Melinda McCormack Paradigm

Last changed 12 December 2018 11:47 AM EDT


I am a traditional LD judge who believes in topicality and strong argumentation with contention, clash, and strong crystallization. Translation: This isn't Congress or Policy.

I don't mind speed, unless it is simply a means of spreading-spread at your own risk.

I keep a vigorous flow, but if I cannot understand your arguments I cannot flow them-are we clear?
Do not heavily rely on esoteric counter-plans or kritques, but that does not mean I will not entertain them when used appropriately and well. I don't mind "out there" arguments-make them mean something and be sure to weigh them.

Beware jargon-I do not have a degree in that.

Please sign-post, but avoid off-time road maps.

DO NOT OFFER TO FLASH your cases-I should not have to read them to decide a winner-this is supposed to about verbal debate that "lay" people can understand-Check out who Lincoln and Douglas actually were.
Beyond this, I am pretty simple. Argue well, follow basic decorum of debate, and make sure I can follow you.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 LD R5 212 202 Neg Aff 2-1
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 PF R4 121 111 Neg Neg 3-0
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 PF R3 123 110 Aff Aff 3-0
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 PF R3 120 105 Neg Neg 3-0
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 PF R2 117 105 Neg
New York City District Tournament HS 2020-02-21 PF R1 107 115 Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD Octs Harrison YI Lexington IK Neg Neg 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD Double Wilmington Charter EC Byram Hills EW Aff Neg 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD Double Harrison TB Byram Hills SB Neg Neg 3-0
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD R5 Ridge MS Lexington AG Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD R5 Woodgrove JH Millburn AX Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD R2 Hill CC Lexington MS Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD R2 Holy Ghost Prep CS Unionville MG Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R5 4142 4201 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R5 4032 4005 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R4 4196 4154 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4207 4211 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4106 4087 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4147 4069 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4167 4208 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4202 4119 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4033 4031 Con Con 3-0
The Princeton Classic HS 2018-11-30 VLD R6 Timothy Christian PT Harrison EV Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2018-11-30 VLD R5 Montville DP McDowell KP Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2018-11-30 VLD R3 McDowell SK Byram Hills MF Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2018-11-30 VLD R1 Chaminade CB Syosset RD Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2018-11-30 VLD R1 Syosset SM West Orange AH Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2018-09-14 JVLD Semis Scarsdale SB Harrison AK Neg Neg 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2018-09-14 VLD R6 Hunter KC Lexington PS Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2018-09-14 VLD R4 Bronx HS Of Science JT Hunter DS Aff
State Elims in Debate at Jericho HS HS 2018-02-10 VLD Rd 4 11 DS 6 SL Aff
State Elims in Debate at Jericho HS HS 2018-02-10 NLD Rd 3 8 EG 11 AK Neg
State Elims in Debate at Jericho HS HS 2018-02-10 JVLD Rd 2 11 FK 2 BS Aff
State Elims in Debate at Jericho HS HS 2018-02-10 VLD Rd 1 6 KB 11 AP Neg
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD Octos Stuyvesant PY Harrison AZ Neg Aff 2-1
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD Dubs Newtown JK Harrison AZ Neg Neg 3-0
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD R6 Newtown NS Needham JW Neg
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD R6 Harrison EV Centreville BK Aff
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD R2 Cypress Woods YW Harrison RA Aff
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD R1 Harrison MRy Langley SA Aff
Columbia University Invitational HS 2018-01-19 VLD R1 Newtown JK Harrison EL Neg
Debate and Congress at Syosset HS 2017-12-16 JVLD Rd 4 14 CW 9 FK Aff
Debate and Congress at Syosset HS 2017-12-16 VLD Rd 2 1 JA 2 ES Neg
Debate and Congress at Syosset HS 2017-12-16 VLD Rd 1 1 LF 7 CC Aff
Debate at Schreiber HS 2017-11-18 VPF Rd 2 6 WW 2 VF Neg
Debate at Schreiber HS 2017-11-18 JVPF Rd 1 2 MO 7 CO Aff
Debate at Jericho HS 2017-10-21 VLD Rd 4 3 FA 7 AF Neg
Debate at Jericho HS 2017-10-21 NLD Rd 3 13 DH 4 KL Neg
Debate at Jericho HS 2017-10-21 VLD Rd 2 13 DS 7 JM Neg
Debate at Jericho HS 2017-10-21 VLD Rd 1 6 ES 2 JP Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD Quarte King AB Poly Prep Country Day LA Aff Aff 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD Octos Thomas Jefferson HSST SB Roslyn AB Neg Neg 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R5 Cape Elizabeth RS Millburn FD Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R5 Acton-Boxborough KC Bridgewater-Raritan DC Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R4 Hill CW Cary JZ Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R4 Ashland SS Cary SN Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R3 Ridge AS Stuyvesant DK Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R3 Needham JL Stuyvesant GK Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R2 Millburn KW Cary JZ Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2017-09-15 JVLD R2 King AN Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart MS Aff
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF Semis 4039 4010 Con Con 5-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF Dbl Oc 4075 4175 Pro Pro 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R5 4021 4135 Con Pro 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R5 4193 4140 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R3 4127 4025 Con Con 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R3 4013 4168 Con Con 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R2 4174 4134 Con Con 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R2 4108 4215 Pro Pro 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R1 4063 4015 Con Pro 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 PF R1 4214 4138 Con Con 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Quarte HN Mione & Shulman EA Matthews & Zuccalmaglio Opp Opp 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Octo F HB Menon & Mehta JG Kekedjian & Memon Opp Opp 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Rd 4 HN Mione & Shulman DR Boland & Wilson Gov
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Rd 4 OE Branson & Thomas-Russell CT Schwartz & Greenblatt Opp
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Rd 2 IM Zeng & Wong JT Bartlett & Katrenya Opp
Yale Invitational HS 2016-09-16 PAR Rd 2 KK Chakraborty & Patterson CT Johnson & Kim Gov
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 PF R6 Fraser Heights Secondary HK McLean DE Pro
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 PF R6 Walt Whitman BD Millburn WV Pro
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 PF R5 Horace Mann GO Institute for Collaborative Education FW Pro
Columbia Invitational RESCHEDULED HS 2016-03-04 PF R5 Stuyvesant LU Bronx HS Of Science OB Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD octs Princeton FP Millburn AJ Neg Neg 3-0
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R5 Harrison EL Ridge MC Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R5 Hill DY Chaminade JV Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R3 Syosset AK Lexington EC Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R3 Harrison ML Solebury JL Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R1 Lexington IJh Princeton MR Aff
The Princeton Classic HS 2015-12-04 NLD R1 Princeton KS Harrison SB Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R5 Randolph NN Hunter College ML Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R5 Newark Science SM Oakwood Secondary NB Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R3 Roslyn AR Hunter College TF Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R3 Stuyvesant PY Oakwood Secondary LB Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF Octs Lexington BK Shady Side FT Con Con 3-0
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R7 McLean SH Fairmont Preparatory PK Pro Pro 2-1
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R6 Fairmont Preparatory LM Bronx Science CY Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R5 Geneva School of Boerne RR Timber Creek KF Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R4 Mastery Hardy Williams HH George Washington HI Con
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R4 Holy Ghost NV Mastery Hardy Williams CY Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2015-02-14 PF R1 Bishop O'Dowd SV Hill KS Pro
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 6 Timber Creek AR Princeton AAl Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 5 Perkiomen Valley MB Hill GL Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 5 Princeton HL Lexington CM Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 4 Millburn AT Lexington GB Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 2 Lexington JS Princeton SH Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 1 Princeton NE Lexington NB Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2014-02-15 NLD Rd 1 Millburn AO Lexington KB Aff
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R5 BenjamSP PrinceCA Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R5 BenjamCL PrinceDA Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R3 UnionvAH WilliaCB Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R2 MillbuAA PrinceAH Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R2 La SalAP PrinceMN Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R1 WesthiJG PrinceKX Neg
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic HS 2013-02-16 NLD R1 NFA RR Hill MH Neg