Michael Kloster

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 8 September 2021 11:26 AM CST

My email for speech documents is: logycdocs@gmail.com

HS debate from 1991 - 1995

CEDA/NDT debate at Pace University from 1995 - 2000.

I assistant coached at St. Marks from 2001-2004.

Long break until 2020.

I am currently coaching a new program.

In short:

Speaking clarity is very important.
Judges enforce speech time and pick a winner.
Judges judge best that intervene least.

High speaker points for clarity, excellent research, depth, and understanding of arguments.
Respect your opponents.

Low speaker points for lack of speaking clarity, reliance on debate theory over research.

I will mostly try to flow without looking at your speech documents. If I can't understand what you are saying due to clarity issues, I won't shore that up by reading along in the speech document.

I will attempt to render a decision based on how you weigh the debate, rather than my own interpretation of how to weigh the arguments.

K-AFF:

These were invented during my long break from debate. I've judged one round of k-aff so far in JV as of 9/8/2021. In that one round, I voted neg on a counter kritik of academia that said the neg was plagiarizing the aff, which was good, because we need to rebel against academia, so I "voted neg to vote aff". That's just how that debate played out on the flow.

So far, I don't see myself casting my ballot as though I am starting a social movement or that it will have out-of-round impacts on the issues being discussed during the round. If I thought my ballot had out-of-round impacts on those issues, I think I would not limit my decision to what was discussed in the round, but rather I would intervene with my own research and opinions. Maybe I am missing something here, and you can explain it better.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2021-12-03 Nov R5 Berkley Wagner & Cohen Cambridge HS Ahlawat & Kralis Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2021-12-03 O R4 Cambridge HS Lin & Dewey Woodward Paladugu & Thakur Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2021-12-03 O R3 H.H. Dow Black & Cai St Mark's School of Texas Tong & Zhang Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-N R6 H.H. Dow CT Mamaroneck MM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-N R5 New Trier MP Glenbrook North KeWe Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-V R4 H.H. Dow BC Westwood SJ Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-V R3 St Mark's School of Texas CB Westwood PL Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-V R2 Montgomery Bell HoMa Thomas Jefferson HSST CX Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-04 CX-V R1 H.H. Dow VT Montgomery Bell PC Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 JVCX R3 Woodward MM Hendrickson DY Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 JVCX R2 Woodward JW Liberal Arts and Science BL Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 JVCX R1 Quarry Lane CG Notre Dame LR Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2021-09-10 VCX R6 Glenbrook North FJ Northside McSt Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2021-09-10 VCX R5 Washington CG Northside SD Aff
Niles Township Invitational HS 2021-09-10 VCX R2 New Trier GS Glenbrook South TK Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 Double Jesuit Gibson & Cutchall Westminster Overend & Parikh Neg Aff 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX2 R5 Chattahoochee Eshkar Kaidar-Heafetz & Allison Lee Univ Of Chicago Lab William Tan & Jeffrey Huang Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R4 Notre Dame Kinsley & Loeser Lexington Chen & Ramos Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R3 Pine Crest Cepeda & Greyserman Jesuit Gibson & Cutchall Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX1 R2 Notre Dame Grisham & Kamyshnikov Cedar Ridge/Brentwood Lundberg & Derby Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 CX2 R1 Wyoming Virtual Kaitlyn Campbell & Jaden Campbell Jesuit Grayson Gaither & Varun Ratnasabapathy Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JCX Semis CK McClatchy AM Peninsula OV Neg Neg 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NCX Octos Westwood SK St Mark's School of Texas SA Neg Neg 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JCX R3 Oakland Tech MC H.H. Dow CV Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NCX R2 Damien BG Baltimore City ME Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NCX R1 St Mark's School of Texas SA Notre Dame RC Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R6 Little Rock Central BM Univ Of Chicago Lab SK Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R5 Little Rock Central ML Damien TS Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R4 Montgomery Bell HS Barstow SS Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R3 Damien MM Westwood VK Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R2 Crossings Christian LS Jesuit GC Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R1 Hebron OP Barstow GG Aff
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 2 Meadows MM Damien HS Neg
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 1 Damien GP Notre Dame WM Aff
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX Octas Glenbrook South HS Lane Tech SW Aff Aff 3-0
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX6 Dowling Catholic HC Whitney Young NC Aff
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX5 Whitney Young JP Glenbrook South KG Neg
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX4 Woodward MP Whitney Young JP Aff
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart RA Woodward MP Aff
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX2 Westminster OI Glenbrook South PM Aff
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 NCX NCX1 Lane Tech MR Westminster OI Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2020-12-04 O Octos St Mark's School of Texas Kelly & Zheng Wooster Snyder & Wiebe Aff Neg 2-1
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2020-12-04 Nov R5 Glenbrook North Cohen & Khan St Mark's School of Texas Manduva & Lu Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2020-12-04 Nov R3 Glenbrook North Gutfraynd & Holden-Hergott Loyola HS of Detroit Mayers & Burkes Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2020-12-04 Nov R2 Univ Of Chicago Lab Kim & Shah Okemos O'Connor-Walker & Saffron Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU HS 2020-12-04 O R1 St Mark's School of Texas Kelly & Zheng Okemos Nukala & Saffron Aff