Robbie Levin Paradigm

Last changed 8/3 5:45P CST

Niles North ‘18

UIUC ‘22

robbielevin515@gmail.com

Debated in high school for four years at Niles North. I qualified to the TOC twice (2017,18). Did not work at a camp or judge debates on the topic yet so be careful with acronyms. I will try to be as open-minded as possible and I am willing to vote on any argument granted that it is impacted out and explained. Below are some specifics.

Disads

Link probably controls the direction of uniqueness.

Politics- have a CP with it because your disad probably sucks. This is very situational so do not be discouraged into reading it especially if its coherent.

Turns case is really important.

Link turns case is awesome.

8 minute 2NC on case and a 1NR on the disad will get you some extra speaker points.

Counterplans

CPs that compete off of the word “should” etc. are not competitive and if the aff answers all definitions and does coherent line by line on theory you will not win.

Advantage CPs and PICs are great.

Will kick the CP unless told not to (if the CP is conditional).

Condo is probably good.

T

Default is towards competing interpretations, but reasonability is actually really persuasive to me. You must explain the impact to limits, ground, precision, etc. for it to be a persuasive reason to reject their interpretation (likewise with overlimiting and other aff arguments). Impact comparison is good.

Case lists are super important for your interp and theirs. Explain the vision of your topic and what affs exist/what are the core affs.

Please dont go for T if you dont have to. I would much rather watch a debate about the topic. You should really only go for it if the aff is blatantly untopical or you just didnt do a case neg and its your last resort. Its much more fun to watch debates where you go for a PIC, Advantage CP, Aff specific DA, and even politics than a generic T argument.

Kritiks

Please dont put everything in the 2nc overview.

You need to win some substantive link to the aff, their reps, or some assumption intrinsic to the aff. These don't necessarily need to be carded, but should have some logical or contextual explanation of the link. Using lines of the other team's ev is good.

You must either win a mutually exclusive alternative that resolves the harms of the kritik, or framework that obviates that consideration entirely (which is REALLY hard to do). Weighing the aff is probably good.

Perm double bind is good if contextualized.

Not good for pomo.

Planless Affs

Generally, I care about the flow. If I cannot understand your theory of power, the world, etc. I cannot vote on it. Sort of familiar with the Cap K. Very familiar with framework. Historically, in high school, I was a "policy" team, however, I am not closed off to hearing well thought out/researched planless affs.

I think the most successful 2nrs in front of me would be well thought out topical versions of the aff combined with a clash or topic education impact. The most successful 2ars in front of me involve both careful explanation of why the TVA does not solve and an impact turn to being forced to talk about the resolution, or an impact turn to the impact that the 2nr is going for.

I have not judged many clash debates so if your strategy doesn't follow the examples I listed, don't worry, do whatever you want.

Other Notes

Dropped arguments=true arguments.

An argument is a claim with reason(s) that claim is true, i.e. "perm do both" with no explanation is not an argument, that is just words.

Tech>Truth in most cases.

Good cards> a lot of cards.

Clarity matters a lot. Slow/efficent debating is better and more fun to watch.

Be yourself. If you're funny, be funny. If you're serious, be serious.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2020 VCX R3 Winston Churchill DS Glenbrook North KS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2020 VCX R2 Maine East PP Glenbrook North KL Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2020 VCX R1 Pine Crest IW Northside HW Neg
The Regatta 2/7/2020 VCX Semi Glenbrook South WK Solorio VM Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Regatta 2/7/2020 VCX Quarte Northside MR Solorio VM Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Regatta 2/7/2020 VCX R5 Northside SW New Trier TX Aff
The Regatta 2/7/2020 VCX R4 Glenbrook North AB Northside MR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Rowland Hall DG Shawnee Mission East CR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Walter Payton AL Dallas Highland Park ML Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Shawnee Mission East CR Rowland Hall DG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Iowa City CW Washburn Rural KP Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open Double Walter Payton AL Washburn Rural DS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R5 Niles West AS Jones OK Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R4 Walter Payton KR Homestead LW Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R2 Maine East PP Washburn Rural KP Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R1 Niles West BB Wylie E. Groves GR Aff
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy Quarte Glenbrook North Nagar & Reznik Whitney Young O'Malley & Margolin Aff Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy Octo Glenbrook North Kaufman & Pandit Northside Ortiz & Pinheiro Aff Aff on a 3-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 5 Northside Martinez & Rahaman Glenbrook North Kaufman & Pandit Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 4 Glenbrook South Baime & Valiaveedu Walter Payton Vanderslice & Konow Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 3 Glenbrook South Bhaiji & Roberts Thomas Kelly Rodriguez & Carmona Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 2 Solorio Uribe & Melero Walter Payton Lawless & Aneesh Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 1 New Trier Goldstein & Lim Glenbrook North Nagar & Reznik Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX Octo NewTri LR GleSou GB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R5 MaiEas PP OakPar KS Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R3 GleNor KK NilWes CK Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R2 NewTri LR WhiYou LG Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R1 ThoKel CO NorCol KW Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 CX R4 Glenbrook North D'Agaro & Farber Glenbrook South Goldberg & Scott Neg Neg on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 CX R1 Solorio Candelario & Castro Glenbrook North Jacobs & Karteczka Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R5 Niles West ShBa Solorio RG Aff
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R4 Northside CR Solorio UG Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R1 Northside CM Ronald Reagan MT Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R6 Kennedy PS Maine East PP Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R5 Thomas Kelly RC New Trier RS Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R4 Northside CC Glenbrook North BC Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R3 Northside LS Glenbrook North CK Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R2 Glenbrook North BuCh Northside KM Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R1 Northside SB Iowa City CW Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 16 Marquette Univ TM Wayzata HL Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 32 Glenbrook South FH Niles West WF Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R6 Wayzata HL Solorio GG Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R5 New Trier JM Glenbrook North CK Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R3 Glenbrook South GS Watertown WW Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R2 Homestead WK Glenbrook South KS Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R1 Niles West WF Glenbrook South BV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R7 Northside College Prep CC West Des Moines Valley KK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R6 Pine Crest Prep KR Heritage Hall LP Neg Neg on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R5 Dowling Catholic PS Northside College Prep KW Aff Aff on a 2-0
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX Semis Washington GW West CB Neg Neg on a 2-1
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 VCX R4 West SD Washington KS Aff
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX R3 West JG West Des Moines Valley KK Neg
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 VCX R2 Washington SG West NZ Aff
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX R1 West Des Moines Valley FH West LL Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Octas Northside College Prep LS Glenbrook South GK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 6 Glenbrook South SH Kennedy SP Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 5 Homestead GW Walter Payton CP AL Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 4 Whitney Young HM Glenbrook South GK Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 3 Whitney Young MO H.H. Dow RW Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 2 Northside College Prep SW Glenbrook South SD Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 1 Glenbrook South RS Northside College Prep KS Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX Octas NorCP CT GleSou GJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R5 NewTri MS MaiEas PP Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R4 Solori RR EvaTwp BD Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R3 Solori PL FreSta BK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R2 NilWes SS LanTec DE Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R1 GleNor BM LanTec BB Aff
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX R4 GleNor Klinghofer & Klis GleSou Brower & Majeed Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX R3 GleNor Bucher & Star GleSou Rudolph & Atcha Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX R2 Solori Navarro & Ortiz GleSou Merchant & Claver Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R5 SolAca PL NewTri XK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R4 SolAca UC NorPre MK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R3 Kenned SR GleNor GS Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R2 WalPay BV SolAca AD Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R1 LinPar Ch WalPay KL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Maine East Regatta 2/10/2017 NCX RND 5 Northside Prep BM Niles West AS Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/10/2017 NCX RND 4 Niles West QH Glenbrook North BM Neg
Maine East Regatta 2/10/2017 NCX RND 2 Glenbrook North JC Niles West WK Neg
Maine East Regatta 2/10/2017 NCX RND 1 Niles West SD Maine East H.S. MM Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R4 Maine East LP Niles West SS Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R3 Glenbrook North BW Homewood-Flossmoor BP Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R2 Niles West SK Glenbrook North BK Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R1 Niles West SA Glenbrook South HD Neg
JVNovice Opener Glenbrook South 9/24/2016 NCX R4 GleSou Yim & Shunnarah MaiEas Banes & Nikolopoulou Neg
JVNovice Opener Glenbrook South 9/24/2016 NCX R3 SolAca Niño-Morales & Terrazas MaiEas Osemobor & Patel Neg
JVNovice Opener Glenbrook South 9/24/2016 NCX R2 GleNor Taran & Xing NilWes Decierdo & Glancy Aff