Ishan Bhatt Paradigm

Last changed 10/19 1:06P CDT

Hello there! I’m Ishan.

Background: I did Lincoln-Douglas in high school + one year of world schools. In college, I did a year of policy, but I mostly think about limited prep events like British Parliamentary.

Affiliations: I debated for St. Andrew's Episcopal in Mississippi. I coach Greenhill.

Email chain: greenhilldocs.ld@gmail.com. Please make the subject line like: [Tournament Name] [Round #] [X (Aff) vs Y]

Paradigm: Be nice! This is by far the most important thing.

I care about argument quality a lot and I place a lot of value on explanation. I will only grant an argument as much weight as the warrant gives it. I also start with some presumption towards "reasonable" beliefs (everyone dying is undesirable, suffering is bad, etc), which means to win more "unreasonable" arguments, you need to do more work. Similarly, I am also a big fan of evidence. It's not a substitute for doing the debating yourself, but if you debate evidence well, I'll be very happy. I tend to give qualifications, warrant quality, highlighting, etc a lot of weight.

I really try to line things up on my flow. Number your arguments and avoid long overviews. Please go about 70% of your speed.

I have a lot of strong opinions about arguments, but the debate in front of me is generally more important. However, here are some opinions of mine that actually have a non-negligible effect on my judging:

1. Critical affirmatives should define and defend a significant departure from the status quo. I am good judge for presumption when this is not the case. I would like you to have a thought-out counter-interpretation to topicality - explain how the process of debating works under your counter-interpretation.

2. Permutations are better than counterplan theory. If the counterplan is a legitimate opportunity cost reflected in the topic literature, I’m quite likely to think its legitimate if the negative correctly executes.

3. The neg should say "condo -> judge kick" at some point if they want me to judge kick.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/17/2020 VWSDC Quarte USA Red USA D-Team Gold Neg Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/17/2020 LD RR R3 Harker AM Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg on a 2-0
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 LD R6 Appleton East SM Peninsula AR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 LD R3 L C Anderson AR Plano East NG Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 LD R1 Dulles AS Canyon Crest JS Neg
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R7 Harrison GC Holy Cross TJ Aff Aff on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R6 Harrison SN Durham JP Neg Neg on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R3 Montgomery CD Trinity Valley KK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R2 Oak Hall KZ Damien ND Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD Semifi TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan IvyPlu Liu & Ma & Xu Aff Aff on a 5-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD Quarte Toucan Lin & Roach & Yang & Yuan TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan Neg Neg on a 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R7 FDT Liu & Shen & Zhang & Tu & Park Blake Rannow & Gulati & Florida Aff
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R6 FDT Yang & Singh & Leibu & Zhan & Lu TeaCan Lee & Cape & Lei & Pozios & Waxman Aff
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R5 CanYou Sun & Ma & Liang & Deng & Chen PetBoy Khuleya & Kunaka & Lintini & Matsika & Uriri Aff
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R4 VarBoy Horsthuis & Lasalle & Roach St.Joh Cholakis & Kabani & Smith Aff
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R3 WSDDen Hinrichs & Del Campo & Broegaard & Villadsen LinKey Li & Dixit & Xu Aff
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R2 LinKey Zhang & Zhu & Liu WesPoi Tan & Gao & Hu & Collet Neg
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 3/6/2020 WSD R1 LXL Li & Lin & Xu FDT Wu & Liu & Zhang & Oh & Xu Neg
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR Semis Harrison AZ AmeHer PB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR R5 Strake WH Lexington SG Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR R4 Harrison AZ Success Academy TR Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR R3 Strake ZD Lexington EL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR R2 Newsome DB Success Academy CE Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 2/14/2020 LDRR R1 Strake AM Needham ZL Neg Neg on a 2-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Finals Montgomery Blair PZ Success Academy Manhattan TR Aff Neg on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Semifi Montgomery Blair PZ American Heritage Plantation PB Aff Aff on a 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVLD R3 North Allegheny SR Randolph AC Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R2 Needham ZL Hamilton NK Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R2 DuPont Manual DK Lexington DY Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVLD R1 St.Petersburg KT Bergen County Debate Club AK Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R1 Carmel Valley Independent EP Lexington SG Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVLD R1 Needham MK Austin SFA DV Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R1 Lexington NJ McDowell SA Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD RKR Dougherty Valley KK Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD WAU Trinity Valley KK Dougherty Valley KD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley AA Cardinal Gibbons RS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation EM Northland Christian AB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 LD R3 Strake Jesuit JP Henry W Grady GR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Finals Montgomery Blair PZ West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Semis Evanston Twp QH West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Quarte Appleton East SM Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Octas Appleton East SM Success Academy Manhattan TR Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD Double Lexington CH Live Oak RS Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R6 West Des Moines Valley MD Vestavia Hills JH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R6 Scarsdale KL Lincoln IS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R4 West Des Moines Valley AJ Rosemount TA Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R3 Peninsula JN Lincoln North Star AE Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R3 New Trier IV Lincoln North Star MB Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R2 Lexington AK Walt Whitman BW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R2 Live Oak RS Strath Haven WL Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament 10/11/2019 R5 BosUni/Northe OS Columb KL Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament 10/11/2019 R4 CUNY/Swarth KS UCh‍/Welles SJ Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament 10/11/2019 R3 Yale NW Swarth DH Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament 10/11/2019 R2 BroDeb PM Prince WJ Neg
Harvard APDA Tournament 10/11/2019 R1 NYU LC Northe/BosUni PW Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 LD RR R5 Edgemont RG KAPS BT Aff Aff on a 2-0
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/18/2019 LD Finals HL Daniel Hung GG Benjamin Who Neg Neg on a 5-0
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/18/2019 WSD Semifi Canada Red Potomac LZRWW Aff Aff on a 3-0