Evan Manning Paradigm

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Evan Manning

Eisenhower High School Director of Debate

Email: emanning@goddardusd.com

Previous institutional affiliations and role

Wichita East High School

Shawnee Mission West High School

Emporia State University

Debating experience

I debated from 2000-2005 at Shawnee Mission West, and Emporia State. I have stayed fairly connected with the activity since, and have ranging from a little to a lot coached teams who have finished high at national tournaments, TOC qualifiers, the DCI, and State Championships.

What do you view your role as the judge in the debate?

1.) Ensure a safe and equitable space for the debate to occur.

2.) Pay attention to both argumentation and communicative ability of all in the room

3.) Let the debater’s debate, and stay in my lane, adjudicating the round as they would like the round to be interpreted. (I am Tab)

4.) Make the best decision I am able, and can give a reasonable assessment of my methodology

5.) Try and offer advice, or clarity on the RFD and choices in the round in an oral critique

Purpose of Philosophy

I think debaters either under or overvalue who I am as a judge, and the philosophy should be a starting point of shared understanding before asking more specific questions pre round with both teams present.

Evaluative Practices and Views on Debate Round Logistics

I have come to dislike computer debate as per the lost time, the flashing issues, the speech doc reading, the functional clipping of unintelligible sound during speeches, sitting in cross ex, not making eye contact, the phrase “straight down the flow” and the overall lack of warrants or communicative intricacy.

Am I on the Chain?

Yes.

What is your normal range for speaker points and why? What can earn extra speaker points for a debater? What can cost speaker points for a debater, even if they win the debate?

-My speaker point scale has tended to be:

30. I have only given out two, and would love the chance of hearing another perfect pair of speeches.

-------Shout-out: Samantha Nichols DCI Round 7

Grace Kessler : vs LFS in 2017

29.5 - you should receive a speaker award in this division at this tournament

29 - you should be in elimination debates at this tournament, and probably win one or more of those rounds

28.8 you are competing for a spot to clear but still making errors that may prevent you from doing so. Average for the division/tournament.

28. - you are fine

27.5 - you are slightly below average for the division/tournament and need to spend some time on the fundamentals. Hopefully, I've outlined in my notes what those are.

27 - you are in the wrong division or at the wrong tournament in my estimation.

**I've found that the best way to boost your speaks on my ballot is to demonstrate that you understand the nexus points of the debate and/or when the debate has resolved itself through your argumentative prowess. Often, this means strong/specific overviews, and can sometimes mean not utilizing all of your prep/speech time when the flow of the debate indicates it is impossible for your opposition to come back in the round. (EG - if the 1AR drops a topicality argument in its entirety, and you use 4 minutes of prep for the 2NR and give a 5 minute 2NR speech - you have not demonstrated mastery of the flow.

Do you say clearer out loud if a debater is unclear? Is there a limit to the number of times you will say clearer if you do? Do you use other non-verbal cues to signal a lack of clarity?

Yes I will say clear, I will say it until I feel you aren’t trying to be clearer, I will be overtly grumpy and you should know I’m no longer flowing if you were to look up.

Do you find yourself reading a lot of evidence after the debate?

No.

Do you evaluate the un-underlined parts of the evidence even if the debaters do not make that an argument?

No, the team would have to make argumentation about the evidence

What are your predispositions or views on the following:

Topicality- If the Aff is not T, it should be the 2NR

Theory- I find myself usually not pulling the trigger as a stand alone round winning argument But I do fondness myself using theory as a framing or threshold mitigation question

Affirmative’s need to read a plan in order to win on the aff- Yes, or at least a topical stasis point.

Performance teams - Possible to go for it, need to know what you will and won’t defend. I think you should make explicit how my ballot functions in this debate as well as where you defend the impacts occur and stop occuring (IE in the room, in the fiated debate world, outside the literal debate room etc.)

How do you feel about tricks?

Tricks are fun. You can slow roll in cx, you can impact turn pretty much anything, you can set up double binds and double turns and all is good. There is no such thing as a cheating argument you can’t win, just an argument that probably had a higher threshold to win. I find myself being madder at the opponent for putting me in a position to vote for a bad argument than the team that did it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Octos Blue Valley Northwest BM Maize ML Neg Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R5 Shawnee Mission East HY Trinity BK Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R4 Lansing AD Blue Valley North FV Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R3 Blue Valley Northwest RX Lawrence Free State BH Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R2 Lawrence Free State RM Lansing SS Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX Q Barstow FS Liberal Arts and Science CU Aff Neg on a 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX O Barstow DT Coppell DR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX R5 Coppell DR Andrews BF Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX R4 Dallas Highland Park LM Barstow FS Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX R3 Wichita East SR Coppell KA Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/1/2019 VCX R1 Caddo Magnet PW North Lamar HH Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCIRR R4 Wichita East TY Blue Valley North AL Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCIRR R3 Lawrence Free State YL Blue Valley West MM Aff
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 3 Le & Wemhoff 1 Harris & Horton Aff Aff on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 11 Wentling & Zimmerman 1 Simon & Gallegos Aff Aff on a 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 1 McCallop & Fasig 11 Archer & Schroeder Neg Neg on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 7 Shah & Real 10 Marin & Walentowski Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Double Washburn Rural Harun Khan & Emma Schroeder Kapaun Mount Carmel Catherine Magana & Vanessa Nguyen Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Olathe East Taegan Towsend & Kayla Breit Derby Caleb Carter & Jack Sallman Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Olathe East Avneet Sidhu & William Macfarland Wichita East Maitri Ajmera & Aryan Waghmode Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Andover Central Camille Carpenter & Aditi Kiragi Lansing Sr Maddie Souser & Chloe Kautt Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R3 Newton Chase Cassil & Fletcher Hummingbird Wichita East Esra Qaki & Sarwa Shah Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Wichita East Madeline Halabi & Quan Nguyen SMNW Noah Gruman & Alex Marvine Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission East Emory Apodaca & Evan Winden Wichita East Allen Dong & Adam Foster Aff
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/28/2018 DCI Qtrs Empori Mose & Rosa Lawren Davidson & Rose Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/28/2018 DCI R5 BD Bagdasaryan & Trout SalSou Marion & Daily Neg
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/28/2018 DCI R4 Derby Sallman & Carter Topeka Blenden & Parker Aff
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/28/2018 DCI R3 KapMou Johnson & Torkelson BluVal Das & Verma Neg
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/28/2018 DCI R1 Maize Nelson & Wolgast BD Ruzich & Tran Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 SM South TS Free State VS Neg
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 CCX Quarte Kickapoo CS Jenks JB Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 CCX R5 Alva High VN Kickapoo BW Neg
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 NCX R4 Will Rogers Senior FJ Union JH Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 NCX R3 Union YR Will Rogers Senior MR Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 QCX R2 Muldrow JD Haskell DD Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 2/2/2018 QCX R1 Webster BY Haskell HR Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Double Lawrence Free State Ting Ting Shi & Amanda White Derby Noah Graham & Alec Hinecker Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R6 Blue Valley North Mikhail Dmitrienko & Alec Lieu Barstow Noah Waldman & Rishi Malay Neg
Buhler HS Crusader Classic 10/20/2017 DCI R1 18 KP 2 WS Aff