Brandon Inzinna Paradigm

Last changed 18 March 2021 12:30 PM EDT

***BRAND NEW PARADIGM COMING SOON FOR 2021-2022 SEASON***

OLD PARADIGM IS BELOW, HAVEN'T UPDATED IN A WHILE:

Summary:

I am an east coast flow judge and former PF debater from Florida. I also coached for a number of years in college. I haven't been closely involved with forensics in roughly two years. Do with that what you will.

Background:

I competed almost exclusively in Public Forum debate from 2010-2014 at Cypress Bay High School before going on to debate NPDA/NPTE parliamentary debate at Texas Tech University. I've most recently coached PF teams at Nova High School, West Broward High School, and C. Leon King HS out of Tampa.

Style:

Whatever kind of speaking style/speed you’re most comfortable with will be fine with me, just signpost whenever possible. I try not to penalize teams for having a different regional style than what I might be used to. Off-time roadmaps are not only accepted but encouraged. I’m not the ideal tech judge to spread in front of but I can handle it. Just don’t push it. If you have to trade off clarity for speed, don’t go for speed. My ears can only pick through so much mumbling and if I don’t clearly hear it, it won’t be on my flow. If a speaker makes an argument in the forest and no one is around to hear it, did they even make a sound? Not as far as my flow can tell. Also, keep in mind that you should try to slow down on your taglines and citations as they are crucial to making sure I'm on the same page as you.

Speaker Point Scale:

I go by a pretty standard scale moving in increments of .5 points (where applicable). You’ll never win my ballot just by being the better speakers, but I certainly do appreciate everything that goes into a great presentation/speech. Proper eye contact, appropriate hand motions, clarity, good posture, projection of your voice, etc will win you marks. Low-point wins are rare but totally a possibility based on what happens on the flow.

< 26 = You said something incredibly offensive and I'm considering dropping you on face value.

26-26.5 = You definitely have room for improvement.

27-27.5 = You’re an alright speaker and might even break.

28-28.5 = You’re a great speaker and will probably break.

29-29.5 = You might be in contention for a speaker award with speeches that good.

30 = You impressed/entertained me in such a way that I had no choice but to give you the maximum amount of points.

Framework:

If you have a framework then it should be warranted if you want me to take it into account when making my decision. The more clearly defined a framework is, the more likely I am to buy into it. I’m open to just about any type of framework but it’s all about how you use it in the later speeches to win. Absent any framework, I’ll just default to stock-issue impact calculus to figure things out.

Kritikal or non-traditional arguments:

I predominantly dealt with these arguments in NPDA/NPTE Parli but I'm open to hearing them in all forms of debate. Don't be overly concerned though, 99% of PF rounds that I watch don’t end up being like this at all and I’m perfectly fine with that either way. I think teams that run these types of arguments just to confuse or exclude their opponents ruin the experience for everyone and should be dropped, but otherwise, it is up to the debaters in the round to tell me why they get to run what they want to and why that matters. Likewise, it’s up to the opponents to tell me why they don’t get to and why that matters as well.

Crossfire:

What happens in crossfire doesn’t normally make it onto my flow until you tell me to refer back to it in one of your speeches. I’ll still be listening so stay on your game and keep things engaging. Be extra mindful of respecting your opponents in crossfire to avoid things getting too heated. I appreciate snark and sass probably more than your average parent judge but there is still a limit. This is especially true in Grand Crossfire when most teams are fed up with one another and really start to turn up the heat. It's not life or death, it's just crossfire.

Additional comments:

I try to refrain from intervening under any circumstance. I try to sign my ballot using the path of least resistance for the relevant issues on the flow. Your best bet of getting there comes from your ability to weigh arguments against one another, starting at the very latest in summary and then again in final focus. If you don’t weigh, you leave things up to my interpretation and we may not have the same interpretation of how the round went. That being said, the summary doesn’t need to perfectly mirror the final focus, just have some consistency in what arguments you go for. Moreover, while I don’t think it should be required to rebuild your case as the second speaking rebuttal, it can definitely help your cause. Finally, I’m going to try and be as laid back as possible primarily because I want everyone to be comfortable. Do whatever has brought you competitive success before or whatever you enjoy the most and I guarantee it’ll make for better rounds. At its core, competitive debate is a subjective activity in persuasion and no matter how long of a paradigm I give you, there will always be a human element to these things. If you want disclosure and comments at the end of the round, I’d be more than happy to offer what I can within a reasonable amount of time (assuming the tournament allows for disclosure). Otherwise, the ballot will be filled out rather extensively (in my atrocious handwriting if we're unfortunately on paper ballots).

If you have a problem with any of this, I recommend you strike me ahead of time. Absent that option, cross your fingers.



Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF Fin Lincoln East KS Millard North RZ Neg Neg 3-0
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF Quar Lincoln Southwest CO Millard North RZ Neg Neg 3-0
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF R4 Lincoln Southwest CO Millard North IZ Neg
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF R3 Lincoln East KS Millard North RZ Neg
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF R2 Lincoln East SI Norfolk GV Neg
NSCTA Nebraska State Tournament HS 2021-03-18 PF R1 Lincoln Southwest WW Lincoln East XB Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF OCTOS Edina JM Fort Lee PK Neg Neg 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF DUBS Bergen County Academies CK Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Neg Neg 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF TRIPS Quarry Lane PS Newton South AT Neg Neg 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R5 Exeter CU Madison West CG Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R4 Richard Montgomery LW Park City GW Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R3 Sidwell CZ Delbarton MS Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R2 Lincoln FT Oakwood BT Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R1 Lynbrook SB Cranbrook WK Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF E2 605 601 Aff Aff 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF E1 615 619 Aff Aff 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF R6 607 624 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF R5 617 604 Neg
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF R4 618 629 Neg
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF R2 603 627 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 PF R1 602 608 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R8 N284 N338 Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R8 N120 N233 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R6 N367 N296 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament MS 2019-06-17 PF R6 N100 N272 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R5 N135 N195 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 PF R5 N251 N287 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R4 K833 K986 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R4 K950 K905 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R4 K478 K480 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R3 K171 K219 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R3 K1191 K717 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R3 K158 K361 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R3 K438 K348 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R2 K1021 K1300 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R2 K901 K813 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R2 K748 K149 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R2 K131 K799 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R1 K1204 K198 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R1 K907 K439 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R1 K1058 K208 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R1 K1150 K190 Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Final Ransom Everglades RM Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Semis Ransom Everglades RM Capitol BC Con Pro 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Quar North Broward Prep KP Capitol BC Pro Con 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Octos Ransom Everglades RM South Plantation GF Pro Pro 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Dubs American Heritage Plantation CP NSU AG Pro Pro 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R6 Boca WP Cardinal Gibbons JM Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R5 Trinity Prep RH Ft Lauderdale AA Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R4 St Thomas Aquinas KA Ft Lauderdale FK Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R4 King HS Independent BB North Broward Prep CF Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R3 Ft Lauderdale BP American Heritage Plantation CW Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R3 Miami Beach Sr GG Lake Highland Prep SP Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R1 Ft Lauderdale QE Lake Highland Prep PK Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R1 Ft Lauderdale ZD Lake Highland Prep PC Con
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R3 Chander & Ratzan Stewart & Goetschius Pro
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R3 Bratt & Choo Bagui & Bagdy Pro Pro 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 LD R1 Govaria Frazier Neg Neg 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R1 Huang & Manfredi Rohrbaugh & Huang Pro Pro 2-0
Champion Briefs Institute Camp Tournament 2017-07-07 PF R6 Blue Lab Alexander Freedline & Matthew White Green Lab Priya Gutta & Alina Zhong Pro
Champion Briefs Institute Camp Tournament 2017-07-07 PF R5 Blue Lab Luke Seo & Neil Jacob Green Lab Taylor Dipetro & Logan Viera Pro
Champion Briefs Institute Camp Tournament 2017-07-07 PF R2 Red Lab Grant Cooper & Andrew Peterson Blue Lab Elizabeth Hepburn & Hannah Feuer Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-06-19 IPF Quarte 14N364 14N362 Con Con 3-0
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R6 Pine View GM St. Thomas Aquinas LM Pro
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R6 Bromfield KY Strake Jesuit Prep FC Con
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R3 Dalton CR Boston Latin TE Pro
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R3 Cranbrook Kingswood Upper DD Horace Mann HK Con
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R1 Albuquerque LR Nightingale Bamford HG Pro
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2017-02-18 VPF R1 Pine View AM Edgemont Jr./Sr. MS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF Sexto- Newton South AA Byram Hills AM Pro Pro 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF Runoff Holy Ghost Prep ME Charles W Flanagan SM Con Con 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R7 Poly Prep Country Day HB Horace Mann Le Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R5 Riverdale Country LS Hackley EK Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R3 Horace Mann HK Hackley ST Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R3 Horace Mann Ow Delbarton MT Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R2 Summit CS Spence FC Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R2 Poly Prep Country Day SF Ridge CS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R1 Regis MS Delbarton CL Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 PF R1 Delbarton RR Bard HS Early College Manhattan HR Pro
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin HS 2016-10-13 PF R7 Newton South SD Nueva SM Pro Pro 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin MS 2016-10-13 PF R6 Blake GY Horace Mann KS Con Con 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin HS 2016-10-13 PF R5 Horace Mann KS Newton South SD Pro
The Champion Briefs Institute Camp Tournament Session 3 2016-08-05 PF Final Cohen & Bober Tucker Wilke Pro Pro 3-2
The Champion Briefs Institute Camp Tournament Session 3 2016-08-05 PF R1 Ren & Yu Pannamaneni & Bassett--Audain Con
CBI FL1 Camp Tournament 2016-07-01 LD R6 Sterling Alic Pinak Upadhyay Aff Aff 2-0
CBI FL1 Camp Tournament 2016-07-01 LD R5 Elizabeth George Nikhil Deshmukh Neg Neg 2-0
CBI FL1 Camp Tournament 2016-07-01 LD R4 Sophia Sanchez Elizabeth George Neg Neg 2-0
CBI FL1 Camp Tournament 2016-07-01 LD R4 Charles Karcher Sterling Alic Aff Aff 2-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF Octafi Trinity LR Boca Raton Community BF Con Con 2-1
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF Triple Boca Raton Community BF Scarsdale SH Pro Pro 2-1
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R6 Lakeland District Debate DG Success Academy HS of the Liberal Arts SJ Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R6 New Horizons DN AH Zhuoshi ZW Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R5 Kingwood PL Ashton AE Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R5 Wuhan FLS International Department YL Kugnus ACTS PC Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R4 BC HC Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R4 Kingwood TV Newton South DL Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R2 St George AM Scarsdale SH Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R2 North Allegheny ML William E Grady MC Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R8 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches ST Charles W. Flanagan MS Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 North Mecklenburg H.S. ST Henry W. Grady DP Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 McCallie GS St. Thomas Aquinas UB Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R2 Bellaire LN Delbarton AH Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R1 Carroll Senior FP St. Thomas Aquinas SM Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R1 Riverside GP Hoover DW Pro
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF Quarte Harker JR Madison West BR Pro Pro 3-0
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF Octas Madison West BR Brookfield East BN Pro Pro 2-1
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF Sextos Hawken SM Walt Whitman AA Con Pro 2-1
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF Sextos Millard North HJ Durham LP Con Con 3-0
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R5 Bettendorf BH Timber Creek BK Pro
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R5 Greenhills BK Durham LP Con
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R3 Ransom Everglades WS Durham DY Con
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R3 University School Ohio ST Charlotte Latin DR Pro
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R2 Perry AV Potomac CB Pro
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R2 Fairmont Preparatory KP Madison West BR Pro
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 PF R1 Harker BC William Fremd LK Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF Sexto- Nueva MS Millburn WV Pro Pro 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R7 Riverdale Country IB West Windsor Plainsboro South SS Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R3 George Washington CO WK Regis AA Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R3 Regis BC Poly Prep Country Day HE Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Horace Mann OG Newton South AA Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 PF R1 Regis LM Fairmont Preparatory GS Pro
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF Semis Waters/O'Shea AA Huang/Katz RP Neg Neg 4-1
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF Octas RaoWhite FK Grossen/Fisher DM Aff Aff 3-0
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 LD Quarte Fried LM Shatzkin MD Aff Aff 3-0
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R6 RaoWhite FK Waters/O'Shea BB Neg
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R5 Mella/Norton AB Mella/Norton FB Aff
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R4 Rao/White MJ Brunson/Freilich HL Aff
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R3 Brunson/Freilich FZ Rao/White MH Neg
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R2 Waters/O'Shea AA Grossen/Fisher SG Aff
CBI Camp Tournament 2015-07-02 PF R1 Waters/O'Shea CM Grossen/Fisher GK Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD octos New Trier AP Marlborough CC Aff Aff 2-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD octos Honor JL La Reina EA Aff Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD Double Cherry Creek SL Logan KT Neg Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD Double Trinity Valley SM Honor JL Aff Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD R6 Dougherty Valley PT Los Altos VP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVLD R6 El Cerrito CD FSHA (Flintridge) ML Aff