Fredrick Ni Paradigm

Last changed 2/10 12:34P PDT

I have coached PF for about 5 years so I have a fair bit of knowledge about the style and most likely the topic that is being debated as well. This means that you should not worry too much about speed or giving arguments that are too complex. My comments after the round will usually involve RFD and how to improve some arguments. The second part has no impact whatsoever on my decision in the round is only meant as something to take into your next round. I do not complete arguments for teams or refute them based on my own knowledge. I will judge the round only based what was said in the round.

Content:

-I weigh content much more heavily than style

-Clear logical analysis of evidence

-Use evidence to support arguments; do not use as an argument itself, that said, do have evidence to support each claim

-Show me clear impacts and weigh them for me. This is super important in how I adjudicate rounds. Just proving a superior number of contention does not give you the round, proving why your contentions are more important in the round wins you the round. Very rarely will there be a round where one side has no contentions standing at all, so I need some sort of metric to measure. This also means that I value a clear framework from both sides and potentially a debate about framework should that influence how I would adjudicate

-Do not assume I know the basics about the topic, I try to be a “blank-slate” judge as much as possible

-Crossfire is not super important to me unless either you go back to it in one of the speeches or something absolutely killer comes out of the exchange

-I do not care as much about flowing everything through in summary and final focus. It should mostly be used to clarify the round for me. If some point is not mentioned again in summary and final focus, then I will judge as that point stands from material in the first half. However, this usually means the weight of the point is up to my discretion

Stylistic:

-Be courteous during cross-fire (ie. do not shout over each other)

-Eye-contact and other stylistic aspects are not weighed heavily (ie. If I can hear you and understand you fully then you're good to go)

Misc:

-Have evidence ready; if the other team asks for it and you cannot give it to them in 1 min, it will be discounted from the round

-Time looking for the evidence does not count towards your prep time

-Time reading the other side's evidence will count towards your prep time

-Please don't refer to cards ONLY by author name because I don't note down author names for cards

-I will stop crossfire questions right at 3 minutes but I will allow for you to finish your sentence if the time is up during an answer

-I rarely write out RFD's on Tabroom ballots so my oral feedback after the round is where the majority of my RFD is explained

-I welcome questions or concerns about the round, and if you feel that I judged unfairly, please let me know after. While I cannot change the ballot, I will do my best to explain my RFD.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF Triple BL CC Shanghai Embrace The Adventure CZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF Triple Quarry Lane RR Valencia AR Aff Aff on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R5 Wuhan Britain-China International HM Lakeland BD Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R3 Mountain View PO Taipei American SH Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R3 Bay Area JS SpeechCraft JH Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R2 Blake HM Enreach Shanghai YW Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R2 Stratagem Learning KB Blake AF Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R1 Chongqing Bachuan International Math and Science CY Packer PH Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPF R1 Analy EE Egan PT Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 OPF octos Puyall ES MouSi SM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 OPF partia Interl WL McMinn DW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R5 Interl KKP Gresha MB Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R3 BosCol CF RaiAvi ME Neg
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R2 Capita GN Bellev LC Neg
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R2 Penins MG GigHar KS Neg
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R1 Interl SL Newpor RK Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 NPF R1 BosCol PC WF MSM Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R7 Charles W Flanagan SR West Orange BS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R5 Millard North HK Dublin Jerome CA Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R4 Winston Churchill DD West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South SS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R3 Canyon Crest AA Lincoln DT Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R2 Dougherty Valley NL Horace Mann JS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R1 College Prep PS St. John's GY Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVPF Triple Morristown West AN Stuyvesant AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R4 St James FZ Sequoyah LH Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R4 Ridgewood DS St.Patrick HR Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R3 PDA (Potomac Debate) ZM Academy Charter PM Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R3 Newtown MD Ivy Bridge MK Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R1 Trinity DM Horace Mann YM Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R1 Potomac TJ West Broward MS Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 JPF finals Westvi HS Ashlan HR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OPF dubs Spragu MM Seattl GS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Interl CM Southr LY Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Interl ML EasCat ET Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OPF R4 MouSi RS Puyall BL Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OPF R4 Seattl BK Puyall BM Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OPF R2 RicMon LZ GigHar KB Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF Finals HS Affiliated to Fudan LZ Dougherty Valley ZB Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF Quarte Dulwich College Shanghai LY Dougherty Valley ZB Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF Double Albany KT Miller Middle TS Neg Aff on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF Double Riverside STEM SG Monta Vista ZS Aff Aff on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R4 Junipero Serra EH Monta Vista TX Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R4 Milpitas BY PalmTree SS Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R2 Beijing No. 2 Middle HF HS Affiliated to Fudan LZ Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R2 Nova 42 HB Yucaipa LL Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R1 Cupertino MO Jinan Foreign Language School (NHSDLC) ZZ Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPF R1 Shanghai HS International Division SW Korea International HC Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 JPF sems Southr CH Mt.Si SR Neg Neg on a 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 JPF sems Mt.Si RM Westvi DM Aff Neg on a 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 OPF dubs CenVal RBB Sunset JS Neg Neg on a 3-0
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R4 EasCat RJ Seattl BL Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R4 Capita HB Curtis WT Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R3 GlaPea EK Westvi YL Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R3 EasCat LV Seattl JM Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R1 BELUNI CH GlaPea GP Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 NPF R1 GigHar TP BELUNI SS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 6 Dalton RM Livingston YZ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 4 Chaminade FS Newton South DS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 4 Lake Mary Prep MT Strath Haven LS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 3 Unionville TL Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SR Neg
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 3 Hawken KM Walt Whitman GN Aff
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 1 ABC TV Manchester Essex BS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/16/2016 PF Rd. 1 Randolph SY Delbarton TP Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF Triple Ardrey Kell LD Southlake Carroll SC Aff Aff on a 2-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R6 Delbarton BW Edgemont Jr./Sr. SM Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R6 Ashton GE Edgemont Jr./Sr. KS Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R5 Ridgewood SV Shrewsbury GK Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R5 Shanghai Pudong Foreign Languages WZ Jiangsu Nantong LT Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R3 Charlotte Latin ML Ardrey Kell LD Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R3 HS Affiliated to Peking GL North Allegheny ML Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R1 Ashton EP Ridgewood RS Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JVPF R1 Potomac Debate CS Midwood HSs CK Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Triple Horace Mann PD Durham LP Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 5 Mundo MarĂ­a Montessori IL New Horizons DN CP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 5 Korea International Team LM Trinity Prep JZ Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 3 Byram Hills WM Boston Latin YY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 3 Shady Side FT Durham OT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 1 Summit RS Millburn WV Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 PF Rd. 1 Newton South Da Scarsdale GQ Neg