Sachin Shah Paradigm

Last changed 1/11 8:48P EDT

I debated in Lincoln-Douglas for Lake Highland for 5 years. I competed at TOC my junior and senior years.

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Short version: I will evaluate any type of debate. My evaluative strengths are probably in framework and theory debates. Warrants should be extended in all speeches, even if it’s dropped. Don’t be rude, mean, or offensive.

Warrants: Fancy rhetoric and big words are not substitutes for warrants. Repeating the claim or tag twice also is not a warrant. I want to hear the warrant from you as the debater. Arguments without warrants are claims, as a result, I will not vote on it. Author names are not warrants. However, I will vote on arguments with warrants that are clearly false and essentially nonsense so long as your opponent doesn’t point out the nonsense.

Framework: I have read a lot of philosophy from Kant to Social Practices so read anything. That being said, I will not use my prior knowledge of your framework in my evaluation. Hijacks are underutilized in my opinion. A combo of theoretical and philosophy warrants are cool, but you should weigh which comes first.

Theory: I enjoy these debates when there is lots of weighing and clash. I will vote on any type of shell, but the more frivolous the more I will be persuaded by responses. Theory “tricks” such as evaluate theory after the 2NR or must have a counterinterp can be useful. I don’t care the format you read the shell in, however I need to know the interp, violation, offense, and voters in all speeches to vote on it. In the absence of paradigm issues like drop the debater and fairness, I will not vote on the shell i.e. I don’t default to any paradigm, unless there is a shared assumption by other debaters.

Topicality: Similar to theory. I like both pragmatics and semantics. Having a TVA and topical cards is good. In my opinion linking T offense under the aff’s framing is underutilized. I like shells that have specific offense against the aff. T doesn’t automatically come before the ROB, you should weigh.

K’s: I am familiar with a wide variety of K literature from identity politics to high theory, so feel free to run your favorite. I like the K v phil interactions a lot. At the end of the debate I should be able to explain (a) why the aff is bad and (b) what the alternative does to resolve the link. Perms are good; they need a text and must be extended clearly. Similar to theory, a ROB doesn’t automatically come before theory or the framework, so you should explain why it comes first.

LARP: I like a well weighed and unique impact situations. You should know the warrants and link chain without relying on your authors. If there is only 0.00001% risk of the impact, its 0, unless you tell me why I should care about that small portion. Typically empirics come first, but I’ll listen to logical analytics.

Non-topical affirmatives: I will listen to the aff, but I need to know why I should vote aff. I may be swayed by a good topicality shell, however am willing to vote on impact turns to theory. I prefer affirmatives that at least try to be topical.

“Tricks”: They are cool. Dumb tricks like the “Resolved apriori” have a very low threshold for responses. If truth testing is not read, I use framework as the offense filter meaning some tricks won’t matter. You should be honest about tricks when asked in CX. The more sketchy you are the less I will like you.

Speaker points:

I don’t disclose speaks. I will try to average around a 28.5 and typically base it on the creativity of your positions and strategy.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Semis American Heritage Boca/Delray NT American Heritage Plantation PB Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Quarte Cypress Bay JG American Heritage Plantation AD Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Octas American Heritage Plantation PG Pembroke Pines Charter MO Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Double Cypress Bay IM American Heritage Plantation AD Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R5 American Heritage Plantation SS Pembroke Pines Charter BG Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R4 Cypress Bay CS American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R4 American Heritage Plantation PB Cypress Bay JG Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation MC American Heritage Boca/Delray NS Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation NR Cypress Bay PS Neg
Lake Highland LD Round Robin 1/3/2020 LDRR R5 Lexington Simran Gandhi Scarsdale Curtis Chang Aff Aff on a 2-0
Lake Highland LD Round Robin 1/3/2020 LDRR R2 King Arjan Kang Lexington Evan Li Neg Neg on a 2-0
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD Semis American Heritage Plantation PB Strake Jesuit ZD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD Octos NSU SF Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg on a 2-1
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD Double William G. Enloe TG American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD Runoff King AK Strake Jesuit JG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD Runoff Strake Jesuit DH West Des Moines Valley RS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R6 Westlake AL Timber Creek RZ Aff
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R6 DebateUS! AT American Heritage Plantation PG Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R4 Cardinal Gibbons AD Marvin Baker MB Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit DH West Des Moines Valley SG Aff
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R2 Pompano Beach PA Pembroke Pines Charter MC Aff
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R2 Strake Jesuit JX American Heritage Plantation NR Aff
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R1 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT American Heritage Plantation PB Neg
Florida Blue Key 11/1/2019 VLD R1 Strake Jesuit DL American Heritage Plantation EM Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD Sems Ewing/Fennell Isabella Souza Ewing/Fennell Andrea Reier Neg Neg on a 3-0
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD Quarte Ewing/Fennell Andrea Reier Ewing/Fennell Ananya Natchukuri Neg Aff on a 2-1
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R5 Ewing/Fennell Joy Luo Ewing/Fennell Huamin Gao Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R5 GBrown Nilay Patel Stuckert Andrei Iosifescu Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R4 Stuckert Anna Lu Stuckert Andrew Moon Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R4 Ewing/Fennell Tiffany Kwong Ewing/Fennell Ananya Natchukuri Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R3 PZhou Nicole Hooshiari GBrown Grace Zhao Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R2 Koh Ava Kam Stuckert Eugene Kheyfets Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R2 Stuckert Sile Huang Koh Robin Pan Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R1 Stuckert Henry Xue GBrown Archit Kumar Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R1 Koh Andrew Kim GBrown Miles Gilberti Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD Quarte DeLaO, Joanne Park Traber Andrew Qin Neg Neg on a 4-1
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD Double Traber Aneel Mehra Traber Dylan Burke Aff Aff on a 3-0
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R6 Wright Mariana Colicchio Ewing, Emilin Matthew Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R5 Brown, Gallo Patel Yoakum Nicholas Korom Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R4 Stucke Ronald Wang Wadhwa Zafir Sayyed Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R4 Fennel Elizabeth Lee Stucke Daniel Xu Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R3 Fennel Kishan Kalaria Rieger Jacqueline Zhou Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R2 Wadhwa Crystal Feng McGinn Paul Kim Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R2 DeLaO, Nate Kruger Brown, Ethan Hwang Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R1 Yoakum Ryan Chen Wright Jarvis Xie Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/11/2019 VLD R1 Wright Anika Dham Traber Evan Li Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD1 Finals American Heritage Plantation Prateek Gupta Northview Sreyaash Das Aff Aff on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD1 Quarte Harvard-Westlake julia im Northview Sreyaash Das Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD1 6 Marlborough Julianne Hannon Harvard-Westlake Matthew Ko Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD2 4 Gayle Sebastian Rao West Des Moines Valley Kauai Cua Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD2 3 Archer Miriam Bility West Des Moines Valley Risha Shetye Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 LD1 2 West Des Moines Valley Thomas Knudsen Harvard-Westlake Claire Conner Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Quarte Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Marlborough Isabella Whitney Aff Aff on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R6 Marquette Univ Joseph Webb West Des Moines Valley Kauai Cua Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R5 St Pius X Catholic Thomas Fechalos Harvard-Westlake Sophia Musante Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 West Des Moines Valley Risha Shetye Little Rock Central Sam Triplett Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 Marlborough Emma Yanai Greenhill Cameron Kettles Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R2 Marlborough SarahMae Tuohy Mountain Brook Spencer Keel Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R1 Marlborough Heather Thomasian West Des Moines Valley Tony Holm Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R1 Northview Yamsin Shalim Greenhill Aimee Stachowiak Neg