Ananth Panchanadam Paradigm

Last changed 17 June 2020 7:29 AM EDT

Ananth Panchanadam

2020 Update: Ananth Panchanadam

Education: B.A. Political Science, New York University (December 2018). Ms in Finance, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business (May 2021), Unionville High School(2015)

Professional Experience: Internships in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance

Coaching/Teaching Experience: Stuyvesant, Ransom Everglades (Students qualified to TOC from both schools)

Competitive Background: Policy Debate

Paradigm: Wanted to keep this simple and quick. Feel free to ask more in-depth questions

I like students who have plans and by plans I mean students who have a clear vision as to what they are trying to accomplish in each speech. I want to reward debaters who have an idea of how to win the debate and can explain and execute that it. I prefer that over debaters who just extend their scenario and do line by line without any broader strategy.

I don’t have any style of argumentation preferences and have had coaching success with Policy, K and performative strategies. Speed is fine, please be clear and don’t blaze through theory shells and pre-written analytics.

I also think that the goal for most students is to win a debate and that students look to exploit points of arbitrage to secure victory.

T: I believe that Affs have a prima facie burden to be topical. What it means to be T is up for debate. You can also reject the topic but be ready to defend it. I don’t have a strong preference for reasonability or competing interps. It seems inevitable that both are used in my decision. Def go for it if you have a good explanation. I treat standards as linear disads and actual abuse is more persuasive than potential abuse.

Ks:

Role of Ballot is the first thing I evaluate on a k flow but I do need to believe that there is a reason for the ballot to have a role and that the specific role of the ballot is good.

Role of Judge =/= Role of Ballot. Role of Judge, ideally, helps me prioritize an issue or method that influences the way I interpret the arguments made in a round.

I view links as independent disads to the aff. Good teams will explain them as reasons to vote for the alt and/or the squo.

DAs/CPs:

Use case arguments to strengthen your DA arguments. Strong link work will serve you well. Specific counterplans and texts are good.

Personal Opinions/Conventions:

1) I disclose and call for cards unless told otherwise

2) Tech vs Truth is stupid: Drops =/= wins and strong truth claims don’t always beat technical drops. Use situational awareness to determine how to approach technical aspects of debate

3. 3) Author Quals matter. Peer reviewed research, respected news sources, industry opinions (especially for Finance and Econ). Authors from relevant fields.

4) Science, Statistics and Data analysis are good.

5) I don’t have a revolution or reform good bias for K debates

6) I generally don’t find g-lang type arguments persuasive and I will not vote for them against ESL students.

7) I don't like arguments made in bad faith and you'll know it when you see it. I don't like sketchy disclosure practices (Either do a reasonable disclosure or don't disclose at all and be prepared to defend the consequences of your decision).

8) I don't take prep for flashing/Emailing. Not everyone has a $3k macbook.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have and good luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD OF Albuquerque AK Northland Christian LB Aff Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD 2x Albuquerque AK BASIS Peoria AA Aff Aff 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R6 Advanced Technologies JM BASIS Peoria AM Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R4 Albuquerque AK Presentation NR Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R4 BASIS Peoria AA Hill CC Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R3 4109 4036 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R3 4022 4103 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R2 4066 4117 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2018-05-26 PF R2 4226 4056 Con Con 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD Sextod Lexington RW Newark Science BA Neg Aff 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD Sextod Phillips Academy Andover TC Lake Highland Prep MK Neg Neg 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R7 Strath Haven WL Lexington CC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R5 Lake Highland Prep JN West Des Moines Valley KK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R4 Isidore Newman SG Sayville ES Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R4 Lexington SA Success Academy Manhattan LL Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD Split Millburn AH Byram Hills LP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD Split Newark Science TOg Byram Hills LG Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD Late 2 Lake Highland Prep MS Oakwood ME Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R1 Hunter ML Cypress Bay KS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 LD R1 Gilmour SW Lake Highland Prep MK Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R2 Berkeley Prep EM Lexington LG Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2017-03-02 VCX R6 Lexington ZH Georgetown Day BS Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2017-03-02 VCX R5 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CH Lexington JR Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2017-03-02 VCX R4 Georgetown Day FV Lexington BB Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2017-03-02 VCX R3 Lexington SK Washington Urban Debate League SH Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2017-03-02 VCX R2 Lexington LG Newark Science MA Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD Double Millburn AW Thomas Jefferson HSST AK Neg Neg 2-1
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST NB Newtown AH Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD R6 Hunter TF Princeton EZ Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD R3 Success Academy AB Livingston JV Aff
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD R2 Haverford WC DuPont Manual DY Neg
42nd University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2017-02-10 VLD R2 Bishop Shanahan LS Holy Redeemer TC Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD Partia Harvard-Westlake JN Lexington NG Neg Neg 3-0
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 LD RR R6 Newark Science OA Byram Hills JB Neg Neg 2-0
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R6 Ridge VT Lexington SA Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R5 Lexington NG Holy Cross TL Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 LD RR R5 Success Academy SC Harvard-Westlake AM Aff Aff 2-0
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 LD RR R4 Harvard-Westlake JN Edgemont ML Neg Neg 2-0
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R4 Success Academy LL Lexington JM Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R3 Byram Hills LP Harriton BF Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R2 Ridge VK Lexington NN Neg
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 LD RR R2 Lafayette RR Scarsdale GZ Neg Neg 2-0
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 VLD R1 Ridge JY Lexington KL Aff
Newark Invitational HS 2017-01-05 LD RR R1 Lexington NB Lafayette RR Aff Aff 2-0
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS HS 2016-12-03 Open R5 Hunter CS Newark Science AA Neg
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS HS 2016-12-03 Open R3 Lexington RJ North Star Academy MO Aff
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS HS 2016-12-03 Open R2 North Star Academy SB Edgemont SM Neg
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS HS 2016-12-03 Nov R1 Baltimore City AG Lexington HC Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD Dbls West Des Moines Valley SC Dougherty Valley CS Neg Neg 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD R6 Lakeville South EH Lexington AK Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD R5 Greenhill BZ Lexington KL Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD R4 Bettendorf RN Dougherty Valley CS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit CP CL New Trier AP Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2016-11-03 VLD R1 Byram Hills JB West Des Moines Valley KK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 CX Octos Lexington RZ Boston Latin Academy (HS) PB Aff Aff 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 CX Runoff S. Eugene H. S. LS North Star Academy CP BS Aff Aff 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 CX R6 College Prep CG Newark Science MM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 CX R5 Brooklyn Technical BP Gulliver Prep BG Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 CX R2 North Star Academy YD Lexington RZ Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX Semifi St George's MD Baltimore City YE Neg Neg 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX Quarte Baltimore City YE Strath Haven GM Aff Aff 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX R4 Cathedral Preparatory AS Baltimore City GC Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX R3 Baltimore City DR Brooklyn Independent Debate YD Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST AJ Brooklyn Independent Debate BP Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational HS 2016-09-23 CX R1 Baltimore City YE Cathedral Preparatory LS Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 CX Rd 5 Strath Haven PZ Lexington BB Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 CX Rd 4 Lexington ZH Gulliver Prep MP Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 CX Rd 3 Bronx HS Of Science YL Strath Haven GM Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 CX Rd 1 Fox Chapel PM Bronx HS Of Science ND Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 VLD Octos Byram Hills PE Harrison RP Aff Neg 2-1
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 VLD Dubs Stuyvesant KW Harrison AE Neg Neg 3-0
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 VLD R2 Harrison RP Monticello DA Neg
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 VLD R2 Monticello KC Hunter NG Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 CX R4 Newark Science AM Lexington ZGi Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 CX R3 Lexington JR E. L. Meyers LD Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 CX R2 Bronx Science RY Hawken LB Aff