Paco Poler

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 14 December 2018 2:28 PM PDT

Some things:

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not worry about making me like you. I'm here to judge your debating, not your personality. Ask me as many questions as you want about my paradigm before the round (I want to do everything I can to ensure my rfd does not come as a surprise to anyone), and I'm more than happy to discuss my rfd in length after the round (I won't get offended if you try to convince me I made a bad decision).

2. I have much experience in flow PF debate and some experience in flow Parli, so I'd like to believe that I will do a good job voting tabula rasa, off the flow, and I'm open to (and capable of properly evaluating) progressive and/or technical arguments. That said, I am new to judging, so idk keep that in mind I guess.

3. I have a very low tolerance for new arguments in late speeches. That means it's probably in your interest to, for example, frontline turns in second rebuttal, because I will tend to side against you for sandbagging. As far as extensions go, please try to at least mention every part of your link chain and the impact–even if it's conceded! Losing because you only spent three seconds on a conceded winning argument is no fun.

4. I will get grumpy if you're misconstruing evidence. I might even go as far as calling for a card without being asked to if it's central to a winning argument and I notice that what the card says has changed to dodge responses. If your evidence doesn't say what you say it does, I'll take it off the flow. If you're being really abusive, I might drop you. Also: please include the qual and date for your evidence, that's a big pet peeve of mine.

5. Framework/weighing is your friend!!

6. Defense doesn't need to be in first summary if it wasn't addressed in second rebuttal. All offense needs to be in both late speeches.

7. I presume first-speaking team unless told otherwise.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPD R4 Gunn Sr SA Global Prep LL Opp
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPD R4 Evergreen Valley DG Berkeley FR Opp
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPD R1 Dougherty Valley KW Sequoia VP Opp
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPD R1 Dougherty Valley LS Bishop O'Dowd BD Opp
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF Quar Leland XY Dougherty Valley JK Neg Neg 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF Octo Mission San Jose MC Mira Loma GS Aff Neg 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF Octo Leland XY Saratoga LK Aff Aff 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF Doub Capitol NP BASIS Independent Silicon Valley BC Aff Aff 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF R6 Joaquin Miller GS Evergreen Valley FS Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal HS 2018-12-14 PF R6 Champion IJ Mission San Jose DD Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal MS 2018-12-14 PF R4 Joaquin Miller KH Clovis North LL Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitatonal MS 2018-12-14 PF R3 Granite Bay DR Joaquin Miller LS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Octafi University KM Dalton CY Pro Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Dalton CY Ravenwood OG Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Theodore Roosevelt AC Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple Brentwood GG Ravenwood OG Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 Fairmont Prep PA Acton Boxborough QS Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Fairmont Prep SG Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Campbell Hall DL Oxbridge Academy SR Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Theodore Roosevelt AC Blake SW Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Fairmont Prep BK Acton Boxborough CL Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Morristown West CS Potomac CG Con