Jeffrey Niemiec Paradigm

Last changed 17 February 2019 1:46 AM PDT

Former college policy debater and speech competitor. Been coaching speech and debate for the last 12 years.

A fan of clean, structured, easy to follow debates. I'm big on pre-speech road maps and internal signposting. Staying on track and explaining to me where you're going indicates to me that you are in control of the round and your performance within it. Debates that get muddled aren't fun for anyone, so keep it clear where you are cross applying and clashing.

I won't time anything in round. Keep tabs on each other.

I do prefer you extend thru summary if you have time so I know what you're going for.

Definitions only help us stay on the same page so when they are helpful, they are appreciated. Totally down with an overview.

Also fine with jargon. Competed in policy so speed shouldn't be an issue. I prefer it to be a little slower as this is PF, but if I can't understand you it's almost certainly an issue with articulation, not speed.

Impact weighing should be a primary part of your final focus. If I don't know what you impact out to then what are we even doing here and why does it matter? I do my best to leave my biases at the door, but that also means I will not intervene for you. Don't sprinkle a trail of bread crumbs and lead me down a path without actually ending up somewhere. Don't imply impacts or warrants, state them directly. You shouldn't make me work to follow you, it should be easy.

Speaker points for me are a function of your ability to logically break down and explain your points in a clear and concise manner. In my opinion it's not about how pretty you speak, that's what IE's are for (a stumble here or there means nothing to me in debate). Be clear, articulate, logical, and explain where you are going and you'll get high speaks from me. Be warned though: in 12 years of judging debate I have given out less than 10 perfect 30's. To me, 30 means perfection, as in you could not have done anything better whatsoever.

Framework is cool with me. Makes it easier to weigh the round.

Truth over tech.

Any other questions feel free to ask me before the round starts.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R10 X248 X130 Aff Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R9 X104 X184 Neg Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R8 X120 X212 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R7 X187 X112 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R5 X162 X199 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R4 X192 X197 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R3 X280 X148 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R2 X221 X287 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 CX R1 X254 X128 Neg Neg 2-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 VPF R5 Acton-Boxborough CL Edgemont LM Con
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 VPF R4 CDI DW Bronx Science PC Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 VPF R3 Riverdale Country LV Thomas S. Wootton MW Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 HS 2020-02-27 VPF R1 Bard HS Early College Manhattan DE Bronx HS Of Science NH Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 PF Octos Los Altos Jiayan Luo & Franklin Ruan Park City Caroline Waldmann & Jack Gladson Pro Con 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 PF Double Corona Del Sol Siri Pattipati & Sreya Pattipati Paradise Valley Raghav Warrier & Julia Groman Con Pro 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 PF R6 Saratoga Adhit Sankaran & Siva Sambasivam Fairmont Prep Dean Alamy & Adam Alamy Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 PF R6 Carmel Valley Yash Gupta & Andrew Kuang Palo Verde Kyla Eros & Emily Allan Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 PF R4 Eastview KG Thomas S. Wootton RM Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School MS 2019-12-20 PF R4 Madison West WC Blake PH Con
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2019-11-09 N PF Semi Honor Jenna Lea & Sam Semcheshen Nova 42 Adam Mimou & Luca Geiger Aff Aff 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R7 Bronx Science OS Valley International GT Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R5 Fairmont Prep OR Whitefish Bay FE Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Octos Mission San Jose MK Nueva CS Pro Con 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Double Leland KX Fairmont Prep SS Con Con 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple College Prep BW Leland TW Con Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple Saratoga PS Quarry Lane SV Con Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R6 Nova 42 KC Hamilton VS Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R6 Davidson Academy Of Nevada HC College Prep BT Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Hamilton DS St Francis KV Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley BC Fairmont Prep SS Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Boston College OC Evergreen Valley AS Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Lynbrook MX College Prep HO Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R1 Canyon Crest ML Quarry Lane NR Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF Octos Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda Saratoga Sajiv Shah & Neil Shah Pro Pro 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF Octos Cranbrook Lindsiann Shi & Selina Shi Millard North Oliver Niu & Zach Shelton Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF Double Fairmont Prep Alex Kim & Scott Hong Rowland Hall Celia Davis & Robin Zeng Pro Pro 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF Double Coronado Dylan Beach & Woodrow Orris Brophy Aarin Shah & Eshan Kalra Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R5 Fairmont Prep Olivia Bobrownicki & Adam Alamy Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Victoria Greene & Holden Wei Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R5 Rowland Hall Andrew Kimball & Ziteng Zeng BASIS Scottsdale Bhavik Rajaboina & Shawnpreet Sahnan Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R4 Coronado Dylan Beach & Woodrow Orris College Prep Claire Beamer & Elliot Beamer Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R4 Fairmont Prep Alex Kim & Scott Hong Brophy Aarin Shah & Eshan Kalra Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R3 Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda BASIS Peoria Sukesh Ram & David Parau Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R3 Park City Max O'Reilly & Ryan Gilbert Campbell Hall Johnny Szani & Nathan Lee Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R2 Albuquerque Johannes Bauer & Christian Viets SLC West Zach Bradford & Jane Galian Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R2 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Kayra Ilkbahar & Akash Shanmug Fairmont Prep Matthew Ong & Numair Razzak Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R1 College Prep Hamed Hekmat & Amy O'Connor Nueva Anjali Ramanathan & Irene Madejski Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2019-02-02 PF R1 Rowland Hall Gosha Polishchuk & Zoey Sheinberg Park City Jack Gladson & Amber Howard Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF Finals Dougherty Valley Saad Jamal & Tristan Shaughnessy Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF Semis Fairmont Prep Gurveer Singh & Adnan Ismail Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Con Con 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF Double Green Valley Alejandro Banuelos & Alexander Balasky BASIS Peoria David Parau & Sukesh Ram Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF Double Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Harker Cindy Wang & Clarissa Wang Pro Pro 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R6 Campbell Hall Mark Selden & Mia Stone-Molloy Brophy CP Eshan Kalra & Aarin Shah Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R6 Nueva KM Harker Cindy Wang & Clarissa Wang Con
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R3 Campbell Hall Kyle Sihota & Riley Friedenberg Rowland Hall Justin Peng & Zaria Thompson Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R3 East Amna Mujić & Gregoria Alegria Salpointe Catholic Alison Bonn & Holland Walsh Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R2 Green Valley Alejandro Banuelos & Alexander Balasky Damien Joseph Barragan & Noah Bartholio Pro
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2018-02-03 PF R2 Saratoga Sathvik Koneru & Karthik Ramachandran Fairmont Prep Scott Hong & Kyle Kishimoto Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R5 Nueva KM Copper Hills RS Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R5 Canyon Crest HR Nueva MY Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R4 Leland FL Northwood Independent PP Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R4 Park City HS SM Albuquerque LA Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VLD R2 Skyridge IM Mesquite BB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VLD R2 Mira Loma Matadors SM Advanced Technologies Acad IG Neg
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2017-10-21 O LD Quar Bonita Vista GN AofHL TC Aff Aff 3-0
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 2017-10-21 N LD R4 ACLA QD Learning MN Magnet JL Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2017-10-21 O LD R3 Yucaipa EC Claremont SG Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2017-10-21 O PF R2 Bonita PW Flintridge Sacred Heart GZ Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2017-10-21 O PF R1 Claremont PS Alverno RH Aff