Jeffrey Niemiec Paradigm

Last changed 2/17 9:46A PST

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 Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School 11/9/2019 N PF Semi Honor Jenna Lea & Sam Semcheshen Nova 42 Adam Mimou & Luca Geiger Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R7 Bronx Science OS Valley International GT Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R5 Fairmont Prep OR Whitefish Bay FE Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF Octos Mission San Jose MK Nueva CS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF Double Leland KX Fairmont Prep SS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF Triple Saratoga PS Quarry Lane SV Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF Triple College Prep BW Leland TW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Nova 42 KC Hamilton VS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Davidson Academy Of Nevada HC College Prep BT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R5 Hamilton DS St Francis KV Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R5 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley BC Fairmont Prep SS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Boston College OC Evergreen Valley AS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Lynbrook MX College Prep HO Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R1 Canyon Crest ML Quarry Lane NR Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Octos Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda Saratoga Sajiv Shah & Neil Shah Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Octos Cranbrook Lindsiann Shi & Selina Shi Millard North Oliver Niu & Zach Shelton Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Double Coronado Dylan Beach & Woodrow Orris Brophy Aarin Shah & Eshan Kalra Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Double Fairmont Prep Alex Kim & Scott Hong Rowland Hall Celia Davis & Robin Zeng Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R5 Fairmont Prep Olivia Bobrownicki & Adam Alamy Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Victoria Greene & Holden Wei Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R5 Rowland Hall Andrew Kimball & Ziteng Zeng BASIS Scottsdale Bhavik Rajaboina & Shawnpreet Sahnan Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R4 Coronado Dylan Beach & Woodrow Orris College Prep Claire Beamer & Elliot Beamer Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R4 Fairmont Prep Alex Kim & Scott Hong Brophy Aarin Shah & Eshan Kalra Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R3 Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda BASIS Peoria Sukesh Ram & David Parau Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R3 Park City Max O'Reilly & Ryan Gilbert Campbell Hall Johnny Szani & Nathan Lee Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R2 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Kayra Ilkbahar & Akash Shanmug Fairmont Prep Matthew Ong & Numair Razzak Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R2 Albuquerque Johannes Bauer & Christian Viets SLC West Zach Bradford & Jane Galian Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R1 Rowland Hall Gosha Polishchuk & Zoey Sheinberg Park City Jack Gladson & Amber Howard Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R1 College Prep Hamed Hekmat & Amy O'Connor Nueva Anjali Ramanathan & Irene Madejski Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVPF Finals Monte Vista EF LearningLeaders TX Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Octos Nueva SW Junipero Serra OP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Double Millburn CZ James Logan AJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Harker XL Quarry Lane SV Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Millburn CZ Dougherty Valley SK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R6 College Prep JT Foothill LA Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVPF R4 Golden State ST SpeechCraft JZ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVPF R4 Cypress Bay SV SpeechCraft JD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Monte Vista BX Henry W. Grady KT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Harker JR Milpitas BT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Mira Loma SL Capitol OC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R1 Harker XL LearningLeaders HL Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R1 Quarry Lane SV Sprague IT Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Finals Dougherty Valley Saad Jamal & Tristan Shaughnessy Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Semis Fairmont Prep Gurveer Singh & Adnan Ismail Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Double Green Valley Alejandro Banuelos & Alexander Balasky BASIS Peoria David Parau & Sukesh Ram Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Double Corona Del Sol Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati Harker Cindy Wang & Clarissa Wang Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R6 Campbell Hall Mark Selden & Mia Stone-Molloy Brophy CP Eshan Kalra & Aarin Shah Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R6 Nueva KM Harker Cindy Wang & Clarissa Wang Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R3 Campbell Hall Kyle Sihota & Riley Friedenberg Rowland Hall Justin Peng & Zaria Thompson Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R3 East Amna Mujić & Gregoria Alegria Salpointe Catholic Alison Bonn & Holland Walsh Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R2 Green Valley Alejandro Banuelos & Alexander Balasky Damien Joseph Barragan & Noah Bartholio Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R2 Saratoga Sathvik Koneru & Karthik Ramachandran Fairmont Prep Scott Hong & Kyle Kishimoto Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 Nueva KM Copper Hills RS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 Canyon Crest HR Nueva MY Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 Park City HS SM Albuquerque LA Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 Leland FL Northwood Independent PP Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Skyridge IM Mesquite BB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Mira Loma Matadors SM Advanced Technologies Acad IG Neg
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 10/21/2017 O LD Quar Bonita Vista GN AofHL TC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 10/21/2017 N LD R4 ACLA QD Learning MN Magnet JL Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 10/21/2017 O LD R3 Yucaipa EC Claremont SG Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 10/21/2017 O PF R2 Bonita PW Flintridge Sacred Heart GZ Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational 10/21/2017 O PF R1 Claremont PS Alverno RH Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O PF R5 Foothill Technology HW Yucaipa MP Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O PF R3 Carmel Valley Independent TY Los Osos DG Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O PF R3 Riverside STEM VK Fairmont Prep SS Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O PF R1 Riverside STEM GM Foothill Technology AG Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O PF R1 Los Osos PS Fairmont Prep BA Neg