Dhruv Sudesh Paradigm

Last changed 1/29 4:32P PDT

Monta Vista '18, UC Berkeley '22. dsudesh2000@gmail.com -- put me on the chain.

This philosophy reflects my ideological leanings; it is not a set of rules I abide by in every decision. All of them can be easily reversed by out-debating the other team, and I firmly believe tech > truth.

The most important thing for me is argument resolution. In close debates, I generally resolve in favor of rebuttals that have judge instruction, explain the interaction between your arguments and theirs, and efficiently frame the debate in a way that adds up to a ballot. If you don't give me a way to reconcile two competing claims, I'll likely just read evidence to make my own judgment. Some effective examples of this are "even if they win x, we still win because y" and short overviews for individual parts of the line by line (like framing issues for comparing the strength of a link to a link turn).

K Affs and Framework:

K Affs: Develop one or two pieces of central offense that impact turn whatever standard(s) the neg is going for. I tend to vote more frequently for the direct impact turn than the 'CI + link turn neg standards' strategy.

Framework: I don't have a preference for hearing a skills or fairness argument, but I think the latter requires you to win a higher level of defense to aff arguments.

K:

I am well versed in security, cap, and a few other similar K's. Links are best when they prove the plan shouldn't be implemented. I'm skeptical of sweeping claims about the structure of society (provided reasonable pushback by the aff). If equally debated, I am likely to conclude that the affirmative gets to weigh the plan. I tend to vote aff when the aff wins they get to weigh the plan and their impact outweighs the neg's, and I tend to vote neg when the neg wins a framework argument.

Theory:

Infinite conditionality, agent CPs, PICs, conditional planks, 2NC CPs are all good. CPs that rely on certainty or immediacy or the like for competition and rider DAs are illegitimate. Theory is the one place where I tend to diverge from tech > truth.

CPs/DAs/Impact Turns/Case Debate/T:

Smart, analytical case defense or CPs are fine if completely intuitive or factual, but they hold significantly more weight if tied to a piece of evidence.

As far as T goes, I highly value precision when compared to limits and ground. Winning that your interp makes debates slightly more winnable for the neg is unlikely to defeat a precise interpretation that reflects the literature consensus.

Other Things:

When reading evidence, I will only evaluate warrants that are highlighted.

Dropped arguments don't need to be fully explained until the final rebuttals. However, you must point out that they are dropped and give a quick explanatory sentence.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Finals Montgomery Bell BM Coppell DR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Octos Archbishop Mitty AP Homestead MW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Double Winston Churchill BM Coppell DR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Triple Little Rock Central LK Winston Churchill BM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R5 Bellarmine FU Elizabeth Learning Center RP Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX Semi Bellarmine UF Archbishop Mitty AP Aff Neg on a 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX Quarte Taipei American PW Bellarmine HM Neg Neg on a 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX Octo Kamiak LK Taipei American PW Neg Neg on a 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX Double Gunn Sr MA Interlake HS Unaffiliated FC Neg Neg on a 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX R6 Archbishop Mitty DR St Francis KN Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX R5 Archbishop Mitty NC Leland LZ Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX R3 Bellarmine UF Kamiak LK Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX R2 Head Royce RR Interlake HS Unaffiliated PC Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 VCX R1 Interlake HS Unaffiliated CC Bellarmine HM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL ADW Jesuit HN North Broward Prep DF Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CG USN HB Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R3 Chattahoochee LS Niles West DS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R2 North Broward Prep DF Niles West BB Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD Finals Santa Monica RE Oak Hall KZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD Quarte Santa Monica RE Los Altos PD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD Octofi Santa Monica RE Southlake Carroll TR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD Dubs Los Altos PD Harker AT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD Dubs Dougherty Valley SP Rancho Bernardo JJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley SP San Marino MM Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley KK Harker AL Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R3 Rancho Bernardo JJ Carmel Valley Independent EP Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R3 Harker KB Immaculate Heart SO Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R2 Southlake Carroll PK Harker NA Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R2 Portola Bulldogs AS Harker AT Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R1 Harker AV Marvin Baker MB Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 VLD R1 Harker AG Westlake EE Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/11/2020 O LD Final Dougherty Valley KD Harvard-Westlake NR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/11/2020 O LD Semi Dougherty Valley KD Harvard-Westlake AG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/11/2020 O CX Semi Notre Dame DN Chaminade AH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/11/2020 O LD Octo Los Altos PD Harvard-Westlake OF Aff Neg on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/11/2020 O LD Doub Harvard-Westlake NR Loyola SN Aff Aff on a 2-1
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/4/2020 SBF Octos Taipei American PW Bellarmine HM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/4/2020 SBF R4 Greenhill LH Whitney Young MM Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/4/2020 SBF R1 Montgomery Bell CM Berkeley Prep ZK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX Quarte Henry W Grady NW Whitney Young MM Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX Octafi Iowa City West DS McDonogh WZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX Double Whitney Young OH Westminster BB Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R5 Greenhill HL Highland Park Senior SK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R4 Westminster SY Glenbrook South BW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R3 Walter Payton LA Greenhill WS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R2 Highland Park Senior GK Henry W Grady NW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R1 Stuyvesant CN North Broward Prep GG Neg
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/14/2019 CX R3 Coronado RR Classical CM Aff
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/14/2019 CX R1 Carlsbad GP Canyon Crest NZ Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VLD Semifi S. Eugene H. S WK Loyola BC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Quarte OES TW Chaminade AH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VLD Quarte Crescenta Valley AT Harker QC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Octos Damien BT Liberal Arts and Science GH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Double Jesuit MR CK McClatchy TP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Rd5 CK McClatchy FS Rowland Hall CT Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Rd4 OES TW Damien DB Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Rd3 Liberal Arts and Science GH Lowell YR Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 VCX Rd1 Head Royce KW Rowland Hall GA Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol Octos CK McClatchy BG Green Valley SL Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R6 Northwood HS Independent FF Rowland Hall CT Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R5 Rowland Hall AP Greenhill SF Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R3 Greenhill MK Advanced Technologies Acad BB Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX Final Damien BT Chaminade AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX Semi Green Valley SL Damien BT Neg Neg on a 2-1
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX Quar Green Valley SL Meadows YN Neg Aff on a 2-1
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX Doub Damien BT OES TW Aff Aff on a 2-1
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX R5 Damien BT Notre Dame DY Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 N CX R4 Notre Dame AO Nevada Union DH Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX R3 Archbishop Mitty AA Oak Grove AO Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX R2 CK McClatchy FS Eastside CX Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O CX R1 Archbishop Mitty AP OES ST Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Double Strath Haven DL Westminster SB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R5 Alpharetta HS BM Montgomery Bell BM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R4 Rowland Hall DG Crossings Christian CS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R3 Montgomery Bell CM Isidore Newman DH Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R1 Rowland Hall AP Montgomery Bell PS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Semifi St. Vincent De Paul BP Ingraham VX Aff Aff on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Quarte St. Vincent De Paul BP SLC West KB Aff Aff on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Octafi Bellarmine College Prep FU Niles West KS Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Double Head Royce RW St. Vincent De Paul BP Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R5 Lindale EH Homewood-Flossmoor BM Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R3 Hawken SW Head Royce RW Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R2 Niles West KS SLC West KB Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R1 Niles West FB Lowell YW Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX Octos Rowland Hall YG Cypress Bay BG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX Double Oak Hill CH Rowland Hall YG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R6 Rowland Hall DM Oakwood School - North Hollywood JS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R3 Cypress Bay BL Montgomery Bell PS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R2 Isidore Newman DQ CK McClatchy BG Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R1 Damien DT Rowland Hall DB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Semifi Greenhill EA North Broward Prep MR Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Quarte North Broward Prep MR Greenhill RK Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Octafi Whitney Young TM Greenhill RK Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Double Kent Denver JL Glenbrook North DF Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R7 Glenbrook South GS North Broward Prep DF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R6 Glenbrook North JK North Broward Prep MR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R5 Greenhill HR Glenbrook North KP Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Octos CK McClatchy FS Fullerton Union GK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Double CK McClatchy FS Niles West SK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Rd5 Interlake CC Head Royce RW Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Rd4 Harker VW Liberal Arts and Science IJ Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Rd3 Stockdale HS Chaminade CP AH Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Rd2 SLC West BK Niles West FW Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VCX Rd1 Chaminade CP QM Damien NH Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX Octo Rowland Hall GY Woodlands Independent MR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX Doub Rowland Hall MD Peninsula ST Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 N CX Quar College Prep SK Peninsula RS Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX R3 Damien DG Classical TT Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX R2 Lowell WY OES OW Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O CX R1 College Prep GS Notre Dame DS Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR Semis Rothstein & Kuppahally Chang & Tsai Aff Aff on a 3-0
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR Round Lakhotia & Ji Carrasco & Aggarwal Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR Round Pengue & Garcia Gopal & Gopal Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R3 Marin & Galian Carter & Soriano Aff
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R2 Lovett & Zhou Gray & Koh Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R1 Yuan & Birkenstock Goyal & Ayala Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX Final Damien BT CK McClatchy FW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX Semis St Francis NS Damien BT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX Quarte CK McClatchy RP St Francis SV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R4 St Francis SG Notre Dame DK Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R3 CK McClatchy CW Harker MK Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R2 Nevada Union NF Harker AM Neg