Zach Schneider Paradigm

Last changed 3 March 2021 3:37 PM CST

Hi! I’m Zach. I debated for 5 years of NPDA/NPTE parli (4 at Cedarville and 1 at SIU) and this is my 6th year coaching/judging. I've been coaching for McKendree since 2017. Here are some of my many thoughts about debate:

- I will flow the round and make a decision based on my flow. I will skip flowing your speech if you insist but I will not evaluate arguments that I don't flow.

- You won't get a 30 unless you give a perfect speech. My average is 28.1 with a standard deviation of 0.6. 27 is the floor unless you do something offensive.

- I've gone back and forth on this a few times and I've decided the best use of this space is just to tell you what I think I'm a good/bad judge for. Standard caveats apply, you should really just do what you do best, don't read something just because I listed it here, but this is what I've learned about myself to help you pref me. I also keep a Google doc with stats for every round I judge.

- Good judge for: topicality, big-stick affs, topic-specific disads, advantage counterplans, K affs that do the work on the flow, framework teams that do the work on the flow, Nietzsche, antiblackness arguments, conditionality, impact turns, pessimism based arguments, defense, creative interpretations of the topic, fast-paced debates, teams that stake out their ground and defend it

- Medium judge for: politics, process counterplans, soft left affs, Marx, Foucault, D&G/Bataille/most other Eurotrash, Buddhism (unfortunately), counterplan theory, novelty, teams that win by tricking the other team, probably anything else I didn't think to list above or below

- Bad judge for: K aff teams that think I'll autovote for them for ideological reasons, framework teams that think I'll autovote for them for ideological reasons, Lacan/psychoanalysis, Baudrillard, any argument that posits that rocks and/or animals are people, fact or value affs

- It will take a Herculean effort to make me vote for: spec, AFC, any other theory that makes me roll my eyes (e.g. must pass texts at X time), RVIs

- Will not vote for: negative kritiks that don't have a link to the aff, any theory if the other team wins a we meet, arguments about something that happened in another round/that I cannot verify

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA Finals Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley MR Rice LA Neg Aff 6-1
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA Elim 1 William Jewell FP Univ of Pacific RS Aff Aff 2-1
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R6 Point Loma Nazarene LN Tulane University Debate Team NB Aff
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R5 Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley CF El Camino SK Aff
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R4 El Camino BP Whitman FR Aff
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R3 Oregon LG Tulane University Debate Team RF Aff
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R2 Concordia University Irvine GN Univ of Pacific RS Aff
NPDA C 2021-03-06 NPDA R1 Whitman LM Illini TS Aff
2021 Mile High Swing Part Two C 2021-01-16 NPDA Quarte UTTyl LW PDAB MR Neg Neg 3-0
2021 Mile High Swing Part Two C 2021-01-16 NPDA Octos ConUni GN UTTyl LW Aff Neg 2-1
2021 Mile High Swing Part Two C 2021-01-16 NPDA R3 PDAB AW UCLA NN Aff
2021 Mile High Swing Part Two C 2021-01-16 NPDA R2 ConUni GN PDAB MR Neg
2021 Mile High Swing Part Two C 2021-01-16 NPDA R1 UTTyl/PDAB PS WilJew PT Neg
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA Finals Oregon LG SanDie HP Aff Aff 3-0
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA Semis Rice CS SanDie HP Neg Neg 2-1
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA Octos TexTec HT UTTyl LW Aff Aff 3-0
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA R4 WilJew PT TexTec HT Neg
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA R3 PDAB MR Oregon LG Neg
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA R2 Uniof RP UTTyl LW Neg
2021 Mile High Swing Part One C 2021-01-14 NPDA R1 UTTyl PR TexTec CV Aff
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open Quarte Rice WZ PDAB MR Opp Opp 3-0
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open Octas TexTec HT PDAB MR Opp Opp 3-0
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open Double TexTec HT SADTAI B1 Gov Gov 3-0
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open R3 ConUni AP Rice RL Opp
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open R2 Illini MD Oregon LG Opp
2020 Golden Gate Invitational C 2020-10-31 Open R1 ConUni GN Illini MF Gov
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 E2 Minnesota GP Concordia University Irvine SV Neg Neg 3-0
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 E1 Concordia University Irvine GG Minnesota SB Aff Aff 2-1
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R7 Concordia University Irvine SV Minnesota KK Aff
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R4 Missouri KF Minnesota SB Neg
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R2 Texas Tech BT Concordia University Irvine CM Aff
Minnesota Classic C 2019-09-13 R1 Concordia University Irvine CM Minnesota GP Neg
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R7 Sacramento State MB Modesto Junior College BW Aff Aff 3-0
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R6 CSU Chico JF Sacramento State SF Aff
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R4 Sacramento State BK CSU Chico JF Neg
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R3 Sacramento State JA CSU Chico JK Neg
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R2 Sacramento State MD Modesto Junior College CP Aff
Hornet Cup C 2017-03-04 R1 Sacramento State SF Modesto Junior College BW Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R7 Westminster Schools CK St. Vincent De Paul HM Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R6 College Prep DH Kent Denver CC Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R5 St. Vincent De Paul PR Thomas Jefferson S&T SW Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R3 Sage Ridge KR Law Magnet JG Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R2 Head Royce FD Westminster Schools DH Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R1 Kinkaid YB Head Royce PC Aff
Golden Gate Invitational 2015-10-03 Open Quarte William Jewell HJ Missouri Western State University MS Opp Gov 2-1
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open Octs SCU HH Berkeley KZ Opp Opp 3-0
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R6 CSULB CD Washburn BB Opp
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R5 Concordia RV SCU HH Opp
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R4 Concordia HV Berkeley HY Gov
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R3 CSULB GH Concordia MW Opp
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R2 Berkeley KZ Concordia CS Gov
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R1 El Camino GM Missouri Western State University MS Opp
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Quarte New Trier BK Whitney M. Young Magnet FB Neg Aff 2-1
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Octas Whitney M. Young Magnet SO Minneapolis South GS Neg Neg 2-1
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Round Whitney M. Young Magnet FS Lane Tech College Prep H.S. BR Aff
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Round Whitney M. Young Magnet FB Neenah DD Neg
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Round Whitney M. Young Magnet SO Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CM Aff
2015 Niles Township Invitational HS 2015-09-11 POL Round Whitney M. Young Magnet CM Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CP Aff