Maggie Zollo Paradigm

Last changed 2/28 10:51A CDT

I currently coach LD, PF, and CX at A&M Consolidated, and did LD at Northland Christian in high school. If you're here for PF, skip to the third paragraph.

As a debater, I read a lot of plans, DAs, and CPs and so I like listening to them, but I'm cool with other off case positions, too. When it comes to Ks, I would really appreciate it if the position was clearly explained (especially in terms of ROB/ROJ and the layer of the debate it functions on) and cleanly extended throughout the round, since I may not be as familiar with some of the literature (especially if you're reading pomo type stuff). I won't vote on any argument that tries to justify unjustifiable things (the Holocaust, slavery, other forms of oppression). If you need clarification on what that means, feel free to ask. If you're reading a process CP I'll be more receptive to perms/theory against it.

I would prefer that you don't read frivolous theory in front of me, it bums me out. I know my definition of that is different than others, so feel free to ask for clarification before the round. I'm open to listening to T, but I'd honestly prefer to not have it become the only layer in the round/the only thing I have to vote off of. Same with RVIs. Also, I find myself voting for K's a lot more often in TvsK debates, so my threshold for "non-topical" affs is probably more forgiving than some. I default to reasonability if it's a situation of potential or frivolous theory but will go with competing interps if you justify it, which isn't hard to do, so please take the extra 15 or so seconds to do so if that's what you want to go with. Also, extend voters and drop the debater arguments please. Condo is fine when limited to one (or two in CX) positions, but feel free to take the time to explain otherwise in either direction. I think conditional K's can be kind of bad perceptually depending on what the pre-fiat impact is if there is one, or if there's a performative/different method-based aspect to it.

You'll get high speaker points if you speak clearly, extend arguments, and weigh, and you'll get low speaker points if you're rude and/or offensive to anyone in the room (I listen to CX, too, so be civil during that), especially if you're debating someone clearly out of their depth and you're obviously winning but you decide to go about it obnoxiously, or if you speak particularly unclearly. In more competitive rounds aka at bid tournaments, speaks will be more likely to be based off of strategy. If you go all in on T or theory when you don't need to, for example, there's a chance I'll dock speaks. You can read as fast as you want, please just be clear. I'll ask you to be clearer a few times, but eventually I'll just have to try my best with guessing if you don't listen, and that isn't good for anyone. Also, for PF, the 2nd speaking team should cover part of the case in the rebuttal speech, terminal defense is fine to extend, and line by line is alright up until the summary, arguably the final focus. Don't go for everything, have solid issue selection since y'all don't get the best time constraints.

Feel free to ask for clarification on any of these points before the round, or ask any more questions that you think could apply to the debate. Thanks for reading this!

My email is zollomargarita@gmail.com, I would love to be added to the email chain.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Heart of Texas 2 10/18/2019 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake MP Loyola JC Neg
Heart of Texas 2 10/18/2019 LD R4 Harker AM Guyer CM Aff
Heart of Texas 2 10/18/2019 LD R2 Harker AL Greenhill KD Neg
Heart of Texas 2 10/18/2019 LD R2 Greenhill VG Harker KMy Aff
Heart of Texas 2 10/18/2019 LD R1 Coppell NB McNeil ARa Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 LD R6 Newark Science VA Little Rock Central DS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 LD R4 Southlake Carroll PK Newark Science TO Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD Octos Dulles AS Westlake EA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD Double Strake Jesuit JG Dulles AS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R5 Guyer CM Jenks MC Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R4 Greenhill AZ Village AI Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R4 Dulles TJ Katy Taylor AP Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R3 Barbers Hill CB Cypress Woods AK Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R3 Cypress Woods FP Dulles AJ Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R2 Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart AQ Plano West Sr DH Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R2 Montgomery CD Westwood AL Aff
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/18/2019 LD Quarte GG Benjamin Who GK Cindy Cui Aff Aff on a 3-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD Finals StrJes SD Blake JG Neg Neg on a 4-1
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR Semi Independent NG Anderson SJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R6 HorMan HL DULHIG LC Aff
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR Quarte Newark Science OS Anderson SJ Aff Neg on a 2-1
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R5 Kempner BS DucAca DL Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R3 Newark Science SB Harrison AZ Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R2 Harrison AZ Quarry Lane SK Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 LDRR R1 Greenhill AZ Newark Science SB Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/29/2019 PFD R1 Sarato SC DULHIG LC Aff Aff on a 2-0
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD DBL Jack C. Hays AW LC Anderson SJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD DBL McNeil KK UT IB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD R6 Clear Brook KP Stony Point AH Neg
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD R3 Veterans Memorial BM McNeil NU Neg
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD R2 Stony Point ST McNeil WP Aff
Winston Churchill Classic 1/11/2019 LD R1 Westwood CW Tuloso Midway JS Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD Novice Strake Jesuit College Prep VC Kinkaid HP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R5 Reagan VH Strake Jesuit College Prep NG Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep JG Prosper IP Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R2 Grace JF Elkins PJ Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R2 Kinkaid MA Woodlands AA Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas 12/7/2018 LD R1 Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Lake Travis BO Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF Octos Ashraf & Jalal Ogata & Rajagopalan Aff Aff on a 2-1
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF Partia Shamanna & Lai Miller & Kurapati Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R6 Gaddam & Singh Mullassery & Lakhani Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R6 Sahihi & Khanijow Leibowitz & Self Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R5 Sun & Kulkarni Shah & Jain Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R4 Nostrand & Saltzmann-Barrera Castillo & Salazar Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R4 Spall & Zhen Nguyen & Hoang Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R3 Hassen & Calvillo Yang & Parekh Aff
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R3 Yekell & Garza Patel & Zou Neg
Bellaire Forensic Tournament 10/11/2018 CPF R2 Manjul & Samarth Canyon & Erard Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R6 Carroll SM Montgomery GC Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R6 Harrison GC Brentwood DW Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R5 Edgemont RG Norman CS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal OE Presentation SP Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R3 Carroll TR Montgomery LC Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD R3 Edgemont HL Colleyville Heritage IN Neg
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R9 Red Lab Dover Red Lab Andrew Neg Neg on a 4-1
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R8 Red Lab Dover Red Lab Helena Neg Aff on a 2-1
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD Qtrs Red Lab Dover Red Lab Avinash Aff Aff on a 2-1
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD Elim 1 Red Lab Rachel Red Lab Avinash Neg Neg on a 2-1
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R5 White Lab Henry White Lab Scott Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R5 Red Lab Tricia White Lab Uma Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R3 White Lab Audrey Red Lab Avinash Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R3 White Lab Grace White Lab Vamsi Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R2 Red Lab Andrew White Lab Kendrick Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R2 Red Lab Vivek White Lab Viraj Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R2 White Lab William White Lab Erin Neg
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R1 White Lab Alvis White Lab Ryan Aff
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R1 White Lab Michael Red Lab Timothy Neg
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 LD R1 White Lab Alyssa Red Lab Dover Neg
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 LDRR Quarte Klein Oak AG Dulles MK Neg Aff on a 2-1
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 LDRR R5 TX Academy Of Math And Science MX Westwood RM Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 LDRR R4 Winston Churchill WC Lexington RW Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 PFD R3 TheRoo GK StrJes HW Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/23/2018 LDRR R2 Harvard-Westlake VC Dulles MK Aff
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD Semi Hockaday AS Greenhill RZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD Quar Carroll HS - Southlake JC Colleyville Heritage AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD R3 Carroll HS - Southlake TP L.D. Bell MB Aff
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD R2 McKinney North AD Hockaday KB Neg
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD R2 Marcus ST Greenhill AZ Aff
Creekview Winter Extravaganza 12/2/2017 LD R1 Allen HS/Lowery Freshman Center AP Carroll HS - Southlake TR Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PF Semis Colleyville Heritage AW Carroll HS - Southlake MC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R6 Carroll HS - Southlake JC Colleyville Heritage SM Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R6 New Trier PT Crosby MS Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R5 Dulles GC McNeil NK Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake WB Loyola CL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PF R4 Colleyville Heritage AW Carroll HS - Southlake MC Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R3 Connally AK Loyola NT Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PF R3 Colleyville Heritage NW Hockaday CL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R2 Greenhill SK Colleyville Heritage AL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R2 Colleyville Heritage CW Carroll HS - Southlake SM Neg
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 PFD R7 MisSan MG HorMan KS Aff
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 LDRR R6 Harrison MZ Dulles AW Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 PFD R5 MisSan MG SouCar PF Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 PFD R4 MisSan CK HorMan RF Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 LDRR R3 Harrison MZ Greenhill SK Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 PFD R2 HorMan KS ColHer NL Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 3/24/2017 PFD R1 StrJes DS SouCar PF Neg Neg on a 2-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 NCX Quar Montgomery Bell Sm USN MM Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 NCX Oct Northview PY Montgomery Bell KS Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 NCX R6 Cambridge KR USN RH Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 NCX R5 Chattahoochee KH USN MM Neg
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD Semis SouCar BM Nueva CC Neg Neg on a 2-1
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD Quarte Nueva CC MisSan KW Aff Aff on a 2-1
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R7 SouCar BM Nueva CC Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R6 SevLak BS Nueva MS Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R5 ColHer JS MisSan KW Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R4 SevLak BS Kingwo SG Neg Neg on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R3 MisSan KC OxbAca BL Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R2 Nueva MS SouCar PF Aff Aff on a 2-0
King Round Robin 4/1/2016 PFD R1 SouCar BM OxfAca GO Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VLDUH 5 HarvWest EZ Strake CL Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VLDUH 4 CleBro AA HarvWest JD Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VLDUH 3 HarvWest MG Wdlands MH Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VldDb R3 StephenFA MJ Dulles DH Neg
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VldDb R3 AliTay SH Foster TB Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VldDb R2 Strake MC AliTay DF Aff
Cougar Classic New Year Swing at Houston 1/8/2016 VldDb R1 RidgPt JV Westside AS Aff