Jamie Davenport Paradigm

Last changed 1/12 8:46P EDT

Put me in email chains or feel free to email me some questions: JamieSuzDavenport@Gmail.com

I'm mainly writing this for novice debaters to read so if you're varsity don't get mad about how some of these should be givens or if I don't get in depth - just ask me before the round - I try to cover most things, though.

This paradigm is mainly geared towards Lincoln-Douglas, I'll update it for policy as the need arises.

ABOUT ME [I'M SURE YOU CARE]

I'm currently coaching our novices on the Samford University CX squad. I'm also, starting in January, the LD coach at the Altamont School, so I'm more in the loop than I used to be. I teach at the Samford Debate Institute - typically found in the LD lab. In high school, I was the Lincoln-Douglas debate captain at Grovetown for two years and I debated for three. There, I competed on the national and state circuit alongside going to LD and Policy camps, so I was exposed to a pretty comprehensive bit of traditional and progressive debate when I was in HS.

Now, I do the things with Policy and I like it - I'm comfortable with both formats.

Tip: If you think you're losing the round but still want to have high speaks (or just for fun), I will boost speaks for bad (as in not good - unethical jokes will mean a drop in speaks at least) jokes and conspiracy theories. This doesn't mean you will win the round - just improve speaks.

I am also not opposed to things like snacks. No promises that it will help you at all in the debate, but I will take them. Note: I am a vegetarian and transitioning to a vegan diet. Don't bring me hot dogs.

I also do not care how you present yourself in terms of like attire or sitting or whatever.

The challenge: Whoever first correctly uses the phrase "it be like that sometimes" in their speech gets a .1 boost in speaks

Follow @SUDebate on Insta if you're cool

GENERAL LINCOLN DOUGLAS

I'm cool with all experience levels and I'm mainly out to help everyone improve the debate community.

Some pointers to get me on your side:

  • Don't be rude - which includes: racism, sexism, elitism, etc. Also don't just yell - make your words smarter not louder. I could very easily be convinced to vote someone down for excluding behavior in the debate sphere because I am personally invested in these types of arguments and think they have huge implication in debate. If the transgression is severe enough, I may make that decision without your opponent having to make the arg and I may report you to the tournament director.
  • Road maps and signposting are A+! If you don't know what that is, ask me before the round.
  • Don't be overly aggressive in Cross-ex - especially if you're just trying to scare your opponent.
  • If I make a weird face I'm either confused by what you mean or I think it's a bad idea - make the call to elaborate or abandon the argument.
  • If I start nodding I'm probably grooving on what you have to say - pursue that argument.
  • Don't assume I'm stupid - If you want to make an argument, make it. If you explain it well enough then you can overcome any stupidity I may or may not have 😄. (And chances are I've already noticed it).
  • Please time your speeches. I'll also time but it's a good habit to have.
  • I will not count something if you don't say it. I'm tryna be as Tabula Rasa as possible, so please make the argument.

PROGESSIVE/POLICYESQUE LD

I dabbled in policy-type LD while I was in high school - I was closer to progressive debate than not. As mentioned, I am also now debating Policy so I'm pretty open to most "progressive" arguments: Kritiks are bae, counterplans are cool, disads are fine, plantext affs are weird/maybe don't belong in LD, I think Topicality doesn't necessarily have to be run as a shell, don't try to tell me the neg can perm because they can't, ask about anything else.

I've seen some... interesting.. arguments that hinged on like multiple-world theory, trivialism, etc. I think that these are intriguing and I think I have an alright grasp on how they hash out SO if you want to run it (and actually can run it), I'm cool with these types of arguments. You're going to have to win abuse args but you can always try. Typically you can run whatever you want in front of me - I like to learn new things.

Also because of my personal style and my exposure to CX [hah] I can handle speed - I discourage all out spreading because LD is very analytical and I would like to hear what explanations you have. If you choose to spread please email at least me, but preferrably your oppenent as well, the doc as that is regular practice for Policy debate, which you're clearly trying to embrace.

I will probably automatically vote you down for card clipping. I've done it before and am fine to do it again. Don't do it. I'll also report you to the tournament director, who will likely tell your coach. Thanks!

I don't flow cross-ex. If it's important, bring it up in a speech

ACTUAL POLICY DEBATE

My LD prefs should generally apply here. I'm cool with Kritiks (on either side), but if it's a more niche arg I'm probably not up-to-date on the literature. Don't try to run these if you don't know what you're talking about - it'll hurt your Ethos. (This mainly applies to K-Affs or 1-off Negs lol). I think condo bad is uber valid when you get to the 4+ area (I could be convinced of 3, depending on the round).

For the HS topic: I am not super up to date on this topic and don't plan to be. As mentioned, I worked at the Samford Debate Institute and ENDI over the summer, so I was somewhat exposed to the topic there. However, I was isolated in my lil LD lab or the dorms, so I didn't get into all the DA and T and case lectures specific to this topic. You don't have a topic-specific knowledge base to take for granted here. Because I will not read all the topic lit before your debates, if you're a policy team - make good choices and elaborations. Also down to watch K vs K debates or K v FW debates.

MISC - MAYBE REFERENCE?
I'm updating this as debaters do things that frustrate/confuse me. Please do neither of these things.

- I don't particularly love T/theory debates, so if this is your strat make sure you're explaining things really well. Like way more than you think you should.

-- On theory, I default to a fairness k2 education paradigm unless you tell me to do something else and give reasons why. Also try winning the fairness interp.

- I seriously don't get RVIs and don't like them. I think they're especially silly in a constructive. A debater asked me about an RVI in semi's at a tournament, I said I just literally didn't get it and the other judges concurred. Be the change. Don't do an RVI.

- Please don't read an identity k in front of me (while not being a member of that identity) and ALSO read a DA/link that your opponent is speaking for others by advocating X plan. This happens WAY too often and it's pretty ridiculous. Find a K and/or authors that don't make this yikes if you really want to go for it. Similarly, if your opponent does these shenanigans, I'm really open to the arg that they link and I should probably vote them down

I'll update this more as time progresses.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 LD Quarte Valdosta Albert Kang St Pius X Catholic Joseph Tarnowski Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 LD R5 Henry W Grady Swagatam Das Valdosta Amelia Barnett Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 LD R4 Columbus Jae Kang Starrs Mill Cole Wittbrodt Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 LD R2 Sequoyah Maximillian Frye Henry W Grady Emmaline Harmon Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 LD R1 Warner Robins Anastacia Del Rio Valdosta Albert Kang Neg
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 BQ R6 235 239 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 LD R4 189 162 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 LD R3 163 146 Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD Semis Newsome DB George Ranch MS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD Quarte George Ranch MS Northland Christian ABr Aff Aff on a 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD Octos Cypress Ranch MZ Northland Christian JQ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD Partia Dulles TJ Hattiesburg OS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R6 Warner Robins AD Columbus KH Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R6 Hockaday AS St Paul's HF Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R5 St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Gulf Breeze Dolphin GD Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R4 Hill JM Dulles AS Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R4 Cypress Ranch MQ Dulles TJ Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 NovLD R3 Gulf Breeze Dolphin WL Northland Christian LB Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 NovLD R3 Cabot AW Albuquerque AK Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R2 Baton Rouge Magnet CH Columbus BH Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarLD R2 Newsome DB St. Andrew's Episcopal BM Aff
Warrior War of Words 10/6/2018 LD R4 Lassiter TR Henry W Grady SD Aff
Warrior War of Words 10/6/2018 LD R3 Lassiter GM Westminster School - Augusta KS Aff
Warrior War of Words 10/6/2018 LD R2 Lassiter CI Lassiter CL Aff
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R3 Why Male Models? Srihitha Chakilam & Anna Kim Braz-Gemony Math-wells Riya Sachdeva & Ria Thakur Neg
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R2 Alpha-Dawgs Elizabeth Kolln & Joana Arvantis Braz-Gemony Math-wells Preston Childress & Aaron Gill Aff
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R1 Braz-Gemony Math-wells Joel Cortes & Tahj Jonhson Becca-cudas School for Fish Who Can't Read Good Maddox Gates & Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 4 Columb/univer Wu & Elder SpeakF/LadHor Bell & Wolk Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 2 Walton Gentry & Neece AllSai Elfarr & Davis Aff
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 2 Brentw/CarDay Kasiewicz & Goldstein MouBro/benton Lauterbach & Schaffer Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 LD R5 UMS-Wright Prep DR Vestavia Hills SZ Neg
Warrior War of Words 10/7/2017 LD Elim 1 Marist DS Lassiter GL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Warrior War of Words 10/7/2017 NLD R4 Valdosta JB Henry W. Grady GR Neg
Warrior War of Words 10/7/2017 NLD R3 Henry W. Grady NK Valdosta SM Aff
Warrior War of Words 10/7/2017 LD R2 Warner Robins SC Marist MC Aff
Samford Summer Institute 7/6/2017 R1 ADV GG ADV KW Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 NCX Finals University School MM Johns Creek DS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD Semis Vestavia Hills MS Mountain Brook PS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R6 Alpharetta AZ University School DG Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R5 Marist SZ Alpharetta US Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R4 Milton VR Woodward KK Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R3 Auburn LD Chelsea OT Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R3 Mountain Brook PS Vestavia Hills JC Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R2 Vestavia Hills MS Hoover AB Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R2 Hoover SA Vestavia Hills SN Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R1 Hoover AN Vestavia Hills BC Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 LD R1 Vestavia Hills GB Hoover SH Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NLD Semis Marist AP Columbus SH Aff Aff on a 2-1
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NLD R5 Lambert AL South Forsyth SA Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NLD R5 Starrs Mill CW Lovett PK Aff
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NLD R3 Bethlehem Christian JB George Walton Comprehensive JG Aff
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NLD R1 Henry W. Grady LC Marist RL Aff