Michael Kloster

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 18 March 2022 2:24 PM CDT

My email for speech documents is: logycdocs@gmail.com. Personal email for all other correspondence: mikekloster@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.

1) How I pick a winner.

****** The first thing the 2NR and the 2AR should say is almost exactly this sentence: ******

The reason you should vote (aff / neg) is because __________________.

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That will serve as your thesis as to why you win the debate. After the 2AR, I will then evaluate the flow, with as little intervention as possible, to see if you won the debate according to your own thesis. (You can provide more than one path to victory in your thesis). **see examples at end of paradigm.

Usually, my ballot will contain the exact thesis of one of the two teams. I try to avoid creating my own path to victory for a team.

2) Clarity

Speed it is great so long as you can speak clearly as well. I want to hear every syllable. When not judging on a panel - if I can't understand every word of your speech with perfect clarity, I will stop the timer, and ask you to stop and fix the issue. No penalty. Just want us on the same page.

3) Other Info

I love when debates are won in the library.

Power tagged / over-claimed cards:

Feel free to "retag" over-claimed cards as short cut to breaking internal link chains.

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.

** Examples of 2NR or 2AR thesis statements:

2NR: You should vote neg because the timeframe on the Russia/Ukraine war short circuits all other impacts in the round. Before resolving case impacts, you must determine if we have already died in a nuclear war.

2AR: You should vote aff because the deontological decision making paradigm means you must first decide if your action is ethical, before considering the consequences. Leaving current water policy in place is unethical because it directly harms the most vulnerable. This ethical duty comes first.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 CX2 R6 Chattahoochee Sanderson & Hils Lansing Corrigan & Corrigan Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 CX2 R3 Head-Royce Patterson & Boguslavsky Jesuit Gibson & Loh Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 CX2 R2 St Mark's School of Texas Dunbar & Grant Blue Valley Southwest Howerton & Lloyd Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 CX2 R1 Woodward Jain & Winsberg Baton Rouge Johnson & Namikas Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2022-03-04 CX-V R6 Lane Tech MP Newark Tech DW Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2022-03-04 CX-V R4 Peninsula LY Taipei American LH Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2022-03-04 CX-V R2 Taipei American WL Young Genius, Bay Area CP Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic HS 2022-03-04 CX-V R1 Newark Tech IA St Paul Central WU Neg
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 CX-T Octafi St Mark's School of Texas WC Calvert Hall BG Aff Aff 2-1
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 CX-T R6 Head-Royce PB ADL CL Aff
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 CX-T R5 St Mark's School of Texas ZP Taipei American BY Aff
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 CX-T R4 Taipei American WL Eloise So Aff
Palm Classic HS 2022-02-12 CX-T R2 Archbishop Mitty CM Montgomery Bell HG Aff
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 VCX Double Peninsula OP Montgomery Bell HM Aff Aff 3-0
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 VCX R6 Montgomery Bell SJ Peninsula KK Neg
GOLDEN DESERT DEBATE TOURNAMENT AT UNLV HS 2022-02-05 VCX R2 Glenbrook South SK Peninsula CW Aff
Lamar Texan Classic HS 2022-01-26 CX Qtrs Coppell TP Kennedale SP Aff
Lamar Texan Classic HS 2022-01-26 CX R3 Lake Travis SG Coppell 9th CA Aff
Lamar Texan Classic HS 2022-01-26 CX R2 Coppell TP Westwood PZ Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 N CX Octos Notre Dame MT Glenbrook North FS Neg Neg 3-0
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 N CX R3 Damien LO Niles West JM Aff
Peninsula Invitational MS 2022-01-22 N CX R2 Damien DZ Able2Shine LL Neg
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 Avi Shah 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 Saidah Ervin 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