Austin Smith Paradigm

Last changed 21 January 2016 1:39 PM EST

I am a fan of the idea that LD debate allows people to dive into the deep end of an issue.

However, I really don't like the idea that it can devolve into fast-talking, rule-shifting, jargon.

I tell everyone to assume I am the dumbest person in the room and to make sure that I, the dumb dumb, am going to get it, and that no matter how dumb I am your opponent won't trick me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R5 Seven Lakes KF Dallastown ND Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R5 Montgomery Acad MD Riverside CB Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 NLD R5 Half Hollow Hills FB Flower Mound RR Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 NLD R5 Flower Mound SG Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 NLD R3 Bronx Science JJ Langley JM Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 NLD R2 Lexington NV Langley SI Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 NLD R2 Flower Mound AX Lexington AC Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 LD R5 Laurel Christian SH Henry W. Grady MF Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R6 Lexington CL Princeton AAd Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R6 Harrison SO Collegiate EW Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R4 Newtown IV Hunter College RS Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R4 Byram Hills TE Timothy Christian JF Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R3 Falmouth RR Scarsdale ML Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R3 Byram Hills AS Scarsdale GZ Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2014-09-19 JVLD R1 Falmouth WL Stuyvesant KF Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Partia Princeton JK Millburn AL Aff Aff 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 6 Lexington JS Princeton CL Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 5 Princeton NE Lexington CL Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 5 Millburn AO Princeton JK Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 4 Half Hollow Hills VS Princeton HL Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 4 Lexington NB La Salle LM Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 3 Bronx Science GV Princeton SH Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 3 Lexington EJ Perkiomen Valley KL Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 1 Lexington CM Millburn AT Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2013-12-06 VLD R6 LaGuardia LM Ridge JCa Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2013-12-06 VLD R4 Bronx Science GM Ridge AR Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2013-12-06 VLD R3 Ridge TT Hunter SK Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2013-12-06 VLD R2 Cooper City CS Catonsville AA Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2012-11-30 VLD R4 TimothAK Regis HK Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2012-11-30 VLD R4 MontviBG CatonsJH Aff