Brenda Alvarez Paradigm

Last changed 9/27 7:05P EDT

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I debated for Washburn Rural for four years between 2014 and 2018. I debated for the University of Kansas last year, but am not debating this year so I can focus on my nursing degree. Generally speaking, I am not picky about arguments and speed. Do what you want and I’ll do my best to keep up.

T: I believe that topicality is a question of competing interpretations. I like to see good explanations of each team’s offense on the flow, how their offense interacts with the other team, and why their interpretation creates a better model for debate.

Disads: I’m a big fan, especially when you have a specific link. I think impact calculus and turns case arguments are important. I always enjoy listening to a good agenda or election disad.

CPs: Delay counterplans are cheating. I’m willing to judge kick a counterplan unless the affirmative gives me a reason not to. I prefer specific solvency advocates.

Ks: I didn’t read a lot of Ks in high school. I am most familiar with neolib and cap, but I am willing to listen to pretty much anything as long at it is explained well. I will NOT listen to death/extinction good kritiks. These arguments can be triggering for me and for other people that may be competing in or watching your round. When it comes to links, I like when they are specific to the affirmative and describe how the aff increasing/makes worse whatever it is that the neg is critiquing. If you’re going for your alt, you need to prove that it solves, as well as clearly explain to me what a world of the alternative looks like. The framing debate should be more than a block reading competition, especially if the neg isn’t going to go for the alt. The neg’s interpretation should be meaningful and not just “whoever best challenges (whatever the K is critiquing)”

Theory: I believe theory is usually only a reason to reject an argument, not a team, especially considering most theory debates are block reading contests where no one really explains or understands the argument. That being said, I might be willing to vote on condo if you really explain your interpretation and impact the argument out.

Some other things to note: I enjoy a good case debate. Please be kind and respectful to one another. If you are horribly rude and disrespectful I’ll probably vote against you

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 DCI Quarte Lawrence Rachel Krambeer & Caitlin Sand Hayden Marcel Pryor & Sean Mcconnell Aff Aff on a 3-0
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 DCI R2 Derby Jayden Moreno & Devon Rux Shawnee Mission South Mary Bradley & Brooklynn Hato Neg
Derby Panther DCI Invitational 10/23/2020 DCI R1 Wichita East Xander Niblack & Alex Hamada-Paugh Lawrence Rachel Krambeer & Caitlin Sand Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/16/2020 VAR Semis Washto KT Lawren GL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/16/2020 VAR R3 Maize DW Truman LW Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/16/2020 VAR R1 Truman LM Manhat DJ Neg
Wichita East Blue Ace Debate Invitational 10/9/2020 JV R3 Blue Valley West mackenzie leece & Corinne Dew Fort Scott Trent Toth & Sam Deloney Aff
Wichita East Blue Ace Debate Invitational 10/9/2020 JV R2 Derby Jayden Moreno & Devon Rux Chanute Brayden Oliver & Lexi Sierra Neg
Wichita East Blue Ace Debate Invitational 10/9/2020 Varsit R2 Salina South Seth Carter & Ayleen Escobedo Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/25/2020 Var R4 St James PK Riverfied Day AB Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/25/2020 Var R2 SMNW MH St James CM Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R13 X225 X103 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R12 X166 X236 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R11 X267 X202 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/12/2020 CX R6 X254 X195 Neg Neg on a 2-0
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 LD R2 20 Tobias Campbell 18 Rory Smith Neg
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 LD R1 09 Thomas Lushington 14 Wyatt Vaughn Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 H Flory & Vaughan T Revare & Winden Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 J Svedarsky & Brown S Tuohey & Jones Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI Semis Manhattan BD SMNW FM Aff Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 KDCOP R5 Blue Valley West IH Mill Valley JL Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R4 Mill Valley DE Topeka Seaman PM Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R3 Blue Valley Southwest SS Maize DG Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R2 Wichita East FW Shawnee Mission West MW Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley North HJ Derby EP Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI Qtr 8 Flory & Stella 17 Smith & White Neg Neg on a 3-0
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R5 21 Bonilla & Daily 17 Burke & Reed Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R1 17 Babcock & Babcock 1 Syed & Khan Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Octos Dowling Catholic WH Lansing AD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R5 Mill Valley AS Shawnee Mission West CV Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R3 Dowling Catholic WH Andover Central KL Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R2 Blue Valley Northwest BM Maize DL Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R1 Blue Valley West Jaguars ZS Topeka CC Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Topeka CC Mill Valley BB Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Blue Valley Southwest SK Lansing Sr KS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 SMNW FM Andover Central KL Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R2 Shawnee Mission South TH Hutchinson UO Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Blue Valley Southwest SwSa Blue Valley West Jaguars AW Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk R2 SWH Vu & Booth WMM Huffman & Strickland Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R4 Esquivel/Scott SR Duff/Henry RZ Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R3 Esquivel/Scott DW Duff/Henry CH Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R1 Esquivel/Scott HW Duff/Henry FK Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI Quarte Lawrence Free State YH Blue Valley Northwest SM Aff Aff on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission South TS Shawnee Mission East LU Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R4 Lawrence Free State BH Wichita East FD Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R3 Blue Valley North SP SMNW FM Neg
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R3 Shawnee Mission South Tuehoy & Soyski Lansing Sr Fitzhugh & Fitzhugh Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R2 Lansing Sr Kautt & LaPee Emporia Mose & Rosa Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 OPDB8 FNLS Bishop Seabury AG Piper SF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 SFS BV Southwest ShWu Free State YL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 QFS Lansing BD Free State YL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R6 Olathe West DU Topeka High BP Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R5 Free State YL BV North MD Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R4 Olathe Northwest CH BV Southwest SW Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R3 Derby SC Trinity PK Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/14/2018 VADB8 R1 SM Northwest GM Free State BW Aff