Gabriel Morbeck Paradigm

Last changed 10/16 6:45P EDT

Gabriel Morbeck

Strath Haven High School (PA) - 2014 to 2016

Emory University - 2016 to 2020

gsmorbeck28@gmail.com

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If you're judged by me, here are the most important things for you to know:

1. I prefer affs that defend a topical plan. If they do not, I find framework arguments about fairness and limits very compelling. If you choose to not defend a plan, you have to play at least some defense on fairness/limits to make any education arguments compelling.

2. Offense/defense strongly shapes how I think about individual debates. I am very unwilling to vote on presumption.

3. Please assemble a document of every card extended in the final rebuttal and send it to me as soon as possible when the debate is done. How I evaluate your explanation is shaped by how much quality evidence you have. I think I care about evidence quantity much more than most judges. Reading 5 cards on something in the 1AR is much more likely to get you back into the debate than explaining why you think its wrong.

4. Tech is important, but so is developing robust positions throughout the debate. If you go for something that the other team has hardly covered or dropped, but you have barely spent any time developing it, I can't guarantee I'll vote on it.

5. Strong neg bias on condo. Generally cool with 2NC counterplans, modifying/kicking planks, etc. I do think that neg teams need to say judge kick in the 2NR for me to consider it. I don't find most other counterplan theory arguments very compelling. You're much better off winning competition arguments than saying that a whole category of counterplan doesn't belong in the debate.

6. Critiques need to engage the case. I generally don't find role of the ballot/FW debating very important for either teams in these debates. I'd much rather see aff specific link debating. I’m probably better for PIKs than most, but I have a decently high threshold for explaining how the alt results in the plan. Please be specific.

7. I'm not very good at evaluating T debates against policy affs. Go for it at your own risk.

8. I love politics DAs.

9. Debate is fun! I understand everyone cares a lot about wins and loses, but I appreciate debaters who remember that they're functionally just playing a game with their friends on the weekend. I'll enjoy judging you if you enjoy being in the debate!

Alliance topic thoughts:

- I think I care less about revisionism debates than most debaters. Revisionism is usually one of the last things I think about when making my decision, so if you're going for deterrence you're much better off focusing on the link debate. There are a lot of scenarios where I vote neg on deterrence without them reading a card that says Russia/China are revisionist.

- I've been underwhelmed by the case debating on this topic. If the aff has an advantage that says Russia/China is scared by X part of the alliance which causes probing / modernization / miscalc, the neg needs cards that say Russia/China is not scared by the alliance, or that they're not probing or modernizing now.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 Open Octos George Mason LM Navy LR Neg Neg on a 2-1
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 JV R6 George Mason VP Mary Washington HR Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 Open R5 Georgetown LN Liberty WW Neg
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 Nov R4 Navy JW George Mason BP Neg
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 Nov R3 Liberty MW Navy GR Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 JV R2 Georgia AC Liberty CP Aff
UMW Debate Tournament 10/9/2020 Open R1 George Mason AS Cornell WC Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open Sem Dartmouth TV Kansas RM Aff Aff on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open Double Dartmouth GS Michigan PS Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R5 Samford EG Dartmouth MS Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 WILD R4 Texas CL Samford CW Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R3 Georgetown BM Texas DeWa Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R2 Oklahoma RS Kansas PO Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R1 Kansas SH Kentucky BL Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Nov Finals Houston VL Liberty HJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Nov Semis Navy MS Houston VL Aff Neg on a 2-1
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 JV Octo Samford CW Southern California HP Aff Neg on a 2-1
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 JV R6 Houston HW Liberty GJ Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R5 Iowa BR Dartmouth PS Aff
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R4 Wake Forest KM Georgia WA Aff
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R3 Michigan PR UC Berkeley EE Aff
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R2 Kansas MR Northwestern FL Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Nov R1 Liberty DD Navy MS Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R2 Bronx Science YL Unionville DJ Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R2 University MF Unionville PW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R1 American Heritage Plantation MA University AP Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R1 Charlotte Latin EL Albuquerque AK Aff
DDI Tournament 8/5/2020 Open R6 DDI GG Glick & Stone DDI FS Agarwala & Tandon Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R6 X219 X201 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R5 X121 X177 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PF TR Tut Unionville GQ DuPont Manual BC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R6 McQueen RL Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R5 Dallas Highland Park ML Westminster AB Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R4 Walter Payton VR Little Rock Central KL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PF R2 Milton CW NSU GM Aff
PCFL 5 at Pope John Paul High School 1/11/2020 JVLD R3 CR North MK Holy Ghost Prep MM Neg
PCFL 5 at Pope John Paul High School 1/11/2020 JVCX R2 Unionville AP Unionville NW Aff
PCFL 5 at Pope John Paul High School 1/11/2020 EXD R1 CR North JK Unionville DQ Neg
2019 Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/20/2019 Open R6 HKS Saravanan & Qi HQ Imhoff & Wang Aff
2019 Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/20/2019 Open R4 BF Meng & Norris-Rocaberte HKS Tak & Jabren Neg
2019 Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/20/2019 Open R2 HKS Schelzig & Valencia HQ Yarlagadda & Jarwan Aff
2019 Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/20/2019 Open R1 JLM James & Buckley BF Spector & Berk Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX Dbl Oc 205 127 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R5 126 175 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R4 152 159 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R3 197 214 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R2 202 129 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R1 215 160 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF Q Tuto Corona Del Sol JP Ames MA Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R4 Theodore Roosevelt AM St Mary's Hall NW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R3 Wayland WW Trinity Prep HR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Double W. Broward EM North Star Academy CPHS JD Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Triple Hopkins ET Lexington EL Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R6 Apple Valley SA Scarsdale CC Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Eagan AA Interlake MW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Lexington KY Apple Valley TH Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD Quar Pembroke Pines Charter MO American Heritage Plantation PB Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 NCX R6 Gulliver Prep Vair & Villalona Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Feerick-Hillenbrand & Mor Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R5 North Broward Prep GG Pine Crest Prep ER Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R4 Pine Crest Prep TK North Broward Prep GB Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R3 North Broward Prep AB Cypress Bay LR Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 NCX R2 North Broward Prep King & Pearlman Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Solares & Lawrence Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R1 Cypress Bay BB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Neg
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 PF R5 Gilchrest & Formoso Bratt & Choo Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 PF R4 Smith & Siegel Chander & Ratzan Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 LD R3 Ciocca Rivera Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 LD R2 Rivera Hewling Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 LD R2 Massa Govaria Aff Aff on a 2-0
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 JVLD R3 Unionville MP Unionville JB Aff
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 JVCX R1 Strath Haven WW Strath Haven JG Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX Dbl Oc 123 130 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R5 145 181 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R4 106 173 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R3 126 167 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R1 134 108 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 LD R5 Cherokee SH Altamont IM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 LD R4 Dulles GC Decatur Heritage Christian JM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 LD R2 New Trier KMc Dougherty Valley AS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 LD R1 Harker SS Presentation NV Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF DO Tut Miami Beach Sr SP Poly Prep Country Day FS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF TR Tut Stuyvesant PS Theodore Roosevelt AC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R3 Bellaire TK Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R3 Columbus CR Cypress Bay NK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R2 Marist SL Carroll HS - Southlake MK Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX Quarte Georgetown Day BB Thomas Jefferson HSST JM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX Octos Edgemont SS Georgetown Day FG Aff Neg on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX Double Whitney Young GP Wylie E. Groves BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Whitney Young JT Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R5 Univ Of Chicago Lab PL Thomas Jefferson HSST JM Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Whitney Young GP Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R1 Mamaroneck SS Isidore Newman AL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX Double Cypress Bay KK Westminster MG Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R7 Glenbrook North NN Wayzata CM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R3 Rowland Hall-St Mark BY Wayzata SH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R2 Lexington SA South HS - Minneapolis JF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R1 New Trier GL South HS - Minneapolis MS Neg
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R5 196 174 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R4 173 128 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R3 195 112 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R2 189 124 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R1 185 138 Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF Semifi Lambert YM Marist BC Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF Octofi Henry W. Grady RS Marist BC Neg Neg on a 2-1
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R6 Henry W. Grady RS McIntosh EF Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R5 McIntosh CE Henry W. Grady DB Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R4 Lambert PK Milton VC Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R3 Carrollton JT Sequoyah GR Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R2 St Pius X Catholic RJ Sequoyah DC Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 PF R1 Carrollton AH Starrs Mill BJ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R4 Regis MZ Newsome AE Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R2 Western RM Poly Prep Country Day FS Aff
PCFL at Council Rock North 12/16/2016 VCX R2 CR North CS Unionville KL Neg
PCFL at Council Rock North 12/16/2016 VLD R1 CR North JL Pennsbury CZ Neg
PCFL Major at Pennsbury 10/24/2015 JVPF R1 Downingtown STEM KR Holy Ghost DM Aff
PCFL Minor at Bensalem 10/8/2015 JVLD R1 Strath Haven CM Strath Haven ER Aff