Brian Cai Paradigm

Last changed 11/12 7:40P EDT

briancai@gatech.edu

Alpharetta HS 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology 2020 (Computer Science)

Every judge prefers in depth clash and high quality strategy.
Perhaps that is not the winning strategy, and I understand.

Make it interesting and fun, as I am not doing this for the money (I'm a STEM capitalist pig) and it is very time consuming for me to judge you all.

This means that lots of argument and evidence comparison, in depth knowledge and explanations, and charisma during speeches and cross examinations will be rewarded.

Reading 8 off and copy-pasting blocks will net you a win if done correctly, but your speaks will probably not be impressive. They're called speaker points, not technicality and strategy points.

People have poor memories, so make sure everyone is able to keep a good flow. Also write my ballot with really good impact calculus at the top of the 2NR/2AR so I don't have to think. Thinking burns calories.

I will try to evaluate evidence in the lens that was specified by the speakers. All evidence is just a bunch of words some people wrote, so tell me what these events mean in the context of the round, who the author is or cites and why that is important, and how it interacts with your opponent's arguments and evidence. Even if it's something like "Healthcare Thumps" (I don't keep up with the docket anymore...) I want to know if it's a White House correspondent or a health insurance company watchdog and why it will take precedence over Trump's tariffs. If it's just an opinion piece that says "Republicans have talked about repealing the ACA", I won't evaluate it as good evidence unless you tell me to combine it with contexts, dates, etc and its comparison to the other side's evidence and arguments. If you spin it enough, I will accept garbage evidence (given the other team doesn't do as good of a job disputing it).

Death is bad. Learning is good.

Cheaters will be penalized.

Topic Specific Biases:

I have judged 0 (zero!) tournaments on this topic prior to Westminster 2018.

Parts of my family are naturalized and others are green card holders. Many of my classmates are seeking their H-1Bs.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R5 Montgomery Bell KJ Isidore Newman HV Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R4 USN HB Montgomery Bell FK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R3 Mountain Brook CD Riverwood CL Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Marist TO USN KF Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell FM Isidore Newman QD Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R4 Cambridge HS MR USN FC Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R3 USN BK Montgomery Bell YM Neg
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Westminster BW Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R1 Asian Debate League WS USN CH Neg
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R4 Why Male Models? Michael Kim & Luis Trejo Braz-Gemony Math-wells Arnoldo Garcia Jr. & Jay Lara Neg
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R3 Alpha-Dawgs Jessie Dietz & Nicholas Hungria Alpha-Dawgs Jordan Freeman & Jordyn Walhof Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 NCX Quarte University School MM Montgomery Bell KoS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R5 Chattahoochee DX Woodward KK Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 NCX R4 Westminster MB Hume-Fogg AC Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R3 Chattahoochee HS Isidore Newman KW Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R2 Milton VR Isidore Newman QV Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R1 Woodward PS Isidore Newman XZ Aff
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 10/24/2015 NCX R3 Chattahoochee LT Woodward PK Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 10/24/2015 NCX R1 Killian Hill Christian CN Paideia PT Neg