Noora Batrash Paradigm

Last changed 11/22 10:13P CDT

Blue Valley North 2013-2017

update Nov 2019:

I don't debate anymore and don't coach teams. I haven't judged any rounds on the topic. DO NOT assume I automatically know topic acronyms or core args bc I don't. Please help me out by being as specific as possible. In an effort to be transparent, I'll let you know here I'm probably not the best for you to go your absolute fastest on - its been a while :(. I judged a couple tournaments last year. The more removed I am from debate the more I realize I really really hate wasting time in rounds. Be efficient in argumentation. Don't feel like you need to use all speech time if you know you don't need to. If you're confident you're winning, show it (but dont be a jerk). In the words of the wise, here for a good time not a long time

Email chain -- nobat11@gmail.com

General: I don't believe it's my job to keep you from debating how you want to. Please specify acronyms! If I can't distinguish between your tags and card text, you're in a bad place. I would like to clearly hear authors and dates. Make my flow look good! dont be aggressive -- don't let competition get out of hand. Be nice -- especially during cx. I don't care who you are, but you're not any more important or special in my mind than anyone else in the room so don't act like it. This is especially true if you're rude to your partner. don't be extra!!

Evidence quality: If card quality isn't contested by your opponent, then I probably won't look at it, and I'll prioritize spin. Don't say "their link ev is trash". Instead tell me which card and why, and in that case I'll give it less weight.

Topicality (v policy): affs should be specific in their defense. negative teams should force them to do that. I need examples on T too. Specific instances of abuse > general potential abuse. fairness alone isn't an impact- it's an internal link to education. I'll default competing interps. That does not mean I can't be persuaded to vote on reasonability. I want specific reasons though, not generic blocks.

Plan-less Affs & FWK: You'll probably ((definitely)) have to do more explanation than you normally do. I believe that any aff should defend something that deviates from the status quo and that the aff should have some relation to the topic. If following the 1AC, I don't know what voting aff does or where the topic is involved, I'm going to have a tough time writing an RFD in your favor. Ks of T and framework are legit, and a neg team is going to have a rough time without a good TVA.

DA: nothing new here. Your link story needs to be pretty specific and very solid. 8-card politics disads are improbable and boring.

CP: I don't have any biases against any particular type. some are more susceptible to theory than others, but I won't do that work for the aff. Other than that, go wild.

Theory: Love it. I evaluate these a lot like I do T debates so that section applies here. I default to rejecting the argument before the team.

K: This is where you'll need to help me out the most. I'm probs not the best judge for your K tricks. Using buzz words in place of coherence and logic will frustrate me, and therefore you. Indicts of the alt and link turns are the best way to get my ballot for the aff. If your thing is 1-off Baudrillard, I don't want you to feel as if it's impossible for you to win. Just assume that I've never heard of it before and explain it and the alt really well. If you're good with the arg, then that shouldn't be much of an issue.

In general: Write the ballot for me. The less I have to think writing the ballot, the better for you and the better for me. You'll be much happier with the result if my RFD is words that came out of your mouth.

Misc: I generally don't like to vote on things that happen outside the round. Unless I'm there to see it or have clear proof, I can't really justify it. Tech > truth. Dropped argument is true unless the other team tells me why the evidence behind the dropped arg is bad or mistagged.

If I've missed anything or if anything isn't clear -- ask beforehand

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R5 Olathe East BT Derby CS Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R4 Sumner FA Lawrence DV Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R3 Wichita East SH Maize LM Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R5 13A SM West 2A Lawrence Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R4 14B SM South 5A Olathe Northwest Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 4A Topeka High 16C BV Northwest Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R2 15A Washburn Rural 3C Olathe South Aff
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R5 Mill Valley White & Weiland Shawnee Mission North Lueker & Oni Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R4 Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Pieropan Jeff Plinsky Davidson & Rose Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R3 Mill Valley Smith & Botkin Shawnee Mission West McCarthy & Wallenberg Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R2 Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Wu Shawnee Mission East Bledsoe & Semrick Neg Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Octos KapMou NM SME RC Aff Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 WicEas GR KapMou MR Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 BVW ST WicEas AW Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R2 KapMou DR SME LU Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP OFs Free State BE Washburn Rural MR Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R5 Buhler RE Olathe North LS Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R4 Hutchinson CO St James HG Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R3 Topeka PC Shawnee Heights HR Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R2 SM East BF Free State BE Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R1 Mill Valley OL Bishop Carroll PL Aff
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R2 Lans Butler & Wong MilVal Crain & Gothard Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R1 ShaMis Rodriguez-Hanley & Colvin Empori Velo & Garcia Aff Aff on a 3-0