Manny Navarrete Paradigm

Last changed 6/12 2:45P EDT

Updated: March 2019

Grady '18

Emory '22

Rounds Judged on the Topic: 0

Add me to the chain - mndebate001@gmail.com

Feel free to email if you have questions about anything I've written here or if you thought of a question after post-round feedback

I have one of the worst poker faces --- you will know what I think about the round and whatever argument is being discussed in the moment.

People who have influenced how I think about debate: Erik Mathis, Clay Stewart, Solomon Watson

Scroll to the end for non-policy

SPEAKER POINT SCALE / TIPS

Below 28.3: You're clipping and/or you're REALLY bad - either way, please go back to basics

28.4-28.7: Bad

28.7-29.1: Average/Good

29.2-29.6: Great

29.7-29.9: Top Speaker

30: The next Stephen Weil

You will get high speaks if:

Any amount of GOOD puns

Roasts of Solomon Watson

NON NEGOTIABLES

At the end of the debate, I will sign a ballot that indicates who I thought won and who I thought lost the debate.

2 teams of 2 debaters each, with each debater gives 1 constructive and 1 rebuttal, with speech and prep times dictated by the tournament.

I will only flow the first debater who speaks in a given speech. Prompting will not be flowed until the person actually giving the speech says the argument(s).

"Insert this rehighlighting" is a no go. Debate is a communication activity and you need to treat it as such.

Arguments I will never vote on: death / self harm good; pref sheets args; out-of-round incidents

An accusation of an ethics violation i.e. clipping will result in the immediate stop of the round. The accusing team will need video / audio evidence of this accusation.

MY RFD MAKING PROCESS

I ask myself "what questions do I need to resolve to give a good ballot?" Generally, I will try to answer these based on args in the 2NR/2AR that I can trace back to the 2AC/Neg Block. Usually, these will be "impact framing" type args - something like "timeframe comes before magnitude" or something like that. Yeah, this seems pretty self-explanatory, but you'd be surprised at the number of teams who forget to make framing arguments like this. I will be more leaning towards whoever has the most comparative analysis - "our framing accounts for theirs," "our impact turns theirs" "even if they win this arg we still win" etc.

PREDISPOSITIONS AND PREFERENCES

Smart analytic------X--------------------------------------OK card

More ev-----------------------------------------X---Quality ev

Impact defense----------------------------------X----------Internal link defense

Fairness is an internal link------X--------------------------------------Fairness is an impact

Reasonability------------------------------------------X--Competing Interps

"There's always a risk"-------------------------------X-------------Terminal defense

"Framework - weigh the aff"----------------------------------X----------"our aff is a pedagogically good idea"

Floating PIKs good-----------------------------X---------------Floating PIKs bad

Condo good-X-------------------------------------------Condo bad

"1 condo solves"-------------------------------------------X-"Conditionality is the devil"

High theory---------------------------------------X-----any other critical argument

Solvency advocate required--------------X------------------------------Solvency advocate optional

Process CPs good------X--------------------------------------Process CPs bad

"We turn the case because we also result in their impact"---------------------------------------X-----"We turn the case because we make it impossible for them to solve their impact"

LD-SPECIFC STUFF

I would genuinely prefer you not pref me. I don't believe that I'm well suited to the types of debates (read: endless theory) that I find tend to dominate the activity. I'm also a first year out, so y'know, the general stupidity there also applies.

PF-SPECIFIC STUFF

Dear Lord, PLEASE kick scenarios by the end of the debate --- my ideal debate has each side go for 1-2 impacts and most of the final focuses being spent on impact comparison (Mr. T, for example).

Most crossfires I have seen are filled with bad or leading question --- instead of asking "You failed to respond to our card about (insert issue here), so doesn't that mean we win" you should be asking questions like "why should the judge prefer your evidence over ours"

Pet peeves --- offenders will be docked speaks ---

don't say "we tell you about (insert issue here)" --- just say what you want to say about the issue

DO NOT END YOUR SPEECH WITH "FOR ALL THESE REASONS I STRONGLY URGE A (INSERT SIDE HERE) BALLOT" --- I know what side people are on and will intuitively understand what you say is a reason to vote for you...

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX1 Octafi Alpharetta Naik & Gudapati Greenhill Wu & Sureka Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 6 USN Fox & Kassim Cambridge Halfon & Stockstill Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 5 Georgetown Day Mason & Wohlstadter Greenhill Meng & Kwon Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/15/2019 CX2 3 Cambridge Menon & Reddy Niles West Bat-erdene & Bennett Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD PB Oak Hall KZ St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD RKR Greenhill MR West Broward EM Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD WAU St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Evanston Twp HE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX Quarte USN CL Montgomery Bell MB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R6 Mountain Brook CD Isidore Newman HN Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R5 Johns Creek DS Mountain Brook HS Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R4 Woodward TP Montgomery Bell EB Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R3 Woodward HO USN KW Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R1 Woodward FC USN CH Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R6 Dulles LS Caddo Magnet KB Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal BJ Caddo Magnet LW Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R3 Reagan BL Greenhill RK Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational 12/7/2018 VarCX R1 Caddo Magnet PW Baton Rouge Magnet GQ Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Little Rock Central GL Glenbrook North BS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Montgomery Bell FM McDowell SZ Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Glenbrook South DS Northside CH Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R1 Maine East SaBa Berkeley Prep BF Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R4 USN CD Wheeler LR Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R2 Wheeler PS Berkeley Prep KK Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R1 Marist FO Northview YP Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX1 R4 Pine Crest Prep Rubin & Kislin Little Rock Central Moulden & Meredith Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R3 Greenhill Hurst & Witheiler Mamaroneck Weber & Bianco Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX1 R1 Greenhill Feinstein & Kwon Alpharetta HS Crosby & Kpeglo Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R4 Woodward KV Alpharetta HS AS Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R3 Alpharetta HS KC Cambridge CS Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R2 Wheeler SP Marist RB Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R1 Mount Vernon Presbyterian HM Wheeler ZJ Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/17/2017 CX1 R5 Wayzata Yerraguntala & Sun Cambridge Gurude & Mruz Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/17/2017 CX1 R2 Marquette Univ Medeiros & Myer Niles West Lasso & Chappotin-Betancourt Neg
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships 2/11/2017 NCX R4 Chattahoochee AA Westminster BV Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 NP R5 Isidore Newman Khoobehi & Qi Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 NP R4 Riverwood Terrell & Aquebor Westminster Schools Miles & Taha Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 NP R3 Northview Bandlamudi & Vaghela Milton Reddy & Morella Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 NP R2 Wheeler Samata & Sengupta Riverwood Simmons & Weinstein Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 NP R1 Cambridge Reddy & Sayal University School of Nashville Dasari & French Neg