Zach Atkins Paradigm

Last changed 9/19 8:57P CDT

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Experience

Rounds judged on 2020-21 topic: 1
- Washburn Rural

Debated at Lansing High School in KS for 4 years
Debated 1 year at KU
Senior at University of Kansas
Assistant Coach for Lansing High School for ~3 years

General

I’m a few years removed from debating now, so I'm not as fast at flowing as I used to be. You can read fast on cards, but I’d recommend you go at a moderate pace for tags/cites and theory arguments. Moreover, it would be advisable for you to explain your framing for the round a bit more than you normally would; odds are, you don’t want me trying to unravel the round for you, especially since I’m not particularly familiar with the literature on this topic.

If I feel that a team is intentionally personally attacking the other team (e.g. sexism, racism, repeatedly shouting at the other team, generally making the space feel unwelcome or unsafe for anyone else, etc.), I will drastically dock your speaker points on the first offense. If such behavior continues, I will vote you down. If you choose to continue to the point where the other team is visibly uncomfortable and/or upset, you will lose the round, get 0 speaker points, and I will find your coach. I would hope that no one reading this would act in such a fashion, but I want to be upfront about how seriously I take this issue.

If you’re going too fast or you’re unclear, I’ll say “clear”.

Don’t be too rude, I’m not afraid to dock speaker points. I get that sometimes it’s unavoidable.

Generally tech over truth.

Read what you’re good at and explain why you should win. If you do that better than the other team, you’ll win the round.

Specifics—

Case

Extend your entire internal link story, not just your impacts. Explain the specifics of your solvency mechanism -- there are so many different ones on this topic, and I don't want to misinterpret your aff.

DAs

Are pretty dang terrible on this topic. Give me lots of impact calc and turns case. Since most of the DAs on this topic have the same or similar impacts as the aff, explain why I should prefer one internal link chain over the other. I don’t just only want to hear about the impacts in the 2NR - that leads to messy debates that are very difficult to adjudicate.

CPs

Read whatever CPs you want. I don’t care if they are completely cheating, if the aff doesn’t make a theory arg, I’m not gonna intervene. That being said, I have a pretty low threshold to reject the arg on “that CP is cheating”. Especially on this topic, I tend to err against process counter plans.

If you're gonna make a judge kick arg, make it in the block or in CX if the aff asks. Aff teams - ask this in CX of the 1NC.

Ks

You need to prove a link to the aff or their reps/epistemology. Explain what your alt does and give a clear framing as to how I should evaluate the K vs the aff. I'll vote on floating PICs, but make it clear that you're running one.

K Affs

Justify why you don’t have to defend the topic or a plan text. I probably err toward framework. I’m not your ideal judge if you don’t read a plan. I'm a lot more likely to vote for affs with arguments about exclusion to weigh against framework than things like Baudrillard.

T

I’ll vote on in round and/or potential abuse. I'm pretty persuaded by predictable limits args on this topic since it seems like there are no real limits on the topic. Give TVAs and caselists. Go slower on T - my flowing is a little rusty.

Theory

I’m probably not gonna vote on theory unless you're weighing it against T. In that case, explain how your theory args interact with the impacts of T, otherwise I'll end up having to make potentially arbitrary decisions when writing a ballot. I will reject an alt/CP/perm etc. based on theory if you're winning it and evaluate the round as such.

Ask specific questions pre-round or email me at zachatkins21@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R6 Derby CW Shawnee Mission South SS Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R4 Blue Valley Northwest AV Olathe East TB Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/18/2020 Var R3 Dodge City MA Blue Valley West SP Neg
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R6 R Basore & Huffman T Revare & Winden Neg Neg on a 4-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R4 G Reed & Burke R Harris & Bellemere Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 B Marvine & Houser T Kloster & Wood Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 S Tuohey & Jones T Sufi & Squires Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R5 Blue Valley Southwest Wu & Ziegelman Shawnee Mission East Lahovary & Henry Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R4 Blue Valley West Wang & Ahmed Shawnee Mission South Tuohey & Henderson Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R3 Blue Valley Southwest Sathish & Swanson Mill Valley Smith & White Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R2 Shawnee Mission East Huntley & Yi Piper Rice & Flory Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R1 Mill Valley Burke & Reed Blue Valley Northwest Bhagavan & Mansoor Neg Neg on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI Qtrs Casady Henry & Barreto Shawnee Mission West McCarthy & Cathey Aff Aff on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 Novice Qtrs Bishop Seabury Eicher & Jackson Blue Valley Northwest Alon & Schiffman Aff Aff on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 Novice R5 Blue Valley Southwest Farson & Webb Blue Valley West Jaguars Baidwan & Freeman Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R4 Blue Valley Northwest Bryant & Ingles-Nguyen Lawrence Dunn & Zimney Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R3 Olathe East Townsend & Booth Shawnee Mission South Smith & Shaw Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R2 Blue Valley Southwest Cranor & Sandhu Shawnee Mission East Newton & Linscott Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley Southwest Syed & Khan Lawrence Free State Ruland & Gutierrez Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov Quarte Blue Valley Northwest Ash Barrett & Andrew Cho Blue Valley Southwest Brett Cranor & Vinny Sandhu Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov PArtia Mill Valley Sarah Johnston & Isaac Steiner Blue Valley North Rima Chavali & Senara Kularatne Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R6 Barstow Aishi Sethi & Anita Mohan Wichita East L'Exus Dallas & Daniel Olorunfemi Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov R5 Derby Jayden Moreno & Pierre Mason Truman Adam LeBlanc & Jude McGraw Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R4 Eisenhower Leah Werth & Mathew Grossman Wichita East Maddie Rowley & Ammeriahya Gonzalez Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R3 Mill Valley Aiden Burke & Noah Reed Wichita East Aryan Waghmode & Adam Foster Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R2 Shawnee Mission East Sam Huntley & Yutong Yi Blue Valley Northwest Alex Mojica & Max Xu Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Barstow Amanda Munsell & Jacqueline Tingle Wichita East Anjali Singh & Allen Dong Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Octas Bentonville TM Notre Dame AK Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Partia Lawrence Free State HB Notre Dame AK Aff Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R5 Little Rock Central MW Derby JW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R4 Bentonville DT Union TC Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R3 Maize NL Wichita East WF Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R2 Crossings Christian CS Mill Valley BR Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R1 Reagan LV Crossings Christian HH Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Quarte Wichita East SH Eisenhower HJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Octos Wichita East SH Blue Valley West Jaguars MD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R6 Blue Valley West Jaguars MD Wichita East SH Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R5 Lawrence Free State BB Topeka CC Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R4 Mill Valley BaRe Washburn Rural DJ Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R3 Blue Valley West Jaguars AW Andover Central HQ Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Maize ML Blue Valley Southwest SS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Olathe East TB Shawnee Mission South FK Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Shawnee Mission West CV Blue Valley West Jaguars VB Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS Dub North Coast Yellow Maine Gold Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS Trip North Coast Yellow Hoosier Crossroads Blue Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R5 Carolina West Orange Central Texas Red Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R4 Idaho Gem of the Mountain Blue Hoosier Crossroads Red Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R2 Heart Of Texas Blue New Mexico Red Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R7 P Yost-Wolff & Lillich H Cornell & Headley Aff Aff on a 5-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 S Ruzich & Trout N White & Smith Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 A Worthington & Wallenburg L Rose & Williams Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 S Leuker & Oni A Zumalt & Wright Neg Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 E Henderson & Jones P Huffman & Brandenburger Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/4/2018 3Wk Rd3 Bosch/Eisenstadt/Singleton JE Duff/Hartman/Martin MD Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS Qtr New Mexico Gold East Texas White Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R6 New York City Orange Space City Red Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R5 Lone Star Red Colorado Blue Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R3 Southern Minnesota Red UIL Red Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R1 Louisiana Gold Central Minnesota Blue Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP SFs Olathe North BK SM East RU Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV QFs Blue Valley VW Olathe East TL Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R5 Mill Valley OL Olathe Northwest JB Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R3 Hutchinson OU Olathe East EL Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R2 Dodge City AV Hutchinson MW Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R1 Emporia RC Buhler SW Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Octos Kapaun Mount Carmel Jacob Doolittle & Ben Engle Blue Valley North Eleanor Mendelson & Mickey McMahon Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov Quarte Blue Valley Southwest Kristina Wu & Owen Li Barstow Phoebe Brous & Jacqueline Tingle Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI 6 Barstow Sam Short & Taha Fanaswala Blue Valley Southwest Max McCarty & Eli Pieper Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R5 Blue Valley North Yujin Hahn & Natalie Swerdlow Wichita East Alex Mandanis & Aditya Joshi Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R4 Jenks Anna Boals & Max Jenkins Washburn Rural Brenda Alvarez & Jake Berry Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R3 Blue Valley North Vamsi Chavali & Avanyish Toniappa Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Vanessa Nguyen Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R2 Barstow Ariza Nanji & Julia Butch Blue Valley Northwest Arvind Shankar & Emma Kingston Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS Octos North Coast Red New Jersey Red Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R5 Tall Cotton White Florida Panther Blue Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R4 UIL Red Virginia Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS R2 Utah-Wasatch Blue Sierra Blue Aff
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R4 4001 4058 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R4 4200 4192 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R3 4196 4064 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R3 4147 4115 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R2 4009 4084 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R2 4189 4112 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R1 4018 4140 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R1 4037 4093 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Tiny Tims Hittin' Pumps Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell TE Beier-Bosch-Bhatla RR Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Bhattacharjee-Loghry LT Cooper-Marcum KW Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Cooper-Marcum WV Duff-Ellis-Wefald RZ Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell SO Beier-Bosch-Bhatla MH Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Bhattacharjee-Loghry MB Khatri-Zuckerman XA Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell JS Beier-Bosch-Bhatla CH Aff