Nova CM Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 PF R1 Bronx Science ZB Ft. Lauderdale HS Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF Octofi Nueva MS Horace Mann SK Pro Pro 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF Runoff Ridge GM Hunter College MM Pro Con 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R7 Harker KL Millburn CP Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R7 Nueva St Ridge GM Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R4 Princeton MP Riverdale Country LF Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R4 Ridge OZ Poly Prep Country Day AA Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament MS 2015-10-16 PF R2 Blake GY Girls' HS Philadelphia BE Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Berkeley Carroll Mc DuPont Manual SW Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Acton Boxborough SG Dalton TC Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Dble-O Miami Beach Senior RC Millburn PC Con Pro 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Triple Bronx Science BZ Hunter College MM Con Con 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 West Windsor Plainsboro South SS Christopher Columbus GG Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 Charlotte Latin DT Lincoln-Sudbury RF Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 Newton South Da West Point Grey OJ Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 2 Manchester Essex HD Mundo María Montessori IL Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 1 Hackley SF Dalton HU Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 1 Hackley TT Princeton SS Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF Double Lake Highland Prep DS Regis HS Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R5 Brentwood SS Assumption TG Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R5 Mountain Brook SW West Broward CR Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R1 William G Enloe KJ Ft. Lauderdale HS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R1 Regis HS Madison Central DL Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF Quarte Princeton MO Stuyvesant KU Con Pro 2-1
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF Runoff Nova MC Harker KL Con Con 2-1
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R7 Stuyvesant VG Regis FT Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R6 Princeton HP Regis BR Con
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R6 Millburn WY Summit HP Con
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R5 Ft Lauderdale BS Fairmont Prep GL Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R5 Byram Hills YA Lake Highland ZD Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R4 Lake Mary AS Hawken SM Con
New York City Invitational HS 2014-10-16 PF R4 Fairmont Prep FI Charlotte Catholic MA Pro
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R7 Fairmont Preparatory BC Byram Hills JM Aff
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R7 Ridge DL Byron Nelson CP Aff
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R6 Lake Mary Prep BW Coronado KS Neg
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R6 George Washington CO ZM Pinecrest PM Neg
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R5 Ft Lauderdale SM Byram Hills FM Aff
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R4 Stuyvesant CC Lexington BT Aff
New York City Invitational HS 2013-10-18 PF R4 University GG Byram Hills AS Neg