Bushra Shams Paradigm

Last changed 11/13 6:35P CDT

I competed Lincoln Douglas all through high school at Fremd and have judged Congress and Lincoln Douglas on the regional and national level for the past 7 years. Paradigm is pretty straight forward for LD -- win Value and value criterion debate based on framework, take down contention level debate, and flow through your voters based on impacts. Be clear in sign posting, extending arguments, pointing out drops, and giving voters, and I will flow the round pretty transparently. That is the basis of how to win a round.

Secondly, I am open to counter plans and other out of traditional scope options of debating for National level tournaments. For counter-plans I will weigh impacts and which side is winning value and value criterion debate based on framework.

Lastly, if a debater is using observations or anything else in the round that ends up getting decided as the basis of how to debate/go forward, I am open to weighing those measures, given it is mutual between the two debaters and I have a clear basis on how the round/voters will be weighed. --- In a nut shell, if you ask clear and direct questions on any given theory you may be unsure debating about, I am pretty flexible to judge accordingly to the situation at hand. Otherwise default to the first half of this paradigm where I explain line by line how to win a round. I don't care about speed (spreading), long as I can still flow. Stand during your cross examinations, speeches, rebuttals etc (if possible). Professionalism is important.

Thanks -- Ask questions for anything you are unsure of.

-- Bushra Shams

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 1VLD R5 Schaumburg AP Homewood-Flossmoor EM Aff
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 2JVLD R3 Palatine RS Loyola MR Aff
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 1VLD R2 Amos Alonzo Stagg LA Barrington RS Aff
Walk the Plank Debate Tournament 1/18/2020 3NLD R1 Carl Sandburg KA Libertyville JL Neg
Thunderbolt Invitational 12/14/2019 2NLD R3 Carl Sandburg KCa Palatine IM Neg
Thunderbolt Invitational 12/14/2019 2NLD R2 Palatine SE Victor J. Andrew BG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 Barrington ANy John F. Kennedy AS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Poly Prep Country Day DB Durham AA Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Green Canyon RI Neenah MO Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R3 Fishers EA Oakland Catholic HH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Chesterton IQ Mountain Brook CG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Pine Crest Prep LS Barrington OG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Green Canyon BW Little Rock Central GR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 Durham JP Rosemount Sr CP Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R5 Schaumburg DS Chesterton EL Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R4 Barrington OG Chesterton IQ Aff
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R3 Barrington AN Amos Alonzo Stagg LA Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R2 Belvidere North TF Barrington RT Neg
William Fremd Viking Invitational 11/2/2019 VLD R1 Evanston Twp SB New Trier JS Aff
Convocation of Eagles 1/26/2019 4 VLD R5 Amos Alonzo Stagg SK Fenwick JM Aff
Convocation of Eagles 1/26/2019 6 NLD R4 Fenwick CK Evanston Twp AB Aff
Convocation of Eagles 1/26/2019 6 NLD R3 Evanston Twp MS Amos Alonzo Stagg KR Aff
Convocation of Eagles 1/26/2019 4 VLD R2 Palatine LS Belleville East GR Aff
Convocation of Eagles 1/26/2019 4 VLD R1 Amos Alonzo Stagg JF New Trier JS Neg
Thunder Invitational 12/8/2018 1 VLD R5 Palati JS BelNor MM Aff
Thunder Invitational 12/8/2018 1 VLD R3 EvaTwp JA Palati KT Aff
Thunder Invitational 12/8/2018 1 VLD R2 EvaTwp LT Palati ND Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Minnetonka CH Perry BT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Perry NF Mountain Brook MC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Union GL Minnetonka EM Neg
William Fremd PFLD Invitational 11/3/2018 VLD R5 Palatine JS IL Math And Science JEb Neg
William Fremd PFLD Invitational 11/3/2018 NLD R4 New Trier MB IL Math And Science AN Neg
William Fremd PFLD Invitational 11/3/2018 NLD R3 Belleville Township HS West MT New Trier GB Neg
William Fremd PFLD Invitational 11/3/2018 VLD R2 New Trier BM Palatine LS Aff
William Fremd PFLD Invitational 11/3/2018 VLD R1 Barrington RT Belvidere North NG Neg
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 NLD R5 New Trier BF Belvidere North GO Neg
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 VLD R4 Palatine JS Evanston Twp ES Aff
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 VLD R3 New Trier KM Palatine DP Aff
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 NLD R1 Evanston Twp QH IL Math And Science JE Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 2JVLD R3 Schaumburg MM Barrington AR Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 3NLD R2 Belvidere North LA Homewood-Flossmoor JR Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 10/7/2017 1VLD R1 Urbana DP Glenbrook North AB Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 1/21/2017 NLD R5 Carl Sandburg Debate GT Fenwick VN Neg
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 1/21/2017 VLD R4 IL Math And Science YL Schaumburg SL Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 1/21/2017 NLD R3 CPSA SH Carl Sandburg Debate SM Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 1/21/2017 VLD R2 Palatine GC Schaumburg HH Aff
Palatine High School Walk the Plank Tournament 1/21/2017 VLD R1 Schaumburg IC Palatine AS Neg
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R5 Schaumburg SL Buffalo Grove AP Aff
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R4 Barrington HS D220 TS Schaumburg BS Neg
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R3 Schaumburg JE Libertyville CM Neg
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R2 Barrington HS D220 SD Libertyville AK Neg
William Fremd HS Viking Tournament 11/5/2016 LD R1 Palatine RA Buffalo Grove RF Neg