Timothy Byram Paradigm

Last changed 3/20 12:41P EDT

Email: timallybyram@gmail.com

First off, do you. If my judging philosophy meant that you were put at a disadvantage for any particular style of debate, that would be indicative of a larger problem.

I am a Junior at Liberty University. I have done traditional policy, critical, and performative debate, though recent experience has drifted heavily toward the latter end of the spectrum. I am decently well-versed in most forms of critical literature. However, my level of familiarity with a topic should be largely irrelevant to the way you debate. I view debate generally as a format established for the clash of pedagogies. This clash can take place on the macro level or the micro, and applies to both policy and critical debate. The key is to explain which premises of your opponent’s arguments are in contestation and why. In other words, it can be as broad as a discussion on the merits or demerits of proximate state action, or as specific as the effectiveness of China deterrence to maintain US hegemony. This principle can be applied to virtually all arguments:

Ks: Isolate what the affirmative has done, explain how their particular methodology/epistemology perpetuates structural violence, and give me a clear explanation of how to avoid those harms. In debate-speak, spell out the link/s, draw a story between that link and a particular impact, and explain to me how your alternative avoids said link/impact story. The debaters who do this best are the ones who can relate the structural to the specific (ie, the aff’s use of x term/methodology/analysis leads to y structural impact writ large through z process). K affs function similarly: Tell me what systems of behavior or thought are perpetuated in the status quo, how this is done, why it is bad, and what you do about it.

FW: Framework can be run in many different ways, and should be contested in accordance to the specific argument run. For the team running it: Tell me the specific violation of the affirmative, and give me palpable reasons why the aff perpetuates a model that is harmful for debate/why your model is relatively better. Central to this argument is an explanation of why your version of debate is good, or at least better than that of the affirmative. Contestability is important, but it must ultimately be tied to the specific impacts of the model you are offering. For the team answering it: tell me in what ways you meet their interpretation, or in what ways that interpretation is bad. On both sides of the debate, blanket statements are insufficient. Tell me specific reasons why your opponents’ framing is bad. This involves an interplay of tech vs. truth that I will attempt to balance depending on the arguments made in the particular round.

DAs & CPs: My assessment of the risk of the DA happening as a result of the aff is dependent on the specific details offered as part of the negative strategy. Give me a clear line of reasoning between that link and the impact. Specificity is also important for Counter Plans, in that you must show me how the Counter Plan is competitive with the aff. Don’t assume I am familiar with the jargon.

T: I like T but I am not particularly well versed in the area. Be creative, slow down a bit, and give me well-reasoned applications to the aff.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Open Semi UC Berkeley NR Kansas SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R6 CSU Long Beach NS Houston HG Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R5 Houston EW Fullerton TP Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R4 Monmouth CV Houston RG Aff
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Open R3 CSU Long Beach VG Kansas OE Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Open R2 Michigan KM Kansas SS Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX Octafi Desert Vista BH Gulliver Prep PR Neg Aff on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX Dbls Coppell AK Thomas Jefferson HSST YB Aff Aff on a 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R7 Brooklyn Technical BA Mamaroneck LR Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R6 Brooklyn Technical AW Desert Vista LW Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R5 Stuyvesant RH Coppell AK Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R4 Liberal Arts and Science MR Brooklyn Technical TT Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R3 Mamaroneck DZ Hamilton SJ Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R2 Midway BW Brooklyn Technical BH Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R1 Hamilton GC Brooklyn Technical SP Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R6 United States Military GS James Madison DS Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R5 George Mason MP Navy CY Aff
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Open R3 United States Military SD Mary Washington RH Aff
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Open R2 James Madison OR Miami HL Neg
Liberty University 1/24/2020 Novice R1 James Madison LS United States Military PT Neg
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open Quarte Wake Forest BE Southern California SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R6 Southwestern AM CSU Long Beach GV Aff
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R4 Louisville BL CSU Long Beach CS Neg
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R3 Wake Forest BC Southwestern AM Aff
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R2 Louisville BY Wake Forest BE Neg
Cal Swing 2 1/7/2020 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton BW CSU Long Beach GV Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open Semis Wake Forest EF Southern California SK Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 JVN Final Fresno State/San Francisco SS Fresno State AS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R5 Louisville BL Cal State Fullerton HR Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R4 Louisville BY Harvard AY Aff
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R3 Southern California SK Southwestern BN Aff
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R2 Cal State Fullerton JP Oklahoma HR Neg
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2020 Open R1 Cal State Fullerton BW Kansas BD Neg
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R7 Rutgers-Newark LK Georgia GW Neg
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R6 West Virginia BM UC Berkeley NR Neg
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R5 Wake Forest EH Binghamton MeAh Aff
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R4 Kansas HH Texas SW Aff
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R3 Mercer CR Texas MR Neg
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R2 Minnesota DR Cal State Fullerton HR Aff
Harvard College Tournament 11/2/2019 Open R1 Weber State SS Baylor CS Neg
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O F Louisv BY Rutger AH Aff Aff on a 3-0
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O Q Texas SW Mis- MW Neg Neg on a 2-1
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O 0F Harvar AY Mis- HR Neg Neg on a 3-0
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O R8 Mis- HR Harvar AY Neg
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O R6 WebSta SS Mis- DJ Aff
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O R5 Louisv BY WakFor DH Neg
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 O R4 KanSta EA AriSta CG Aff
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 J R3 WebSta OM Wyomin GR Aff
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 J R2 KanSta CT WebSta RT Aff
7th Mukai College Classic 10/5/2019 J R1 WebSta HP CalSta LP Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R8 Kansas MM Baylor CS Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R7 Wayne State BR Miami HL Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R6 Louisville YB Michigan MK Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R5 James Madison BK UC Berkeley MO Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R4 Wake Forest/Texas CL Kansas FE Neg
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R3 Wake Forest EF Kansas HO Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R2 Kansas SM Minnesota LW Aff
GSU Atlanta Season Opener 9/14/2019 OP R1 Michigan HF Wake Forest BC Neg
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open Quarte Louisville BY Kansas BD Neg Neg on a 4-1
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open Octs Oklahoma JS Iowa GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open Double Kansas BD Texas SW Aff Aff on a 3-0
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R8 Cal State Fullerton BR Kansas HO Neg
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R7 Kansas AS Binghamton BM Neg
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R6 Cal State Fullerton HP Army AH Aff
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R5 UT Dallas BG Oklahoma HR Neg
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R4 George Mason AP Binghamton MeDe Neg
CEDA Nationals Long Beach 4/4/2019 Open R3 Kansas BD Louisville BY Neg
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Octos Oklahoma JS Kansas HM Neg Neg on a 4-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round UC Berkeley RN Louisville BY Aff Aff on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Missouri State AM Texas CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Rutgers-Newark QW Binghamton DM Aff Aff on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Texas SW Binghamton AY Neg Neg on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Rutgers-Newark AH Kansas HM Neg Neg on a 2-1
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Open R6 George Mason BT Kansas HO Neg
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Open R5 Missouri State ES Kentucky KL Neg
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Open R4 Missouri State HK Minnesota LR Neg
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Nov R3 Monmouth SR Mercer JP Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 JV R2 Central Florida DC Monmouth MV Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 JV R1 Emory KL Minnesota GL Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R6 Binghamton DM UNLV RR Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R5 Oklahoma PW Binghamton YA Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R4 George Mason BH Rutgers-Newark WL Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R3 UC Berkeley NR Kansas HM Neg
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R2 Wake Forest AC Rutgers-Newark AH Aff
The 2019 Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2019 OPEN R1 Kansas DB Binghamton MD Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R8 Binghamton MD UC Berkeley MO Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R7 George Mason BH UC Berkeley NR Neg
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R6 Fresno State ML Binghamton BM Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R5 Binghamton BP Rochester BA Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R4 CSU Long Beach GP Oklahoma SJ Neg
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R3 Binghamton AY Oklahoma HL Aff
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R2 Concordia BS Iowa GL Neg
2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2019 Var R1 Kansas HM Rutgers-Newark WL Aff
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Novice Finals George Mason MR United States Military TK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Novice Semis United States Military TK George Mason DS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open Octos Rutgers-Newark LW George Mason MT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Novice R6 George Mason DS United States Military TK Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R5 Georgia State FR Kentucky SW Aff
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R4 Samford EW George Mason LR Aff
Liberty University 11/2/2018 JV R3 Rutgers-Newark KS George Mason BB Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 JV R2 Wake Forest BC George Mason BK Neg
Liberty University 11/2/2018 Open R1 George Mason MT James Madison HF Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/26/2018 Novice Octos Monmou BD UniSta AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O 0F Oklaho WP Texas AS Aff Aff on a 3-0
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R7 CSUF WS Texas HW Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R6 Weber BT Texas ML Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R5 Weber MM UNLV QS Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R4 Texas CL UTSan OW Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R3 Kansas BD Louisv BY Neg
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R2 KState EL Texas AS Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R1 UNLV LF Florid CK Neg
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV Semis George Mason MT Cornell GT Aff Neg on a 2-1
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi Double Monmouth MS George Mason BM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV Quarte George Mason PR Rochester AD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV R6 Binghamton RM George Mason PR Neg
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Open O4 Monmou AH Bingha MB Aff
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV R3 Rutgers-Newark KB Rochester AD Neg
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi N2 Rochester SL Binghamton SB Neg
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi N1 George Mason HM Binghamton RC Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R7 UT San Antonio OW Georgia MG Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R5 Emory HS Kentucky KL Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R4 UC Berkeley WS Louisville BY Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R3 Wake Forest BM Oklahoma PW Neg
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Open R8 Rutger/JamMad MC UniSta CJ Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Novice R7 Monmou GV GeoMas AH Neg
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Novice R6 Rutger KM GeoMas DJ Neg
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Open R5 NYU BS WesVir BC Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Open R4 WesVir/Roches MB Rutger RA Neg
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Novice R3 GeoMas BB Roches KV Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Novice R2 Monmou CS GeoMas JM Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/28/2017 Novice R1 GeoMas PR NYU FW Aff
5th Mukai College Classic Weber State 9/30/2017 Open R7 Binghamton MY UC Berkeley DR Aff
5th Mukai College Classic Weber State 9/30/2017 Open R6 Rutgers-Newark WC UC Berkeley NH Aff
5th Mukai College Classic Weber State 9/30/2017 JV R5 Nevada Las Vegas LJ Puget Sound GH Aff
5th Mukai College Classic Weber State 9/30/2017 Open R2 UC Berkeley DW Binghamton AM Neg
5th Mukai College Classic Weber State 9/30/2017 JV R1 Puget Sound PT Johnson County Community CE Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R6 Princeton KSt Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart CD Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R6 Princeton DC La Salle MC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R5 Chaminade DH Scarsdale SH Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R5 Newtown CC Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart KB Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R4 Newsome AD Syosset RM Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R3 North Allegheny Sr JF Montville AS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R3 Montville AH Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R2 Hawken AK Ridge AL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R2 Hawken CS Livingston GL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart CG Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 VLD R1 Hunter ML Dallastown NK Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 LD Quarte Success Academy SC Gilmour SW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 LD Octos Walt Whitman XR Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 LD R6 Gilmour SW Thomas Jefferson HSST RM Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 CX R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST KV First colonial high school BC Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 CX R3 North Star Academy DY PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC BS Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 CX R2 Georgetown Day BF Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Neg
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/22/2016 CX R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST AJ First colonial high school MC Aff