Andrew Ridgeway

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 18 September 2021 7:25 AM EST

I'm jumping back into judging for the first time in years. I don't know anything about this topic, but I am excited to learn.

In terms of arguments, I tend to prefer quality over quantity and think of debate as more of discourse community than a game. I'm more interested in fixing ongoing problems than preventing obscure hypothetical scenarios. I tend to favor a broad interpretation of the topic.

I gravitate towards critical arguments and I'm generally more interested in disadvantages to the perm/alt than framework or theory blocks.

I'm not a huge fan of speed. That goes double for card dumps. I would rather see you extend and explain your 1AC/1NC evidence than listen to you read a slew on new cards in the 2AC/2NR. I came to hear your analysis of the evidence, not listen to how fast you can read.

Generally speaking, the team that wins my ballot is the team that spends more time talking about the aff. If you're aff, this means explaining your solvency and extending your impacts. If you're neg, this means explaining 1) why your CP/Alt solves the aff better or 2) why you've turned the case.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn R2 George Mason PL Georgetown WW Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 Open R6 Oakton/Georgia State TS Western Washington KH Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 JV R3 Indiana HF Samford BR Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 JV R1 New School MM Cornell BD Neg
UMW Debate Tournament C 2021-10-15 Nov R6 Navy FJ Houston CG Neg
UMW Debate Tournament C 2021-10-15 Nov R5 Samford MS Houston LH Neg
UMW Debate Tournament C 2021-10-15 JV R4 Missouri State WB Liberty DS Aff
UMW Debate Tournament C 2021-10-15 Nov R3 Emory DC Houston TM Aff
Binghamton 4th Annual Phyllis Schatz Invitational C 2021-09-24 Novi QUART James Madison MM Binghamton CK Aff Aff 3-0
Binghamton 4th Annual Phyllis Schatz Invitational C 2021-09-24 Novi N3 Cornell FW James Madison MM Neg
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VCX R6 Mamaroneck WS Stuyvesant PE Aff
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VCX R3 Stuyvesant LD USN CK Neg