Jay Rye Paradigm

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Jay Rye Montgomery Academy


Experience- I have been involved with L/D debate since 1985 as a former L/D debater, judge, and coach. I have been involved with Policy debate since 1998. I have coached Public Forum debate since it began in 2002. 

Philosophy 

I would identify myself as a traditional L/D judge. Both sides have the burden to present and weigh the values as well as the central arguments as they emerge during the course of the round. I try to never allow my personal views on the topic to enter into my decision, and, because I won't intervene, the arguments that I evaluate are the ones brought into the round - I won't make assumptions as to what I "think" you mean.

While for the most part I am a "tabula rasa" judge, I do have a few things that I dislike and will bias me against you during the course of the round either as it relates to speaker points or an actual decision. Here they are:

1) I believe that proper decorum during the round is a must. Do not be rude or insulting to your opponent.

2) Both sides must tell me why to vote "for" them as opposed to simply why I should vote "against" their opponent. This applies mainly to the negative side. 

3) I am not a big fan of speed. You are more than welcome to go as fast as you want, but if it is not on my flow, then it was not stated, so speed at your own risk.

4) I am not a big fan of "debate speak: Don't just say, cross-apply, drop, non-unique, or other phrases without telling me why it is important. This activity is supposed to teach you how to make convincing arguments in the real world and the phrase "cross-apply my card to my opponents dropped argument which is non-unique" - this means nothing. In other words, avoid being busy saying nothing.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Deep South District Tournament 2/28/2020 LD R5 153 134 Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 VLD S SpeakFirst FO Hoover SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 PFRR RR F Vestavia Hills Stacey & Zhou Mountain Brook Doyle & Battle Aff Aff on a 4-1
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 NLD Q Vestavia Hills DZ Hoover EK Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 NLD R5 James Clemens SD Hartselle KH Neg
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 LDRR RR4 Altamont Maldia SpeakFirst Oden Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 NLD R4 Vestavia Hills JB Hoover VS Neg
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 PFRR RR3 Mountain Brook Doyle & Battle Auburn Reddy & Park Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 VLD R3 Hoover HS Vestavia Hills RB Neg
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 NLD R2 Randolph MA Vestavia Hills GJ Neg
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 NLD R2 Oak Mountain JC Altamont MY Aff
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 LDRR RR1 Mountain Brook Cornes Vestavia Hills Conn Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Betty Gunn Invitational at Mountain Brook High School 1/31/2020 VLD R1 Hoover KY Mountain Brook WF Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/10/2020 LD Semis Auburn MF Mountain Brook PS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/10/2020 LD R4 Hoover AH Altamont GP Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/10/2020 LD R3 Mountain Brook DJ Hoover AC Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/10/2020 LD R2 Auburn SP Lassiter TR Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/10/2020 LD R1 Vestavia Hills RB Auburn AS Neg
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD Quarte 119 363 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD Octos 218 249 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R4 338 100 Neg
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R4 118 144 Aff
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R3 344 284 Aff
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R2 116 173 Neg
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R2 118 238 Aff
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R1 127 117 Aff
Peach State Classic 11/15/2019 VLD R1 133 205 Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD Trip Northland Christian ABr Harrison GC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R6 Trinity Valley JH Edina AV Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R5 Edina AJ Chanhassen SA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R4 Santa Monica RE Cardinal Gibbons AD Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R3 William G. Enloe TG Northland Christian AB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R2 Westlake EE Harrison MR Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/8/2019 VLD R1 Northland Christian EN Edina SO Neg
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R5 Albuquerque NP Cypress Ranch MQ Neg
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R4 Vestavia Hills JH Durham JP Neg
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R3 Dulles NJ Mountain Brook EJ Aff
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R2 Cypress Falls RK Teurlings Catholic EO Aff
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R1 Baton Rouge PF Durham AA Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 LD R1 Heights AV Cypress Falls RK Neg
ISD Carolina Tournament 7/24/2019 PF Semis Ilik Webster & Campbell Thawha Engen & Hsu Aff Neg on a 4-1
ISD Carolina Tournament 7/24/2019 PF Elim Thawha Sureneni & Rogers JesDeb Manian & Pan Aff Aff on a 3-0
ISD Carolina Tournament 7/24/2019 PF R5 BigTim Hsu & Chen ARoFla Aggarwal & Choung Aff
ISD Carolina Tournament 7/24/2019 PF R4 ARoFla Seidman & Exuma Thawha Yochem & Phoenix-Flood Neg
ISD Carolina Tournament 7/24/2019 PF R2 Ilik Pandit & Ramaswamy HuA5G Garg & Adiraju Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF Elim 3 Grexit from the GreEU Mills & Haines Grexit from the GreEU Calderon & Patel Aff Aff on a 3-0
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF Elim 2 Grexit from the GreEU Calderon & Patel Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Freund & Wang Neg Aff on a 2-1
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R6 Grexit from the GreEU Mills & Haines deButt Traps Livingstone & Losel Aff
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R5 Grexit from the GreEU Shaw & Bobrownicki Rusketeers Gunwani & Freeman Aff
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R2 Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Kunta & Belani Caropean Union Dong & Xu Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 BkOut Finals Marco Polanco Hsu & Shah Marco Polanco Awonusonu & Kasi Neg Neg on a 2-1
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R2 Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Breen & Solomon B-Man Beck & Satish Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 LD R1 DPRK TA DPRK DB Neg
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 BQ R5 234 236 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 LD R4 110 119 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 BQ R2 234 232 Aff
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 BQ R1 201 234 Neg
Deep South District Tournament 2/3/2019 CX R1 101 207 Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD DLM Greenhill AM St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Neg Aff on a 3-2
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 LD R4 John Paul II BT Greenhill MR Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 LD R4 Northland Christian JQ Plano Senior AW Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 LD R3 Cypress Woods YW Greenhill AM Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/7/2018 LD R3 Yukon MW Greenhill RZ Neg
ISD Carolina 7/25/2018 PF R6 Unclou Palmer & Palmer Unclou Trivanovic & Hazeldine Aff
ISD Carolina 7/25/2018 PF R5 Jesthi Song & Huang Jesthi Dannull & Burns Neg
ISD Carolina 7/25/2018 PF R5 LavBil Meyer & Humes Whoget Rawat & Mu Aff
ISD Carolina 7/25/2018 PF R3 UNclout Zhu & Singh LavBil Canyon & Erard Aff
ISD Carolina 7/25/2018 PF R3 aveRAG Keshav & Moorjani LavBil Pallrand & Sugerman Neg
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF Octafi SalVer Owens & Owens KeeFri Mills & Haines Neg Aff on a 2-1
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R6 Taiwin Arias & Harrop SalVer Manfredi & Huang Neg
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R6 SalVer Chander & Peretz SalVer Alamy & Palmer Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 LD R3 Decatur Heritage Christian JM St Pius X Catholic JT Aff
Alabama State Tournament 2/15/2018 VLD Semis Auburn JE Vestavia Hills MS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Alabama State Tournament 2/15/2018 VLD R5 SpeakFirst FO Vestavia Hills SS Aff
Alabama State Tournament 2/15/2018 JVLD R3 Vestavia Hills SN Auburn AS Neg
Alabama State Tournament 2/15/2018 NLD R2 Vestavia Hills HS Jefferson County International Baccalaureate LCh Neg
Alabama State Tournament 2/15/2018 NLD R1 Pike Road Historic AJ Auburn KN Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 LD DLM Greenhill SK Newark Science BA Aff Aff on a 5-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Double Edgemont ML West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 WSDC Semis NSDA Team USA Red Palisade AHM Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Triple Edgemont RG West Des Moines Valley JM Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R6 Lakeville North ST Roseville Area DT Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 WSDC Quarte NSDA Team USA Red Golda Meir SPHK Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R6 Scarsdale WM Eagan AK Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD Octs Montville AH Harrison EL Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD Run-of Bridgewater-Raritan JL Harriton BF Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R5 Syosset LF Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R3 Chaminade JM Harrison LC Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R3 Chaminade DH Harrison DD Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R2 Harrison JW Bridgewater-Raritan JL Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R1 Medina Senior MK Harrison MW Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/1/2017 VLD R1 Harrison AZ Union Catholic MD Aff
Bentonville Tigers Eye 10/6/2017 NLD Semis Cabot Hailey Vidimos Bentonville West Benjamin Canter Neg
Bentonville Tigers Eye 10/6/2017 NLD Quarte Har-Ber Oliver Mammay Cabot Hailey Vidimos Neg
Bentonville Tigers Eye 10/6/2017 NLD Octos Har-Ber Cesar Castilo Bentonville West Priya Thelapurath Neg
Bentonville Tigers Eye 10/6/2017 NLD Octos Cabot Maysen Brokaw Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF DO Tut Fairmont Prep KS Oak Grove SW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R5 Albuquerque MK Anderson HW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R5 Lovett MS Henry W. Grady DG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R4 Charlotte Latin MS Millburn BM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PF R4 Stuyvesant JP Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches BL Aff
Peach State Classic 11/11/2016 VPF Octos Columbus AP Lambert YM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Peach State Classic 11/11/2016 VPF R6 Vestavia Hills MH Sequoyah DC Neg
Peach State Classic 11/11/2016 VPF R5 Walton AV Vestavia Hills WC Neg
Peach State Classic 11/11/2016 VPF R1 Tift County HG Henry W. Grady DG Neg
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition 9/30/2016 PF R6 Murrah NB John Augillard III LM Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition 9/30/2016 PF R5 St. Augustine BC Mountain Brook LW Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition 9/30/2016 PF R3 Christ Episcopal PL Blake BM Neg
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition 9/30/2016 PF R2 West Harrison LB St. Andrew's Episcopal BT Neg
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition 9/30/2016 PF R1 Murrah JS Mountain Brook NW Aff
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 BPF QUAD Boyd IB Boyd CS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 BPF QUAD Boyd HP Boyd AV Neg Neg on a 2-1
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 BPF R5 BDolan BT BDolan FS Aff
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 BPF R5 Boyd LiSo Boyd LT Neg
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 MSPF R4 LDolan BH LDolan BK Neg
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 EPF R4 Malia PS Ackerman BL Aff
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 MSPF R4 LDolan ML LDolan FuLi Neg
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 EPF R4 Ackerman BR Malia GM Aff
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 EPF R2 Ackerman FL Hicks BS Aff
Capitol Debate Summer Camps Baltimore MD 7/21/2015 EPF R2 Hicks TX Ackerman AM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF Quarte Byram Hills JR Fairmont Preparatory KP Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF Octo Fairmont Preparatory BJ Harker LK Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF R6 Bronx Science GK Byram Hills MR Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF R5 Horace Mann HM Fairmont Preparatory KP Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF R2 Blake BG Fairmont Preparatory FI Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 PF R1 Presentation KM Harker BR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF Double Boca Raton Community SG St. Thomas Aquinas AH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R4 Waring MS Milton KV Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R4 Ft. Lauderdale HS Delbarton BT Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R1 Christopher Columbus LA Palm Beach Gardens OJ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 PF R1 Timber Creek LV Lake Mary Prep SW Neg
Capitol Debate PF Lawrenceville 2014 8/6/2014 VPF R2 Woods Lab LN Wascher Lab SZ Neg
Capitol Debate PF Lawrenceville 2014 8/6/2014 VPF R2 Ridgeway Lab LP Contreras-Johnson Lab RW Neg
Capitol Debate PF Loyola 2014 7/23/2014 JVPF R6 Arnold Lab ZG Arnold Lab TB Neg
Capitol Debate PF Loyola 2014 7/23/2014 JVPF R6 Arnold Lab TX Arnold Lab DY Aff
Capitol Debate PF Loyola 2014 7/23/2014 MSPF R5 Hicks Lab ZF Hicks Lab JB Neg
Capitol Debate PF Loyola 2014 7/23/2014 MSPF R5 Hicks Lab RS Hicks Lab OM Aff
Capitol Debate PF Loyola 2014 7/23/2014 VPF R1 Wascher Lab GV Kohan Lab MA Aff