Samuel Duby Paradigm

Last changed 26 January 2016 3:55 PM EST

Coached at Northland 2007-2011 won a bunch of stuff

Got 3rd place at TOC in 2003

Now I'm 31 work in finance have a wife and a cat.


I didn't flow much when I debated judged or coached so can't imagine that's changing this weekend.

I think the AFF needs to explain why the US is better (however you define that) with a ban on private ownership of handguns and then the negative gets to have a competing advocacy.


I will not vote on theory/T unless the abusiveness of the position is crystal clear. Your opponent dropping the B subpoint on the 7th response won't win by ballot.

I will do my best to evaluate performance based arguments but I feel they invite subjectivity. So when you tell me your story, there's a definite chance I won't find it compelling.

When I coached, I felt most comfortable with positions that were utilitarian in nature. If your strategy is to have 5:15 of framework and then extend one dropped sentence, best of luck to you but I'm not your ideal judge.

I think I'd be a good judge for debaters who have spent a lot of time researching the empirical studies behind this topic and are interested in demonstrating a strong knowledge of the topic literature along with a creative advocacy.


Feel free to ask as many questions as you want before the round.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you want after round.

*In high school I went 4-2 at Emory three times and never broke. If you deserve to break my speaker points will not stand in your way.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD R6 Harker SP Loyola JO Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD RKR Harvard-Westlake NS Benjamin Franklin SF Aff Aff 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 LD R4 Dallastown OM Eastside Catholic DC Neg