Reza Lotfi Paradigm

Last changed 12/1 9:44A EDT

Hi, I was a PF debater for the Montville, NJ team back in high school. Since I graduated, I’ve been judging LD a lot. However, I have no experience actually debating LD. Keep that in mind if I’m judging you in LD. Some of the more advanced topics and lingo such as theory shells, RVIs, and spikes still escape my understanding because nobody has properly explained them to me and I haven’t gone out of my way to figure them out myself. If you’re going to use advanced LD techniques, make sure you explain them to me well enough so I can understand them. If I don’t, I just won’t consider them in my decision. However, I’ve done a large amount of amateur philosophy reading, so I can definitely understand most philosophical arguments and schools of thought well. Most of all, please actually attack your opponent’s arguments while explaining to me why your argument is better. There’s nothing I dislike judging more than a debate where both debaters are just repeating their own arguments with no actual conflict.

In summary, if a 0 is a parent judge who has never even sat in a debate round before (PF or LD), and a 10 is a TOC LD Champion judge, think of me as a 7.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Dubs Roslyn BL Harrison AZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Chaminade PV Scarsdale WC Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Princeton IP West Orange AA Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 West Orange AH Acton-Boxborough CX Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R5 Scarsdale FH Timothy Christian ST Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Unionville KL Stuyvesant CL Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Chaminade PV Scarsdale VG Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Chaminade SL Scarsdale WM Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 North Allegheny Sr AD Roslyn YB Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST MR Acton-Boxborough VH Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R1 Medina Senior HK Blair AC Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 PF R3 3007 3034 Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 PF R2 3027 3037 Aff
New Jersey District Tournament 2/24/2018 PF R1 3024 3041 Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Plano West Senior YaLi Dalton FF Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Albuquerque TV Stratford BC Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Durham WJ North Allegheny Sr ZZ Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R2 LC Anderson HE William T. Dwyer AL Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Stuyvesant JR Lovejoy TM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD R5 Oakwood ME Cary WA Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD R4 Charlotte Latin JS Newtown SC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 LD Split Perry NF Stuyvesant IL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NPF Double Chaminade SF Stuyvesant MD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R5 Millburn CY Bronx HS Of Science EW Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R5 Freehold Township EV Regis MS Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R4 Horace Mann PA West Windsor Plainsboro South NH Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R4 West Windsor Plainsboro South QS West Orange KJ Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R3 Hunter BB Bridgewater Raritan MK Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R3 Lexington CB Edgemont GG Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R2 Nightingale Bamford CK Millburn SZ Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VPF R2 Bronx HS Of Science GK Millburn WC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD Double King AK Chaminade JM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD Double Collegiate SM University GF Aff Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R6 University ZL Stuyvesant PY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R6 King AK Christopher Columbus AT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R2 Chaminade KB Dallastown Area AZ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD R2 Lexington LW Byram Hills AG Neg