J.T. Seymore Paradigm

Last changed 22 January 2021 10:48 AM CDT

Background-

I did basically all events in high school and am comfortable and experienced judging everything but congress. In college I debated parli for 4 years at Texas Tech University and was very nationally competitive by the end of my career. I have been coaching for 6 years now and judging for 10.

Extemp: My main thing is to answer the question. If you have a topic, your speech shouldn't be about anything else. If it asks you a yes or no question, your argument should answer that. Sources are critical.

Here are specifics for debate:

What I vote on-

I default Netben unless told otherwise. Impacts and solvency are the best things to convince me to give you my ballot. Be civil or be tanked on speaks.

LD-

I don't mind hearing policy style or critical arguments, but you still need to engage with opponents that use Value and Criterion. You can't just format your opponents out of the round.

CX-

I'm good with everything. Don't name/card drop at me assuming I have heard the card you are talking about. (Cause I probably don't remember it lol)

Speed-

I'm ok with it as long as your opponent is ok with it. I refuse to let someone just spread a newer and/or traditional debater out and not allow them to engage in the debate. I will tell you to slow down if I need you to. Particularly so on online tournaments, speed needs to be accessible.

K-

Don't name drop and assume I know what your talking about. I expect links and impacts just like any other argument.

T-

Need to prove abuse, don't just say it is unfair.

CP/DA-

Absolutely my favorite thing to listen to in debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS Triple Eastern Missouri Gold Virginia Blue Opp Opp 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R5 Florida Sunshine Gold Rocky Mountain-South Violet Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R3 Florida Oceanfront Gold New England White Opp
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R2 New York City Red Idaho Mountain River Red Prop
TAPPS State LD Debate and Persuasive Meet HS 2021-04-12 LD 1A R5 HolCro Andrew Sillivent JesCha Kadin Muller Neg
TAPPS State LD Debate and Persuasive Meet HS 2021-04-12 LD 3A R1 RCST Jared Starnes HolTri Faithann Go Neg
Canyon Tascosa Swing TFA NIETOC HS 2021-02-02 LD R3 138 361 Neg
Lubbock High School TFA HS 2020-12-09 LD Semis Wimber JB Cooper KS Aff Aff 2-1
Lubbock High School TFA HS 2020-12-09 CX R2 133 115 Neg
Lubbock High School TFA HS 2020-12-09 LD R1 HolCro RL TomMem KM Neg
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VLD Octos William P. Clements CY Greenhill KD Neg Neg 2-1
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VLD R4 John Paul II Aalaya Gurram Flower Mound Aditya Kurra Aff
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VLD R3 Southlake Carroll Enya Pinjani Garland Vimal Sebastian Aff
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VLD R2 Westwood Aaditya Ganesan Argyle Karter Hennigan Aff