Bennett Dombcik Paradigm

Last changed 25 September 2021 12:26 PM EST

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I'm Bennett Dombcik (he/him or they/them), I'm currently a sophomore debating for the University of Michigan.

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DAs - yes these are great. I am persuaded more by quality link cards than I am by a large amount of random links that could possibly apply to the aff (that is the case for pretty much every single argument)... OV at the top of the DA that explain why the DA ow the case and (hopefully) how it turns the case is very helpful, however, if the turns case arg is not supported by evidence, I am unlikely to be very persuaded.

I am sympathetic to 0% risk, but it does take some work to get there. I am somewhere in-between probability ow and extinction ow, and will default to the debating that is done, if no one says anything about it somehow, I will default to probability most likely (assuming that your impact has at least some, well, impact).

CPs - also great, however, I'm not yet caught up on the vast majority of weird process cps that basically get recycled as generics, that doesn't mean you cannot read them, but be prepared to explain what the mechanism of the CP actually does. In terms of the more generic process cps (consult, courts, etc.), I'm fine, same with pretty much everything else.

Theory stuff - everything other than condo is a reason to reject the arg, condo is a reason to reject the team. I am not unwilling to vote on condo bad but tend to think that anything less than 4 is fine. The more absurd it becomes (k, process cp, 12 plank adv cp, uq cp at the top of every DA...) the more willing I am to vote on in-round abuse.

Case debate - the best! Impact turns are wonderful to judge (same with putting a DA on case as a link turn) - aff teams tend to underestimate the time they need to spend on case in the 2ac which is not ideal to say the least.

topicality - these debates are fun to judge, but admittedly, they do get blippy and I am likely to default to whichever team does the best impact explanation. I think precision is important, but debatability is probably more important given at least a ~reasonable~ defense of the words in the topic. this does not mean I think reasonability is better than competing interps - decking the topic because you want to read ur aff is not a good idea.

ks - these can be great to judge if done well - neg teams should probably have links to the plan or a very very good defense of an alternative framework. Be warned, I am not well versed in a lot of the literature, so err away from using the big buzz words to explain your position, because I am unlikely to be able to explain an RFD to the affirmative team if I don't know what the words in the 2NR meant. I am most likely to vote for the kritik if the negative explains why the link turns the aff and takes out solvency at some level.

k affs - similar thoughts to a lot of the k stuff above - teams should be close to the topic if you want to beat T in front of me and you probably know your aff way more than I do, so please explain it. Other than that, you do you.

T vs K affs - these debates can be very good, but can also be very bad. If you're neg in these debates in front of me, I would prefer to see a strategy more focused on clash/testing more so than procedural fairness as the impact (but you can still win that if that's your jam). I think that debate is a competitive activity and that activity is good, arguments that it is bad will not do well in front of me. Instead, I think affirmatives should focus on why their model of debate set up by the aff is good, predictable, and solves a lot of the negatives offense. Very persuaded by TVAs...

TLDR: if you explain arguments, do impact calc and card comparison, and don't make technical drops, you should be fine.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R6 Peninsula CW Pace BK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R4 Montgomery Bell KB Lansing CP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 JVCX R1 College Prep NH Sidwell SK Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 Pol R6 Interlake CP Blue Valley Northwest MS Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 Pol R5 Eagan LS Blue Valley Southwest CS Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 Pol R3 Niles West SK Iowa City West LK Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V Octas Northern Valley HS Independent JS Unionville PW Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V Double Westwood WY Cary NS Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R6 OA Independent VM Strath Haven AM Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R5 Vestavia Hills DS Eagan AE Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD RS R5 Cabot JB Little Rock Central XJ Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R4 Lexington AM Westwood WY Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R3 Harker GS Mountain View EN Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R3 Charlotte Latin EL Unionville PW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R2 Harker AV Carmel CSu Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R2 St Croix Prep AD Edina JS Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R1 Mercer Island KS Harker SS Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R1 Hawken RS Vestavia Hills GJ Aff
ISD Session Two Tournament 2021-07-21 LD R2 Drew Thomas Ethan Nicoll Neg
ISD Session Two Tournament 2021-07-21 LD R1 Andrew Jiang Drew Thomas Neg
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD Demo Abby Preston Adam Stone Neg Aff 6-5
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD Semis Adam Stone Taighlor Address Aff Aff 4-1
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD Qrtrs Allen Huang Gil Altman Neg Neg 3-0
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD R3 Taighlor Address Allen Huang Aff
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD R3 Derek Han Arjun Gaggar Aff
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 5 CR North MS Upper St Clair SD Neg Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 4 Apple Valley KW Reservoir SM Neg Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 3 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart HS Chantilly JW Aff Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 2 Roeper NS Harrison MR Neg Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 1 Harrison JP Oak Grove NW Aff Aff 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD Double ModernBrain ZT Thomas Horace Rogers JW Neg Neg 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD R6 Katy DG ModernBrain AZ Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2021-05-08 LD R5 Alice Deal MWe HuaXia Chinese School - Houston SZh Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2021-05-08 LD R1 Golden State NR Honor RY Neg
Louisiana CFL Qualifier HS 2021-03-04 LD R5 JPG JF Benjamin Franklin EC Aff
Louisiana CFL Qualifier HS 2021-03-04 LD R4 St Thomas More ND JPG GR Aff
Louisiana CFL Qualifier HS 2021-03-04 CX R2 Isidore Newman EP Isidore Newman CP Aff
Louisiana CFL Qualifier HS 2021-03-04 LD R1 Benjamin Franklin AH Baton Rouge BW Aff
Louisiana CFL Qualifier HS 2021-03-04 LD R1 JPG JFi Teurlings Catholic AC Neg
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2021-02-27 LD Quarte Southside MK Caddo Magnet JH Neg Aff 2-1
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2021-02-27 CX R2 Airline BR Baton Rouge NW Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD Triple Plano East NG Memorial SC Aff Aff 2-1
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD Triple Myers Park EA Cardinal Gibbons RS Neg Neg 3-0
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD R7 Claremont GK Carnegie Vanguard SR Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVLD R6 Montville HB Chaminade AS Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVLD R6 Holy Ghost Prep MM Sequoyah DM Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD R5 Lexington AT Woodlands AA Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD R4 William G. Enloe AC Catonsville AT Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVLD R2 Randolph CC Buffalo JH Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVLD R2 Chaminade DJ Cary BF Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX SilSem Montgomery Bell RK Univ Of Chicago Lab KS Aff Aff 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX R5 Damien AS Pine Crest LM Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX R4 Glenbrook South AC Montgomery Bell JG Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX R3 Smelko LD Univ Of Chicago Lab CB Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX R2 Glenbrook South SY Damien CP Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 NCX R1 Notre Dame GK Branson BL Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD Finals Myers Park EA Northland Christian LB Neg Neg 2-1
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD Octas Cary Acad CP Lincoln East PS Aff Aff 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 LD RR Finals Syosset IS Northland Christian LB Neg Neg 5-2
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R6 Albuquerque NP University AP Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 CX Finals Hawken MT Lexington YG Aff Aff 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 LD RR R5 Albuquerque LN Charlotte Latin LH Neg Neg 2-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R5 Ardrey Kell AL Pembroke Pines Charter RJ Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 JVLD R2 Cape Fear NR Isidore Newman PJ Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 CX R2 Isidore Newman PC Caddo Magnet HR Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 LD RR R2 Myers Park EA Lexington RP Aff Aff 2-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 LD RR R1 Lexington RP Cary CP Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 JVLD R1 Pembroke Pines Charter RF Ardrey Kell HS Aff
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 NLD Semis William G. Enloe OM Cary SL Aff Aff 3-0
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 VLD Quarte Northwest Guilford LB Charlotte Latin SP Neg Neg 2-1
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 NPF R4 Cary JX Deep Run BM Pro
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 NLD R3 Cary JC Ardrey Kell VM Aff
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 VLD R2 Northwest Guilford EP Middle LC Neg
Grey Matter Invitational HS 2020-12-19 VLD R1 Deep Run SG Charlotte Latin EL Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VLD Double Princeton DR McDowell SZ Aff Aff 3-0
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VLD R6 Millburn EC Sequoyah JS Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VLD R4 Montville RP Princeton VC Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VLD R3 Monta Vista PC BASIS Ahwatukee DK Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VLD R2 Harrison JP Scarsdale KS Neg
DSDL 2 Online HS 2020-11-14 NLD R4 Cary Acad RW Charlotte Latin GF Neg
DSDL 2 Online HS 2020-11-14 VLD R3 Cary Acad FO Cary HS JM Neg
DSDL 2 Online HS 2020-11-14 NLD R2 Cary Acad CH Apex Friendship JO Neg
DSDL 2 Online HS 2020-11-14 VLD R1 Cary Acad AC Research Triangle CS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 CX-V Semi West HS SLC GR Caddo Magnet KL Neg Neg 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 CX-JV Octo Univ Of Chicago Lab TC Niles West KoBi Neg Neg 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 CX-V R7 Glenbrook North DM Von Steuben BG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF Octafi JR Masterman CS BCAcademy KY Con Con 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 CX-V R6 Glenbrook South WT Crossings Christian HL Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF R6 ADL SL Golden State LS Pro
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF R5 Saline OC JR Masterman CS Con
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 VPF R4 Westwood GF La Salle CH Con
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF R3 JR Masterman ND Seaholm and Wylie E. Groves WY Pro
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF R2 Dexter RB H.H. Dow LY Con
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-05 NPF R1 Potomac FL JR Masterman BS Con
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 LD JV R2 Brentwood RY Marlborough SG Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 LD JV R2 Harvard-Westlake AL Brentwood MS Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 LD JV R1 Brentwood SH Davidson MG Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 LD JV R1 Brentwood JK Marlborough MS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV Partia Harris TB WilG AR Neg Neg 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV R6 McDowe SA LakHig IKh Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV R5 Lexton AG BrxSci JK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV R3 Westsi MM Prince JG Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV R2 JamLog AB Harris JP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LDJV R1 WDMV TE Prince CB Neg
DSDL 1 Online HS 2020-10-10 VLD R5 Apex Friendship EL Apex Friendship AK Aff
DSDL 1 Online HS 2020-10-10 VLD R4 Cary Acad BF Apex Friendship CT Aff
DSDL 1 Online HS 2020-10-10 VLD R3 Apex Friendship CS William G. Enloe AX Neg
DSDL 1 Online HS 2020-10-10 VLD R2 Cary Acad FO Jack Britt TS Aff
DSDL 1 Online HS 2020-10-10 VLD R1 Cary Acad AC Research Triangle SS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V Octafi Milton Acad AT Lexington AL Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V Double Catonsville NF Lexington AL Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V Double Princeton ML Unionville PW Neg Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD RS R6 Iowa City West HM Acton-Boxborough BH Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD RS R6 Lincoln AM Bergen County AS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R5 Evanston Twp EE Lexington RP Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R5 Strake Jesuit KS Albuquerque LN Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R4 Lake Highland Prep AS Lincoln JR Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R4 Claudia Taylor Johnson AP Park City NL Aff