Jackson Ross Paradigm

Last changed 12/13 5:57P CDT

Jackson Ross

Assistant Debate Coach -- The Barstow School (2017-19)

College Debate -- University of Kansas (2017-19)

High School Debate -- Blue Valley North High School (2013-2017)

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Top Level:

1. You should always do what you're best at. This paradigm is not a strict guide for how to debate in front of me rather it is a collection of my thoughts on the debate.

2. Tech>Truth

3. Sqo>Aff>2NR Advocacy

4. A strong warranted analytical argument and common sense can go a long way

5. Disclosure is always good

6. Cheating in any form is unacceptable and will result in an automatic loss and 0 speaks. Wrongly accusing someone of cheating will also result in the same.

7. If you are going to "insert" a re-highlighting please read the re-highlighting.

8. I should not be asked to become the referee on what has happened outside of the debate or what has happened in previous debates.

Aff(s) -- I think that affirmative teams should defend the implementation of a hypothetical plan by the United States federal government.

Topicality --

Affs with a plan -- I like nuanced and well thought out topicality debates. Limits are important, but the negative should attach these to pieces of negative ground or what affirmatives should be excluded. I default to competing interpretations. T-Substantial is a no from me. It is difficult to judge these debates when debaters treat their blocks as cards.

Affs without a plan -- Topicality is an important tool for the negative during these debates. I believe that the affirmative should have a counter-interpretation, not just relying on a criticism of the negative's interpretation or of the topic. I do not think that "policy education good" is an impact. Debate is a research activity. Winning your interp is best requires you to win a reason why the research your interp produces is the best. I will reward teams for in-depth "topical version of the aff" research. I do not believe that topicality is an attempt to exclude or police people in debate.

Disadvantages -- Strong impact calculus and turns case arguments are critical to winning. I think that high quality and recent evidence is also important to this debate. Comparing evidence is absolutely critical. I am very annoyed when I have to read and compare evidence for you at the end of the debate. The link controls the direction of the disadvantage. I will vote on a risk of absolute defense. I enjoy and appreciate well thought out politics disads. Small note: merely saying "immigration unpopular" or "immigration is polarizing" is not a link to a politics disadvantage, you need a reason why the passage of the aff causes the piece of the agenda to either pass or not pass - or causes people to vote one way or another in an election.

Counterplans -- Under very rare circumstances should you go for delay, consultation, or a generic word pic in front of me. I generally err neg on other competition questions. I think counter plans are made stronger by the presence of solvency advocate but given the lack of consensus on what qualifies as a solvency advocate, I think it is unreasonable to demand a solvency advocate for every counter plan.

Theory -- Every theory argument with the exception of conditionality is a reason to reject the argument, not the team (this is non-negotiable). I rarely find myself unwilling to vote for this argument unless it is either dropped or poorly handled. Lateral moves on theory are risky. Please do not just read prewritten blocks, do some debating.

Kritiks -- A kritik should prove why the aff's particular example of hypothetical state action is bad. I believe that the aff should get to weigh the impacts of fiated plan implementation against the criticism. There must be a robust defense of what the alternative does, does not do, turns, or solves. Convince me that the world of the alternative is better than the world of the aff. Please do not assume that you can gloss over important parts of your argument - I am not super deep in the literature. I am not very good for arguments (aff or neg) that involve saying an argument is your "survival strategy". I am not and do not want to be the referee on how you should live your life. I will under ZERO circumstances entertain a "death good" debate.

Strategy -- What has happened to reading uniqueness cards? Coherent DA shells? Counterplan solvency advocates in the 1NC*? Tags that explain your argument? I do not understand the impulse to massively spread out the other team, wait till they drop something, blow it up, and start the debating later. It's gross, messy, hard to decide, and will lower your points. I would much rather watch a really in-depth and clean debate than some silly 7-9 off debate. If this is your style of debate, that is cool, but prove to me you did the research and aren't just backfile checking with your most grossly under-highlighted generic positions. I cannot stress this enough.

Misc -- Other thoughts I have, which you should take into consideration

1. I do not want your flash drive -- I really don't want to be on your pocket box, don't even ask -- just start an email chain.

2. Be nice to your opponent -- I have always disliked teams who have been rude and belittling.

3. Look at me -- My facial expressions are a very good indicator of how I feel things are going.

4. The rebuttals should all include some amount of "judge instruction". What is the question of the debate and how should my ballot answer that question? What should I do when deciding this debate? What is important versus what is unimportant? Be persuasive! The debaters who are the best at this win the most amount of debates. S/O all the judges I have lifted this phrasing from/

5. Saying/Advocating racist, homophobic, antisemitic, transphobic, sexist, and ableist things are not a way to my ballot -- Debate is a community and everyone deserves to be a part of it.

6. Well placed humor is always appreciated -- keep it fun, keep it flirty.

7. Please don't ask me to type in my email into your computer. I don't want to touch your nasty computer. I am very sad when people do not read my paradigm and then ask me for my email and present me with their spit covered laptop.

8. Questions? Just ask

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 103 104 Aff Neg on a 2-1
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 118 102 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Flint-Hills District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 107 114 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk R5 WMM Huffman & Strickland SWH Yang & Mojica Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk R3 BWD Souser & Marvine SWH Saxena & Nelson Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk R2 BWD Shi & Woodcock SWH Khan & Ziegelman Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX Qtr Jenks MB SF Roosevelt WT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R6 Millard West NE Washington NR Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R3 Lincoln East SP Millard West WF Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R2 SF Roosevelt MW Millard South LS Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R1 Lincoln East CW SF Roosevelt LS Neg
Three Trails District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 122 110 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R4 Fort Atkinson HB North Broward Prep GG Neg Neg on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R3 Lane Tech JT Derby CS Neg Neg on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R2 Greenhill GR Little Rock Central AK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R1 West Des Moines Valley KD Dowling Catholic PS Neg Neg on a 2-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Semis Washburn Rural Grace Kessler & Raina Peter Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Quarte Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Kapaun Mount Carmel Catherine Magana & Vanessa Nguyen Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Octos Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Jacob Doolittle Blue Valley Southwest Niko Helixon & Maddie Pieropan Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Double Wichita East Madeline Halabi & Quan Nguyen Blue Valley West April Ma & Heer Mehta Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Wichita East Justin Real & Ammeriahya Gonzalez Lansing Sr William Strickland & Nicholas Strickland Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission West Nicholas Wallenberg & Alex McCarthy Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Lansing Sr Brett Zimmerman & Marcus Woodcock Blue Valley Southwest Karthik Sathish & Alex Swanson Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R3 Lawrence Free State Zach Hill & Jack Bellemere Blue Valley West April Ma & Heer Mehta Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Lansing Sr Dalton Buchholz & Amber Dawson Eisenhower Carl Jacobson & Seth Hartter Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 Wichita East Maitri Ajmera & Aryan Waghmode Lansing Sr Maddie Souser & Chloe Kautt Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX Quarte Reagan BL Blue Valley Southwest HP Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX Octas Blue Valley Southwest HP Washburn Rural DS Aff Aff on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX Partia Wichita East QS Lansing Sr CA Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R6 Crossings Christian HK Wichita East NH Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R5 Derby HN Bentonville MT Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R4 Reagan BL Wichita East TY Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R3 Union HW Wichita East RA Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Lansing Sr CA Blue Valley Southwest HP Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R1 Blue Valley Southwest StWu Topeka CR Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var Finals Blue Valley West Saiedian & Tallavajhala Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Pieropan Aff Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var Semis Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Pieropan Blue Valley West Ma & Mehta Aff Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var Quarte Emporia Mose & Rosa Shawnee Mission East Brock & Colvin Neg Neg on a 3-0
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R3 Lansing Sr Kautt & Souser Shawnee Mission West Wallenberg & McCarthy Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R2 Blue Valley West Saiedian & Tallavajhala Blue Valley Misra & Fine Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R1 Shawnee Mission West Wallenburg & Worthington Lawrence Free State Williams & Bellemere Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R6 Maize Amanda Branom & Jeannine Lopez Newton Ellen Garrett & Mariah McDonald Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 BVNW MS SME AW Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 BVNW KV LanSr ZW Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R4 WaRu BP LawFre YL Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 Newton CH WicEas AW Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R2 KapMou NM LawFre SV Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R1 WicEas GR LanSr SS Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/4/2018 3Wk Rd6 Bosch/Eisenstadt/Singleton CR Duff/Hartman/Martin AK Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX Quarte SMNW KO Blue Valley Southwest EM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX Octos Glenbrook South GS Washburn Rural KP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R6 Wichita East SA Oak Park and River Forest MM Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R5 Blue Valley Southwest EM SMNW KO Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R4 Glenbrook South AK Washburn Rural KP Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R3 Washburn Rural PK Maine East BL Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R2 Glenbrook South GS Eisenhower BH Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R1 Blue Valley Southwest HH Maine East SR Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX Quarte College Prep DM Stockdale SI Aff Aff on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX R5 Stockdale KA St Francis LC Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX R4 Head Royce IW Ashland SR Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX R3 Ashland ER Spring Hill BV Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX R2 Mountain House DV Sage Ridge JS Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 JCX R1 Dougherty Valley LA West Campus HM Neg
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R4 Lans Bishop & Clemens MilVal Taruga & Smith Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R3 SMNW Kuffour & Osei ShaMis Rodriguez-Hanley & Colvin Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R2 ShaMis Semrick & Bledsoe BVW Vasudevan & Saiedian Neg Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R1 BVNW Kingston & Shankar BVW Shrouti & Narayanan Neg Aff on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Quarte Liberal Arts and Science AV Isidore Newman AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Octas Liberal Arts and Science CU Kapaun Mount Carmel LP Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Partia Lansing Sr CB Washburn Rural AB Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R6 Liberal Arts and Science AV Blue Valley Southwest BW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R5 Wichita East RY Emporia GV Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R3 Maize TP Wichita East AS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R2 Union GR Shawnee Mission East SB Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R1 Moore LD Maize MW Neg
UMKC Summer Debate Institute 7/26/2017 VCX R3 Chase/Steiner HB Chase/Steiner RS Aff
UMKC Summer Debate Institute 7/26/2017 VCX R2 Collier/Stanley PW Bates/Scott AL Aff
UMKC Summer Debate Institute 7/26/2017 VCX R1 Collier/Stanley LE Bates/Scott LC Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk Semis BBB HH BBB CE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk Octos BBB GA CEB SN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk Quarte Coleman/Wefald TJ Kennedy/Welch BH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk Octos Singleton/Zuckerman SP Kennedy/Welch KP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk R7 ESF ZS CEB SH Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk R6 Singleton/Zuckerman RK Cooper/Saunders SC Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk R6 CEB PK ESF ZS Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk R3 BBB NH ESF CA Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk R3 Kennedy/Welch WF Singleton/Zuckerman HT Aff