Solomon Park Paradigm

Last changed 26 February 2021 6:44 AM CDT

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Barstow 19 — (debated for four years)

Kansas 23 – (I am a sophomore at KU, but have decided to take a break from debate. I debated my freshman year and broke at multiple college tournaments.)

The highlights

1. Debate what you know best. Demonstrate that knowledge with comparative work on the line by line. I will do my best to leave my own argument preferences at the door and judge to the best of my ability.

2. Judge instruction – The more the better. The last two rebuttals should put the nexus question at the top, explain why you are ahead there and let that frame the rest of the ballot.

3. COVID-19 related – COVID and this year writ large sucks. I have immense respect for everyone, especially this year’s seniors, that have decided to continue with debate. In order to expedite the debate, please try to send emails as efficiently as possible.

AFF

1. Policy—I have recently started reading more policy args, but please LOWER your debate theory explanations. Cards and smart analytics should be a 50/50 balance. In a policy AFF vs k debate, there is a tendency to card dump in the 2ac and then go for whatever conceded card comes out of the block. I understand this is strategic and often works. But in an ideal debate, it should be the opposite, with considerably more analytical work done.

2. K AFF’s – I have read a wide range of K AFF’s, mostly relating to critical Asian scholarship. I don’t think there is a cookie-cutter structure to an AFF or to answering arguments like FW. I am all here for the creative AFF strats, but draw the line at you must have a topic link. I find that K teams often have a very good understanding of their aff but struggle with recontextualizing the theory into a diverse and technical set of arguments. Rely less on your blocks and trust in your ability to debate the line by line.

NEG

  1. FW— I have no problem voting on fairness and other standards. I am not asking for you to reinvent the wheel, but please reapply your arguments to the language of the AFF. For example, instead of just stating your education block, tell me why the loss of education is uniquely worse for the AFF’s discussion. Whatever you do, don’t throw away the case and at least extend some form of defense or presumption argument.
  2. K’s— I will most likely be familiar or have run whatever K, you read in front of me. Less is more in these rounds. More arguments do not equate to a better block. It just results in a more spread out speech with less time on the line by line. Alt’s need to solve either the links or the AFF.
  3. DA’s and CP’s – I am by all means capable of judging a policy v policy debate but again please bring your level of analysis down. Again, I will take analytics over a ton of cards any day.

MISC

  1. Theory – I have a high threshold for voting on theory arguments. But if you think it’s the path to victory, I am all for it. Just know that the more ridiculous, the more time you are going to have to spend on it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX Quarte SMELKO DEBATE ACADEMY LD Montgomery Bell MT Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX Octafi Univ Of Chicago Lab SK Cypress Bay FR Aff Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R5 Crossings Christian MV Jesuit GC Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R4 Univ Of Chicago Lab SK Damien MM Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R2 Univ Of Chicago Lab CE Damien GP Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 NCX R1 Damien TS Westwood VK Neg
Omaha Westside Warrior Invitational HS 2021-01-21 CX R6 Crossings Christian HK West HS SLC SW Neg
Omaha Westside Warrior Invitational HS 2021-01-21 CX R2 Montgomery Bell HM Millard West BB Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Semis Jesuit MR Shark RW Aff Aff 2-1
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX Quarte Westwo TT Greenh LJ Aff Aff 3-0
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Double FoxCha RM Reagan AG Neg Neg 2-1
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R4 Reagan KR Jesuit MR Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R3 Jesuit ML Greenh SX Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX R2 Westwo NP Greenh KO Neg
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol R1 Westwo YN SMSOT CY Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX F Shawnee Mission East HS Blue Valley West AD Neg Aff 2-1
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX S Blue Valley West AD Blue Valley Northwest RY Aff Aff 3-0
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX Q Little Rock Central KP Shawnee Mission East HS Neg Neg 3-0
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX O Shawnee Mission East HS ADL BW Aff Aff 3-0
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 JVCX R5 Blue Valley West MF Blue Valley Northwest AD Neg
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R4 ADL SL Blue Valley West MB Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R3 Little Rock Central KP Blue Valley Northwest MB Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R2 Ferris OK L C Anderson CR Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R1 ADL WC Washington CG Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov R6 Lansing Nikki Svedarsky & Wyatt Brown Washburn Rural Tyler Fullmer & Jack Macha Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission West Rebecca Cathey & Hunter Neal Lansing Chloe Kautt & Maddie Souser Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R3 Blue Valley Northwest Alex Mojica & Max Xu Shawnee Mission South Hope Fritton & Owen Kerrigan Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov R2 Maize Morgyn Holcomb Shawnee Mission South Jeremiah Rimpson & Grace Peterman Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov R1 Shawnee Mission South Greta Albrecht & Julia Schnittker Wichita East L'Exus Dallas & Daniel Olorunfemi Aff
UMKC SDI 2019 2019-08-01 2019 R3 Annilese & Nick Amina & Henry Neg
UMKC SDI 2019 2019-08-01 2019 R2 Jennifer & Jack Param & Jocelyn Neg
UMKC SDI 2019 2019-08-01 2019 R1 Freddie & Quinn Aaram & Quinn Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 2019-07-03 2Wk R1 Fry/Saunders ON Esquivel/Scott ZW Neg