Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson Paradigm

Last changed 12/15 4:53P EDT

I look for a clear, understandable LD debate with strong clash of values and criterion.  

Don't spew; I can't judge your arguments if I can't understand them.  

How to win the round: give a clear roadmap; cite your evidence clearly so that I can note it; constantly show how your points and evidence tie back to your value and criterion, attack your opponent's case but be polite, professional, and fair to your opponent; get your opponent to admit that your value is primary; employ logos/ethos/pathos in appealing to me; point out your points that flow through and those dropped by your opponent.

How to lose the round: bring in Ks and counter plans and jargon that you simply recite and can't explain in your own simple, powerful words; be rude and/or abusive to your opponent; spew so quickly that I stop taking notes; ignore me as the judge and just look at your laptop; drop points; tell me what I should think or do instead of persuading me; admit that your opponent's value trumps yours.  

Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R7 K522 K1040 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R7 K583 K775 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS Trips North Coast Red Calif. Coast Red Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R6 K717 K1032 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R6 K1241 K1036 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R6 K690 K528 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R5 K598 K1217 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R5 K361 K329 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R5 K591 K208 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R4 Tennessee Red Pittsburgh Gold Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R3 Golden Desert Blue Valley Forge Blue Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R2 K1084 K118 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R2 K166 K1085 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R2 K1125 K918 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R2 East Texas Red Florida Manatee Gray Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R2 K747 K1151 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R1 K1043 K1046 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R1 K667 K923 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R1 K426 K822 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 XDB R1 K937 K579 Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/28/2018 PF R5 137 118 Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/28/2018 PF R3 165 101 Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Palo Alto AH Tempe Prep LN Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Saratoga SB Los Alamos AD Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Palo Alto RV Intermountain Christian SW Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Palo Alto EN Los Alamos AB Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R5 South Texas Blue Florida Oceanfront Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R3 Georgia Southern Peach White South Oregon Blue Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R2 Ozark Blue Arizona White Aff
3A Utah State Tournament 3/10/2017 LD R6 309 306 Neg Neg on a 2-1
3A Utah State Tournament 3/10/2017 PF R4 208 205 Aff
3A Utah State Tournament 3/10/2017 PF R4 202 207 Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R2 2017 2010 Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/22/2016 LD R3 DesHil Konner Hughes Dixie Wesley Wallenfels Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/22/2016 LD R3 SpaFor Tori Crane SumAca Alan Gonzalez Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/22/2016 LD R2 RocSpr Racheal Pinkham SalHil Seth Christensen Aff