Simon Rhee Paradigm

Last changed 2/14 5:46P EDT

Competed in College Parliamentary (2 years) and Coaching for 2 years.

I'll go through the more common paradign questions. Feel free to ask questions about judging philosophy before round if any.

TL;DR: Tabula Rasa, for the most part. Good with speed. Care about links > impacts. Clear voters needed. 

Speed/Speaks

I'm fine with all speed. Fast, slow, in-between. Trust me, I can follow, and if I can't, I'll yell "Clear" in-round so you know. If you're going to spread, make sure that your diction is still clear. 

SIGN POST! 

I find double-clutching annoying, but if you do it, okay. If you care about speaks, slow down taglines, Big Picture statements, and VOTERS. Also, you should be using up all your time. 

If phone goes off in round, you are rude to me or opponent(s), or you leave >1min on clock, expect low(er) speaks. Any of those in excess will probably = 0.

If you give a topical and/or funny joke that doesn't take up a lot of time (READ: NOT CASE), then you will probably get bonus speaks and a laugh. :)

Theory

If you can make it make sense and it wins on the flow, it wins.  I am a firm believer that the judge does not create the rules of the debate. Because of this, I tend to focus on the metaframing, detailed link articulations, impact calculation, and have a high threshold for 2AR/2NR warrant extensions. Often I will lower the priority of an argument if it is merely shadow extended in the last speech. The last thing you want is for me to interpret the debate or your evidence; interpret it for me.

I studied Rhetoric and Philosophy for my undergraduate, so I have a pretty decent grasp of most philosophies. Still don't assume I know anything. Explain it, link it, show me why it's important.

Run a K. Don't run a K. I'm good with whatever. If you run a K, at least understand your K. 

I will drop debater on T. I don't vote on RVI (VERY VERY rare). Seriously though, don't run the T if topical. Be clear in Interp and Vio. 

Judging Style/Preferences

LINKS. LINKS. LINKS. LINKS. I don't care if X leads to nuclear war and human extinction. You need clear and detailed link articulation. At the same time, it is the obligation of both teams to point out poor links. If not, I must assume X happens. I care more about links BEFORE impacts. 

I don't vote on RVIs. Provide clear offense in voters. I like theory debate, I like RW debate, I like all debate. Don't drop arguments, and if your opponents do, point it out. 

I WANT CLASH! :)

I don't want to do the work. Do the work for me. I will if I have to, but please don't make me. I.E. Weigh the debate out and give me clear voters. I flow, so don't worry if opponent says "they never responded to this, I win" when you clearly did respond. 

Rules

If there are any rules violations that you want to point out, I'll make a note of it, and we continue on the debate. We will deal with it after rd.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R6 Bellarmine CP DN Gig Harbor SA Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R6 Los Altos JN Loyola ZM Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R5 Hockaday JW Westview DF Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R4 Mira Loma TS Presentation NM Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R4 Presentation JW Leland DY Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Cypress Bay SD BASIS Scottsdale AM Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R3 Juan Diego Catholic CS Cypress Bay HK Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VLD R2 Bentley KS Cypress Bay EN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Mountain View CC Los Altos ZJ Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Los Altos PF Granada Hills GS Neg
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O PF Quar Los Osos CI San Marino ML Neg Neg on a 2-1
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD Octo UNI INSTITUTE YP Los Osos AK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD Octo Bonita Vista GN Los Osos TJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 N LD R5 Bonita Vista RR Elite of Irvine JM Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD R4 Riverside STEM MG Carlsbad AZ Neg
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD R3 Bonita Vista AV Citrus Valley RL Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD R3 Los Osos TJ El Modena CJ Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD R2 Bonita Vista PJ University MY Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O LD R2 Redlands RS La Quinta OC JL Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 N Par R1 Los Osos WP University SC Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/9/2016 O PF R1 Yucaipa BF Sage Hill KF Neg
Bruschke Invitational 4/25/2015 N LD Quar Kudos Nikhil Navare Yucaipa Emily Corn Neg Neg on a 3-0
Bruschke Invitational 4/25/2015 M PF R5 Elite of Rowland Heights Park & Patel Nova 42 Kim & Choi Neg
Bruschke Invitational 4/25/2015 M PF R5 Magnet Choi & Hahm UNI Institute Kim & Yu Aff
Bruschke Invitational 4/25/2015 N LD R1 Elite of Irvine Pradyun Biswas Beckman Ambika Sharma Aff
Bruschke Invitational 4/25/2015 N LD R1 Yucaipa Emily Corn Beckman Angela Cai Aff