Fredrick Ni Paradigm

Last changed 18 September 2021 6:39 AM PDT

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I have coached PF for about 6 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 "improvements" part has no impact whatsoever on my decision in the round and 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 on what was said in the round.

Please don't refer to cards ONLY by author name because I don't note down author names for cards (e.g. "John 18 or Smith 20") I'm putting this at the top so y'all see it.

Content:

-I weigh content much more heavily than style

-Have 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 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, except in cases of misrepresented evidence. If I read the evidence and it says something completely different than what was said in the round then I will intervene.

-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

-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.

Parliamentary

I've done various parli styles like BP and Worlds for about a decade now. I haven't judged much American Parli so there might be some rules I am not familiar with.

I mostly judge based on content, with very little focus on style as long as I can understand you. As for theory or whatever, make it simple for me, I'm not a fan but I will always be happy to hear them out.

Please keep time for both yourself and your opponents. If you keep asking POIs during protected times I will deduct points.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN Final VDA - Vancouver HH Debate Go XY Aff Aff 2-1
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN Quarte VDA - Vancouver HH Debate Go CZ Neg Aff 2-1
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN Octafi Ivy Bridge PM Debate Go CZ Neg Neg 3-0
Fall Tournament MS 2021-10-08 PFN1 R6 BL YW Potomac PZ Neg
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFJV R5 VDA - Vancouver HW Debate Go SA Neg
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN1 R4 Ivy Bridge TW Debate Go JX Aff
Fall Tournament MS 2021-10-08 PFJV R3 Academy of Higher Learning ML BL WZ Neg
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN1 R2 VDA - Vancouver AL Potomac CG Aff
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFN1 R1 VDA - Vancouver LZ Speech and Debate India PD Aff
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR ParQt Berkeley BT Irvington RM Gov Gov 3-0
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR ParOc BOW LB Friends Seminary BG Opp Gov 2-1
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR Par5 BOW LL Wilton SK Gov
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR Par4 Loretto HU Schreiber LN Opp
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR Par2 Stuyvesant AH Hackley CK Opp
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 PAR Par1 Schreiber LN Westfield/Watkinson FV Opp
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 MSPF Quarte Ivy Bridge RM Potomac LW Pro Pro 3-0
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 NPF Triple Horace Mann KS Regis KS Con Con 3-0
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R5 New Horizons D.N PT Potomac LW Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R5 Belen Jesuit Prep RH NHSDLC National HS Debate League of China SP Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 NPF R4 Cary ZL North Attleboro CV Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 NPF R4 Ivy Bridge IM Carol Morgan PH Pro
Georgetown Fall Tournament HS 2020-10-09 PFJV Double VDA - Vancouver MZ Potomac LY Aff Neg 2-1
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VPF R6 Clover Hill HK Collegiate FN Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VPF R5 Richard Montgomery GL Whitefish Bay CG Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VPF R4 Plano West SW Thomas S. Wootton MW Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VPF R2 Eleanor Roosevelt AJ Midwood FY Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF Triple Joaquin Miller PA Fairmont Prep AM Con Con 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R5 Milpitas PV Foothill NR Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R4 Vancouver LH Taipei American SP Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R4 Challenger Indepedent KT Mission San Jose LJ Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R1 College Prep HP Monta Vista LL Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2020-02-08 JPF R1 Blake KS Golden State SG Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 NPF sems EasPre BK RaiAvi TM Pro Pro 3-0
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF octos Interl SK Puyall MP Pro Pro 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 NPF R6 GigHar PC RaiAvi PP Pro
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF R4 Puyall PV EasPre ST Pro
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF R4 Puyall ES RaiAvi SF Pro
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF R3 GigHar SM Interl TDL Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF R3 Parker SC RaiAvi RL Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 NPF R2 GigHar KT Samamm VS Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2020-01-10 OPF R1 Interl SK MouSi MS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF Double University YP BASIS Scottsdale WW Con Pro 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R6 Summit SS Solon WD Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R6 Wayland GZ Charlotte Latin NS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R2 Lexington MM Woodgrove BK Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R2 Suncoast Comm KR Cinco Ranch RT Con
Yale Invitational HS 2019-09-13 VPF R1 Milton WC Ridgewood HS - Ridgewood, NJ JB Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF Triple Quarry Lane RR Valencia AR Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2019-02-09 JPF Triple BL CC Shanghai Embrace The Adventure CZ Con Con 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF R5 Wuhan Britain-China International HM Lakeland BD Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF R3 Mountain View PO Taipei American SH Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF R3 Bay Area JS SpeechCraft JH Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2019-02-09 JPF R2 Stratagem Learning KB Blake AF Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF R2 Blake HM Enreach Shanghai YW Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2019-02-09 JPF R1 Analy EE Egan PT Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 JPF R1 Chongqing Bachuan International Math and Science CY Packer PH Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 OPF octos Puyall ES MouSi SM Pro Con 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 OPF partia Interl WL McMinn DW Pro Con 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R5 Interl KKP Gresha MB Pro
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R3 BosCol CF RaiAvi ME Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R2 Penins MG GigHar KS Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R2 Capita GN Bellev LC Con
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R1 Interl SL Newpor RK Pro
Puget Sound High School Invitational HS 2019-01-11 NPF R1 BosCol PC WF MSM Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R7 Charles W Flanagan SR West Orange BS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R5 Millard North HK Dublin Jerome CA Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R4 Winston Churchill DD West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South SS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R3 Canyon Crest AA Lincoln DT Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R2 Dougherty Valley NL Horace Mann JS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R1 College Prep PS St. John's GY Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVPF Triple Morristown West AN Stuyvesant AH Con Con 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R4 Ridgewood DS St.Patrick HR Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R4 St James FZ Sequoyah LH Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R3 PDA (Potomac Debate) ZM Academy Charter PM Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R3 Newtown MD Ivy Bridge MK Con
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R1 Potomac TJ West Broward MS Pro
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 NPF R1 Trinity DM Horace Mann YM Pro
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 JPF finals Westvi HS Ashlan HR Pro Pro 3-0
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 OPF dubs Spragu MM Seattl GS Con Con 2-1
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R5 Interl CM Southr LY Con
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R5 Interl ML EasCat ET Con
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 OPF R4 MouSi RS Puyall BL Con
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 OPF R4 Seattl BK Puyall BM Pro
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational HS 2018-01-05 OPF R2 RicMon LZ GigHar KB Con
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF Finals HS Affiliated to Fudan LZ Dougherty Valley ZB Con Con 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF Quarte Dulwich College Shanghai LY Dougherty Valley ZB Con Con 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF Double Riverside STEM SG Monta Vista ZS Pro Pro 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2017-02-11 JPF Double Albany KT Miller Middle TS Con Pro 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2017-02-11 JPF R4 Milpitas BY PalmTree SS Con
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF R4 Junipero Serra EH Monta Vista TX Pro
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF R2 Beijing No. 2 Middle HF HS Affiliated to Fudan LZ Con
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF R2 Nova 42 HB Yucaipa LL Pro
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF R1 Shanghai HS International Division SW Korea International HC Con
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 JPF R1 Cupertino MO Jinan Foreign Language School (NHSDLC) ZZ Pro
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 JPF sems Mt.Si RM Westvi DM Pro Con 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 JPF sems Southr CH Mt.Si SR Con Con 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 OPF dubs CenVal RBB Sunset JS Con Con 3-0
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R4 Capita HB Curtis WT Con
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R4 EasCat RJ Seattl BL Con
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R3 GlaPea EK Westvi YL Pro
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R3 EasCat LV Seattl JM Pro
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R1 BELUNI CH GlaPea GP Pro
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament HS 2017-01-06 NPF R1 GigHar TP BELUNI SS Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 6 Dalton RM Livingston YZ Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 4 Lake Mary Prep MT Strath Haven LS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 4 Chaminade FS Newton South DS Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 3 Hawken KM Walt Whitman GN Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 3 Unionville TL Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SR Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 1 Randolph SY Delbarton TP Con
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PF Rd. 1 ABC TV Manchester Essex BS Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF Triple Ardrey Kell LD Southlake Carroll SC Pro Pro 2-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R6 Delbarton BW Edgemont Jr./Sr. SM Pro
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R6 Ashton GE Edgemont Jr./Sr. KS Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R5 Shanghai Pudong Foreign Languages WZ Jiangsu Nantong LT Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R5 Ridgewood SV Shrewsbury GK Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R3 HS Affiliated to Peking GL North Allegheny ML Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R3 Charlotte Latin ML Ardrey Kell LD Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R1 Ashton EP Ridgewood RS Con
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 JVPF R1 Potomac Debate CS Midwood HSs CK Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Triple Horace Mann PD Durham LP Con Con 2-1
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 Mundo María Montessori IL New Horizons DN CP Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 5 Korea International Team LM Trinity Prep JZ Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 Byram Hills WM Boston Latin YY Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 3 Shady Side FT Durham OT Pro
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 1 Newton South Da Scarsdale GQ Con
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 PF Rd. 1 Summit RS Millburn WV Con