Shivani Mathur Paradigm

Last changed 2/10 10:16P PDT

 

I debated for Oakwood (not the one in LA) in California.
Short Version:
  • I don't judge often, so I'm not familiar with topic lit
  • It is in your best interest to not go your fastest
  • Theory is not my forte

Speed: I can handle spreading, but please don’t go full blitz at me. I will yell clear 3 times before I start dropping speaks. Also, if you’re spreading just to scare your opponent and refuse to explain your case, I’ll drop speaks.
Extensions: I have a high threshold for extensions, so please extend your arguments fully or I won’t consider them extended.
Theory: I’m not a giant fan of theory, but just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean I won’t vote for it. The way I see it, theory should be run as a check on abuse or somewhat obvious potential abuse. I'm pretty much in tune with the norm on how most people view theory.
That is:
-I default to competing interps unless told otherwise
-I default to drop the arg not the drop the debater
-I like to see specific interpretations/violations/whatnot. If you're extemping a theory shell, make it as clear as possible.
-I meet with some sort of reason is a perfectly reasonable response to a shell
That being said, if you're a theory debater, I'm not the judge for you.
Skep: why
Kritiks: I really enjoy kritiks! As long as your prove a clear link to resolution, I’ll be a happy judge.
Framework: I default to a utilitarian worldview if nobody tells me differently. I enjoy engaging framework debates and philosophical discussions. Judging util-deont deadlocks in which each debater is reading generic dumps is not my favorite thing. Make it exciting.
Intervention: I honestly prefer not to intervene. However, I will intervene if neither debater has done enough work to warrant a vote. Also, I won't blindly vote on an unwarranted argument (even if it goes conceded).
Speaks: I won’t give less than a 26 unless your argument was offensive or you were incredibly rude during the round. Most debaters will fall in the 27-29 range.

Lots of weighing is a great way to get my ballot. I believe in voting on the flow. That being said, please be organized as you debate. Few things frustrate me more than debaters who don't signpost or tell me where they're going.
Most importantly, have fun! Feel free to ask me any questions      

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R6 La Costa Canyon BC Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R6 Brentwood JDe Dougherty Valley AY Aff
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R5 La Costa Canyon AT West Des Moines Valley LG Aff
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R4 La Costa Canyon GC Dougherty Valley NV Aff
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R3 MV Independent LH Lynbrook YZ Neg
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R3 Saratoga DK College Prep DB Neg
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R2 Carmel Valley Independent KL Nueva AK Neg
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley BG Cupertino EQ Aff
2016 Voices Foundation Invitational 10/7/2016 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley TS Oakwood School - North Hollywood AW Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Granada Hills MJ St. Francis NB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 La Costa Canyon SS College Prep AO Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 Harker KKa Loyola AO Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Harker AM Sunset AB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Oakwood School - North Hollywood EN Christopher Columbus AT Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Granada Hills EC CL Education WJ Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Milpitas TN Granada Hills MJ Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Isidore Newman AJ Harker AV Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Elite of Irvine NM Granada Hills LG Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Sunset RB Dougherty Valley VPa Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 FSHA (Flintridge) FL Cypress Bay RB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Monte Vista RF Elite of Irvine SS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Granada Hills MP Kent Denver AA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R5 Colleyville Heritage IS Harvard-Westlake WB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake SP Cherry Creek MM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R4 Cherry Creek JL Lake Highland SG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R3 Bellarmine CP HS Northland Christian DS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R3 Newark Science SS Harvard-Westlake AL Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake MG Cherry Creek AZ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R2 El Cerrito WB Torrey Pines HS Speech and Debate SS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R1 Colleyville Heritage SS Kinkaid MS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VLD R1 Northland Christian DL Harvard-Westlake KW Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD Double Granada Hills AR Lake Highland Prep SL Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD Double Valencia ES La Canada ASu Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R5 Presentation AS Atiiva HS Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R5 Citrus Valley LN Palo Alto TL Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R4 Foothill Technology YD Canyon Crest BA Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R4 Dougherty Valley DL Monta Vista HS (Cupertino) KL Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R3 Palo Alto SY Cupertino JT Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R3 Citrus Valley EF Young Genius GH Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R2 Loyola ES Lynbrook MC Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R2 Dougherty Valley YM Crescenta Valley RA Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R1 Los Altos JY Valencia ES Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JLD R1 Loyola KK Evergreen Valley AJ Neg
Voices Foundation Invitational 10/10/2014 VLD R4 Palo Alto CW Young Genius AS Neg
Voices Foundation Invitational 10/10/2014 VLD R3 Palo Alto AL Oakwood Secondary AM Aff