Benjamin Hughes Paradigm

Last changed 6 January 2019 12:51 AM PDT

My Experience/Background

In college, I took semesters of parliamentary debate. Today, I'm a coach at the middle school level (modified parliamentary and public forum) with 15 years of coaching experience. I'm also the founder of OC Debate League in California - affiliated with the MSPDP (if you're familiar).

Win/Loss

In my opinion, the Pro (Affirmative) has the burden to prove the resolution. I try to be a blank slate as much as possible, so I don't know anything until you tell me. I ask that you point out any misinformation from your opponent. Overall, I base victory on the number and weight of arguments, and for me, contentions/arguments should carry through from start to finish.

Speaker Scores

Students will earn speaker points based up their argumentation, refutation, organization and presentation.

I'd recommend using good speaking skills (eye contact, pausing, vocal inflection) and compete sentences and avoiding debate-specific jargon. Please no spreading!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
OCDL Spring Tournament MS 2021-03-13 Nov R3 COG JR IOK AAA Prop
OCDL Spring Tournament MS 2021-03-13 Nov R1 BJHS CPU IOK AES Prop
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF Octafi Gunn Sr JC Cascadia QT Con Con 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2020-02-08 JPF Double Joaquin Miller DR College Prep BK Con Con 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF Triple La Canada BL Hawken VV Con Con 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R5 Amador Valley SJ Stratagem Learning LD Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2020-02-08 JPF R5 Dracarys Prep RM Blake KT Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2020-02-08 JPF R2 Hawken BG BL ZD Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JPF R2 Presentation JS BCAcademy LL Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 VPF R6 Layton SC Mission San Jose BB Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 VPF R6 Rancho CB Northwest Career And Technical FM Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 NPF R5 Bingham CB BASIS Peoria TK Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 NPF R5 BASIS Scottsdale DS Northridge CL Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 VPF R4 Leland KL Mission San Jose KZ Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2020-01-10 VPF R4 Hamilton JP Strake Jesuit AJ Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 NPF OF Westridge CC Hamilton BS Con Con 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 NPF OF Corona Del Sol HZ Hamilton CC Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R3 Belvidere North SM Harker GC Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R2 University YK College Prep CZ Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R2 Logan BM Brophy JN Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R1 Capitol PN Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas OD Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R1 Cranbrook SS BASIS Scottsdale CR Con
OCSL Spring High School and Middle School Tournament MS 2018-02-03 PF R3 Fullerton Michael Salgado & Ehren Smith SAUSD John Dinh & Benjamin Le Pro
OCSL Spring High School and Middle School Tournament HS 2018-02-03 Parli R2 Yorba Linda Savannah Pietsch & Sierra Lane Northwood Justin Ikehara & Anshika Agrawal Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF 3x Corona Del Sol FJ Nueva RM Pro Pro 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF 3x Nueva WS Capitol BC Pro Pro 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R6 Harker WS Skyridge SR Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R6 Saratoga GR Palo Verde RU Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R5 Northwest Career And Technical GM College Prep PW Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R5 La Salle DH Dougherty Valley KB Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R4 Saratoga KR Dougherty Valley QA Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R4 Desert Oasis PV Northridge MW Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R3 Dougherty Valley LN Flintridge Prep AL Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R3 Harker MC Palo Verde KA Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R1 Northridge DK Salpointe Catholic MG Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF R1 Palo Verde FO Clark PB Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF Semis NSU University RS Harker RP Con Con 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF Quarte Potomac Debate DX Harker RP Con Con 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF Octas Potomac Debate DK Louisville-Independent TW Con Con 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF Runoff Louisville-Independent CL Potomac Debate DX Con Con 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF R6 Mountain Brook BL Potomac Debate HM Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 2017-05-13 PF R4 Kudos FL Asian Debate League Li Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2017-05-13 PF R2 Louisville-Independent TW Potomac Debate FG Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2017-05-13 PF R1 Potomac Debate CT Success Academy Harlem North West US Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVPF Quarte Nova 42 TO Dougherty Valley RT Pro Pro 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley MS 2017-02-18 JVPF Octas Westridge HB Lynbrook KC Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVPF R2 LearningLeaders YS Lake Oswego MM Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVPF R2 Flintridge Sacred Heart DH Lynbrook ZC Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVPF R1 LearningLeaders WH Lynbrook SA Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVPF R1 Cupertino YL Milpitas KN Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 PF Triple Edgemont BS Evanston Township CC Pro Pro 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake MS 2016-12-16 WSDC R4 Potomac RMY Blake SSFE Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 WSDC R3 Potomac KSL NSDA Team USA Red Neg
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton HS 2016-04-30 O PF Final Nova 42 CN La Canada CN Aff Aff 3-0
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton HS 2016-04-30 O PF Semi Riverside STEM GM Nova 42 CN Neg Neg 3-0
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton HS 2016-04-30 O PF Quar Riverside STEM GM Nova 42 KK Aff Aff 2-1
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton MS 2016-04-30 M PF R5 Jeffrey Trail HF Magnet CN Aff
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton HS 2016-04-30 N PF R4 Santa Margarita Catholic AD Damien AO Aff
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton MS 2016-04-30 M PF R1 Elite of Anaheim Hills NW CL Education YL Aff
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton HS 2016-04-30 M PF R1 Magnet KG Nova 42 GC Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF Semis Milpitas SM Foothill ZS Con Con 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF Quarte Milpitas SM Flintridge Preparatory JC Con Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF Octas Dougherty Valley CZ Flintridge Preparatory JC Con Con 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF Double Westview BK Mission San Jose LZ Con Con 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF Double Foothill CR Lake Highland Prep KS Pro Pro 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R6 Sunset DB Harker SJ Pro
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R6 College Prep FS Milpitas WW Pro
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R5 Kudos - Shanghai FL Harker VE Con
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R4 Monte Vista CP College Prep Pa Pro
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R4 Campbell Hall RS Dougherty Valley BA Con
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R3 Dipont China HX Lake Highland Prep KS Con
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R3 Westview YP Campbell Hall KS Con
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R1 Harker AM Foothill SL Con
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVPF R1 Kudos FZ Foothill Technology HY Con
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF Quarte San Marino MW Peninsula FG Neg Neg 3-0
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF Quarte Bonita Vista VH North Hollywood KT Aff Aff 3-0
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R6 Salem Hills WW San Marino CL Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R5 San Marino KW Cambridge SS Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R5 Carlsbad BM Maple Mountain PM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 NPF R3 Riverside STEM JZ Capitol Debate HZ Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 NPF R3 Torrey Pines HS Speech and Debate PE Chaminade CP LD Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 NPF R2 Capitol Debate OE Santa Margarita GF Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R2 Cambridge KW Riverside STEM GD Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 NPF R2 El Modena PA Capitol Debate CC Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R1 El Modena CR Carlsbad CB Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 OPF R1 San Marino Wa Salem Hills CW Neg