Neeta Garimella Paradigm

Last changed 3/10 4:11P PDT

Parent Judge with little debate experience in work-life :-)
I am a traditional judge ONLY and do not understand circuit argument and spreading.

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I have two kids who have done debate in high school, younger one is still in sophomore. My judging experience time-wise is not as long, though it has been super rich in experience where I have judged LD, Congress, and Public Forum. In my short tenure, I have judged final rounds, been officially challenged on my decision and debaters challenging key evidences. The decision challenge (4th round) was an interesting experience in learning how hard it might be for some folks to lose and come up with biased reasoning why a judge was biased. I was thrilled to discover the debater I voted for ended up winning all six rounds and challenger went onto winning  5-1

The reason for that background is that I'm highly logical and strictly follow arguments flow  as run by the debaters. This means I will view  your evidences, arguments and refutations exactly as you present them (I will not read your data, unless there is an exception). So its important that you speak in a manner that is crisp, clear, comprehensible and respectful. Make it easy for me to compare and contrast your position against your opponent's. The better I understand, easier it gets for me to do my job. Do not leave a lot of post debate thinking to your judges. I must admit that sometimes it is very hard to vote and then I lean on finer elements like the "value criteria" I have chosen to go along, strength of the argument/rebuttals and most importantly quick-thinking/adaptation demonstrated.

The most important is that I personally view this as a learning opportunity and to that end I go extra mile to provide meaningful feedback to each debater regardless of my vote. Having lived long enough, I now know that I'm quite critical in constructive way. So you will get enough from me for ongoing improvement. Also, I try very hard to be aware of my sub-conscious biases and preferences and cast them away by second guessing and questioning my own line of reasoning to rest the case purely based on your very own presentation.  

So its your debate, your performance is the single most critical factor in the outcome, as I leave everything at the door except my pure intellect to process only what you present. 

Relax, enjoy the round and be in the moment and trust that your preparation will rescue you.

 

 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 LD R4 242 377 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 LD R4 187 205 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 LD R3 277 107 Aff Neg on a 2-1
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 LD R3 122 115 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 PF R2 166 217 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 PF R2 146 195 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 PF R1 181 218 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Calif. Coast District Tournament 3/15/2019 PF R1 271 372 Neg Neg on a 3-0
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPLD R4 AW Haritha Kumar BH Ishir Vaidyanath Aff
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPLD R4 AN Rukmini Banerjee AF Yash Mishra Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 JVLD R3 BH Rayan Garg AW Aneesh Bhat Aff
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 JVLD R3 BD Tara Pande BF Aisha Khan Neg
California Coast NSDA District Tournament 3/16/2018 LD R3 1022 1025 Neg Neg on a 2-1
California Coast NSDA District Tournament 3/16/2018 CX R3 2028 2016 Neg Neg on a 3-0
California Coast NSDA District Tournament 3/16/2018 PF R2 3008 3006 Neg Neg on a 3-0
California Coast NSDA District Tournament 3/16/2018 LD R1 2001 1001 Neg Neg on a 3-0
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R5 A Devan Shah M Samrit Mathur Aff Aff on a 3-0
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R5 R Ashwin Pillai X Suryan Bhatia Aff Aff on a 3-0
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R4 J Tanish Kumar L Gabi Labovitz Aff Aff on a 2-1
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R4 T Amisha Wadhwa AA Sophia Hwang Aff Aff on a 2-1
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R2 M Amrita Balram B Iman Malik Aff Neg on a 2-1
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R2 AA Ujjwal Krishnamurthi A Ethan Nissim Aff Neg on a 2-1
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R1 X Ankita Janakiram L Samrudh Shenoy Neg Neg on a 2-1
CFL State Quals PolicyLD Westmont 3/9/2018 LD R1 M Shreya Kannan B Anisha Sinha Aff Aff on a 2-1
CFL PolicyLD Los Gatos 2/24/2018 LD R3 AJ Amrita Balram AB Sophia Hwang Aff
CFL PolicyLD Los Gatos 2/24/2018 LD R3 AZ Mathias Insley AR Peyton Carroll Aff
CFL Super Debate 2 Milpitas 1/20/2018 OPLD R4 BS Anisha Sinha BC Michael Wang Aff
CFL Super Debate 2 Milpitas 1/20/2018 OPLD R4 BB Neil Kapoor AC Thomas Grist Aff
CFL Super Debate 2 Milpitas 1/20/2018 OPLD R3 AW Sawye Raygani BB Myra Xu Aff
CFL Super Debate 2 Milpitas 1/20/2018 OPLD R3 BM Anirudh Natarajan BB Ben Scheve Neg
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 LD R4 Dougherty Valley SSh Palo Alto EN Neg
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 LD R3 St Francis KR Pinewood SB Neg
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 LD R3 Palo Alto NR Dougherty Valley AGa Aff
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R4 E Arjun Sampath A Joshua Athayde Neg Neg on a 3-0
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R4 M Megha Kondapally A Ethan Teo Aff Aff on a 3-0
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R3 E Gabi Labovitz D Kaitlynn Sierra Aff Aff on a 2-1
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R3 A Nisha McNealis P Peter Boennighausen Neg Neg on a 2-1
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R2 P Ashwin Pillai H Aditya Bhardwaj Aff Aff on a 3-0
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R2 D Nikhita Vasan A Josh Singh Neg Neg on a 3-0
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R1 A Candace Wang B Mokshith Voodarla Neg Aff on a 2-1
CFL State Quals LDPolicy 3/11/2017 LD R1 Y Samantha Levy E Sirajbir Sodhi Neg Neg on a 3-0
CFL LDPolicy 2/26/2017 LD R4 AA Ashley Hitchings AY Megha Kondapally Neg
CFL LDPolicy 2/26/2017 LD R4 AG Nabeel Shaikh AE Rahul Prabhakaran Neg
CFL LDPolicy 2/26/2017 LD R3 AY Shreya Kannan AH Dipashreya Sur Aff
CFL LDPolicy 2/26/2017 LD R3 AY Priti Rangnekar AE Sana Prasad Neg
CFL Super Debate Milpitas 1/28/2017 OPLD R1 BA Brandon Chow BB Suryan Bhatia Aff
CFL Super Debate Milpitas 1/28/2017 OPLD R1 AM Ankita Amberkar AE Amisha Wadhwa Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD Doub BASIS Independent AB Palo Alto CBe Aff Aff on a 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LDN R6 Palo Alto Debate! SB Young Genius MMa Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R3 American HT Fremont PB Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R3 Oakwood AS Palo Alto TK Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R2 Los Altos AP Fremont SG Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R2 Cupertino RC BASIS Independent PR Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R1 Davis AH Saratoga VL Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/18/2016 LD R1 Campbell MN Fremont AJ Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Oakwood School - North Hollywood EN Northland Christian KE Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Elite of Irvine CL Sunset AB Aff
Milpitas Super Debate 1/24/2016 JVLD R4 AD Emily Wang AF Sharanya Das Neg
Milpitas Super Debate 1/24/2016 JVLD R4 AD Jennifer Xu AM Amit Sant Aff
Milpitas Super Debate 1/24/2016 JVLD R3 AD Samuel Zhang BG Amy Kumar Aff
Milpitas Super Debate 1/24/2016 JVLD R3 AD Kevin Cox AF Ronak Bhatia Aff
MILPITAS SUPER DEBATE 10/25/2015 JVLD R4 BA Payton Fong AG Smrithi Manickam Neg
MILPITAS SUPER DEBATE 10/25/2015 JVLD R4 AM Vineet Belur AG Aryan Dawra Neg
MILPITAS SUPER DEBATE 10/25/2015 JVLD R3 AF Alvin Duong BA Joanne Yuan Neg
MILPITAS SUPER DEBATE 10/25/2015 JVLD R3 AG Archishman Sravankumar AS Govind Memon Aff