Dylan Palbrach Paradigm

Last changed 1/15 4:55P EDT

Background: Three years of policy debate at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) in Wisconsin between 2012 and 2015. I attended SDI for debate camp and was fairly frequent on the national circuit my senior year and currently judge for/help out the SPASH debate team.

I went for policy arguments for the most part in high school, but I consider myself a tabs judge and I vote off the flow so I'll really listen to any argument as long as you wrap up the round and give me a reason to vote for you and why your impacts outweigh the other team's impacts. Clash is important, and I consider warranted analysis something that's vital and is often missing from high school debate rounds. Unexplained arguments and shadow extending is a pretty frequent reason for me voting down teams that could have otherwise very well won. Additionally, I think internal link/link is probably the most important part of most arguments so keep that in mind.
TLDR: Explain what you're saying, actually respond to the other team, and do good link/internal link work and you'll probably be fine.

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Speed-Go as fast as you want but just be clear. I'll tell you if you need to be. But just be especially clear and a bit slower on tags so I'm able to realistically flow what you're saying.

Ks/K Affs-I'll listen to any K aff and will vote on them if you give me a reason to, but just remember you need to explain what your advocacy is pretty well since I largely debated policy in high school and I've never excelled at arguing Ks. Explaining your advocacy is a must and not having a good grasp of what you're arguing probably won't do very well with me as a judge, and neither will relying on ridiculously lengthy overviews and blocks through the 2NR. I will vote on either a Policy or critical Framework, but you need to argue it well from both sides and should probably spend a bit more time on it than usual in front of me. Also, I like a thorough explanation of how the alt functions; otherwise it's pretty hard to say the K has any solvency.
From experience, I understand that framework is often the only option for a debater versed in policy and is a valid strategy. Treat it as a DA/T violation and have internal links to fairness, education, etc.

DAs-I don't see too many good rounds come down to DA vs. Case anymore which is too bad, so I'll thoroughly enjoy a DA debate if it's something relevant with a strong link. Solid impact calc and link analysis from both sides are a must to win in these debates and like all policy arguments I hold a fairly high standard for internal links and internal link analysis. Too often, teams don't spend nearly enough time on specific clash for any of these components, and I'll probably default affirmative if it's lacking from both sides.

CP: Competition is important and if a CP isn't competitive a perm is a great strategy to go for as long as a reasonable amount is done in the 2AR. That said, I'm most easily convinced by solvency deficit arguments and the negative needs to spend a fair amount of time answering these arguments in the block and 2NR to win on the CP in addition to warranted analysis on how they solve their net benefit. Additionally, specific solvency advocates are a lot more likely to win you the round with me. As with my general stance on theory, I'm not likely to vote on it unless the CP is clearly abusive or (in the case of arguments like conditionality bad) it is argued exceptionally well without simply reading off of blocks, and I'm definitely not likely to vote on it unless a lot of time is spent on it in the 2NR/2AR.

Topicality: Topicality is a great position when run well and unfortunately hardly anyone goes for it. I'll vote on potential abuse. For the love of god don't read reverse voters on T.


Some things that are just generally annoying to me/could possibly get speaker points docked
1.) Being an asshole in your speeches or cross-x or being overbearing to your partner
2.) Personally rambling to me during your speech ("judge, you have to vote for this judge")
3.) Trying to be clever by asking questions like "how's it going" in Cross-X
4.) Sucking up to me
5.) Saying "this card is on fire" or equally absurd buzzwords
6.) "This is my cross-x"
7.) Not using all of your prep/speech time

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD Final Appleton East SM Marquette Univ SL Aff Aff on a 3-2
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD Semi Appleton North MU Appleton East SM Neg Neg on a 3-0
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD Final Appleton East SM Marquette Univ SL Aff Aff on a 3-2
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD Semi Appleton North MU Appleton East SM Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD Qtr Appleton East SM Neenah IH Aff Aff on a 2-1
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD Qtr Appleton East SM Neenah IH Aff Aff on a 2-1
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD R5 Marquette Univ SL Appleton East SM Aff
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R5 Marquette Univ SL Appleton East SM Aff
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD R4 Whitefish Bay AH Neenah IH Neg
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R4 Bradley Tech JH Appleton East DP Neg
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R4 Whitefish Bay AH Neenah IH Neg
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD R4 Bradley Tech JH Appleton East DP Neg
The Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R2 Marquette Univ PV Appleton East JS Neg
WDCA Pref Sandbox 1/18/2020 LD R2 Marquette Univ PV Appleton East JS Neg
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R5 Neenah PF Marquette Univ MS Neg
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R4 Homestead PW La Crosse Central BT Aff
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 VPol R3 Rufus King SL Homestead PT Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX Semi Madison East KJ Marquette Univ SM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R5 Rufus King TR Madison East BH Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R2 Marquette Univ SM Madison East KJ Aff
Badgerland 11/15/2019 OCX R1 Neenah PF Madison East WK Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/2/2019 VCX R3 Ronald Reagan EW Fort Atkinson SH Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/2/2019 VCX R1 Madison East HW Rufus King RB Aff
MDL Season Opener 9/21/2019 VCX R3 Homest HL ForAtk TM Aff
MDL Season Opener 9/21/2019 VCX R2 RufKin RT RonRea/MarUni IL Neg
MDL Season Opener 9/21/2019 VCX R1 RonRea WE Homest HL Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX Qtr Ronald Reagan MT Marquette Univ LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R6 La Crosse Central BT Fort Atkinson BH Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R5 Homestead GW Marquette Univ TM Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R4 Madison East MS Ronald Reagan RS Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R3 Ronald Reagan RW Madison East KS Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R1 Marquette Univ MS Ronald Reagan AD Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Edgemont SS Henry W Grady NW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Niles West SoKi Glenbrook North BS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 St Ignatius KM Lane Tech CG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Edgemont BP Glenbrook North JR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R3 Glenbrook South KL Glenbrook North RS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Northside HW Casady AR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Woodlands Independent MR Mamaroneck MM Aff
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R3 Madison East KS Ronald Reagan CP IE Aff
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Madison East JK Rufus King WR Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R5 Univ Of Chicago Lab CK Niles West MC Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R4 Washburn Rural KP Univ Of Chicago Lab SW Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R3 Dowling Catholic HW Blue Valley Southwest PH Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R2 Dowling Catholic TS Niles West WK Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R6 CK McClatchy MM Asian Debate League CP Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R5 Delta Charter BH June Jordan School for Equity RE Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R4 Niles West BF University HS, Irvine LL Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R3 Barstow BN Presentation AR Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R2 Bellarmine College Prep VR Skyline CL Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R1 Bellarmine College Prep TJ Mt Pleasant SG Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 NCX R6 Rufus King LK Homestead BK Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 VCX R5 Madison East MS Reagan IB ThMi Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 VCX R4 Mukwonago GP Reagan IB SI Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 VCX R3 Madison East HR Appleton North BZ Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 VCX R2 Homestead WM Reagan IB MiRo Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/20/2018 VCX R1 Marquette Univ TR Homestead WK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R7 Edina DA SF Roosevelt WW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R6 West Des Moines Valley KD Edina AM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R5 Westminster SB North Star Academy CPHS BF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R4 Glenbrook North BR Edina ZK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R3 Westminster FP Glenbrook North KP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R2 Rowland Hall-St Mark SP Glenbrook South GS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R1 Glenbrook North KR Georgetown Day FR Aff
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX Qtr Madison East HR Marquette Univ MR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 OCX R5 Homestead SB Rufus King LK Aff
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX R4 Rufus King RF La Crosse Central KW Neg
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX R3 Appleton East MR Homestead WK Aff
Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge at Appleton East 12/1/2017 VCX R2 Mukwonago AW Marquette Univ MR Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R5 Marquette Univ DM Homestead WK Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R4 Glenbrook North KK Glenbrook South AK Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R3 Glenbrook North GJ Rufus King SJ Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R2 La Crosse Central LT Marquette Univ DT Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R1 Glenbrook North BT Glenbrook South BW Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol Double Blue Valley Southwest SL Harker HL Neg Aff on a 2-1
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R6 Edina KQ Niles West LW Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R5 Niles West AS South HS - Minneapolis NN Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R3 Harker HL Minneapolis Washburn DK Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R2 Marquette Univ MS Derby SD Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R1 Chicago Lab SB Derby GH Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX Semi Rufus King PS Homestead GK Neg Neg on a 2-1
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX Quarte Marquette Univ DP Waukesha South TD Aff Aff on a 3-0
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX R6 Marquette Univ MW Waukesha South TD Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX R5 Marquette Univ LS Mukwonago HW Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX R4 Homestead CL Marquette Univ DP Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 VCX R1 Rufus King GW Marquette Univ LW Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 VSS S Homestead ML Marquette Univ LS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 VSS Q Marquette Univ DP Rufus King RG Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 VSS R4 Marquette Univ DT Marquette Univ LS Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 OSS R3 Homestead KK Rufus King FS Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 OSS R2 Rufus King FS Homestead LW Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/2/2016 VSS R1 Marquette Univ DP Waukesha South BK Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/11/2016 OCX R5 Homestead KL Glenbrook South PD Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/11/2016 NCX R4 Glenbrook South DW Appleton East HS (A) MR Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/11/2016 OCX R3 Marquette Univ PM Glenbrook South VS Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/11/2016 NCX R1 Glenbrook South PS Marquette Univ DT Aff
UW Madison Bucky HS Invitational 10/8/2016 PF R3 Middleton LL James Madison Memorial GR Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 VFS R3 Rufus King CJ Waukesha South TD Aff
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SVS R3 Homestead GK Marquette University DW Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SVS R2 Marquette University LW Waukesha South TD Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SVS R1 Mukwonago AA Homestead MM Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS Quarte Mukwonago AG Homestead MM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS R5 Reagan IB Debate MT Rufus King WR Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS R4 Rufus King JC Appleton North BK Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS R3 Waukesha South DH Mukwonago MK Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS R2 Marquette WM Appleton West FF Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 NSS R1 Golda Meir MN Appleton North MF Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/4/2015 VSS S Neenah DD Rufus King SP Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/4/2015 OSS Q Marquette University MW Appleton North BZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/4/2015 VSS R5 Whitefish Bay RD Neenah DD Neg
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/4/2015 VSS R3 Appleton East MR Waukesha South KB Aff
The Alexandra Hoechrel Challenge 12/4/2015 OSS R2 Waukesha South AV North Division AS Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/13/2015 NCX R4 Mukwonago AK Marquette University AD Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/13/2015 NCX R3 Glenbrook South RP Golda Meir MN Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/13/2015 NCX R2 Glenbrook South AP La Crosse Central BK Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/13/2015 NCX R1 Glenbrook South KB Rufus King GC Aff