Louie Kollar Paradigm

Last changed 11/8 8:36P CDT

Email for the chain (Required unless it's a lay/paper, set it up early please): lekollar@gmail.com

Paradigm:

-Debated for NT from 2012-2016 went to the TOC once, I go to Indiana now and coach NT every now and then. Assume that the number of rounds I've judged at the tournament is also the total number of rounds I've judged on the entire topic.

-Read whatever you're best at no matter what it is; good debates are better than bad ones no matter the content. I'll always vote for the winner.

-Tech>Truth

-The distinction between true/false arguments and good/bad arguments are two different things. If your argument is false (e.g. global warming not real), I don't care and I'll vote for it if you win it (excluding blatantly offensive arguments, obviously). If your argument is just bad (e.g. global warming is real b/c it is hot out today) it takes a lot more technical skill in order to win with it.

-Zero-risk is absolutely thing

-Strategy, prep, creativity>>>

-Debated LARP in HS so it's what I'm most familiar with and like best. Most of my paradigmatic defaults are the same as the general consensus in policy debate but feel free to ask.

-Don't care about running theory for purely the strategic reason, obviously bad interps are harder to win with (see zero risk/bad arguments)

-Tricks are fine just please actually be creative with them

-Ks are fine, I've read the basics of the common Ks but if you're reading Baudrillard or something you should overexplain it. If you do a bad job explaining your stuff and I don't understand it I'm perfectly willing to vote against you and start the RFD with "Yeah I don't get it".

-In terms of non-T affs I'm not a complete framework hack but if it's not in the 1nc you're doing yourself a serious disservice. Also if you read a plan text, I'm going to hold you to defending/solving that plan text. Again though, debate what you're best at.

-Your pre-round prep/strat development is probably the best way to get good speaks.

-Debate is supposed to be fun, make jokes, be sarcastic, don't be an asshole, don't take yourself too seriously etc.

-I'm very pro-disclosure but generally anti-disclosure theory. I get that sometimes you'll have to read it and I'll treat it like I treat any other theory argument, but if you have a decent case neg put together or only want to quibble over the way that someone discloses then your 1NC is better served by just reading something else. (If you read and go for disclosure theory against someone who is obviously not familiar with the circuit I will not vote for it and your speaks will suck). In case anyone cares I think the true interp is disclosure for debaters with a career bid and in all elim rounds; if you want to card me for your counter interp or run a blog and want an article hmu

-I have a very low threshold for extensions

-I will answer clarifying questions about my paradigm during prep as long as they're things like "what's your default on RVIs?" or "Do you default to Condo means judge kick?" or anything else that you could've asked before the debate but didn't because you can never know which of my potential defaults will be relevant. Stuff that you'd need the context of the debate to ask like "Do you think there's a winning 2NR on the disad or should I go for T?" I will not answer. The former gives you the information you'd need to make strategic decisions, the latter makes some of the decisions for you.

-I really appreciate creativity. Lately, I've been feeling like I've heard every interp/framework/impact scenario before so if you can produce one that's completely unique that'll make me enjoy the round more.

-If you can tell a joke that makes me laugh about the 2015-2016 debate season or the New Trier debate team speaks go up (they go up further for the 2015-2016 season because with the age of current debates that's tougher)

-Why on earth do so many people take prep for the 1nc?

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD Doub Santa Monica RE Strake Jesuit BE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD Trip BASIS San Antonio Shavano PK Dougherty Valley KK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R6 West Des Moines Valley JW Okoboji TA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R5 Strake Jesuit BE Needham ZL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R4 Appleton East SM Southlake Carroll TR Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit AM Lake Highland Prep MS Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley CL Millard North CP Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R1 Mission San Jose AB Loyola JA Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R3 William G. Enloe TG West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R2 Plano West Sr DH Lake Highland Prep KS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R2 Whitmer MZ Immaculate Heart BC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R1 Scarsdale WC Stone Bridge YC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST SB Lake Highland Prep AM Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R5 AZ 4035 CF 4041 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R4 AP 4011 BL 4038 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R4 CG 4045 AE 4002 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R3 BD 4024 AJ 4007 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R3 CN 4052 AE 4003 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 AZ 4037 BP 4050 Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R2 CG 4047 CF 4040 Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R1 AK 4009 AE 4001 Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 LD R1 BP 4019 AJ 4004 Aff Aff on a 2-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple Phillips Academy Andover TC Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple West Broward AC Freehold Township NL Neg Aff on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Lexington CL North Allegheny Sr ED Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Pembroke Pines Charter KF Bergen County Academies EL Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Westlake AL McClintock EB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 West Broward AC Walt Whitman DH Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Henry W Grady EH Lexington SG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Princeton DS Immaculata La Salle IP Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Southlake Carroll TR Thomas Jefferson HSST TB Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Myers Park ZM Walt Whitman BW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Ridge AL NSU SF Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Ridge KT Durham BD Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Lexington EL Stuyvesant AY Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Loyola JC Greenhill AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Little Rock Central AR Appleton East SM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 McDowell KP St. Andrew's Episcopal FY Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Neenah MA Loyola JC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 St. Andrew's Episcopal OE Harker AM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Immaculate Heart MC Greenhill AZ Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Double Edina KS West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit VL Scarsdale WC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R6 Strake Jesuit AM West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R5 Northland Christian AB West Des Moines Valley LG Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley VB Strake Jesuit BE Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 Loyola AO Strake Jesuit JH Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R2 Lake Highland Prep JA Strake Jesuit College Prep DH Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 East Ridge MR Scarsdale ZS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD Sextos Carroll HS - Southlake AP Lake Highland Prep MK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Lake Highland Prep MK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Quarry Lane SK Immaculate Heart DD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake IP Evanston Twp ES Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R5 Cape Fear MA Brookfield AS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 Brookfield NA Strake Jesuit College Prep VL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 Loyola AO Lexington RW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JN Strake Jesuit College Prep DT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Byram Hills LG Appleton East MM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Loyola LA Colleyville Heritage CW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Lake Highland Prep AA Loyola JN Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Colleyville Heritage AL Charlotte Latin JS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Harker LF Lake Highland Prep SS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Double Quarry Lane SK Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Triple West Des Moines Valley AJ Lake Highland Prep SG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R6 Lake Highland Prep SG Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R4 Evanston Twp ED Dougherty Valley PT Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley AB Strake Jesuit College Prep DT Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R2 Millard North AA King AK Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R1 West Des Moines Valley BK Evanston Twp LD Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 LD R6 Central Valley TO Scarsdale LS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 LD R2 Millard North GB Golda Meir KP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 LD R2 Edina MK Scarsdale ZE Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD Sextos Oakwood School - North Hollywood AW Harrison RP Neg Neg on a 3-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R5 Oakwood School - North Hollywood AB Scarsdale GZ Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R4 Katy Taylor AW Immaculate Heart DD Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R3 Millburn CS Immaculate Heart MC Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R3 Scarsdale ML Harrison RP Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R2 Harrison BS Lake Highland Prep JN Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R2 Teurlings Catholic ZB Anderson IS Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R1 Gilmour SW Stuyvesant KF Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD Dbls Millard North GB Phoenix Country Day PW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R6 Millard North TQ Stuyvesant PY Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R5 Scarsdale NI Harker SP Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R4 Lake Highland Prep SG Apple Valley JB Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R3 King AK Scarsdale AW Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R2 Millard North GB Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2016 VLD R1 Scarsdale LS Harrison RP Neg