Shawn Rafferty Paradigm

Last changed 10/18 9:52P EDT

Head Coach of Jenks High School, Oklahoma 4th year

Head Coach of Manhattan, Kansas 13 years

I think debate is a game, and tend to be more policy oriented. That said, I am not a fan of judge adaptation, I think you should run what you want, and I will do my best to follow.

Please slow down on tags and theory if you want them on my flow.

I will probably make a decision rather quickly. It doesn't mean that I am not paying attention or evaluating your arguments, I usually just don't need a long time to sort things out.

If you want to read something like Bataille or Baudrillard, etc. I might not be the best judge for you. I don't read the lit, and I think debate is ultimately good, so you might have more mileage from your pref somewhere else.

An ideal round for me would be a topical affirmative versus a counterplan with a net benefit. That said, I have voted for the K, and I have enjoyed critical affirmatives, win the framework debate.

Yes put me on the email chain shawnrafferty521@gmail.com

Now I will quote a much better judge about something that I would like you to think about when I judge you

Will Katz's Grumpy Man Rants

Don’t shrink the text of your cards to 2 pt font. 8 point font is plenty fine. If I ever judge someone who shrinks their text down that much, I’m going to shrink down the highlighted parts that much too and then just not read the card because its too small.

Death good just signals to me that I should kill your points and your chance of winning

If your argument is that debate is always bad, I'm likely to agree with you that your debating is always bad, and as such I'll likely vote for the other team.

If you think you can win with only offense and no defense, then you'll probably have a better time playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers than winning a debate in front of me.

If you sit down in cx, it makes it seem like you don't want me to listen attentively. Who am I to argue with you on that?

If you go top speed all the time, I'd recommend NASCAR over debate. In debate, there is definitely a time to go slow. Although even in NASCAR they don't start out at top speed

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
JW Patterson Invitational 10/16/2020 VCX R1 Crossings Christian BY Peninsula DS Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R13 X147 X120 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R3 X117 X174 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R2 X211 X248 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R1 X188 X154 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Oklahoma NSDA Prep 5/27/2020 CX R4 RivDay SS Casady RA Neg
Oklahoma NSDA Prep 5/27/2020 CX R3 Casady WN RivDay SS Aff
Oklahoma NSDA Prep 5/27/2020 ED R2 Riverfied Day RH Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences SO Neg
Oklahoma NSDA Prep 5/27/2020 PF R2 EdmNor HD TSOAAS OS Neg
Oklahoma NSDA Prep 5/27/2020 LD R1 BisKel MG Jenks NC Neg Neg on a 2-0
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/31/2020 CCX R5 Union WM WilRog MG Aff
Will Rogers Roundup 1/17/2020 QLD R3 Sallis ML TulWas PG Neg
Will Rogers Roundup 1/17/2020 QLD R3 TulWas PH BisKel ZW Neg
Will Rogers Roundup 1/17/2020 NCXMS R2 Webste MJ Edison RZ Neg
Broken Arrow Tiger Classic 11/15/2019 5LD Semis Oologa TD MetChr TF Neg Neg on a 2-1
Broken Arrow Tiger Classic 11/15/2019 NLD Octos Owasso MC CasHal KS Aff
Broken Arrow Tiger Classic 11/15/2019 NLD Octos Sapulp RB TulWas PR Neg
Broken Arrow Tiger Classic 11/15/2019 QPF R1 TulWas KH Owasso BO Neg
Broken Arrow Tiger Classic 11/15/2019 QPF R1 Owasso EW TulWas DC Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Mill Valley AS Lawrence Free State BP Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Wichita East WN Shawnee Mission South FT Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Lansing ZW Lawrence DV Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Wichita East DY Blue Valley Southwest WZ Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Wichita East RG Hutchinson WW Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R9 X258 X243 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R7 X121 X111 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X160 X242 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R4 X158 X281 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R3 X274 X234 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R2 X189 X212 Aff Aff on a 2-0
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State Debate Championship 4/4/2019 5A CX R4 Will Rogers Senior WH Guymon HA Neg
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State Debate Championship 4/4/2019 6A CX R2 Union WH Moore WH Aff
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State Debate Championship 4/4/2019 6A CX R1 Heritage Hall NS Owasso PP Aff
OSSAA East 6A 5A Regional Tournament 3/8/2019 PF R5 BroArr TP Sapulp HM Aff
OSSAA East 6A 5A Regional Tournament 3/8/2019 PF R4 BroArr SC BisKel BL Neg
OSSAA East 6A 5A Regional Tournament 3/8/2019 PF R4 TulWas BW Sapulp HM Aff
OSSAA East 6A 5A Regional Tournament 3/8/2019 6LD R1 TulWas JN Union HA Neg
OSSAA East 6A 5A Regional Tournament 3/8/2019 6LD R1 Union EW BroArr YK Aff
East Oklahoma District Tournament 2/28/2019 LD R6 151 256 Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 2/28/2019 LD R6 152 154 Aff Aff on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 2/28/2019 PF R3 216 203 Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 2/28/2019 PF R3 255 184 Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 2/28/2019 CX R2 142 270 Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX Qtr Millard North CG SF Roosevelt MW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R6 Barstow TL Lincoln East CW Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R5 SF Roosevelt LS Barstow BM Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 NCX R4 Barstow FG Lincoln East ZZ Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 NCX R3 SF Roosevelt BM Barstow PK Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R2 Barstow EB Washington NR Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/4/2019 VCX R1 Barstow PW Millard North FM Aff
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/14/2018 5LD Semifi MetChr AM Ardmor AZ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/14/2018 6LD R4 Enid AK Bartle BS Aff
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/14/2018 6LD R4 BroArr YK TulWas JN Neg
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/14/2018 5CX R3 WilRog HW WilRog HV Aff
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/14/2018 NCX R2 WilRog DC Union KM Neg
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 6LD Semifi Union HA Bixby LD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 QPF Quarte Bixby ReSm Norman North PS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 QPF Quarte Tulsa Washington WL Westmoore RP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 6LD Octafi Union GL Norman North KB Neg
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 QPF R4 Tulsa Washington RS Westmoore SG Neg
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 QPF R4 Muskogee OS Deer Creek VA Neg
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Union GL Bixby MR Aff
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 6CX R2 Union JT Norman North GL Neg
Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge 11/9/2018 NCX R1 Union TB Union CGM Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R6 Crossings Christian HC Derby HN Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R5 Topeka CR Andover Central CK Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R4 Bentonville MT Andover Central BL Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R3 Barstow CL Lansing Sr KS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Lansing Sr SS Barstow LS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R1 Maize MP Blue Valley Northwest RB Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R2 Lansing WZ Salina South VJ Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R5 Casady AR Royse City Bulldogs MW Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R4 Union HW Coppell AK Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R3 LC Anderson LK Greenhill HR Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 CX R2 College Prep PJ Greenhill ZR Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX Final X246 X229 Neg Neg on a 8-3
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R8 X272 X137 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X134 X141 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X271 X274 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X184 X259 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R3 X215 X203 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X128 X230 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X123 X178 Aff Aff on a 2-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 LD R6 2008 2000 Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 LD R3 2027 2007 Aff Neg on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 PF R3 3010 3029 Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 PF R3 3023 3030 Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 LD R3 2020 2014 Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 CX R3 1005 1006 Aff Aff on a 2-1
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 PF R2 3004 3006 Neg
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 BQ R2 4005 4017 Neg
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 PF R2 3001 3015 Neg
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 BQ R2 4012 4010 Neg
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 BQ R1 4014 4008 Neg
East Oklahoma District Tournament 3/1/2018 BQ R1 4003 4009 Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 NPF S Lincoln Southwest LD Millard North RL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 NPF Q Millard North TY Lincoln East WL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Lincoln Southwest LD Millard North ZI Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 NPF R4 Elkhorn South RS SF Roosevelt LJ Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 NPF R3 Sioux Falls Lincoln KS Washington MK Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 VPF R2 Millard North RZ Lincoln CT Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/5/2018 VPF R1 Lincoln Southwest BM Union GL Neg
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/15/2017 QCX R2 Skiatook DF LanHug PB Neg
Bixby Green Corn Classic 12/15/2017 NCX R1 All Saints WC Will Rogers Senior MR Aff
Choctaw STING Invitational 12/8/2017 6A CX Prelim Moore SC Guymon NM Aff
Choctaw STING Invitational 12/8/2017 6A CX Prelim Mustang DA Moore MH Aff
Choctaw STING Invitational 12/8/2017 6A CX Prelim Guymon NR Norman North KS Neg
Washburn Rural Invitational 9/15/2017 VDB8 Var 2 Derby DS Blue Valley KS Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 CX R3 College Prep MC Coppell BD Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 CX R2 Highland Park (Dallas) MK John Paul II KO Aff
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State 4/6/2017 5A CX Quarte Guymon HO Crossings CS Aff Aff on a 2-1
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State 4/6/2017 5A CX R3 Ardmore LB Skiatook AP Neg
OSSAA 5A 6A Oklahoma State 4/6/2017 6A CX R2 Union SJ Heritage Hall MM Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/20/2017 NCX R4 All Saints MR Union BP Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/20/2017 NCX R3 All Saints KH Union NS Aff
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/20/2017 CCX R2 Casady WC Casady AC Neg
2016 Choctaw STING Invitational 12/9/2016 6A LD Prelim Deer Creek BBo Southmoore EF Aff
2016 Choctaw STING Invitational 12/9/2016 5/6PF Prelim Edmond Memorial CG Ardmore ZZ Neg
2016 Choctaw STING Invitational 12/9/2016 5/6PF Prelim Classen School Of Advanced Studies WO Deer Creek BR Neg
2016 Choctaw STING Invitational 12/9/2016 6A LD Prelim Southmoore MM Deer Creek BB Aff
OSSAA State 4/7/2016 5A CX Rd 4 Skiatook Smith & Frame Crossings Christian DeMunbrun & Kosanke Neg
OSSAA State 4/7/2016 5A CX Rd 3 Crossings Christian McSpadden & Karns Sallisaw Sisney & Valdivia Aff
OSSAA State 4/7/2016 5A CX Rd 2 Skiatook Hall & Loveless Guymon Salcedo & Ortega Neg
OSSAA State 4/7/2016 6A CX Rd 1 Edmond North Lagge & Lagge Charles Page Bedokis & Meeker Neg
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/22/2016 NCX 4 Union CB All Saints RT Neg
Union Forensic Society Invitational 1/22/2016 CCX Round Charles Page FL Skiatook BW Aff