Royden Lynch Paradigm

Last changed 1/11 12:49P EDT

Louisiana State University '22, Isidore Newman School '18

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Update for Samford Tournament:

I have very little immigration topic knowledge, so you should at least introduce me to your acronyms of terms of art before you depend on them.

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General Thoughts:

Debate is a game, it is a good game and should be a good game.

It is policy debate for a reason.

The ballot just decides who wins and loses.

Tech over truth.

Theory/T:

Topicality debates are difficult, so when handled correctly, they are very rewarding and enjoyable, however, when handled incorrectly are messy and problematic to resolve. Since I'm new to this topic, don't assume I know what the core generics are, or what the heart of the topic is, you must tell me those things.

I think conditionality is great. I think the distinction between 3 or 4 conditional positions doesn't make intuitive sense, so the aff would probably have a better time going for 0 or 1, unless they can make good and specific brightlines.

DAs/CPs:

Good DA/CP strategies are my favorite. Both sides should be making or answering arguments about how the disadvantage turns or accesses portions of the case, when this analysis is more contextual, it is typically much better. I'm generally lenient on more 'cheaty' counter-plans, but a good theory debate can convince me otherwise.

Ks:

The affirmative gets to weigh the plan's implementation, you'll have a difficult time convincing me otherwise.

K-Affirmatives:

Read a plan.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R5 USN CW Woodward SS Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R4 Montgomery Bell ZA Decatur TS Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Johns Creek DS Woodward MR Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX Finals Fullerton Union GK Greenhill RK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 NovCX Finals Baton Rouge Magnet PR Bentonville SK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R6 Petal GB Georgetown Day JL Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R5 Henry W Grady WN Reagan EM Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R4 Greenhill RK Fullerton Union GK Aff