Abraham Fraifeld Paradigm

Last changed 10/18 7:35P 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 Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Carrollton HC Hunter AK Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R3 Newton South KC West Orange SB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R2 Acton-Boxborough VS Syosset LS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R2 NSU AG Acton-Boxborough WG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD Qtrs Minnetonka PB Harvard-Westlake OF Aff Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R6 Minnetonka PB Marlborough EY Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R5 Ardrey Kell GS Evanston Twp CC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R4 Meadows NS Bradley Tech JH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R3 West Des Moines Valley KC Neenah MO Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R2 Lake Highland Prep PC Isidore Newman LB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R1 Harvard-Westlake NR New Trier TS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R1 Lake Highland Prep JA American Heritage Plantation EM Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4134 4168 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4081 4030 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R4 4008 4044 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R4 4091 4128 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R2 4150 4122 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R2 4229 4163 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4182 4191 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4107 4116 Aff Neg on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF Runoff Plano West Senior LW La Salle CN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R7 Horace Mann LH Westridge BM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R6 Potomac RM Harker WW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R5 Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Blake BS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R4 Cypress Bay KN Western FR Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R3 Plano West Senior LY Bronx HS Of Science LO Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R2 Chagrin Falls MH Unionville PK Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R1 Stuyvesant PS Millard North SN Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Strath Haven LS Cranbrook Kingswood Upper KZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R6 McDowell BK Allendale-Fairfax FG Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R6 Albuquerque AL Walt Whitman AL Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R4 Capitol ZX Shrewsbury BM Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R4 Newtown XK BC Academy JO Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R1 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Bard HS Early College Queens ML Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R1 Freehold Township AA Evanston Township KW Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 IPF Semis 04N217 45N307 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 IPF R4 14N368 09N256 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 IPF R4 12N239 14N360 Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF Qtr Nueva MS Oakwood School - North Hollywood FO Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF Oct Stuyvesant GR Mission San Jose KW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF Runoff Ft Lauderdale HS American Heritage Plantation PP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF R7 Klein JD Colleyville Heritage LN Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF R5 Princeton BS Ardrey Kell KW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF R3 Parkway Central SH Acton Boxborough AJ Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF R2 Plano West Senior LY Bronx HS Of Science LO Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF OC Tut Colleyville Heritage NL Ft. Lauderdale HS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R2 Ravenwood GN Poly Prep Country Day MG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R2 Riverside GP Timber Creek NE Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R1 Hawken HS Charlotte Catholic SH Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Semifi St Paul BT Hawken EL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Quarte Fairmont Prep KS James Madison Memorial VY Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Octafi Fairmont Prep KS Walt Whitman MM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Double Fairmont Prep IK Columbus PP Aff Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round Eastview MK Lake Highland Prep FN Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round James Madison Memorial MS East Ridge BZ Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round Fairmont Prep KS Chanhassen BB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round College Prep DB Maple Grove PB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round Newton South AC Bettendorf DA Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VPF Round Hawken ZM Marist FT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R6 Charles W Flanagan SM Holy Ghost Prep ME Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R6 NSU University CM Acton Boxborough AJ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R5 Bard HS Early College Manhattan HR Manchester Essex KB Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R4 Dalton RM Montville GS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R4 Byram Hills KH Montgomery LP Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R3 Edgemont MM McLean Debate OS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R3 Hunter RS Dalton FU Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R1 Lincoln-Sudbury PG Collegiate ME Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 PF R1 Regis LM Delbarton BT Aff
VBI Chicago 6/29/2016 PF Quarte Juice HS 'Top Lab' LB Aff
VBI Chicago 6/29/2016 PF Rd 5 Gryffindor HZ Gryffindor FH Aff
VBI Chicago 6/29/2016 PF Rd 3 Juice JH Juice JC Neg
VBI Chicago 6/29/2016 PF Rd 2 'Top Lab' LQ WFC-Lystuds SA Aff
VBI Chicago 6/29/2016 PF Rd 1 Gryffindor BM Juice CrJa Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R7 Millard North JL SAS ZZ Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R6 Plano Senior KZ Millard North SS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R5 Nueva MS Mission San Jose KC Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R4 Mission San Jose PS Eagan DM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R3 Leland GH James Madison Memorial VY Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R2 Mt. Si TK Nova CM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 PF R1 Bronx Science ZB Ft. Lauderdale HS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF Semifi Nueva MS Pine View BS Aff Aff on a 3-2
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF Octofi Nueva MS Horace Mann SK Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF Runoff Ridge GM Hunter College MM Aff Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R7 Harker KL Millburn CP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R7 Nueva St Ridge GM Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R4 Princeton MP Riverdale Country LF Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R4 Ridge OZ Poly Prep Country Day AA Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R2 Blake GY Girls' HS Philadelphia BE Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R1 Berkeley Carroll Mc DuPont Manual SW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 PF R1 Acton Boxborough SG Dalton TC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Dble-O Miami Beach Senior RC Millburn PC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Triple Bronx Science BZ Hunter College MM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 5 Charlotte Latin DT Lincoln-Sudbury RF Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 5 West Windsor Plainsboro South SS Christopher Columbus GG Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 2 Newton South Da West Point Grey OJ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 2 Manchester Essex HD Mundo MarĂ­a Montessori IL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 1 Hackley SF Dalton HU Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 1 Hackley TT Princeton SS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF Double Lake Highland Prep DS Regis HS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R5 Mountain Brook SW West Broward CR Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R5 Brentwood SS Assumption TG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R1 William G Enloe KJ Ft. Lauderdale HS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R1 Regis HS Madison Central DL Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF Quarte Princeton MO Stuyvesant KU Neg Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF Runoff Nova MC Harker KL Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R7 Stuyvesant VG Regis FT Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R6 Millburn WY Summit HP Neg
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R6 Princeton HP Regis BR Neg
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R5 Ft Lauderdale BS Fairmont Prep GL Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R5 Byram Hills YA Lake Highland ZD Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R4 Fairmont Prep FI Charlotte Catholic MA Aff
New York City Invitational 10/16/2014 PF R4 Lake Mary AS Hawken SM Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF Semi Millburn ST Pinecrest KS Neg Aff on a 4-1
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF Quarte Freehold Township Ind KH Ransom Everglades LS Neg Neg on a 3-2
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF Octo Ridge GS University CH Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF Sexto Ridge OY Newton South HG Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF Runoff Cambridge TK Stuyvesant WW Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R7 Ridge DL Byron Nelson CP Aff
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R7 Fairmont Preparatory BC Byram Hills JM Aff
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R6 George Washington CO ZM Pinecrest PM Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R6 Lake Mary Prep BW Coronado KS Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R5 Ft Lauderdale SM Byram Hills FM Aff
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R4 University GG Byram Hills AS Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 PF R4 Stuyvesant CC Lexington BT Aff