Ryan Guy Paradigm

Last changed 13 January 2021 4:26 AM PST

UPDATED: 1/13/2021

Ryan Guy cool

Modesto Junior College

Video Recording: I always have a webcam with me. If you would like me to record your round and send it to you, check with your opponent(s) first, then ask me. I'll only do it if both teams want it, and default to uploading files as unlisted YouTube links and only sharing them with you on my ballot (I'll leave a short URL that will work once I am done uploading... typically 4n6URL.com/XXXX). This way no one ever has to bug me about getting video files.

Me:

  • I debated NPDA at Humboldt State

  • I've coached Parli, NFA-LD, IPDA and a little bit of BP, and CEDA since 2008.

  • I teach argumentation, debate, public speaking, and a variety of other COMM studies courses

The Basics:

  • In NFA-LD Post AFFs you have run on the case list or I get grumpy (https://nfald.paperlessdebate.com/)

  • Use speechdrop.net to share files in NFA-LD and Policy Debate rounds

    • NOTE: If you are paper only you should have a copy for me and your opponent. Otherwise you will need to debate at a slower conversational pace so I can flow all your edv. arguments. (I'm fine with faster evidence reading if I have a copy or you share it digitally)

  • I’m fine with the a little bit of speed in NFA-LD and Parli but keep it reasonable or I might miss something.

  • Procedurals / theory are fine but articulate the abuse

  • I prefer policy-making to K debate. You should probably not run most Ks in front of me.

  • I default to net-benefits criteria unless you tell me otherwise

  • Tell me why you win.

General Approach to Judging:

I really enjoy good clash in the round. I want you to directly tear into each other's arguments (with politeness and respect). From there you need to make your case to me. What arguments stand and what am I really voting on. If at the end of the round I'm looking at a mess of untouched abandoned arguments I'm going to be disappointed.

Organization is very important to me. Please road map and tell me where you are going. I can deal with you bouncing around—if necessary—but please let me know where we are headed and where we are at. Clever tag-lines help too. As a rule I do not time road maps.

I like to see humor and wit in rounds. This does not mean you can/should be nasty or mean to each other. Avoid personal attacks unless there is clearly a spirit of joking goodwill surrounding them. If someone gets nasty with you, stay classy and trust me to punish them for it.

If the tournament prefers that we not give oral critiques before the ballot has been turned in I won't. If that is not the case I will as long as we are running on schedule. I'm always happy to discuss the round at some other time during the tournament.

IPDA:

In IPDA I prefer that you signpost your arguments and follow a logical structure for advantages, disadvantages, contentions, Counter-contentions etc. If it is a policy resolution you should probably fiat a plan action and argue why implementing it would be net-beneficial.

  • Please note the official IPDA textbook says the following about resolutions of policy "With a policy resolution, the affirmative must specify a plan that they will advocate during the debate. The plan of action should consist of at least four elements: agent, mandates, enforcement, and funding." (pg 134, IPDA, (2016). International Public Debate Association Textbook (1st edition). Kendall Hunt Publishing.)

You get 30 minutes prep, you should cite sources and provide me with evidence. Arguments supported with evidence and good logic are more likely to get my ballot. I will vote on procedural arguments and other debate theory if it is run well in IPDA, but you should try to explain it a bit more conversationally than you would in other forms of debate. Try to use a little less jargon here. I flow IPDA just like I would any other form of debate. Please respond to each other and try not to drop arguments. A debate without clash is boring.

At its heart IPDA is a form of debate meant to be understood by non-debate audiences and skilled debater audiences alike. Argumentation still exists under this framework, but certain strategies like critical affirmatives, spreading, and complicated theory positions are probably better situated in other forms of debate.

Kritiques: I'm probably not the judge you want to run most K's in front of. In most formats of debate I don't think you can unpack the lit and discussion to do it well. If you wish to run Kritical arguments I'll attempt to evaluate them as fairly as I would any other argument in the round.I have not read every author out there and you should not assume anyone in the round has. Make sure you thoroughly explain your argument. Educate us as you debate. You should probably go slower with these types of positions as they may be new to me, and i'm very unlikely to comprehend a fast kritik.

I will also mention that I’m not a fan of this memorizing evidence / cards thing in parli. If you don’t understand a critical / philosophical standpoint enough to explain it in your own words, then you might not want to run it in front of me.

Weighing: Please tell me why you are winning. Point to the impact level of the debate. Tell me where to look on my flow. I like overviews and clear voters in the rebuttals. The ink on my flow (or pixels if I’m in a laptop mood) is your evidence. Why did you debate better in this round? Do some impact calculus and show me why you won.

Speed: Keep it reasonable. In parli speed tends to be a mistake, but you can go a bit faster than conversational with me if you want. That being said; make sure you are clear, organized and are still making good persuasive arguments. If you can’t do that and go fast, slow down. If someone calls clear…please do so. If someone asks you to slow down please do so. Badly done speed can lead to me missing something on the flow. I'm pretty good if I'm on my laptop, but it is your bad if I miss it because you were going faster than you were effectively able to.

Speed in NFA-LD: I get that there is the speed is “antithetical” to nfa-ld debate line in the bylaws. I also know that almost everyone ignores it. If you are speaking at a rate a trained debater and judge can comprehend I think you meet the spirit of the rule. If speed becomes a problem in the round just call “clear” or "slow." That said if you use "clear" or "slow" to be abusive and then go fast and unclear I might punish you in speaks. I'll also listen and vote on theory in regards to speed, but I will NEVER stop a round for speed reasons in any form of debate. If you think the other team should lose for going fast you will have to make that argument.

If you do not flash me the evidence or give me a printed copy, then you need to speak at a slow conversational rate, so I can confirm you are reading what is in the cards. If you want to read evidence a bit faster...send me you stuff. I'm happy to return it OR delete it at the end of the round, but I need it while you are debating.

Safety: I believe that debate is an important educational activity. I think it teaches folks to speak truth to power and trains folks to be good citizens and advocates for change. As a judge I never want to be a limiting factor on your speech. That said the classroom and state / federal laws put some requirements on us in terms of making sure that the educational space is safe. If I ever feel the physical well-being of the people in the round are being threatened, I am inclined to stop the round and bring it to the tournament director.

NFA-LD SPECIFIC THINGS:

Files: I would like debaters to use www.speechdrop.net for file exchange. It is faster and eats up less prep. If for some reason that is not possible, I would like to be on the email chain: ryanguy@gmail.com. If there is not an email chain I would like the speech docs on a flashdrive before the speech. I tend to feel paper only debate hurts education and fairness in the round. I also worry it is ableist practice as some debaters struggle with text that can't be resized and searched. If you only use paper I would like a copy for the entire round so I may read along with you. If you can't provide a copy of your evidence digitally or on paper, you will need to slow down and speak at a slow conversational pace so I can flow everything you say.

Disclosure: I'm a fan of the caselist. I think it makes for good debate. If you are not breaking a brand new aff it better be up there. If it is not I am more likely to vote on "accessibility" and "predictably" standards in T. Here is the case-list as of 2019. Get your stuff on it: https://nfald.paperlessdebate.com/ If your opponent is anti-case list you should run a wiki spec / disclosure theory against them. I think that teams who chose to not disclose their affirmatives are abusive to teams who do.

LD with no cards: It might not be a rule, but I think it is abusive and bad for LD debate. I might even vote on theory that articulates that.

Specifics:

Speaker Points: Other than a couple off the wall occurrences my range tends to fall in the 26-30 range. If you do the things in my “General Approach to Judging” section, your speaks will be higher.

Topicality: AFF, make an effort to be topical. I'm not super amused by squirrely cases. I’ll vote on T in all its varieties. Just make sure you have all the components. I prefer articulated abuse, but will vote on potential abuse if you don't answer it well. I’m unlikely to vote on an RVI. In general I enjoy a good procedural debate but also love rounds were we get to talk about the issues. That said if you are going for a procedural argument...you should probably really go for it in the end or move on to your other arguments.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 JNPDA E2 City College of San Francisco LH Diablo Valley College (DVC) DS Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 JNPDA E1 San Jose State MK City College of San Francisco LH Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 J-LD LD E2 Nevada Reno Alfonso Gonzalez Sacramento State Jasmine Putman Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 JNPDA Parli San Francisco State CG San Jose State CM Neg
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 LD LD E1 Univ of Pacific Marlu Reyes Chabot Toria Wilson Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 LD LD R4 Univ of Pacific Arshita Sandhiparthi San Joaquin Delta Paula Paez Aff
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 LD LD R3 Nevada Reno Daniel Enriquez Univ of Pacific Ravi Prasad Neg
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 NNPDA Parli San Joaquin Delta SP San Jose State RM Neg
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 NPDA Parli City College of San Francisco CT Univ of Pacific RT Neg
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 J-LD LD R2 Sacramento State Sumneet Nirankari San Joaquin Delta Arshpreet Singh Aff
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 JNPDA Parli Santa Rosa Junior PS Solano Community College - Fairfield SB Neg
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 J-LD LD R1 Chabot Nicole Velez San Jose State Pablo Mendoza Aff
NCFA Spring Champs 2020-02-28 J-LD LD R1 San Jose State Nick Chan Sacramento State Jasmine Putman Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 JPAR E3 St Mary's MS City College of San Francisco CT Opp Gov on a 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 NPAR E2 Solano Community College - Fairfield SB Santa Rosa Junior SP Gov Gov on a 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-JV E2 Lewis and Clark PG Nevada Reno JC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 JPAR R5 St Mary's MS Nevada Reno GL Gov
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-JV E1 Univ of Pacific JR Nevada Reno DE Aff Neg on a 2-1
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-JV Rd4 Nevada Reno ML Lewis and Clark GK Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 OPAR R4 Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley ZK Univ of Pacific RR Gov
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 OPAR R3 St Mary's AJ Chabot AB Opp
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-JV Rd3 Univ of Pacific JR Sacramento State SN Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 OPAR R2 Nevada Reno EV Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley BR Opp
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-O Rd2 Univ of Pacific DL Lewis and Clark JR Aff
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 OPAR R1 Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley MM San Francisco State PP Gov
Golden Gate Season Opener 2019-09-20 LD-O Rd1 Sacramento State JB Lewis and Clark AK Neg
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OPARL R8 San Francisco State KG Chabot AB Gov Gov on a 2-1
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OLD R7 Lewis and Clark Anthony Kolshorn Pacific Ravi Prasad Aff Neg on a 2-1
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R7 San Joaquin Delta Tony Escalante Chabot Samar Barakat Neg Neg on a 3-0
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 NPARL R7 Nevada Reno UC Diablo Valley College (DVC) TZ Opp Opp on a 3-0
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R6 Sacramento State Avneet Uppal Pacific Cassandra Ribeiro Neg Neg on a 3-0
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JPARL R5 Pacific LS Nevada Reno EC Gov
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OLD R5 Menlo Patrick Mwamba Pacific Marlu Reyes Aff
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OPARL R4 Pacific FP Chabot/Menlo BM Gov
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R4 Sacramento State Betty Taylor San Joaquin Delta Sean Reilly Aff
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OPARL R3 Nevada Reno VM Rice CS Opp
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R3 Sacramento State Regina Lopez San Joaquin Delta Umbreen Khan Aff
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OLD R2 Sacramento State Serena Jones Pacific Robert Torralva Neg
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 OPARL R1 Santa Clara HH Pacific ST Gov
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R1 Pacific Tierra Smithson Sacramento State Sumneet Nirankari Aff
Paul Winters Invitational 2018-11-02 JLD R1 Sacramento State Ayyah Al-jibouri Pacific Connor Lemmon Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-O E3 Sacramento State RS Lewis and Clark JC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-N E2 Chabot VN San Jose State MT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-O E1 Sacramento State MB the Pacific AF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-O Rd4 the Pacific MR San Jose State AB Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-JV Rd3 Nevada Reno DE CSU Chico CW Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-O Rd2 the Pacific RP Sacramento State KO Neg
Golden Gate Season Opener 2018-09-21 LD-N R1 Nevada Reno JC San Jose State MT Neg
Hornet Cup Nicholas F Burnett Classic Debate Tournament 2018-03-03 O LD R6 Sacramento State EA Western Kentucky BA Neg
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OPARL 1/4 Delta Torralva & Oliva Diablo Valley College (DVC) McIvenna-Davis & Mountjoy Opp Opp on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OLD 1/2 the Pacific PV El Camino CB Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OPARL 1/8 El Camino Lobo & Yen Nevada Reno Thai & Nelson Opp Opp on a 3-0
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 JPARL R6 CSU Chico Aldrete & McCaffrey Columbia Bush & Wilson Gov
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 JLD 1/4 City College of San Francisco JF San Jose State ID Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OPARL R5 El Camino Lobo & Yen Merced Espinosa & Garcia Gov
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OPARL R4 City College of San Francisco Fitzpatrick & Franklin Delta Torralva & Oliva Gov
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 JLD R4 CSU Chico KM Sacramento State AD Neg
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 JLD R3 El Camino TG the Pacific CL Aff
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OLD R2 Sacramento State KO Chabot MF Aff
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 OPARL R2 El Camino Marshall & Masi Santa Clara Perez & Kassa Gov
NCFA Spring Championships 2018 2018-02-23 NLD LD R1 Sacramento State MA Chabot CS Aff
Keeling Invitational Day 2 2018-01-27 OLD S Chabot JB San Jose State AB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Keeling Invitational Day 2 2018-01-27 OLD R2 City College of San Francisco SS Chabot MI Neg
Keeling Invitational Day 2 2018-01-27 OLD R1 San Jose State JP City College of San Francisco AB Aff
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA F Nevada Reno NT Santa Rosa Junior GK Gov Gov on a 3-0
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA S Santa Rosa Junior GK Merced EG Gov Gov on a 3-0
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA R4 Santa Rosa Junior HC Solano Community College - Fairfield RB Gov
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA R3 San Jose State PB Santa Rosa Junior LB Opp
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA R2 Diablo Valley College (DVC) FK Santa Rosa Junior GK Opp
Keeling Invitational Day 1 2018-01-26 OPA R1 Santa Rosa Junior NP CSU Chico BM Gov
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 O LD sems the Pacific EJ Sacramento State KO Neg Neg on a 3-0
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 JV LD quarte Sacramento State SF Delta MR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 JV LD R4 Sacramento State JO City College of San Francisco TB Aff
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 O LD R3 Sacramento State RB San Jose State AB Aff
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 O LD R2 the Pacific DL Point Loma JL Aff
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 JV LD R1 City College of San Francisco LD Delta FH Neg
Paul Winters Invitational LD 2017-11-03 JV LD R1 Sacramento State RS Chabot MI Aff
Biggest Little City Classic 2017-10-20 OLD Sems the Pacific PV College of Idaho TD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Biggest Little City Classic 2017-10-20 NLD R4 Sacramento State RS San Jose State ID Aff
Biggest Little City Classic 2017-10-20 JLD R3 Sacramento State KB Nevada Reno JV Neg
Biggest Little City Classic 2017-10-20 OLD R2 the Pacific EJ Nevada Reno ST Aff
Biggest Little City Classic 2017-10-20 NLD R1 Sacramento State AM Nevada Reno NM Neg
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OPA Finals El Camino WA Nevada AM Opp Opp on a 3-0
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OPA Sems El Camino WA Nevada NV Gov Gov on a 3-0
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 NPA Quarte SRJC MB CCSF GM Gov Gov on a 2-1
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 NPA R6 Ohlone KP SRJC CV Opp
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 NLD Sems Sac St MD Chabot MI Aff Neg on a 2-1
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 JPA R5 Delta OL SJSU YQ Gov
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 JPA R4 Pacific JP Solano BB Gov
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 NLD R4 Sac St MD Delta AC Aff
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OLD R3 Pacific PV Delta KO Aff
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OPA R3 El Camino MS St Mary's College GB Opp
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OLD R2 Sac St BK Delta WT Aff
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OLD R1 Pacific NJ El Camino LY Aff
Northern California Forensics Association Championships 2017-02-24 OPA R1 Pacific JM Nevada NV Opp