Nicholas Newton-Cheh Paradigm

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Nicholas Newton-Cheh

Lexington High School '18 UChicago '22

Email: nnewtoncheh@gmail.com

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General:

- Most common args I ran were Affro-pessimism, K affs, policy affs with TJFs, spec, T. Favorite arg was Affropess, but that doesn't mean I'm more likely to vote for it.

- Speed is fine. I'll yell clear but too many times and I'll dock speaks.

- Tech>Truth

- Manage your own prep, compiling speech docs is prep, emailing/flashing isn’t.

- Comfort level: (most comfortable) Kritikal debates (K vs Policy aff, K vs. K aff, K vs. Phil) > LARP and theory/T debates >phil/tricks (least comfortable).

- Debaters who want to read dense phil or nail bomb, spike-laden affs should pref me lower.

K:

- Love good K debates, hate bad ones. I have a high threshold - know your literature, execute effective strategy

- Reasonably familiar with most K's

- K debate should be technical

- The more dense the K lit, the more explanation required

- Prefer specific links over generics

- Clear articulation of the alt is key - Alt's tend to be the weakest part of the K and w/o them most K's are non-unique disads

LARP/Policy

- Pay more than lip service to framing

- Pls do evidence and impact comparison

- Give me a good overview and collapse effectively - Make it easy for me to evaluate the round

Theory/T

- Default to competing interps, no rvi, drop the arg, text>spirit, meta-theory>theory, fairness and education are voters.

- Defaults are stupid

- Read that interp nice and slow. Also be extra clear with standards + warrants as I can only flow so fast. The blippier the arg, the clearer and slower it should be read.

-Give good overviews in last speech.

- Do good weighing - same idea as my larp section, make it easy for me to vote eval the round/vote for you.

Tricks

- I dislike tricks. As a result, I have a low threshold to answering blippy tricks args. You can read tricky args and still engage in a somewhat substantive debate (e.g. I'll vote off a floating PIK) but if your case is 20+ hidden spikes in a 90% analytic phil FW, I'll be annoyed.

-I will vote on tricks but I am less likely to give you a lot of leeway.

Phil

- I wasn't really a phil debater in HS - only really read Kant NC's in phil debates.

- Do a good job explaining and ideally don't just read a bunch of preclusion args the I have to wade through.

- Plagiarizing a friend's paradigm, assume that "my understanding [of your FW] will solely depend on your ability to explain it."

MISC:

- Speaks average a 28 (I'm pretty generous with speaks) - I don't disclose speaks

- Clipping means intentionally or blatantly claiming to have read something you didn't (be it an analytic in a speech doc or the second half of a card that you didn't mark). It doesn't mean stumbling over a few words. The penalty for misrepresenting evidence or clipping is a loss with 0 speaks. If you initiate an evidence ethics challenge and are wrong the penalty shall be applied to you instead.

- Default to ethical confidence (you can argue ethical modesty tho), presume neg, risk of offense, CX is binding. Defaults will be overridden by in round args.

- Low threshold for extensions. A nice overview at the top of a rebuttal is sufficient. But if you expect to win off an impact and don't mention it at all in your speech, it probably won't be evaluated.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Loyola JC Greenhill AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Walt Whitman DH William G. Enloe TG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Durham BD Strake Jesuit College Prep BE Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Quarry Lane MD North Allegheny Sr ED Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Mountain Brook DC North Allegheny Sr AD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Eagan AC Appleton East MM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Minnetonka RP Colleyville Heritage IN Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST PR Mountain Brook PS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Trinity PH Harker AR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake AD Harker KS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Lakeville South LS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Greenhill AZ American Heritage Plantation RG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 New Trier EM Rowland Hall RA Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Octas Scarsdale SH Walt Whitman BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double Byram Hills LG Dallastown NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips American Heritage Plantation PB King AK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Byram Hills LG Freehold Township NL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Pembroke Pines Charter RH Walt Whitman JM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Hill CW Bronx HS Of Science NG Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 American Heritage Plantation AD Walt Whitman HW Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Unionville MA Needham WC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Pembroke Pines Charter SG King VK Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Hunter MN Newtown SM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Pembroke Pines Charter MC Roslyn YB Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 McDowell KP Byram Hills MF Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Half Hollow Hills HS East AA Walt Whitman DH Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Blair AC Freehold Township NL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Scarsdale BY Half Hollow Hills HS East NQ Neg
2018 March Merryness 3/17/2018 NLD R4 Cambridge Rindge and Latin HC Brookline BC Neg
2018 March Merryness 3/17/2018 NLD R2 Brookline LC Sharon BA Aff
2018 March Merryness 3/17/2018 NLD R1 Boston RC Westborough KP Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD Finals Ridge AS Harrison MR Neg Neg on a 5-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD Semis Phillips Academy Andover KS Harrison MR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD Quarte Scarsdale CC Ridge GK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD Octs Scarsdale ZS Harrison GC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R6 Sharon AS Edgemont AA Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R6 Ridge PR Lake Highland Prep MB Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R4 Scarsdale EW Acton-Boxborough IS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R4 Needham ME Bronx HS Of Science JB Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R3 Bronx HS Of Science NG Scarsdale ZS Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R3 Bronx HS Of Science WF West Des Moines Valley OB Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R1 Monticello CB Acton-Boxborough PD Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 NLD R1 Arlington MM Acton-Boxborough NJ Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R6 Newark Science KA Ridge PR Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R6 Bronx HS Of Science JW Harrison SN Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R4 Scarsdale CC Harrison GC Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R3 Bronx HS Of Science AP Scarsdale CP Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R2 Scarsdale ND Syosset AC Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R1 Scarsdale JK Harrison RA Neg
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R4 Needham SR Needham EX Aff
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R2 Lexington SK Needham TM Neg
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R2 Lexington RB Lexington AR Aff
MSDL State Debate Final 3/25/2017 LD-N 5 Acton-Boxborough KZ Westford DT Aff
MSDL State Debate Final 3/25/2017 LD-N R4 Walpole JM Needham OB Neg
MSDL State Debate Final 3/25/2017 LD-N R3 Needham JL Walpole AR Aff
MSDL State Debate Final 3/25/2017 LD-N R2 Needham NY Acton-Boxborough BH Aff
MSDL State Debate Final 3/25/2017 LD-N R1 Needham ZL Acton-Boxborough KC Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Finals Acton Boxborough EW Harrison EV Neg Neg on a 4-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Quarte Ridge AS Harrison AZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Octs Ridge AS Acton Boxborough KZh Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Double Ridge NK Needham ZL Aff Neg on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/14/2017 NLD Double Lake Highland Prep PA Cambridge Rindge and Latin ZD Aff Aff on a 3-0
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R6 Timothy Christian MR Monticello RS Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R5 Stuyvesant DD Timothy Christian JM Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R4 Stuyvesant ST Ridge DP Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R3 Ridge TN Scarsdale BY Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R2 Bronx HS Of Science TC Newtown LD Neg
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R1 Scarsdale DL Harrison ER Neg