Brandon James Paradigm

Last changed 1/19 1:33P EDT

GENERAL:

Fayette County HS '16 (GA)

Vanderbilt University '20 (TN)

Yes, put me on the email chain: brandonjdebate@gmail.com

POLICY PARADIGM:

Basics: Debates must have a winner and a loser, all speakers must participate, and the round should end within the confines set by the tournament directors. Yes you can read framework. Yes you can read a k aff. All of the standard policy arguments are fine. Lastly, I have done very little work on this topic, please keep that in mind.

Framework: Feel free to go for this. With that said, there are a couple things that will make me roll my eyes:

1. Teams reading TVAs that are neither topical, nor versions of the aff.

2. Teams that say “the only ground we get would be (insert form of oppression) good” or similar nonsensical statements against k affs

K Affs: I’m better for teams that have a praxis or advocate for some type of action rather than teams that just give a description of the status quo. I’m better for teams that are extremely clear about their advocacy and relationship to the topic coming out of the 1AC. Being vacuous and opaque during CX is probably going to make me more open to voting on framework rather than the aff. The fact that your opponents have no idea what your aff does isn’t much of an advantage if I have no idea either.

K Negs: Go for it. I’m probably more easily convinced by rhetoric links and fiat links than most judges, but specific links are still preferable. Do not assume that I am already familiar with your kritik or will be able to grasp it with limited explanation.

CX: Is binding…

T: Sure why not?

DAs: Sure

CPs: I’m good for your basic CPs. The more out-there stuff you start doing, the more amenable I am to theory args.

Theory: Usually a reason to reject the arg not the team, but I can be persuaded otherwise. Go slowly.

PUBLIC FORUM PARADIGM:

1. I understand that teams have begun to "push the envelope" in PF in various ways. While I have no issue with teams trying out new things, keep in mind that PF, LD, and CX are all structured differently. Not everything that works in one event will work well in another.

2. Good debate requires good research. Any evidence that you cite/reference should be readily available for the other team (or the judge) to look at.

3. You should be clearly extending an entire story. Saying "extend our entire first contention" is not a valid request). Say what specifically I am extending and why.

4. Less is more -- clearly explaining one argument is always better than going for a lot of arguments that have not been well warranted. If you think you're going for too many arguments, you are.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX Quarte Woodward LH Montgomery Bell CH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FM Montgomery Bell EB Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R5 Paideia HT Isidore Newman QD Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R4 Alpharetta HS GN Henry W Grady KL Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R3 Isidore Newman HN Montgomery Bell PH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R2 Shades Valley FO Vestavia Hills RC Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R2 Mountain Brook DJ Auburn KF Aff
Samford Debate Institute 7/5/2018 R5 Sigma Chi GL GGH BB Aff
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R5 Alpha-Dawgs Sophie Gershman & Lily Scanlon Braz-Gemony Math-wells Arnoldo Garcia Jr. & Jay Lara Aff
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R4 Becca-cudas School for Fish Who Can't Read Good Jasper Haimes & Alpha-Dawgs Jessie Dietz & Nicholas Hungria Neg
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R1 Braz-Gemony Math-wells Claire Ely & Kaiya Patel Alpha-Dawgs Brandon Latcha & Alejandro Meneses-Fish Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 6 Walton Gentry & Neece Jasper Shufer & Kamalakantha Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 5 VesHil/Celebr Sabri & Slaten BatRou/Hoover Sheehan-Dean & Shah Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 3 Walton Xia & Tan MouBro/benton Lauterbach & Schaffer Neg
Emory National Debate Institute PF 6/5/2018 PFD 2 Columb/univer Wu & Elder benton Pandey & Gjeruldsen Neg
21st Fayette Classic 10/7/2016 VPF Quarte Columbus PP McIntosh FE Aff Aff on a 2-1
21st Fayette Classic 10/7/2016 VCX R4 Marist TU* Northview JR* Neg
21st Fayette Classic 10/7/2016 VCX R3 Marist FP* Northview DK* Aff
21st Fayette Classic 10/7/2016 VCX R2 Northview CY* Marist LW* Neg
21st Fayette Classic 10/7/2016 VCX R1 Marist SZ Northview PO Aff
20th Annual Fayette Classic 11/21/2015 NPF Quarte Columbus CR McIntosh KV Aff Aff on a 3-0
20th Annual Fayette Classic 11/21/2015 NPF R4 Westminster Schools TB McIntosh BE Aff
20th Annual Fayette Classic 11/21/2015 NPF R2 Columbus AP Henry W. Grady LB Aff
20th Annual Fayette Classic 11/21/2015 NPF R1 Columbus UW Carrollton AO Aff