Riler Holcombe Paradigm

Last changed 5 February 2021 12:18 PM CDT

I debated for 4 years at Jesuit Dallas. I was the 2N/1A my first two years and the 2A/1N my second two years.

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General:

Be nice, don't steal prep, clip, etc.

Well warranted extensions of qualified, warranted evidence = best way to win debates, no matter the argument.

Topic specific > generic.

CP:

Do the basics: get competition (I feel I could be persuaded that textual, functional, or both is the best standard), have a net benefit that links to the aff, explain how it solves the aff and/or mitigates the impact to the solvency deficit, etc.

If you do not have a net benefit that is a disad to the aff, smart permutations that prove the net benefit isn't an opportunity cost to the aff will be easier to vote on.

DA:

Read them, have specific link analysis to the aff, make turns case arguments.

Simple aff analytics like can significantly mitigate the disad - don't forget about them (either side).

I do think there can be zero risk of a disad.

T:

Probably 50% of my 1NRs my last year were going for T. If you do it well, I'll be happy.

Have a caselist, maybe a TVA (especially if their offense is "education about our aff area is important"), and compare what the topic looks like under the aff's interp to what the topic looks like under your interp.

The more arbitrary the T violation, the more persuasive reasonability is.

K:

Be sure to explain clearly an alt or a framework (or both). I can't stress this enough. Either demonstrate how the alt solves the links and all or part of the aff, or explain why the aff doesn't matter. The more clear your interp on framework, the easier it will be to distance from the aff's disads. If you are unclear about your interp, I will probably assume that it is "you don't get to weigh the aff;" you don't want that to happen. That means you should tell me how the aff wins the debate and how you win the debate, what I should consider as a link, etc.

Specific links to the aff are better than generic ones. I'll be particularly impressed if you can incorporate lines from their evidence or their explanation of the aff into the link.

Please, please, please, don't have a 4 minute overview then make cross applications all down the line by line. Please don't break my flow.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 JVCX R6 Winston Churchill BS St Mark's School of Texas BG Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VCX R1 Glenbrook South WD Barstow BM Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX Octo Blue Valley North PR Washburn Rural PW Neg Neg 3-0
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R5 Plano East PD Coppell 9th NK Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R4 Westwood YN Washburn Rural PW Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R3 Westwood PO Lane Tech NP Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R2 Devine FF Washburn Rural DJ Neg
Virtuosity TFANIETOC Invitational Guyer HS HS 2021-01-15 VCX R2 Alief Kerr NY Eastwood GW Aff
The Ed Long Invitational at The Hockaday School HS 2020-11-06 VCX Quarte Dallas Highland Park WL Lovejoy CL Aff Aff 2-1
The Ed Long Invitational at The Hockaday School HS 2020-11-06 VCX R1 Greenhill AN St Mark's School of Texas KD Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX F Coppell AK Washburn Rural KP Neg Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX Q Washburn Rural KP Liberal Arts and Science GP Aff Aff 3-0
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX O Ronald Reagan AG Lansing DA Neg Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R5 St. Mark's School of Texas GT Ronald Reagan AG Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R4 Derby JW Greenhill WS Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R3 Liberal Arts and Science GP Wichita East FW Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R2 Wichita East YN Greenhill HL Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R1 Liberal Arts and Science MM Derby SC Aff
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NCX Semis Greenhill MS Grapevine EM Aff Aff 3-0
Coppell Cowboy Classic HS 2020-01-17 NCX R4 Coppell 9th MB Coppell AR Neg
Novice Round Up HS 2019-05-04 CX Semis Crossings Christian BN Liberal Arts and Science AB Aff Aff 2-1
Novice Round Up HS 2019-05-04 CX R7 Dallas Highland Park WL Crossings Christian RQ Aff Aff 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2019-05-04 CX R4 Liberal Arts and Science CH Georgetown Day SR Aff Aff 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2019-05-04 CX R3 Harker BV Crossings Christian CY Aff Aff 2-0
Novice Round Up HS 2019-05-04 CX R2 Georgetown Day FP Dallas Highland Park CL Aff Aff 2-0
DUDA MS March 23 Tournament MS 2019-03-23 BCX R4 Kennedy Curry OH Sanger Prep BM Aff
DUDA MS March 23 Tournament MS 2019-03-23 BCX R3 Spence TAG SS Kennedy Curry PW Aff
DUDA MS March 23 Tournament MS 2019-03-23 BCX R2 Rosemont CF Irma Rangel YWLS RF Neg
DUDA HS March 2 Tournament HS 2019-03-02 JVCX RD4 Talented and Gifted Magnet MC Talented and Gifted Magnet LR Aff
DUDA HS March 2 Tournament HS 2019-03-02 JVCX RD3 Talented and Gifted Magnet LB JBS Law Magnet RT Aff
DUDA HS March 2 Tournament HS 2019-03-02 JVCX Rd1 Talented and Gifted Magnet SC North Dallas MR Aff
DUDA MS Fall City Championship MS 2018-12-01 BCX RD 1 Piedmont GLOBAL Beckham & Portillo BOMLA Lawrence & Harris II Aff
Berkner Tournament HS 2017-12-08 NCX Qrtrs Greenhill BL St. Mark's School of Texas PY Neg Neg 3-0
Berkner Tournament HS 2017-12-08 NCX 4 Highland Park (Dallas) MD Hebron KA Neg
Berkner Tournament HS 2017-12-08 NCX RD 3 Highland Park (Dallas) TT Hebron TT Neg
Berkner Tournament HS 2017-12-08 NCX RD 2 Berkner RV Sachse HG Neg
Berkner Tournament HS 2017-12-08 NCX RD 1 Naaman Forest BM Greenhill BL Neg