Rashard Leonard Paradigm

Last changed 9/13 5:05P EDT

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Background

4 years of policy debate in college, first two years mainly focused on policy, last two years leaning more K-heavy

Debate is an educational game. As the judge, I am responsible for evaluating the arguments of this game as you present them to me. This activity is centered around you, the debaters. Do you, run the arguments that you usually run and I will judge them accordingly.

Aff: Open to judging all types of affs, policy and K. Aff should be topical (affirming a change within the topic, not necessarily USFG). Be sure that you make clear to me why the aff is important and why your plan will give the best results. If you kick an advantage explain to me why.

DA: I like them. I think they’re the easiest way to win debates, especially if it turns the case. Make sure you have a clear link to the aff and I clear impact that will be triggered by the plan.

CP: I love a good CP-DA combo and it can be devastating if properly used. PICs are welcome as well but they need to have a clear difference between the aff.

Condo: I think condo is good but too much can be abusive. 3 conditional worlds is my absolute limit anything more better have some kickass Condo good blocks.

Theory: Please don’t make me vote on theory. Theory args are fine within the debate space but I’d rather not have my decision based on a generic theory arg that you read in the block. However, if it does come down to that please frame the how I should evaluate the debate and why the other their methods are harmful.

T: Always a voting issue. Block needs do good impact work on why the plan is bad for debate. T has real world impacts so use that to your advantage. Neg also needs to give a Topical Version of the Aff.

FW: I generally lean aff on most framework debates. You will not win if your main arg is “the aff makes debate too hard”. As long as the aff affirms a change in the direction of the topic then I think it’s good debate. Good FW teams should show me how their approach to the topic makes debate impossible, that will get me on your side and willing to vote for you.

K: Run it, but don’t half ass it. In the block you should be able to point to evidence they read in the 1AC/2AC to prove a clear link and show that they use the same methodology that will trigger all of your impacts. Don’t rely on all the big words that your cards use. Instead paint a clear picture of how your K operates and what the alt does to make a better world. Real world examples of the alt will help you.

Misc: Please be respectful to all debaters within the space. We sacrifice our weekends, while barely getting any sleep, to come and compete. Don’t be rude or mean.

Have fun, jokes are welcome in-round. Well executed jokes get a bump in speaks.

I’d rather not hear profanity but if you use do it should be impactful.

Speed is fine as long as you’re clear. If I am unable to understand you I will yell “CLEAR” during your speech.

CX is binding and I will flow it.

 

Any other questions please feel free to ask me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 Semifi SLC West Galian & Rice Westminster Manghat & Sayers Aff Neg on a 4-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 Quarte Westminster Yu & Li Greenhill Meng & Kwon Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 Octafi SLC West Galian & Rice Montgomery Bell Pacconi & Young Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 5 Westminster Yu & Li Alpharetta Sandhu & Tokos Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 4 Cambridge Gandla & Murad Head Royce Kopelnik & Muhammad Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 3 Montgomery Bell Barnard & Climaco Georgetown Day Berman & Johnson Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 2 Westminster Manghat & Sayers West Des Moines Valley Dukle & Li Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 1 Blue Valley Southwest Swanson & Sathish Cambridge Pandyaram & Pandyaram Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 JV R6 Mercer RW Monmouth AH Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Nov R5 Mercer DH Monmouth SM Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Nov R3 Monmouth BD Liberty BK Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 Nov R2 Liberty BW Monmouth SG Aff
ADA Nationals at UGA 3/8/2019 JV R1 Central Florida FS George Mason KB Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 CX Semis Chattahoochee Josh Jeong & Rithvik Nagabhirava Henry W Grady Assata Nkosi & Daniel Wakefield Aff Aff on a 2-1
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 CX R2 Henry W Grady Assata Nkosi & Daniel Wakefield Woodward Mona Mahadevan & Malachi Robinson Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/19/2019 VCX Quarte Chattahoochee JN Riverwood CL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/19/2019 VCX R4 Riverwood CL Westminster BR Aff
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/19/2019 VCX R3 Riverwood LP Chattahoochee AM Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/19/2019 VCX R1 Galloway DS Montgomery Bell YM Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R5 Montgomery Bell GL Woodward FC Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Woodward CO USN CC Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Woodward RG Riverwood JP Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R6 Chattahoochee MB Cambridge HS DS Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R5 Woodward GG USN BK Neg
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R4 Woodward KR Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R3 USN CH Cambridge HS MH Neg
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 JV R2 Montgomery Bell YM Cambridge HS MR Neg
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN R1 Woodward GW Chattahoochee JN Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX Semis North Broward Prep/Gulliver Prep RG Berkeley Prep KK Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX Quar Berkeley Prep KK North Broward Prep FG Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 NCX R5 Gulliver Prep Roades & Podrog Berkeley Prep Muldrow & Souchet Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Cypress Bay BB Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R3 North Broward Prep GG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R2 North Broward Prep/Gulliver Prep RG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CM Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R1 Cypress Bay MS Berkeley Prep KK Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 VCX Quarte Woodward AS Chattahoochee AM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 VCX R4 Riverwood CL Woodward GR Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 NCX R3 Johns Creek KM Woodward FF Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 JCX R2 Woodward GD Druid Hills GW Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 VCX R1 Woodward GG Cambridge HS HR Aff
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates 10/12/2018 NCX Quarte Woodward SB Alpharetta HS NG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates 10/12/2018 VCX R5 Chatta HD Woodwa GW Neg
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates 10/12/2018 JVCX R4 Woodward KB Montgomery Bell OM Aff
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates 10/12/2018 VCX R2 Northv AR MouVer JS1 Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R8 Samford WE Indiana DG Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R7 Kentucky KL Wisconsin- Madison DK Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R6 Binghamton AY Concordia BS Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R5 Oklahoma JS Baylor CZ Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R4 Kansas HM Pittsburgh OP Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 Open R3 George Mason BH Wake Forest NW Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 JV R2 NV Navy MM NV Indiana RL Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/29/2018 JV R1 Miami LL Wisconsin- Madison PM Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R8 Emory AJ Michigan LR Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R7 Harvard RS Dartmouth JD Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 JV R4 UT San Antonio FM Navy BS Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 JV R3 Navy MS UT San Antonio GH Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R2 Oklahoma JS Michigan HF Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 Semis Little Rock Central Garg & Lam Montgomery Bell Meacham & Smith Aff Aff on a 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 Octas Little Rock Central Garg & Lam Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Beharry & Deschappeles Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R6 Mamaroneck Suben & Lieber Westminster Ishaqui & Khanna Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R5 Northview Yang & Patil Greenhill Khan & Ratnam Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R4 Pine Crest Prep Paharia & Khakhria Mamaroneck Epstein & McKinney Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R2 McDonogh Zuga & Wang Mountain Brook Allen & Lauterbach Aff
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 NCX Quarte Woodward Sachi Reddy & Lorielle Georgetown Westminster Jordan Kopcha & Rishi Manghat Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 NCX R5 Henry W. Grady Fatima Chaudhry & Sechan Tak Woodward Akbar Chranya & Ari Robinson Aff
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 NCX R4 Woodward Ashna Ghanate & Sonali Dade Westminster Benjamin Sayers & Eula Doele Neg
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 NCX R3 Woodward Sachi Reddy & Lorielle Georgetown Westminster Aaron Yu & Connor Li Neg
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 NCX R2 Cambridge Anvika Menon & Venn Reddy Paideia Kaiya Patel Aff
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 VCX R4 Westminster AG Chattahoochee AA Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 VCX R3 Westminster BA Chattahoochee JN Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 VCX R2 Henry W. Grady WN Woodward SG Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R7 Georgetown LW Wayne State RH Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R6 Kentucky HR Northwestern LY Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R5 Northwestern CE Dartmouth AA Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R4 Georgetown BP Michigan NL Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R3 Central Oklahoma CM Minnesota FW Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R2 James Madison CW Kansas FM Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 9/27/2017 Open R1 Northwestern BB Kansas KR Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 NOV Sems Navy BS Liberty RS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgia State 9/17/2017 JV R6 Navy PA Houston NP Neg
Georgia State 9/17/2017 JV R3 Liberty GK Georgia LY Aff
Georgia State 9/17/2017 NOV R2 Navy BS James Madison FR Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R6 Albuquerque AS Alpharetta HS Debate MV Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R5 Alpharetta HS Debate DD Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R2 Wheeler PS Stuyvesant CH Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R1 Stuyvesant SD Chattahoochee AS Aff
Emory National Debate Institute 6/16/2016 ENDI R6 Schi-Lo Fearon & Shen Schi-Lo/Ba-Ma Choudhoury & Kan Aff
Emory National Debate Institute 6/16/2016 ENDI R5 He-Ma-We Pillai & Shen Do-Wa/Schi-Lo Piplani & Puri Neg
Emory National Debate Institute 6/16/2016 ENDI R4 Ba-Ma Shakil & Wang Schi-Lo St. Juste & Krupp Neg
Emory National Debate Institute 6/16/2016 ENDI R3 Fla-Ka Samantaray & Schab Ba-Ma Loss & Clancy Neg
Emory National Debate Institute 6/16/2016 ENDI R1 He-Ma-We Korir & Tillman Ba-Bu Welsh & Gofman Aff