Ken King Paradigm

Last changed 11/30 8:21A CDT

I debated for 4 years in Kansas in the late 80s and early 90s.
I have been a head coach in high school for 19 years.

I can listen somewhat quickly…but not very fast. I’m a very traditional policy-maker.

Standard things:

Flash Time: In Kansas, I’m pretty strict that if you are flashing to the other team, it needs to be done in a very reasonable time, if flashing between partners, that is prep time. When judging on the National Circuit, I allow it to be done however that circuit accepts as the norm. please don't abuse flash time

I want really good explanation of all arguments. I try hard not to do analysis work for you. Overviews really help me!


Topicality- If the case is clearly non-topical, please run the argument and I’ll pull the trigger on it pretty quickly. If it is probably topical…I am very slow to pull that trigger.


Critiques- Not really a fan. I am very policy-maker in this regard. If you choose to run a K, I will listen and try and understand it. However, the way my brain works in a debate context is that I will probably weigh the impacts of the K against the other team’s impacts…you know…like a policy maker would.


Counterplans – probably a good thing to have. Not a fan nit-picky word pics, but agent counterplans and others like it are a good thing for me..

Critical affs- Not a fan…they typically confuse me…

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Blue Valley West Invitational 10/11/2019 DCI R4 Washburn Rural DelBiaggio & Maru Shawnee Mission South Fritton & Kerrigan Aff
Blue Valley West Invitational 10/11/2019 DCI R3 Washburn Rural Pandya & Willingham Shawnee Mission South Larsen & Ridge Neg
Blue Valley West Invitational 10/11/2019 DCI R2 Shawnee Mission East Huntley & Yi Shawnee Mission South Henderson & Tuohey Neg
Blue Valley West Invitational 10/11/2019 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission East Henry & Lahovary Shawnee Mission West Wright & Wallenburg Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R9 X103 X137 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R7 X126 X141 Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X196 X215 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R4 X195 X145 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R2 X262 X168 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R1 X242 X153 Aff
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 4/19/2019 PFD R4 19 Stewart-Jones & Morinville 14 Dawson & Souser Neg
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 4/19/2019 LD R3 3 Farzad Janjua 6 Cass Bryant Aff
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 4/19/2019 LD R2 18 Alex McCarthy 14 Salem Clemens Aff
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 LD L4 10 Scout Molder 16 Marcus Woodcock Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 PFD P3 10 HF 16 DS Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 LD L2 16 William Strickland 15 Tyler Ruzich Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 LD L1 16 Kyle Lauber 12 Nicholas Wallenberg Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 BQ R4 L Jameson Shew L Jenna Riggins Neg Neg on a 2-1
Shawnee Mission South Invitational 12/1/2018 Op R5 Blue Valley North Pagadala & Seeley Shawnee Mission West Valverde & Hohimer Aff
Shawnee Mission South Invitational 12/1/2018 Op R4 Lansing Sr Souser & Gonzalez Spring Hill Muro & Knust Aff
Shawnee Mission South Invitational 12/1/2018 Op R3 Blue Valley Rankin & Tavacoli Jeff Plinsky Cohen & Dillon Neg
Shawnee Mission South Invitational 12/1/2018 Nov R1 Shawnee Mission West Edeal & Awad Blue Valley North Toniappa & Valentich Neg
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R1 Mill Valley White & Weiland Shawnee Mission West McCarthy & Wallenberg Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission West MW Olathe East TB Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R1 Washburn Rural CM Blue Valley North SP Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R4 Manhattan BZ Newton GM Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 Free State HW BV Southwest SW Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R1 Hayden DR Jenks BM Neg
UMKC SDI 2018 Tournament 7/25/2018 Open R4 MiWaKr Justin Real & John Lubianetsky BrMoJu Gabe DiAntonio & Grace Hu Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X204 X144 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X131 X205 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X125 X226 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R3 X197 X124 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X243 X135 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X112 X162 Aff Aff on a 2-0