Matthew Chen Paradigm

Last changed 11/10 4:45A EDT

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Strake '18

University of Chicago '22

gbx 19 update --- I have not judged or listened to a round since TOC 2019. As such, I'm not very accustomed to spreading. You'll have to build up to your top speed and slow down on tags and analytics a LOT. I'll call clear and slow as much as necessary, but if I miss something because you were going too fast that's on you.

also, because of my time out of debate, I'm not up to date on the newest strategies and philosophies. No, I haven't read whatever new author top lab dug up. Feel free to read it if you can explain it, but please realize that I won't know how you expect me to evaluate offense or syllogism indicts unless you spell it out very clearly for me. The inverse implication of this is true though - if you can clearly explain to me how you think I should evaluate offense and what framework arguments matter with a dense philosophical or critical position, your speaks will almost certainly be among the best I've ever given.

In order of arg style, I will probably be best at judging policy v policy, T/theory, or policy v K debates. I'm fine judging other styles but they'll definitely require more explanation and less speed.

tl:dr; you do you. be respectful to each other and everyone watching. additionally, feel free to tell me if i'm doing something/acting in a way that makes you feel unwelcome, either during the rfd or during a round.

expectations:

1] Don't cheat - miscutting, clipping, strawmanning etc. It's an auto-loss with 0 speaks if I catch you. Ev ethics claims aren't theory arguments - if you make an ev ethics challenge, you stake the round on it and the loser of the challenge gets an L0. (this only applies if you directly accuse your opponent of cheating though - if you read brackets with an ev ethics standard that's different).

2] I'm not going to follow the speech doc, so signpost and be clear. I'll look after the round to verify evidence claims though, but generally debating evidence well is more important than shitting cards out.

3] weigh as early as possible - i.e. disad outweighs case in 1nc, t standards weighing in 1ar. The later you weigh, the lower my credence in your claims is

4] I have found that many analytics get too short to qualify as arguments - especially on theory. At the point where your drop the debater arguments are literally "1) deterrence 2) rectify time lost on theory 3) sets good norms" and then nothing else, you haven't made an argument.

5] I will assume zero prior knowledge when going into a round on any subject, which means it's on you to make me understand your warrant purely from the speech itself. For example, even if I know what the warrant for something like gratuitous violence, if I don't think your explanation completes a logical warrant chain on why gratuitious is an accurate description of relationships, I won't vote for you.

6] then larger your claim is, the higher the threshold i have for a warrant. "there is no hope for progress ever" is a much larger, more broad claim than "this action can do something good", and as such, needs a stronger warrant to be won.

7] don't be offensive - going for "racism is ok", for example, is an easy way to lose

8] if you can't explain how your study was conducted/important control factors/etc. and your opponent calls you out on this, i'm probably not going to vote for said piece of evidence no matter how fantastic you insist it is or how qualified the author is. good ev matters, but being able to explain evidence matters more.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R7 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Evanston Twp GK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST AP Westlake EA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R5 New Trier TS American Heritage Plantation NR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley AA American Heritage Plantation EM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 Cardinal Gibbons AD Chesterton IQ Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Southlake Carroll TR McDowell SA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R2 Interlake AX Lexington EL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R1 West Des Moines Valley AJ Interlake AS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R6 Lake Highland Prep JW Needham ZL Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R2 Los Altos PD West Des Moines Valley LB Aff
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD6 Dulles FS Carnegie Vanguard AB Neg
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD5 Houston Memorial AQ Independent Seven Lakes RR Aff
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD4 Lake Highland Prep MC Independent Seven Lakes SM Aff
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD3 Round Rock SG King MB Neg
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD2 Marcus KL Anderson AR Aff
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 LD RR RR2 Indepe NG SouCar GI Aff Aff on a 2-0
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 VLD LD1 Westwood SM Cypress Woods MT Aff
Strake Jesuit Tournament 12/21/2018 LD RR RR1 Interl MW Anders SJ Neg Neg on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos West Des Moines Valley CT Walt Whitman BW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Pine Crest Prep JJ Lake Highland Prep JW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Lake Highland Prep AM Houston Memorial AQ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Los Altos PD Brophy CP CT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Cypress Woods AZ Appleton East MM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MW West Des Moines Valley JM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Seven Lakes RRa NSU SF Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Walt Whitman BW Newsome AG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Lake Highland Prep PA Appleton East TS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 American Heritage Plantation BG Archbishop Mitty JP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Westlake HS (Austin) AL Walt Whitman DH Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R6 Prince VC PolPre DB Aff
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R5 Syosse AC BroHS NG Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R4 Lex JMa Byram LG Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R1 Roslyn BLe Stuyve GP Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Octas Pine Crest JJ Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double Princeton DL Lexington SG Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Collegiate CW Hunter NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips BASIS Mesa HS Walt Whitman BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Solon KA Walt Whitman CB Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Walt Whitman DH Loyola JC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Pine Crest JJ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Pembroke Pines Charter KF Stuyvesant GP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Lexington PS Unionville LI Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 Unionville MA Carroll PD Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Collegiate CW Princeton DL Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Loyola AO Lake Highland Prep AM Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Achievement First Brooklyn AP Westview RS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Hunter NK Westview RSu Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Bergen County Academies MS Bronx HS Of Science JT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 McDowell AN American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD Finals TraEvn Andrew Garber TraEvn Daniel Lin Aff Aff on a 5-0
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD Semis TraEvn Animesh Joshi TraEvn Daniel Lin Aff Neg on a 3-2
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD Double GilLi Arnav Burudgunte TraEvn Rohith Sudhakar Neg Neg on a 3-0
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD Double TraEvn Daniel Lin DeLa Sanjana Bhatnagar Aff Aff on a 3-0
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD Triple DeLa Benjamin Geller GilLi Arnav Burudgunte Aff Neg on a 2-1
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R6 GilLi Maximilian Tran WriFen Manish Bhatta Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R5 MelFor Jared Gerhardt SAzb Nicole Buckley Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R4 GilLi Caleb Bray YoaSco David Yao Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R4 YoaSco Murali Devanaboyina GilLi Felicity Huang Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R3 McCMcK Catherine Zheng MelFor Annika Pillutla Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R3 SAzb Andrew Lee RieHu Eric Ma Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R2 RieHu April Wang TraEvn Jason Jacobs Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R2 ABro Kaitlyn Han StuKop Abby Bishop Aff
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R1 MelFor Vanessa Chen SAzb Talia Dinstein Neg
NSD Camp Tournament 7/12/2018 VLD R1 McCKur Arush Iyer KohG Eden Elder Neg